That's right, we lived in Astoria then too. We used to get together and play cards together.
Then I went to college at Stony Brook. That was so long ago that Stony Brook had a total enrollment total- 1300 students my first year! When I graduated I moved out to California but lived back in Astoria for a short time after my brother Alan died. In fact, I met my husband during that time and altho we lived in California we went back to Astoria to get married at St. Joseph's. That is the church (and the neighborhood) in the movie "A Bronx Tale" which was not made in the bronx. It was filmed right around the time my mom died and they even had the old time street signs up from filming. It made parking terribly difficult at the Funeral parlor.