I come from Northbridge Massachusetts, the youngest of 3 boys. I went through the Northbridge school system until high school, where I attended Blackstone Valley Regional Vocation Technical High School. Attending Valley Tech as we called it, turned out to be good for me as I wasn't the most studious kid in town. I was in the Graphic Arts department where I learned the printing trade, but more importantly, where I made several life-long friendships. It was during my sophomore year that I began dating my future wife Joan. We had attended Grammar School together, but didn't really know much about each other.
Al, Henry and me.
Joan, Lisa and Julie. Somewhere in Germany.
Dale and Danika 2009
Today, we live in Woonsocket, RI. Our kids are grown and have moved on. They live close by. We have 2 grandkids now, with a 3rd on the way.
The guitar that you hear on the home page is the first chord heard on Jethro Tull's My God from the Aqualung album. I wanted a simple musical greeting to the website. Not something that would make someone scramble for the mute button. I hope this selection suits the purpose.
Jethro Tull is the first band that I had seen live. It was in 1973 at the Boston Garden when they performed A Passion Play. I have seen the band several times since, including an intimate venue at the Edinburgh Playhouse.
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