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  • Charlie Sacchetti

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Business lunches I have known and loved – and still laugh about

If there is one lesson that I have learned over my 40 years in sales it is that you should never take a customer for...

A Bronx tale of my own: Take the cannoli, pay the man, leave the tip

During the year 2002, I had the pleasure of managing a fine salesman named Jeff LaFleur.  Jeff lived in Croton, N.Y., in Westchester County and...

For temperamental Uncle Freddy, words were flung before the projectiles

Funny how the mind works. While driving the other day, a thought came to me. It actually manifested itself just after some guy cut me...

Memories of an Italian-American Thanksgiving in Philly

Ever since I was a kid growing up in Southwest Philly, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I remember how it used to be...

Sometimes it’s the small, unexpected things that make a meal memorable

I am always amazed by the way many people react when they encounter some of nature’s smallest and weakest creatures. Watching a burly, macho man...

Of the summer I became a soldier, only the memories remain

I shall never forget the summer of 1970 because I experienced an amazing transformation. In just 120 days, I was changed from a baseball player...

Rubbing shoulders with giants (and one very small boss) in the summer of ’65

The summer of 1965 was one I’ll never forget. In fact, that whole year was just about the most enjoyable year of my life. It...

Life in the fast lane: Three types of experiences behind the wheel

The other day, I had the distinct pleasure of having breakfast with five of my buddies from our old Southwest Philly neighborhood. During our pre-meal...

‘Command’ performance: The night I met Moses in a hotel lobby

Let’s face it: You never know how you will act if you come in contact with greatness. I found out in June of 1972, at...

Wheelchair couldn’t get in the way of a triple play and sandlot glory

While growing up in my Southwest Philly neighborhood, back in the 1950s, I witnessed many events that would serve as wonderful memories as the years...

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