When I look back on my life, I group the events that have taken place in three categories.
A) My years living in Cambria Heights, Queens, NY.
B) My years living on Long Island (specifically, Lake Ronkonkoma)
C) And then my Upstate New York years.
This picture is from category A.
This is a photo of my Kindergarten Class, taken in 1978. I attended St Pascal's Baylon Catholic School in St Albans, NY, until I entered the fifth grade. That's when my family moved to Long Island. My mother was very happy that both of her children had Mrs. Carroll as their first teacher. I loved her. She was an incredibly sweet lady who knew just how to talk to children. I remember some years after she left teaching that she sold encyclopedias door-to-door. I found it so odd seeing her sitting in my living room one day chatting and catching up with my mother. My little mind just couldn't wrap itself around the concept that she was doing something other than teaching. My mother purchased a set of World Book encyclopedias from her, that were well used even through my high school years.