2002-06-01 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

SO MANY GRAVES

So many graves
So many women and men
Who never came home again

Did you bow your head?

Did you say a prayer?

For all those souls in the graves out there?

They gave their lives to keep us free

To live in our world of ecstasy

Without fear, without care

To say anything we dare

But, terror lurks In our hearts today

Since evil attacked the USA

Are we up to the challenge?

Can we leave a trace

Of making the universe a better place?

What are we to do to make this world sane?

To prove to all they did not die in vain?

By D.Dunne

I must say Americans did recollect and reflect on our lost heroes this year more than any other years. But, that is how it should be each and every Memorial Day. Wading through threatening forecasts we did manage to have two beautiful days out of our remembrance day weekend. Hope you enjoyed.

Andrew Frank of Breezy Point announced to me that his mother, Barbara who is married to husband and father, Philip Frank, will be celebrating her 60th birthday this coming week. Congratulations!

Ed Ruoff is returning from Florida on Wednesday, May 29th in a hungry state of mind. His feast turned to famine. Low and behold, a blast from the past! David Forsythe appeared on the scene at Kennedy s with his wife of eight years now, Rita. Who said it wouldn t last? Watch your TV sets for an up and coming commercial David hopes to do.

Bob O Hara. a former roommate of my son, Jimmy was brunching with his wife, Pat and daughter Jennie, 7 years old. Pat told me Clemente s restaurant won the Time New York Magazine " Best Restaurant for Impromptu Eating " contest. I guess "All the hard shell crabs you can eat". did it.

Stopped by to see the new restaurant being built at Henney s Pier (the Colony) It is coming along beautifully and has a bar facing a great view of the bay and the Marine Parkway Bridge. It won t be opening until the end of June.

Joanne Gay of Brooklyn brunched with Mary Brown of Breezy Point and was anxious to tell me she will be a grandmother for the first time by her daughter, Natalie Bonvicin in November.

Two couples from Gerritsen Beach enjoyed brunch at Kennedy s. They said they enjoyed it and also raved about the thick lamb chops they had for dinner a week or two ago. Joan and Dave Finelus and George and Barbara Rapuzzi will be returning again soon to Kennedy s. They love the food and the view. And, what a coincident& ..the owner, Tom Wilson was there at the bar that day though they did not see him.

Thought of the (KB s) Kennedy s Bachelors when around the town this week. The Beacon Restaurant at 25 West 56th St., held their second annual Beefsteak Dinner and what a great time! LIVE OOMPA. OOMPA music with the trombone. Brooklyn Brewery Beer flowed freely & & .with each sip they poured more into your large beer glass which you took home. Sumptuous platters of shrimp and crab meat till you could eat no more. Delicious, thick charred loin lamb chops, kidneys wrapped in beacon and sizzling sirloin steak& & .all you could eat. Finished off with chocolate cake. A guy s dream of an evening., even though their were nice gals present. Get together next year for their Beefsteak Evening and I assure you,, you will have a ball celebrating the pleasure and camaraderie of communal dining at the Beacon. Fun!Fun!Fun!

Mohammad Ali launched a new Magazine "Mohammad Ali& The Greatest" at Lola s.. A one time only collectible edition. Fantastic photos and illustrations of Ali s top ten fights of all time. Articles by George Foreman, Jose Torres and Larry Holmes. . Paintings by LeRoy Neiman. Also a beautifully illustrated book with drawings by LeRoy Neiman called " Casey at the Bat" was introduced.. A wonderful storytelling book for your children. Introduction by Joe Torres.

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More travel specials on WNYX-TV Mon. to Fri. UHF Chs 26, 35 & 39.e-mail dorothydunne@yahoo.com

GIVE ME A CALL AND AWAY WE GO!!!


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