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BHS class of 51-52 Band

photo submitted by Janet Tepper Riemer, Class of '52.
Third guy sitting, back row, might be Al Carlson. Dr. Bernard Baggs, Director
Do you know any of these folks, send me an email or post on the bulletin board.
~Joe DiMaggio, BHS'67

A Mighty “Mite” Friendship

Sometime in the winter of 1948, Mrs. Margaret Conti and Mrs. Helen McMullan pulled their little bundles of joy down Surrey Lane in a sled. The bundles of joy were Richie Conti age one (Class of 1966) and Donald McMullan age two (Class of 1964). Little did the kids realize that it was the beginning of a lasting friendship that still thrives today, almost 67 years later.

Rich Conti, BHS'66
Donald McMullan, BHS'64
I lived at 45 Surrey Lane (location of the neighborhood whiffle ball, stoop ball, and stickball stadium). The punch ball stadium was over on the next block.  Donald lived diagonally across the street from me and it was exactly 23 running steps from his front porch to mine, a journey I would literally make thousands of times over the years and also spend thousands of hours there as well. Don was the only child of Frank and Helen McMullan.  I was one of five belonging to Andrew and Margaret Conti,so it was more private and quiet at Don’s house so we mostly hung out there. 

Throughout our school years we went to all the sporting events , religiously visited places like Callaghan’s hot dogs in Fort Lee, Stockdale’s in Park Ridge, played basketball at the Tenafly courts, went to and worked in local movie theatre’s like The Palace (Pop’s flee house) , and the  ones in Englewood, and Teaneck. We played PAL baseball and basketball, neighborhood stick ball, whiffle ball, stoop ball, and went to Fishie’s.  We went thru the teenage years, the dating, the music, and all the confusion that time period brings. 

Donald went off college a year ahead of me, him in Oklahoma and me in New Mexico. We would talk and hang out during breaks, but the visits became less, and less frequent. Both of us married, had children, but always t kept each other updated, never missed a birthday phone call and the years rolled on. Helen and Frank (my first PAL baseball coach) passed away as did my parents, Andy and Margaret.  During visits we saw each other’s children and then grandchildren.  He was my first call when I took my fourth generation to Fishie’s just before it closed. Last year, we took 2 of my granddaughters on a cross-country trip and we visited Oklahoma, and spent some time with Don and his wife Donna. .  By the way, not many people know this, but Don was one building away from target zero in the Oklahoma City bombing. His name is on the wall for his role in rescuing a great many children at the various day care centers affected by the bombing, an action that took a toll on Don’s health.
 

Well, here we are, March, 2015 and our friendship is still intact , 
67 years, and counting ,a true
MIGHTY MITE FRIENDSHIP


 
BHS Class of 1975
40th Reunion
Saturday, October 10, 2015
7:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Bergenfield
Come join us as we celebrate our 40th High School Reunion!! It seems 
like only yesterday when we were roaming the halls of BHS, playing the 
juke box in the cafeteria, walking over to Dan's Deli for a fantastic 
egg sandwich, or cruising down the Avenue, but now here we are 40 years 
later, better than ever! We are attempting to get a head count as to who 
will be coming, so please click on "GOING" and stay tuned for more 
details. The Elks Lodge can only accommodate about 150 people, and we 
want to give Class of '75 folks (and their guests) first choice, so 
please feel free to invite all of our 1975 classmates if you do not see 
them on the invite list.

Contact Peter Furhman
PFuhrman@SpringerPub.com








 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Class of 1965 - 50th Reunion

The class of 65 will be holding it's 50th reunion on
October 9,10,11, & 12, 2015, Columbus day weekend

For more information and to pre-register:
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Oct. 10 , 2015
Class of 1975 Reunion

Come join us as we celebrate our 40th High School Reunion!! It seems
like only yesterday when we were roaming the halls of BHS, playing the
juke box in the cafeteria, walking over to Dan's Deli for a fantastic
egg sandwich, or cruising down the Avenue, but now here we are 40 years
later, better than ever! We are attempting to get a head count as to who
will be coming, so please click on "GOING" and stay tuned for more
details. The Elks Lodge can only accommodate about 150 people, and we
want to give Class of '75 folks (and their guests) first choice, so
please feel free to invite all of our 1975 classmates if you do not see
them on the invite list.

   for more info:
Peter Furman
e-mail: PFuhrman@SpringerPub.com





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