Making Angie Cry – For V.J. Day
Everyone was so happy that day, I didn’t know why they were happy but I was happy too. I rode on daddy’s shoulders down 13th avenue, passed the Endicott theater, the waving and happy people kissing in the street.
Grandma bought me a Mello-Roll and now I was getting to play horsey. Giddiup horsey! Smacking daddy’s head. I could see everyone from Daddy’s shoulders; Everybody waved at me and I waved back! I was blowing kisses and everyone blew kisses at me!
Daddy gave me a little stick with a funny cloth attached. He said it was a flag and I should wave it. So wave it I did!
Fat Tony came out of his candy store, Angie in her apron and house dress
Daddy shook Fat Tony’s hand and gave Angie a big hug
“Frankie boy!” That was me. “Have a Charlotte Russe!” I love Charlotte Russe. Fat…
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