I haven’t lived in my Hometown, East Elmhurst, since about my twelfth birthday.
My parents and I went back to visit the old parish, St. Gabriel’s , in February, 2001.
I got to see my classmates, and the Sisters Of Charity and De La Salle Christian Brothers who taught us.
A lot had happened on Astoria Boulevard since Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ album was the rage.
The empty lots on yesterday’s street corners were replaced by fast food franchises.
It was interesting to see that world from the point of view of a spectator, merely playing a role, from a distance.