1999-08-21 / Letters

Keeping In Touch

Dear Editor;

Aloha!

My name is Kevin and I am from Rockaway. Just a little background about myself. I was born in New York in 1956 and I grew up in Hammels Houses. I attended P.S. 183 until I was in the third grade and then I transferred to P.S. 225, which just opened in the early 60s. After the sixth grade I attend JHS 180 until I graduated. I then attend Brooklyn High School of Automotive Trades.

In 1975 I joined the United States Marine Corps and I am still on active duty and presently stationed here in Hawaii. My mother and my older sisters still live in Rockaway and my younger sister lives in Hempstead. My mother started my subscription of the Wave eight to 10 years ago and I still receive the Wave. While I was serving overseas and deployed on ships I would still receive The Wave (news from home) three times a month.

I enjoy reading the good things that are going on in my hometown. I enjoy the historical views of the Rockaways and some of them brings back memories of my childhood. However it saddens me to read about the crime and drugs that came to my hometown. I even read about old friends who either passed away or they are on their way to prison. I do enjoy the news about youth activities and community programs that are going on in the Rockaways.It makes me feel good that life is still great at home in Rockaway.

I come home every now and then on leave and I see the changes of the Rockaways and I must tell you that they are getting better, but more work still needs to be done. I want end this E-mail by saying "Thank You" and my mother for bringing me news from home and I really feel that I know more on what's going on in Rockaway that some of the residence.

PS- The Wave has a great web site-keep up the good work. Semper Fidelis.

KEVIN T. HAWKINS

MASTER SERGEANT,

US MARINE CORPS


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