I did want to mention, before I hopscotch from preschool in NJ to other things, that on Facebook I "ran into" a woman who grew up on the same street as I did in Pleasantville, NY. No, I do not know her nor did I ... she is a good 13 years younger than I am and I was out of NJ and on to upstate NY by the time she arrived.
HOWEVER, her mother still lives in Gretchen's house almost across the street from 'my' house! I can't picture Gretchen or any of her family but it was thanks to Gretchen's (German) father that I fell in love with VW's. This Car I can see AND HEAR in my head and Mr. Gretchen downshifted down the hill. It was, and is, a small car love story that exists to this day.