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Entries from November 2011

Liberty 9-1327 and TV

November 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Li9-1327. That was our phone number in New Jersey. World War II had recently ended and words like Liberty were left over from the war effort. We had a party line when we first got the phone. When you picked up the phone to make a call you had to first listen to make sure […]

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Tags: Early Years · Family · Metuchen N.J.

Bar Memories

November 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Memories can have a subtle, soft joy that is paradoxically accompanied with a touch of salty bitterness. I’m looking at a newly acquired postcard that shows the inside of the bar at the Yulan Hotel. The image recovers decorating details I had forgotten. The bar is long, made of wood, and carries the shine and amber […]

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Tags: Washington Lake