The Funeral of Sam Shanty

The Funeral of Sam Shanty

By Bruce Mastracchio “They” rush you through your life. Christmas now starts in August. They skip Thanksgiving and have carols playing in November. It’s still January and they are promoting Valentine’s Day. February and they’ve got St....
The Holes of Wotopomut

The Holes of Wotopomut

By Bruce Mastracchio Do want to thank Ron Vestri for walking Main Street with me recently so I can get a start on peeling back the businesses from now to the 1950s. Have already had a loyal reader check in with his take (Bozone) so all this could get very interesting....
‘Red Alert’ – A Star Is Born

‘Red Alert’ – A Star Is Born

By Bruce Mastracchio We all have our dreams. As a kid, besides being a pro athlete, I had two other dreams. One was to become an Indian agent and work on a reservation, maybe save the proud Native American of my thoughts. The other was to go to California and become a...
Father’s Day Song

Father’s Day Song

By Bruce Mastracchio This story is for Father’s Day, to all fathers out there and, especially, to the men who have been like fathersv to me. I lost my father on June 23, 1955. It is a day that will be forever etched in my memory. The void it left will never be...