|Home Sweet Home
DON'T EVER FORGET WHERE WE CAME FROM
IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO GROW UP
|As you know, Steve and I had taken photos of various places in Jersey City and put those photos on the DVD. I wanted to do a
page of the houses we grew up in so I took another ride down to JC. I was only able to take a few of the ones from my old
neighborhood where some of my PS 20 classmates lived. So, now I need you to send me an email with your old address. I will
go back and take photos of those houses and put them on this page. I think you will have fun looking at them, especially those
of you with children who may not have seen where mommy and daddy grew up.
I hope this page brings back fond memories.
It is dedicated to those places we called home and to a great city where we learned, played and formed lifelong friendships.
|Well, when I was in high school I lived at 63 Greenville Avenue, shown in the left and
center photos. The house was between Old Bergen Road and Kennedy Boulevard,
down the block (as we used to say) from St. Paul's Church and up the block from
Verga's Pastry Shop.... and if you drove down Scott Street from Linden Avenue and
forgot to turn the wheel........well, you would drive right into my front porch.....or is that
stoop?? Anyway, except for the new aluminum siding, the house looks the same. We
lived on the top floor. My parents then bought the house in the right photo, 87 Linden
Avenue between Ocean and Garfield. The front lawn is gone and that garage did not
exist when we lived there. I must admit, it sure does bring back memories when I drive
down there and visit the old neighborhood. Some of you should do it when you get a
chance. You'll be surprised at the changes.........but you'll also see how much
remains the same. So pack the family in the car and go visit your roots...pass by your
house, your old grammar school, Snyder High School and some of the playgrounds
you hung out at......then have lunch at Al's, The Colonette or the Miss America Diner.
|BELOW ARE SOME OF THE HOUSES
WHERE OTHER FRIENDS LIVED
RECOGNIZE ANY OF THEM?
|Here's a couple of Steve's old house on
McAdoo Avenue that we took back in
January before the reunion.
He almost didn't recognize it with the new