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Volume 1 Number 8
Every month this little newsletter goes to over 200
e-mail addresses. Linda and I receive positive comments
about it. We really appreciate your kind words and thank
all those who have helped by sharing. But if this newsletter
is to stay alive, more people like you will have to
share. Anything will do; a memory, a piece of news,
a slice of life story.
We are considering switching to Listbot/Hotmail next
month. Steve Reden has done all the groundwork for us
and we thank him. If you have any opinions or preferences,
please let us know.
There are some new photos at: http://photos.yahoo.com/grandmagadget.
However there is not enough space in the description
to list all the people in the group photo of the Orlando
Mini Reunion so I have listed them below: Mickey Anglim,
Barbara Frank, Pat Cardillo Roberts, Joyce Anglim, Barbara
Beck, Jim Armstrong, Pat Greenidge, Carol Erlwein, Ray
Bianco, Jeanne LaPointe, Marjorie Bianco, Chuck Erlwein,
Rose Fucci Roland. Kneeling in front is Jack Roberts.
(Photo by Gene Yetter)
Blast from the Past
Memories and Comments
Get Well Wishes
Blast from the Past
Subject: The Comet, May 1960
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 22:16:40 -0400
From: "vscelzi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The following are some headlines on the news of HHS
in May 1960. This writer is astonished that her Mother
saved some of the old Comets. This is a woman that threw
out baseball cards, Archie Comics and anything else
that wasn't nailed down. Most thankful that she saved
some issues of The Comet, would have been even more
thankful if I had my baseball cards and comic books.
Hope you enjoy.
"Let's Really Hear It For Washington, People!
by Jill Altman - "The weekends of March 30,
31, and April 1, and the 8th, 9th and 10th of April
350 seniors lugged their over-packed suitcases at
6:30 am to buses awaiting them at HHS. Singing,
shouting and bursting with excitement for a three
day whirlwind holiday."
"Kiss Me Kate a Hit" by Joan Susser -
On May 12, 13, and 14th HHS held its annual musical
comedy. Everyone who went will agree that "Kiss
Me Kate" was a highly entertaining show and
that the members gave an excellent presentation.
"Band Wins Highest New York State Rating"
by Lois Chaber - Who said that Friday the 13th was
an unlucky day? Friday, May 13th, our band did it
again! For the second year in a row the HHS Band
received a "6A", the highest rating possible
in the New York State Music Festival.
"Ristow No-Hits Great Neck North" by
David Goldstein - Henry Ristow put the Hicksville
Comets in first place in the North Shore I standings
by throwing a no-hitter at the Great Neck North
Blazers. There was only one hard play for the Comets,
and that came in the 4th inning when Bob Chaiker
hit a low liner to center field. Richie McKenna
saved Ritow's no-hitter with a spectacular running
catch, grabbing it off the grass tops.
"Trackmen Show Well" by Walter Pollack
- Hicksville turned in its best effort to date at
the Port Washington Invitational Track Meet with
a total of 12 schools in competition. Bob Casale,
brilliant as always, won the 100 in 10.5 and came
in second in the 220 in 22.6 on a slow track and
against a strong headwind for a total of 8 points.
Joe Adragna came in third in the discus toss and
earned two points.
Brad Jaworski was borrowed from Varsity Baseball
and in the broad jump came in 12th (19'11")
while Walter Pollack came in 13th (18'7") out
of a field of 24 entrants.
"Sports Night 1960" - Scores of athletically
inclined girls from HHS converged upon the gymnasium
to present to a packed audience the Eighth Annual
Girls Sports Night. After able tutelage by physical
education instructors, Miss Franke, Miss Zurawinsky,
Miss Olson, and Mres. Fenenbock, the girls were
able to present extremely capable and well-executed
exhibits of volleyball, tumbling and apparatus,
calisthenics, basketball, etc.
When the final scores were tallied, it was determine
that the Orange Team
had won by a very small fraction, and Phyllis Russo
received the plaque
traditionally presented to the winning team.
"Year Book Coming" - The 1960 Senior
Yearbook has been completed. We are all very grateful
for the loyal and painstaking work done by the boys
in the Printing Classes under the supervision of
Mr. Adams. There will be a new cover design, more
pictures than ever, and all in all, a book you will
like to have.
"F.T.A. Tea" by Judy Rosenthal - The
Future Teachers of American Club held a reception
in honor of Teacher Recognition Day on May 17th.
A Reception Line composed of The President, Stacy
Rimash, and the officers, Chris Overlies, Beverly
Ahlsen, Joyce Kordal, Joan Katagiri and Judy Rosenthal.
Iced tea, punch and cookies were served. Elaine
Mitnick, Chairman of the affair, and her committee,
made the event a memorable one for all who attended.
School faculty, teachers and principals from elementary
schools who participated in the Teachers Co-operation
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Memories and Comments
From Mary O'Shaunessey Cleary, 1961
I remember the storm Bob is talking about. It looked
like a winter wonderland outside with ice covering
everything. I also remember standing in my kitchen
with an umbrella as hot water was poring down from
a broken pipe. My husband sent one of his workmen
over to turn off the water as I didn't know where
the turnoff was. I also remember that year of snow
because we all had cabin fever by the time spring
came. Except for the winter of '94 we haven't had
a winter like that in a long time. Keep the stories
coming Bob. We love them.
I just thought I would like to tell you I am enjoying
your newsletter. You are bringing back some fond
memories of our youth. Who said we are old?
I was sorry to hear Mabel Sassatelli passed away.
Hope she did not suffer much. I and my wife so far
have been healthy and hope it continues. Keep up
the good work and I had to laugh at that story about
snow on LI as upstate New York 15 inches of snow
is no big deal just another day in the Nordic. Kurt
Stietz , 1960
The name of the other bakery was "Just Right"
if my mind is as clear as I think it is.
I don't remember Mrs. Philcox, but I graduated from
Trinity Lutheran School in June of 1957. I had to
go all the way to Mineola to Nassau Christian School
before Trinity opened, the year I was in 5th grade.
I am willing to help Mary any way I can, I am not
a computer wizzzzz either and I live in Florida,
just let me know what I can do. Nancy North Park,
Note to Suzanne Garrett Cullen
Schwartz's Furniture was the first building on Broadway,
directly south of St. Ignatius. The Schwartz's were
our neighbors during most of my time in Hicksville.
They lived on King St., but moved next door to us
We had a corner house on Bruce Ave. They lived around
the corner on Honved St. They were good neighbors
and friends to my parents for many years. I often
caught a lift home with Mr. Schwartz after staying
late at school, (usually for detention). Mr. Schwartz'
s Father moved his family to Hicksville from the
city sometime during the 1910s or 1920s. The store,
an old three story house, was there for many years
serving the community.
David Teitel ...Class of 68
Good to hear from you again. Got the latest newsletter.
Boy, all those comments from folks about Hicksville
in the good ol' days sure do bring back memories.
You know one of the reasons I've always enjoyed
Billie Joel's songs are because of the references
to places I know. You know, the medical center and
the Parkway Diner, all that stuff about Montauk,
etc. How many people remember Ted's deli on Broadway?
And, the Halfway Tavern? I used to pick the left
over potatoes, after the migrant workers harvested,
on the farm that became the Mid-Island Plaza. There
was an old guy, named George, who lived in the house
on the corner of Nevada St. and Broadway. He was
raised on that farm, which was an orphanage (St.
Joseph I think), till he was 18. Then decided to
just stay in Hicksville. He'd tell us stories about
life in Hicksville when he was a kid. I lived on
Nevada St. and used to see him almost every day.
Did I mention I heard from Tom Reuter? He lives
in Switzerland. Been there for over 31 years, and
6 years in Belgium before that. Said I was the first
person from Hicksville to contact him in 38 years!
Imagine that. Saw his name on the Classmates site
and dropped him a note. This technology is the greatest.
That's enough memory lane for now. Keep in touch.
Phil Fulco, 1957
Englerts Bakery was on the corner of West Marie
The Greek Luncheonette was around the corner from
the Hicksville Movie, about three doors down from
Schwartz Furniture was next to St. Ignatius Church
toward Old Country Road!!!
Pete Furgiuele 68
Hi to everyone,
I have no idea how many of you old alumni remember
me, but I hope some of you do. I would really like
to touch base with anyone that feels the same.
I am Cliff Salkeld, if I had have been smart enough
to stay in school, I would have graduated in '58,
instead I joined the service and then went back
to school with the Army brats.
I am married to a girl from Levittown, and a couple
of years ago accompanied her to her fortieth reunion.
That is when I found out that it is important to
renew old friendships, and to stay in touch. None
of my new found friends has half as much in common
with me as some of you.
We live in the mountains of western North Carolina
now, and I recently retired.
Really hope to hear from some of you. I was going
to list some names, but I started to remember so
many that I thought better of it.
Cliff - email@example.com
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Condolences to the family of Ed Caesar, class of 1961.
Following is a reprint of his obituary from NEWSDAY:
CAESAR-Edward J. on April 17, 2001 of Dix Hills. Former
Proprietor of Cameron Photo Lab, Southampton, NY. Beloved
husband of Linda. Devoted father of Carolyn Homcy, Edward
and Matthew. Cherished grandfather of Taylor and Samantha
Rose. Devoted brother of Betty Ann Reinhardt and Kathleen
Burke. Friends may visit Thursday and Friday 2-5 &
7-9:30 PM. Religious service Friday evening 8:00 PM
at Funeral Home. Funeral Saturday 10:00 AM at Funeral
Home with interment to follow at St. Charles R.C. Cemetery,
Ed was well known and liked. This newsletter received
many notes about his untimely death.
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Get Well Wishes
Carl Probst via Gene Yetter said that Mike Sherin (1959)
is recouperating from surgery and that the surgery "went
very well." Mike's address for get-well wishes
18 Taylor Rd.
Huntington Bay, NY 11743
Friday, April 27,2001, we received the following note
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I just arrived
home after four days in the hospital. I feel good considering
all the work that they did on my oversized belly. I
should be resting at home for a few weeks. All the best
to you all.
Pat Koziuk '56
Linda Piccarelli '60
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