Archive for the ‘NYC/LI’ Category

Terrorist attack

Monday, May 5th, 2008

We bought this wonderful crumb cake on Saturday to have for breakfast on Sunday.


When we opened it on Sunday morning a piece was missing. Detectives all we tried to figure out who did it. Patty said her sons (my nephews) would not have been neat enough to get the string back on the box. I defended the boys vigorously. In the end everyone agreed it must have been me so I confessed.


Saint Joseph’s church and school

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

Where my wife went growing up. Looks the same now as then. Still in Babylon, LI



The Fundraiser

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

The reason that we went to LI was to attend a fundraiser for the Sisters of Charity(the nuns who taught me in Grade School (St Barnabas) and Betty and I in High School(Seton Hall). My sister in law, the nun, was one of the two honorees. Below are two other Seaton Hall Grads Jack and Sue.

And Sister Winnie who introduced Sister Mary Lou one of the honorees.


Still around Babylon

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

In a Bakery on Deer Park Ave (the main street)


By the Babylon Railroad Station


In the town of Babylon also

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I dated a girl who lived in this house. She wasn’t grandma Betty then but she is now. House looks the same.


Not far from this house is the house below on Mulbury Street. Bob Keeshan, the original Captain Kangaroo lived here. Bob was a graduate of Fordham, a marine(no he did not fight on Iwo Jima with Lee Marvin) and the original Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody Show.The Captain Kangaroo show ran from 1955 to 1984.


Around Babylon

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

My wife Betty’s home town on the south shore of Long Island. Below is La Grange now closed but a long time German restaurant. Also it was where we had out wedding reception.


A bird house in my brother in laws back yard. Just look at the length of that thing the bird is trying to get into the bird house. Look at the upper hole.


Jones Beach

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

The old toll booths. They used to collect tolls here and then parking at Jones Beach was included in that toll. Now you pay for parking at the parking field that you use and they do not collect tolls at the toll booths.


There is more to Jones Beach than the water tower but the tower and the traffic circle around it are identifiable as Jones Beach. The toll booths and the tower look the same as they did in the 1950’s. I grew up 5 miles east of this tower.


Best Pizza ever

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I have been going to Stella’s for a very long time. It is a mandatory stop on the way down to Long Island and sometimes also going back. So I get there a couple of times a year. Bellmore, Long Island, NY.


Over the years they have been expanding and now part of Stella’s is almost a restaurant but the great variety pizza bar is still there.


The church of my youth

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

From 4th to 12th grades this was my church and behind it was their grade school taught by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. All of this in Bellmore, LI, NY. Started going here about 59 years ago. Hasn’t changed a bit.



From the Bronx to Queens.

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

We take the Throgs Neck Bridgeimg_0119.JPG

And from the Throgs Neck just to the west you can see the Whitestone Bridge and if you look close beyond that is the skyline of NYC