Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Ukrainians of 9th Street

Ukrainians had a presence in Philadelphia when I was growing up in the 1950s, but my childhood friends were largely limited to Jewish kids.  One was a bosom buddy on 9th Street in Logan, and his father was an oustpoken … Continue reading

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The Graduate

SHLOCK ROCK MINYAN MAN INTERLUDE ….   “I slept in my bed alllllllll night”   “Say “Tai” now say “Yud” now say tired”   “Is it ‘in’ or ‘at’ – Is what in or at? Is Daniel ‘at’ Rutgers or … Continue reading

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Ambi-guous

Thanks, Irving, for passing these along: 1. ONE TEQUILA, TWO TEQUILA, THREE TEQUILA…… FLOOR. 2. ATHEISM IS A NON-PROPHET ORGANIZATION. 3. IF MAN EVOLVED FROM MONKEYS AND APES, WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MONKEYS AND APES? 4. THE MAIN REASON … Continue reading

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Ben Press – Tennis Pro and Much More

Ben Press, born the day after me (May 21) but many years before, is quite a celebrated tennis pro.  He has his own Wikipedia entry, and in it you’ll read that he grew up playing with Ted Williams.  In the … Continue reading

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Those Were The Days ….

Farewell, Edith.  You and Archie had me glued to the TV set in the Morganstern dorm in the ’70s, the brilliant production by King Norman Lear.  Blew me away when I first learned that it was accomplished actress Jean Stapleton playing … Continue reading

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