wow this is so cool. i was shelley fineman and grew up on irving between 27th and 28th. so close to you joan. and my mother still lives there. That was a great neighborhood, so close to so much. When i needed to go farther, the N Judah, or the 72 bus was close by. i didnt go west as much as i explored the 27th to 19th ave area. do you remember Mrs. Pushkin, the lady that did the alterations and her house was the neighborhood polling place. kind of across the street from your house, joan.