This is my tribute to one of my favorite multi media personalities in the country, Geena Davis. Star of screen, TV and activist for equality of gender in media and sports.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
For years, my friends Frank Martin, Benny Cortez, Mike Nott and this blog editor enjoyed Box Seats at Yankee Stadium for Old Timer's Day. This trip was the last time we ever got those box seats since our benefactor retired from IBM the next year. From a bittersweet standpoint, this would be the last time I would walk without the assistance of a cane. A few notes about the video, this was the first time Frank ever wore shorts to Yankee Stadium, he also clapped for the Great DiMaggio after a year's strike. You see, DiMaggio did not go to Mickey Mantle's funeral and it took a while for him to forgive the Yankee clipper. We also took bets to see if someone would have the guts to ask a stranger to have us take a picture. Just a little background on what you see. Enjoy this video as four grown men turn back into young boys. Summertime, Yankee Stadium and baseball will do that to you!
The following outlines the broadcast career of this blog editor David Yonki. Starting in radio at the age of 15, David's career took some curves and turns. As one of his bosses fondly used to say, "He isn't our best but certainly not our worst".
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saint John the Baptist Church in Pittston closed its doors in 2008. This was the church of my Birth, First Communion, Confirmation and Grade School Graduation. To mark this sad day, I created a historical timepiece of what the church meant to the community. More importantly, it was a tribute to those who built and founded the church, now closed by the Diocese of Scranton.