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NEIL LONDON has a birthday today.
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HOWARD KUPERMAN has a birthday today.
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JAY MITTMAN has a birthday today.
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EDDIE MARK has a birthday today.
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William Yee has left an In Memory comment for NATHAN METZ.
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Jun 21, 2020 at 7:06 AM

I hadn't seen Nathan since Bayside High School.  We had been in the same PS94 Kindergarten class of 1951 along with Lyn Ashley, Warren Steiner, and Robert Ruth.

I can't remember the date when I first ran into him again. I'll say it was around 2001.  My wife and I were on Houston Street, saw the Russ and Daughters Store, and decided to take our first look. 

While we were inside I noticed this big fellow slicing smoke fish behind the counter and said to my wife, that guy looks like a person I knew in Kindergarten, Junior High School, and High School, Nathan Metz.  He was sporting a beard and had on an apron.  By now he would have been 54 years old. 

We left without me asking him if he was Nathan, I felt there was no chance of that.  When I got home I emailed my sister Eileen and asked her to contact Jerry Metz with whom she was still in contact and ask if Nathan worked at Russ and Daughters.  She came back with "Nathan did work there."

Several months passed before I returned to Russ's only to learn that Nathan has quit working there and so I left.  Then I decided to go back in and ask if they knew where he now was and they said Nathan worked at a similar place in Brooklyn Heights called the Garden of Eden. 

Several months passed and I was called to Jury Duty in Downtown Brooklyn.  At lunchtime, I walked up Montague Street to the Garden of Eden.  I headed to the back of the store where the deli counter was located and asked this portly guy if Nathan worked here.  He replied, "Hi Bill" and that's how we reconnected after 37 years, and this time I hadn't even recognized him.

William

 

 

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