Idealistic achievements are family traditions on both sides of Parkinson Charles Pino's ancestry:
On his maternal (English) side was Great Uncle Woody who often said, "I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." As the 28th President of the United States, he (Woodrow Wilson) envisioned the League of Nations that led to the eventual vision of the United Nations. Then there was his Great . . . Great Grandfather Richard Kimball who boldly ventured to The New World on The Elizabeth in 1634 to participate in a utopian adventure, a "frontier" called Massachusetts.
On Park's paternal (Sicilian) side was his Great Uncle Tony. As the mastermind behind what has become known as The Brink's Job, he (Antonio Pino) succeeded in "pulling off the greatest American heist of its time without harming a soul." (Incidentally, his character was portrayed by actor Peter Falk in The Brink's Job movie.) Then there was his mysterious Great . . . Great Uncle Paulo Pino whose accomplishments were worthy enough to merit his burial in The Pantheon in Rome during the Italian Renaissance.
Knowing that good men are often supported by great women, one can acknowledge the dynamic feminine force responsible for creating Park's lineage. Among these countless contributors was his Great . . . Great Grandmother Sarah Hawkins, a squaw maiden who daringly chose to trust "the white man."
"If passion drives, let reason hold the reins." Benjamin Franklin
College senior yearbook photo (1983)
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