|I’m not sure when exactly my memories of Bergenfield begin. I lived
on Surrey Lane with my Dad and Mom, (Andrew and Margaret Conti) and my
brothers and sister (Roddy, Bobby, Peggy and Tommy). I have pictures of
me and my lifelong friend Don McMullan being pulled on sleighs by our mothers.
I think that was in 1948 or 49.
I remember sleigh riding down Gordon Drive, off Prospect Avenue when I was small. God, I thought that hill was huge, but later when I drove by it from time to time, it didn’t seem to be very big at all.
I remember walking up to Sebby’s Deli which would later become Dan’s
Deli. Ironically, when I became a school teacher I taught one of the owner’s
I remember the neighborhood was a great place to grow up. I remember
touch football games, stickball and punch ball games versus the other streets,
Surrey Lane vs. Cameron Road or Glenwood Drive with the losers having to
buy the winners Italian Ice from the vendor who drove around the streets
I remember the “Golden Key” because I worked there while I was in high
school. The original owner was Mr. Pelka who was John and Debbie
Pelka’s father. Then Steve Matthew, the Greek guy brought it and it would
later be knocked down and made into Matthew’s Diner. That diner became
my father’s favorite Sunday morning hangout. I have great sports memories.
by Rich Conti
class of 66
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