I will always be proud of Massapequa and miss it very much (but don't miss the snow). I miss the food, All American hamburgers, the local pizza and Chinese restaurants, the ice cream shop on Broadway near the train tracks... Last time back in mass was three hrs ago maybe on a trip somewhere else. I started kindergarten at Hawthorne elementary in 1958. We all had to learn to play the symphonette, a flute-like instrument that ( I think) her husband may have invented??? My kindergarten teacher was Miss Curtain and the art teacher was Miss Walshmock. We join our hands in friendship beneath the gold and blue.
Moved away from Long Island to another state and married. I try to visit when I can and catch up with some old friends and family.
Bert, a native Louisvillian, attended the University of Louisville.
He was President of Kaden Companies, a commercial real estate development, investment and management company.
It's been over 20 years or so, but I will never forget Massapequa.
Louis Restoration Group and RHCDA (co-owners / co-developers of the corner lot, which is part of the overall Crown Square redevelopment of the former 14th Street Pedestrian Mall) thanked Rebuilding Together St.
Did anyone from LI ever go to Palasades park with the worlds largest salt water pool. One memory I have of you is teaching us several Woody Guthrie songs, among other classic songs. In later years my brothers and our friends would play stickball on the front wall of the school, at least until the Wackenhut Security guards would chase us off, I have been singing the Hawthorn school song almost daily since elementary school. They didn't watch TV, didn't surf, and didn't read newspapers or magazines. Not the same world, ours is gone except in our memories. My Brother's both got to go and I think I was there too but too young to remember.
Ahead of its time--as many pools in Fl now are salt water instead of chlorine. Remember she'd pack up the car with the gang and off to tobay we would go! I remember that Massapequa Park would give out poster paint and brushes. I was in the A Cappella choir at Berner till we moved to Tucson. Would you hapoen to have any idea what became of Mr And Mrs Bosco, formerly Miss Stanco before she married him? Freedom Land closed in 1964 and I was only 2 at the time.
The I & M rails are along the parking lot near the ballpark entrance. There’s no bleacher seats or grassy knolls at Clinton.
At that moment it seemed like all things were possible. So I chose the twin spin of Cedar Rapids and Clinton, Iowa as my column swan song. On a 91-degree afternoon at Cedar Rapids I had my picture taken with the super hyper mascot Mr. After a short rain delay the next evening in Clinton, a resplendent double rainbow emerged over the Mississippi River beyond the center field fence.