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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013: ELEANOR BEEBE ADAMS REMEMBERS HER BROMLEY




My fellow classmates Alice Schmidt Mullen and Bob Shinkle, and other Bromley neighbors will appreciate these memories of Bromley as recalled by Eleanor Beebe Adams in her 3 page letter of memories above. The Beebe family and business are very well known to we members of the Bromley community. Bromley has taken a somewhat downward turn over the past 30 or 40 years. Its proximity to the Trenton city line and the loss of the squeaky clean homes, littered sidewalks, and lovely Bromley Place long ago gave way to "white flight" as the neighborhood became more multicultural. I have chosen to remain in Bromley where Tom and Judy Glover have resided since 1963 on Atlantic Avenue; still one of the prettiest streets in the township except for an abandoned home that is in sad disrepair. Thank you Eleanor, as I said in my email to you, I wish more of my viewers would take the time to record their memories of their neighborhoods. Such reminiscences will be eagerly viewed by future generations.

5 comments:

Larry said...

WOW! Talk about bringing back memories. I moved across the street from the church in 1958. Attended Greenwood and had the same teachers as Eleanor. Her name sounds so familiar. Also went to Bethel, and to Steinert for 9th grade and transfered to Hamilton West until I graduated in 62. Thanks for the pictures. many a cherry coke was drank on Cookies.

Ron Bound said...

Tom, what great memories. And you are so right, if we would only put on paper what we remember, growing up in the 40s and 50s, before the memories are lost. Ron

Tom Glover said...

HI RON:

THERE ARE 31 YEARS OF MEMORIES IN THE COLUMNS I BEGAN WRITING IN 1981.FIRST, "THE WAY WE WERE" FOR THE MERCER MESSENGER AND HAMILTON OBSERVER, THEN A LOOK BACK AND SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY WHICH I HAVE BEEN WRITING SINCE 2001.

TOM

RALPH LUCARELLA said...

HI TOM....I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ABOUT MY BROTHER'S HOME ON PARK LANE IN THE 50'S. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL BRICK HOME WITH A SEPARATE GARAGE AND DRIVEWAY ON A LARGE LOT THAT HE BOUGHT FOR $6500 FROM NEWTON BUGBEE. DOWN THE STREET LIVBD THE ZORNS WHO RAN THE STORE ON MONTGOMERY ST. IN TOWN. IT WAS THIS HOUSE HE MORTGAGED IN ORDER TO ACQUIRE THE GROUND ON ROUTE 33 WHERE WE BUILT THE HAMILTON BOWLING LANES IN 1955.

Anonymous said...

Cook's was an oasis for me. I often waited for the bus there when staying with my sister on Connecticut Avenue, right across from Woodlawn, or when riding my bike home back to North Trenton past DeLavalle, a candy and soda hitting the spot.


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