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Our Lady of Lourdes School: 2007

Our Lady of Lourdes School: 2007

This is a recent (2007) view of the 1914 school image seen here. View full size.

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It's been great reading about many of my friends and former classmates at OLL. I have started to write a history of my own memories to share with my family. Keep up the "traditions" we have shared over the years.

Matt Waters

Nothing has changed

All the buildings look the same only cleaner today then in the original photo.

During breaks we would sit on the steps of the private homes to the right of the school and the tenants didn't seem to mind. We must have been pretty good kids. On the far right is Amsterdam Avenue and 143 street where Hamilton Place met.The old Chemical Corn Exchange Bank was in that building.

One indelible memory I have happened when I was 14 years old and my dad had business in the bank. When we parted ways I was too embarrassed to kiss him goodbye on the street. After all I was a big guy and someone might see me.

That was in 1947 and to this day I regret having missed that opportunity. I'd give a year of my life for a do over. We have five kids ranging from 35 to 48 and our boys never greet us or part without a kiss. That's something I'm very proud of.

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