3 STAR SELECTION
THE UNCUT TRUTH AND OTHER ASSORTED STUFF
Just before going into ST.NICHOLAS
Greek Orthodox Church in Havana,
This photo of me....little did I know what was captured and all the attention this photo has gotten over the past few weeks......you can see captured , someone's side profile with their arm reaching down and holding my hand. Miraculous!
It felt awesome to donate items not only to the church but to the poor people of Cuba.
I encourage each of you when travelling to similar places bring something to help
people of those nations out.
Always leave a place better than when you originally found it.
JOHNNY BOWER DAY IN TORONTO
WAS A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS
Rick, as well as myself
and a couple of other characters are in the documentary
about Leaf fans/ Leaf nation.
The documentary is called
and is being made by some of my friends from Ryerson.
world famous peters barber shop....
in the godfather I & II
you may have missed these the first time around
"A man who doesn't spend time with his barber can never be a real man."
Don Corleone to Johnny Fontane
"Peter the Barber held a pair of scissors to his head and my father assured him that either his hair, or his signature, would be on the contract. That's a true story. That's my barber, Kay, it's not me."
Michael and Kay conversing
"Look how another barber massacred my boy's hair."
Don Corleone to Bonasera re: Sonny
"Why do you hurt me, Peter?
I've always been loyal to you."
"...and if I ever need any guidance, who's a better consiglieri than my barber?"
Michael to Clemenza about Peter the Barber
"....Having a good barber like Peter
is the most important thing.
More than success, more than money,
more than power."
"Certainly, the barber can present a bill for such services. After all, we're not Communists."
Barzini to the other Dons
"...I don't - I never knew no stylist.
I got my own barber....Peter, senator."
"Mr. Kalamaris is Johnny's barber. To the Italian people, that is a very religious, sacred, close relationship."
Tom Hagen to Woltz
" I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our barber, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there.
Micheal to Fredo
"I trust Peter the Barber with my hair, Senator.
To ask him to leave would be an insult."
"No barber can refuse any request on his daughter's wedding day."
Tom Hagen to his wife
"There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your barber closer"
"Leave Peter's Barber Shop and take the cannoli."
Clemenza to Rocco
"Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you.
But don't ever take sides with anyone
against Peter the Barber again. Ever."
Michael to Fredo
Saturday September 7th 2013....
the "M" from P&M restaurant passed away on August 24th 2013.
Today was a celebration of my uncle's life.
Mike Mavreas along with my father purchased 1970/1972 Weston Road in 1970.
At that time, Renato Noce was operating a wall paper and paint store. After some hefty renos, my father and uncle Mike soon opened P&M restaurant. My uncle Mike not only showed my father the ropes in running a restaurant,but my uncles George, Panayoti and cousins as well.
In fact even when times were lean in the restaurant business, my uncle Mike kept my father's relatives on "staff" even though he paid their wage out of his pocket out of respect to my father.
My uncle Mike trained my father well so that on December 1st, 1971, uncle Mike transferred his interest in P&M Restaurant to my father who became the sole owner.
My father ran P&M until 1972 when he then leased the restaurant out to Lino and Pierina Muzzatti.
My uncle Mike was operating the Woodview Plaza restaurant at Weston Road and Bradstock. My uncle Mike, also trained my uncle George who owned the Albion Charcoal Pit at 2833 Weston Road. Uncle George then sold the pit and on March 6th 1975 purchased 1970/1972 Weston Road including the P&M Restaurant from my father.
Uncle George operated P&M with my cousin Frank till he passed away on December 11th, 2003. My cousin Frank along with his wife Nikki own the P&M today.
My uncle Mike moved north and owned several restaurants in Bolton, and the Barrie area. A lover of hockey, boxing, fishing, a gifted athlete for the Macedonian soccer club, my uncle Mike was known for his crazy humor, his love of cars....my fave was his white Lincoln continental mark v,his amazingly tasty food, smashing plates with my father when the Leafs won, and his enormous generosity.My father, and Uncles George, and Tommy now have someone to play cards with up there.
God Bless us all.