Monthly Archives: July 2011

That Certain Summer

When I was seventeen It was a very good year It was a very good year for small town girls And soft summer nights – Ervin Drake I am fortunate to live in an area that is only minutes from … Continue reading

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A Trip Down the Streets of Duquesne

Well, after a lot of work, I have finished a project that I think you might find enjoyable. Our friend, Jim Hartman, at the Mifflin Township Historical Society, graciously shared a copy of a 1940 Duquesne City Directory that was … Continue reading

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Voices from Duquesne – July 2011 – Chapter 2

Once again, I have been receiving emails from so many current and former Duquesnites. I invite all of you to raise your hands and join in the role call and let us know where you are. Reconnecting with past friends … Continue reading

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My Most Unforgettable Character

 On Monday of this week, I welcomed my first grandson into the world. I will never forget the exact moment when I laid eyes on his little face. I’m sure that it will be forever etched in my memory. I … Continue reading

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A Moment of Your Time

One of the perks of writing your own blog is being able to just occasionaly, take advantage of the space and of your friends to brag a bit. The last two days have been somewhat chaotic as my wife and … Continue reading

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Making Them Roll Their Eyes

I feel sorry for kids today. I think back to when I was a teenager in high school and how we all used to spend our summers. Perhaps each generation feels the same way, but life was so much more … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned

I was driving through my neighborhood on the way to the office today and made an interesting observation. Ocean Pines, MD is a community that rests about 5 miles from Ocean City, MD. As a result, every summer, our tranquil … Continue reading

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Congratulations Jim Hartman!

CONGRATULATIONS! I was alerted to the fact that there was an article published in the IN West Mifflin Community Magazine that paid homage to someone who has been both a friend and an advisor. Jim Hartman, President of the Mifflin … Continue reading

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Summertime Odds and Ends

Once again, I am offering a disjointed, unrealated bag of memories to you. Most of these little remeniscences relate to hot summer days in Duquesne, so I hope you enjoy. Pop Bottle Heaven At the corner of Texas Ave. and Mellon … Continue reading

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The Duquesne 4th of July – As I Remember

The 4th of July, when I was growing up, was always a special day for our family. Dad would close his shop and spend the day with us as we traveled about. Usually, the day meant a big picnic at … Continue reading

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