I asked several people
from the Wallingford area who might have remembered the accident
and got different street names. Finally, it was Ed Downey,
my mother's cousin who lives in Florida, who remembered the
event and the street name as if the accident had happened yesterday.
He said the street name was Franklin Street.
to get the facts correct. Otherwise, I'll get letters correcting
But, I did remember clearly the March
of Dimes fund-raising drive held every January. I remembered
movies ("Fantasia" specifically),
my second dancing recital in which I got to be a pirate,
going to Savin Rock amusement park and going on rides with
and the fateful day of December 7, 1941. People ask me how
I can remember all of these things so well. I find that the
more I remember, the more I remember.It's like looking into
a big closet full of clothes. Each item of clothing sparks
I'm taking a few years off before I do
Fairmount Avenue" book. But, I'm already making lists
of events that I want to cover and share in future books.
you haven't already read all five books, I hope you will.
are the names of the first four "26 Fairmount Avenue" books.