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PICK UP MY GUITAR AND PLAY

“If you want something bad enough, go out and fight for it, work day and night for it, give up your time, peace and sleep for it.” -Les Brown WE CAN DO THIS… LET’S GO! 9TH AVENUE FOREVER! -Red Hoops135@hotmail.com

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GIVE ME WHAT YOU GOT!

“I can’t imagine a person being a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything’s he got.” -Walter Cronkite Think back to all the hard workers from our neighborhood. Really think about it. The Ironworker who got up at … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Good-bye 2016. Hello 2017. Wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy new year. I hope you have the greatest year ever! Make 2017 your best! -Red Hoops135@hotmail.com

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Hope the readers of Container Diaries have a great day. Here’s one of my many Christmas memories from back in the day. I was 6 years-old.  It was a little after 7:00 … Continue reading

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BLESS ME FATHER…

For I have sinned – it’s been 11 days since I last composed a blog entry. Each and every morning I drive past an outdoor basketball court. It’s covered with snow (we got about 10 inches the past few days). … Continue reading

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RIP JIMMY WARES

Received sad news about the passing of Jimmy Wares. Condolences to the entire family. Jimmy was a neighborhood guy from 18th street between 7th and 8th avenues.  He ran with “The Jokers.” Arrangements: Sunday Dec. 18 (7:00 PM-9:00 PM) Monday … Continue reading

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IN THE AIR TONIGHT

What we’re gonna do here is go back, way back, back into time. Brooklyn, New York in the late 70’s and early 80’s to be exact. It was a different Brooklyn back then. The Barclay’s on Flatbush and Atlantic? LOL. … Continue reading

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