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Entries from July 2008

Early Photo 2

July 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Here I stand on Peltier Avenue with Amboy Avenue behind me. My home is to my left, off right in the picture. At the top of the photo it states: Sept 55. I am 8 1/2 years old. What can we learn? Well, for one thing we didn’t own an edger and didn’t care about […]

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Tags: Metuchen N.J.

Early Photo 1

July 27th, 2008 · No Comments

This is one of the earliest photos of myself I’ve seen. It shows a few details. Notice the truck in the background. My dad worked for Rutgers Chevrolet in New Brunswick, NJ as the parts department manager. One of his “perks” was that he got to use the parts truck for personal use. It’s a […]

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Street Light Snow

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

We lived at the corner of Peltier Street and Amboy Avenue. Our front door, which we hardly ever used, faced Amboy. My dad parked on Peltier and we entered the house through the side door that faced Peltier. That door entered into the kitchen of the house. Peltier did not cross Amboy but rather created […]

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First Kiss & Betrayal

July 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I had aged to somewhere around fourteen. Gregory’s (Washington Beach Hotel) had closed and we had been staying at the Yulan Hotel, owned by Anne and Pete Boza, for a number of years. I had already spent a number of two-week stays and weekend stays at the Hotel and the Boza family (Anne, Pete, daughter […]

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Washington Beach Hotel

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

When we first starting heading to Washington Lake we stayed at the Highlands (A on map). But after only a couple of years we started going to Gregory’s (B), more commonly known as The Washington Beach Hotel. It was a wondrous building, able to withstand the scars of decades of use before we arrived. My […]

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Washington Lake

July 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Washington Lake is located in New York state, a bit north-west of the intersection of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York borders. It was about a 2.5 hour ride from our home in Metuchen. I recall us going there for two weeks every summer from the time I was about seven until I was […]

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Home Run!

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

We used to gather behind the Presbyterian Community Center. It sat atop the big hill on Woodbridge Avenue. Behind the Center was a baseball field. The left field “fence” was a hedge row that towered over the field. Behind the hedge row and down the hill were the railroad tracks. The right field fence was, […]

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Tags: Metuchen N.J. · Msc Ramblings

Home Town

July 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Metuchen was a great town for kids. A small New Jersey town (2.7 square miles) that had undeveloped areas of woods and fields. Metuchen attracted an influx of artists, literary figures and noted intellectuals … acquiring the nickname “the Brainy Boro.”[1] My home (above) was at the corner of Amboy Avenue and Peltier Avenue. On […]

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Memories are made of this…

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Nina (the dog) and I exited the trail leaving the woods behind. Before us were a couple of older gents unloading the materials for what looked like would be a large cook out. I started a conversation. Our conversation evolved to one of them telling me the following: I remember my first French fry. I […]

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