- Nov 9, 2008
nfd2004 said:efd274 said:I would like to join you that day if my schedule permits - so please add me to the list. I believe Mothers Day is the 12th - hopefully it all works out. Funny, I ate at Donovans today which is next door to Maggy Mays
Eugene D., "efd274", you are added to the list. Your brother Kevin "kfd274", should join us too.
If I remember correctly, weren't both of you guys teachers or principals in some school in Queens ? Do you guys know how much I feared and tried to hide from guys like you during my school days. What was worse was that I had to do some extra time in the summer months going to summer school. WOW, I sure am glad those days are over......
JohnnyGage said:Perfect opportunity to get mom a bag of belly bombs (sliders) for her special day!...you can't go wrong. Add a bow for that extra touch...
What better gift than a "bag of bellie bombers" with a pretty bow attached. A great gift idea for just about any occasion.
How about telling everybody that you want a "bag of bellie bombers" for your next birthday party - instead of a cake. How great is that ?
Kevin, my "oldest" sibling, was in education - have to give the "oldest" brother his due. I am a recently retired Civil Engineer and am old enough to have bought those belly bombers when they were a nickel. Grew up in Flushing and used to go the White Castle on Bell Blvd when they had car service with the young ladies on roller skates. A lot better than the drive up window! In this case progress was not so good. They have the ladies on roller skates at Sonic now but there burgers can't compare with White Castle.
Bell Blvd is still a nice area - used to hang out there in College a bit as my wife is from Bayside - they had my bachelor party at Buzz and Mac's, a pub on Bell Blvd - some of the older guys will remember it on the east side of Bell Blvd - it was there a very long time - one of the older guys in my parish was a bar tender there and took good care of us
Hope to make the meeting. You certainly picked a nice spot to have it - right around the corner from E306. When I was growing up L152 and BC53 were also in the house. L152 moved out in 1960 and joined with E299 from the big house in Jamaica for the new house on Utopia Pkwy. In the mid 80's BC53 moved to the new firehouse on Springfield Blvd and was joined by E326 and L160.
As far as school, I went to parochial school at St Andrew's on Northern Blvd and 158 St - had 59 kids in my class and discipline was pretty rigorous. It got even better in high school where I had the Sacred Heart brothers - you always wanted them to take care of any issue on the spot with a good smack as detention was the worst - 2 hours after school and you weren't able to do homework or anything - stand for 20 minutes, sit for 10 minutes for a total of four cycles. Only lay teachers usually gave detention.
You learned discipline very quickly back in those days. Several of my grammar school classmates went on to be officers for the FDNY. Our biggest claim to fame was Eddie Kilduff who became Chief of the Department - I am pleased to say I helped teach Eddie how to buff at E274 - he certainly took buffing at E274 to a whole new level. He was great guy growing up and was well liked by all - I know the guys on the job really liked him as well
Best wishes to all and hope to see you at the meeting