Category Archives: Life in General

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

Posted in Kennywood, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Summertime | 19 Comments

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

Posted in Life in General, McKeesport, Miscellaneous | 17 Comments

Kennywood Revisited

When I was a kid, I remember that this time of year was almost as exciting as the Christmas season! I was FULL of anticipation and would be counting down the days until two MAJOR events would happen. The first … Continue reading

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1954 Duquesne Retrospective

There are times that I really struggle with post ideas. It seems that I have covered every inch of my childhood memories. However, whenever “writer’s block” occurs, all I have to do is peruse a few issues of The Duquesne … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Carnegie Library, Duquesne History, Duquesne Public Schools, Kennywood, Life in General, Springtime | 18 Comments

A Beautiful Duquesne

    It appears that Spring 2013 has officially arrived. I’ve been busy clipping, racking, mulching and planting around my house, hoping to make it as neat and attractive as possible. Although the methods have changed in the last 99 years, … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Buildings, Duquesne History, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Springtime, The Steel Mills | 21 Comments

The Sundays Of My Youth

This past Sunday was a crazy day for me. For me, so many activities are always pushed to Sunday as a result of my work commitments throughout the week; church, weekend d.i.y. projects around the house, cleaning the house, household … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Movies, Music, Radio and TV, My Hunky Family, Parents | 22 Comments

Looking For “Otecko Warbucks”

I needed a diversion today. For the past 3 or 4 weeks, I have been dealing with the “almost sale” of our house in Ocean Pines, Maryland. I am a REALTOR®, and for the past two and a half years … Continue reading

Posted in Duquesne Buildings, Life in General, Miscellaneous, Stores and Businesses, Surveys and Opinions | 11 Comments

In A Class By Ourselves!

Well my friends, WE are hitting a milestone with this post. This is my 200th post to my blog! Thank you so much for sticking with me and allowing me to “BS” for over two years! The one thing that … Continue reading

Posted in Church and School - Holy Name, Life in General | 30 Comments