A picture says a thousand words …. “This one, a cartoon, screams, #20 …. RIP, Mr. Palmer …. “!!


~~September 26, 2016~~ 


‘The King’ of golf dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday, September 25, in Pittsburgh at age 87, was the accessible common man who would become the King and lead his own army. Along the way he became one of the sport’s best players and a successful businessman, philanthropist, trailblazing advertising spokesman, talented golf course designer and experienced aviator.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf’s greatest ambassador, at age 87,” the U.S. Golf Association said in a statement.  “Arnold Palmer will always be a champion, in every sense of the word. He inspired generations to love golf by sharing his competitive spirit, displaying sportsmanship, caring for golfers and golf fans, and serving as a lifelong ambassador for the sport.

Our stories of him not only fill the pages of golf’s history books and the walls of the museum, but also our own personal golf memories.

The game is indeed better because of him, and in so many ways, will never be the same.”

Alastair Johnson, CEO of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday afternoon of complications from heart problems. Johnson said Palmer was admitted to the hospital Thursday for some cardiovascular work and weakened over the last few days.

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Andy Marlette



Andy Marlette, Cartoonist

He lives and works in Pensacola, FL

Born and raised by underpaid public school teachers in Sanford, Fla., Andy Marlette graduated from the University of Florida and became staff editorial cartoonist at the Pensacola News Journal in 2007.

Andy’s editorial cartoons have become both hated and adored by daily readers. His work has been awarded by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors for best editorial cartoons on state issues.


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In Memoriam …. “Happy Birthday: Jose T. Rexach-Rivera”!!


~~July 6, 2015~~ 

My brother (Jose, Pepo II, Pepito) was born on July 6, 1937.

Today, we celebrate your coming into this world!

You would have celebrated your 78th birthday.

To this day, I miss you. I miss you terribly.

I wish you could have been here and know what’s going on with my life.

I think you would have been happy for me.

Today, as every day since you passed, you are in the company of Mom & Dad. You are celebrating your special day with them .. and so many others of our family.

Say hello and hug them for me. Know that you are in my heart, in my mind, in my memories and my DNA.

You will always will be.

You ain’t heavy, you are my brother.

I love you as many grains of sand there are in all the beaches of the world.







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~~He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother~~

The Hollies

~~Published on Oct 6, 2014~~

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Rose and her son Joe ….. “A Mother’s Thoughts Today”!!


~~May 13, 2015~~ 

Trying to write this through the tears ….

I posted this in 2013.

Never knowing what was to come the following year. I miss my mother tremendously, still, and this letter spoke to me. Now I read it through new eyes, and I’m rocked to the core.

There are times I miss my son so much it feels my heart is deeply and forever torn. The pain becomes physical. Then I re-read this letter.

Gina, remember being at Lake Eola and the butterfly landing on my leg, staying there for so long I became convinced it was Joseph Catino visiting?

Now, I know it was.

And there have been so many times this past year that Bohemian Rhapsody comes on (one of my, Joe and Gina’s favorites) that I cry and laugh and sing at the top of my lungs.

Now, I know Joe was there singing and laughing along. RIP, my angel and thank you for showing me you are still here.

I really needed this message.




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A gift from the Heavens on Mother’s Day

“A letter from Heaven”

On this difficult day, I need you to know I’m right here.

I know it’s hard to believe sometimes or understand in the way I try to show you, but I’m still me.

I was your first love-I held you in my arms until you couldn’t fit any longer. I rocked you, sang to you, and cared for you all the days of my life. I hear you talk to me several times a day. When you hear nothing back or you say I don’t answer, that doesn’t mean I’m not right there next to you smiling.

I smile because I know things you won’t know until the day I reach my hands out to you and we’re together again in a more familiar way. In the meantime, I will keep trying to show you I’m okay and still around.

If a friend or relative calls to tell you they got a sign or had a dream of me, please know that I tried to reach you first but the line was busy or full of pain. When you quiet your mind and learn to clear the clutter, I can get through better.

Tell everyone to live for me and do things to make me proud. If they don’t want to talk about me, it’s just that the pain is too much to bear so they bury it to survive. Let everyone in the family grieve in their own way. Try to laugh again and get out of the house. When you can do that, it sends waves of love through my being. Let go of unwanted and useless feelings like guilt, anger and fear. I can’t break through those. I know you did the best you could for me. I am no longer in pain. I feel nothing but love from you all.

Here’s how I let you know I’m not dead; just different:
I’m the butterfly that dances around you as you walk. I make rainbows appear even when there is no rain; I made that red dragonfly land on you as you thought of me. The hawk sat perched outside your kitchen window and then swooped down as you stood on the deck or in the car. I keep making my song come on the radio and you know it’s me. I stand beside your bed and brush my hand against your face. I sent a text or phone message after I passed. I can do things you can’t wrap your brain around. You saw my face in someone else-it’s called transfiguration. I was the old guy who smiled at you or the strange woman who asked you a poignant question. The woman in the mall called out to her child, it was my name.

I saw you all get tattoos!

Mom always hated tattoos. Now she has one. I didn’t get the chance to thank you so I’m doing it now. It’s never too late to say I love you.

Hug your siblings and do things that are out of character for you. The best gift you can give me is that you will promise to live for me and I will live through you.

You will see me again one day but until then, LIVE, LAUGH, and celebrate my memory.

We are so much more than this physical vehicle that drives us around for awhile. Lift your head up and run around the bases, sliding into home, into my arms.

I’m not dead; I’m just different.





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To start the day …. Joe Catino: One year ago today!!


~~February 27, 2015~~

On year ago today, an awesome human being crossed to the other side after waging an incredible battle against an unbeatable foe. 

I chronicled the events as they unfolded when his battle began. His mother, Rose, was always there with her and I followed Joe’s “progress” through her words.


For My Joe … from Rose, his Mom

I fought for you
The hardest, it made me the strongest
So tell me your secrets

I just can’t stand to see you leaving

But heaven couldn’t wait for you
No heaven couldn’t wait for you
Heaven couldn’t wait for you

No heaven couldn’t wait for you
So go on, go home

We laughed at the darkness
So scared that we lost it
We stood on the ceilings
You showed me love was all you needed

But heaven couldn’t wait for you
No heaven couldn’t wait for you
Heaven couldn’t wait for you

No heaven couldn’t wait for you
So go on, go home

So go on, go home


~~From Rose to her Joe~~

Early in life experiences and things that were done to me left me feeling anger and distrust of men, in general.

Joseph Catino came into my life and showed me that what I learned about men wasn’t true of all men. I don’t know if I would have ever been able to grow past those feelings without Joe’s presence in my life, reminding me daily that men CAN be gentle, kind, loving, sensitive, humble …

Thank you, Joe, for being such a huge part of my life’s recovery. When you came into my life, my healing began. You and Gina Catino will forever be my guiding lights, my strength, my continued will to survive. I would not be the woman I am today without you. And when I feel low, like today, I can feel your hand on my chin … lifting my face to see the stars …. and you smile your crooked smile.

I will love and miss you eternally.


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I was writing a series of posts when I found out that my dear friend’s son had fallen ill.

The links to the story and the updates appear below.














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A beautiful spirit made the transition early morning, February 27, 2014, as a soft rain fell ever Orlando. Joe Catino, son of my friend Rose, both of them two of the sweetest, strongest and brightest souls I know, brother to Gina, beloved uncle to Leilani and to the little nephew who will never see him on this side of the Veil, but will hear earfuls of Uncle Jojo stories as he grows up, and beloved of Kawon, another beautiful and pure soul, lost his brief but ferocious battle with cancer early today.

To his very last conscious moment, he kept his sense of humor and playfulness, and reflected back on those around him the deep love that surrounded him.

Go in Beauty, Joe, just as you walked in it throughout your life.

Posted by Gringuis on February 28, 2014 10:50


~~Joseph Catino~~

~~Published on Mar 7, 2014~~

Jeanine Santiago

“I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe


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