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The gang with Angelo D’Arminio in Myrtle Beach, SC.

by Sam Juliano

The family is half way through our nine day Sunset Beach, North Carolina vacation.  We’ve certainly had a splendid time, visiting the beach, pool, miniature golf spot, turtle nesting ground, and a full day down in Myrtle Beach, SC where we met up with our longtime friend Angelo A. D’Arminio Jr., who presently resides there, though he plans to move back to Fairview in November.  We have been enjoying the magnificent, spacious condo owned by our very dear friends, Dawn and Joseph Murray (I was best man at their wedding some 32 years ago) in the Sea Trails complex, and remain eternally grateful for this relaxing location.  We do plan on seeing the film Detroit at a multiplex in town on Tuesday evening, and will be meeting up with Angelo again this evening for a seafood dinner at a popular eatery in Myrtle Beach. Other daily activities will continue until our departure on Friday morning (August 11) when we again face that marathon 12-13 hour ride.  Two of Lucille’s female first cousins from Atlantic Beach, Florida (part of Jacksonville, Florida) are “kidnapping” her on that same morning we depart, to take her down with them to spend time with their mother (Lucille’s mother’s sister) and their large brood until August 16th when Lucille will board a flight to Newark, where we will be waiting.

The wildly popular Top 80 Greatest Television Series Countdown (Part 1 now actually) will be continuing on Saturday, August 12th with an essay from Marilyn Ferdinand.  It will run unabated till late September, when it concludes with the #1 review.  I’ve stated this before, but I’ll say it again.  By way of quality comments, page views, likes and masterful essays we have a monster hit, one of the site’s all-time best projects.  Thank you to all who have made this happen. (more…)

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