A note from Cheri
I grew up on Crescent St. and now live on Wilfred Blvd. I love our little North
East corner of Hicksville. This morning I decided to see whose houses I could
remember from my grade school days in Woodland Avenue and as a member of
Hicksville High School class of 1971 when I was on my morning walk.
Marilyn Steinberg lived on Bruce Avenue
Nick Ragone and Clinton Brown were part of the
Arpad, Colony and Julian Streets group.
Linda and Kathy Sorentino lived on Jerome Avenue.
Karen DiPietrantonio and
Maureen Neff on Vincent Rd
Lorraine Remy lived on Miller Rd.
I even counted
Kathy Morand on Hicks Circle (even though she didn't go to Woodland Ave.) This
was a wonderful neighborhood to grow up in the 60's and 70's and still a great
place for me to raise my children in the 80's and 90's. Tomorrow I will take my
3 mile walk to and from Hicksville Library !!
Cheri Totter Mulholland 1971 (above shown with Kevin)
Ray! My brother Kevin ( who is a year younger and likely your age ) and I went
to Saint Ignatius. If my memory is correct, we used to play roller hockey (and
maybe basketball) at East St school. We also played on the yellow jackets
football team which I think you may have as well.
Tom! I saw your name and wasn't sure if it was the same person I knew: long
time, no see. Yeah, I remember you well; Kevin was in my classes in St. Iggies,
and I remember being pretty good friends with him for awhile back on Smith St.
(?). Didn't Eddie Maraldo live across the street from your family; and the kid
next door to you -- what was his name? Eric Anderson (had an older brother, too)
lived down the street; right? Yup, we played roller hockey at East Street and
there was another blacktop hockey/basketball court where we played touch/soft
tackle football over in the Birchwood Park section: do you remember? I did play
CYO yellowjackets baseball/football for a few years until the going got tough,
so I got going elsewhere.
I went to Hix high with Regina, too, who was very active in school activities as
I recall. How are you, Kevin, Regina doing (I know it been a very long time!)? I
have great memories from those early days!
Hey Ray nice hearing your recollections of our
early years, it certainly was a great time to grow up. In response to your
questions, yes Eddie Maraldo lived across the street and
Michael Mahlstadt was my next door neighbor. There was Eric Anderson and his
brother Matt who lived down the street. When we played hockey and football I
think Jackie Keough, Richie Maier and Rob (?) McMorrow used to play as well.
Kevin is doing well and lives in CA, Regina is good and lives near Boston. We
all have the trademark Galvin Gray (white) hair. I will let both of them know
that we caught up. It has been quite a number of years since we had our last
pickup game but they were definitely fun times. If I am remembering that you had
a nickname ...something similar to a small canoe like vessel propelled by double
blade paddles. Do you recall?
Ray great to remember the one and only
Enjoy the weekend.
Naomi Groont; their mother was at
our house every day wanting my mother, because I got him everyday...then it was
just being a tuffy now its bullying; I now know it was wrong but when you’re
in elementary school, it was fun...I think everyone in Woodland picked on him
and his sister.
can't believe Ralph Groont's name came up. To this day I bring him up when the
bullying subject comes up. I picked on him too, kind of sad now when you think
of it. Sorry Ralph wherever you are! Anyone from Crown St area remember Wayne
nice you still live there. It was a wonderful place to grow up in. I moved away
in 1963, and have never forgotten the happy memories and the friends I had
there. I am in Florida now, via N.J. Never really felt NJ was my home, but do
love Florida and we are happy here.
Barbara DiBella Dowd 1962