Ritchie and Bob Vitto's dad (Pete) worked for the Panorama for a long time (probably around 1960-late 70's?). He has the original photo plates from when John F Kennedy visited Naples, and he had his photo taken with JFK. Pete lives in Phoenix these days. Ritchie passed away about a year ago. Bob lives in Fla.
Most memorable smell: AFSouth building that had the Panorama office in it had a deli that had the best ham and cheese sandwiches on an Italian roll for L.150. Had a nice light mustard, wrapped in wax paper. To die for.
The smell of the basketball court where my brother Bob Kemp, Bill Sprinkle, Roscoe Toles, Teddy G. Would dribble that ball back and forth and squeak those shoes ! The smell of the Rec field and after making the long secret solo trek from my home to shoe alley to smell and hold the bags of leather sandals I would buy for 2$ each!! Lupini beans on the street , oh my gosh I'm crazy with smells. Mostly the smell of coming home after school and the smell of my Mamma's pasta sauce!!
SMELLS OF NAPOLI… We all have certain scents we remember — or can't forget, ranging from the aroma of a crowded streetcar in the summer, the fish market at Mergellina, to pizzas cooking in wood ovens, to piles of street litter during garbage strikes, or the strong smell of coffee roasting (not sure exactly from where) along via Roma. Another I recall is the distinct scent of 4711 cologne worn by men and women. What scents bring up memories for you?