Born - 1930 - 638 S. 6th St.
Mom - Martha Feuerherm, Dad - Paul Gotlieb Feuerherm
Sisters - Alice Elliott, Ronnie Feuerherm, Dolores Feuerherm, Renee
Brothers - Paul, Robert, Charles Feuerherm
Only family still alive - Renee and I.
Newark......S.10th St. School, Westside High, Essex County Vocational
and Tech. High (Irvington) . Jimmy Buff's Italian Hot Dogs, "
The House" pool parlor 9th st. 16th Ave, Ritz movie theater,
and "fat pretzels (1 for a nickel , 3 for a dime) Springfield
Ave., Westside Park.....ice skating on the pond in the winter and
snow sleighing on the hills, concerts in the park in the summer.
Branchbrook park and the Cherry Blossoms in the spring. Bambergers
Dpt Store, Hanes, Kresges Xmas window displays and Parades. Penn
Station, "Down Neck.......the Ironbound". #1 Newark Bus,
# 6 Crosstown, # 25 Springfield Ave., Fairmount and Woodland Ave
"Blum St. and clip on roller skating", kick the can and
"caddy" (with Mom's broom stick handles ......cut down).
Waiting for the "Ice Man" on horse and wagon delivering
Ice blocks.......jumping on wagon grabbing "Ice slivers".
St. Ann's Catholic Church , St. John's Lutheran Church, St, Paul's
Presb. Church (down neck).
Shinning Shoes for a nickel (built your own shoe box). Collecting
deposits on Milk bottles (2 cents).
WWII school parades and raising money for US War Bonds. Air raid
drills,ducking under desks in school, street air raid wardens, rationing
gasoline 11 cents a gal.......rationed during WWII by gas stamps.
Car headlights painted over half way from the top of light to "dim"
light shinning .......air raid precaution. Cigarettes one cent each
bought loose at "candy/newspaper stores".
The Ringling Bros, Barnum Bailey Circus came to town at Irvington
Center.............no garden state parkway then, just empty lots.
Hitching rides up to Boylen Ave or Olympic Park (no threats in those
days). Police patrolman walking the streets.
Curfew after dark..........no kids outside after 6PM in the winter,
8 PM in the summer.
Neighbors getting together in summer on "somebody's porch"..........always
a "Tin of Beer", pop for the kids or Kool-aid. Ballantines,
Hensler, Hoffman Soda Bottle at Hoffman plant , S. Oragen Ave.
My favorite memory at age of 6 years old and walking with older
brother Bob behind our home in Rahway. Brother Bob told me then
that all the open land behind our house would some day be a great
big highway. It came in the 1950's as the Garden State Parkway.
Going down to the Newark Airport........1940's to watch airplanes
(never thought I'd be working there years later).
Time out.................Thanks to the Webmaster of Old Newark.........you
are truly a "Master".