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", w. POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 20, 2015 Page13 'anna abbi onno by John Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance Last week, I ended with an audition at the Charter House Hotel on the Lynnway, at the Revere-Lynn bound- ary line. When we were to open, it was the same trio I had used in college that con- sisted of Tony Poto on piano, Rocky Freni on drums and myself on bass. That open- ing night, which was on a Friday, the management had invited several people in the hotel industry to be their guests. I had personally put ads in the East Boston Times and the Post-Gazette. The hotel advertised in several newspapers north of Boston. As a result, opening night was SRO: standing room only. We began playing at 9:00 pm. The schedule was 9:00 pm to I:00 am on Friday night and 8:00 pm to 1:00 am on Saturdays, 40 and 20. This means that we would play for forty minutes and break for twenty, a standard with night club bands back in the day. Well, as I said, we began playing at 9:00 on that opening Friday, and we be- gan with selections from the pens of Cole Porter, Gersh- win and Ellington. Tony, the pianist sang a couple of songs during that first set and that helped put us over the top, because when I looked up, the house was full and they applauded loudly. Just as we finished that First set, I spotted people in the crowd from my old neighbor- hood in East Boston and several friends from the North End. Just then, my eyes stopped at a table to the front left of the make shift stage. There sat my folks and Babbononno. Was I sur- prised. Dad was sitting there in his tux and I knew that he was supposed to be play- ing somewhere. When we took that first break, he told me that he had a friend play- ing the first half of his job, but he had to leave soon, head to Boston and finish the night. This meant that I would have to drive Mom and Babbononno home. This was going to be a bit complicated as I would have my bass violin to bring with me and all of us would have to travel in my Thunderbird. Fortu- nately, the T-bird was a four- seater and Mom and Babbo- nonno were on the small side. We eventually worked out the logistics and there would be no problem. Dad had to leave and con- gratulated us on a great First set. I couldn't spend much time with my family as the hotel owner, Mr. Mazzeri, called me over to his table and introduced me to sev- eral people who were in man- agement positions in the Charter House Hotel chain. They began talking about us touring the circuit and play- ing a month or two here or there. I smiled and nodded in approval, all the while knowing that no one in the group could travel. Rocky worked for his father who owned a garment factory. Tony had a day job, I believe in banking, and I was teach- ing at Hyde Park High School. I let them tall about us touring and just kept nod- ding in the affirmative, all the while knowing that we couldn't travel. I figured that I would cross that bridge when I came to it. The second set included a lot of standards and jazz clas- sics done in our style, and when it was over, I went table hopping, thanking the friends and neighbors who stopped by to help get us started. After I had made the rounds, one of the bartend- ers brought me to several tables and introduced me to groups of people from Re- vere, Medford, Malden and Lynn who came in for open- ing night. I shook so many hands, I felt like a politician. On the way back to the stage, Babbononno grabbed me by the wrist and said, *Jenny, you take-a me home-a peedy soona, I'ma get lllla stanco (tired)" I whis- pered back, "Babbononno, you'll have to wait until we finish, but don't worry, I'll buy you your next drink. That did it. I told the wait- ress that he was my grand- father and not to charge him for his drinks. I would take care of them. I knew that it wouldn't be too expensive. Morn only drank ginger ale and I received a discount of everything because I worked for the hotel. As I was ready to head back to the stage, Babbononno grabbed my wrist and said, "Jenny, you play foh me, una nyzza canzone italiana (a nice Italian song)" I said, "Sure, Babbononno, I have just the song for you." I had no idea what to play and searched my books once back on the stage. I finally found an Italian standard called Anema ~ Core and announced that it was a spe- cial request that came from my grandfather. Everyone applauded as I pointed to where he and Mom were sit- ting. After the first chol-us, we added in a jazz feeling. Everyone was happy. When the evening came to an end, I thanked everyone for coming, introduced the members of the group and welcomed one and all back at any time. As I was pack- ing up, the head waitress came over to me and said that the owner had a room where we could leave our instruments and anything else that could remain in the hotel. This made it easier for me when it came to bring- ing Mom and Babbononno home. In spite of their diminutive sizes (Mom five feet tall and Babbononno at 4' I I"), they would have been uncomfortable with the lack of leg room in the back seat of the Thunderbird. The next night, many of the people having dinner in the hotel's dining room had reserved tables in the lounge, and by the end of the first set, it was a sellout, once again. A few were friends from in town who made the trek north to hear what the group sounded like. At one table was a couple, about my age, the man was smirking at me, nodding his head when I looked in his direction: It was someone whom I hadn't seen since we both attended the Barnes School many years earlier. I approached the table and we shook hands and hugged each other. My former class- mate introduced me to his date and then said, "When you were a kid going to the Barnes, you were so Gung Ho, all the kids thought you would carve out a career in the military." I laughed and said, "Well things happen in life and wearing a tuxedo for work is as close as I've come to anything that resembles a uniform." We laughed and I went back to work. The weeks passed and we did rather well. Word got out about the new group at the Charter House and the lounge was packed on week- end nights. We even had people dancing to many of our selections. This was not my first steady job as a musician, but it was one of the best I had had up to that point. The hotel was fashionable, it was clean, we were paid well and the owner treated us like royalty. After work on that Saturday of the First week at the hotel, I looked back at the entrance to the place, smiled and said to the guys in the band, "Not bad for three of kids from the streets of East Boston." GOD BLESS AMERICA LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Middlesex Division 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P1076EA Estate of CAROL JOY JENSEN Date of Death July 18, 2012 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner DeLoy Jensen of Ogden, liT. DeLoy Jensen of Ogden, UT has been informally appointed as the Personal Repre- sentative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration, interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Pe~tion and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Pe~oner. Run date: 3/20/15 * News Briefs (Continued from Page I) because circuses allegedly "abuse" elephants. The cir- cus said the ban wasn't about abuse, but solely based on the fact that people no longer like seeing elephants at cir- cuses. Who are they kid- ding? I see the heavy-hand of PETA in all this. The wackos won't stop with el- ephants, watch and see. What about the lions, tigers and bears and those little dogs too? What really needs to happen is to get rid of all those dumb clowns who are treating their circus fans as low information voters. Barnum and Bailey must be rolling over in their graves on hearing this stupid news. Who Believes Anything Hillary Says Anyway? Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must think America is a nation of dopes who will believe all her hocus-pocus on why she needed to use her private email address and private server as means of conve- nience when doing govern- ment business. Once she co-mingled her private and government emails on one device, both her email name and her server in the Hamp- tons belong to the govern- ment and not her. She ad- mitted to deleting her pri- vate emails and handpick- ing what government emails she would turn over to the State Department. She also said she would not turn over her private server. That is outrageous. The gov- ernment should be deciding what is relevant government emails and what is not. It smells like a Nixonian cover-up to many, and not just conservative Republi- cans. It is time for the House Select Committee on Beng- hazi to subpoena her private server. By the way, I loved one of her excuses for not turning everything over. She said some of her emails were notes between her and Bubba. I guess she didn't see what President Clinton ad- mitted to the Wall Street Jour- nal a week earlier about almost never using email in his life. He admitted to doing so only two times in his lifetime. Next time the two of them need to get their stories straight. Obamacrats Seem Out to get Menendez U.S. Senator Bob Menen- dez (D-New Jersey), is under- fire from the U.S. Justice Department for corruption charges right after he dis- sented with some of the president's policies. The same kind of allegations that were being made about Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid not that long ago. That investigation of Dirty Harry went nowhere. Appar- ently, it depends on who is towing the party-line. Menendez dared to stand up to Obama, Kerry & Com- pany on this crazy on-going Iran agreement. Apparently, 0bamacrats want Menendez removed as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It looks like dirty Chicago politics at work. Remember back in the first term when the Obamacare fury was go- ing on? A top White House aide offered fellow Demo- crats this advice: *If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard." How about Obama himself back during Cam- paign 2008 who said that "if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." This kind of stuff sounds so Chicago, doesn't it? Clearly, when it comes to corruption, New Jersey is now the J.V. team to Chicago's Varsity team, huh? How many agree with me that Sen. Menendez may only be guilty of standing up to Obama? Stupid Republican Senate Not Committing Treason Apparently, the moonbats are livid over that letter sent by 47 Republicans in the U.S. Senate to the Islamo- Nazis in Tehran. These pro- gressive leftists call the GOP actions an act of treason and want them put on trial for treason for violating the 1799 Logan Act. Usually, Obamacrats are attacking old things like the Constitution or Bill of Rights as outdated, but in this case they have stretched back to the same old white male slave owners they are al- ways bashing. The Logan Act made any negotiations with foreign powers by individu- als and not the government itself an act of treason, what the Republican senators did seems rather stupid by giving the Iranians a civics lesson. It only produced bad P.R. for them as usual. They never seem to learn from their mistakes. The president is trying to do another end-run around Capitol Hill by .calling what he is doing simply an agree- ment -- not a treaty need- ing Senate ratification. Libs should be upset with President Obama and Secre- tary of State John F. Kerry about their end-run around the Constitutional safe- guards in our democratic republic. An agreement is just a piece of paper. Let Obama think he won. when we elect a new president, the new president can just rip it up and say "no thanks" to it. LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (017) 768-5800 Docket No. MI14D2276DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING RUBENS ARGILAGOS VS. ANNE M. BERNOT K. aka ANNE M. KOMEAU To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for Irretrievable Breakdown of the Marriage lB. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Rubens Argilagos, 74 South Leyden Street, Brockton, MA 02302 your answer, if any, on of before April 21, 2015. If you tail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. WITNESS, HOK EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Justice of this Court. Date: March 10, 2015 Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 3/20/15