Throwback Thursday

I’ve always been a history buff – my husband would say I’m a nerd; so be it.

I love reading Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe mysteries.  Stout wrote them over a span of 40 years.  Although the characters in his books never aged, they certainly evolved.  The books take place in NYC.  As you read them, you’re taken on a journey in a time machine.  You see how fashion, language, and ideology change.  Believe it or not, there was a time in NYC when you could park your car in front of your house without circling the block for 4 hours.

I was going through some old black and white photos and came across a picture of my grandmother holding my mother in Sunset Park Brooklyn.  They are on the corner of 7th Avenue and 41st Street.  There have been some changes, but the building behind them is still standing.

Enjoy the quick trip back in time!


Orinda and Ann Marie Giachetti, ca 1946

Grandma and mom on the corner of 7th Avenue and 41st Street, Brooklyn, NY, 1946.

  2 comments for “Throwback Thursday

  1. March 2, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Man, now I’m feeling nostalgic. Missing my adolescence in NY. Ah! The memories of the squeaking of bolts against the swing frame in the playground behind our apartment building or of chasing friends across the green glades in Flushing Meadows Park during spring! 😢

    • jrusoloward
      March 2, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      City life certainly has it’s charms. I need to get back to this street when I’m visiting my family in Brooklyn. We should get a group shot there.

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