A memory that's as vivid as today. Our
family was moving into my paternal grandparents' 2 family house
at 394 Clinton Place, the home having been constructed for my grandparents
in 1924, a couple of years prior to the opening of Maple Avenue
Grammar School. They had moved uptown from "Down Neck"
and now my pregnant mom and my dad & I were joining them, to
live above their flat. We had been living in an apartment at 50
Milford Avenue near the old Sears store across Elizabeth Avenue
from Schleifer Park. I distinctly recall our couch being hoisted
through the second floor living room window and how I marveled at
that technical feat! All this occurred in October, just before my
brother's birth on Columbus Day and just before I turned 4 in November.
Today, I live and work in Austin, Texas, my mom & that brother
born in October have since died. I will definitely continue to e-mail
my recollections as time permits. Thank you for the opportunity
to put my memories into words.