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That address on the back of the picture is the same address on his Dad's draft notice for WWII.
The only story I remember is that when he graduated from St. Fidelis his class was the last graduating class from that school in 1926, I don't remember he telling me about playing games, or things he enjoyed.
I just Googled St. Fidelis in College Point and I guess it is a school again. I also found this link about a book.
St. Fidelis Parish in College Point, NY - The First 75 Years 1856-1931
by James E. Haas
The story of one Queens, New York, parish--its priests and people--as a microcosm of the German-American Catholic experience from the mid 1850s through the early part of the 20th century.
Yes he grandfather was from Germany.
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As a parent he was strict, didn't like fooling around or teenage girl drama, and I was mild with the drama. I wonder why? He taught me there was no free lunch and if it was worth doing, it was worth doing well. There was a place for all things and all things needed to be in their place. His favorite quote was, "There is the Army way, the Navy way and my way or the highway."
I would have liked to know more about his childhood and his parents. He just didn't talk about those kinds of things.