Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Hunky Winter Olympics

After this past weekend’s snowfall, it made me smile to see a few parents and children making the best of the situation and trying their hand at sledding with their kids. The Eastern Shore doesn’t offer much in the way … Continue reading

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The Christmas Party Continues

Well, its two days after Christmas, and my wife and I have managed to return to our home even though we had to wend our way back through the blizzard that hit the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I was very … Continue reading

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This Hunky’s Christmas Wish

Well, it’s two days before Christmas and my wife and I are about to head west to spend Christmas with our youngest daughter. I was about to write about a particular Christmas Eve in Duquesne that I will never forget. In formulating what I was going … Continue reading

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The ALL IMPORTANT Christmas List

I was checking out the Sunday paper and was amazed at the number of inserts that made the paper at least three times thicker than it actually was. It seemed that every store in the area was announcing that they … Continue reading

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The Sights and Sounds of Christmas

I know I am guilty of drifting from subject to subject at times, but I wanted to share with you, some vintage videos that immediately remind me of Christmastime in Duquesne. Granted, these are not specifically about Duquesne, but I … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and All That Jazz

Christmas Eve and All That Jazz  I have to chuckle when I hear people complaining about how early retailers begin their merchandising efforts for Christmas. In the crazy, rush, rush world we live in, it isn’t unusual to begin seeing … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Holy Water Help Me

When I was in grade school at Holy Name Elementary School on 1st Street, I was an altar boy. My brother was two years older than me, and chose a musical path and became a choir boy. You see, for … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping in Duquesne and McKeesport

When I was just a wee one in Duquesne, I remember shopping at Christmas with my mom. Although it is had to imagine if you visit Duquesne today, but as I was growing up, there were a number of shops … Continue reading

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Christmas VILIJA! What In The Hunky World Is That??

My mother was Croatian, my father was Slovak. As a result, I was immersed in two different Eastern European cultures, each with their own set of traditions. It seems that these traditions came to the forefront during the holiday season. … Continue reading

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