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My Father’s American Dream

HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 653
edited June 20 in THE MAIN WALL
My Father’s American Dream

In this episode, Dan Holohan shares stories about growing up on Long Island, NY in the 1950s, the bungalow his dad built, and hydronic heating.

Read the full story here

Mad Dog_2Larry WeingartenPC7060MikeL_2TeemokEBEBRATT-Ed


  • bmcservice
    bmcservice Member Posts: 4

    Great story. Great memories. Made me remember my families similar summer story. Only Brooklyn to Wildwood camping. To a bungalow community, Woodcliff Park, still there as well

    Mad Dog_2Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
  • CLamb
    CLamb Member Posts: 298

    Those were the good old days when you didn't need a C.O. to move into a house you built yourself.

  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,635

    "We were all dreamers back then". Oh @DanHolohan . how true that is…

    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241

    Dan..do you remember a # on the Cottage? My Freind lives in Lake Ronkonkoma. I'd love to find it and snap a 📸 for you....Mad Dog 🐕

  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565

    I’ve visited it a few times, Matt. It’s not quite the same now.

    Retired and loving it.
    WMno57CLambMad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,241

    It's cute and it's plumb and sqaure. Ed & his buddy with the pliers did a nice job! Mad Dog 🐕

  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 506

    Thanks for sharing, Dan. You bring me back to a time without cell phones, lap tops, computers, and technology in general.

    We'd spend every summer daylight hour exploring, adventuring, inventing, & enjoying all things outdoors. Mom would always have to coax us indoors at days end.

    With the frequent exposure to all the " hidden in plain sight" toxins - pesticides, pcbs, hydro carbons, leadpaint, mercury, asbestos, combustion fumes & other man-made, concentrated chems, it's surprising that cancers aren't taking us in greater numbers.

    Mad Dog_2PC7060
  • Teemok
    Teemok Member, Email Confirmation Posts: 566
    edited July 4

    Summers on Little Peconic Bay in a, 20's I think, beach house that my Great Grand Father purchased, on West Beach dr. were incredible. I mean idealic. Water, sand dunes and sea grass, lagoon, clamming with my toes, boats, phosphorescence waves in the moon light, Robbins Island, powerful weather and tides, good food, community, revisiting peers growing up year to year. I was so lucky to have those experiences. Even though it was only a week here and there. It was a cherished reprieve from my unstable poverty experience from birth to 13 years old 72-85'. It was a place of goodness, with a deep sense of family, home and stability. In a way I don't think I'll ever feel again. I cried heart break when it sold. Someone bought the last house on the beach row and knocked it down to build a comparative mansion. My family house is now the guest house to it. Thanks again Grandpa's. Thanks for reminding me of the goodness Mr. Holohan. A bit of American dream for sure. Happy 4th!