The Days of Wine and Rosie’s

In the summer of 1982 my sister Sheila and I worked as waitresses at Rosie O’Grady’s in midtown Manhattan. Rosie’s was a haven for all those Irish and all those who wished to be. Co-owners Mike Carty and Austin Delaney both Irish born, could always be counted on to find work for a new arrival,Continue reading “The Days of Wine and Rosie’s”

The Tasting Game

Yesterday, hearing screaming and pounding feet from the upstairs of my home, I found my two sons spraying each other with bottles of some type of cleaning fluid.  Equally horrified and terrified, I screamed so loud that my throat felt the effects for some time after.  “You could KILL each other!  That is POISON. What are youContinue reading “The Tasting Game”

In the Company of Women

I am still learning about men. I was one of four daughters, attended all girl catholic schools my entire life, never knew what a jock strap looked like, have no idea how to change a tire and never experienced the bright stadium lights at a night-time football game.   My father did put up a basketball hoopContinue reading “In the Company of Women”