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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

Rod Stewart
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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

Arlene “Taffy” Rubin and her mother, Gladyce Rubin.
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High-school typing class was the right choice, down to the letter

By On November 1, 2020

Arlene “Taffy” Rubin and her mother, Gladyce Rubin.… Read More

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Birthday No. 73: A warm goodbye and many warm hellos

By On October 1, 2020

By Charlie Sacchetti                On June 26, I celebrated my 73rd birthday.  They seem to roll around a lot quicker after 40, but I guess there’s really not much you can do… Read More

The The late Sam Nasuti (front row, in windbreaker) is seen at one of the many birthday gatherings for his uncle at Masonic Home in Burlington, New Jersey. Sam Nasuti (front row, in windbreaker) is seen at one of the many birthday gatherings for his uncle at Masonic Home in Burlington, New Jersey.
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He left with a song in his heart, and he wouldn’t have it any other way

By On March 1, 2020

The late Sam Nasuti (front row, in windbreaker) is seen at one of the many birthday gatherings for his uncle at Masonic Home in Burlington, New Jersey.… Read More

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Dining at my beloved ‘El Roacho’ was a hard sell to the ladies

By On November 1, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti I really enjoyed the weekly breakfast sessions with my young son back in the early ’90s. For several years, nearly every Saturday after our hour of adoration at St.… Read More

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Parallel parking: Practice helps, but divine providence seals the deal

By On September 1, 2019

By Charlie Sacchetti In the summer of 1996, my wife, Luann, and I prepared for one of the most stressful events any parent has to endure. Our daughter, Rosanne, had reached the… Read More