Index of Harry’s Memories
[ last updated April 26, 2021]
Index of Harry’s Memories
This collection of memories is in the form of a website consisting of a group of HTML files.. This “Index of Harry’s Memories” is the first file in the group. The other files consist of a set of numbered chapters and a collection of related essays. A brief description of the contents of each chapter & essay is given in the list below. Readers may view any chapter by clicking on the chapter title.
Chapter 1 : Introduction to Harry Baya’s Memories
Chapter 2: Early Years
A brief summary of my life from birth up till we moved to England in 1950
Chapter 3: England
Summer of 1950 to summer of 1952, From Fairlington, Virginia through time in England, includes sections on pets, bicycles and learning French
Chapter 4: Carlisle
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, summer of 1952 to summer of 1953, 8th grade
Chapter 5: Monterey
Monterey, California, from summer of 1953 to early 1954 (first semester of 9th Grade)
Chapter 6: Caracas:
Caracas, Venezuela – early 1954 to summer of 1957, through my senior year of high school.
Chapter 7: M.I.T 1957
Academic year 1957-1958, My freshman year at M.I.T.
Chapter 8: MIT 1958 – 1963
Experience at MIT from sophomore year through second year of graduate school.
Chapter 9: Summer Jobs 1961 and 1962
1961 Summer job working for Deering Milliken Textile Mill in
1962 Summer job, Research project studying NASA work at Greenbelt Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Chapter 10: Army, Europe, Marriage, -
Summer of 1963 through fall of 1965. This covers my time in the U.S. Army, getting married to Bonnie in 1964, and travelling around Europe in a VW camping bus in 1965.
Chapter 11: Tampa and Florida
This contains memories from birth thru 2019 related to Tampa and Florida. These memories overlap time periods covered in other chapters.
Chapter 12: Church Lake
Church Lake was the location of the cabin on the lake near Tampa from which I have so many wonderful memories
Chapter 13: Columbus, Indiana –
Fall of 1965 through spring of 1970, My first job, Matthew’s birth, A happy time
Chapter 14: New York – pre divorce
Spring of 1970 through 1977, Hastings-on-Hudson, Brownson & Associates, Comshare, Merrill Lynch
Chapter 15: New York – from divorce to starting work at Hofstra –
1978 till February 1994. Ex Machina, Working at home for 12 years, Pascal Programming, Fred Putney
Chapter 16: Hofstra - 1994-2004 -
Ten Good years !
Chapter 17: Abingdon
Abingdon, Virginia – Over the years prior to 2004
Chapter 18: Virginia – 2004 through present (May 2020)
Elaine, Emory & Henry, 2nd divorce, Phyllis Haile - hard times and good times
Chapter 19: Mother - Madge White Baya (Nee Madge Greenway White)
Memories of my Mother
Chapter 20: The End
Reflections on Covid, possible death, and looking back [ hopefully to be re-written periodically ]
Other Memories: Essays & Lists and Other
List - Age Chart for School Years
A chart showing my age and the calendar year of each grade in grade school and each year in college and graduate school.
Other 2: MIT Transcript, Courses & Grades, 1957 to 1963
Other 5: Harry’s Army Service
A letter I sent to my grandson, Marshall, when he was writing a school assignment about a veteran (me) he knew.
Other Pending - 6:Computers, 7:Music & Pinewoods Programming California_2021
Other 8: Coming of Age
Some reflections on transitions I can recall
Other 9: Spirituality
Religion - Some history and some reflections
Other 10: Sports –
Some memories of the different sports I played.
List 1:-Places Lived
A list of places I have lived since birth
List 2:- Communities
A list of various communities I have belong to – friends, associates, families etc.
List 3: - Journeys, Trips
A list of trips and some discussion.