Happy birthday Eugene 2021
You are no longer with us in body, but in spirit you are always with us.
Ecco perché abbiamo voluto con tutto lo spirito, e anche tutto il nostro corpo terreno, festeggiare il tuo 15° compleanno come God comanda!
In the true sense of the word! Yes, as we have always done, for the previous 14 years.
Una festa che si rispetti deve tenere conto dei gusti del festeggiato, altrimenti che festa è. E noi, abbiamo pensato bene a quello che ti sarebbe piaciuto di più. Cosa ha sempre amato fare Eugene? La nostra risposta è stata molto semplice: Eugene he loved being with friends, he loved good music, he loved basketball. And we did this! We united friends, music and basketball and so we gave rise to two wonderful evenings.
Your party, or rather your parties, begin on August 28, 2021 with the first of the two live music concerts scheduled.
In prima serata abbiamo avuto l’onore di ascoltare, vedere, ridere con loro e applaudire il fantastico gruppo degli “amici di Eugene” capeggiati dal maestro Umberto Sorrentino, amico fraterno, compositore, autore e direttore della band.
I present to you band:
- Matthias of Llull
- Raphael Sasso
- Aurelius Esposito
- Ersilio Catalano
- Maurice Ciccarelli
- PierFrancesca DiGiovanni
- Christine Miselli
- Alexander Gentile
- Marianna White
- Joseph Romano
They took turns singing and playing on stage, entertaining the spectators present with panache and joy.
And they could not miss, there on stage, singing for you, your "old-time" friends. Those who have shared bottles, pacifiers, games, games, books with you…. yes, there were Nicola, Alessandro, Angelo, Gerardo, Kevin, Anna, Jennifer, Giada, Ileana and Sofia! In short, quite a lot of your friends were there!
The evening was beautiful! Needless to deny that there was so much emotion in all of us. Our dear Federica Landolfi helped us to dilute it and convey emotions in the right way. Federica in these evenings was not the presenter, she was more than a friend, in a certain sense she was your older sister because she took care of your birthday party as much as we did.
There can be no birthday party without lunch with relatives; and we have respected the tradition, lunch in the company of Uncle Gilberto and Aunt Mariant.
The afternoon of the 29th instead we dedicated it to basketball! We managed to bring basketball to Dragoni! Fantastic right?
For these moments of play we must first of all thank your coaches, Maria and Gaetano. Then Piero, Onorio, Django, Peppe Farina, and then all the guys from CSI Caiazzo Basket and SBC Caiazzo.
They gave life to two hours of pure fun, loyalty and sportsmanship.
Eugene aiutaci affinché riusciamo a far nascere qualcosa di bello anche a Dragoni, per i tuoi amici e per tutti i bambini.
The cornerstone of this afternoon's organization was my dear friend Peppe Panella. Without Peppe to act as a driving force and motivator, even in the face of the organizational difficulties that have arisen, perhaps we could have even given up…
There was a little moment of "pain". Nicola, your faithful snack buddy, hurt his ankle while falling from a basket. Dear Cristina, our friend and nurse, was quick and careful to intervene so as to avoid more severe pain. Luana's cuddles and the hospital knee-high did the rest.
Here they are our faithful collaborators, Fabio with the ambulance made available to us by our dear friend Amelio Esposito, Cristina, and Peppe Panella.
The beauty of our afternoon of sports was that… everyone won! Yes, all all!
We donated the medal with your smile to every athlete involved.
And how could the evening continue if not with music? And who could be in the square this evening, the evening of your birthday, playing for you? Yes, her, your splendid guitar teacher, Enza D'Ambrosio, together with some members of her band, Clover DP.
During the evening, Enza dedicated “Perfect” to you, reminding everyone that it was the first song you had learned to play.
Quanta emozione dolce love nostro!
A birthday party ends with the blowing out of the candles, the cutting of the cake and… goodnight everyone!
A causa delle restrizioni previste dalle norme Anti-Covid che l’Amministrazione Comunale ci ha chiesto di rispettare, il taglio della torta è stato solo simbolico, una torta finta preparata con tanto love da Maria Guadagno e le candeline sono state sostituite da 15 palloncini luminosi che i tuoi amici hanno fatto volare e, siamo certi, sono arrivati fino a te!
Even tonight, sweet Federica has not let us miss her support. All day with us, because she is one of us!
Caro love nostro, questa festa così speciale, l’abbiamo preparata grazie alla collaborazione di tanti amici. Oltre a tutti quelli già citati, dobbiamo ricordare anche Peppino Micco e Antonella D’Aloia, Gabriella Di Tommaso, Nicola Mattei e Nadia Luponio, ed ancora Pasqualino De Marco e i suoi collaboratori, Andrea D’Aniello e il suo papà, Gennaro Montone che ha curato magistralmente l’audio delle due serate. Per tutti loro, ti raccomandiamo una preghiera speciale.
In short, your party wasn't just yours… It belonged to all the friends, to all the people who dedicated their time to you, and who wanted to get excited, freely, without constraints and prejudices.
Dad, Francesca and I tried hard, we hope you enjoyed it. We solemnly promise that the 2022 one will be even more exciting!
Buon 15° compleanno Eugene ♥