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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 [email protected]
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