Reliving memories from our "growing up days" can be wonderful if, as we get older and age catches up with us, we could remember all the pleasures that we had. If only there was some way we could bring back the memories of those wonderful days.
There has to be some way that we can relate to our children and grandchildren the stories and laughs we had, so they too can look back and enjoy their family history.
That was the objective of two books, "Ghetto Memories" and "Ghetto Memories Revisited", by Norm Morris: to give to future generations an opportunity to see and understand the pleasures we had growing up in the Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston, when it was home to the second largest Jewish population in the United States.
The mission of this project, "Sidewalk Memories", is to document a living record, on video and on the Internet. It will highlight the social life and economics in Boston's Jewish community of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan during the 1930's, 40's, 50's and 60's.