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Used sports car only $500 – priceless life lesson included

By On October 1, 2021

By Charlie SacchettiIn the fall of 1969, it was time for me to make the big move. As a senior in college who was in no way financially well off, I had… Read More

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Kidney stones and other hardships: All things must pass

By On September 1, 2021

By Charlie Sacchetti I regard it as a strange phenomenon that begs questioning: Why do people who shared a particular hardship or unpleasantness find humor in their suffering when talk about it… Read More

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Axioms, aphorisms, and wise words that last a lifetime

By On August 1, 2021

By Charlie Sacchetti It never ceases to amaze me how I can remember certain words, said to me long ago, from friends and relatives. They may have been phrases uttered during times… Read More

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Scoot over and I’ll tell you about how I used to get around

By On July 6, 2021

By Charlie Sacchetti In the summer of 1965, as a recent high school grad, I decided to make a significant purchase. My buddy Richie Downs had an old Vespa motor scooter. It… Read More

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This old man’s blessing begins with a slip and a fall

By On May 30, 2021

By Charlie Sacchetti My daughter Rosie and I have always enjoyed our annual baseball trips. She is a Phillies fan in the most sincere sense, and it’s always fun when we go… Read More

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A eulogy for Mom from Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, maybe?

By On May 1, 2021

Frank Sinatra By Charlie SacchettiWith Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I can’t help but think of one that I’ll never forget. The story actually starts two weeks before that big day in 2002.… Read More

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Ties that bind lifelong friends are forged in shared experience

By On April 1, 2021

This is how half-ball is played, according to the author: “You pitch it underhand and try to hit it with one of your mother’s stolen broomsticks.” By Charlie Sacchetti Not long ago… Read More

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A tale of mercy, featuring Dad, a hospital, a speed trap and a judge

By On March 15, 2021

By Charlie Sacchetti                Oct. 3, 1988, was a very long day for my mother, Catherine, and me. We had arrived at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania, at 6 a.m. We… Read More

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Birthday greetings, Charlie, this is God – I mean, Rod – calling

By On March 15, 2021

By Charlie Sacchetti  I’ll never forget what happened to me on my 50th birthday. I say this not because of a big surprise party or other event marking what many feel to be a… Read More

The CBS program "Make Room for Daddy" 1950s - '60s
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Respect for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital fits me to a T

By On December 1, 2020

By Charlie Sacchetti I was watching TV, just a little while ago, when the commercial came on.  It was a new one for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. … Read More