JUST US KIDS IN THE ALLEY

The Moments and Memories of my Little Friends and I Growing up in Northwest Philadelphia in the Thirties

by Albert C. Bender

JUST US KIDS IN THE ALLEY
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JUST US KIDS IN THE ALLEY

The Moments and Memories of my Little Friends and I Growing up in Northwest Philadelphia in the Thirties

by Albert C. Bender

Published May 29, 2010
252 Pages
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs



 

Book Details

In

The Alley





"The Moments & Memories of my

little friends and I, growing up in

Northwest Philadelphia, in the thirties"

It was at a time when Americans were facing the gloomiest, and the most non-promising economic outlook they had ever known.

Yet,those were the moments when as a boy, and with his little friends, played together behind the “Row Houses”that we lived in. We played in the school yards, on hills, and enjoyed the camaraderie of each other.

I will relate stories of our zany,hilarious, and happy moments. There were moments of anticipation, team participation, and also, moments of sadness.

We were a care free group, us alley kids, in spite of the dangers that lie ahead in the world. A world to us which was alien, and a million miles away in our thinking at that time!

Yes, it was the “Thirties”. My memories as a little boy growing up in that era with his little friends in Northwest Philadelphia are memories I will never forget, nor want to forget, as long as I live.



 

About the Author

Albert C. Bender

I, the author, Albert C. Bender, have written this book titled, “Just Us Kids In The Alley,” as one reminiscent to those wonderful and exciting moments that I enjoyed as a kid living in Northwest Philadelphia. Those wonderful moments with my little friends were experienced in a most tumultuous and trying time. My story is about those times in the late thirties. The world we enjoyed as kid's was our alley, and the areas nearby where we played. We grew up with the innocence of a young child. And this when America was in a depression, and the outside world was facing a War! Yes! those were uncertain times for all. However, we did survive it.

I moved from Philadelphia in 1940 back to N.J. where I was born. We lived in a small town called Maplewood. At the age of nineteen I joined the Navy and served four years in Korea.

I married in 1956 and established my own business thereafter.

I had three children. In 1982 I lost one at the age of eighteen. My wife died in 1992. I then moved to South Carolina

where I reside at the present time.







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