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East Meadow Natives Pen Book on the Baby Boomer Generation

The authors seek the public's help in the completion of their project.

Sharon Sultan Cutler remembered growing up in East Meadow during an "easier time"--the 1950s.

"We used to play outside and our parents were not overly concerned," she said. "There were always a bunch of kids playing together."

As a way to pay homage to their memories and the 79 million members of the baby boom, Cutler and former classmate, Cookie Tischler, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"reunion-for-a-cause-two-former-emhs-students-reconnect-to-create-new-book"} -->, are writing "Once Upon Our Times," a book about growing up during the baby boomer generation. The two have launched a fundraising campaign to help complete the book which will be released in early 2013.

"It is one of the first books to distinguish the baby boomers into two generations instead of one," Cutler said. "The people born during the baby boom from 1946 to 1953 and Generation Jones from 1954 to 1965."

Cutler and Tischler both grew up in East Meadow and graduated from and

paul September 19, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Best part from the story was that: "Both Cutler and Tischler were born in Brooklyn." Brooklyn still rocks. Those were great times. Thanks for the topic of great memories. Memories are made everyday by everyone, but replacing those memories of the 1950's - 1970's will be tuff to duplicate.....
Saul Daniels September 19, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Hello Sharon and Cookie from the editor of Northridge-Chatsworth Patch in California, a 1966 EMHS grad. Good luck with the book.
paul September 19, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I am not sure??????? You are working on a project that has become a monetary burden, and now you want donations to bring your story to print.... Really?????? "Anyone who donates $25 to the authors will receive an autographed copy of the book." It will be great reading for some. There are plenty of stories in print talking about growing up during that time.... Sorry no donation from me......
Sharon Sultan Cutler September 19, 2012 at 07:27 PM
From the co-authors. Our book shares the history, unique memories and nostalgia of the 6 1/2 decades many baby boomers have lived across America. Since we lived in East Meadow, many students are quoted about their lives then and now. We are asking people to pre-order this book (similar to the crowdfunding websites indiegogo and Kickstarter) so that we can pay forward the thousands of dollars the book costs to edit; design the inside text, illustrations and photos; and print the limited first edition. It is not a "donation" - our campaign is to pre-sell 1,000 copies so the book's first edition can be payed for and printed, hopefully in early 2013. People can order the book online at onceuponourtimes.com for $24.80 or send us a check at the address in the article. We appreciate support as we are writers with limited funds of our own and self-publishing often requires substantial upfront money which we certainly wish we had. Many authors use crowdfunding websites but we hope that people will share this message with boomers across America so we can go viral. FYI - We've already sold 100 copies, which paid for our professional website and upkeep.
Sharon Sultan Cutler September 19, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Thanks Saul. I didn't know you but Cookie lives in LA, probably near you. Can you pass the word around to EMHS grads from your class so everyone will know how to pre-order the book. If you wish to sign our Guest Book, or leave a testimonial, please visit the website. Appreciate the kind words. It's going to be a great book.
Jeffrey shavelson September 21, 2012 at 09:33 AM
Great Idea. I grew up in east meadow, graduated in 1966. Still live in east meadow to this day, you would probably not recognize a lot of it now
Sharon Sultan Cutler September 23, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Jeffrey: Can you elaborate with a sentence or 2 or 3 as a quote possibly for book, including that you still live there (how many years) Also, can we send you a different press release to email to your fb friends and others as we are launching our 1000 Books Campaign to pre-sell it to afford all self-publishing costs? Anyone else too - just send your e-mail address to us at onceuponourtimes@gmail.com
Jenn Phillips March 14, 2013 at 05:39 PM
my parents and I all graduated from East meadow High. my mom Joanne Foran ( famous for having menengitis her senior year ) and Uncle Thomas Ferraris ( voted best looking, best athlete, among others ) graduated the same year but both have passed away and I cant remember the year they Graduated.

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