Painful memories of dating dave barry
Hard times are like strong storms that blow against your body and mind.And it’s not just that these storms hold you back from places you might otherwise go. And when it happens that you are hurt, or betrayed, or rejected, let yourself sit quietly with your eyes closed and remember all the good times you had, and all the sweetness you tasted, and everything you learned.
I remember Lil Eds, Capri, 4 Star Bakery and the movie house. Hard to believe at times that we were situated in NYC. In between I accumulated a wealth of fond memories growing up in Laurelton too numerous to list but probably very similar to others who are on this site. Life has taken many turns since High School for all of us. One year later I too moved out to Phoenix and have been here ever since. Now I have to live for another 30 years to enjoy it :-). I see many familiar names - Arnie Cohen, Bob Kazin, Tom Burke, Iris Schwartz. On our street we had Barbara and Robert Malkin, Neal Dreznin, David Kaback, David Scher, my family (Reba, Jay and Hope Harris) and more.
Miss all my friends and "hanging out" at Bert and Dave's on FLB. Laurelton was one of the best places to be at, the right place, at the right time. I returned to teach at Antioch, 1975-95, then was hired by Macalester College in Saint Paul to Chair the Polsci. My time in Laurelton were the happiest years of my childhood; no community I resided in since matched the warmth and nurturing I so fondly recall. Our block, 124th Street & 137th Ave., was loaded with kids and definately the best place for a "punch ball" game....stoop ball was at my house! Clair's in Rosedale in 1964 then went to SGHS and graduated in 1968. I remember when I walked to Green Acres, I remember La Tasca Pizzeria and The Pizza King. We proudly marched each year in the Memorial Day Parade. Was a charter member of Laurelton Volunteer Ambulance Corps 1964-1969.
Like "Leave it to Beaver." My brother is Louie Abramowitz. I have lived in Tampa FL for 21 years, with my wife of 40 years. I've recently reconnected with a few Laureltonians and that was lots of fun. Back in Laurelton it was Avolio and I lived at137-08 233 St. We had backyard Bar BQ's with lots of lighter fluid. I'm currently living in San Pedro, CA, teaching in Carson, CA and have two wonderful children. Also a Musician and Rescue Diver and former County EMT Instructor.
My address was 132-02 232 St.,the corner house down the block from the House of Chang, which my family always went once a week for dinner. I moved to Florida 14 years ago, but now live in PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. We had jobs baby sitting, lawn mowing, delivering newspapers, assisting in youth groups and washing cars. Ride a motorcycle with a charitable club composed of Firefighters.
Always looking to get a game of softball going after school at P. Laurelton was, and is, a beautiful neighborhood, and I have only the best memories. Travel to the Caribbean on a regular basis for recreational SCUBA diving on wrecks and reefs.