1935 - 1940
Shirley Temple was popular in the thirties and people
used to say I looked like her.
I think it was my curly hair. These pictures were taken when I lived at 199 Devoe Street in Brooklyn.
Sometimes Mom dressed me in costumes just for fun. I loved playing dress-up. I still do!
The symbol of the 1939 New York World's Fair was the Trylon and Perisphere, a 700-foot spire and 200-foot sphere. They had a small replica set up for taking photos like the one above with my Dad, but the real one was huge and impressive, especially to a four year-old.
I remember being wide-eyed over two freebies the vendors gave out, tiny pins you could put on your shirt. My favorite was the Mr. Peanut pin, but the tiny Heinz pickle pin ran a close second. I wish I still had mine.
There are wonderful websites devoted to this World's Fair
which was held in Flushing Meadow, New York, just east of the City.
I read somewhere online that most of that area is now the home of the
National Tennis Center.
Here I am with my sister and brother. This is a very special memory
because our whole family went to the World's Fair together.
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Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna take a sentimental journey
To renew old memories
Got my bag and got my reservation
Spent each dime I could afford
Like a child in wild anticipation
I long to hear that "All Aboard"
Seven - that's the time we leave at
Seven - I'll be waiting up for
Heaven - counting every mile
Of railroad track that takes me back
Never thought my heart could be so yearning
Why did I decide to roam?
Gonna take a sentimental journey,
Sentimental journey home