Mike Caldararo in 1958 wearing his Division Avenue High baseball uniform. He was a pitcher.
By FRANK BARNING
One of my first high school friends to have his own car was Mike Caldararo. Many of us who took driver ed. with Mr. David Peyton at
I remember driving around
Once Mike was stopped on
One afternoon as he drove us around, Mike pointed out that he was almost out of gas. The term used in those days was running on fumes. We were asked to chip in for a refill and as was typical of most
Mike headed to the nearest service station and 28-cents worth of gas was pumped into his car, which was enough to buy a full gallon. Someone wiped off the windshield and then off he and his buddies drove.
A Chuck Berry lyric captures the moment....
" Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go."