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Save the Last Dance #2.
“Whatcha Doing Charlie?”

Eight-year-old artist’s rendering of New York HarborEight-year-old artist’s rendering of New York Harbor

“Watcha doing, Charlie?” asked the beautiful, 7-year old young Fanny with long brown curls flowing out of her straw hat on Mulberry Street in New York’s Little Italy.

“I’m making you a picture, Fanny,” replied the handsome 8-year old Charlie, drawing a boat in New York Harbor on the sidewalk with chalk.

When the drawing was complete, the young couple sensed they would be best friends, lovers, and soulmates. Despite their stated and unstated intentions, life got in the way for the next 79 years.

Before Fanny passed, she asked her son to recreate Charlie’s drawing from her memories. Once the picture was acceptable, she asked him to draw it in chalk on the sidewalk at 85 Old Broadway in Little Italy where Fanny and Charlie first met.

Fanny Coscia, age 7, and Charlie Magnante, age 8, in New York’s Little Italy.Fanny Coscia, age 7, and Charlie Magnante, age 8, in New York’s Little Italy.

Wondering if the story is real? The answer is yes; Fanny was my mom! And, the love of her life, Charlie, became one of the most famous accordion artists in music history.

So…if you’re not afraid to shed a tear or two and can handle a proper love story that’s absent tantalizing sex scenes and hip, cool innuendos, you might enjoy my ode to love entitled SAVE THE LAST DANCE. A Bittersweet Love Story about Broken Promises and Shattered Dreams.

“Superbly Crafted Ode to Love.”
– San Francisco Literary Review

“Pure and Simple. A Proper Love Story. They don’t make them like this anymore.”
– Kayla@ Good Reads

DATE: Sep.08.2021 | CATEGORY: Romance