Monthly Archives: November 2006

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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My father died today

My father, Frank Jerome Valencia, passed away early this morning at the age of 69.

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They need to tell you about this kind of day in advance

My father is in a coma and I spent the day glued to his bedside in a reclining chair with a string of Christmas lights on over his bed.  He loves Christmas lights.  The nursing supervisor, who is very nice, … Continue reading

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Storms in Binghamton

I stopped at McDonald’s to pick up two caramel sundaes to bring to the nursing home.  My dad and I ate one apiece and then he went back to sleep.  I sat with him for a couple of hours and … Continue reading

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