I was born in New Brunswick, NJ from a predominately Italian family. Grandma M is English/Irish. I lived in North Brunswick, Roosevelt, South Brunswick and Hightstown. When I was 18, I was the 1st to join the Hightstown Engine Co #1 when the age was reduced from 21 to 18. I went from firefighter, to First Aid LT, then Fire Engineer, Fire LT., then Assist. Chief of the Dept. I was being groomed to be Chief, when I moved to Florida. My roots are in New Jersey and after separating from my wife, I have returned. I have been in and out of the automobile business, I was a successful drag racer for a long time (Englishtown, NJ is my home track) and (MOPAR) car builder. I am passionate about my New Jersey Devils NHL Hockey team, the NY Yankees and the NY Football Giants.
I'm the proud father of a now adult daughter. I'm single and loving life. Financially tough but I'm back where I left off before I moved. Life is good and will get better as time moves along.
My Lionels are packed away for now but I do make a display layout for my fire department's annual Christmas Parade and set up small loops when possible. My collection of Lionel trains, Firehouses & firefighter action figures continue to grow, albeit at a slower pace.