Monthly Archives: May 2013

Bring Potato Chips

In 1868, Commander in Chief John A. Logan of the grand Army of the Republic issued what was called General Order Number 11, designating May 30 as a memorial day. He declared it to be “for the purpose of strewing … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Easy Being Green

My cousin, Marianne Volk, and Cindy Stanoszek Mitrik shared their friend William Lankenau’s story recently and I really enjoyed it. I thought I would share it with you to enjoy as well. I took the liberty of “embellishing” it and bringing … Continue reading

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Join “THE BAND” In A Duquesne Deluge of Prayers

In April, we all learned of Fr. Dennis’ health prognosis. It was at that time that I posted the news of his health issues and asked that we all join in on a deluge of prayers for Fr. Dennis. That … Continue reading

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Today’s Issues Yesterday

As I was paging through the pages of an issue of The Duquesne Times yesterday, an article caught my attention. It seems that the subject of illegal aliens is one of the hottest issues in the US today. Virtually every American … Continue reading

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20 Random Thoughts from the Duquesne Hunky

1.   Duquesne has to be the BEST place to learn how to drive a car with a standard transmission. I bought my first car from People’s Union Bank’s Repossession Department. It was a white VW with a standard transmission which … Continue reading

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Duquesne and Kennywood In Print

Writing this blog has provided me with a vehicle to relate some “snippets” of memories that I have about Duquesne and about our beloved Kennywood Park. Did you know that there are a number of publications that are available that … Continue reading

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A Bubba In McKeesport

EUREKA!!! I have been searching since I began this blog, and I have finally located a photograph (below) that I took when I was attending Community College of Allegheny County back in 1970. I was taking photography classes and was given an … Continue reading

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