Change Didn’t Take Too Long
Dr. Donald Gardner b. 1945
I grew up in he 50’s and attended St. Brenden’s Grammar school in the Bronx, N.Y.from 1949 until we left for the suburbs of N.J. in 1959.
I remember wearing dog tags and having practice air-raid drills and by being “protected” under my desk from a Russian nuclear attack.
I also remember a much safer time, earlier, right after the war, when I was able to walk home from St. Brenden’s for 6 blocks by myself, before my mother would meet me at the corner of Decatur Ave. and Gun Hill Road. I was only 5 and in kindergarten the first year.