The Danzi Patrol to Lyon visit report
“The Danzi Patrol” of the Slattery Detachment visited Lyons on Saturday, January 19th. This visit was the first 2019 bi-monthly brunch provided by Dan Danzi and gang. It provided 45 attendees of the Lyons Nursing home with support and friendship not to mention all the “goodies.”
There were a dozen members of the Slattery group there. Tony Oszmianski came down with Dan and Anthony Fiorentino and Tom Miller with Keith Butler. Others were there already and met the caravan at Lyons for the feast. Artie Williams and Dave Katz along with Luis Gomez and “Caffe” his Bulldog guide-dog met us there when we arrived. Eddie Neas Sr. and beautiful wife, Linda, dropped in later with son, Eddie Jr. and his wife, Christina. All hands chipped in not only to serve the veterans, but went around and chatted with most of them.
We arrived there about 0945 and soon had the hard rolls out and being cut as the other items were unpackaged, Anthony sliced the rolls in half and soon other members were either buttering or cream cheesing them. Others were arranging the donuts, Danish and bananas on trays or just chatting with vets.
The very helpful VA staff assistance group of Jessica and Jennifer soon had the coffee ready for the residents. Dan had the orange juice being poured into individual cups and given to the various veterans. The donuts and Danish were on trays and followed the hard rolls around for the vets to choose. The bananas and canteen books were the last to be distributed at one to each.
When they finished, the Slattery members took a few minutes off to enjoy some bacon, egg and cheese croissants or sausage, egg and cheese biscuits provided by Dan along with some Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for the gang.
A good time was had by all but soon this good thing came to an end. We bid fair well and were out of there and returned to the Whippany area by 11:45. If you haven’t tried it, contact Dan for the next trip. It should be in March or at the latest April. A Pete Gallo blast will go out when we find out the Saturday date. It was another successful visit completed by Dan and gang.