Richard Fried

Profile Updated: August 29, 2023
Residing In Washington, DC USA
Spouse/Partner Susan Yanero Fried
Occupation Struggling to Finish My 1st Novel

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Sep 01, 2023 at 9:05 AM

Posted on: Aug 29, 2023 at 7:03 PM

I was at Mineo's last night. There are 2 other locations now and a "Mineo's building" in Oakland. The Squirrel Hill one has a sign that says "since 1958." I told the employees milling about the counter that I was there on opening day, stopping on the way home after school. The pizza cost 15 cents a slice (?). They looked at me like I was a lunatic. I considered telling them that the original Mineo made the pizza, from which they served me a slice, but I was afraid they'd throw me out before I got the pizza I ordered. Pizza and truth can be dangerous..

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Aug 16, 2023 at 10:11 AM

Posted on: Aug 15, 2023 at 9:11 AM

Philip, thanks for moving along the idea of a reunion. I have a question; WithIn the context, what is meant by a guest? I suppose the idea has arisen from recent conversations about bringing them. Can you give a little more information?

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Mar 23, 2021 at 9:38 AM

Posted on: Mar 08, 2021 at 2:48 PM

The only thing I wanted to write was my appreciation to all those who by what they share continue to refresh my childhood memories. What a treasure.

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Jul 19, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Yes, beautifully said and straight from the heart.

RIP John

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Oct 28, 2018 at 10:26 PM

Posted on: Oct 28, 2018 at 12:18 PM

I was Barmitvah-ed at Tree of Life. I remember after the ceremony, going downstairs where a luncheon was served. I was laughing and joking with my friends in innocence like we did any other day (I mean, the bar mitzvah was my parent's idea). As I thought about the shooting last night, I reconnected with that innocence and wondered why on earth anyone would want to do violence or hurt anyone in a place like that (or anywhere, of course). Peace to all.

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May 19, 2018 at 8:33 PM


Thank you for saying it the way you did. I wouldn't want to add even one word.


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Mar 01, 2015 at 8:33 AM

" Adam and Gusky family,

Ray's passing was a great shock to me.  I, too, knew Ray well since Kindergarden and the house on Hobart St.  He was a vigorous and vital person who influenced everyone and every situation he touched.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  I know so many of us feel it is our great loss, as well.  Ray will be sorely missed.

Bless You,

Richard Fried"


Reading the outpouring of heartfelt feelings from fellow classmates of Ray, has been an inspiration to me. The collective grieving and sense of loss, has been a comfort to me. This is one more instance of Ray's beneficial impact on everyone he knew.

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Feb 25, 2015 at 5:59 AM
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Sep 04, 2014 at 6:11 PM

As the only classmate from D.C. who had a lot of fun at the reunion (the other 2 didn't come) I'd like permission to secede from DC, temporarily, and join Maryland in a possible post reunion get together. Since they won't allow us to become a state, we're forbidden from holding post reunion activities, too.

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Aug 21, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Hi Howard,

It has been a long time. You are one of the people I remember being around in school from the very first years. I'm pleased you've done well writing a number of books. I've been trying to finish my first and only novel for quite a few years. Knowing it can be done offers me encouragement.

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