A Thanksgiving story | Opinion

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By Gail Deily Menzel Growing up in Jersey City in the 1940′s, I thought I had all a kid could want — an army of friends around my age on my block, Woodlawn Avenue in Jersey City. I didn’t know it then, but I was part of a rich children’s culture. We played stickball in the street, calling “timeout” for the odd passing car; stoopball on the steep brick steps of Judy Lerner’s house, where we also competed to see who could leap off the highest step to a knee-numbing landing on the concrete (Margie Breuninger was unbeatable among the girls, Hunter Garbee among the boys) and played hopscotch on squ…

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