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When I left O'Connell, I headed north to Villanova University, in accordance with the requirements of my father, who refused to pay for me to attend Virginia Tech. He thought I would be around too many friends and neglect the studies. So instead, I headed off to Philadelphia, which turned out to be a mecca of girls colleges. And those Jersey girls introduced me to a new world. After graduation I returned to DC and an amazing multitude of new experiences.
After college, Uncle Sam pointed his finger at me and I enlisted in the army instead of being drafted. White House Communications Agency (the military group recently in the news for their connection with the Secret Service - Colombia scandal) was looking for someone in the army with a college degree in accounting. As a lucky result, I was sent to DC to their facility in Georgetown, believe it or not. While there, i was picked to acquire 2 kegs of beer every Friday, with funds collected the week before, for a get together after duty hours at the facility. Four and a half days a week, I was a Budget and Fiscal specialist, and the other 1/2 day I was the "Keg Man". The XO and I would tap the first keg and test it for human consumption, which always took more than one glass each to be sure. After the service, I became a CPA.
During the time I was roaming around the DC area, I met my wife, Rosemary Romeo, through an introduction by her roommate, Kathy Becker (nee Murphy), both of them from the class of '65. Rosemary has been a Fairfax County school teacher for many years. We had 5 children, and 4 of them have grown to be very successful in their careers and at parenting. We have 8 grandchildren with the oldest not yet 5. By the end of the summer, we will have 9. I am known as "Silly Pop-Pop" to my grandchildren because of the way I clown around with them.
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