It was a real pleasure to read all the memoirs of Brooklyn past. Thanks for starting this page. My best memories of Brooklyn were my high school days in Manual H.S. I graduated January, 1951, and had the best times with my sorority sisters from Delta Phi Kappa Sorority. Loretta Grandi, Lee Ryan, Marie Buenage, Ann Hughes, etc.
I am looking forward to coming back for our millennium reunion next year. I have lived in Arizona for the last 37 years, and would like to correspond with anyone who might have graduated or went to school with me. I lived on 13th St. and 6th Ave., and truly loved the park dances every Friday. Walking through the park on Easter Sunday, the paddle boats and picnics in the summer. Ice skating in the winter. Necking in the Sanders Theatre, and meeting our friends at night at Poppa Joe's Ice Cream Parlor, or the ice cream parlor on 9th St. near the Prospect Theatre. And of course there was the library, that was the best place to tell mom I was going. . . .
I started a Battered Women's Shelter in Arizona 25 years ago. The 5 acres of land I am building the expansion of our treatment programs on, I have called "Prospect Park." If you would like more information on this please at write me or look up our web page.
18 April 1999
My Brooklyn is Canarsie in the 1960s & 70s: roller hockey at the P.S. 279 playground, bike riding on the Belt Pkwy path, and being a rock & roller in a world of disco insanity.
20 April 1999
I haven't been back to Brooklyn in nine years but I'm going back this June. My biggest memory of Brooklyn is waiting for the mailman during the summer, using the fire hydrant to cool down, and waiting for the ice cream truck to come.
20 April 1999