I REMEMBER


Frank Costello, American mobster, testifying b...

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I was a child of the fifties; when raising kids was easily defined. Mommy stayed home and made sure the kids didn’t burn the house down. Daddy went to an office to make money to pay for the house, and children waited until they were grown up to find out anything really useful. It was before the generation-gap was coined, or children knew how to be witty and sharp. In our air-tight neighborhood of Bel Air, Los Angeles, we were naïve, privileged, kids; bogged down with falling off bicycles, not being chosen for the school play, and bringing home the most candy at Halloween.

I believed in Santa Clause, the Easter bunny, and if I was good, Mommy would let me stay up and watch the Sunday night Variety Show.

America was threatened by the Russian Communists and Organized crime. Public enemy Number One was New York Mafia Boss, Frank Costello. Frank became super famous when he refused to testify on national television for Senator Estes Kefauver. The Kefauver Committee delivered explosive headlines between 1950 and 1951, as the government unveiled the hidden hand of the Mafia in the United States.

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2 thoughts on “I REMEMBER

  1. I have been trying to contact you.The heirarchys are gone,im ready to live my life and make the truth known,as you have.you have been a inspiration and your writtings are???lol…im in a loss of words..chris april 02,2012 contact: christina alameda,ca.925.518.2335

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    • Hi Christina:

      I haven’t received any emails from you. What do you mean hierarchy? Did your grandmother pass away- Helen?
      Let’s talk over the weekend. Are you living in Alameda? Wish Helen was willing to speak with me, I could
      have enlightened her about her Dad. Crazy that you are reading my writings – too crazy!

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