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Entries Tagged as 'Early Years'

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.

Christmas & Newspapers

December 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Grade school, Washington School, comes to mind. The main entrance of the building was right in the middle, twin sets of doors behind large pillars. Entering, you took one of two flights of stairs to the second floor. Here, centrally located, majestically stood the Christmas tree. Like most Christmas trees seen through the eyes of […]

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Tags: Early Years · Metuchen N.J. · Msc Ramblings

Paradise Lost

October 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s even hard to type it, s-t-e-a-l-i-n-g. There was a time my friends and I were little thieves. I believe we were introduced to this by Alex, a boy that lived up the street who my parents referred to as a “bad kid.” We would go to Mr. Toth’s candy store and Alex would ask […]

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Tags: Early Years