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I was born and raised in New Jersey but haven't lived there since the Sixties. These are some of what I remember most.
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Strapless Dress Formal
I remember my Rahway High prom. Here are five Jersey Girls at theirs in 1991. Thanks to Sharon Hameier for the photo. Her beautiful daughter Amy is on the far left.
"I'm From New Jersey," sung by Colonia boy John Gorka. Thanks to Mark Usinger for suggesting this pin.
Penguin Random House
New Jersey in the '50s: click on the book to see a map of the fictitious New Jersey town of Stony River.
Salt Water Taffy
Couldn't go to Atlantic City or Asbury Park without picking up a box of salt water taffy.
My father outside Merck's pilot plant, probably in the 1940s.
Vintage Advertising Posters
Southern California Beaches
Santa Monica Beach
My grandpa's union sponsored a day at this amusement park once a year and I got to go and ride on all sorts of wonderful things.
Fine Art Painting Oil
Print Christmas Card
One of Lloyd Garrison's wonderful paintings. This one of St. Mary's Church where the teens went for Friday night dances and Father Hermans patrolled the floor, ensuring boys and girls didn't dance too close.
Popular hang out in the Fifties and Sixties.
Heirloom Tomato Seeds
Jersey tomatoes: the best!
Roller Skating Outfits
Roller Skating Rink
Roller Skates Vintage
I couldn't do this but I loved the roller rink. Went to the one in Union, NJ.
We had diners like this when I was a kid. Roast beef on a slice of Wonder bread topped with brown gravy. Scoop of mashed on the side. Yum!
Salsa Dance Classes
Performing Arts Center
The movies theater where I spent many a Saturday afternoon now gussied up as a performing arts center. I did a book reading there in 2008 and it was "grand."
The Wild Mouse. My favorite ride at Seaside Heights when I was young and brave.
Cool Facebook Covers
Facebook Cover Photos
Sport Team Logos
Maple Leafs Wallpaper
New Jersey Devils
Vintage Travel Posters
Places To See
Mid Atlantic States
East Coast Road Trip
Rahway River, meandering through Cranford, NJ, making the town known as the "Venice of New Jersey." The most wonderful place to grow up!
Artist Lloyd Garrison captures so many of my childhood memories of Rahway, NJ.
The lake at Rahway Park. I remember swans and fireworks.
Family Dental Practice
Gelatin Silver Print
Black And White Prints
The White Castle a few blocks from my house. It's gone now, pushed aside by a highway extension.
Rahway High's sports letter.
Breakfast Of Champions
The REAL breakfast of champions. What Doris cooks for Carolyn in Stony River.
I loved the smell of Wheatena in the air.
Ah, sand in your whatsis.
Seaside Heights Nj
On the boardwalk at Seaside Heights. A Rahway High School tradition was to spend the day there after the Junior/Senior Prom.