I was born, married, delivered 5 of my
6 children while living in that great place (Newark). My first memory
that comes to mind is St. Augustine's Church and School. I graduated
from there in 1937. It was such a beautiful church; I particularly
remember the beautiful grotto that was to the left of the Church
building. I wonder if it is still there and in tact.
Several years back that Church had a reunion that I believe was
held at Thomm's Restaurant (?sp) and it was great to see many former
parishioners and friends.
Another memory is of the Sussex Avenue Armory -- we would go there
to watch the soldiers march and drill. Also, in February 1943 my
husband boarded a bus from in front of the Armory and went off to
serve for 2 1/2 years in WW!!. I was so proud of his accepting his
call to serve and he went unhesitatingly. At that time, we were
married just 1 year and I latter found that I was a little more
than a month pregnant with our first daughter.
You mention Weequahic Diner -- when I mentioned this to Harry
his first comment was that it was THE place to go.