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WEDDING OF ITALIAN JEWS

Only in Italy could you have a Jewish wedding where a cantor sings a classic Italian love song in Hebrew. Play it all the way through it is truly beautiful.

If you close your eyes the lead singer sounds like a junior version of Andrea Bocelli singing “Con Te Partiro.”

The wedding of this Italian-Jewish couple makes me think of a combination platter of pizza and bagels & lox. Hahaha!

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THE DREAMER

By Harvey Tobkes

Well, the August sun is shining brightly here in Florida on a warm day, and cold spells are just a memory from a time in my life when we lived in New York, so Anita and I decided to go out together to enjoy the day. We had taken an invigorating beach walk, but before returning home we sat on a bench for a while just to relax, enjoy the sights and sounds and view the tranquil beach and ocean scenery, feed the pigeons, enjoy a chocolate Frostee treat. It is all very calming to the nerves.

We walked back to the car and on the ride home, we listened to a CD I “burned” of Julie London singing old standards. And I said to Anita, “You know I would love to be at a piano bar in Manhattan drinking my 3rd Martini and listening to Julie sing. I imagined myself with one hand on your knee and the other on my glass, in a smoke filled room (of course nobody smokes anymore). Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”

And Anita said, “While you are dreaming, wish that we were in our 30’s and still young!”

That was a good idea , but the closest I could get to her wish was to sing the September Song (with those sad lyrics) and try to sound like Frank Sinatra, I was doing a great imitation, but only to my ears, Anita was covering hers and told me to keep my day job.

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THE MOVIE “BIG”

Zoltar


By Harvey Tobkes

Most youngsters want to be older. Everyone wonders what they will be when they grow up. One boy gets to find this out in a way he had not anticipated. A fortune telling video arcade turns a young child into a man. I am sure most of you have seen the movie Big starring Tom Hanks who plays the adult version of the child. He gets a job at a toy company and quickly moves up the ranks from being behind a computer terminal to being in the board room.

Last year I was in Las Vegas and by serendipity, while window shopping in the Caesar’s Palace Mall, I came across FUN & GAMES MAGICAL EMPIRE. I was shocked to find the original wish machine (from the movie) with the Wizard Zoltar seated inside looking left to right, right to left, programmed to attract clients. My first thought was…What a break; this is my ‘Big’ chance! So, I boldly looked into Zoltar’s glass eyes and made a wish. I’ll give you one guess. Right! I wanted to be young again (simply a reversal of what Tom Hanks wished). I deposited my quarter and waited while Zoltar was contemplating his answer,

There was no POOF, no transformation, Zoltar did not speak a word, but out popped a red card with a message.

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I may have to look him up.

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THE WORLD’S OLDEST NEWLYWEDS – FATHER TIME WAS SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR

She is 98…he is only 94. When their guitarist began strumming “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Ms. Mokotoff, clutching a small bouquet of white roses, emerged from a side room and dramatically began walking slowly toward her future husband, his eyes welling with tears at the sight of his beautiful bride.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OLDIE NEWLY WEDS
& BELIEVE IT OR NOT…THEY MET AT THE GYM

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CNN NEWS GOES TO THE OPERA FORMAT

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YOUR ZODIAC SIGN AND PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

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BEAUTIFUL SCENES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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YUL BRYNNER – A RUSSIAN GYPSY SONG

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