Do You Remember These Teachers?
My name is Alan Yockelson. I was born at St. Joseph's Hospital in 1954, and
lived on B. 36th Street, and also in the Refern Projects before I moved to New
Haven at the age of 12.
The public school I attended was PS 106 on Beach 35th Street, between
the El and the Boardwalk.
Does anyone remember
Mrs. Glick (kindergarten teacher) and Ms. Hershey (a beautiful young,
red-headed 1st grade teacher)?
Since I was young, I have a somewhat sketchy memory of things. My father
worked at both the bumper car and fascination store fronts. I remember Tuckee
Cups, Jerry's knishes, and the pizza joint next to it.
I remember the good humor truck, and the seltzer truck.
I could go on and on, as your website is a real trip down memory lane.
I am now an attorney living in Oregon, and was prompted to look up Rockaway
after a discussion I had with one of my daughter's about growing up so poor
that I lived in the Projects.
If you have any memories of these people or places,
please write and share them.
Alan can be