As I go through older photos, I realize how much I love my New York City.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, the Bushwick section of Brooklyn actually, and Manhattan was just a few train stops away. The elevated train-ride took me through the Williamsburg section, over the Williamsburg Bridge and then into the tunnel to lower Manhattan.
Seeing recent pictures of the area, I realize how much it has changed!
And... I probably couldn't afford to live there now!
Anyway, a trip into "the city" was a regular event for me and my siblings, and I miss it!
When I got married, I moved to Queens, but still worked in Bushwick.
I actually taught in the school where I grew up and the same school where my parents were students in the early 1900s. It was a very old building!
When I moved to Long Island in 1979, trips into Manhattan became less frequent of course, but living within traveling distance kept it close to my heart.
There was always a reason to jump on the LIRR and head west.
My life has experienced many changes but you know what they say,
"You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but..."
I will visit family and friends, occasionally, now that I live in Florida, but as I reach my old age, those visits will end, I'm sure.
I'm glad I took the pictures I did to help bring me back to my wonderful memories!
You know I love Long Island, but it was time to move to warmer climates. Each winter I've spent more time in the Florida sunshine and enjoyed it. It began as an exploratory road trip one February. Then my husband and I rented a condo on Florida's east coast for a full month. We loved the warmth and active lifestyle that was available to us. Each year our stay has been extended, first to two months, then three.
So, this year we made the big move! We sold our Long Island home and became full time residents of Florida. Never thought we would do it. When I was in my 30s and 40s, I thought Florida was for old people. Well, now that I'm in my 60s, I understand why. There are certain things that you can only see when you reach a certain age.
So, I'll always be a Long Island Woman, but now I'm writing from Florida. I will visit in the summers, and get my Fire Island beach "fix" each year, and visit family and friends, but Florida is now my home.
Thank you for visiting and letting me share my photos!