Hello all of you who might read this. I felt it was time to start a blog and what better place than Patch, eh ?
So, I figure I should let you know something about myself before all the writing begin.
I am a life long resident of Wyckoff. Even when my "jobs" took me away from here Wyckoff was always my residence. I grew up here in the 50's. Went to the local schools and Ramapo HS. I have a great love and fondness for Wyckoff and Bergen County.
I am also a man with very determined views on Life. I believe in civility. I believe there are things from the past that should be retained or reaquired. I will stand up for injustice. I speak my mind. (and be fore warned I am very vocal and very direct.)
I am afraid to sign my name to what I say. If a man cannot sign his full name then he cannot be a man. Hiding behind some avitar may make someone speak easier but they live under a false identity.
I will argue with anyone, as long as it's civil and thoughful. If the discussion is stupid, I will say it is.
I also have faith. Faith in God, faith in people, and a faith in my Country. I think the Pledge of Allegiance should be spoken loud and with conviction.
I was a Boy Scout, Troop 89 of Wyckoff under Donald "Butch" Washer. A man who taught me many things and lives in my memories. I learned the meanings of Patriotism from Vic Molnar, a long missed Commander of the American Legion and who kept alive the practice of placing Flags on the graves of each fallen soldier from Wyckoff. I spent many times being "scolded" by Chief Tom Norman and cahsed after by Dick Pollakat, Ray Whitford, and Jay McCormack. My first go-kart "arrest" was by "Uncle" Dick Canova. All of these men taught me about life and became good friends.
So I have come to know Wyckoff, its past 60 some odd years, and watched its evolution to where we are today.
Wyckoff has evolved yet retains many of its finest qualities also. I can walk the streets and still stop and chat with neighbors. One can say HELLO and have a kind response. (We REALLY need to do that more). Suffice to say Wyckoff is now, as it was then, a fine place to live and to grow up.
If you should read my blogs you will find that I tend to speak on subjects that bring back memories but will also be controversial also. Many will dislike what I have to say. No matter.
Should Wyckoff ever have an Official Wyckoff Crumedgeon then I shall run for that office. It is my goal in Life now. Yes I yell at cars that Ithink are going to fast on "my" street. If you call my telephone you will not get a nice "hello" but a very nasty, shouted, "WHAT". ( The telephone does not have a Constitutional right to be answered). My voice mail "gretting" is the same. I also yell at squirrils and chipmonks.
Well, there you are. A short introduction. Now we can get down to business in my next writing. I am sure I will have something worthwhile which will set off more thana few people and hopefully create some thought.
John A. Unglert