The Book Of Me: Prompt 63 --Addresses and Locations

The Book Of Me:  Prompt 63 --Addresses and Locations --How Did I Get Here? My Amazing Genealogy Journey

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This week's prompt is - Addresses and Locations
Are there addresses and locations from your childhood you can recall?
Can you remember your next door neighbors?
Their name
What they looked like
What car they drove (if any)
Addresses of family and friends
Describe the houses
Do you have any pictures - houses, street signs etc

Are there addresses and locations from your childhood you can recall?

The first address that I can recall is so hard-wired into my memory that it's absolutely ridiculous. When I was in kindergarten, I had to memorize the address that we lived at and our telephone number. Had to know it, no ifs ands or buts. Mrs. Carroll, my teacher, was a smart lady and wanted us know to know basic information in the event that we ever became lost. I came up with a little song in my mind and I would recite my address and telephone number to it.

115-42 223rd St Cambria Heights, NY 11411

Telephone:  (212) 723-9680.

Image courtesy of Google Maps

View of the Cambria Heights Neighborhood I once called home.

Can you remember your next door neighbors?

I remember that my father was friends with the neighbor who lived in the house to right of ours. I think it was a family of four. Eddie Sr. was the father. I don't remember what the mother's name was. They had two kids, a boy and a girl. The son was also named Eddie and he was the older of the two. I can't think of what the little girl's name was.  I remember that their backyard didn't have much grass but I was so jealous of the fact that they had a swing set in theirs. I wished and wished we could have one in our backyard, but it wasn't to be. 

Image courtesy of Google Maps

What car they drove (if any)?

They had a Volkswagen Rabbit. I thought that was cool because during the late 1970's there were so many commercials out promoting how good a car the Rabbit was. It's funny as I'm writing this post I am laughing at myself because I realize how much I have forgotten about my time in Cambria Heights. I can't even remember what color the car was that they had. I want to say it was white or yellow but I really am not sure. 

Okay on to prompt 64!


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