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  • Today I went over to my Grandparents's house. We call him Nana & Da.

    We started to talk about my new job at the Pizzeria.

    "Everything is going great. I can't really mess up, I'm selling Pizza and Beer."

    Nana and Da laughed at this. Da went on to talk about how surprised he was that Pizza was so popular. The first time Da had seen Pizza was in Portland Maine at a very young age. There were many festivals around town, but one of his favorites was the Italian Festival.

    He talked about how the main attraction was "the greased poll". They would tack 1 dollar bills to the top of a very tall poll and lather the entire thing with grease. Kids would climb and climb and climb and keep slipping. They would have to work as a team to get to the top, rubbing the grease off and then sending up their best climbers.

    This Italian Festival would also be the first time Da would see Pizza. 5 cents for a small square slice.

    I loved this story so much I started to jot it down. Da noticed. He asked why I was writing...

    I told him how I was going to be collecting stories this summer and how I would love to interview him once my recorder and microphone came in.

    Suddenly, Da saw a chance to tell all of the greatest stories he had ever been a part of. 87 years of stories he had been waiting to have an audience for.

    I wrote down "Pizza and Greased Poll Story".

    Can you think of anymore Da?

    Suddenly they just came out.

    "Ted Williams coming home from Korea" he said. "Write that one down"

    The list went on and on.

    I am so excited to start putting these stories up soon.
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