Monthly Archives: April 2011

In Praise of Reunions

When I was a child growing up in the Duquesne area, the approach of summer was an exciting time. The anticipation of being able to play outside with friendsand not having to go to school was almost unbearable for me … Continue reading

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Strolling Through Kennywood’s Memory Lane

One of the many wonderful things about growing up in Duquesne was having Kennywood in our backyard. I’ve  lived in many different parts of the country and have met many people who grew up in the Pittsburgh area. If in the course … Continue reading

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Eastertime Remembered

The countdown to Easter Sunday has begun. Somehow, the excitement of this week was more evident as I was growing up than it is now.  Perhaps it was the excitement of being a child and anticipating a visit from the … Continue reading

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Sure Signs of Springtime in Duquesne

Springtime has finally arrived and evidence of it was everywhere when I visited Duquesne last week.  There is a display that has become a Springtime tradition in the area that wasn’t even in existence when we were growing up. While … Continue reading

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Home Again – Let the Good Times Roll!

Well, I have made it home! I had a wonderful trip to Duquesne and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Between visits with my family, meeting new friends, reconnecting with old friends, photographing old haunts as well as new views AND finally, meeting … Continue reading

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Finding Dorothy’s Slippers

Just to catch you up on what has been happening these past two days, I decided to do a quick post about my adventures thus far ….. Friday really seemed that I had  found the Emerald City, complete with Dorothy’s ruby … Continue reading

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The Fun Begins

Well, I made it to the Emerald City! It was a long drive, over 8 1/2 hours. I had a relaxing break when I stopped at Lookout Point atop of Mt. Ararat in the Allegheny Mountains. This as the spot where … Continue reading

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Following the Yellow Brick Road

Well Gang, I’m off to see the Emerald City of Duquesne! It is Thursday morning around 9 a.m. and I am itching to get started on my trek back to Duquesne.  The trip will take about 8 hours or so, … Continue reading

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The “Green” Hunky

I think it is safe to say, that most of our parents were either born before or during The Great Depression. So that you aren’t confused, I am talking about the Depression that started in about 1929 and lasted until … Continue reading

Posted in Life in General, Parents | 8 Comments