"I was very strict because I was afraid kids would discover I was gay."
"He never said anything good about my writing."
"When you told me someday you're gonna be an NBA referee, I said, ‘Yeah, of course’."
"It was Christine's first trip in an airplane."
"All of my friends know me to be outspoken..."
"I called his name into the phone over and over..."
"I was in Brooklyn, New York teaching the third grade."
"We were together for 22 years..."
"So, I get to ask you the questions today..."
"I thought he was the goofiest guy I had ever met..."
"She reaches around the wall with this little yellow bunny rabbit puppet..."
"EMTs arrived within minutes..."
"I think I could have done another 31 years."
"I was focusing on him coming home."
"Have me and Mom ever extremely disappointed you?"
"How come I didn't scare you?"
"The initial impression was as if we had walked out of the audience and became part of the show..."
"What do you miss most about not having a hand?"
"I saw this guy with a head of black hair and white, white, teeth..."
"When did you and Dad decide to adopt?"
"You and your sister couldn't tell us apart. And we couldn't tell you two apart."
"A lot of people don't know where one family starts and the other one ends."
"We were among the first twenty steel burners to go in there."
"She met Robert when she was 90..."
"How did you meet Dad?"
"I was sick; I had no job; I was lonely—and then Felix called me."
"I think like a lot of families we had the 'missing' posters up."
"We used to call her pigeon because she was small..."
"My maternal grandfather, Rocco Galasso, was a superintendent in an apartment building..."
"Claudia, to me, was very beautiful."
"From the little English that we knew, my brother and I knew that we were not going to have class that day."
"I got married on the day of my 22nd birthday."
"We tried calling the fire house and none of the men were there."
"After we lost our daughter, we lost everything."
"I had a real extensive comic book collection."
"I was six years old when she left for New York City."
"I remember pacing back and forth and pacing back and forth..."
"I just felt I was not living an honest life."
"I was making my way across the state of Arkansas..."
"The usher goes down to the dugout, comes back with the Babe..."
"It was probably the loneliest time of my life."
"She asked me if I would like to go spend my birthday at the Windows of the World."
"The windows did not have window guards..."
"I'm always working 24 hours a day."
"As long as there was one black child left in town, they had to keep the school open."
"I really didn't talk much about the site in the beginning."
"My dad was working 24/7 to make it."
"He was a short-order cook..."
"John was a large, awkward kid."
"I was going to get this little boy an adoptive home before Christmas."
"She still thought I was in Iraq."
"I said, 'I know you think I'm crazy, but I want to cook for you."
"Hank had a girlfriend, Eddie had a girlfriend, I had no girlfriend..."
"We had a lot of seventh grade-style dates."
"My nickname is the Human Computer."
"A lady puts a cat in my cab..."
"It's an easy job. One street goes uptown, one goes downtown."
"I spent a couple of years overcompensating as a father."