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Posted by Bobby O on Sunday, May 20th 2018:

In Reply to: Re: Subway in Back Yard posted by Kevin McCormack on Friday, May 18th 2018:

Hi Kevin - thanks for getting my memories going.

My folks house was 378 E 35. After we married we rented 384 which was owned by Freddy Tedaldi. He was a great guy who had a big pigeon coop on the roof - he raced them.

I remember the Buels but not the Badaluccas.

I was pals with Jimmy Barbella but I went to Holy Cross and he to St Catherines so we drifted apart. On 8/5/01 we exchanged emails - he had married Monica Leone, the youngest of 3 sisters (Doreen and Nadine) from E34. They had 3 grown children.

Jimmy worked at the World Trade Center and was lost on 9/11.

He reminded me that we had a great slap ball court painted on the street with a fire hydrant as home. The Castro brothers took care. There were 3 - Alex and John went to Annapolis and Emil to Brooklyn college. They were Lacross players.

I remember that the Walters didn't have a car and on Sundays got dressed up and walked to the Lutheran Church on Bedford Ave - Ernie, Mrs Walter, Herman, Helen and Little Ernie. After dinner Ernie would do inventory.

They couldn't compete with King Kullen and moved to the Cooperstown area where Helen lived.

Our next door neighbors were Mr and Mrs Applehauser on one side and the Carmodys on the other.

My pal Frank Martin lived across the street. His folks bought Hunzy Heinz house. Hunzie had 2 sisters, Marlene and Lilian, and a brother who was caught behind the Iron Curtain and lived with grandparents. I think his mother was a war bride.

Sorry for rambling on Kevin.

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