Breakdancing Boy: From the Archives

May 19, 2008 at 9:15 am 3 comments

Update 6/27/08: We found one of the authors! Full story here.

This was found on a very crumply, stepped-on piece of paper. Though, it was too interesting and sweet to resist. It is a story written by two young people about a breakdancer, that seems to be part of a bigger, ongoing publication project. It had the PeaceSmiths stamp on it. I wonder how Susan Blake got involved in this project, and what it meant to her?…If anyone knows any more about the story, please e-mail us at peacesmiths at yahoo dot com.

Pictures first, front and back, then text typed in for ease of reading:

from the PeaceSmiths archives

from the PeaceSmiths, Inc. archives

Ode to Breakdancing Boy
from the PeaceSmiths, Inc. archives
Signed “Angela and Lauren H.”

Write to us:

Soap and Love Letters
c/o Starr
xx Cheryl Lane N.
Farmingdale, NY xxxxx

With the PeaceSmiths stamp
(516) 798-0778 [old area code – new is (631) 798-0778]

I remember the first day of gym like it was just a few months ago…maybe that’s cause it was…Anyway, there was this guy with really big pants that was like getting his groove on all over the gym. I don’t mean he was just kinda moving around to his tunes, he was breakdancing and like doing flips and stuff. And those first couple weeks, when I saw him, I thought to myself, what is this Freak? Naturally, I assumed he was listening to Michael Jackson and completely lost in that cheesy 80’s breakdancing craze. As time went on I got to know him and actually started to kinda admire him. How would you not admire a free spirit? He didn’t care about who gave him sideways glances, or called him a freak. He just kept dancing & jirating & doing his own thing. And, so, this is my ode to Breakdancing Boy, cause sometimes I wish I could be a little more like him.


Viola! There it was, the LONG awaited third issue of Soap and Love Letters. We hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed making it. First and foremost we must thank our good friend Janice Catanzarita. Without her, this issue would never have gotten done. She helped with everything from contributing to layout and everything else. Thanks, Jan, ♡ & ☆s to you! Next we have to thank Angela’s brother, Eddie for letting us cut up his old Nickolodeon mags. We also want to thank Rob for being a free spirit. He may not realize it, but in a very short time, he became an inspiration to both of us. And, of course, we must thank everyone who contributed & gave us stuff, keep it coming.

☆Angel & L☆uren H.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janice C  |  June 26, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    OH MY GOD!!! Where on earth did you find that page? That is at least ten years old. Angela and Lauren wrote that adorable little zine for about 6 months in 98 or 99. Angela used to go to Peacesmiths and read her poetry. Amazing!

  • 2. wilderside  |  June 27, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    From Kimberly:

    Thanks for noticing our cool archives!

    Part of my job of interim Coordinator has been to go through boxes and bags of papers and junk in the two car garage and the Amityville office.

    I have found great treasurers, and this was one of them. I am not sure I saved the actual paper after I copied it, because it was stepped on and wrinkly. I keep having to make decisions about what to keep and what to toss. When I am in a real quandry, I make sure to scan.

    I would love to have the (then) teenager’s names. Especially if they want credit. Thanks for the dates.

    Your e-mail came through to me as webmaster when you posted. When things slow down, will try to get with you.

    Peace and thanks,
    Kimberly Wilder

    P.S. I would love to see other copies of the zine.

  • […] 27, 2008 For the full story of Breakdancing Boy, go here. Received the e-mail below at our peacesmiths at yahoo dot com address. This letter from Angela […]

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