Happy birthday buddy!
Lou, I am very thankful that our first little spark of a conversation has blossomed into a great partnership. But I feel very blessed to call you ‘friend’ as well. (even if you force me into eating at really good restaurants and throw unexpected math questions at me now and then.) Happy Birthday!
Oh, what were we supposed to talk about again? How Lou has affected our lives? See above :)
How about Happy Birthday to the shortest Italian man I know. Or Happy Birthday to my Pepsi drinking, M&M loving friend. Or Happy Birthday to the guy that runs away screaming when he sees me coming down Main Street towards him.
Does April have any good photos of Lou left from when she made the scrapbook for him last year when he turned 40? Now there would be some great stuff there!
Now, if that is all too sappy for you, I could also point out that I love the fact that when I'm with Lou I can be guaranteed that I'm not the shortest guy around....
Proud to call him my brother.
A younger brother. Which by logic means I can beat him up.
Deanna Testai Mongello – I don't think people know this story.
Lou, has always been a writer, when he was a clerk for a judge in NJ he wrote a handbook for the clerks to follow, which I believe is still in use. He also was a DJ back in the day, and wrote a DJ handbook. He just got rid of his turntables... So writing has always been in his blood.
I am so proud of all he has accomplished and what lies ahead for him. I love you, and "keep moving forward".