Yearly Archives: 2006

Shanghai Gourmet in Richmond going downhill

We ate at Shanghai Gourmet at Pacific East Mall (3288 Pierce) in Richmond today and found that the place had gone downhill.  How sad!  No more chicken with chestnuts — it was taken off the menu.  The braised meatballs (often … Continue reading

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Christmas leftovers

We are eating Christmas leftovers now, and I am happily working through my Sulzkotelet stash.  Oh, beloved Sulzkotelets!  I ate them as a child and would be happy with nothing but pork and aspic products during the holiday season.  A … Continue reading

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Christmas minus one parent

This is my first Christmas without my father.  Although we hadn’t spent Christmas together in years, we always exchanged gifts and a barrage of cell phone calls during the holidays.  He always sent Amazon.com gift certificates, and this is the … Continue reading

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Christmas eve and topfsuelze galore

Sorry for the delay in posting, but I have been away for quite a while spending time with my father, who passed away last month. I am backlogged in my posting and will take care of that in the next … Continue reading

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From Binghamton to Albany (California, that is)

Let the record show that I shipped out 30 boxes today to Albany, California from my dad’s place on Exchange Street in Binghamton.  The owner of the UPS Store in Vestal, Tony, was nice enough to come out with a … Continue reading

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Number 5 in Bingoland

 The five of us – Marie, Nicole, Lynn, Holiday and myself – wanted a badass meal tonight so we went over to Number 5 (33 S. Washington Street, Binghamton) for steaks.  Number 5 was fire station #5 for 75 years … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Binghamton

It’s Thanksgiving Day and I’m still far from family and home.  I was invited to take part in a group Thanksgiving meal at the Lost Dog Cafe, which was fun.  If not for that event I would have been eating … Continue reading

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On Rod Serling’s street

Some serious coolness is that I am staying on Bennett Avenue in Binghamton, the street with the house Rod Serling grew up in, which is a block or so over.  Matthew and I did a drive-by last week, taking a … Continue reading

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The funeral

If we are told as kids that we have to go through a morning like this in the distant future we wouldn’t believe it and, even if we did, we wouldn’t be able to grasp it.  Thank God, since this … Continue reading

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What to bury with my father?

I had to race to the funeral home today to drop off the bag of special items that will be buried with my father.  Along with photos and notes from friends, I included the things he really, really loved: 1)  … Continue reading

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