Category Archives: Daddy

Memories and pictures about my father

Urban Renewal Program

Daddy was very involved with the onset of the Urban Renewal program that was being planned for Nyack, New York.  Nyack had fell into a state of disrepair and rather let it go the way of Newburgh, Orangetown took notice and made things happen.  Daddy and Mr. Holland were two such people and took my brother’s class on a field trip to Nyack to show them all the things that would be improved, developed, updated, etc.  The writing is my mother’s handwritten notation.

Mom and Dad …

Left picture: Mom and Dad at their wedding Sunday, November 16.  Right picture: Daddy and  mommy walking down the boardwalk during their honeymoon.  Since Thanksgiving was the week following the wedding, my parents decided to have their honeymoon the following week… and were on their honeymoon in Atlantic City on December 7, 1941.

By the way, my parents got secretly married on October 16, 1938 in Yorktown Heights.  They had been denied permission to get married – and eloped.  My maternal grandparents never knew my folks had eloped.  According to the Catholic Church and my maternal grandparents, my parents got married November 16, 1941 at St. Angela Mericis

Center photo: Daddy and his dear friend, Freddie Werner – age 13 — when my parent’s love affair started.