Author Archives: Jim

Happy Hunky New Year’s Eve

I’m reminded of the old adage, “Hindsight Is 20-20” as the new decade and new year approaches. I suppose one of the reasons is rather apparent since the New Year will actually be 2020. The less obvious reflection however, is … Continue reading

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VILIJA – Slovak Christmas Feast

It is hard to believe, but over nine years ago, I was just starting this blog. One of the most viewed was the following. I guarantee that as I amwriting, my family in the Pittsburgh area is busily getting ready … Continue reading

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Christmas in Duquesne – 100 Years Ago

Merry Christmas everybody! I am so excited and ready to start Christmas Eve 2019 100% prepared for the big event. Our house is decorated, the meals are ready to go, holiday cookies are finished, the house is cleaned, the shopping … Continue reading

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A Golden Christmas Gift

2019 has been a trying year for this Duquesne Hunky, but I have persevered and I am hoping to be able to able to post on a more consistant basis. As much as  many of you have written that you … Continue reading

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Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Easter

With Ash Wednesday just a day away, I thought it would be interesting to revisit some memories of the Easter Season that I recall. As a Catholic child, a student of Holy Name Grade School, and an altar boy, the … Continue reading

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A Journey to Christmases Past

Well, Christmas 2018 in the Jim Volk Household came to a halt about an hour ago. My grandsons pooped out about 30 minutes before they left, and their mom and dad ended up carrying them to the car. My youngest … Continue reading

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Christmas Music To Me Revisited

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 were limited to say the least. I … Continue reading

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