Saturday, June 20, 2009

Reconnecting with Richard Jacoby from PS 139 Queens

Over the 15 years that I have been on the Internet I have reconnected with people from various times in my life. Early in this decade I exchanged a few e-mails with Richard Jacoby whom I knew back in elementary school as Richard Jacobowitz. He changed his name legally, but I also knew a Regina Jacobowitz from my Queens B'nai Brith Singles days. He is trying to reconnected with several guys that he knew from the PS 139 schoolyard in Rego Park. The kids congregated there to play ball all those years ago. I was never a very good athelete, so the kids didn't want me on their team. He threw out several names of people we knew and reported what they are doing now 45 plus years after we left PS 139. We also talked about many of the retail establishements in Rego Park that existed back then. A few like Ben's Best Deli and the barber shop in the 63rd Drive subway station are still there, but most are long gone. Rich is even thinking of organizing a reunion of the Rego Park crowd although the people are spread out over the USA.

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