2002-04-06 / Letters

Still Reading Wave

Still Reading Wave

I am writing to you from Florida to let you know that I am still reading The Wave to keep up with the news of the beach.

I used to live in Rockaway Park for thirty-one years before moving to Florida. All of my children were born in Queens. My daughter Carol and my son John were born at the time in St. Joseph in Far Rockaway. All of my three children went to St. Francis DeSales School. My son and one of my daughters went to Beach Channel High School. My oldest daughter Laura went to Stella Maris. Now she is a nurse in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan.

We used to live on 118th Street by the beach block. It was safe then to walk late at night on the boardwalk. I could write a book about Rockaway. I used to work as a cook at St. Francis DeSales Rectory. This in itself should be a book.

But also it will be a bit sad because some of my friends lost some of their family in the tragic events of 9-11. Some of those boys grew up with my children. My son does come often to Rockaway. He used to be a lifeguard, and now most of all his friends are firemen.

I still enjoy reading The Wave. It brings back some good memories. Keep up the good work. The Wave sure came a long way!

I may pass by the paper when I get to Rockaway to say hello. It will be around the end of June or the, beginning of July.


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