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Page14 POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 23, 2010 LO SAPEVATE CHE ... Come si fa' a lavorare ancora a I00 anni? E' merito solamente della vitamina "V," che e' la ricetta del buon bicchiere di vino-che poi non e' un segreto-ripetuta il giorno di compleanno durante una semplice festa in suo onore: di Torribio Marioni, decano degli artigiani udinesi, classe 1909. Torribio e' titolare dell'omonima tipografia dal 1935, non ha smesso di lavorare, e siccome per la pensione c'e' sempre tempo(T), non ha mai smesso di versare I contributi all'INPS ed all'assicurazione. Pochi giorni prima del suo centesimo compleanno e' andato all'agenzia di una banca di Udine a fare I soliti versamenti, fra Io stupore degli impiegati e del direttore, che non conoscendolo bene, ha voluto controllare pin' volte la data di nascita vera! Marioni ha detto in quell'occasione che "non si deve mai smettere di lavorare, e bisogna farlo sempre bene. E non si deve neppure smettere di versare I contributi. Ripeto, le cose bisogna farle bene, sempre"! Ogni mattina Marioni si alza all'alba, e dopo aver accudito ai suoi canarini, e fatto le "ispezioni" dell'orto di casa, prende l'autobus per andare alla sua tipografia. Fino a due anni addietro, dal 1935, usava la stessa bicicletta, ma ora, a causa dell'eta', non ce la fa' piu'. Non ha mai voluto l'automobile, che non l'ama, ed ha sempre preferito la bicicletta. Alia tipografia trova la figlia che gestisce tutto, e lavora senza sosta. Non fa' piu' lavori pesanti ma contribuisce a far andare avanti l'azienda. II 'tajut, nome friulano del "bicchiere di vino," non manca mai, rosso o bianco. A chi gli chiede il segreto della sua longevita', risponde sempre: 'la vitamina "V" II suo e' un record che durera' a lungo! DID YOU KNOW THAT ... How is it possible to keep working to the age of I00? Only thanks to vitamin "V," the recipe of a good glass of wine -- which isn't that much of a secret -- still on the day of his birthday, at a simple celebration in his honor to Torribio Marioni, the dean of Udine's artisans, born in 1909. Torribio is the owner of the "Marioni Printing Company" since 1935 he always worked and since there is always time for a pension has never stopped to pay his share to the INPS (the Italian Social Security) and to the insurance company. A few days before his birthday, he went to a branch of an Udine's Bank to make the ritual payments to the astonishment of the employees and the manager not well acquainted with Marioni the INPS checked his iden- tity and his birthday several times. Marioni, on that occa- sion, stated that .... "you should never stop working and always do the work well!" And you should also never stop making your periodic contributions. Again, you must al- ways do things well! Marioni gets up every day at sunrise, takes care of his canaries, checks his vegetable garden and then he takes the bus to his shop. Up until two years ago he used his bicycle, the same one he purchased in 1935, but now because of his age cannot pedal anymore. He never bought a car, which he never loved it, but always preferred the bicycle. Once at the shop, managed by his daughter, he works without ever stoppingl He doesn't do any heavy work, but still contributes in running the shop. The "tajut," the local word for the glass of wine, is always available, either red or white. To those who inquire about the secret of his longevity, he always replies: "the vitamin V." His is a record that will certainly last a long time! 00emember J2our .o00ed Ones This year the Post-Gazette is offering our readers an opportunity to remember their loved ones by placing a "Memoriam" in our Memorial Day Issue. Sizes you may choose from are: 1 inch x 4 inches $20.00 2 inches x 4 inches $40.00 To remember your loved ones you may' send your memorial lines and contact information to the Post-Gazette P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 Make check payable to "Post-Gazette" The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALK OF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani BRING BACK DOVER STREET MOVEMENT GROWING When I was growing up in Boston's South End, I remembered old Dover Street hidden below the rattling trains above stopping at Dover Station. J.J. Foley's is still there but not much more. I remember the old Roosevelt Hotel at the corner of Dover and Washington streets where folks could rent rooms by the hour. Back then, I never un- derstood that concept but with time and ag- ing, I can only laugh at it now. It is difficult to remember when Dover Street was re-named East Berkeley Street. Probably, in the late '80s or early '90s, give or take a year or two. Back then, the Yuppies didn't like the name "Dover" be- cause of its skid row connotation. The last gen-eration of Yuppies appears to like the word Dover and a movement has been started to dump the East Berkeley street name. The Old Dover Neighborhood Association is out front lobbying for a return to the old name. Only recently, I found out that Dover Street was named in 1834 and it was the location of the Boston Neck and the site of the historic town gate. Back in the '50s, the kids called the bums down there "Dovers" and it wasn't a term of endearment. Today, it appears the new people in their condos and lofts seek to be proudly called "Dovers" again. The more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess. LYNCH WALKS THE REAL LINE Recently, US Representative Steve Lynch joined striking Shaw's workers outside the Morrissey Boulevard supermarket site in Dorchester. Lynch who represents the 9 th congressional district is a former iron- worker and union lawyer who is always on the side of his working-class/middle-class homeowner constituents. He still seems destined for higher office. Who knows, the 2012 elections aren't really that far away. While others talk the talk, Lynch rally walks the walk. DePASQUALE, VARANO TAKE OVER MARINA BAY CLUB Quincy's Marina Bay Beach Club is about to get an extreme makeover and will re- open as the Ocean Club at Marina Bay on Memorial Day weekend. North End restau- rateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano are taking over the place billed as the larg- est outdoor club in the Northeast. Said Frank, "it's always been one of the greatest outdoor venues in the state and I believe with me and Nick teaming up together, we can make it the best." This popular nightspot has a 1,600-capac- ity and will sport new cabanas, four bars, an upscale lounge and gourmet food court. Those worried about the volleyball court and pool tables need not worry, they are staying put. DePasquale owns Bricco, Mare, Umbria Prime and the Splash Ultra Lounge. Varano owns Strega, Nico and Nick Varano's Famous Dell and shortly will be developing a Strega II on Fan Pier. The new joint venture Marina Bay Clubs still referred to with its old name when it was known as Waterworks when it opened in 1996. Who Will Be Boston's Next Mayor? (Continued from Page 2) off in the political distant. However, one name does keep popping up when folks talk politics and that is Rob Consalvo. He is the most active of active city council- ors. He represents District 5 but he is quite proactive on a number of fronts, espe- cially public safety. He re- cently came up with the idea of removing store grates and it doesn't look like one of his best ideas. However, no one always hits the ball out of the park. Consalvo is always think- ing and has come up with some great ordinances over his years on the City Council. He works hard and loves his job and it shows in all that he has accomplished and in all who support him. He may represent a district (Hyde Park and Roslindale) but he thinks globally. When it comes to doing his job, he gets few if any com- plaints. People can reach him. He reaches back out to them. They talk, he re- sponds. He is upfront in all that he does. Does he have the mak- ings of the next Mayor of Boston? I think he does. Does he want to be the next Mayor of Boston? That's something he'll have to de- cide. I often tell people that Consalvo reminds me of an Italian Ray Flynn. He is hon- est and down to earth. What you see is what you get. When the race for the next mayor begins, I feel Consalvo will be right there in the mix. I look forward to 2013. The POST-GAZETTE newspaper is a paper of general circulation. We are qualified to accept legal notices from any court in each town that we serve. For information on placing a Legal Notice in the POST-GAZEI-rE, please call (617) 227-8929; or mail notice to: POST-GAZEI-rE P.O. BOX 135 BOSTON, MA 02113 Attn: Legal Notices * Thinking Out Loud (Continued from Page 4) tion is what someone says it is. All those rights won for us over the centuries in blood on battlefields are wasting away as our govern- ment leaders turns us into what the English under King George were. We threw out a government that was harming us and now we must stand up to a govern- ment of our own threatening to undo 234 years of Ameri- can growth and liberty. This coming November 2, America must speak up loud and clearly at the polls and replace big government sup- porters with voices that rep- resent the real America that the Bill of Rights supports. If we stay home and let them win again, the only losers will be us. There is an old Native American saying that goes, what we have today is not simply an inheritance from the past but a gift from us to our children and grandchil- dren. Presently, all we are gifting is a debt that will hurt the future face of America. We have a choice to make. One in which American government con- tinues to grow more power- ful or an America in which the people still count for something. Think about it before November 2 comes. PLEASE! Mechamca] Fully Insured Lic #017936 Heating & Air Conditioning Sales, Service & Installation Ken Shallow 617.593.6211 kenskjs@aol.com