Posted by kevin reynolds
on Friday, July 17th 2020:
In Reply to: Re: Castle Hill Avenue posted by Steve on Friday, July 17th 2020:
I can never resist talking about Parkchester. The name Conway probably was a friend of my mother. Walsh I think came to Henry's bar & I thought he was strange. Bob Larranaga was a name of a star basketball player in St Helena HS a few years ahead of me. I graduated 1959 and went to Fordham Business graduated 1963. Back then I was probably been in every apartment house in parkchester. 3 years I worked and delivered groceries for Pioneer on Starling. Then from 1960 to 1963 I worked delivering beer and soda for Parchester Beer on Tremont. My brother's Godfather lived in 1596 Metropolitan. Name - Walter Claflin had a wife & one daughter. My brother taught at Mt St Michael as a Marist Brother about 1966. I use to hit Henry's bar 2 or 3 times a week on Olmstead near Starling to play shuffleboard. Most of St Helena boys hung out at the Gander.Too dark for me. Tom Bannon bartended there a bit. I only stopped in Park House 2 or 3 times with Mike Kasney, Bob Murphy and Bob Palmer (all 1959 SHHS). Last, Mr Christian's Bar was owned by a neighbor of mine, Ken Flood. It didn't last long.I too hit the circle bar & the one next to the RKO. Sign of the times, I drove through the area a few years (2/3) ago & not one bar is seen anywhere, Good ? Bad? Who knows? They were fun times.
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