Monthly Archives: December 2011

Reflections of a Duquesne Hunky

As 2011 draws to a close, I’ve slipped into a rather “reflective” mood as one would expect. I have been writing and posting “The Duquesne Hunky” for over a year now. My first post was on 11-29-2010 when I declared … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Our Hunky Christmas

After spending over 35 years as a retail manager, I have formed some rather strong opinions about the celebration of Christmas in the United States. Granted, I realize that I was party to the commercialization and the ensuing chaos that … Continue reading

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In Ol’ Duquesne

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY DUQUESNE FRIENDS Jim Volk

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DATELINE DUQUESNE – CHRISTMAS 1957

I thought it would be fun to imagine for a moment, that I’m back in Duquesne for Christmas. It’s Monday, December 23, 1957. The temperature is an unseasonal 60° and that crisp cold air is missing. Fortunately, by Christmas Day on … Continue reading

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A Trip Back Home -Part 2 – December 2011

My visit to Duquesne this year lasted 4 nights and 5 days, however they seemed to rush by in a matter of hours. My mind produced destinations I wanted to visit faster that I could keep up with. In between … Continue reading

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A Trip Back Home – December 2011

I had the most wonderful trip to Duquesne this week and last. It was all I expected and more. I was able to visit with family, reconnect with old friends, meet new friends and visit places that I haven’t been … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Christmas Icons

I can’t wait to update you on my trip to Duquesne this week, and I am working on the posts now. In the meantime, here’s an update on a poll that I was conducting: The votes are in and so … Continue reading

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