2006-06-02 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Remember Those Who Died To Preserve Our Freedom
News Events/Travel Editor/Host + WNYX - TV Morning News + 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday


Remember Those Who Died To Preserve Our Freedom

News Events/Travel Editor/Host + WNYX - TV Morning News
+ 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday

I remember 1950 and being married at West Point to a fine, tall and handsome gentleman, a new 2nd Lt. in the Army. We were on our way to a new life. After the honeymoon and a month or two of blissfulness he was called to serve in Korea. Off he went so young and courageous to fight for his country and for all of us. Oh, but destiny had other plans; Half of the class of 1950 was wiped out, but my Kenneth was among the missing. It took three and a half years till there was an exchange of remains that I finally got his body back and then had him buried at West Point. Millions and millions of our men and women have been maimed and sacrificed their lives for us in this way. HOW CAN WE POSSIBLY FORGET THEM. Prayers and parades and BBQs were among the festivities for Memorial Day and that is how it should be.

On the subject of BBQs, Patty and Bobby Crowley entertained friends and family: Lewis and Anna Montello, brother, Donald Ritter and partner, Casey Ruggiero, (Donald owns the Surf Shop and is it now open for business with new items for the coming season), daughter, Nicole, sister Karen Ritter and son, Coty, sister, Sheila and Derek McCarthy and their daughter, Sabrina, mother-in-law, Gladys Crowley and I was happy to be among the family. Patty and Bobby have the mansion on the Bay and we witnessed that beautiful sunset Saturday eve, and partook of a variety of tasty dishes prepared by our hosts. It was a lovely time and thank you. Helene and Peter Danzilo returned in time for the Holiday weekend and were happy to see their grandchildren by Maria and Richard Lehv.

I learned all about Bologna at the Italian American Press Conference and that it is the fourth destination after Venice, Rome and Florence. Music and art and food attracts the tourists. We dined at Il Gatorade on West 54th St where the two chefs made fresh pasta. The dinner and wine and interesting guests made a beautiful evening.

The former "Meat Market" at the end of 14 St. and the river is all the rage now. Restaurants cropping up all over and for the very young. The Pardou had a press reception and it was lovely outside in their garden with champagne and delicious tidbits.

An elegant dinner held at Tavern on the Green for the 25th Anniversary Gala for Seminar Information Service founded by Catherine Bellizzi and Mona Piontkowski.

Thousands of seminars were taking place and there wasn't a central source to tell when and where they were being held. They created Sis Workbook, a comprehensive guide to business and technical seminars worldwide. They have now moved to the internet: www. Seminar Inform ation.com, and list over 300,000 seminars and conferences.

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Javit's Center was a very exciting show. At the Turning Green seminar I learned how to build a more environmentally friendly home, such as: what wood to use, the floors and tiles. Add skylights where possible for natural light, energy efficient light bulbs, maybe update heat exchange systems; switch to biodegradable soaps and cleaners: WAVE dishwashers liquid, or Electrosol with baking soda; Orange Plus window and glass cleaner, Seventh Generation all purpose cleaner, Wave toilet bowl cleaner on the web @ www.grren line paper.com. We know millions of birds are massacred flying into panes of glass; They are now placing white dots on the tall building panes to prevent the birds from flying into them.

I ran into one of my faithful readers of the Wave and the Pointer from Brooklyn at the Javit's Center and she called me by name and said I look so much better than my picture in the Wave. (That picture is about 15 years or older). That sure is testimony to Dr. Mattone, whom I have written about peviously.

Get out there and see Dr. Mattone.

TRAVEL:

Cancun w air $499' Australia R/T $900; Carnival cruise $259; Bahamas, all incl. $207 nt.email doro thydunne @ yahoo.com or give me a call and "AWAY WE GO!!!.

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