Two Friends From High School

IMG_8132george and john

I saw two friends from high school tonight. We all lived far from our school in Brooklyn. Buses and subways every day.

George and Johnnie lived in one of New York’s toughest neighborhoods. Their folks ran a Chinese take-out restaurant. They lived above the store. I remember visiting.

We were all ham radio operators. The hobby was all consuming.

Today, John lives in Alhambra… wherever that is. I drove there, but I’m still not 100% sure. The 5. The 710. I couldn’t pass a quiz.

George lives on Long Island. Last week he drove from there to here to surprise his brother!

We went to a Chinese restaurant with mainly Chinese clientele and me. Seafood oriented. Very tasty.

We talked about those days. We were so nerdy. We were so innocent. Life was so much simpler.

It was.

3 thoughts on “Two Friends From High School”

  1. Geoff,
    You probably have mentioned this, but I am now wondering–what borough did you live in, and go to school in?. And what years.
    I am only asking because my step dgt. went to high school–started in Sheepshead Bay area and finished in Richmond Hill Queens—her dad was a UM clergy and was transferred during that time. I am surmising these guys found you via your blog??

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