I grew up at 464 Jelliff Ave., even though
for the first 3 months of my life in 1948 I lived on Marie Place.
The house was owned by my grandfather Louis Sudler. After selling
his horse and wagon he opened a fruit and fish store on the corner
of Jelliff and Badger Avenues across from Kessler's Pharmacy.
The house was a 3 story wood framed walkup with the usual wooden
steps in front where I had monumental stoop ball games. I shoveled
coal into the furnace with my father and grandfather until the front
of the house was dug up and oil was delivered rather than coal.
I attended Peshine Ave school, just a couple of blocks away from
the house. Every Friday night we went to the Diner because we certainly
could not afford the Tavern. Every Saturday I went to the Park and
if I was lucky I would get to go on the pony rides across from the
Park and have a hot dog at Millmans or Sabins.
Those were definitely the good old days!!!