Tag Archive for Remembering the Past

More Memories Of Woodbridge And Perth Amboy

WOODBRIDGE-PERTH AMBOY-Here are more memories I received in an email from former area resident Tom Saboy: ” Dear Ms. Harrison, I was born in Hopelawn in 1935. I attended Hopelawn # 10 school from 1940 to 1948 and Woodbridge High…

Rocky’s Bar & Other Rahway Memories

RAHWAY-Here are some memories from former Rahway resident Sydney Beech-Blicharz, Rahway High School Class of 1971: “I lived in the first house directly behind Rocky’s Bar and Grill and Demblings Grocery Store on West Grant Avenue from 1955-1980. I have…

Memories Of Woodbridge And Perth Amboy

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE/PERTH AMBOY—I received these memories in an email from former area resident Tom Saboy: “Dear Ms. Harrison, I was born in Hopelawn in 1935. I attended Hopelawn # 10 school from 1940 to 1948 and Woodbridge…

Remembering Some Carteret Businesses

by Diane Norek Harrison CARTERET-This is from my own research. The Carteret Boat Club was mostly a canoeing and rowing club, known as the home of the “Rocking Chair Fleet.” It was on Front Street between Gordon and Markets streets,…

Winter Sledding & Elizabeth Trolleys

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-This came in a letter from Marilyn Thorne: “Dear Ms. Harrison, I’ve been enjoying reading ‘Remembering The Past’ in the Clark Patriot for some time now. Here’s a fond memory of mine of winter days when…

Rahway Relics

By Diane Norek Harrison RAHWAY-I received this in an email: “Here is one I don’t remember, the Rahway Clay Pits. I just came upon a picture of (it) them while looking through photo albums around town. Where were the clay…

The Perth Amboy & Woodbridge Clay Pits

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-WOODBRIDGE-This is from my own research dated 1884. If anyone has more information on the area clay pits or what is now built on them, please send it for another column.  W.H.P. Benton’s clay pits…

Memories Of Mr. Frolich's Early Youth

By Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-These memories are from reader William Frolich: Some of my earliest memories go back to when I was about two or three years old. By this time the family was living at 567 Morris Avenue in…