Saturday, May 9, 2009

Peter Serafin Live In New York


I was back in the hood yesterday to pick up the posters I left in the community room. I ran into Peter near City Hall. A nice guy and his father was a real mensch. A Red Sox fan? As Joe E. Brown said in Some Like It Hot, "Well Nobody's Perfect."

4 comments:

Joe Bruno said...

It was great to see and hear Peter Head (that was his nickname), the son of Dr. Serafin. He was about 6-7 years younger than me, but we played a lot of basketball against each other. He was a lefty with a good shot and moves. Much taller than me. I never knew he was a Red Sox fan. If I had, I would have given him a smack in the head back then.

ali said...

Dr. Serafin was a terrible dentist. Much of his dental techniques would be considered "abusive' by today's standards. He forever scarred me & I stil am traumatized, some 40 years later.

Johnny Sb said...

All 6th warders were terrible basketball players. You, Mr. Bruno
were a 6th warder.


Johnny Sb.

Joe Bruno said...

Dear Johnny SB,

Johnny, the only thing I enjoyed more than winning that bet against you in basketball was beating Derek Forlini 10-zip at the Downtown Athletic Club. He was about 19-20. I was 30 and fading fast.

I know you were there to witness the destruction.

Derek has never been the same since. He now looks like he swallowed a basketball.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"Johnny, do I need to remind you of the year we had a bet who would score more points that year? And I was leading comfortably going into the last game, and we played your team, and instead of Joe Chili guarding me, you guarded me yourself. I think I scored about 16-18 points against you, and although you are about 6 inches taller, and 7-8 years younger, I won that bet comfortably.

PS-- I'm not sure you ever paid me that bet.