Monthly Archives: November 2011

Christmas Music To My Ears

“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling” Up until roughly 1960, we had an old Crosley floor radio and phonograph that sat in our dining room. The turntable only had the capacity to play 78 rpm records, and our selections … Continue reading

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The Christmas Countdown Begins

I just finalized plans for a trip to Duquesne in December. I am planning on visiting my hometown from December 3rd through the 7th. I hope that I have an opportunity to visit with my family as well as old … Continue reading

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News From A Duquesne Neighbor

Periodically, I receive emails from some of our former Duquesne friends and neighbors. I received the following email from George Simcina and wanted to pass it along to you. When I saw that it was from someone by the name … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like A Duquesne Christmas

As we head towards the Christmas season, I thought it would be fun to get your point of view on what reminds you most about Christmas in Duquesne. There are probably many more that I haven’t included, so feel free … Continue reading

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A Warm and Fuzzy Happy Hunky Holiday

OK, I will be the first to admit that I am the world’s biggest softie when it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I find solace and comfort in some of the most incidental things at this time of year. A … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1950 – It Snowed and Snowed and Snowed

The following article appeared in The Duquesne Times on November 30, 1950. There was no Times published on November 23, 1950 due to the snowfall. Unfortunately, there were no photos in the Times published on November 30th, so a photojournalistic … Continue reading

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THANK YOU Duquesne!

Sometimes, inspiration comes from the most unlikely sources. My two daughters have been posting daily comments on Facebook about things they are grateful for. I began to think about how much I have written about Duquesne and my childhood over … Continue reading

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