Lana Schettino Clancy writes:
I’m sorry to say I don’t have any pictures left but I was at Kallman in 1955 with my brother Norman Levie. I sang in the choir and remember going to Hunter College and other places to perform.. I was singled out to take a picture with Herb Shelton at the time. He was big doings then…I remember I found a dead bird and put it in a shoe box and buried it on the front lawn (the knoll)….I hadn’t realized Kallman became Adelphi Academy. I was in a car and it stopped at the corner and I looked over and saw Adelphi. It took my breath away. I realized I was looking at Kallman…It has always been with me and I have snippets of memories.Thanks for listening,
Lana Clancy (Lana Schettino circa 1955)And later she wrote:
Hi again Arnie
Thank you for replying…I moved to NJ for many years but always wanted to come back to Brooklyn..It took awhile but now I am back…I hadnt realized I moved so close to The Home…I really dont remember too many people I think I was too young..My brother may have better luck..We were there in 1955 and 56..We have the same mother but different fathers so his last name is different..Norman Levie..He was in the band..They mis-spelled his name in the photo…I was young and goofy…When the car stopped at the light 2 days ago and I realized where I was I just lost it…I dont remember many people and for that Im sorry but to me everyone there was family..We are a group apart from most…I remember my brother would come home and tell me he bumped into someone he knew at The Home…years later..I will check the site from time to time…I love looking at the photos even though I didnt know who they were..I do remember the inside and the courtyard..The laundry room and the dorms and the big closets and the easter outfits etc..A lot of what everyone else remembers…We used to watch Bandstand..A few of the older guys and girls decided to teach me how to dance..I was their pet project..I loved it..They taught me well and to this day I love to dance and I love all music..from the 40’s to present day such as Maroon 5…Take care and Thanks again for getting back to me..