Category Archives: McKeesport

The Ice Block

Here’s a quick memory jolt for you. Since our freezer was about the size of a breadbox when I was a child, the production of ice was limited to those little aluminum ice-cube trays. As a result, every very summer … Continue reading

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Gifts from my Childhood

The last thing that I wanted to do when writing this blog was to become philosophical. Unfortunately, some events just bring out an innate need to overanalyze some of my behaviors, thoughts and points-of-view. Let me give you an example: … Continue reading

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Revisiting Eastland Shopping Plaza

It is very apparent that I need to organize things a bit better at home. Whenever I need to find something that I haven’t seen for a long time, inevitably it turns into a total upheaval of seldom used drawers, … Continue reading

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The Streets of Duquesne and McKeesport at Christmas Time

“Take a look in the Five and Ten Glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes aglow” As a kid, there was no other store that made me more excited about Christmas than the 5 & 10 Cent stores! … Continue reading

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THANK YOU Duquesne!

Sometimes, inspiration comes from the most unlikely sources. My two daughters have been posting daily comments on Facebook about things they are grateful for. I began to think about how much I have written about Duquesne and my childhood over … Continue reading

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The Road to Great Valley and Beyond

After my last post about Eastland Mall, I began remembering so many other things about my family’s travels outside of Duquesne. By the mid-60’s, Duquesne was no longer a self-sustaining area. Because of the “demise” of a large portion of … Continue reading

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Remembering Eastland

Did you know that there is an obituary of sorts for shopping malls? Seriously! The site is simply called http://www.DeadMalls.com! Who would have thought it would come to that? The only reason I know this is that I happened to … Continue reading

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