I was born in Park Slope, lived on 11th Street between 2nd and 3rd in 1955. What I remember is going to the park down the block from me. My mother said they would always find me there. P.S.124great school! Miss all the gang! Moved to 15th Street and the summer nights outside jumping rope, waiting for Mr. Softee or the man with the shaved ices. Sometime the truck would come around with a ride called "The Whip." Went to I.S. 88 (now M.S. 88), another great school. It was just built and there was a teachers' strike my first year. It had talent shows great caring teachers. Then on to John Jay H.S., with classmates Helen W., Katie Sada, Edwardo Becoump, Kevin Kuland, Joseph Bongirno, George, Henry Gil, Joann Devilio, Sandra Pisculli. Lost contact with all now. Boy those were two great years. Had to transfer to Erasmus Hall for 11th and 12th grade. The years there were OK, met some nice people, graduated in 1973.
7 July 1999
Hey, aren't there any Baby Boomers from Flatbush? P.S. 99? Midwood High School (66)? Avenue J, Cookies, East 13th Street pizza place? How bout Eddy Shore's Friday night parties? Have been looking for you guys for a long time. Where are you?
7 July 1999
My Brooklyn was the best Brooklyn. I grew up on Powell and Newport in Brownsville. We had so many friends from everywhere. People from Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Ridgewood and etc. Those were the good old days. I met my husband Ray right on my block. We were married for 24 years when he passed away. My friends were Marcia Cohen, Marilyn Weissman, Harriet Siegel, Sandra Krevoy, Linda Paley, Barbara Kantrowitz, Shirley and Judy Lewis, Blanche Milgram, and many many more. I went to P.S. 184, J.H.S .109 and Thomas Jefferson High School. I read Joseph Salvia's MY BROOKLYN. I am the Norma that married Ray.
10 July 1999
P.S. 89 (1938) & P.S. 198 (1940-1946), Brooklyn Tech (1946-1950), Hofstra College and Remington Rand (UNIVAC)
Where are you all, Harry Neilson, Bob Nelson, Claire Northrop, Roy Oak, Bob Gluck, Nancy Baird, Sylvia Lamb, Marjorie Monzert.
The Farragut Pool and the Ave. D Movies. Stickball and the corner deli.
Another time and world all gone but the memories.
12 July 1999