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Sharon and Richie Surozenski.
Richard (Richie) and Sharon Surozenski were getting ready to watch Jeopardy when the phone rang a few weeks back.
They were in Kissimmee, Florida for a two-week vacation, but their household routine down there is about the same as here. “Sharon was doing the dishes, and I was getting the ice cream ready,” Richie said. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.
The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.
The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.
Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.
The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.
And on Shelter Island . . .
LOUISE O’REGAN CLARK PHOTO A wheel purchased at a yard sale by Keith Clark (left), Richard Surozenski (second from right) and Steve Lenox (right). Alfred Kilb Jr. (second from left) will help hang it in the Smith-Taylor Cabin after its restoration.
It’s a labor of love for three Island men, remembering their fathers’ heritage of hard work, sense of community and spirit, by taking on those responsibilities themselves.
The three men — Keith Clark, Richard Surozenski and Steve Lenox — are recreating something that was lost, an old chandelier in the shape of an old ship’s wheel and will give it to the Smith-Taylor Cabin at Taylor’s Island. The gift will continue the ongoing restoration of the cabin, but will also memorialize their fathers who inspired and guided them to adulthood. (more…)