Monthly Archives: July 2006

The Cracker Barrel in Binghamton

This evening we ate at a chain restaurant called The Cracker Barrel on (where else?) Front Street.  We had planned on going there one of the other days but my dad claimed it was too “cutesy” for me and that … Continue reading

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Binghamton Ponderosa – not good

Went to my dad’s today with The New York Times, a couple of local papers and sandwich makins’.  It was a nice way to spend a Sunday.  I was especially  happy about having access to hard rolls.  They don’t call … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart chix and Little Venice

If it wasn’t for the old school Southern Italian dinner, the visit to Wal-Mart, and the 102 F. temperature, it would have been like another day in Berkeley.  Oh, forgive us, Bay Area, for shopping at Wal-Mart!  We bought some … Continue reading

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Hot in Binghamton

Today we had the second of what I am sure will be many, many trips to Denny’s on Vestal Parkway with my dad.  He has about a million friends there,  all of whom are very concerned about his health and … Continue reading

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My father and lung cancer

We saw my dad for the first time since being diagnosed with lung cancer and undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy.  He has been through a rough time and lost quite a bit of weight.  Although he feels he looks pretty … Continue reading

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From Cali to Binghamton

My son, Matthew, and I left for Binghamton, New York, today in order to spend some time with my dad, Frank, who has lung cancer and needs some help with paperwork.  Airlines generally give you no food for free and … Continue reading

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BBQ in El Cerrito

We made an all-American BBQ today with hot dogs and coleslaw, which is what Jon and Matt were craving.  We bought the good hot dogs — the ones with a natural casing that snap when you bite into them.   Be … Continue reading

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Not crazy about chug half and half

For some reason, chug dairy bottles have been ticking me off for the past few days.  When I first saw them, I thought, “Great!  If you drop it, nothing will spill.”  Is it just me, or do these things drip … Continue reading

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