When my father, Al Romano, was discharged from the navy, he worked for South Shore Beverage in Seaford. After that, he worked for Wantagh Drug Sundry, which was owned by his father's best friend. The pharmacist, Marty, had told my father that liquor licences were open. My father and Marty decided to apply for a license and became partners in a liquor store. Marty was a silent partner and my father ran the business.