PICTURE THIS…

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  1. TonyF16ST says:

    Windsor Place side of HN. Girls basement and convent,

    • hoopscoach says:

      Thanks Tony…

      • Gene Green says:

        I seem to remember that was the exit from the Boys room. It is the girls school yard as I know it, but at one time it was the boys SchoolYard. The give away is the inscriptions above the entrances. I don’t know when the yards were switched.

      • hoopscoach says:

        Gene, Gene, the dancing machine!

  2. I been cheating, I been reading, I been wanting to chime in, this one I can’ refuse, I see the profile of the “Holy Name Bazaar “the little wonder wheel and the entrance to the big money basement…..woo!

  3. John Langton says:

    The boy’s lunchroom was also down there.

  4. jiimyvac says:

    That staircase was where we hung out after playing pitch it in or wall ….pizza & a chocolate shake…

  5. jiimyvac says:

    We occassionally played coco-leeveo there using under the staircase as the den.. It was fun running up and down the stairs to elude the enemy.. it sucked when you fell down the stairs eluding the enemy… I remember also using that area to play buck buck or touch football if the older kids were using the main yard…

  6. mike slavin says:

    PLAYING OFF THE POINT OFF THE CONVENT WALL. THE BALL WOULD GO OFF THE SCHOOL AND BACK OFF THE CONVENT. HAD TO HAVE IT TOGETHER TO CATH IN ON A FLY. WE CALLED THAT AREA OF THE GIRLS SCHOOL YARD “THE WELL”

    • hoopscoach says:

      Mike,

      BINGO! I was waiting for a reader to mention the Well.

      We had so much fun down there.

      Off the point was such a fun game.

      Next time I’m in area, we should get a game of ‘Off the Point’ going.

  7. Jim Ferraiolo says:

    Thought the inscriptions were for the boys and girls side of the schools, with the girls being closest to the convent. The boys school yard was the same during my eight years there (through 1960)

  8. TonyF16ST says:

    Didn’t they hold the Communion Breakfasts on Sundays down that basement?
    Wasn’t it always on the girls side?

  9. mike slavin says:

    THE GIRLS BASEMENT WAS THE BASEMENT CLOSEST TO PROSPECT AVE. IT WAS THE ONE WITH THE STAGE. WE HAD THE SPORTS AWARDS BREAKFAST DOWN THERE BECAUSE IT WAS BIGGER THAN THE BOYS BASEMENT. ALSO WERE THE CUB SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS MET….THE GIRLS USED TO HAVE A SUMMER CAMP AND THEY WOULD PUT PLAYS ON. MY OLDER SISTER JOANN AND HER CROWD DID THE WIZARD OF OZ.
    SCARLET CARELLA PLAYED THE WICKED WITCH AND TO THIS DAY I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DISAPPERED OFF THAT STAGE WHEN IT CAME TIME FOR THE WITCH TO MELT AWAY. ALSO BOBBY BURKE’S DAD USE TO HAVE BOXING SMOKERS DOWN THERE. A BUNCH A GUYS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD WOULDS PUT ON THE GLOVES AND PUT A BOXING EXPEDITION ON. JUGGY, BOBBY, TOMMY BRUNTON AND A FEW I FORGET. THEY HAD ME AND ANTHONY HAJJAR GO AT AT ONE A ANTHONY KNOKED ME IN THE SIDE OF THE FACE AND HIT THE RADIATOR THE WAS UP ON WALL OF THE STAGE. KNOCKED OUT WITH A TKO.

  10. jiimyvac says:

    Hey Mike,
    That’s what I forgot.. Off the point.. that was the only game our wonderful neighbors on Windsor objected to…

  11. Maureen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    My sister Colleen played the Cowardly Lion in that Wizard of Oz!

  12. TonyF16ST says:

    Does anyone know if they still give the kids the little cardboard boxes?
    I think we called them Miter Boxes, we used to collect money and then turn them in. Wasn’t it this time of year?

  13. TonyF16ST says:

    What did they call them? I remember one time going pass Farrell’s and turning down 16th street. Mr Hopkins was standing in the doorway and he says to me give me that and goes in the bar, comes out and gives it back to me and it weighed a ton. He shook down all the guys for change.

  14. mike slavin says:

    STEVE, WAS IN 4TH OR 5TH GRADE WHEN ME AND ANTHONY HAD THAT BOUT. TONY, I THINK THOSE BOXES WERE CALLED MITE BOXES. THEY STOPPED THEM BEFORE I GRADUATED HOLY NAME IN ’76.

  15. mike slavin says:

    IT WAS A CUB SCOUT FUND RAISER AND HAD MY PARENTS PERMISSION.
    DIFFERENT TIMES BACK THEN. WHEN KIDS FOUGHT, MOST PARENTS SAID “KIDS WILL BE KIDS ” AND LEFT IT ALONE. IT WAS PART OF GROWING UP.

  16. Maureen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    They were called mite boxes, I always hated them, could not put them together and really could not put much in them, we rarely had any spending money- it was supposed to be voluntary, but I had more than one nun who would announce the “winners” and the “losers” and humiliate you if you did not hit a certain amount.

    • Gene Green says:

      They went out on Ash Wed and were collected on Holy Thursday. The thought was you would give something up for lent and put the money you were saving in the box. I was never sure who got the money when it was collected at school.

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