continue reading on Belleville Patch. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Paul Calabrese was killed in an auto accident at 18. I was the only one from the School 10 class to visit the wake. Paul is the basis for BUDDIES, (based on actual events, as they say,) which appears in A Father's Place - An Eclectic Collection.
...The last time I saw Paul was the last time anyone saw him. His old man told me how Paul took a curve too fast because he didn’t want to be called “a goddamned chicken by his goddamned buddies.” Paul lost control of the car and went through the windshield. I remember thinking how long his hair had gotten since the mornings I watched him put on his old man’s butcher’s wax before we left for school....
Other Belleville Patch stories include School 10 references. (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
- The First Robin of Spring (part one)
- The First Robin of Spring (part two)
Buccino also wrote about School 10 in Bellwood Crier has been