Summer Time Writings

By Anthony Buccino

Ah, end of school and the living is easy, especially if you're a kid in the 1950s and 1960s and there are plenty of other baby boomer kids in the neighborhood. There was always something to do and trouble to get into until the streetlights came on and it was time to go in.

Here, enjoy a glimpse at those long-ago summers
as recalled by author Anthony Buccino.

Chasing the Mosquito Man

For all the DDT sprayed on us kids on our bikes, the killer fog never dulled our senses or killed mosquitoes. One always managed to squirm through a tiny hole in the screen and spend the night buzzing your ear.

Summer Peaches and Tomato Gardens

Watering the garden was a chore best completed before sunset. After sunset, starving squadrons of Jersey mosquitoes searched ravenously for the warm-blooded.

Ghosts of Birthdays Past by Anthony Buccino

Wildcat Lake Is Now Catfish Pond

One ingredient was water from Wildcat Lake, Camp Mohican, another was genuine bugs from under genuine Appalachian Trail rocks, and the last was lots and lots of sugar to help keep all us campers excited about being away from home for two weeks.

Fountain of Youth Under the Pipeline

Four decades later, I return to the pipeline. The dragon's tail is less pronounced, and full-grown trees hide the view of homes on Sycamore.

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Greetings From Belleville, New Jersey - Collected writings

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The Independent Press of Bloomfield
The Glen Ridge Paper
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Paterson Literary Review
U.S. 1 Worksheets
Rattlesnake Review
Medusa's Kitchen
Voices In Italian Americana
Edison Literary Review
Journal of New Jersey Poets
The Idiom
Fox Chase Review
South Mountain Poets Anthology
More Sweet Lemons

New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’

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