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The Irish Immigrant Whose Life Was So Large, NYC Shut Down for Him

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The Irish Immigrant Whose Life Was So Large, NYC Shut Down for Him

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September 13, 2022 3:00 am

On this episode of Our American Stories, Jimmy Neary was an Irish immigrant who boarded a ship to America in the 1950s and went on to open a namesake restaurant in Manhattan that has for more than a half century been a famed canteen in the heart of New York City. Here to tell his story is Jimmy’s daughter, Una. 

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All this is no story to show were Americans. The store and the American people search for the All-American stories podcast the iHeartRadio app Apple podcast or wherever you get your podcast Jimmy Mary was an Irish immigrant who boarded a ship to America in the 1950s he went on to open a namesake restaurant in Manhattan that has for more than a half-century of famed and teen in the heart of New York City. To tell his story is Jimmy's daughter own a second listen. My father was born in a small town called Teva Curry County FICA, which is in the west part of Ireland. Very rural country. He was one of six children. He was the second youngest.

His father passed away when he is quite young, so his mother was the one that raised a family on the farm.

However, my father was certainly not somebody who is interested in farming. He loved people he loved, dealing with people so thoughts of my father being on a farm was nothing that ever appealed to him. I say he went to school but he only went to grade but I would always describe and I always do describe my father's been one of the smartest men I know it wasn't from the classroom. Though my father is love was and anytime.

His mom would bring them into the town a Teva Curry which is a small little town a bunch of little shops and she would go into the local grocery store part of the grocery store had a bar and a little lounge and dad would just watch the bartenders behind the bar and watch them engage in conversation and joking and pouring drinks with the men were in the lounge while the wise were typically in the grocery store getting the week's groceries. My father knew literally from the very young age.

He said that's what I want to do now. It's interesting that my dad, if you see pictures of them are for people that knew my father was very tiny. We jokingly called him a living leprechaun so my father first started out as a hackney driver which is also known as cabdriver in the local area and because my father was so tiny he needed books underneath him so he could actually see over the dashboard and we everybody in town knew my father. He was a tremendous storyteller great joke teller and he knew that the Curry was a fantastic place to grow up and he knew it wasn't big enough for him. He wanted to experience something different and this one particular day, my grandmother was at home and she had a visitor from America and her name is Annie Gallagher and she mentioned to my grandmother and left to take and they called my father back in Ireland. His name is shamus everyone calls him shamus Neary said I'd love to take shamus back to America if he's interested.

So my grandmother asked my father and my father said I would love to go to America and she's like, what would you do there like I don't know but I'll figure it out, so obviously that didn't have much money, even though we had these two jobs but what he did have was he had been given to lambs by one of his neighbors and my father being a very smart man knew that lambs would make him money so he had to lambs and he borrowed one of our neighbors that farming neighbors Rams. They let the Rams and the lambs get together and each year over a couple year.

Multiple lambs were made to an end created the data at this point had raised teen lamb and so he decided the way he could pay for his trip to America was by selling his lamb so he brought his lamb to the fair day and got a very good price for them.

The above in $196 that was able to pay for his fair to America. This is to give everybody a sense, this is 1954, though he came over on the USS Olympia and Dr. New York City, but had no job so his first job he went to a woman named Maureen milk who was very known to the Irish community would help place you in job while she sent him to a warehouse and the gentleman was pretty brutal and pointed out that my father's heights that it would be no way he could get a job in the warehouse because he's too tiny to do anything, my father instead of being upset about it burst out laughing. Thought it was the funniest thing and he said well how about that hello Irishman, one of fabulous greeting to America and I just laughed and left and dad was living in the Bronx at the time he went into a small coffee shop by his apartment and he saw one of his friends from Ireland that was sitting at the coffee shop and he told in the story. So this gentleman said to them, I'll tell you where you go. Tomorrow I'll arrange it for you, go to the New York athletic club and see the general manager at the pool. Sure enough, that goes the next day he meets the general manager the pool and my father said to know I had this experience yesterday so I don't know anything about pools but you know, do you have a job for me and he said, and obviously I'm not tall, though this may not work out and he said hold on one second and then he brings out the employees that were working at the pool and my dad became lifelong friends with them.

They were all Mexican and they were all tinier than my father, and he said you're going to be the largest tallest pool boy that we ever had at the New York athletic and so sure enough guy got the job and he loved it and they just fell in love with that.

I mean it's the experience. Everyone meets that for the first time and there's just something special about him and that did that for a period of time. So this is 1954 he got drafted. That was one of the requirements coming to America if you got drafted. You had to serve though. Sure enough, dad got the letter announcing that he had to serve, but he went into the US Army, so he left the job. Obviously, at the New York athletic club.

He only served for 13 months in peacetime he went to Fort Hood, Texas for his basic training and then he went to Germany where he was tank driver which he was very proud of that because back then. The way that tanks were made you had to be small to fit into Dryvit it was it was an asset for my father that his height was tiny because he was driving the tanks you been listening to Mary Jo a heck of a story about her father, one of six children. We only have 1/6 grade education, said about her good.

He was the smartest man no.

Didn't get his education in school. She also pointed out that he loved people and of course corporate or business to be him in the business you're about to the jury finds himself in West but not least, I'd love to go to American subdural. I don't know what I'll do. But I'll figure it out. Ever when we come back more. This remarkable love story, daughters, lover, father, father's love of his work and in the end the country that adopted one owner construed ureter American stories we bring you inspiring stories of history, sports, business, faith and love stories from a great and beautiful country need to be told we can't do it without you are stories are free to listen to with her not free to make if you love are stories in America like we do.

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Julie Neary leaving his job at the New York athletic club in 1954 serve in the Army drug was returned to the story is told by Jimmy's daughter when he came back he went right back to his job at the New York athletic club and got that back and he was doing that during the day when one of the members was a gentleman named TJ Moriarty and PJ happens to be a very well-known Irish restaurant tour. He had two very famous places in New York and he just love dad he left my father's joke telling, and storytelling. So basically he told the general manager at the athletic club. He wanted my father to work for him at night in one of his places.

So when the general manager call my father over and said I want to let you know Peter Moriarty wants you to work for him and I said are you firing me. He said no, not firing you your keeping your change out with us and you go to work with him at night and so dad literally did that he had the two jobs worked in the day as a pool boy in the athletic club and then started bartending and learning the restaurant business by working for PJ Moriarty at night and he loved most jobs. He absolutely loved it.

A funny story might get a kick out of so while dad grew up in Ireland and there was many lakes around.

Dad never went in the lake did know how to swim at all. And one day the general manager said to my father Jimmy have to wash down the tables and chairs so dad said sure, no problem. We took the tables and chairs and through the general manager comes out and said to my father, Jimmy, what did you do and dad honestly didn't know he did anything wrong. He does not know what you mean. You told me to wash down the tables and chairs. He was not in the pool get in there and get him out tacos.

I'm not going in there.

I don't how to swim somebody else's get to take the chairs of the pool. That was one of the famous stories of the athletic club that gets told over and over over the years, though eventually my father did leave the job at the New York athletic club to work more full-time at Peter Moriarty's and PJ was so good to my father he really taught my father the ropes. I started really is a bartender. PJ was a character in his own right though out in in the front of the restaurant. PJ would pull up in his car in the trunk of his car. He had a fake fire hydrant might want to my father's jobs was to put the fire hydrant in the front of the the restaurant to protect the parking spot. So when PJ pulled up that would lift up the fire hydrant and PJ we get the spot and I would throw it in the trunk of the car dad to end and PJ just had a plastic relationship and PJ like I said really taught my father the ropes of of the restaurant business and dad just knew he wanted to find an opportunity for the right place at the right time to open up his own restaurant, but in the meantime he had met my beautiful mom Eileen to me was her name and she was from Dublin. My dad was from Saigon. My mom is from Dublin and she came out to America years earlier. My mother was actually dating a gentleman named Kevin Higgins who owns an Irish bar in clean, but she had heard about the shamus Neary every dad had a reputation. Everybody knew this check shamus Neary that he was a character. Everyone had to go into PJs to meet him. My mother came in for the first time with a couple girlfriends and and relatives cousins of hers. She just was attracted to him right from the first time she saw him, so they would periodically go in and then this one particular night. They were in for my mother's birthday and my cousin. My second cousin Madeleine said to my mom, why don't you say something she said was not saying anything.

Shamus and so Madeleine said to my father.

No shamus Eileen's coming in here on her birthday because she's attracted to you. She's interested in you and he's like he's dating my friend Kevin Higgins and she said well she rather be with you and so dad clueless about these things. He said okay I'll ask her out so he asked her out, and their very first date was quite memorable so my father would love John Wayne movies absolutely loved John Wayne and my mother had no interest in John Wayne at all.

She found them boring and they would put her sleep. The first date. They decided they go to a movie and dad picked my mom up and whatever the first movie house that they came upon.

That would be the movie that they would go say what happen to be a John Wayne movie anyway. Sure enough, shortly into the movie, mom fell asleep. The dad watch the rest of the movie. The movie ends. He wakes my mother up and he said come on Eileen I'll drop you off and you can finish the rest to your sleep at home and that was it. He was Donnie was never to take her out again and my mother was devastated and she really likes my father let PJ Moriarty and his wife Trudy loved my mother and knew she would be great for my dad. So one night PJ said to my father, I want to take you out to dinner with my wife.

The three of us got to dinner. It was kind of odd but that said sure, of course. Though they went to a restaurant and they're sitting there and it's a table set for four and then in walks my mother and PJ said you guys need to get back together was because of PJ Moriarty that my parents got back together and then the rest was history. I got married in 1966 they moved to New Jersey, Demers, New Jersey where we grew up and had four children Brother Patrick and I came and my sister Anne-Marie my sister Eileen. But now my father knew after my mother and father got married in 66. He knew it was time for him to do something different and so he and another gentleman, Brian Mulligan, a good friend of my father's started looking for ads in the New York Times, they found a restaurant or a location that they could open up a restaurant at 358 E. 57th St. and they went and looked at the place and dad immediately left it. It was the ground floor of the brownstone and he just could see the restaurant. The second he walked in the door. He knew exactly what he wanted, so it's it's it's a tiny restaurant.

It's a three story brownstone, but the square footage is its 20 x 80 so it's really quite a small restaurant that we seek 20 tables and a long bar upfront, but it was exactly what he wanted. He could envision what the future of that restaurant would be because he had more to PJ Moriarty's, which was an upscale Irish restaurant that was what he was looking for wanted it to be fine dining. He wasn't looking for a pub, a traditional Irish pub and from day one. He also had a dress code evolved over the years, but not by much, though for most of the time it was it for men, a jacket and tie, and for women in a proper business style dress. It was only in more recent years, he agreed to golf shirt and that he didn't have to wear a sports jacket, but you couldn't wear a T-shirt couldn't wear a baseball cap. He was very strict on those rules. He wanted it to always look like a fine dining restaurant. So when he and his partner Brian Mulligan met with Mr. Sentelle, the owner of the building. They looked at it and my father said will take it what my father and Brian Mulligan didn't know at the time was that same location had been a three-time loser for and three restaurants had come in and out within five years my father would often tell the story if he had known that at the time he would never have gone in there and it was just fortunate that story had never been told to them because it ended up being you know the perfect spot for him to open his restaurant.

Brian and my father decided really say my father decided that the name of the restaurant was to be called Neary's was enough mulligans around injuries was an unusual name, not as common, so sure enough, they agreed on the name Neary's the restaurant. They opened unsurprisingly on St. Patrick's Day. On March 17, 1967 so early days in the restaurant. As you can imagine were were tough that you know it was a new restaurant in a new location and my father and Brian literally were working there seven days a week around the clock, you know, we had very limited staff that we hired because they weren't making any money. Actually, Brian sister Liz Milligan was her maiden name.

She got married Liz Farley was one of our first employees. She started on June 7, 1967. She is still with us.

We also still have Mary O'Connor who is been with us. She's coming up on 45 years this December and that was just that type of person. My father was when people came either to as an employee.

They felt like they were part of the Neary family or the customers that started growing in numbers over the years just all in love with Neary's and my father his hospitality, his charm, his storytelling, and they felt like they were coming in my father's private dining room and that they were invited guests and that was the environment he created you been listening to the original one heck of a story about her father and wife is unimaginable for the Neary family without PJ Moriarty who helped known as the job more resembled what his career would look like and basically as good as my father the ropes of the restaurant business really did something even more important sister. The woman he would marry, should be given a second chance and set it up and made it happen. When we come back more of this remarkable immigrant story. Family store on our American store and we returned to our American stories and the story of Jimmy Neary is told by his daughter was picked up when we last left off. The only day were closed is Christmas day and on Christmas day we would have customers who had no family come and spend Christmas with us have come into New York City. We were living in New Jersey Devon come into New York City pick them up and bring them out to New Jersey so they weren't alone on Christmas they would have Christmas dinner with us and then after Christmas dinner was over, he would drive them back into the city to wherever they were living because they were part of our family and in addition to the restaurant being very meaningful to my father obviously it was what he loved. It wasn't a job he always said he never worked a day in his life, but equally important to him and my mother was there faith. We are Irish Catholic family and my parents would go to mass every single day and the routine it was quite funny. My parents routine was very upset. It was the same routine every day they would get up they would get dressed and go to mass that we do the readings in church almost every morning after they finished going to mass, dad, mom would go to breakfast and then dad would get in his car and go into the city and go to the restaurant to be in there from anywhere from 1111 30 until possibly midnight every day and the mom would get her car from the diner and go home and raise us so mom is taking care of us raising the four children and doing all of that to keep the house and and us know going while dad was working the restaurant, but their time together every morning was their precious time mass and breakfast every morning and it was a tradition that they carried on literally until my mom passed away was 15 years ago she passed away of cancer.

Actually, after my mother passed away. They had just such a tremendous relationship that dad's routine changed.

Obviously after my mom passed away. But what he didn't change was going to mass every day before he went to mass every day he would go visit my mom at the cemetery and visit my mom every day, then coded cemetery then go to breakfast and then into the restaurant there is this beautiful picture of my mom and dad a wedding picture of the two of them and before he left the house every day he would lean in and he would kiss the picture and kiss my mom because I was living in the city and I'm still living in New York City.

I wanted always be able to keep an eye on my dad because he was living in the house by himself and traveling back and forth from New York to New Jersey so I and he knew this, but I installed the nest camera so I could make sure I could see him and know that everything was okay and I you know I would flash on my phone so I knew when he would come in at night or when he was leaving.

Every morning, but I would watch him he would not only do it in the morning he would kiss the picture of my mom but when he came home at night. He stood in front of the picture, and he would talk to her and I would watch it on the camera and it touched me in such a way because he wanted to share the day with her, tell her everything that she was obviously seeing from heaven, but he wanted to share the day with her in and tell her about the people he saw in the stories that were told and that's how strong their relationship was and people customers several years after my mom passed away. That to me would you be interested interested in what he knew exactly what they meant in what are you kidding me. He said I had the love of my life.

I'm interested in. Nobody except my Eileen so because my father literally was working seven days a week.

It is partner that I mentioned Brian Mulligan actually passed away in 1985. Actually, on the evening of his twin daughters graduation from high school, so obviously when Brian passed away. Father worked out a deal with his wife Mel them all again to buy out the business so beginning in 1985 that owned the restaurant outright. So while Brian was a partner dad was able to take some time off.

You know during the week. Once Brian passed away. Dad was there seven days a week, literally, lunch and dinner seven days a week, so we never saw my father for no other reason than he was working the hours he worked. We the four children we were going to school early in the morning.

Dad was asleep by the time he came home from school. Obviously dad was at work, we would be in bed. Dad would come home and this was the routine so we really didn't get to see dad and so I said to my parents. I was 12 at the time and I said I really want to spend time with dad and I said so let me work in the restaurant and both my parents alike.

What will you do go into the restaurant obviously to visit dad but it wasn't enough for me. I want to spend more time with them. They said what what we do and I said well let me work in the coat room check codes so was every Friday night and I remember I was 12 and I was thinking, I got the greatest job ever, and more importantly I got to watch my dad was watching my father and I was watching them deal with people and talk to people and communicate with people and the relationship he had with every single customer was so special and every single person felt like they were the most rational person in the room. That's how strongly connected with people I saw the way he treated his staff, Liz Farley, our waitress, who I mentioned, who's been with us for 55 years. Her husband had just retired and unfortunately in a very tragic way passed away and Liz decided she needed to step away from the area, she couldn't do it anymore and she was obviously devastated. So my father said he completely understood and so my father a couple months later picked up the phone and said hey Liz it's Jimmy I'm checking in on you and she said Jimmy you know I'm doing okay now I'm trying to adjust my new life. He said great listen. Nobody's covering your shift tonight so you better get back to work. She said Jimmy I and she said no, no, please, covering shift that covered it long enough.

It's time for you to get back to work and she said okay.

Jimmy Albion and he just knew how to help people feel better and cope with very difficult times in their lives and as I mentioned earlier is still with us 55 years later. His staff adored him. They worked hard for him. They left him and I said if I could learn any of these would be able to pick up any of these skills that my father has that comes so naturally to him that I knew I would do well in my in my career whatever that would you would take me. It didn't matter who walked in that door you could be a doorman, you could be. President Clinton came in so you could be a doorman or you could be a President of the United States, you are treated with the same love, respect and care. And that's just what set my father apart didn't distinguish anybody by the title what they did while he was certainly impressed by lots of customers who came in they were customers and they were family when they want and that door and I learned that all from standing in the coat room just watching my father interact and it was the lesson of a lifetime is there is nobody better than my father. One of my father's greatest joys was the day when he bought the building so II had mentioned how he had a partner for many many years. Brian Mulligan that they were renting downstairs, and obviously had a lease but my father said to Mr. Centerville, the landlord at one point, will you ever give me a shot at the building and Mr. Centerville who owned lots of real estate, New York, said maybe one day, and my father made it a priority to never cause him one day of problems, even when there were issues in the restaurant something that the building could've been held responsible for that. Just to care. He was always early with his rent payment and he never, never complained about anything and you been listening to share the story of her father was a New York City restaurant tour and bludgeon in my goodness, what a story she tells about her mother and father reports are free from their wives that their willingness and ability breakfast and when Eileen passed love of Jimmy's wife will still have that doing this and still have the ability breakfast every day. But stop at the cemetery. Then Uno started to talk about experience working in the getting to know her in action. I learned so much from working with my bed and that you treated doorman or the president of the United States saying you treated all people soon there was nobody better than my father said my goodness, there are two kinds of dads in this role are so many times the father whose daughter says something like that about you and the father whose daughter doesn't.

When we come back more of this remarkable story of German.

Told by his door on our American store and we continue with our American stories with the story of Julian Yuri was told by his daughter.

Let's continue. We last left in 1986 above me reset the time was a gentleman that lived up there and he had an art studio. It was his apartment that he and art studio and all the customers knew my father wanted to buy the building if the opportunity ever presented to to him and a customer is flying back from California flying first class sitting beside this gentleman. They start talking. Anyway, long story short the gentleman said yeah you know I'm Midtown Manhattan and our customers that will wear 57 Street. He set out 57th and what first, he simply must know. Near is my favorite restaurant, New York. He said yes. I actually live above the restaurant that you're kidding he said yeah, Jimmy's a good friend of mine and he said well I just bought the building and he said you want any such. I just bought the building so that's the end of the conversation. The flight plans customer comes into the reason he said Jimmy the guy upstairs by the building because I don't know what you're talking about.

He said I was on the flight details in the story, because I honestly have no idea what you're talking about dad calls Mr. Centerville and never raised the question again from the first time he raised it, which was earlier. He said Mr. Centerville, can I ask you a question and he said sure Jimmy what he said did you sell the building to the guy upstairs.

Mr. Stengel just answered the following way. He said did I call you and hung up the next day or a couple days later U-Haul truck comes the guy moves out and dad thought it was the hottest thing. There was no tenant upstairs a couple weeks later the phone rings. Ms. Mr. Centerville's assistant and his assistant never called dad and said December would like to talk to you. That's it. Okay. Is everything all right said please hold the pics of the phony Simpsonville is everything okay.

He was, this is the call you been waiting for you said I will sell you the building for 1,375,000 with two weeks to think about it and let me know, and that was it. So dad's first call.

Instead of being so my mom called Bank of Ireland and he called the president of the bank of Ireland to New York. His name is Bill Burke.

Another man from Teva Curry County Sligo a lot of wonderful people came out a tougher and he called Dylan he said Bill it's Jimmy Mary. I need to borrow million $375,000 and Bill started laughing his Jimmy is it to buy that brownstone on 57th St. and he said it is he said then you've got the loan then my father called my mother and he never called in the middle of the day and she said to my father, shamus, is everything okay.

He said that down.

He said oh no what did you do this time, he said well I just barred million $375,000 to buy the building and mom started laughing.

She said will you Broca's, but you made the kids wealthy. Congratulations and dad pay the loan back in a few years. He saved every penny had with my mom and they paid the mortgage off very quickly. But the reality of it is if dad had not been given the opportunity to buy the building and and was able to do it we would be long gone. The rent my father couldn't make the rent payments to continue to be renting the bottom he just it's restaurant business is a very tough business and he knew he just knew. And again only going to sixth grade that the smartest man I knew he knew he'd be out in X amount of years in the future because you couldn't afford the rent payment and the reason were still there today is because my father was able to buy that building. You know Cove and we were close for 14 months so there was clearly no rent coming in but we didn't have to worry unfortunately other small businesses weren't as fortunate, but it was some.

It was the turning point for my dad when he was able to buy that building and tremendously proud moment for him and for our family. The words my father would say in people heard him say it over and over again. I love my life. I love my life and he meant it in and we talked about this before, but money didn't matter. It was people, it was being with people was the greatest reward.

He could ever get, and my father always said that when customers essay to me which it ever retire because retire. First of all, what would I do. Secondly, not a chance because the only way they're going to get me out here is in a wooden overcoat and actually on his final nights of September 30. It was a Thursday night and a very busy day at the restaurant and the three Joan at the bar that grant desires On his head and he had his little walking cane that is outside he said to the three gentlemen. The big smile the hand in the air.

He said good night and I'll see you tomorrow. He had a storied life. He really did and all went back to having strong faith, love of family, love of country love of people, and he exuded that it just was everything in his presence and and anybody that knew him in and had a chance to be around him after my father passed away one of our customers Brian Anderson came up to me at the restaurant one day and he said I have a question for you, what would you think about me trying to put a petition together that 57 and first codename Jimmy Neary way. I literally immediately filled up with tears. I said absolutely it would be amazing and it was approved. So now 57th and first hopefully on September 14, which is my dad's birthday. It will be the unveiling of the street sign and it will be called to me Neary way so we had a lot of traditions and I'm still carrying most of them for it. Since my father passed away, but whether it was a very happy occasion like a special day of the year, such as St. Patrick's Day or 4 July or Memorial Day or even Labor Day. Special days that brought happiness, or even in very sad days like September 11. My father was so proud of this country. It was gnocchi. He loved Ireland he loved his history is no coming from Ireland and and being raised in Ireland but he was so proud of America and our tradition was singing. God bless America and again it would be in the happiest times or in the sad times when we needed to unite the country like an September 11 and every customer without exception would stop whatever they were doing and would join in song and my father would get up there and belted out. You could feel the passion of him singing God bless America and it's in the documentary of my dancing and God bless America there's one scene with his arms stretched out wide loved America he love New York city that was his favorite song and and you would hear my father talk about this country. If anyone had a bad word to say about America. My father was quick to straighten them out the would literally say if you don't love this country than you don't have to be here, but this is the greatest country in the world. It gives you the opportunities of a lifetime.

If you work hard and you do your part to give. You'll enjoy the riches of it and he really did, and my whole family just watching my mother and father be so proud of what they accomplished here in this country, of easily trickles down to all of us because we feel equally as strongly. He also not only this country everything and offered him my father was a fierce supporter of our military, as well as law enforcement to be funny we would be walking down the street. The police officer could be on the other side of the street and I would be pleased that let's just keep going no and we would have to cross the street. It didn't matter where we were going. If we were later not and he was absolutely right to do it but he would literally stop whatever he was doing. If we are on a mission to go somewhere stop go across the street or go down the block a piece of police officer and he would literally say thank you very much. Thank you for what you doing your protecting us your protecting the city and actually when my father passed away. We had the mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, but would New York New York Police Department did was they shut down Fifth Avenue as we came out of the Cathedral for 45 minutes. There were people lined up across the street filming this because they could not understand who possibly was the person that was being taken out of the Cathedral. They shut down Fifth Avenue just doesn't happen so thin they close down Madison Avenue and they close down 57th St. and the police close down first Avenue they close down the FDR close down the Harlem River Drive. They close the upper level of the outbound the George Washington Bridge escorted us across the bridge, escorted us through the Palisades Parkway and then ultimately passed our house in Demarest did 1/32 stop outside a house where we grew up and where my dad lived and then brought us to the cemetery and the police officer who helped arrange all of that with me. I literally said to him I have no words things I don't know what day and his comment was in the 30 years he had been doing his job. He said, except for somebody is lying in state civilian does not get these honors and the only person that is deserving of it was your father, and a terrific job of living in production by Greg and work in a special place to remarry for sharing the story of her father, and you can see the documentary on Amazon called mirrors the dream and rainbow a beautiful story about an Irish immigrant who turned his love of people into a restaurant. You must go to the driver on 57th St. down by first and second Avenue that part of the city.

Points stop by mirrors and by all means have the porkchops was one of my favorite until your suggested oil drops mythical never need anything else ever.

When I go back and of course must have the right story of Miriam's restaurant. The story of Jimmy. The story of so much more, particularly the world over daughter for her father. All of you on our American stores


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