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Around the Town with Lou - December 18, 2009

Operation Gratitude was a huge success. The idea of Dr. Edward Gottlieb of buying up at $1 per pound kids candy left over from Halloween and storing them in his office and then shipping them to California passed all expectations. He collected about 600 pounds of candy which were then sent to our troops fighting in Afganistan and Iraq. Dr. Gottlieb said he was glad to help our fighting forces any way he could. His office is on Hillside Avenue in Williston Park.

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Retired cop Dan Scheidel and his wife Virginia enjoyed lunch at Cugini.

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Tilly McPartland no longer owns the “Recovery Room” but she and her family remain active in village affairs in both Mineola and Williston Park.

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Our middle granddaughter, Kim Sanders, is in medical school. They work daily on a cadaver. Kim says the first day she had trouble eating but is now getting used to it. In the old days medical students were not allowed to work on bodies. Grave robbers would dig up the skeletons and sell them to doctors. When unexpected visitors were coming they would quickly hide the skeleton in a closet. Hence the expression, “a skeleton in the closet.”

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Nancy Becker is a pension administrator and her husband George is a lab tech at L.I.J. They reside on Wellington Road. Nancy is also on Corpus Christi’s School Board and sings in the choir.

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Larry Young, owner of one cab, does not advertise his “Young’s Taxi” any place, no ads in the American or Newsday or even in the Yellow Pages and his name is not even listed on the White Pages. Larry likes it that way; he just has a few customers and depends entirely on recommendation.

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Samuel and Mary Willis had a large home built around 1870. Eight of their 11 children established homes in the area, hence “Willis Town” and the eventual name for the village. Their old home is now the site of the Williston House Apartments.

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Larry Kennedy was at Papa Joe’s, which is next to the Herrick’s theater. Larry and his wife Mellissa live in East Williston.

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Marge Clark, widow of Tom Clark, was at the Whistle Stop. Tom and Marge ran an exterminating business for many years in Mineola. Tom was a wonderful man and devoted much of his time to charity work and to Corpus Christi Church. Marge says that he has been gone for more than a year but she still misses him every day. Also, at Mary Ann Fearon’s popular shop, we met Mary Weigand, the owner of the funeral home across the street and Marge Irace of Horton Highway, who was also buying a newspaper there.

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Our oldest son, Richard, who retired as the executive editor of People magazine, has written three mystery novels. His two latest are: The Dead Have A Thousand Dreams and Tell No Lie We Watched Her Die. His works are on Kindel EBooks which can be read with an iPhone or a Blackberry.

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The Dominican team of Fathers Robert Vaughan and Ron Henery held a very successful three-day mission at Corpus Christi. The congregation enjoyed their rich humor plus their inspiring spiritual message.

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Former Mayor Bob Hinck, speaking of his mother who died recently, tells us that she had a good life and enjoyed her 99 years on earth.

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Bill and Barbara Grant have lived in Mineola since 1987. Bill has been a realtor at Rummel for the past 11 years.

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Rick and Karen Rosier have lived on Wardwell Road for 39 years. He is a retired computer engineer. They have two children Alex and Karen and they have a 1-year-old granddaughter Olivia.

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Another ex-cop who likes Cugini is Bill Altwater of Mineola.