11 May 17 Elijah woke at 6:30 and Jamie decided I should do likewise. I bjorned him on my back and set out to greet the day. Always the affable walking buddy, Eli narrated the journey with sweet coos and babble for the whole hour without uttering so much as a single protest. We walked … Continue reading The Final Countdown
When I was 6 or maybe 7 years old my grandfather, my Poppy Roy, took me to Toys R Us to pick out a Chanukah gift. Quite an exciting moment for a young boy to walk through the massive aisles of the Green Acres store with his grandparents checkbook there to connect him with a … Continue reading Another Snake Mountain?
I’ve learned more in the last three months about babies than I did in the last 30 years. I’m certainly no expert, but that won’t stop me from sharing what I’ve gained by listening to those who are. So far I’m enjoying the ride and thought I’d share a few vignettes under the guise … Continue reading The First 90 Days: Lessons Learned
James Albert Katoff was born on July 2, 1950 in Hollis, Queens to Janice and Roy. After moving to Valley Stream in ’53, ‘Little Jimmy,’ grew up watching the Lone Ranger and reading Hardy Boys novels. A shy boy, he got good grades, made his parents proud and had a knack for making people laugh. He was in … Continue reading Jim Katoff – Eulogy