Category Archives: Summertime

The Duquesne 4th of July – As I Remember

The 4th of July, when I was growing up, was always a special day for our family. Dad would close his shop and spend the day with us as we traveled about. Usually, the day meant a big picnic at … Continue reading

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Sun, Sand, Surf, Songs and Kennywood!

 One of the advantages of growing up in Duquesne was that we had the ability to attend virtually every show that was booked at Kennywood. From watching poor Bruno Zacchini being shot out of his cannon time and time again … Continue reading

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Kennywood After Dark, McKeesport’s Terry Lee and All Things Romantic!

A few days ago, a Holy Name buddy of mine, Bob Chermonitz, posted a comment to my blog and reminded me about some of the finer points associated with Kennywood Park.  Bob’s reflection dealt with using the Kennywood parking lot … Continue reading

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Our Own Magical Kingdom

There is no doubt about. Summer is here and if your are like me, I’ll be spending more time out of doors in the next few months. As one of the creatures of comfort that we have all become with … Continue reading

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Strolling Through Kennywood’s Memory Lane

One of the many wonderful things about growing up in Duquesne was having Kennywood in our backyard. I’ve  lived in many different parts of the country and have met many people who grew up in the Pittsburgh area. If in the course … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Nightlight and Lullaby

I came across an archive of photographs online a few days ago that I had to share with you.The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. maintains an archive of photographs that contain over 14 million items. Part of those photographs … Continue reading

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