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Westbury……you can go home again!

Posted in Family, Friends, Sande Caplin with tags , , on July 13, 2011 by sandecaplin
Westbury Hills

Westbury Hills

It has been a long time since I last visited my home town of Westbury, New York.  In fact, it has been almost 44 years since I visited my alma  mater, Westbury High School.  I had the opportunity to do both over the past week.  We are having our 44th Year High School Reunion this coming April and I came from Florida for a committee meeting.  We met at my sister Eileen’s house.  It was great to see Laurie Harris, Myra Cohen, Morrie Piscitelli and Wendy Biener.  Jackie Braunstein lives in Arizona and Laurie Becker lives in the Catskills and could not make it.

After our meeting we went to the high school and were so lucky to have the head custodian,  Tommy give us a complete tour of the facility.   Talk about nostalgia……the auditorium, gym, swimming pool (the pool where the girls wore those great bathing suits), wood shop, and of course the good ole library.   The only venue that I missed was the  wrestling room where I spent many a cold winter afternoon!  It was a fantastic day.

I took 2 of my grand boys for a ride (I have 4 grand boys) today.  We hit Westbury Hills, where I lived from Kindergarten to high school graduation, the Drexel Ave. area, Dryden Street, Post Ave., Breezy Hill, New Cassel and more.    Wow!  Driving through Westbury Hills brought back so many memories.  I passed my old house along with Eddie Arfin’s, Donna Wohlwerth, Jackie B., Robin, Augie, Rose Zizzo, Lynn Weinstein, Laurie Becker, Peter Perl, Neal, Bobby Lentz, Bruce, Richie Attis, Richard Peters, Dickie Zyne…….and so many more.  I thought about the days that Buffy would hang out at my house, Kenny Thall, Ron Jefferson, Ralphie, Frank son, Vincent Collins, Charlie Lyons, Moses Ebron,  Michelle Barrett, Wendy B, Laurie Harris, Camille, Adele, Sandra  ……I could go on and on and on.  I thought about the stick ball games between Montauk Court & Pinetree Road with all of the girls hanging around rooting for their star 13 year old boyfriend!

There are so many memories, so many old friends…….I can’t wait for our 44th year reunion.  I can’t wait to see some of my old friends.  It is going to be a great weekend.

Spread the word…..Westbury, Class of 1968.  You can come home again.  Visit the website at www.westbury1968.com.  The reunion weekend is April 27-29, 2012.

Regards to all of my classmates!

Library

Library

Reunion Meeting

Reunion Meeting

Westbury High School

Westbury High School