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!

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About faengelina

I am a 50 something year old female born and raised in Brooklyn,NY. After an on the job injury in 2012 my life slowed down a bit and I now live in Rhode Island>I love poetry,fashion,music,food,angels,fairies,pixies and art. Please come in and make yourself at home.
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