Meet the Mets … and Dory, Erin, James …

That trip to CitiField to see the Mets play the Nationals two weekends back was exactly what our family needed on the night before the services for my sweet middle sister Frannie. My dear wife Karen and I had planned for more than a month to drive down from Syracuse with terrific daughter Elisabeth and…

Rest in peace, my sweet middle sister Frannie

When the phone buzzes at work a couple of times in a row with voice messages from your baby sister, you check it. When her concerned voice asks you to call her back immediately, you do. And then she has to tell you words a big brother doesn’t ever expect to hear. Our middle sister…

Meet the Mets come Labor Day Weekend

My dear wife Karen came up with a great idea for Labor Day weekend, and I did my best to make it work for 10 folks who live hundreds of miles apart. Why not get terrific daughter Elisabeth and outstanding significant George Three to join us in Syracuse to travel to Citi Field in Flushing.…

A good place for Daryl

My dear wife Karen and I met with her terrific son Daryl and his beautiful family for dinner the other night. We hadn’t seen girlfriend Vicky and daughter Alexis and my stepson in too long. But at last he and she both were able to get the same Sunday off at Turning Stone Resort and…

A big smile is the best present

My terrific daughter Elisabeth let me pick out the place for our Father’s Day meeting, so I chose Mac’s Local Yolk, the joint that the Syracuse owner transformed when IHOP pulled up its stakes down the road from Shoppingtown. It worked for my dear wife Karen and I when we tried it our first time.…