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 is one of life’s simple pleasures. Click on the link below and take a few moments to reconnect!
What is your married name?
What is your married name? = Martina Hull | email@example.com
Maiden name = Tina Estochin
Years in Duquesne = 1957-1970
Where do you live now? = Fayetteville, NC
Comments = I found this blog while using Facebook. I so enjoy hearing about “the good ole days” and seeing the photos depicting Duquesne in its “hay day” This is a great idea, Jim. Thanks for all you do.
What is your name? = Harold West | friend me on Facebook if you want to reconnect
Years in Duquesne = 1959-1977
Where do you live now? = Bal-Wash. D.C. area
Comments = I like the nostalgia. Remembering a place that is very different than today’s reality.
What is your married name? = Sandra | firstname.lastname@example.org
Maiden name = Algeri
Years in Duquesne = Railroad Street
Where do you live now? = Atlanta, Georgia
Comments = Someone forwarded me a blog and I do so enjoy it. I love the one on Kennywood so much. I just was telling a friend about the good times we had at Kennywood, and there it was on my computer. I remember the fair and football games. The good old times at Duquesne High. We would walk over the Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge just for fun every night in the summer. I graduated in 1960.
What is your married name? = Sharlene Francis |
Maiden name = Carr
Years in Duquesne = 1945-1951
Where do you live now? = Phoenix, Arizona
Comments = I was born in Duquesne and moved to West Mifflin in 1951. I left the area in 1964.
My parents were born and raised in Duquesne and I enjoyed many years visiting my Grandmother on Kennedy Ave. I loved listening to my parents and Aunts tell stories of their growing up in Duquesne. My Mother was Lois Bond, her sisters were Norma and Margaret. My Father was Robert Carr. All went to Duquesne High School.
I have lived in NYC, Hawaii, CA. and retired now in Phoenix AZ.I have lost touch with just about everyone from West Mifflin and Duquesne and reading this blog brings so many good memories back to me. I really enjoy having this blog. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into providing us with this magical journey back in time.
What is your married name? = Audrey John | email@example.com
Maiden name = Audrey Rosenbusch
Years in Duquesne = 1935 to 1958 (1953 Hi School Grad)
Where do you live now? = Latrobe, PA
Comments = I lived in an apartment above Raible’s plumbing store between 3rd and 4th street on Grant Avenue until I was 4 years old. I remember a barber shop across the alley below the plumbing and also a Chinese laundry below that. I then moved to 1011 Grant Avenue (across from Turlik’s house). I remember all the slag trucks going up to the dump by Polish Hill. My mother dusted every day. I met Barry Long at that time. He lived up the street a way. I remember the city used to flood a place on the ball field when the weather was freezing for ice skating. It was also done next to the police station on 2nd street. In the summer they would attach a shower to the fire hydrant and the children would cool off.
What is your married name? = Dot Craig | firstname.lastname@example.org
Maiden name = Kraus
Years in Duquesne = 1946 to 2003
Where do you live now? = Las Vegas Nevada
Comments = I enjoy reading your Duquesne blog and seeing the pictures, thanks for keeping it up. I was raised on High St. with my Mom and 7 brothers. They are all gone now. I still have grandchildren and nieces and nephews there and love to come home for a visit.
What is your married name? = Darlene Zoller | email@example.com
Maiden name = Ponist
Years in Duquesne = 1957-1980
Where do you live now? = Vernon, CT
Comments = Thanks for the blog–great to be reminded of growing up in Duquesne. Went to school at Holy Trinity/Duquesne Catholic then DHS.
Dated Jim Judy–a great guy who was taken from us way too soon.
Best friends with Kathi Kovaks who died at 15. Needless to say not all my memories of Duquesne are good.
Danced and taught at Pat’s Dance Studio–great memories there. Worked at Steel Valley Travel on Grant Avenue. How many people knew Duquesne had a Travel Agency–or needed one?
Being able to walk around Kennywood without paying an admission. Spent many summer nights there.
Shopping at Sally Fashion and being able to say “put that on my account.” No charge card–no signature–just your word.
LOVED my parent’s house on 2nd St. Hate to see the condition it is in now. When did people just stop caring?? So sad.
What is your name? = Carl Rumble | firstname.lastname@example.org
Years in Duquesne = 1944 to 1962
Where do you live now? = Lawrenceville, Pa
Comments = This really brings back some memories to read some of the names and places.
What is your married name? = Joanne Matthews | email@example.com
Maiden name = Carr
Years in Duquesne = 1941 to 1962
Where do you live now? = West Sunbury, Pa.
Comments = Jim, I am your cousin!
What is your married name? = Lois Mann Phippen | lphippen@attnet
Maiden name = Churchman
Years in Duquesne = I lived in Highland Grove in McKeesport 1927
Where do you live now? = Gravette, Arkansas
Comments = I enjoy your blog. I have wondered if your father was Steve, then I knew when you mentioned your cousins. My brother Clell was married to your Aunt Barbara. So,my niece and nephew Kathy and Bud are your cousins too. You are a very talented writer, Jim. God bless you, and keep up the good work. Lois Phippen.
My full name is Lois Churchman Mann Phippen.
What was your first and last name when you lived in Duquesne = Sara (Sally) Cusick
What is your married name? = Brown, Sara
When did you live in Duquesne? = 1941 – 1967
Where are you now? = Santee, CA
Your Email Address = firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions, Comments and Feedback = I have always considered myself very blessed to have grown up in Duquesne…of course, I didn’t know it at the time
What was your first and last name when you lived in Duquesne = Deanne Harris
What is your married name? = Seese
When did you live in Duquesne? = 1945-1978 & 1992-2008
Where are you now? = White Oak, PA
Your Email Address = email@example.com
Questions, Comments and Feedback = St. Joseph School, grad 1 thru 8 I was Edwina Harris. Grade 9 at Duquesne Jr. High I was still Edwina Harris. Grade 10 thru 12 I used Deanne Harris
What was your first and last name when you lived in Duquesne = Betty Pucci
What is your married name? = Rubinsak
When did you live in Duquesne? = 1950 thru 1964 then again in 1970 to 1977
Where are you now? = West Mifflin, Pa
Questions, Comments and Feedback = I love reminiscing about the “Good Old Days” in Duquesne. What a great place to grow up. I grew up in the 3rd Ward on Oak Street. Everyone knew everyone and you could go “downstreet” (That’s what we called going shopping down on 1st street) We walked everywhere and we were not afraid. Does anyone remember the dress shop that was located on the corner of 2nd St and Grant Ave?
It was not always Adler’s. The State Store was next to “Elsie’s” on Grant Ave in the 60’s. Lemon phosphates and cherry cokes at all the “drug stores” that had soda fountains. Schultz’s Restaurant had the best stew. My Gramma cooked there and I got to eat there as a small child. What a treat.
In addition to the feedback forms that have been sent in by all of you, I have also received some great comments, feedback and input from various Facebook groups as well:
9:31pm Jul 6
International Village at Renzie is still going strong!
9:30pm Jul 6
Remember all the fireworks at Kennywood…..each of the Nationality Days held special fireworks also…loved watching them and miss that a lot. Also I miss the International Village every year in Renzie. I wonder if that still goes on……..been many years since I have been back to Duquesne.
J Dennis Pocsatko
9:24pm Jul 5
Don’t forget fireworks at Kennywood. At 11:00 we’d climb Doney St to the area by the water tank. There would be all our neighbors and the kids in jammies to watch the fireworks from Kennywood. Good days.
1:13pm Jun 28
I long forgot about the the Stooges being at KWP. Thanks for the memory.
2:00pm Jun 27
Popeye and Bluto, Three Stooges, Lone Ranger….Gr8 memories of the Starvue Plaza Stage
Martina Estochin Hull
11:54am Jun 26
I always loved WTAE day.
David Jerome Marks
9:50pm Jun 24
I met the Lone Ranger and The Three Stooges at Kennywood! I wonder what happened to my silver bullet! That must have been 1961.
10:50am Jun 15
remember digging for coins in sawdust up in parking lot