Czaja Graduation Party

Below is a short video from a joint party (Diane and Theresa) in 1968. This clip is shot in the backyard of Helen and Eddie’s house on West Matson Ave., Syracuse, probably by Sam Fanizzi. Nice to see many of the great aunts and uncles.


Storto’s Restaurant and Grove

Back in the early 1970s, I loved summer vacation, especially when I had the opportunity to spend the week with my grandparents, Helen and Eddie Czaja.  At the time, everyone was working or out of the house, so during the week it would be just my grandmother and I.  She made up the spare bedroom […]


1935 Central Football – Storto Brothers

My great uncles, the Storto clan, where all very good sportsmen.  Above is a restored picture (the original was missing several chunks) from Susan’s collection featuring Teddy, Ray and Alfred in uniform.  The three played together on the 1935 Central football team coached by Pat Kane. High school sports columnist Robert G. O’Hara of the […]