OK my fellow Holy Namers and Duquesners, time to dust off some grade school memories!
I received the following question from one of our blog’s readers and need your help. I vaguely remember her grandfather’s name, but the part about the apartment threw me. Can anyone help Joanne? If so, please leave your comments and memories.
I have been reading your blog for a long time. I wondered if you remembered Edward and Gladys Byrne. I believe that Edward was the janitor of Holy Name and I also think that they lived upstairs of the school (or church) in an apartment. They were my grandparents, but my grandfather died when I was a little girl and I do not remember him that much. My grandmother and uncles lived in Duquesne all their lives and I am very familiar with the streets and some of the merchants you talk about. I think some of them went to Holy Name school and you may remember them. Please let me know. Thank you very much.