Friday, May 27, 2011

Birthday Party in Backyard of 145 William St, 1954


One advantage of our house on William St is that I could get to The Oval in less than 30 seconds. In the first photo below my grandmother is standing in front of my secret passageway to The Oval. Squeeze through the opening between the tall white picket fence and the concrete block garage, scoot along the side of that white frame garage, run down the homeowner's driveway and I was immediately on Grove Place across from the Grove Place entrance to The Oval.
Above photo: Left side: Bobby James, Peggy Hackett, Jeff Smith (standing), Gerald Kamowski (glasses), 2 small boys (names unknown but one is possibly Stevie Trask); Right side: Pat Hackett, Barbara James, Harriet Albert, and Walter Albert. The woman in the above photo and the bottom right photo is my paternal grandmother, Elizabeth C Smith nee Rachel Weinglass. She lived in Hasbrouck Heights.



Below: Robert James in the 1964 Clifford Scott yearbook, Barbara James in the 1961 Scott yearbook, and Gerald Kamowski in the 1967 East Orange High yearbook

Above: Peggy Hackett in the 1966 East Orange High yearbook and Harriet Albert in the 1963 yearbook

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