Albert Joseph’s Bravado
Black and White Television Shows
Golden Age of Radio
Stories about his childhood:
Melancholy in Monessen,
A football star’s future—
Shortened by the family’s business.
Met a woman from Charleroi,
“Virginia is for Lovers.”
Completed a Family in 1971:
A corner house he purchased at Henry Street
In the borough of N. Belle Vernon.
I recall (those 14 vivid years
And the 16 visiting years),
What I want to recall…
A mill custodian, a provider,
A man who exercised like a prizefighter.
I waited for dad to play football,
To watch Black and White television Shows and
Listen to the Golden Age of Radio—
Stories about my childhood.