Pete about 18 y o in photo
One of Pete's closest cousins, Nancy was only a year younger than Peter.They had similar friends, went to concerts together, same school, and basically were together more often than the other cousins. They spent many afternoons hanging out on East 15th Street with their friends The Lane's, The Penta's, The Chiusano's, The Mickelsen's and others that I'll be mentioning from time to time.
Nan recalled that one time while she and Peter were attending Our Lady of Refuge schoold on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, that she had gotten into trouble with her teacher, a nun, and some other kids. Being in fourth grade, she was about 8 yo, she had yelled at the teacher and caused a little scene. So, the next day, Peter, who was only 9 yo, went into school with her, walked up to her teacher with Nan in hand, and introduced himself as "Nancy's Uncle, Mr. Peter Ratajczyk." He said he was there to " apologize to the teacher on behalf of his niece and told the teacher that he had a long talk with his niece and there wouldn't be any further outbursts from her this year."