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A sign of things to come

John Denino, James McBratney's Grandfather, Jimmy Max

From James J. McBratney - A sign of things to come. Pop ( aka John Denino) on the steps of the Dongan Diner. He was hired as a short order cook after serving in the United States Army. 45 years after this picture was taken he and Gram ( aka Mary Denino nee Gengo) helped me open Jimmy Max with not only family recipes and labor, but with a $50,000 home equity loan. In 1989 that was probably more than one third of the value of their home, 103 Hooker Place. Imagine the faith that they placed in their then 27 year old Grandson! God Bless you both in heaven and thank you from the bottom of my heart!


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