Remembering My Dad, Skinny

Today is known as Small Business Saturday. It’s a day where we should go out and shop in the small, independent shops. My father known to all as “Skinny” had a shop in Red Hook,Brooklyn for over 30 years. Dad always told me “keep the money in the neighborhood”.Dad became an icon in our small neighborhood at the south end of Brooklyn and was loved by many. And so on this day we call “Small Business Saturday”, I would like to honor dad and all of the other mom and pop businesses out there by asking everyone to shop in one of them today. It would be even greater if you could shop in a small business in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy,like Red Hook,Brooklyn. You might even wanna stop in for a burger or a cocktail at one of their restaurants or pubs. And so I leave you with this article I wrote for my hometown paper The Red Hook Star Revue. I hope it encourages you to shop small and give big!



About faengelina

I am a 52 yr old single mother of 2 sons ages 20 and 22. I have a grandson that is 2 yrs old,they are the joy of my life. I live in Brooklyn,NY. I have been a nurse for over 20 years now,most of them working with the mentally ill. I have always believed in fairies and angels. I create altered art which I sell on Etsy with images of angels and fairies. I also love to write and write a monthly article for my hometown paper. I beleive that angels,fairies and nurses are all connected as they are all messengers in some way!
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