Brentwood,Long Island, New York
linda white

United States

#609 Apr 20, 2008
LS Of WP wrote:
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The luncheonette by the train station, how great was that, they also sold candy.
Thank you kenny m for the wonderful comments about my dad and my uncle at the Texaco station. I only wish they could have heard it for themselves. I was so glad my sister Barbra found this site. Thank you for the trip down memory lane. It was really exciting to relate to people who knew how the original Brentwood "was" and how great a town it was growing up. from lightening bugs, to revved up chevys, the park on memorial day. wetsons, farmers market, the skating rink in bayshore, and the water tower.25 cent slices, delis, and the commoraderi the town had for one another. It was the best of times because we recovered from the war and times were sweet!Thanks again
Linda
Barbra White

Payson, AZ

#610 Apr 20, 2008
stev0521 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm so sorry to hear about Grace Cavanaugh. We moved out of Brentwood in 1976. Kathy Baldwin and I went to St. John The Bapist High School, but lost contact after we graduated in 1979. Yes I remember Christine Browne and Beverly Gottlieb, wow those names I haven't heard in years. Zsa Zsa, I always wondered how and where she was. When I visit Brentwood I would pass Mike Pauls house and Zsa Zsa old house. Mike Paul I know moved to California and worked for Grumman. I'm doing fine I'll be Married for ten years this May and have a wonderfull Daughter Gina. I only wish I would have married earlier to have more children. This has been great and I hope to keep in touch. Thanks for the e-mail I will write soon.
Steve T
Steve, I found this today...

Wesley G. Bowne Jr.
BOWNE - Wesley G., Jr., of Crofton, MD. on September 27th, 2007. Former resident of Shoreham. Survived by his mother, Patricia Mcmanus of Crofton, MD., by his father, Wesley G. Bowne Sr.,of Shoreham, his sister's Christine Romano and Wendy Bowne Santiago, his brothers Richard Bowne, and Gregory Bowne, eight loving nieces and a great nephew. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7th, at The Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, Annapolis Rd., Bowie, MD., from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Mass will be held at Our Lady of The Fields Church, Millersville, MD. on Oct. 8th at 11:00 am. Interment to follow immediately after mass. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Lupus Foundation or a charity of your choice.

kenny M

Pearland, TX

#611 Apr 20, 2008
Yes Carolyn, I remember you very well. You had a great smile and wore pigtails. I started St Anne's in 1954 at years old and went through the 8th grade 1963, 9 years. What a great old School and Church, itís a shame that they are now gone. It's hard to believe that we are pushing 60. I remember it seemed, not too long ago, when I thought 30 was very old. I have our St Anne's School class pictures from those years and when I show my granddaughter now she looks at them and laughs at the uniforms we wore.

Where did the time go. I hope life's been good to you and your family. I have no regrets and take life as it's dealt, no dwelling in the past. But I do treasure the great memories from my childhood and feel fortunate enough to have had them. Thank you for the trip back.

Best regards,
Ken Manfredi
CMcManagua Nicaragua

Managua, Nicaragua

#612 Apr 21, 2008
I thought that kenny M might be Kenneth Manfredi! I found this site when I was visiting with my Mom in Orlando and I was searching for info on Brentwood so we could stroll down memory lane together. I have had so much fun reading the messages.
I was at St. Annes from 4th through 8th grade. We moved to Brentwood when I was in 2nd but I had to go to public school for a year and a half while St Annes built the new school building. Then I graduated from the Academy of St. Joseph in 1967. My husband and I raised our family in the Ft. Lauderdale area - Plantation and Davie from 1979 until 1992. Then in 92 when our girls were in college and our son in the Navy, my husband and I moved to Nicaragua and here we are.
I only have fond memories of St. Annes - jump rope (single and double dutch), Chinese jump rope (with rubber bands), playing marbles under the trees......our classes were big but so orderly. I think we all believed that the nuns had eyes in back of their heads and we didn't misbehave. We were blessed with innocent childhoods. I feel badly that the kids of today don't have those simple pleasures.
It was good to "meet up" with you again in life!
Brentwood Slide Show

Payson, AZ

#613 Apr 21, 2008
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miss brentwood

Parsippany, NJ

#614 Apr 23, 2008
Brentwood Slide Show wrote:
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beautiful!! thanks for that - some pictures before my time, but they all brought back wonderful memories - Brentwood was a beautiful place
Brentwood Slide Show

Payson, AZ

#615 Apr 23, 2008
miss brentwood wrote:
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beautiful!! thanks for that - some pictures before my time, but they all brought back wonderful memories - Brentwood was a beautiful place
Glad you liked it...I need more recent pics, but alas I left there when I was 10 so all I have are my parents' photos, etc...
north carolina

Pittsboro, NC

#616 Apr 24, 2008
Brentwood Slide Show wrote:
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just checked out the slide show very cool! i enjoyed it alot it really showed how brentwood did have character and alot of history. thanks, this is such a neat site i look at it at least once a week to see what was added, and i have to say it is so enjoyable to read the posting.
kenny M

Pearland, TX

#617 Apr 25, 2008
CMcManagua Nicaragua wrote:
I thought that kenny M might be Kenneth Manfredi! I found this site when I was visiting with my Mom in Orlando and I was searching for info on Brentwood so we could stroll down memory lane together. I have had so much fun reading the messages.
I was at St. Annes from 4th through 8th grade. We moved to Brentwood when I was in 2nd but I had to go to public school for a year and a half while St Annes built the new school building. Then I graduated from the Academy of St. Joseph in 1967. My husband and I raised our family in the Ft. Lauderdale area - Plantation and Davie from 1979 until 1992. Then in 92 when our girls were in college and our son in the Navy, my husband and I moved to Nicaragua and here we are.
I only have fond memories of St. Annes - jump rope (single and double dutch), Chinese jump rope (with rubber bands), playing marbles under the trees......our classes were big but so orderly. I think we all believed that the nuns had eyes in back of their heads and we didn't misbehave. We were blessed with innocent childhoods. I feel badly that the kids of today don't have those simple pleasures.
It was good to "meet up" with you again in life!
Itís funny how we were living in the same town at the same time. My son was born at Plantation Hospital in 1976 and my daughter was born in Miami in 1971. We lived no more then a few miles from each other in South Florida. I was a pioneer of Coral Springs in 1972 and lived there for 17 years before moving to Parkland for 13 years. My son went to the U of M and graduated in 1998. Iím surprised we never crossed paths because I was involved with all of the Major League Sports teams, most from their inception. I worked with Wayne Huizengaís group and the Blockbuster Entertainment people for many years. I sponsored the Ft Lauderdale Film Festival for many years and numerous civic events in the Ft Lauderdale area.

I moved away from there in 2002 to live full time in Evans GA.(Augusta Area) I had built a house there in 1987 but decided to build another in 2002 and moved. I still live there with my wife of 38 years but work in Houston with my son. So I spend most of my time in Texas for now. I have 2 granddaughters who I adore and will never leave until they are married. Itís funny that you lived in Davie because my wifeís family lives all over Davie and have done so for over 40 years.

I have my familyís photos posted on Classmates and get many great messages from St Anneís alumni who want to reminisce about the good old days of growing up in Brentwood. I need to scan some of our class pictures from that era and post an album Classmates. It was nice meeting you again after all these years.
Cathy Rivera

Atlanta, GA

#618 Apr 28, 2008
Vee wrote:
<quoted text>Dont know the names. I was on Ames with the Iovinos, Specialies,Fodens, Pregos, Mundt, Drakes, Whitke, everyone on Ames and around the block, Costellos, Montalvo, Leone, Manno, Torres..........
Hummmm...This is pretty freaky!! I know Prego, Ivino, Montalvo, Costello and Leone's by East Jr. High. Went to school with them all. Who is this? Maybe I know you.
C.
Cathy Rivera

Atlanta, GA

#619 Apr 28, 2008
jim wrote:
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I just asked my wife about that. she has lived in brentwood since childhood. she said it was located in the vicinity of the Entemmans bakery. the drive in was prior to st. luke church being built
FINALLY, someone mentioned Entermen's!!! When we first moved down here in '76 Orlando, Florida, my father seen an Entermen's truck and followed it until it stopped at a location where they were selling cakes. In Brentwood, they would buy $30.00 worth of cakes and freeze them.

I'm reading about Tony's Pizza - I had to think about that one for a bit, but it was near Washington Ave, Hills Grocery store, and a laundrymat, as well as a bar called Pine Tree, my neighbor's parents owned that. However, I hear no mention about Joe's pizza, right by East Jr. High. Joe's Pizza is where all us gymnists from East Jr. High would go EVEN when our Coach Ms. McCoy told us not to. The day Ms. McCoy walked in to find her team sitting at the table, I never seen so many girls swallow their last bite so fast, and the other girls who couldn't suck it down - threw the pieces across the room. We were INNOCENT I tell you - INNOCENT!!

I remember Pork Chop Hill, going in the evening waiting for the street lights to come on to go sleigh riding at night. Friendly's Ice Cream - where Mary Yellico turned me on to double dip chocolate chip. The movie theater by Grants they used for church when they tore down the chapel and put up the big St. Anne's Church.

Jack in the Box, where I was sitting in a car eating a sandwich watching traffic, when some fool drives through the arm of the R/R crossing , in a little red convertible sports car, barely missing the train. I'd like to choke to death watching him whip into Jack in the Box parking lot trying to gain composure, running his hand through is hair, turning his head to the left and right looking to see if any cops were around - then, drove out like a bat out of hell!!

I lived on Treemont by Motor Parkway and Fulton. A would be 1977 Graduated of Brentwood High Ross Building, had I not left in 1976 and moved to Florida, but attended the graduation, and the parties afterwards. Those were the days you could walk down Fulton Street from Motor Parkway to Lexington and further, without batting an eye or looking over your back, at 11:00 pm. It was a place where everyone knew everyone, and neighbors watched out for each other and the surrounding kids nearby. It's where we had real block parties with music and melodies where you understood the words, and grove to the sound. It's where we played "Kick the can" with kids and the parents in the neighborhood. Brentwood was the best place to be raised as a kid. You had the best education in that town during those years, and parents that taught you about "street smarts". Friends that were friends until the end, through thick and thin.

We had clean fun, maybe a few drinks here and there at Green Gates, a puke session every now and again, but still clean fun. You didn't hear about friends shooting friends, or stabbing another because of a girl. They played it fair and square - take it out side and call you out for a fight! HA!

I miss those days, but thank God for the memories, and the ties that still hold true today with 5 other lovely ladies that I knew from school, and today we are just as close as ever!

I miss some other friends I hold close to my heart and think of them often. I hope one day our paths will cross again. Until then, I remain... a Long Island, Brentwood, 11717 Gal!!
Cathy Rivera

Atlanta, GA

#620 Apr 28, 2008
Another place - ROBERT MOSES!!! Yeah!!! A place where I was always the ginea pig to be tossed up in the air from a blanket.

The hot dog place by Texaco gas station that sold Sabrett Hot Dogs, and an ice cold chocolate Yahoo.
Kathy Swanton-Corpus

AOL

#622 Apr 28, 2008
BUCKO wrote:
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I lived at 115 floyd st. last name Hains
Bucko it has been far too long.....I've been trying to reach you through classmates. Drop me a line my e-mail address is DBAMomOf3@aol.com.

Hope to hear from you. My brothers just bought a house in Palm Bay and will be moving there soon.
north carolina

Apex, NC

#623 Apr 29, 2008
Kathy Swanton-Corpus wrote:
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Bucko it has been far too long.....I've been trying to reach you through classmates. Drop me a line my e-mail address is DBAMomOf3@aol.com.
Hope to hear from you. My brothers just bought a house in Palm Bay and will be moving there soon.
i have a brother in palm bay also small world i guess brentwood people gravitate to the same areas!
Kathy Swanton-Corpus

AOL

#624 Apr 29, 2008
north carolina wrote:
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i have a brother in palm bay also small world i guess brentwood people gravitate to the same areas!
Very strange...I know alot of people who have moved to your area in NC as well. I visited palm Bay last summer and found it felt alot like Brentwood way back when. My brother married his high school sweetheart after 28 years apart and she lives in Palm Bay she went to BHS as well. He is moving from ohio to Palm Bay...I live in Los Angeles area. I have antoher friend from BHS who lives in Cary NC and works in Raliegh.
Kathy Swanton-Corpus

AOL

#625 Apr 29, 2008
Thanks for all the memories.....reading through these posts has brought back so many wonderful memories that I hold very dear. I grew up on Mckinley St just off Washington Ave. We moved there in 1964 from the otherside of the tracks...Timberline Drive off 2nd Ave. To this day whenever I hear the crunching of gravel as someone walks on it I am sent back to Sunday mass at the drive in theater watching everyone walk up to the big screen for communion. I remember Sunday mornings walking or riding my bike into town for rolls and donuts from Campbell's bakery, bagels from the bagel shop (next to Maiorca's Italian deli and Harrels jewelers) and stopping to get the Sunday paper at Brentwood pharmacy and heading home. I remember all the parades down Washington Ave...best St. Patricks Day Parade on the island! I remember Grants...there before Brents....Jays pizza, Foo Chow Kitchen, Dragos, the five and dime....my Mom's favorite Martha Modes. Oh and who could ever forget Gary from the card shop!!! St. Annes little chapel that my brothers and I were baptized in...Dr. Madowitz and Dr. Aguayo with his nurse Mrs. Cavanhaugh. These are just a few of the many memories I have and as I read these posts I remember more! Its fun to go back and remember the good ol' days. Thank you all for the trip down memory lane.....keep them coming.
Jeanine

Leeds, AL

#626 Apr 30, 2008
Vee, I lived on Ames Street. I was an Iovino. We all moved to Alabama. I have been here since 83 and the rest of the family since 84. Boy, when I saw my maiden name I was floored. I miss Brentwood, nothing like home. I tell my children all the stories and what a great neighborhood I grew up in
north carolina

Apex, NC

#627 Apr 30, 2008
Kathy Swanton-Corpus wrote:
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Very strange...I know alot of people who have moved to your area in NC as well. I visited palm Bay last summer and found it felt alot like Brentwood way back when. My brother married his high school sweetheart after 28 years apart and she lives in Palm Bay she went to BHS as well. He is moving from ohio to Palm Bay...I live in Los Angeles area. I have antoher friend from BHS who lives in Cary NC and works in Raliegh.
i live in apex and work in cary but i don't know why durham came up on the posting that is strange we seem to move to the same areas funny :)
north carolina

Apex, NC

#628 Apr 30, 2008
Kathy Swanton-Corpus wrote:
Thanks for all the memories.....reading through these posts has brought back so many wonderful memories that I hold very dear. I grew up on Mckinley St just off Washington Ave. We moved there in 1964 from the otherside of the tracks...Timberline Drive off 2nd Ave. To this day whenever I hear the crunching of gravel as someone walks on it I am sent back to Sunday mass at the drive in theater watching everyone walk up to the big screen for communion. I remember Sunday mornings walking or riding my bike into town for rolls and donuts from Campbell's bakery, bagels from the bagel shop (next to Maiorca's Italian deli and Harrels jewelers) and stopping to get the Sunday paper at Brentwood pharmacy and heading home. I remember all the parades down Washington Ave...best St. Patricks Day Parade on the island! I remember Grants...there before Brents....Jays pizza, Foo Chow Kitchen, Dragos, the five and dime....my Mom's favorite Martha Modes. Oh and who could ever forget Gary from the card shop!!! St. Annes little chapel that my brothers and I were baptized in...Dr. Madowitz and Dr. Aguayo with his nurse Mrs. Cavanhaugh. These are just a few of the many memories I have and as I read these posts I remember more! Its fun to go back and remember the good ol' days. Thank you all for the trip down memory lane.....keep them coming.
i remember that deli it was great i remember the cheese hanging from the ceiling with the cord it was packaged in, that was a real italian deli
Cathy Rivera

Atlanta, GA

#629 Apr 30, 2008
Jeanine wrote:
Vee, I lived on Ames Street. I was an Iovino. We all moved to Alabama. I have been here since 83 and the rest of the family since 84. Boy, when I saw my maiden name I was floored. I miss Brentwood, nothing like home. I tell my children all the stories and what a great neighborhood I grew up in
Well Jeanine, fancy meeting you here! What are you doing on here when you should be writting a paper for school???!! HA! Do you remember Joe's pizza? I think it was by Timberline Drive, please correct me if I'm wrong. Do you remember us going to Robert Moses Beach?

This is too cool - Thank you God for the internet!!(and thank you Bill Gates)

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