Jack, the oldest of my family's eight children, was our surrogate father while Pop was away working three jobs to support us all. He recently invited his brothers and sisters to join him and his wife, Eve, at Kutsher's (a hotel in the Catskill Mountains) to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary. Jack chose the weekend of Jan. 8-9 for the affair. At the time of the invitation, my football Giants were still in contention for a playoff spot and the first game could have been scheduled for that weekend.
As my loyal readers know, I am a diehard Giants fan. I haven
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