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Segarini: Raising Amy – The Annual Hippo Birdie Two Ewes

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2017 by segarini

Amy Cheryl

“Your Son is your Son ‘till he takes a wife, but your Daughter is your Daughter for the rest of your life”

No one seems to know who first uttered this quote, but it has definitely stood the test of time. The first time I ever heard it was from my mother when my wife and I had our one and only child. At first I thought my mother was just being (as always) supportive, because, being Italian, it is assumed I wanted a boy child to carry on the family name and be a ‘chip off the old block’. The truth of the matter is that I prayed for a little girl…and we were blessed with one of the best.

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Segarini: Amy’s Raised and Raising Amy’s

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2016 by segarini

Amy Cheryl

“Your Son is your Son ‘till he takes a wife, but your Daughter is your Daughter for the rest of your life”

No one seems to know who first uttered this quote, but it has definitely stood the test of time. The first time I ever heard it was from my mother when my wife and I had our one and only child. At first I thought my mother was just being (as always) supportive, because, being Italian, it is assumed I wanted a boy child to carry on the family name and be a ‘chip off the old block’. The truth of the matter is that I prayed for a little girl…and we were blessed with one of the best.

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Segarini: Time Machine Part Two

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by segarini

bob-and-the-accordion1

I was either 8 or 9 years old. Young enough to do something stupid because, at that age, we all consider ourselves to be immortal, but old enough to take some precautions, which in this case meant removing the sheets and blankets from my bed and dragging the mattress through the house into the back yard and positioning it next to the garage in my mother’s peonies and petunias. I was fearless…I wasn’t even afraid of The Wrath of Mom….

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Segarini: Time Machine Part One

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2015 by segarini

Spotty and Bob

I am not, by nature, a nostalgic person. I do not pine for my youth, I do not dream of going back in time because they were better days, and I do not believe for one minute that everything was better in the “good old days”, especially considering that for some of you, the “good old days” were the ‘90s….

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Segarini: Raising Amy

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by segarini

Amy and I in our Segarini Hats

“Your Son is your Son ‘till he takes a wife, but your Daughter is your Daughter for the rest of your life”

No one seems to know who first uttered this quote, but it has definitely stood the test of time. The first time I ever heard it was from my mother when my wife and I had our one and only child. At first I thought my mother was just being (as always) supportive, because, being Italian, it is assumed I wanted a boy child to carry on the family name and be a ‘chip off the old block’. The truth of the matter is that I prayed for a little girl…and we were blessed with one of the best.

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Segarini: Daddy Goes to a Rock Concert

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2013 by segarini

Amy and I“Your Son is your Son ‘till he takes a wife, but your Daughter is your Daughter for the rest of your life”

No one seems to know who first uttered this quote, but it has definitely stood the test of time. The first time I ever heard it was from my mother when my wife and I had our one and only child. At first I thought my mother was just being (as always) supportive, because, being Italian, it is assumed I wanted a boy child to carry on the family name and be a ‘chip off the old block’. The truth of the matter is that I prayed for a little girl…and we were blessed with one of the best.

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Segarini: On the Buses

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2012 by segarini

I will not get on a plane.

I haven’t been on one since 1978, when I had to fly out to the Left Coast because my father was gravely ill.

I had flown a lot over the years and at one point, really used to enjoy it. There were dozens of flights to and from San Francisco and Los Angeles, a 45 minute puddle-jump from airport to airport that cost $15US on PSA but then would take another hour to reach my destination which was always as far away from the nearest airport as it could be.

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