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General Discussion about Local History / Re: Boarding school in Ridgewood
« Last post by Gordon on January 25, 2017, 02:11:16 PM »
I was a January child and my parents wanted to start my schooling earlier than the public school system allowed. :P  Hence my introduction into Fornachon Hall at age four in 1955.  I remember that kindergarten was in the basement and 1st through 6th was on the first floor on the west side of the building.  One memory (of only a few) that still gives me a chuckle happened during the second grade.  The teacher, Mrs. Campbell, had to step out for some reason and told us to keep working and not talk.  I being anti-social kept quiet, just looking around the room while all of the others started talking.  The room had a front and rear hall entrance and I happened to glance back and saw Mrs. Campbell watching us from the rear entrance, so I quickly started working.  She then went to the front of the room and said to the class: "Everybody but Gordon come with me to get your mouths washed out with soap."  After the class left, a parent came to the door and asked where everybody was, and I replied "getting their mouths washed out with soap."  I also witnessed Mrs. Campbell smacking student's knuckles with a wooden ruler, the good old days of mild corporal punishment.  I was there K-2 (followed by Willard, Ridge when it opened in 1960, then GW and RHS).  My two older brothers, Jim and Alan, attended Fornachon for one or two years while I was there as well.
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At the halfway point of my Main St walk (and back) on Christmas, I photographed the Veterans' Circle of Honor at the Bergen County Courthouse. Because it was all in shadow and the background was blazing with reflected sunlight - the wrong time of day to shoot this - I could not get a usable shot of all 6 of the monuments at once, so I shot them individually and PhotoShopped them all together in 2 rows of 3 each.

The back of each monument shows the aircraft that is most-associated with that particular war. I put that together in reverse order from how I shot them, so the two composites would match up. The bottom part of the second image is actually the top part of the same monument, but taken from the back of it (and higher above it).

This link gives more information about the site and shows the monuments all lined up in one shot:

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMAZWK_Circle_of_Honor__Hackensack_NJ


CLICKit!



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Revolutionary War History / Re: The Little Hermitage: Hohokus in the Revolution
« Last post by Stanley Kober on November 30, 2016, 09:47:53 PM »
Do you have documentation on your belief?  I know quite a bit about the Zabriskies of HHK.
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Just to be clear...this is the Township of HoHoKus, NOT the Borough.
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Revolutionary War History / 240th Anniversary Retreat Video
« Last post by Albert on November 21, 2016, 01:37:40 AM »
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