I would have been right at home were I to be in one of those "Our Gang" ("Little Rascals") 1930's movies with Spanky MacFarland and his depression era playmates. With my tattered poor boy clothing and my beloved dog "Sniffy," I am posing on the dirt sidewalk of our home at 119 Hartley Avenue in Hamilton. In the very background of the photo is 131 Hartley Avenue, where we moved in 1940. Hartley Avenue intersects with Newkirk Avenie at Kuser Farm Park. Today, there is a paved sidewalk completely around the block and Hartley and Newkirk Avenues are no longer gravel streets, but paved with modern asphalt.
RAlph LUCARELLA said... HI TOM.....AS A KID MY FAVORITE SHOW WAS MICKEY MAGUIRE, WITH MICKEY ROONEY. THEY WERE ALWAYS PLAYING STINKY DAVIS AND THE RICH KIDS AND ALWAYS WON. MICKEY ROONEY, BY THE WAY, IS STILL WITH US AND STLL ACTIVE. I RAN INTO HIM IN FORT LAUDERDALE SOME TIME AGO AT THE GULFSTREAM RACE TRACK. AT THAT TIME I ALSO WAS LIVING NEAR JOHNNY WEISMUELLER, REMEBER HIM? MICKEY ROONEY IS ABOUT MY AGE AND WAS MARRIED TO SOME BEAUTIFUL GIRLS. BEST REGARDS AS ALWAYS. I spent many hours watching those old OUR GANG movies. They are classics. I remember Micky Rooney, and Johnny "Tarzan" Weismueller. TOM