Archive for the ‘Then’ Category

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



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.


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.



Amelia Island Now and Then

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008





Sticker Shock

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

If you think gas prices are high try diesel.

26 Feb in Florida


last week in Pennsylvania. New York is $4.30 except at BJ’s which is about $4.18


More site signs

Friday, February 8th, 2008



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