I lost part of my world when he passed away. He was a hell of a brother, friend and companion for all of his life. Best Disposition of anybody I ever knew. He was fun to be with, travel with or whatever... Never knew an enemy.
First time I seen Tommy he was laying next to his twin brother Freddy on a pillow. It was quite exciting. It wasn't long and we had our battles and good times.
I sold Liberty magazines downtown at department stores and what not. Tommy was my number one sales man. He had a little lisp of some kind and called them "Iberty's", "Get your Iberty magaszine". He was so damn cute they couldn't resist him.
I taught my brothers how to ski and we enjoyed skiing together. We couldn't afford lift tickets so we hiked the mountain and skied down.
We use to go to Fairmont Park to fish. That's were my dad liked to fish.
We use to go rabbit hunting, quail and deer hunting. A lot of times that's all the meat we had. Every Thanksgiving we went hunting.
Margaret Quiel still remembered little Tommy coming down to Curry's Icecream on 7th and E. There was quite a little shopping center at the time with Berks market and a couple markets there. Tommy would go in there and flirt with her and she'd end up giving the little stinker an icecream. He was probably in grammer school at that time.
That's about the same time he use to sell his dog to the neighbor. He had a little black chow. This old man that lived around the corner walked down our sidewalk and he would comment on the dog, "that's a pretty nice dog". He would ask Tommy if he wanted to sell him. Tommy would say sure, for a nickle, And the dog would follow the old man. I would ask Tommy if he wasn't going to miss the dog. He'd say, No, the dog will come back. And it always did. That old man liked Tommy and would buy that dog every so often.
Time past,We grew old and had great families that kept us busy with multiple activities.
We lived for our families.
We worked very hard to provide and entertain our families. But the accomplishment and results were quite rewarding.
I can remember Tommy coming by after Girls softball games and asking him why he didn't come over where the boys were. And he said What's boys? He enjoyed his girls...
I will miss our communications immensely.
Yvonne and I will greatly miss you. Love always and forever!