// Jun 06 2011



Well, to my delight I just had a visit here in New York from my dear friends, the late Pat Molittieri’s family.

I had a blast. We talked forever about Pat and my book and everything. Dellane is the spitting image of her mother — those eyes are to die for. Colin and Dellane have raised beautiful and well behaved boys who are intelligent and charming. That personality that you saw coming across on those tiny TV screens so long ago lives in Dellane and the boys. It is near magical being with them because they are not only wonderful people, but they evoke the memory of a young girl who the boomers and pre-boomers will never forget — that of Pat Molittieri.

You would have loved seeing the young boys, ten and thirteen years old, asking to see a copy of the magazine I brought of their grandmother. They sat soaking in page after page with curiosity and excitement. I couldn’t take the smile off my face and keep the tear from my eye.

Thanks you guys for coming in and visiting. Let’s do it real soon again. I love you.

Ciao for now….


  1. Oh my gosh, Charles, we had the best time visiting with you!

    Your hospitality and caring nature makes for such an awesome time! My boys loved looking at their grandmother and hearing new memories about their grandmother, as well as I do, always!

    I truly feel blessed to have met you and have you in my family’s lives! You are the best!

    Love you! Can’t wait until the next visit!!

    Love, Dellane

  2. Charles,

    I would like to thank you for the visit with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons. Your generosity is always appreciated and such fun when we visit. I always enjoy travelling down memory lane when talking about Patti.

    My family and I are very excited about the new book and can’t wait until we get a copy!

    Take care Charles!

    Your friend, Victor

  3. Victor,

    Pat left you and your daughters and all of us much too early. The girls were quite young when their mother left them, but you continued to raise them as she did and the results are nothing less than perfection. And now Dellane and Colin, have taken the torch and have three boys that any family would be proud of.

    A woman named Pat Molittieri — Patti — is looking down from heaven with one of her smiles — but now that smile is bigger than ever. ….

    In friendship,


    • Do you know where I can buy a DVD that has Pat Molittieri dancing?

      Pat Gordon

      • Hi Pat,

        A December 18, 1957 tape is in the public domain and can be purchased online. There is a site called videobeat.com, they sells it. Use their search engine and type in their TV section American Bandstand. It will come up with a 1957 tape and you can purchase it. Pat is on that one.

        Good luck and let me know if you succeed or need any further help…oh, and thanks for dropping by and come visit again.



  4. Thanks so much for the wonderful words about my mom! Not a day goes by that I don’t talk to my mom about things and eternally wish and hope that she is proud of my decisions and my family. When I learn different things from the other day, I am so very grateful all of my experiences which continue to bless me in my life and a big example is your touching and very creative book that you have done for my mom and the rest of the talented Bandstand Regulars! I am so very thankful to be a part of this project and to be a part of all of your lives! Love and Best Wishes, Dellane

    • Janie Dill says:
      June 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      I just recently found this page about your Mom. I started watching Bandstand in 1957 and couldn’t wait to turn it on as soon as I got home from school here in Texas!. I absolutely loved the show and of course knew all the “Regulars.” Your Mom was my very favorite dancer and I can still picture her dancing “At the Hop.” It will always be a wonderful memory and those Philly kids were fantastic. I miss those days so much and am thankful I was a teen in that decade. Blessings to you and your family.

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