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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, MAY 13, 2011 Mrs. Murphy... As I See It OBAMA GOT With so much poverty in the that is, RESIGN! If a trustee RID OF OSAMAI world, it's surprising their continues to run after mak- Hats off to the wealth is so publicized ... ing those remarks, you Navy Seals who The coffee at Dunkin' Do- know they're on an ego trip! got the order nuts is getting worse. It It's not the condo owners and ran with it. Thanks to the Seals, the most evil man on earth has been killed and the media can't seem to talk about anything else! ... Question! Are the Muslim women living in this coun- try that keep their heads, mouths and noses covered in public making a political statement or a religious one! I'm puzzled! ... The Brits are all smiles now that Prince William married Kate Middleton. Princes Kate added more than a "touch of class" to the Windsor family! She looked spectacular. They make a handsome couple. The Queen attended dressed in yellow from top to bottom looking more like a bumble bee! The Queen was a disappointment, and should hire a new adviser for her wardrobe. She looked any- thing but regal. Prince Charles appeared to be his usual boring self, while sur- prisingly the frumpy Camilla looked stylish! The Monar- chy is so antiquated. It's hard to believe the people of England aren't rebelling over the wealth of the Royals. doesn't matter which Dunkin' Donuts you visit, the coffee is always bitter. Some people believe the pots are dirty, while I think they're using inferior coffee beans. In any event, custom- ers are better off buying their morning brew at privately owned coffee shops. Dunkin' Donuts needs to pay more attention to consumer criti- cism ... Speaking of good cof- fee shops, East Boston has one of the best coffee shops. The Elite Donut shop in Day Square serves up the best steak and eggs this side of the tunnel ... Condo buyers beware! Before purchasing a condo do your homework on the association, and how much money they have in reserve. More often than not, trustees do not do what's best for the owners, because egos get in the way. If you have a bad association, it's hard to get them out. Most condo owners do not pay attention until it's too late. What you'll hear from some trustees is; "I'm not getting paid for this job, or I'm giving up my time and hours". The answer to they're trying to help, but rather the power the posi- tion gives them. Condo liv- ing may be nice, but only if the condo has a good and genuine association. Poten- tial buyers do your home- work, and ask people living in the building how good their association is before buying. While you hear it's a no pay, time consuming task, the same trustees con- tinue to run!!! ... Don't forget the East Boston Chamber of Commerce's $i0,000 dollar dinner is being held May 19  at the Harborside Hyatt Ho- tel at Logan Airport this year. This is the first year the dinner will be held the Hyatt, multi course dinner, complimentary beverages and a chance to win $10,000 while overlooking Boston's beautiful skyline! It's one of Eastie's best events, Don't Miss it! ... Todisco Towing of East Boston has opened a new location in Peabody. The Todisco family are native East Bostonians and well known and respected mem- bers of the community ... Till Next Time SAVE THE DATE ... North End Reunion Join us on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 6-10PM at Spinelli's, Route One, South, Lynnfield, MA for dinner and dancing. Music from the '50s and '60s. Contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938-9254 or Ro-Ro DeMarco at 781-284-5945. THE TULIP by Bennett Molinari It was in October of last year, we were wandering through a garden supply store when on an impulse we purchased a bag full of daffodil bulbs; what made the wisdom of our purchase somewhat questionable is the fact that we don't have. a garden in which to plant them. The week before, we were watching a gardening show on television, the sub- ject of the show was fall planting for an early spring garden, it was the thought of that show that prompted us to buy the bulbs. So we bought them home placed them in a cabinet under the kitchen sink and more or less forgot about them. In November, we stumbled upon the bulbs and decided they needed to be planted, the question remained, where do we plant them? It was then that a wooden planter that lies in the al- leyway just behind our build- ing came to mind, normally it is planted with geraniums in May, since Daffodils are early bloomers, we figured that they would bloom in late March or April and serve as a precursor to Spring and Summer, as suggested in the garden show from which the idea came. So we planted i0 bulbs in one of the plant- ers following the instruc- tions on the package to the letter, pointed end down, so many inches apart, so many inches deep, and there they and Richard Molinari sat throughout the seem- ingly endless winter we have all just experienced that still seems reluctant to leave. It was in March when we began checking out the planters looking for any sign of life, we did so about twice a week when in mid-April we spotted something green just breaking the surface of the earth, it was a momen- tous occasion for up till now, our gardening had been con- fined to the windowsill of the apartment, this was the real thing, fall planting, flower bulbs, the outdoors, we fig- ured we had finally made it as gardeners. Time passed and still there was just this one green shaft that contin- ued to grow, but no sign of the other nine daffodils. It was in its third week of growth that we noticed what- ever was making its appear- ance did not look like the picture on the bag of bulbs. Upon closer inspection we concluded that a single tu- lip was growing not a daffo- dil, in some way it got mixed up with the daffodil bulbs and now managed to confirm the mix through its develop- ment into a maturing plant now recognizably a tulip. The plant grew taller until a large red bud appeared, and there it was, a beautiful red tulip growing in an old wooden planter in an alley virtually out of sight, the re- (Continued on Page 14) Memorial Wknd Festa - Uncle Floyd ILiguri Moreno Fruzzetti 1/2 Tank of Gas Away!