Know Your Newark! Who can identify this character?
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The 'Web Master' threw out this challenge and thus far there has been no response. I'm sure the correct answer will reward this ALUM with a worthy prize, perhaps at the picnic this summer. Take a shot.
I think Margo may be right. The face sure is ugly. It looks like the figure's face in the my antique cast iron bank. The Bank is called "Paddy and the PIg" (you put a coin on the pig's snout, pull on his hoof, and the coin springs up into the ugly guy's mouth!). An antiques dealer told me that they frequently portrayed Irishmen as really ugly in the late 19th and early 20th century.
John Crowley, another Newark original, you planted the seed and I had the need. I sent one of my guys from Manhattan to Bloomfield Ave today for 3 Double-Dee's. I called ahead and Rickie tells me you've become somewhat of a regular. You make us proud by keep'n the tradition alive.
I think it was near The Cloister (St. Antoninus?) in from South Orange AVe. I'm not sure where the reservoir is.
About six months ago, I was in the Paterson area and saw another Jimmy's, but didn't stop in. Potatoes, peppers, hot dog on a pizza roll - Now I need one!
Bobby, the Met Intercollegiates were held this weekend..........first time ever without a St.John's Mens Track team. First Essex then the end of 116 years of SJU tradition. We must help keep SRL alive !!...(if not Dickie Dee's)
Yeah Danny, that Jimmy Buff's was about a block away from the Cloisters. The Cloisters were on 9th Street and 13th Ave. We lived next door (literally) to the Cloisters for two years when things had gotten bad in our St Rose neighborhood on the East Orange border. It was still nice over in St. Antoninus parish. The reservoir was across the street from St. Antoninus and Jimmy Buffs was across from the Reservoir.
John, that house got torn down to expand the wall for the Cloisters--the good thing was that we came back over to St Rose. But the apartments that we moved to on Sixth ave had also burned down years later. And then Essex Catholic moved and then disbanded.
So I know how you feel about St John's track. Hopefully St. Rose won't suffer the same fate. The school seems stable with it's affiliations with other neighborhood organizations, but the church is another story. I hear that it's not well attended and you can see the effects of the elements and neglect. Without the financial support of a parish, the church is a large building to repair and maintain--the odds seem to be against it.
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John, "IF"....anyone comes to life concerning the 5/13 SRL Day-at-the-Game, maybe we (alum) could meet & greet at the legendary Museum of Italian Hot-Dogs on 1st & Bloomfield Avenues.We could buy and don our new shirts for the occassion!
John,'When you go to Dickee Dee's again, Tell Mr. D ,(a.k.a. Rick), that Joan Banner and her 3 sons, (Tom, Jerry & Craig) say HI!!!! Rick used to coach my boys in Jr. Chiefs Football in West Caldwell/Caldwell plus he was my backyard neighbor when we lived on Elmwood Terr.