I was born in Newark City hospital in 1934
and lived on Belmont Avenue un till I was 5 years old. The building
was across from Fishers Bakery. My Great Aunt Lupinsky also lived
on Belmont Avenue across from Krueger's Brewery, with a large statue
of man holding a beer mug protruding from the front of the building.
I had a tricycle and rode it on the side walk. There was a movie
house (National) that showed movies in light brown . We moved to
South 12th street when I was 5 years old. We lived in the 1st floor
and had a backyard. When I was 7 years old we moved across the street
to the 6 family house with railroad rooms and on the 2rd floor.
There were a lot if kids to play with.
I walked to South 17th street school through West Side Park. At
9 years old we moved to the corner of South 12th Street and 16th
Avenue. The building had a candy store. Our landlord was was Jewish,
Mrs. Katz. She used to give me a dime to turn on her gas stove during
the Jewish holy days.
My neighbors the Kosloski's had a dig named Bubbish with curled
back tail, and they let me walk her on a leash. My friend Allan
Taylor lived on the 2nd floor. His father was a butcher that worked
on Prince Street. They owned a player piano and I always believed
his sister Ruthie played it. I walked to to Madison Jr. High for
one year then to West Side High and walked there.
A lot of memories and fun growing up there. Moved to Maplewood
NJ when i was 14 years old.