February 9 – Happy Birthday “Pally” Iacano

It was a fairly common occurrence whenever I was in the company of today’s Amsterdam Birthday Blog celebrant that something he said or did would have me laughing till my sides hurt. Though his real first name was “Thomas,” to everyone who knew him, he was “Pally” Iacano. For years he was a fixture as a bartender in this city and every Tuesday night during golf season, he was part of a memorable Amsterdam Muni “Men’s Night” foursome that included “Bam” Frollo, Joe Testa and Sammy LaConte. After their round was over, the four of them would retire to a table in the Muni Clubhouse, where Pally would lead or become part of far-reaching conversations on every subject imaginable. He could always be counted on to …

You can read the rest of this story in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.

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