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    My Favorite Restaurant w/mom: the Hamburger Train on Queens Blvd, with a counter RR train that delivered your food! My mom & I were eating there when Kennedy was assasinated in Nov. 1963; we heard it on the radio, and walked out onto a totally silent street...

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Where I grew up, with my mom: LeFrak City, Queens, NY...

My mom was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1922!

My Favorite Restaurant w/mom: the Hamburger Train on Queens Blvd, with a counter RR train that delivered your food! My mom & I were eating there when Kennedy was assasinated in Nov. 1963; we heard it on the radio, and walked out onto a totally silent street...

Fairyland! Where my mom & I recorded "I've been working on the railroad" in a recording booth when I was about 3!

Our puppy: Poozy. She was a silver miniature poodle...

We had a kumquat tree in our apartment, and it bore fruit...

One of my mom's recent paintings

The gorgeous 1938 Howard Johnson's of my childhood with mom in Queens, NY! The parking lot turned into a reservoir every time it rained, and she'd always lose the brakes of my grandma's 1957 Chevy driving through it! LOL

Temple Sinai, Queens, NY: the synagogue where my mom & I went to Friday Night Services & where I went to Sunday School and was Confirmed. Rabbi Theodore Ross...

Summer of 1969: the Mets won the World Series, men walked on the moon, & my mom and I bought a Boy Scout tent (minus tent pegs) & sleeping bags, air mattresses, & an axe at Macy's, & went camping with our dog Poozy on the Fulton Chain of Lakes in the Adirnodacks!

Mom when she was younger, in WWII, and now, with me, and one of her watercolors. Great pix of her, LOUSY one of me!

The "comfort food" of childhood with mom: HoJo Fried Clams! And Indian Pudding! At the gorgeous HoJo on Queens Blvd. in Queens, NYC...

Fun memories with mom in the kitchen: Jiffy Pop!

Mom's favorite desert- which we made often- was old-fashioned "boil to the soft-ball stage" fudge, from the Settlement Cook Book! If we cooked it too long it would harden into a chocolate rock the pot, & if we didn't cook it long enough we had Fudge Soup! But it was always delicious & a lot of fun!

When I was little my mom would tell me wonderful stories that were always about "Elisse in the Magic Forest"...

When I was 7 (1966), my mom made a giant, 3D dreidle on a 6-foot high lamp post that spun around for Hanukkah: it was AMAZING! The next year she made a giant blue tinsel Star of David on a floor-to-ceiling lamppost that had lights! On Halloween she made a giant spiderweb in the hallway that had a 3' diameter fake fur spider, and was studded with rubber insects! She always made us THE best decorations!

Best vacation was the 10 days we spent in Puerto Rico when I was about 10: we went to the rain forest, to the racetrack, to the beach, to Old San Juan to see the holiday lights...