Category Archives: Life in General

Flashes of a Duquesne Yesterday

It has been awhile since I have posted on my blog, and I sure have missed doing so! I want to thank everyone who has been sending me news stories. I have really enjoyed them. One such story was sent … Continue reading

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30 Sights, Sounds and Smells of a Duquesne Summer

It has been unmercifully hot the past few nights here in Ocean Pines. I cannot remember the last time we were able to sleep with our windows open at night. We’ve become so dependent on air conditioning, I often wonder … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Duquesne Carnegie Library, Duquesne High School, Duquesne Place, Food and Restaurants, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Playing and Games, Sports, Summertime, The Steel Mills | 45 Comments

A Heck Of A Hunky Wedding On The Horizon

This past weekend was an exciting time for my family. It was the first “official” event on my youngest daughter’s journey to her wedding day in September. A surprise shower was held for her, and the reality of my “baby … Continue reading

Posted in Autumntime, Hunky Celebrations, Life in General, My Hunky Family | 19 Comments

Young Love – Kennywood Style

Ok, it’s time to get even more nostalgic than I have before. I freely admit to the fact that I will be crossing the “sappy” line with this posting. I was thinking about the impact that Kennywood had on my … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Food and Restaurants, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Stores and Businesses | 4 Comments

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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