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! 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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