Category Archives: Springtime

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

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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

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Our Easter Celebration

As a Catholic child, a student of Holy Name Grade School, and an altar boy, the three days prior to Easter marked the most  pious and important days of the liturgical year. Although Holy Week officially began on Palm Sunday, … Continue reading

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Hunky Springtime Rituals

As a student at Holy Name School on First Street, I remember vividly, all of the traditions that we followed during the Lenten and Easter season. Most of the activities were initiated by the good Sisters of St. Joseph that … Continue reading

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Duquesne Dateline – May, 1956

What a thrill! Yesterday I received an email from Bob Vislay that brought to mind an event in Duquesne’s history that I had nearly forgotten about. Along with his recollections from the event, Bob also sent pictures from his personal … Continue reading

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Easter Perspective

I may have posted this picture before, but I liken it to pulling out your Christmas decorations each year. If you’re like me, many of our Christmas ornaments hold special memories and immediately put me into a Christmas mood. This photograph has … Continue reading

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Hopping Down the Easter Trail!

Today, my wife and I had to stop by Walmart to pick-up a few items we needed for an Easter basket that we were preparing. As I was walking through aisle after aisle of Easter candy, treats, baskets, decorations and … Continue reading

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