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Around The Town With Lou

Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

Dynamic and inspiring were the homilies of Msgr. Edward Tarrant of Corpus Christi Church. Parishioners loved to hear him. He knew how to capture your attention, speaking slowly and pausing to let the meaning sink in. People even came from far away to listen to him. Msgr. was a great sports fan. He loved the Giants, the Jets, the Mets and the Yankees. When he saw me, he always asked what time and what channel the game would be on. When the Giants played in the Super Bowl, he said, “Let’s say a prayer for the Giants.” We were saddened by his death last month. The Mass of Transferral was held at Corpus Christi. Interment was at Holy Rood Cemetery.

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On a brighter note, Joe Wood of Jackson Avenue has recovered from his long battle with pneumonia.

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John and Barbara Mallon live in the Birchwood Apartments on Roslyn Road. Both work at the RCA Plaza in Uniondale and are parishioners of Corpus Christi Church.

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Rose and Angelo are longtime residents of our village having lived on Clemens Road for 50 years.

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Russ Miller is a good customer of Eleanor Rigby’s popular restaurant, and of nearby Franwin Pharmacy.

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Mark Kellerman is a Third Precinct cop. There is a good picture of him in the Anton Newspapers playing the bagpipes in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Corpus Christi parishioners can take buses to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception to witness the ordination of Bishop-Elect Robert Coyle. They can also get a quick tour of Washington conducted by the Rev. Tomas Gomide.

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We were sorry to learn of the death of our longtime friend Mary McGregor.

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Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of Brazil spoke at the Mineola Church two years ago. He was considered a likely new Pope. That, of course, didn’t happen. Both Grace and I had a chance to talk briefly with him when he came to Corpus Christi. Imagine how we would feel if he had become Pope and we could say we had talked to him. At any rate we can all wish great success to our new Pope Francis. You certainly don’t have to be Catholic to wish him well. Many Protestants, Jews and Muslim groups are also praying for him.

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Jay Leno saw a library’s note that said, “This is teen reed week.” He also saw a shirt ad that stated, “Do not iron shirt while wearing it.” Well, that makes sense!

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Anna Crecco is a school crossing guard at Jackson Avenue and Mineola Boulevard. She has lived on Westbury Avenue for 45 years.

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Fred Yopp owns Yopp’s service station on Mineola Boulevard. What a great guy. He is always willing to go out of his way to help anybody in trouble.

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We had a little group celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with dinner at Eleanor Rigby’s. Pat Salmon, Roseann Peritore, Angela Feeley and Grace and I enjoyed some good conversations.

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George and Jeanne Jaronczyk live right on the border between Mineola and Williston Park. They are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary. George is a retired corrections officer working at the Nassau County Jail in East Meadow.