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Growing Up Gloucester : VFW Post 3620 Carmen Palmiero League the Year 1955 |

 VFW3620 1955

photo submitted by ALAN MESTER
  • GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY-The 1955 VFW Post 3620 team, age 10-12 year olds, playing in the Carmen Palmeiro League.    
  • Back Row:Mr. Hoover, ? McKeever, Jack Brandt, Albert Miller, Bill Rettig, Toby Frymire, Alan Mester, Wayne Ives, George Dolbow
  • Front Row: Mr McKinney, Billy Cleary, Bobby McKinney, ? Smith, ? Krueger, ? Hoover, Jim Barrett, Mr. Martin.
Check out the new white sneakers on yours truly. I was 11-years-old at the time. My basketball career was short lived. I got a sore butt from sitting on the bench. Notice too, I looked malnurish. The Cleary family was very poor in those days, we only ate one meal a day, and that was peanut butter and jelly. 0:)
Thank you Allen for sending in the photo. If anyone else has a photo to share send it to
P.S. Alan has lived in Flordia since 2004. The Mesters if you recall owned and operated Mester's Cleaners at Market and Sussex Streets, Gloucester City.

VFW3620 1955