Hey everybody. It’s Day 3 of the A-Z Challenge and we’re up to letter C. I have a couple of things I want to post.
First of all, there’s City Island, which was one of my favorite go to places for seafood after a day sunning and swimming. Me and my friends would go to the end of the island and order up fried shrimp, french fries, and soda. It was the cheapest spot in town! Sadly, don’t remember the name.
Then we have Co-op City, a city enclosed within itself. Kinda. Click the link to read about it.
Anywho, I was a bridesmaid at my Comadre Julie’s wedding way, way back and the reception was held in one of the community rooms here. It was a night to remember. I caught the bouquet, after me and an older lady wrestled for it. The bouquet was a mess, flowers all over; it was in pieces, but victory was MINE! Comai still has the VHS video (cringing).
What!? I know what you’re thinking. I was 20-something. Didn’t know any better. Plus, I had a mean competitive streak. Never did marry though…and I’ve caught every bouquet thrown. I’m sure I made a lot of women happy when I retired! 🙂
Ah, Churches! I was Baptized, had my First Communion and Confirmation at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (I also went to their parochial school 1st, 6th, and 7th grade-the years my parents could afford it).
Once I was an adult and living on my own, I attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine RCC which was right up the block from my very first apartment.
Did you know that the following famous people were also born in Da Bronx?
- Caan, James-Actor
- Carroll, Diahann-Actress
- Cohen, Scott-Actor
- Colón, Willie-Singer, Musician, Composer, Arranger, Activist
- Curtis, Tony-Actor
- Chayefsky, Paddy-Screenwriter, Playwright – *Ninja Captain, this might interest you. Mr. Chayefsky was the screenwriter for your A letter cult classic “Altered States”. He used his full name: Sidney Aaron Chayefsky. How ’bout dem apples?
Anything you’d like to know about my shenanigans when I was younger? Have questions on some of the people I’ve listed? Ask!
See you all tomorrow!