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 Dear Editor:

 In regards to the beautifully written recent piece, In The Good Old Summertime, writer Jean Caligiuri McKenna truly captured the essence of teenage life in post-war Rockaway.

 Through the selfless sharing of her own personal experiences and touching stylings, the reader is transported to a time of summer fun and first crushes which likely still hold a place in the hearts of every girl still residing in Rockaway. And I’m sure the boys remember those girls well!

For the rest of us, it is a wonderful trip back to the simplicity and innocence of summertimes that are so highly needed today. While the setting and places may be different for many, the summertime experiences of our teen years are very much relatable, and it is refreshing that writings such as this are provided an outlet for all to enjoy and reminisce.

Thank you for publishing such a wonderful piece and looking forward to the next!

Reminiscing From Long

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