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Photo contributed by Sid Tobias
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P.S. 90
P.S. 90
Photo contributed by Sid Tobias
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Sheridan & McClellan St.
Sheridan & McClellan St.
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Tremont Ave 1930's
Tremont Ave - 1930's
Photo contributed by Jerry McKenna and
he writes, "Would you ever believe that
the Bronx looked so serene"?. The picture
was taken from a rooftop on Vyse Avenue.
Looking north towards Thwaites Restaurant
before it burned down
anyone remember what year this was?
Photo contributed by Rob
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painting taken at an art auction while on a recent cruise.
Photo contributed by Joe F.
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another painting taken at an art auction while on a recent cruise.
Photo contributed by Joe F.
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P.S 81
P.S. 81 on 259th Street and Riverdale Avenue.
Photo contributed by Marcy Alvo
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The building Lois grew up in.
Photo contributed by Lois Sohn
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Another view of the building Lois grew up in.
Photo contributed by Lois Sohn
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Close your eyes, And go back . . .
Before the Internet or the MAC,
Before semi-automatics and crack.
Before chronic and indo;
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo.
Way back. . .

I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk. Sittin' on the porch,
hot bread and butter. Eatin' a 'super-dooper sandwich' (Dagwood).
Red light! Green light!! Chocolate milk. Lunch tickets.
Penny candy in a brown paper bag. Hopscotch, butterscotch,
doubledutch, Jacks, kickball, dodgeball, y'all!, Mother, May I,
Hula Hoops and Sunflower Seeds, Jaw breakers, blowpops,
MaryJanes. Running through the sprinkler!! I can't get wet!
(All right; well, don't wet my hair....) The smell of the sun and
lickin' salty lips.... Wait. . .

Catchin' lightening bugs in a jar. Playin sling shot and Red Rover.
When around the corner seemed far away, and going downtown seemed
like going somewhere. Bedtime, climbing trees, a million mosquito
bites and sticky fingers. Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and
Indians, Sittin on the curb. Jumpin down the steps,
Jumpin on the bed. Pillow fights. Being tickled to death;
Runnin till you were out of breath. Laughing so hard that your
stomach hurt!! Being tired from playin' .... Remember that?

I ain't finished just yet . . .

What about the girl that had the big bubbly hand writing??
Licking the beaters when your mother made a cake.
Didn't that feel good.. just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that!"

Yeah, remember when . . .

When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys
(Keds & PF Flyers),and the only time you wore them at school,
was for "gym." When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the
kids got there.When nobody owned a purebred dog. When a quarter was
a decent allowance, and another quarter a huge bonus. When
you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny. When girls neither
dated nor kissed until late high school, if then. When
your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces. When all of your
male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair
done. Everyday. When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked,
and gas pumped without asking. For free. Every time. And,you
didn't pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot! When
laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden
inside the box. When any parent could discipline any kid, or
feed him or use him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even
the kid, thought a thing of it.
When it was considered a great
privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with
your parents. When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if
they failed......and did! When being sent to the principal's
office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited
a misbehaving student at home. Basically, we were in fear
for our lives but it wasn't because of drive by
shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Disapproval of our parents and
grandparents was a much bigger threat! If you can remember any
of these things, I smile with you. Pass this on to people you
care about, it will make them smile too!! Talk of these things to
your children. Don't let these memories fade away completely. Just
talking to your children, friends, or loved ones, and
trading memories is a joy.

Life goes quickly. Seize it!!

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