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Around The Town With Lou

Editor’s Note: Lou Sanders, who has his journalism degree from NYU, and his wife, Grace, a graduate of Adelphi, founded the Mineola American in 1952, giving the village its first successful newspaper. Lou and Grace, a graduate of Adelphi University, have lived in Mineola for 59 years, and his popular column is a signature feature of this paper.

 

Carolyn McCarthy’s announcement that she will not run again is understandable as she fights lung cancer. She has served faithfully for 16 years in Congress. She has been a friend of our family for many years and was good enough to call me about her decision. At my request, she got Congress to pass a resolution honoring America’s nuns. Carolyn has remained in her same home in our middle class village rather than move to some richer area. We can only thank her and wish her success in her battle. Carolyn told me that she seems to be winning.

 

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Corpus Christi Deacon Brian Mannix tells us that the two greatest moments of his life were his marriage and his ordination.

 

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Matt Rudolph of Mineola is now a nursing student at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

 

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Jay Leno says he is a poor speller but is sure that the story he read that the bride had a beautiful bo-kay can’t be right.

 

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Rodrigo and Melinda Galvez and Michelle Malig like to go together to Corpus Church.

 

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Kathy and Bob Seewaldt shop at King Kullen. They are the owners of Roberts Men’s Shop now run by their daughter Cathy. Robert’s does a brisk business selling men’s and boys’ wear.

 

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Ann Bender was visiting her 89-year-old dad of Raff Avenue. Mr. Bender was a New York City cop.

 

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Always good to see Maria and Dom Altanuro of Roselle Street.

 

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Paul Mahoney is a retired banker who likes to shop at King Kullen.

 

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Lynn Rossi worked for The New York Times and her husband Michael for Xerox. They have lived in Williston Park for 32 years.

 

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Mario Valdellon has a great voice and is with the Corpus Christi Choir. He and Benilda live on White Road.

 

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Joe and Catherine Pritto of Emory Road are in the printing business.

 

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Stephen Freitas was in The New York Times circulation department. He now has a lawn maintenance business.

 

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Realtor Lois Hansen is a customer of King Kullen.

 

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Frank Iaquinto is a retired cop working out of headquarters. His wife Mary Ann is a lay reader and was born in Mineola. They live on Dow Avenue. 

 

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Kenia Torres is a check-out woman at King Kullen. She lives on Washington Avenue.

 

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“Get off your high horse,” is an expression from the 1300s when in parades the big shots would ride first with the best mounts. Whether their horses were hands taller than the others – who knows? At any rate that’s where the expression come from.

 

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