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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, JANUARY 9, 2015 I anrla by John Christoforo ;Babb onno Nostalgic Remembrance It's so quiet around here. The holidays are over and son, John and his wife, Beth, are back to their routines, and son Michael is back to work in New York. While they were here, the house was alive with young people, similar to the way it was when they were in school. Back then, our home was the catch-all for neighbor- hood and school pals. Their friends who dropped by to say Merry Christmas or Happy New Year were the same people, except they are now young adults. I loved the coming and going, but it sort of made me feel old. I remember the way it was when I was in my 20s and the new year was approaching. For me it was a bit different. I was a musician. New Year's Eve meant playing with a through this now. He is an up and coming actor and doesn't want to get into a se- rious relationship at this point in his life. As a result, he doesn't have plans to settle down. When past rela- tionships have ended, it was due to demands placed on Michael that he didn't want at this point in his life. Been there, done that ... we'll see what happens for him in the future. When I was the same age as my sons, and the New Year was approaching, I would prepare for that New Year's Eve event that I would play. Following that point in time, I would plan for the next school vacation, a week off which happens in February, surrounding the 22"a of the month. Being both a musi- cian and teacher, I was able rented skis and headed up Cannon Mountain's novice slope. People were falling everywhere and I decided to go higher up the mountain to avoid them. I somehow wound up at the top of the mountain, snapped on my skis, and followed the actions of the expert skiers that sur- rounded me. I didn't know what I was doing, but followed the leader only at a slower pace by dragging my ski poles in the snow. I don't know how, but I made it down Cannon Moun- tain without falling. I was passed by the expert skiers who were almost flying, and as they flew past me, I silently said, "Buona fortuna," and kept my ski poles from allowing me to speed up. When I reached the novice slope, I somehow maneu- band and making a good to afford what many other vered around those poor piece of change, New Year's young men couldn't. For the souls who had fallen. As I day was family time, just like most part, I didn't like skiapproached the main build- ALL THAT ZAZZ by Mary N. DiZazzo VICKI PETERS JANUARY 18, 1954 - DECEMBER 31,2014 "A Nail Industry Pioneer" Ciao Bells, You always hope that the New Year will bring a fresh begin- ning, whether to start something over or take a new path in whatever your dreams hold. How- ever to lose someone who mentored you immea- surably in your career just at the start of a New Year truly reflects on my past accomplishments. I took it for granted. I had the pleasure of meet- ing Vicki Peters many moons ago when nail shows were locally easy to get to! She became an icon in the nail industry. Wearing many hats in her never end- ing career as working in a salon, nail competitions, consulting, having her own line of products and the way I came to know her best was advocate for nail techs her determina- tion never wavered[ When I say, "Took it for granted," I'll ex- plain. I would receive my monthly Nails magazine and always couldn't wait to see the latest products, nail colors and nail fashions! And there would be Vicki doing some extraordinary task to make our industry a note- worthy profession• The inspi- ration was always there with Vicki. Her educational Nail Cruises to the islands always sounded so amazing that I thought someday I might ac- tually have the privilege to- sail with this mighty group of nail techs. Just the idea was enough encouragement to be the best I can be as a nail tech. Of course Vicki's passion set me on a success- ful course in my trade. Christmas Eve, Christmas vacations. I've been on skising, I pointed my skis at writing for and cover photos Day, Easter or Thanksgiving.once in my life and hate theeach other and stopped. I for my (nail Bible) fav mag Later in the day, many of cold. Boston is bad enough, looked back at the mountain,NAILS MAGAZINE! She was my musician pals and I but to travel north and fight made the sign of the cross, also known for many other would celebrate, either by the bitter cold of Vermont or saluted the mountain, took nail publications. throwing our own New Year's northern New Hampshire, off the skis and have never As an award winning pro- Night party or by heading for forget it. I usually traveled attempted to put on a pair of fessional Vicki demon- a club or lounge to listen to south with Sal Meli, anotherthem again in my life. For strated her championship music and have a drink. East Bostonian I had grown the rest of the stay at the nail expertise as a global Her stories of accomplish- ment and fame will forever be cherished from all of us who knew her. As for the newbies get a grip on Vicki's philosophies and let her ideas flourish so you can be the best YOU can bet Pay it forward darlings[ By this point in our lives, up with, accompanying me, ski resort, I remained in- educator training nail techsBuona giornata and God early to late 20s, most of or at times leading the way, doors enjoying the warmth offrom around the world with bless the United States of tis were~ single. Those who. we traveled to Miam~ Beach a large fire place, the goodonline educational program- America! had girlfriends or fianc6es, when that was an in place, food and an occasional liba-ming. Always a staunch -- Mary Diza~zo-Trumbull would bring them along• A We also headed for Puerto tion that also brings warmth few years later, these get Rico when Cuba fell to the to the human body. Happy New Year to All! togethers would come to Castro gang and San Juan I remember telling Babbo- Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at an end as marriage would tried to pick up the pieces. It nonno the story of that Mary is a third-generation cosmetolo- change their lives and obli-actually didn't matter what mountain experience. He gist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose gations would overshadow island it was, as long as itliked the warm weather and hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or the desire to just hang out was tropical and warm in thethought I was crazy with friends. My sons haven't winter, ing to ski on a mountain• reached that point yet, I guess my boys are more His comment in fractured 19*h Annual Taste of Eastie " although John has been rugged than I was at their English was, "You crazy-pazzo. married for eight or nine age. Between Christmas and Ma da nexta timba you East Boston Main Streets For more details or ques- months. Michael has had the the New Year, they headed go some a wherza, if will host the 19th Annual tions please contact Max same girlfriend for a couple to Vermont and a venture itza warms, I go widda you, Taste of Eastie at the Hilton Gruner at mgruner@ebmain of years, but show business that included snow boarding,cap|see?" Boston Logan Airport Hotel streets.corn or at 617-561- is the most important phase My wife and son John's wife If he had been a younger on Thursday, January 29, 1044. of his life right now. went along and dwelled on man, I might have taken him 2015 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Food As a young musician, I the cold and driving con- to Puerto Rico or any of theand fun highlight this won- " " didn't mix my private life ditions. The kids loved it. warm winter islands I trav- derful evening including II=GAL NOT[CI= with my professional. If I was I don't think I wofild con- eled to, but by that point in raffles and auctions" . Over 30 [ Commonwealth of Massachusetts ] dating a young lady, I couldn't sider it fun seeing I have the his life, Babbononno was toolocal food merchants will [ The Trial' Court [ bring her to the private party essence of palm trees in my old. showcase their delicious [ Probate and Family Court [ I was playing, and if I was veins. I think I must be getting cuisine, including tastes [ Middlesex Probate and Family Court [ 'J 208 Cambridge Street playing a club, lounge or res- I remember the one time I old, because the only places I from. South and Central l Cambridge, MA 02141"0005 [ taurant, it would be too dis-accepted an invitation to go want to travel now are warm Amerlca, tne wzea]terra- l (617) 708-5800 [ tracting. So, I kept the twoskiing. A young lady I was places. I'll leave the skiing to nean, China, the Middle [ Docket No. MI 12P5084EA [ worlds apart. Most of the girls teaching with belonged to a my kids and think only of the East and Italy. [ Estate of | I dated didn't understand myski club near Cannon Moun- tropical sun and palm trees .... ~..~.~ .... +,..~..~+~ I ELIZABETH TERLINGEN MERKLE I ...... • ..... / Date of Death September 01, 2012 I life style and the relation- tain in New Hampshire. A GOD BLESS AMER/Cdl online at nttp //tasteoJ ships were just casual. My long weekend was approach ......... ".- [ CITATION ON PETITION [ eas[tegolo•eventon[ or[ FOR ORDER OF I attitude was that Iwas a ing and she invited me, f DIAMONDS in person at MP&CO or [ COMPLETE SETTLEMENT [ musician who day lighted as another member of the fac- [ R O L EX [ the Main Streets office at / To all interested persons: I • A Petition has been filed by Joan Merkle a teacher. Social life had to ulty and Sal Meli to be her | ESTATE JEWELRY [ 146 Maverick Street, as / . . I weu as at t~oston t~rewmg at work itself around this basis• guests at the club's resort.[ Bought & Sold [ ......... I Rav,nskl of Plymouth, MA requesting thatanl It became more complex We accepted. I had never I Order°fC°mpleteSettlement°ftheestateissue[ when I began acting. Very been on skis in my life and [ Jewelers Exch. Bldg. ) 154 Maverick Street. I approve an accounting determine testacyI | determine heirs compel or approve a | few women accepted being took a quick lesson from the Jim (617) 263-7766..~ __ | distribution adjudicate a final settlement and | I .~. . I | other such relief as may be requested in the | in second or third place. I resident ski instructor at I ~[~ll~ll~ll'I¢li~li~rl | Petition. l [You t . "'~'''''~'~'''=L'r~'~" . . Y°u have the rightt° °btain a c°py °fthe I see my son Michael going the club. The next day, I | .. I | Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. I FOR YOU WHO APPRE~ r Ad ' Your ' I Y°uhavearightt°°bjectt°thispr°ceeding•' | ..... I | To do so, you or your attorney must file a I Could Go II ' .... I | written appearance and objection st this | THE ~ / I L, UUtr, U I I Court before10:00 a.m. on February 2, 2015. / I I | ThisisNOTahearingdste, butadeadline/ | | / by which you must file s written appearance [ | T~,o [),.-,o÷_f'2,-,~,,.H-,o | | andobjectionifyouobjecttothisproceeding. | | • ,,~, ,.,o~-,J~.~. I I If y°u fail t° file a timely written appearance l I f~f,t.o~tc mo~,-',r;~lo I I and objection followed by an Affidavit of [ I I I Objections within thirty (30) days of the I For information [ I f/,'~r~! i¢~h~l ~f f/,'=o i Jonr I I return date, action may be taken without I I .... ~ ....... Y""" I I further notice to you. I about advertising in | DI ...... II ] I WITNESS, HON.EDWARDF.DONNELLY, JR, I the Post-Gazette, I | ....... I I Rrst Justice of this Court. I MUSIC FOR ALL. 617-227-a9 9. I I 617-227-8929 ] ] Date: 0ecember tZ 0t4 [ OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 [ I I I Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate I - - [ Run date: 1F3/15 ]