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7957) Francis V Pirrone 
compro@compro7.com
Location:
Staten Island, United States
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11-24-2014 04:47 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

hey,guys and dolls
chime in with your thanksgiving memories


Oh, the glory of it
yesterday was Halloween
so the candy abounds
November 1st, All Saint's Day
really paved the way to Thanksgivng
and
Thanksgiving in the hook was the greatest
except if you were a turkey, lol

november was a great month in the hook
yeah, there was school
but
after school was another story

Thank Yor, Mary Hopkin

Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And think of all the great things we would DO
Chorus:

Those were the days, my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
7956) Marie Modafferi 
pmmod@comcast.net
Location:
Brentwood California
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11-20-2014 07:08 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Hi was it cyo or Mrs Kelly's lunch room
so long ago not sure how I know you
stay well

Marie R 11-24-2014 02:41 PM
Was this the same Mrs. Kelly who taught first or second grade around 1953-54, at Visitation?

I remember a Mrs. Kelly who was very sweet and kind to us little ones.

Louise**Red Hook** 11-25-2014 05:57 PM
Mrs. Kelly..I can still see her face. She was my teacher in Visitation when I was going for Religious Instruction to make my Communion...so so so many years ago. Didn't she live in the big apartment building on Van Brunt St? Why do I remember that? This was in the early 50s..

Mike Coughlin 11-26-2014 11:07 AM
There was a Mrs. Kelly that taught the 2B class in Visitation School. You may be thinking of a different person. The name Kelly is very common. I don't remember any lunch room in Visitation school
7955) Marie Modafferi 
pmmod@comcast.net
Location:
Brentwood California
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11-19-2014 09:51 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Class of Jan 1954 I knew a Wilma Baggs
or Braggs not sure of last name

wilma 11-19-2014 01:08 PM
That's me Wilma Baggs

Henny Y 11-20-2014 07:04 AM
I remember you brother........... Saddle

wilma 11-20-2014 07:23 AM
My brother , Bill, sadly passed away 10 years ago. He was the best.

Henny Y 11-20-2014 07:30 AM
In my quest to be comedic I obviously caused you pain.

Forgive me Wilma. I meant no harm. :-(

Sid W 11-20-2014 05:17 PM
Wilma, Was your brother Willie Baggs who played baseball for Boys High School and graduated in June of 1954.

Sid W 11-20-2014 05:17 PM
Wilma,

I meant Billie Baggs

Wilma 11-21-2014 05:38 AM
Billy Baggs, Boys High 1954 is my brother.
7954) Barbara Brown 
Location:
New Jersey
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11-19-2014 08:26 AM  Write a comment

Wilma, I graduated from Visitation School January, 1952. In those days school started in Sept.& Feb. We had grades like 1A,1B, etc., not just 1st grade, 2nd grade, etc. I also lived on King St.& Wolcott St. When I was younger, as well as 4 years on Garfield Place in Park Slope.
7953) Barbara Brown 
Location:
New Jersey
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11-19-2014 08:16 AM  Write a comment

Wilma, you may have known my cousin; Jackie Gibbons. He & his parents lived in that building. I think they were on the third floor. I remember climbing lots of stairs to get to their apartment. It was a lovelyvapartment. I lived at 391 Van Brunt St., from around the summer of 1948 (or thereabouts) to summertime of 1961.
7952) Marie Modafferi 
pmmod@comcast.net
Location:
Brentwood California
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11-19-2014 07:58 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Its amazing how Red Hook has become the
place to be. I agree Wilma, Visitation
is a beautiful church. We lived in the projects 1940 to 1954 rent was less then
30.00 that included heat & hot water.
Red Hook pool & of course Coffey park,
ball field, playground we had it all.
Proud to be from Red Hook.

wilma 11-19-2014 08:09 AM
did you go to Visitation school, I graduated in 1955
7951) Wilma Buckman 
wvb41@hotmail.com
Location:
United States
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11-19-2014 03:08 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Lived in Red Hook from 1941 to 1963, parents lived there until mid 70's.My children and I visited last weekend, my old apartment house still standing and looks the same - 368 Van Brunt st, we lived above the A&P. Visitation is still one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. The kids want to return in spring with my grandchildren. My parents had a 2 bedroom apartment and paid $36/month - saw that a 1 bedroom now rents for $1800. The views of Manhattan from Red Hook are amazing. I always tell my children that but seeing them is believing. It was great trip- had been 40 years since I had been back.Great memories
7950) richard civello 
Location:
villages fl
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11-15-2014 06:44 AM  Write a comment

sat.night date in red hook Clinton movie pizza at pops making out in coffey park we did all that withouy a car
7949) richard civello 
Location:
villages fl
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11-14-2014 04:53 PM  Write a comment

i think that was a history quiz in ps27 7yhe answer is john wilks booth and he went to catholic cardinai school in rome
7948) philip van cott 
Location:
enf ct.
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11-14-2014 11:23 AM  Write a comment

who shot Joe PEPITONE? and in what school?

Louise**Red Hook** 11-15-2014 06:03 AM
Didn't a guy Digger shoot him and wasn't that Manual Training?

SAM 11-15-2014 06:18 AM
digger odell it was an accident they were passing the gun around
and it went off....

pvc 11-16-2014 07:05 AM
it was as you have guessed . Digger Odell his aunt mrs. odell lived around the corner. she was the meanest person anyone could imagine. he was showing a zip gun to Joe when it accidentally went off,almost killing joe. at that time digger belonged to a gang called the playboys.
7947) richard civello 
Location:
villages fl
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11-13-2014 10:41 AM  Write a comment

sid I remember a big fire in a paint factory was that sapling .do you remember the fire in visitation church

pvc 11-14-2014 11:19 AM
i lived right around the corner from Sapoline . i don`t ever remember a nfire there.
7946) philip van cott 
pmtvc@cox.net
Location:
enfield ,ct.
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11-13-2014 04:50 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

sid or anyone do you know the names of the threen funeral parlors between liquere st and huntington. i remember two. clavins across the street from st. marys. one between nelson and huntington and there was one on the corner of liquere and court?

frankie 11-13-2014 01:23 PM
armo funeral
was luqueer and court street
i remember because one of my classmates was named James armo,
wasn't clavins a garage for hearts and the funeral limos?
i know scotto kept his cars there

oldbklyn 11-14-2014 04:39 AM
Accurso (spelling?) was located on Court Street between Nelson & Huntington Streets, Armo was located on the corner of Luqueer and Court Streets, and Clavin was located next to the Hamilton Fed. Savings & Loan between Nelson & Luqueer Streets (right across the street from St. Mary's Church.

pvc 11-14-2014 05:49 AM
thanks it was driving me crazy. get this it`s now an up beat hair salon the mirrors and chairs are where the casket was displayed. on hot summer nights Id look the other way so I wouldn`t see the body displayed in the casket which one could see due to a window that was right there and open.

oldbklyn 11-14-2014 06:18 AM
If the thought of the barber shop location gives you the creeps -- the old Accurso Funeral Home location is now a Crepe Restaurant.

pvc 11-14-2014 11:17 AM
we had a club right next door for years.EBT was the name.the funeral director was a tall severe looking woman that never said hello. i also remember the italian grocery store on the corner of court and huntington.
7945) RICHARD CIVELLO 
RICHIE361@VERIZON.NET
Location:
United States
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11-12-2014 06:55 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

w.w.2 on loraine street the bars always had a lot of sailors i remember seeing a lot of war prisoners sitting on the piers anybody remember that

SAM 11-12-2014 07:03 AM
CURRYS BAR ON LORRAINE STREET ALWAYS HAD ITS SHARE OF SAILORS AND SO DID THE MAIN BAR ON LORRAINE AND COLUMBIA STREET...

bklyn 11-12-2014 09:21 AM
Sams bar too, forgot where it was

Sid W 11-12-2014 05:22 PM
Richie, I remember that also. Do you remember the anti-aircraft guns on top of the Sapolin Building. My bedroom window faced the building and during WW2 the converted the top floor into a barracks for the soldiers manning the guns. They even had a mess hall installed up there. The GIs used to come down and play basketball in the park across Clinton St. I was 8-9 years old and we used to play against them.
Also remember the big greatdane
outside Currys. We were always afraid to wald on lorrain whenthe dog was out as it was bigger than most of us.
7944) E Tweedy 
Location:
Brooklyn
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11-11-2014 04:14 PM  Write a comment

God Bless all our service men
and thank you for your service.
It's the home of the brave and the
land of the free.

May God Bless all of you
7943) Marie R 
Location:
Tennessee
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11-11-2014 03:58 PM  Write a comment

Thank you to all our veterans. In loving memoy of my late dad Frank Buonocore from Wolcott Street in Redhook, veteran of WWII.

God Bless them all.
7942) richard civello 
richie361@verizon.net
Location:
villages fl
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11-11-2014 07:36 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

here in the villages fl lots of vets plenty of ceremonies today thanks to the vets
7941) Marie Modafferi 
pmmod@comcast.net
Location:
Brentwood California
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11-8-2014 01:11 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Bklyn is part of NEW YORK City
7940) michele 
drzizitemple@gmail.com
Location:
los angeles
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11-7-2014 05:59 PM  Write a comment Send E-mail

what city is Brooklyn part of?
7939) bklyn 
bklyn@bklyn.com
Location:
bklyn
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11-7-2014 09:23 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

is this doing it? someone has to get rid of them
7938) Taran Etrade 
ets11taran@gmail.com
Location:
gurgaon,pune
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bklyn 11-7-2014 09:22 AM
Oh, I pine for the glory days of
“trick or treat”
in the hook

I had a friend was a big baseball player
back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
but all he kept talking about was

Chorus:
Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days

can you imagine
being a bad boy all year
“get out of my garden, frankie”
“ok, mrs. Gambardella”
“frankie, what are you doing on TOP of the phonebooth”
“making a call, Mr. Spadaro?”
then
all you had to do
was dress up like the bum you were
and, wala
the same neighbors would give you free candy
free NAME BRAND candy
hershey’s, m &m’s, clark bars galore

Well there's a girl that lives up the block
back in school she could turn all the boy's heads
Sometimes on a Friday I'll stop by
and have a few drinks after she put her kids to bed
Her and her husband Bobby well they split up
I guess it's two years gone by now
We just sit around talking about the old times,
she says when she feels like crying
she starts laughing thinking about

Glory days well they'll pass you by
Glory days in the wink of a young girl's eye
Glory days, glory days
frankie 11-1-2014 12:36 PM
we knew it was really “all hallows eve”
let’s go to the wikipedia

Halloween
?hal?'wen,?häl?-,-o'en/
noun
1.
the night of October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.
Halloween or Hallowe'en (/?hæl?'win, -o?'in, ?h?l-/; a contraction of "All Hallows' Evening"),[5] also known as All Hallows' Eve,[6] is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) and the day initiating the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.[7]
According to many scholars, All Hallows' Eve is a Christianized feast initially influenced by western European harvest festivals,[8] and festivals of the dead with possible pagan roots, particularly the Celtic Samhain.[6][9][10] Other scholars maintain that it originated independently of Samhain and has solely Christian roots.[11]
Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (also known as "guising"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories,

and boy, were there plenty of
haunted houses, jack o’ lanterns, scarecrows, black cats, decorating
not too much apple bobbing, lol
and we, the kids
played the pranks and made the scary stories, lol
of course, when we were little little
we had to dress up as superman, batman
“hold” mom’s hand
and
gnats, trick or treat with her, lol
not much pranks going on
but for the embarassment of walking around dressed funny with mom
boy, oh boy, did you get home with plenty of candy
but we learned young
like willie sutton said about the banks
“that’s where the money is
so
we knew on October 31st
(happy birthday Danielle)
if someone asked
“why are you going door to door dressed as a fool?”
“Well, mister, that’s where the candy is”

I don’t think my mom was cheap
but frugal, for sure
a few years, we gave out bags of popcorn
(remember, michael)

My old man worked 20 years on the line
and they let him go
Now everywhere he goes out looking for work
they just tell him that he's too old
I was 9 nine years old and he was working at the
Metuchen Ford plant assembly line
Now he just sits on a stool down at the Legion hall
but I can tell what's on his mind

Glory days yeah goin back
Glory days aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory days

then it was bound to happen
all the nice little boys
cute kids, the moms all called us
well, no more pinches on the cheek for us
as we grew up
to establish a new halloween tradition for these poor neighbors
you might say, in a way “let the fun and games begin”

October was also the begining of skellsie (corks) season,
skooters (a milk crate nailed to a 2x4 with your skates)
my dad would help me build it
touch football in the street

the first year as grown ups
we all kinda chalk sock ouselves
a beanie cap
and, touche, we were hobos
and
that chalk sock came in handy for lots of other things
I thank Him for inventing the chalk socks
then “mom, I need a quarter for abbabbabbabbala”
“here frankie”
get a pound of dough from susie’s bread store around the corner
a few straws from pete sergi’s candy store
and you were set to blow dough on people’s backs
(not me, I swear, it was them, lol)
friends were the easiest targets
this was all before halloween
should I really open the Seinfeld vault on a real halloween story

Now I think I'm going down to the well tonight
and I'm going to drink till I get my fill
And I hope when I get old I don't sit around thinking about it
but I probably will
Yeah, just sitting back trying to recapture
a little of the glory of, well time slips away
and leaves you with nothing mister but
boring stories of glory days

Glory days yeah goin back
Glory days aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory days

well, here goes
the first mark was, hit all your friend’s houses
then other neighbor’s on the block
if you could get someone to buzz you in
you went to the first floor and
worked your way up
then a priority was the stores on court street
like willie “that’s where a lot of candy is, especially THE CANDY STORE
you had to get there early
cause they were smart
and
closed early
obviously, there is no free pizza at nino’s
but this was all after school
for treating
so if you weren’t a nice candy giver
there was our night time for tricking, lol
dawn blast those hoodlums throwing eggs at buses
plenty of dodgeball with the chalk sock
and dough fights
and of course, “no lady I wasn’t here before, honest”
if they did recognize you
well as any good boy would do
grab some more candy
and
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