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Old 04-06-2013, 06:26 AM
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Years ago three guys began their long journey through life. Along the road we came across many obstacles and roadblocks- but with each watching the others back we managed to overcome those detours and continue on our journey. As we reached the mid twenties, life got in the way and we choose different paths. The miracle of this is , "Although we went in different directions, we ended up at the same place."
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Great story; loved watching the video! Tom, you must have been so happy to get together with your friends after so many years.
The video was pieced together and a section of what I said was cut. I feel my part in the video did not make sense. But it works.

The strange thing is how many people who I have never met, from all sections of the world speak about "My Accent" New Yorkers don't have accents. It is the rest of the world that has them.
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Tommy. Wonderful heartwarming and amazing story.

Now that you are famous are you still my friend?

More importantly, will you sign my golf visor?

Congratulations and very best wishes to a very sweet person.
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Tommy. Wonderful heartwarming and amazing story.

Now that you are famous are you still my friend?

More importantly, will you sign my golf visor?

Congratulations and very best wishes to a very sweet person.
Still nothing in the newspaper. Maybe the Daily Sun is holding out for a Sunday special section pullout. I tried to post a picture of the three of us taken in 1961 but i cant figure it out.
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Thanks for posting, Lynda. I owe you one. Hopefully the newspaper article will follow in tomorrows paper. WE knew each other for 53 years lost contact with each other 35 years ago.
You guys look great for being 88 years old.
Must be the water.
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Don't think that is water he is drinking.
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What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks, I enjoyed that very much. Good here hear three New Yorkers speaking. NICE SOUNDS, Just like Home!!!!!

Great story too.
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Finally! And as promised, the front page. LOL
A few inaccuracies but nothing serious. When you get three guys rambling at the same time it can be easy for a reporter to get confused. The paper makes it sound like we lost touch with each other shortly after high school. It wasn't until nearly ten years after graduation when we took different paths. Also the picture on two of us taken in 1961 on the inside pages is of Franzese not Manfredi. Otherwise a nice story.
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Finally! And as promised, the front page. LOL
A few inaccuracies but nothing serious. When you get three guys rambling at the same time it can be easy for a reporter to get confused. The paper makes it sound like we lost touch with each other shortly after high school. It wasn't until nearly ten years after graduation when we took different paths. Also the picture on two of us taken in 1961 on the inside pages is of Franzese not Manfredi. Otherwise a nice story.
They do get their details wrong from time-to-time. I will have to check your story out in the Villages Daily Sun.
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Great video. Nice story. What are the odds that three people from childhood wind up meeting in TV. WOW

Nice going Tommy.
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Now that I read the story I am so glad that you shared that experience. Not sure I would want to meet up with the boys I hung around with while growing up a preteen and a teen in Reno, Nevada. None of them show up on Facebook nor anywhere else that I have found. Not exactly people I want to look up either.

Glad you found some friends like that.
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Well well. I sure enjoyed that story. In fact, I read it twice. I grew up in Detroit and remember going into the White Castle on a cold and snowy day and smelling the onions and beef burgers frying on the grill. Looking out at the passers-by, bundled up in coats, mittens, boots and earmuffs and feeling all warm and cozy inside the restaurant.

My question is- Did the 8 of you trouble-makers go in and order the 100 burgers OR was it you 3 guys??? Either way- that's a lot of BULL!! LOL. Hahaha. Joke, just a joke.

Anyway, I loved the article!!

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It was no bull. I think it was just a bunch of crazy teenagers trying to do something outrageous. We did buy the 100 burgers as Manfredi said and went home to Mr. Distlers home and knock them off sharing them between the faithful 8 and Mr. and Mrs. D. Did we actually finish eating all the burgers? Don't remember ...but I'm sure we came close. Look at the picture again...Manfredi was an eating machine.

Glad you liked the article
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