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Whenever I think about the 4th of July, I get a very specific movie scene stuck in my head: The night game scene from the 1993 classic, The Sandlot. Something about the families out in the street sharing a big cookout, the flash and crackle of sparklers, the game of …

May 25, 2011 By Michael Daley  I must have been around seven or eight. Our family had been invited to my Uncle Mickey and Aunt Helene’s for a Jewish holiday celebration. Arriving at their apartment, there were many new names and faces.