Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rich memories

Mr. C. was very successful for many years.

He owned a Restaurant/Night club (Corso's) in Torrance, California for 27 years as well as a Bowling Alley/Lounge, a Jewelry store and a ladies ready to wear clothing store.

He never smoked or drank alcohol and kept himself in good shape over the years by playing Racquetball three days a week, boxing and swimming.

He had one vice however; gambling.

He lost almost everything gambling on sports.

He's now 92 years old and lives in a 400 square foot studio apartment.

Almost all of the wall space is taken up with photo collages that his daughter put together. There are pictures of him with all the famous people who frequented his establishments over the years; Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, Sonny Liston, the Ink Spots, members of the Los Angeles Rams, etc..

He's one of the richest persons I've ever meet in terms of wonderful memories.

Man does he get a glint in his eye when reminiscing.

He's so thankful for having had such a great life.

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