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Family Portraits, 3: My Brush With Fame
Betty S. Agostino (#3, Dad's Favorite)
I was at a restaurant and speaking in my usual loud voice when the guy at the next table turned around and got my attention. “Excuse me...,” he said to me, “but are you on Channel 12 News?” It’s not a question I’ve ever been asked before, so I didn’t know how to take it. On one hand, the guy may have thought I was famous…you know, in some minor way. On the other hand, Channel 12 is a 24-hour local news channel which employs fading and second-rank news people. I call it, “The Island of Misfit Newscasters.”

Letters to Editor  commented on August 03, 2017 :
Edward Eriksson: Don’t all the News 12 anchors need a shave?

Paul Agostino: Yeah. Especially the women.

Dave Eaton: There is an episode of Seinfeld wherein Elaine becomes incensed when she notices all of the female staff share one common physical endowment. The climax of this particular plot thread was that after confronting the owner about his hiring practices, she learns that they happen to share another commonality: they are his daughters. How is this apropos? I have a sneaking suspicion that all of the News12 female staff may be sisters.

Christine Coyle Jelley: One of the News 12 anchor's husbands hit the back of my car when I was screaming at my son after Little League photos. He didn't notice me because he was screaming at his kid, too.

<{;o)   Sounds like you have something in common.

<[:@(   Maybe your kids can have a play-date.

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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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