Good Monday Morning Speakies:
Hoped you all had a great weekend and welcome to the start of a brand new week. Late Friday I received an e-mail from my blog reader Skip with a funny memory of his growing up in our old neighborhood. So I would like to share it in this post for all to read.
“Joe, I just thought I'd share this memory of "The Circuit" and I know that you have to know the participants. A perfect storm for teens gone bad.Eddie Lisiecki's Dad had the funeral home almost next to Kalina's on Olden.George Salcewicz and I lived on Ellis and George worked for Winowicz Funeral Home in high school doing odd jobs.Eddie's parents went out for their usual long Saturday night fine dining and it was usually out of town.We are bored, it's Saturday night and Eddie is the class clown and always up for a laugh. He remarks that we should take the limo for the funeral service and he would don a chauffeur cap and ride around. Problem, we have keys but no limo. But, we do have a hearse. George notes that he just stacked a load of fresh off the truck caskets in the Winowicz storage garage. You can see where this is going? Too cool, three kids in a hearse complete with casket riding down State Street on Saturday night and the radio is up and, and, and, And we look over and to our horror, Ed's dad (Ed senior) and his mom are at the light at Warren. We race back and ditch the casket and Ed takes the car home.Next day he answers the door and Holy Cow, he has two shiners. Grounded for two weeks and ..Thought you might remember these guys. The other trick was we had two "One Star General" flags and would put them on the limo and drive through Fort Dix real slow and watch all the troops stop and salute while we howled in the back.This, I guess is as James Bond would say .. "For Your Eyes Only" .. or use it as you see fit.
Thanks Skip for this great story from the past now say 3 Our Fathers and 3 Hail Mary’s. Skip also gave me some other names and stores to recall from our area and I’ll be doing a post on them shortly. Glad to share this with you Speakies and now have a great day and be careful out there.