When Mary & I married (1000 years ago), her Irish uncle Franny stood before the crowded room of (crazy) Italians to entertain us with Santa Lucia. To the amazement of our guests he performed it with the great gusto of an Irish tenor.
If you were there you never forgot it, if only because his version consisted of three words, repeated throughout the song. The entire room sang with him. Unfortunately video was new, so there is none available of his classic performance. But to this day, guests still sing his version to us. Many years later he performed a brief encore at Mary's family reunion. He has since passed but he left us with a wonderful memory.
Click to hear the now infamous encore of Santa Lucia:Larry & Mary Song Encore!
His second performance was found captured years before at Susie & Jays wedding.
RECENTLY FOUND! Captured months later at the backyard wedding reception of Mary's sister Susie, Francis Trimble's encore of the Mary & Larry song he performed months earlier at our wedding:
Performed at Susie's wedding it's a :30 second slide show:
Mary & Larry Song Slide Show
Mary's Gown! Listen to Pat describe Mary's gown & Jim talk about Larry's vacuum.
Recently FOUND (READ the description in the video):
1982 Baptism Of The Queen (READ the description)
All four of our weddings:
This is one of my favorite (fake) images. Pictured are Mary & I photographed about the same year. Mary is really in a chair & so am I. Except I'm in Pleasantville & she's in Canada!
Mary would lose an apple under her seat. Only my mother could make that a laughable moment:
YEARS later Mary slides into animation. If you like Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas you'll understand:
Mary Slides Again!
Struminski Part 1 of 2 (Long Version)
Struminski Part 2 of 2 (Long Version)
Struminski Part 1
Struminski Part 2
Struminski Part 3
Struminski Part 4
Viewers Outlet Opening
Little Loreto acting badly:
A quick run through real & well, not so real photos in this Anniversary video.
Can you tell which are the real images?Maybe. Maybe not.
Some things never change. Mary 1978 & about 14 years later....