"Hey Ron. Enjoy reading your blog. I've lived in Kensington all my life, on Ocean Parkway and Ditmas Ave. I'm a couple of years older than you and the only name I recognize in your "circle" was Randy Brandeis and Jason Kerner. I was friends with Randy's older brother Robbie. I remember Randy was real good in basketball. And Jason Kerner. I knew both him and his brother Mark. Did you know our Neighborhood launched 2 big time Rock careers? One is Marky Ramone of the Ramones, who grew up right across the street from me on Ocean Parkway and Ditmas, as Marc Bell, along with his twin brother Fred. I knew them just enough to flip baseball cards with them, and didn't know until many, many year later who he became. And then there was Claude Schnell, who later went on to be in Dio, among other big rock groups of the early 80's LA Rock scene. I was in the same Junior High school class as Claude at Ditmas JHS 62 for a few years as well as at Erasmus Hall. Here's my class picture from 6th Grade at PS 179 in 1966. I was the kid in the red shirt, and the stupid string tie(remember those) front row, holding up the class sign"
Here's my Ditmas JHS 6 9th Grade Class picture from 1969. I wasn't in that day, but maybe some readers will remember some faces and/or names. Take care