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My classmates' graduation photo. Taken at Dewey JHS 136 school yard, in January 1950. Located at 40th Street and 4th Avenue in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn NY.
Recently using the internet and telephone, I was able to locate 5 of my classmates. We are all in our mid 70's. Together we arranged a reunion. Over 50 years had passed. It was wonderful to meet and see each other again. Later I found this photo and emailed it to them. Together we were able to remember the names of all our classmates, and most of our teachers. We still communicate via email and telephone. View full size.