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Family Portraits, 1: My Mother, the Taskmaster
Gabriel M. Agostino (#1, Mom's Favorite)
A weekend visit to my mother’s house is kind of like a working vacation. It’s supposed to be your day off, but when you go over there, the woman has a list of “Things to Do” written out for you. And in her famous Peabody-Perfect penmanship, too. But the way I figure, that’s not my job. That’s my brothers’ and sister’s job. There’s five of them. And then there’s all the grandchildren. Hey, like they say: “Many hands make work light.”

Bradley  commented on July 30, 2017 :
Apostrophe s?
richard peters  commented on July 31, 2017 :
whats an apostrophe??
Paul Agostino  commented on July 31, 2017 :
Tell Mom I can't make it this weekend. Say hello to everyone for me.
Paul Agostino  commented on August 03, 2017 :
EDITOR'S NOTE: This tender little vignette kicks off a special new series on Headlock Press; it's called "Family Portraits," and they were written by the members of my wonderful family (five brothers, one sister). This first one was written by our oldest brother who you might know as Mr. Jill Busby Agostino. It's about our mom, who always favored him over the rest of us.
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All Saints' Day (Featuring Henry, Betty, and Co.) - Paul Agostino - November 02, 2017
All-Star (Featuring Irene, Sal, and Gabriel) - Paul Agostino - November 02, 2017
Henry and Me and a Date with History - Paul Agostino and Thomas Henry Eggbert Agostino - August 28, 2017
Mama's Little Baby - Paul Agostino (Featuring the Agostino Family) - August 20, 2017
The Greatest Compliment I've Ever Heard - Paul Agostino (Featuring Henry Agostino) - August 19, 2017
Family Portraits, 8: As My Father Used to Say to Me - Paul Agostino (#2, The Peacemaker) - August 09, 2017
Family Portraits, 7: The Green-Eyed Monster - Gabriel M. Agostino (#1, Mr. Make Believe) - August 08, 2017
Family Portraits, 6: The Land of Fun - Paul Agostino (#2, The Gifted One) - August 06, 2017
Family Portraits, 5: Don't I Deserve A Participation Ribbon? - Lawrence J. Agostino (#6, Mama's Little Baby) - August 05, 2017
Family Portraits, 4: Talking Back to Refrigerator Magnets - Ferdinand L. Agostino (#4a) - August 03, 2017
Family Portraits, 3: My Brush With Fame - Betty S. Agostino (#3, Dad's Favorite) - August 01, 2017
Family Portraits, 2: Thank-You Note - Henry E. Agostino (#4b) - July 31, 2017
Family Portraits, 1: My Mother, the Taskmaster - Gabriel M. Agostino (#1, Mom's Favorite) - July 30, 2017
Classroom Clippings, Part 2: 4:55 - Michael Cummings (Intoduction: Paul Agostino) - May 25, 2017

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