Tag: glass

August 4, 2015

Listen My Friends and You Shall Hear / The Story of Bill and Bob Baneer

This week, I read a website about an auction house selling a Revere Tinsmith candle lamp, ostensibly one from the pair that was hung in the Old North Church announcing the British were coming to Lexington and Concord in 1775. This reminded me of the famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This brought me to the not-so-famous tribute to the Baneer twin brothers, Bill and Bob. Read […]

July 28, 2015

It is Amazing What Difference a Mile or Two Can Make

I was coaching youth baseball in Smithtown, N.Y., in the ’80s and ’90s. Smithtown is a big place—about 100,000-plus residents at the time—and had different sections, geographically. The Little Leagues were based on these sections. Why am I telling you this? Because Craig Biggio, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, was from Smithtown, and I was ‘this close’ to being to […]