Old 8mm film from the 1940s found in a trunk has been digitized and now viewable to all.
First are Denny Eggert & Ann Boggis -- probably taken around 1943. Ann’s 7th Birthday and Lynn Boggis’ 7th Birthday bring together mostly all of our neighborhood children from Cypress Street and Harvard Road.
Who are the all the kids? Names popped into my long term memory as faces flew by. Sandy & Denny Eggert, Dorothyanne Norris, Maureen Gerber, Debbie Hastings, cousins Jimmy & Judy Williams, Tommy and Jimmy Bette, Kathryn & Johnny Koch, Sharon & Nicole Webster, Lili Ferraro & possibly sister Rosary. Other names -- in these films or not -- popped up. Sharon & Mike Tigar, Kathryn Anchona, Natalie Stewart & Kenny Svee. John Boggis & Gary Willingham make a small appearance at the end.
Memories of those years? Way too many to recount all of them here. Remember terrorizing that poor old man next door on Halloween? It was pay-back time for his hosing us off as we walked by his house. Tommy or Jimmy Bette started a fire. Tommy bullied me until I finally knocked him over when he was on crutches with a broken leg. Fed up with my parents, I remember packing a suitcase and “running away” to Dorothyanne’s house. So many more memories . . .
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