Category Archives: Playing and Games

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

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Enjoying the Weed

Enjoying the Weed – What a Difference a Generation Makes! July 4th was a scorching hot day for me. I find it increasingly difficult to deal with blindingly sunny days and heat indices past 100°! I spent the day in … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Hot Fun in the Summertime

I spent the better part of yesterday at my office. The heat was so unbearable, that I decided to chill inside rather than attempt to get into my car and drive home. When I finally decided to go home, I … Continue reading

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The Cheap Thrills of Our Youth

“Let’s go fly a kite Up to the highest height! Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring Up through the atmosphere Up where the air is clear Oh, let’s go fly a kite!”   I was checking the … Continue reading

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Schoolyard Memories

First of all, many thanks to Frank Mullen for gracious sharing the pictures from Holy Name contained in this post. They were taken in June of 1958 which places most of the 8th graders shown in the last picture in … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Autumn!

There is something about the arrival of September that triggers an immediate Autumn mindset for me. It doesn’t matter if the temperatures aren’t cooperating and are still hovering in the 80’s. In my mind, Fall is here. Living on the … Continue reading

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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

In 1963, Nat King Cole released a song that perfectly described how one should enjoy the summer. I can still remember my mom and dad listening to the radio on summer nights while the sat with their neighbors on our back patio. … Continue reading

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