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Dear Jim,

Believe me you would be sorely disappointed. I moved out in 1959 (YOTB) and went back one year later and was horrified at the old neighborhood. People sitting on their front porches with shorts ( underwear on and in their bras. I only go back for funerals and weddings and it is almost distasteful.All the fields I played baseball on are now filled with houses about 4 feet apart. The Island was a great place to live years and years ago and I have wonderful memories but it is not a great place anymore.

Speaking of dialect, my wife and I use a word that I believe is germane only to SI.The word is scongy, means nasty , dirty ETC: Have you ever heard it.



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