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Posted by Steve on Friday, July 17th 2020:

In Reply to: Re: Castle Hill Avenue posted by phil on Thursday, July 16th 2020:

John's Paradise Inn - another place very familiar name but can't picture it. My saloons were the Park House (under age) then the Manor House which I first inhabited at age 5 with my father when it was called Daly's. Last visit was 1983 for a quick beer when passing through the Bronx. Today, it's a laundromat. Park House gone, too.

Morchauser(?) another familiar name - one of the guys on my side here will probably remember him. We, too, were ballfield and BB court fanatics. Bobby Larranaga's younger brother Jim made the big time coaching George Mason in its Cinderalla run to the Final Four a bunch of years ago. Now head coach at Miami. Bob, in the day, was a regular at the little playground BB court. Dave S., as you must know, died a few years back.

Yes, that St. Helena's reunion in the 90s - I had several calls about that but, semi-mobile, I travel almost not at all. Our crowd had 4 St. Ray's guys who all married St. Helena's girls. That's how we got involved with the reunion. St. Raymond's had one, too, around that time. Then there was the 70th Parkchester reunion attended by all the neighborhood schools.

Let me know which of your books are about Parkchester. I ordered your book of short stories - A History of Things Lost or Broken.

Damn! That John's Paradise eludes me. I know I know it!

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