he was happy. he had more clients in his pipeline and was
facing such a great month. you could see it in his face and
in the bounce in his step.
and his step had quite a bounce yesterday, for joe was a big
we lost joe last night.
i hardly knew joe, but i knew that i liked him. always quick
with a smile, or a laugh, or a piece of well-needed advice.
big guy, yet so soft-spoken.
some of us even had a mafia name for him, you know, a
nickname. in the Sopranos, there was paulie 'walnuts'
gualtieri, bobby 'bacala' baccalieri, johnny 'sack'
sacramoni, salvatore 'big pussy' bonpensiero. . .
we imagined joe cast as Joey 'two salads' Salas. i think
that was benjamin's idea.
don't know if he liked the moniker, but he laughed at it.
joey laughed a lot.
for that, we will miss joe.