About Charles Damiano Albano
Uncle Charlie could not have been a more considerate and understanding uncle.
But he never taught us anything even though in a way he assumed responsibility for my brother and I. He was fun to be with when he wasnt running the barrel businees and his many other business. We made him promise to take us out to dinner and then we had to keep reminding him. He figured out how to keep his promise.
Now my brother and I thought Our rich uncle was going to take us to a fancy restaurant but....
At work somewhere I dont remember he took us down the street to a local diner! I dont remember what we had but I do remember that he CUFFED the meal. He knew the man that ran the diner. Mr. Cheap Albano note the initials CA, was at his scrooge best! We loved it though. He always bought a new Cadilac from Peter Fuller Sr. He would go to the dealwership go into Peter Fullers office talk awhile and then negotiate as follows; "same deal" and Fuller agree and he would pick any caddy he wanted and drive it out.
We would talk and joke with uncle Charlie, this was before we knew of David, his son. Our deal was as follows, remember this was the fifties a different value in time, Normal people averaged $30 to $40 a week. My brother wanted whatever caddy he had at the time and $100,000; I wanted the house on 25 highland ave Somerville Ma and $100,000!
He always told us we would have nothing to worry about that he would take care of us.
I learned a valuable lesson from that. Make sure that wills and trust are written for those you want to take care of not just say it.
But the most important thing about uncle Charlie was we had love and admiration between us and I can never forget the good father image he provided us even though we felt he should not have put us in boarding school. We loved him anyway.