Author Archives: Jim

Be Sure To Tune In

Hello friends! Long time no see, or should I say long time, no hear from me. More on that later, I promise a new post very soon. I received an email from Dennis Ragan and Jim Ragan informing me that there … Continue reading

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In Memorium – Tim Chonko

  I received the following from Tammy Chonko on April 5th: From Tammy Chonko: This Easter, well March 10th, my husband for 39 years and high school sweetheart from DHS class of ’76 passed away suddenly from an aneurysm. Our … Continue reading

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Easter Repost

With just one day remaining before we celebrate Easter Sunday, I decided to post a previous article that I wrote a couple of years ago. My, how things have changed. Last week, many of us made our annual midweek trip to Church … Continue reading

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Christmas Greeting and a Special Gift

Just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you the happiest and most blessed Christmas ever! Take time to cherish the memories of the Christmases of your youth, the pride in your heritage, and the love of the town that … Continue reading

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The Little Things That Mean A Lot At Christmas

There are just a few days remaining before Christmas Day arrives. As usual, I have no hopes of seeing a White Christmas here on the shore, with temperatures expected to be in the mid-70’s. It will be far from the … Continue reading

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The Sound of Christmas

There is no Christmas song that immediately takes me back to Christmas in Duquesne as instantly as the carol “In a Manger Lowly.” I posted a video on this blog as well as YouTube, that I put together a few … Continue reading

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My Christmas Memory Quilt

A few nights ago, I sat and watched the perennial Christmas TV Special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Not an unusual thing for one to do, except if you consider that I’m 64 years old, and I was alone! However, I … Continue reading

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