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Previous Generations
Mother

 Etta Simms
Grandpa Barnie & Grandma Katie
 Sisters Rose, Faye, Ida, Esther & brothers Jack & Artie
Father

 Albert Allen
Grandpa Harry & Grandma Rachel 
Sisters Ruthie, Evelyn, Honey, Edie & Jay's Mom
 
Childhood
Newport Street in a one bedroom apartment on the first floor
Summers in the Catskills - father was the Center Fielder
Brother Harvey comes along in 1945 & Harry in 1949. 3 Brothers share the bedroom and parents have foldaway sofa in the Living room for a bedroom.
In summer of 1950 we all get on an sairplane to go to Miami Beach to visit Grandma Rachel and Aunt Evelyn
My bar mitzvah in 1953 is a big affair at Temple Beth El
We move to E91st St. the middle of my 8th grade. The choice was between Winthrop JHS and Brooklyn Tech
 
Early
Teen Years
Becoming a Man
My Bar Mitzvah Years
 
High School
Great Education
2 Bowling Alleys in Gym
Labs & Shops
Starter on Bowling Team in Junior & Senior Years
 Jewish Fraternity on Campus
Brooklyn College 1 year & transferred to Pratt
 
College Days    
Family  
Career
 
 
 
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