And so after many years and so many miles I always hotfoot it out to the farm when Steve is here, and we reflect on our lives, our shared memories and what lies ahead in our twilight years. It’s always nice to connect with an old friend of some 50 years.
The fact that that connection is made on the back porch of a house once owned by a man we both admired in our youth makes it even more special.
And, yes, we have been known to have a sip on that old back porch, and as the fire goes out, we’ll raise our glasses and say an Irish toast to a man who always insisted that he be referred to on the voting ballot and in the press as Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-Pindars Corners.
“Big Chuck” D’IMPERIO can be heard on weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. on WDOS-AM 730 in Oneonta, and also on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. on WSRK-FM 103.9 for his “Oldies Jukebox Show.” You can find “Big Chuck” on Facebook under Upstate New York Books. He invites you to contact him at email@example.com. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/bigchuck.