One day Joey Chruby my next door neighbor and I decided to throw mud balls at the Durocher's side window. It was retaliation in that every time our wiffle ball went into Durochers' yard, they kept it. The Durochers' yard was at the end of our backyard. Half the neighborhood could fit into our small patch of suburban paradise for a wiffle ball game.
As a kid, we lived at 8125 Madison Avenue behind Munster Lanes and the Colonial Motel. Later, I worked on a sewer project on Manor Avenue as a 41 Laborer. The tunnelers on the project came in from Tennessee and stayed at the Colonial. They hired hookers and drank all night by the pool.
Then they woke up in the morning and dug tunnels under Ridge Road.
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