Daves Comments and quips
The Roy Preefer Story:
It is the late 50s and my father Ray Volpe Sr had just moved us from Brooklyn to Bergenfield. My mother Dolree Volpe, Ramona Volpe, and myself were exploring the backyard. My brother Ray Jr. was inside pooping his diaper. I wandered to the extreme rear of the property and crossed over into the Desposito's backyard, next door to them was the Preefers.
Unbelievably, there was a small dump (you heard me lol) where I met a boy my age. Our conversation was probably pretty basic as we sifted through the garbage. Soon it shifted to who's father could beat up whose father. Roy was pretty adamant about his father's fighting skills and before I knew it, he picked up an old rusty beer can and hit me over the head with it.
Roy and I have been best friends for over 60 years now, we had lunch together yesterday.
The FOSTER VILLAGE KOSHER DELI: 1980s. Joe on the left is still there and is the current owner. The great Manny Glinn is second from the left in the back-row and is now at least five years passed (RIP). Manny was a radio personality in NJ and Massachusetts (SO many stories). Saul, front-row left, the ORIGINAL owner of Saul & Saul's in Englewood, the man who started it ALL! Morris Glinn, top-row on the right, owner of the Foster Deli, and father of Manny. The front-row right would be David (not me). Cheers to the Foster Deli!
I first met Chris (Right) when he was a volunteer at the Hackensack Health Department when he was 15 years old (Right?). He told me he wanted to be a Health Inspector (Seriously lol?).
He later had an internship with Hack/Bergenfield then continued to work his way into a fulltime job in Hack. I was there when he got the news that he passed the NJ State Inspector’s Exam and the “WHOOP” he yelled out almost gave me a heart attack.
He was so proud of the Hack jacket he received and wears it all the time. Fast forward to yesterday when he was elected Vice-President of the newly formed Northern New Jersey Public Health Association at the age of, ummmm, 25?
Enjoy your tactical sunglasses Chris! (As seen on TV LOL) Oh, happy rainy Saturday! I am not taking my PJ’s off.