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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

FRANK METZGER: 1937-2007

Mr. Frank Metzger a fellow Hornet from Hamilton High class of 1954

passed away this week. Frank was a prominent Hamiltonian who

served on the Hamilton Township Council back in the 1980's. His close

friend and colleague, Jack Lacy, former Hamilton Council President

sends this email which is a poignant eulogy to Frank. Many thanks,
Jack.

If there are any other classmates or friends who would like to add to this post please contact me at thomglo@verizon.net.

============================================================
Tom...
I sent you Frank's official obit from today's paper. Sorry, but haven't found any appropriate photos yet. As I said in an earlier post, much of the material from that part of my life was lost in my houase fire in '98. But, I'll keep looking.
If you'd like to include some quotes from me, here goes:
"I've known Frank since we were in Hamilton High together although then I knew him as the big brother of my class mate, Charlie or "Bub" as he was known to his family. Later Frank became one of my principal insurance advisers providing all my family with Allstate coverage of our automobiles, then Tenant Homeowners coverage and finally full-scale Homeowners Insurance. I'll never forget him urging that we incorporate a (then) new-fangled rider in the homeowners policy that increased the value of the home each year according to its market value. In 1998 when our house burned down Frank's foresight so many years before was a Godsend."
"When we became colleagues and two-term running mates on the Hamilton Township Council I was forever impressed with Frank's uncanny ability to listen to hours upon hours of public testimony and debate on an issue and then summarize all of that in one or two sentences. He had a special talent for recognizing the core differences and stating them very simply. In an age when politicians often spend as long summarizing as the debate to which they are referring Frank's one or two succinct sentences were a most refreshing change. And, that's from a former politician who has been kindly referred to as 'verbose' while others have harsher descriptions of my orations."
"No matter what the situation Frank's sense of humor was exquisite. He could see and verbalize the humor in just about any set of conditions and that talent certainly served often to lighten what otherwise might have been a ponderous calamity."
Hope those help some...
Jack

FRANK METZGER: 1937-2007

Mr. Frank Metzger a fellow Hornet from Hamilton High class of 1954

passed away this week. Frank was a prominent Hamiltonian who

served on the Hamilton Township Council back in the 1980's. His close

friend and colleague, Jack Lacy, former Hamilton Council President

sends this email which is a poignant eulogy to Frank. Many thanks,
Jack.

If there are any other classmates or friends who would like to add to this post please contact me at thomglo@verizon.net.

============================================================
Tom...
I sent you Frank's official obit from today's paper. Sorry, but haven't found any appropriate photos yet. As I said in an earlier post, much of the material from that part of my life was lost in my houase fire in '98. But, I'll keep looking.
If you'd like to include some quotes from me, here goes:
"I've known Frank since we were in Hamilton High together although then I knew him as the big brother of my class mate, Charlie or "Bub" as he was known to his family. Later Frank became one of my principal insurance advisers providing all my family with Allstate coverage of our automobiles, then Tenant Homeowners coverage and finally full-scale Homeowners Insurance. I'll never forget him urging that we incorporate a (then) new-fangled rider in the homeowners policy that increased the value of the home each year according to its market value. In 1998 when our house burned down Frank's foresight so many years before was a Godsend."
"When we became colleagues and two-term running mates on the Hamilton Township Council I was forever impressed with Frank's uncanny ability to listen to hours upon hours of public testimony and debate on an issue and then summarize all of that in one or two sentences. He had a special talent for recognizing the core differences and stating them very simply. In an age when politicians often spend as long summarizing as the debate to which they are referring Frank's one or two succinct sentences were a most refreshing change. And, that's from a former politician who has been kindly referred to as 'verbose' while others have harsher descriptions of my orations."
"No matter what the situation Frank's sense of humor was exquisite. He could see and verbalize the humor in just about any set of conditions and that talent certainly served often to lighten what otherwise might have been a ponderous calamity."
Hope those help some...
Jack

FRANK METZGER: 1937-2007

Mr. Frank Metzger a fellow Hornet from Hamilton High class of 1954

passed away this week. Frank was a prominent Hamiltonian who

served on the Hamilton Township Council back in the 1980's. His close

friend and colleague, Jack Lacy, former Hamilton Council President

sends this email which is a poignant eulogy to Frank. Many thanks,
Jack.

If there are any other classmates or friends who would like to add to this post please contact me at thomglo@verizon.net.

============================================================
Tom...
I sent you Frank's official obit from today's paper. Sorry, but haven't found any appropriate photos yet. As I said in an earlier post, much of the material from that part of my life was lost in my houase fire in '98. But, I'll keep looking.
If you'd like to include some quotes from me, here goes:
"I've known Frank since we were in Hamilton High together although then I knew him as the big brother of my class mate, Charlie or "Bub" as he was known to his family. Later Frank became one of my principal insurance advisers providing all my family with Allstate coverage of our automobiles, then Tenant Homeowners coverage and finally full-scale Homeowners Insurance. I'll never forget him urging that we incorporate a (then) new-fangled rider in the homeowners policy that increased the value of the home each year according to its market value. In 1998 when our house burned down Frank's foresight so many years before was a Godsend."
"When we became colleagues and two-term running mates on the Hamilton Township Council I was forever impressed with Frank's uncanny ability to listen to hours upon hours of public testimony and debate on an issue and then summarize all of that in one or two sentences. He had a special talent for recognizing the core differences and stating them very simply. In an age when politicians often spend as long summarizing as the debate to which they are referring Frank's one or two succinct sentences were a most refreshing change. And, that's from a former politician who has been kindly referred to as 'verbose' while others have harsher descriptions of my orations."
"No matter what the situation Frank's sense of humor was exquisite. He could see and verbalize the humor in just about any set of conditions and that talent certainly served often to lighten what otherwise might have been a ponderous calamity."
Hope those help some...
Jack

FRANK METZGER: 1937-2007

Mr. Frank Metzger a fellow Hornet from Hamilton High class of 1954

passed away this week. Frank was a prominent Hamiltonian who

served on the Hamilton Township Council back in the 1980's. His close

friend and colleague, Jack Lacy, former Hamilton Council President

sends this email which is a poignant eulogy to Frank. Many thanks,
Jack.

If there are any other classmates or friends who would like to add to this post please contact me at thomglo@verizon.net.

============================================================
Tom...
I sent you Frank's official obit from today's paper. Sorry, but haven't found any appropriate photos yet. As I said in an earlier post, much of the material from that part of my life was lost in my houase fire in '98. But, I'll keep looking.
If you'd like to include some quotes from me, here goes:
"I've known Frank since we were in Hamilton High together although then I knew him as the big brother of my class mate, Charlie or "Bub" as he was known to his family. Later Frank became one of my principal insurance advisers providing all my family with Allstate coverage of our automobiles, then Tenant Homeowners coverage and finally full-scale Homeowners Insurance. I'll never forget him urging that we incorporate a (then) new-fangled rider in the homeowners policy that increased the value of the home each year according to its market value. In 1998 when our house burned down Frank's foresight so many years before was a Godsend."
"When we became colleagues and two-term running mates on the Hamilton Township Council I was forever impressed with Frank's uncanny ability to listen to hours upon hours of public testimony and debate on an issue and then summarize all of that in one or two sentences. He had a special talent for recognizing the core differences and stating them very simply. In an age when politicians often spend as long summarizing as the debate to which they are referring Frank's one or two succinct sentences were a most refreshing change. And, that's from a former politician who has been kindly referred to as 'verbose' while others have harsher descriptions of my orations."
"No matter what the situation Frank's sense of humor was exquisite. He could see and verbalize the humor in just about any set of conditions and that talent certainly served often to lighten what otherwise might have been a ponderous calamity."
Hope those help some...
Jack

FRANK METZGER: 1937-2007

Mr. Frank Metzger a fellow Hornet from Hamilton High class of 1954

passed away this week. Frank was a prominent Hamiltonian who

served on the Hamilton Township Council back in the 1980's. His close

friend and colleague, Jack Lacy, former Hamilton Council President

sends this email which is a poignant eulogy to Frank. Many thanks,
Jack.

If there are any other classmates or friends who would like to add to this post please contact me at thomglo@verizon.net.

============================================================
Tom...
I sent you Frank's official obit from today's paper. Sorry, but haven't found any appropriate photos yet. As I said in an earlier post, much of the material from that part of my life was lost in my houase fire in '98. But, I'll keep looking.
If you'd like to include some quotes from me, here goes:
"I've known Frank since we were in Hamilton High together although then I knew him as the big brother of my class mate, Charlie or "Bub" as he was known to his family. Later Frank became one of my principal insurance advisers providing all my family with Allstate coverage of our automobiles, then Tenant Homeowners coverage and finally full-scale Homeowners Insurance. I'll never forget him urging that we incorporate a (then) new-fangled rider in the homeowners policy that increased the value of the home each year according to its market value. In 1998 when our house burned down Frank's foresight so many years before was a Godsend."
"When we became colleagues and two-term running mates on the Hamilton Township Council I was forever impressed with Frank's uncanny ability to listen to hours upon hours of public testimony and debate on an issue and then summarize all of that in one or two sentences. He had a special talent for recognizing the core differences and stating them very simply. In an age when politicians often spend as long summarizing as the debate to which they are referring Frank's one or two succinct sentences were a most refreshing change. And, that's from a former politician who has been kindly referred to as 'verbose' while others have harsher descriptions of my orations."
"No matter what the situation Frank's sense of humor was exquisite. He could see and verbalize the humor in just about any set of conditions and that talent certainly served often to lighten what otherwise might have been a ponderous calamity."
Hope those help some...
Jack

FRANK METZGER: 1937-2007

Mr. Frank Metzger a fellow Hornet from Hamilton High class of 1954

passed away this week. Frank was a prominent Hamiltonian who

served on the Hamilton Township Council back in the 1980's. His close

friend and colleague, Jack Lacy, former Hamilton Council President

sends this email which is a poignant eulogy to Frank. Many thanks,
Jack.

If there are any other classmates or friends who would like to add to this post please contact me at thomglo@verizon.net.

============================================================
Tom...
I sent you Frank's official obit from today's paper. Sorry, but haven't found any appropriate photos yet. As I said in an earlier post, much of the material from that part of my life was lost in my houase fire in '98. But, I'll keep looking.
If you'd like to include some quotes from me, here goes:
"I've known Frank since we were in Hamilton High together although then I knew him as the big brother of my class mate, Charlie or "Bub" as he was known to his family. Later Frank became one of my principal insurance advisers providing all my family with Allstate coverage of our automobiles, then Tenant Homeowners coverage and finally full-scale Homeowners Insurance. I'll never forget him urging that we incorporate a (then) new-fangled rider in the homeowners policy that increased the value of the home each year according to its market value. In 1998 when our house burned down Frank's foresight so many years before was a Godsend."
"When we became colleagues and two-term running mates on the Hamilton Township Council I was forever impressed with Frank's uncanny ability to listen to hours upon hours of public testimony and debate on an issue and then summarize all of that in one or two sentences. He had a special talent for recognizing the core differences and stating them very simply. In an age when politicians often spend as long summarizing as the debate to which they are referring Frank's one or two succinct sentences were a most refreshing change. And, that's from a former politician who has been kindly referred to as 'verbose' while others have harsher descriptions of my orations."
"No matter what the situation Frank's sense of humor was exquisite. He could see and verbalize the humor in just about any set of conditions and that talent certainly served often to lighten what otherwise might have been a ponderous calamity."
Hope those help some...
Jack

FRANK METZGER: 1937-2007

Mr. Frank Metzger a fellow Hornet from Hamilton High class of 1954

passed away this week. Frank was a prominent Hamiltonian who

served on the Hamilton Township Council back in the 1980's. His close

friend and colleague, Jack Lacy, former Hamilton Council President

sends this email which is a poignant eulogy to Frank. Many thanks,
Jack.

If there are any other classmates or friends who would like to add to this post please contact me at thomglo@verizon.net.

============================================================
Tom...
I sent you Frank's official obit from today's paper. Sorry, but haven't found any appropriate photos yet. As I said in an earlier post, much of the material from that part of my life was lost in my houase fire in '98. But, I'll keep looking.
If you'd like to include some quotes from me, here goes:
"I've known Frank since we were in Hamilton High together although then I knew him as the big brother of my class mate, Charlie or "Bub" as he was known to his family. Later Frank became one of my principal insurance advisers providing all my family with Allstate coverage of our automobiles, then Tenant Homeowners coverage and finally full-scale Homeowners Insurance. I'll never forget him urging that we incorporate a (then) new-fangled rider in the homeowners policy that increased the value of the home each year according to its market value. In 1998 when our house burned down Frank's foresight so many years before was a Godsend."
"When we became colleagues and two-term running mates on the Hamilton Township Council I was forever impressed with Frank's uncanny ability to listen to hours upon hours of public testimony and debate on an issue and then summarize all of that in one or two sentences. He had a special talent for recognizing the core differences and stating them very simply. In an age when politicians often spend as long summarizing as the debate to which they are referring Frank's one or two succinct sentences were a most refreshing change. And, that's from a former politician who has been kindly referred to as 'verbose' while others have harsher descriptions of my orations."
"No matter what the situation Frank's sense of humor was exquisite. He could see and verbalize the humor in just about any set of conditions and that talent certainly served often to lighten what otherwise might have been a ponderous calamity."
Hope those help some...
Jack

1940: D&W Blueprint Co.http://www2.blogger.com/posts.g?blogID=19041693


Most of us in the over 60 generation remember D&W when they were located on Perry Street in Trenton. How the company grew! They evolved into the Triangle Blueprint Company; a very popular location for artists and other workers in the graphic arts.

TRENTON'S CITY HALL


This historic treasure was restored around ten years ago. The mansard roof, the beautiful clock tower (which is no longer there) have made this old edifice an historic building in center city Trenton. I was a regular visitor to this building in my years of courting my dear wife Judy, who worked there in the infants' department at Yard's. (Remember the slogan, "They DO sell nice things at Yard's!")?

Over the years, the building housed the Mayor's office and a jail.
I have seen many photos of this building. This is one of the best.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

CIVIL WAR VETERANS DEATH RATE RISES



Even as today's WWII "Greatest Generation" and Korean veterans are passing on at an alarming rate, so too did our patriots of the past. This is just a sampling of the veterans' obituaries that will ultimately find repose in the appropriate war folders in the Hamilton Library's Local History Collection.

LITTLE KNOWN TRENTON SCHOOLS


These photos date back to the years when Trenton's school system was among the best in the state. I recently wrote a column on the old Lincoln School, which was a school constructed strictly for the black citizens of Trenton. The white anglo saxton protestants ("WASPS") would never think of accepting anyone from another race in their lily white schools. The Skelton School on the top left looks suspiciously like the old High School on Mercer Street, which ultimately became McKinley School. It was very common back then to build schools of the same design. Indeed, the Klockner and Kuser Schools in Hamilton were "twins" right up to the 1920's when Kuser added two large wings.

1898: Trenton High School


Trenton High School? Yup! This was the first high school in the city of Trenton. Located in Mill Hill on Mercer Street. When the new high school on Hamilton Avenue and Chestnut Street was built, the school was the home of the McKinley Grammar School.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

1947: The White Horse Circle


CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!

This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

1951: HHS Washington Trip

Remember the Plaza Hotel? Remember the girls filling balloons with water and dropping them on us as we hung out the windows on the floor below? Remember how we tried in vain to gain access to the girls' dorms on the floor above? But most of all, do you remember when the Perry and Kline twins drove the room detective crazy as one tried to enter the girls's dorms on one side of the the building, only to repeat the same effort on the other side.....? "Hey! how did you guys get over here? I just chased you from the other side of the building......"

HARMLESS FUN: NO DRUGS, NO DRUNKEN ORGIES, NO FIGHTS, ONLY THE AGE OLD MALE DESIRE TO SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY AND EXPLORE THAT EVER PRESENT "FEMININE MYSTIQUE!"

1951: HHS Washington Trip

Remember the Plaza Hotel? Remember the girls filling balloons with water and dropping them on us as we hung out the windows on the floor below? Remember how we tried in vain to gain access to the girls' dorms on the floor above? But most of all, do you remember when the Perry and Kline twins drove the room detective crazy as one tried to enter the girls's dorms on one side of the the building, only to repeat the same effort on the other side.....? "Hey! how did you guys get over here? I just chased you from the other side of the building......"

HARMLESS FUN: NO DRUGS, NO DRUNKEN ORGIES, NO FIGHTS, ONLY THE AGE OLD MALE DESIRE TO SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY AND EXPLORE THAT EVER PRESENT "FEMININE MYSTIQUE!"

1951: HHS Washington Trip

Remember the Plaza Hotel? Remember the girls filling balloons with water and dropping them on us as we hung out the windows on the floor below? Remember how we tried in vain to gain access to the girls' dorms on the floor above? But most of all, do you remember when the Perry and Kline twins drove the room detective crazy as one tried to enter the girls's dorms on one side of the the building, only to repeat the same effort on the other side.....? "Hey! how did you guys get over here? I just chased you from the other side of the building......"

HARMLESS FUN: NO DRUGS, NO DRUNKEN ORGIES, NO FIGHTS, ONLY THE AGE OLD MALE DESIRE TO SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY AND EXPLORE THAT EVER PRESENT "FEMININE MYSTIQUE!"

1951: HHS Washington Trip

Remember the Plaza Hotel? Remember the girls filling balloons with water and dropping them on us as we hung out the windows on the floor below? Remember how we tried in vain to gain access to the girls' dorms on the floor above? But most of all, do you remember when the Perry and Kline twins drove the room detective crazy as one tried to enter the girls's dorms on one side of the the building, only to repeat the same effort on the other side.....? "Hey! how did you guys get over here? I just chased you from the other side of the building......"

HARMLESS FUN: NO DRUGS, NO DRUNKEN ORGIES, NO FIGHTS, ONLY THE AGE OLD MALE DESIRE TO SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY AND EXPLORE THAT EVER PRESENT "FEMININE MYSTIQUE!"

1951: HHS Washington Trip

Remember the Plaza Hotel? Remember the girls filling balloons with water and dropping them on us as we hung out the windows on the floor below? Remember how we tried in vain to gain access to the girls' dorms on the floor above? But most of all, do you remember when the Perry and Kline twins drove the room detective crazy as one tried to enter the girls's dorms on one side of the the building, only to repeat the same effort on the other side.....? "Hey! how did you guys get over here? I just chased you from the other side of the building......"

HARMLESS FUN: NO DRUGS, NO DRUNKEN ORGIES, NO FIGHTS, ONLY THE AGE OLD MALE DESIRE TO SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY AND EXPLORE THAT EVER PRESENT "FEMININE MYSTIQUE!"

1951: HHS Washington Trip

Remember the Plaza Hotel? Remember the girls filling balloons with water and dropping them on us as we hung out the windows on the floor below? Remember how we tried in vain to gain access to the girls' dorms on the floor above? But most of all, do you remember when the Perry and Kline twins drove the room detective crazy as one tried to enter the girls's dorms on one side of the the building, only to repeat the same effort on the other side.....? "Hey! how did you guys get over here? I just chased you from the other side of the building......"

HARMLESS FUN: NO DRUGS, NO DRUNKEN ORGIES, NO FIGHTS, ONLY THE AGE OLD MALE DESIRE TO SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY AND EXPLORE THAT EVER PRESENT "FEMININE MYSTIQUE!"

1951: HHS Washington Trip

Remember the Plaza Hotel? Remember the girls filling balloons with water and dropping them on us as we hung out the windows on the floor below? Remember how we tried in vain to gain access to the girls' dorms on the floor above? But most of all, do you remember when the Perry and Kline twins drove the room detective crazy as one tried to enter the girls's dorms on one side of the the building, only to repeat the same effort on the other side.....? "Hey! how did you guys get over here? I just chased you from the other side of the building......"

HARMLESS FUN: NO DRUGS, NO DRUNKEN ORGIES, NO FIGHTS, ONLY THE AGE OLD MALE DESIRE TO SATISFY OUR CURIOSITY AND EXPLORE THAT EVER PRESENT "FEMININE MYSTIQUE!"

1947: The White Horse Circle

CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!
This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

1947: The White Horse Circle

CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!
This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

1947: The White Horse Circle

CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!
This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

1947: The White Horse Circle

CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!
This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

1947: The White Horse Circle

CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!
This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

1947: The White Horse Circle

CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!
This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

1947: The White Horse Circle

CHECK OUT THE DISINTEGRATING WHITE HORSE TAVERN! I WAS ONLY 14 WHEN THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN, BUT I SURE WOULD HAVE FOUGHT "TOOTH AND NAIL" TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC OLD STRUCTURE IF I HAD ANY COMMUNITY INFLUENCE BACK IN THOSE YEARS WHEN HAMILTON HAD A COMMITTEE FORM OF GOVERNMENT. WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR FAILING TO PRESERVE THAT HISTORIC BUILDING!
This was the way the circle was back in the 40's and early 50's as Don Slabicki, Jess Anderson and I came back to Hamilton from a trip to "Hamburger Heaven" in Bordentown, or perhaps a visit to Millside Farms down in Burlington County for one of their notorious "Banana Boats!" Hang a right at the circle as you exit Route 206, and then a left as you enter South Broad Street, and you will get a chance to stop in at "Scotty's;" a favorite Hamilton High hangout for my generation. Point of interest: Did Scotty's have a fountain....milk shakes, cokes, etc.?

Thursday, February 22, 2007

1951: The Staff of our yearbook, "Retrospect"

Ahh yes, there are a couple of young ladies who I loved from afar in the above vignette, including the lovely lady I have been married to these 53 going on 54 years. Every time I post a nostalgic graphic from our school years, I recall the words to that great song, "The Way We Were;" ".....can it be that life was all so simple then, or has time re-written every line..." Life was indeed less complicated back then.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC: I DID A BIT OF JUXTAPOSITIONING (IS THAT REALLY A WORD?) WITH GRAPHICS FROM OUR YEARBOOK. IN ORDER TO COMPRESS THE FILE AND MAKE IT MANAGEABLE, THERE WERE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS TO EACH PHOTO.

1951: The Staff of our yearbook, "Retrospect"

Ahh yes, there are a couple of young ladies who I loved from afar in the above vignette, including the lovely lady I have been married to these 53 going on 54 years. Every time I post a nostalgic graphic from our school years, I recall the words to that great song, "The Way We Were;" ".....can it be that life was all so simple then, or has time re-written every line..." Life was indeed less complicated back then.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC: I DID A BIT OF JUXTAPOSITIONING (IS THAT REALLY A WORD?) WITH GRAPHICS FROM OUR YEARBOOK. IN ORDER TO COMPRESS THE FILE AND MAKE IT MANAGEABLE, THERE WERE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS TO EACH PHOTO.

1951: The Staff of our yearbook, "Retrospect"

Ahh yes, there are a couple of young ladies who I loved from afar in the above vignette, including the lovely lady I have been married to these 53 going on 54 years. Every time I post a nostalgic graphic from our school years, I recall the words to that great song, "The Way We Were;" ".....can it be that life was all so simple then, or has time re-written every line..." Life was indeed less complicated back then.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC: I DID A BIT OF JUXTAPOSITIONING (IS THAT REALLY A WORD?) WITH GRAPHICS FROM OUR YEARBOOK. IN ORDER TO COMPRESS THE FILE AND MAKE IT MANAGEABLE, THERE WERE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS TO EACH PHOTO.

1951: The Staff of our yearbook, "Retrospect"

Ahh yes, there are a couple of young ladies who I loved from afar in the above vignette, including the lovely lady I have been married to these 53 going on 54 years. Every time I post a nostalgic graphic from our school years, I recall the words to that great song, "The Way We Were;" ".....can it be that life was all so simple then, or has time re-written every line..." Life was indeed less complicated back then.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC: I DID A BIT OF JUXTAPOSITIONING (IS THAT REALLY A WORD?) WITH GRAPHICS FROM OUR YEARBOOK. IN ORDER TO COMPRESS THE FILE AND MAKE IT MANAGEABLE, THERE WERE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS TO EACH PHOTO.

1951: The Staff of our yearbook, "Retrospect"

Ahh yes, there are a couple of young ladies who I loved from afar in the above vignette, including the lovely lady I have been married to these 53 going on 54 years. Every time I post a nostalgic graphic from our school years, I recall the words to that great song, "The Way We Were;" ".....can it be that life was all so simple then, or has time re-written every line..." Life was indeed less complicated back then.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC: I DID A BIT OF JUXTAPOSITIONING (IS THAT REALLY A WORD?) WITH GRAPHICS FROM OUR YEARBOOK. IN ORDER TO COMPRESS THE FILE AND MAKE IT MANAGEABLE, THERE WERE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS TO EACH PHOTO.

1951: The Staff of our yearbook, "Retrospect"

Ahh yes, there are a couple of young ladies who I loved from afar in the above vignette, including the lovely lady I have been married to these 53 going on 54 years. Every time I post a nostalgic graphic from our school years, I recall the words to that great song, "The Way We Were;" ".....can it be that life was all so simple then, or has time re-written every line..." Life was indeed less complicated back then.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC: I DID A BIT OF JUXTAPOSITIONING (IS THAT REALLY A WORD?) WITH GRAPHICS FROM OUR YEARBOOK. IN ORDER TO COMPRESS THE FILE AND MAKE IT MANAGEABLE, THERE WERE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS TO EACH PHOTO.

1951: The Staff of our yearbook, "Retrospect"

Ahh yes, there are a couple of young ladies who I loved from afar in the above vignette, including the lovely lady I have been married to these 53 going on 54 years. Every time I post a nostalgic graphic from our school years, I recall the words to that great song, "The Way We Were;" ".....can it be that life was all so simple then, or has time re-written every line..." Life was indeed less complicated back then.

ABOUT THE GRAPHIC: I DID A BIT OF JUXTAPOSITIONING (IS THAT REALLY A WORD?) WITH GRAPHICS FROM OUR YEARBOOK. IN ORDER TO COMPRESS THE FILE AND MAKE IT MANAGEABLE, THERE WERE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS TO EACH PHOTO.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

1987: STEINERT CLASS REUNION

The Steinert Sparton class of 1987 is scheduling a 20th reunion "this summer." No formal date has been announced thus far. For details, contact kandj3@verizon.net, phone 215-348-7493. Before I lost the counter on this site, there were 24,000 plus "hits," and it occurrd to me that this site might serve as a bulletin board for central Jersey area high school reunion announcements. Send them to me at thomglo@verizon.net.

THE SWAMP ANGEL

YOU HAVE SILVER IN YOUR HAIR IF YOU REMEMBER WHEN THAT OLD PARROT GUN WAS MOUNTED ON A STONE PEDESTAL AT THE INTERSECTION OF PERRY STREET AND NORTH CLINTON AVENUE IN TRENTON.

THE WAY WE WERE


YUP! I AM A HOPELESS ROMANTIC. I'M THE GUY WHO SAYS WE ARE ALLOWING OUR KIDS TOO MUCH TIME ON TV, THE COMPUTER, AND VIDEO GAMES. I'M THE GUY WHO IS ALWAYS MOANING ABOUT THE SERIOUS TEARS IN THE FABRIC OF TODAY'S SOCIETY. ADMITTEDLY, WE WEREN'T IVORY PURE IN EARLIER GENERATIONS, BUT WE DIDN'T FIND SHAVED HEADS, IN-YOUR-FACE SEXUALITY, AND OTHER DECADENT BEHAVIOR COMING FROM DONNA REED, JUNE ALLYSON, KIM NOVAK, GINA LOLABRIGIDA, AND ALL THOSE OTHER LOVELY FEMALE CELEBRITIES WE LOVED FROM AFAR. I DO BELIEVE THAT THINGS WERE BETTER IN BLACK AND WHITE, AS THOSE MANY EMAILS TELL ME!

Monday, February 19, 2007

HHS '51: Ray Danberry - 1933-2007

IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT NOTE THE PASSING OF RAY DANBERRY, OUR CLASSMATE FROM THE CLASS OF 1951. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO SANDRA AND THE FAMILY.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER RAY AS OUR BURGOMASTER" ("BURGOMEISTER"). I PLAYED THE PART OF HIS LACKEY, A CHARACTER NAMED "HANS" IN OUR 1951 HAMILTON HIGH PRODUCTION OF "TULIP TIME." RAY PLAYED THE PART LIKE A SEASONED TROOPER. ON A RECENT VISIT TO MY OFFICE AT THE LIBRARY, RAY AND I RECALLED THE PART IN "TULIP TIME" WHERE HE PHYSICALLY PICKED ME UP AND MOVED ME FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B" AS CALLED FOR IN THE SCRIPT. WE HAD A GREAT LAUGH WHEN I CHALLENGED HIM TO TRY TO PICK ME UP THESE 55 YEARS LATER, WITH THE ADDED 100 POUNDS OR
SO I HAD ADDED TO MY FRAME.
THERE'S ANOTHER REUNION IN THE HEREAFTER, RAY;
WE'LL MEET YOU THERE.

HHS '51: Ray Danberry - 1933-2007

IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT NOTE THE PASSING OF RAY DANBERRY, OUR CLASSMATE FROM THE CLASS OF 1951. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO SANDRA AND THE FAMILY.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER RAY AS OUR BURGOMASTER" ("BURGOMEISTER"). I PLAYED THE PART OF HIS LACKEY, A CHARACTER NAMED "HANS" IN OUR 1951 HAMILTON HIGH PRODUCTION OF "TULIP TIME." RAY PLAYED THE PART LIKE A SEASONED TROOPER. ON A RECENT VISIT TO MY OFFICE AT THE LIBRARY, RAY AND I RECALLED THE PART IN "TULIP TIME" WHERE HE PHYSICALLY PICKED ME UP AND MOVED ME FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B" AS CALLED FOR IN THE SCRIPT. WE HAD A GREAT LAUGH WHEN I CHALLENGED HIM TO TRY TO PICK ME UP THESE 55 YEARS LATER, WITH THE ADDED 100 POUNDS OR
SO I HAD ADDED TO MY FRAME.
THERE'S ANOTHER REUNION IN THE HEREAFTER, RAY;
WE'LL MEET YOU THERE.

HHS '51: Ray Danberry - 1933-2007

IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT NOTE THE PASSING OF RAY DANBERRY, OUR CLASSMATE FROM THE CLASS OF 1951. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO SANDRA AND THE FAMILY.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER RAY AS OUR BURGOMASTER" ("BURGOMEISTER"). I PLAYED THE PART OF HIS LACKEY, A CHARACTER NAMED "HANS" IN OUR 1951 HAMILTON HIGH PRODUCTION OF "TULIP TIME." RAY PLAYED THE PART LIKE A SEASONED TROOPER. ON A RECENT VISIT TO MY OFFICE AT THE LIBRARY, RAY AND I RECALLED THE PART IN "TULIP TIME" WHERE HE PHYSICALLY PICKED ME UP AND MOVED ME FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B" AS CALLED FOR IN THE SCRIPT. WE HAD A GREAT LAUGH WHEN I CHALLENGED HIM TO TRY TO PICK ME UP THESE 55 YEARS LATER, WITH THE ADDED 100 POUNDS OR
SO I HAD ADDED TO MY FRAME.
THERE'S ANOTHER REUNION IN THE HEREAFTER, RAY;
WE'LL MEET YOU THERE.

HHS '51: Ray Danberry - 1933-2007

IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT NOTE THE PASSING OF RAY DANBERRY, OUR CLASSMATE FROM THE CLASS OF 1951. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO SANDRA AND THE FAMILY.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER RAY AS OUR BURGOMASTER" ("BURGOMEISTER"). I PLAYED THE PART OF HIS LACKEY, A CHARACTER NAMED "HANS" IN OUR 1951 HAMILTON HIGH PRODUCTION OF "TULIP TIME." RAY PLAYED THE PART LIKE A SEASONED TROOPER. ON A RECENT VISIT TO MY OFFICE AT THE LIBRARY, RAY AND I RECALLED THE PART IN "TULIP TIME" WHERE HE PHYSICALLY PICKED ME UP AND MOVED ME FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B" AS CALLED FOR IN THE SCRIPT. WE HAD A GREAT LAUGH WHEN I CHALLENGED HIM TO TRY TO PICK ME UP THESE 55 YEARS LATER, WITH THE ADDED 100 POUNDS OR
SO I HAD ADDED TO MY FRAME.
THERE'S ANOTHER REUNION IN THE HEREAFTER, RAY;
WE'LL MEET YOU THERE.

HHS '51: Ray Danberry - 1933-2007

IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT NOTE THE PASSING OF RAY DANBERRY, OUR CLASSMATE FROM THE CLASS OF 1951. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO SANDRA AND THE FAMILY.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER RAY AS OUR BURGOMASTER" ("BURGOMEISTER"). I PLAYED THE PART OF HIS LACKEY, A CHARACTER NAMED "HANS" IN OUR 1951 HAMILTON HIGH PRODUCTION OF "TULIP TIME." RAY PLAYED THE PART LIKE A SEASONED TROOPER. ON A RECENT VISIT TO MY OFFICE AT THE LIBRARY, RAY AND I RECALLED THE PART IN "TULIP TIME" WHERE HE PHYSICALLY PICKED ME UP AND MOVED ME FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B" AS CALLED FOR IN THE SCRIPT. WE HAD A GREAT LAUGH WHEN I CHALLENGED HIM TO TRY TO PICK ME UP THESE 55 YEARS LATER, WITH THE ADDED 100 POUNDS OR
SO I HAD ADDED TO MY FRAME.
THERE'S ANOTHER REUNION IN THE HEREAFTER, RAY;
WE'LL MEET YOU THERE.

HHS '51: Ray Danberry - 1933-2007

IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT NOTE THE PASSING OF RAY DANBERRY, OUR CLASSMATE FROM THE CLASS OF 1951. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO SANDRA AND THE FAMILY.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER RAY AS OUR BURGOMASTER" ("BURGOMEISTER"). I PLAYED THE PART OF HIS LACKEY, A CHARACTER NAMED "HANS" IN OUR 1951 HAMILTON HIGH PRODUCTION OF "TULIP TIME." RAY PLAYED THE PART LIKE A SEASONED TROOPER. ON A RECENT VISIT TO MY OFFICE AT THE LIBRARY, RAY AND I RECALLED THE PART IN "TULIP TIME" WHERE HE PHYSICALLY PICKED ME UP AND MOVED ME FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B" AS CALLED FOR IN THE SCRIPT. WE HAD A GREAT LAUGH WHEN I CHALLENGED HIM TO TRY TO PICK ME UP THESE 55 YEARS LATER, WITH THE ADDED 100 POUNDS OR
SO I HAD ADDED TO MY FRAME.
THERE'S ANOTHER REUNION IN THE HEREAFTER, RAY;
WE'LL MEET YOU THERE.

HHS '51: Ray Danberry - 1933-2007

IT IS WITH DEEPEST REGRET THAT NOTE THE PASSING OF RAY DANBERRY, OUR CLASSMATE FROM THE CLASS OF 1951. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO SANDRA AND THE FAMILY.
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER RAY AS OUR BURGOMASTER" ("BURGOMEISTER"). I PLAYED THE PART OF HIS LACKEY, A CHARACTER NAMED "HANS" IN OUR 1951 HAMILTON HIGH PRODUCTION OF "TULIP TIME." RAY PLAYED THE PART LIKE A SEASONED TROOPER. ON A RECENT VISIT TO MY OFFICE AT THE LIBRARY, RAY AND I RECALLED THE PART IN "TULIP TIME" WHERE HE PHYSICALLY PICKED ME UP AND MOVED ME FROM POINT "A" TO POINT "B" AS CALLED FOR IN THE SCRIPT. WE HAD A GREAT LAUGH WHEN I CHALLENGED HIM TO TRY TO PICK ME UP THESE 55 YEARS LATER, WITH THE ADDED 100 POUNDS OR
SO I HAD ADDED TO MY FRAME.
THERE'S ANOTHER REUNION IN THE HEREAFTER, RAY;
WE'LL MEET YOU THERE.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

1891: Mercer Rubber Company


Here's an unusual invoice from my personal collection of local mercantile paperwork. As any "local" from the Mercer County, N.J. area will attest, Mercer has been in the news lately with a controversial debate on whether or not the old rubber company dumped cancer causing toxic waste in the surrounding area during it's more than 100 years of operation in Hamilton Square.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A tip from Tom: 2005 AND 2006 ARCHIVES ACCESS

I HAVE BEEN POSTING MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE SINCE NOVEMBER, 2005. YOU CAN GAIN ACCESS TO PAST HISTORY POSTS BY LOOKING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS PAGE, SEEK OUT "ARCHIVES," AND MOVE DOWN FROM 2007, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 2006 AND 2005. CLICKING ON EACH OF THOSE LATTER ARCHIVE YEARS WILL GIVE YOU THE COMPLETE CONTENT OF THOSE YEARS.

Thanks, Bud Foley!







Francis "Bud" Foley and his two sons, Sean and Mike, are true historians on the history of our railroads.....especially interested in the late, lamented Pennsylvania Railroad. These two exquisite photos relate to the trolley era in America. Unfortunately, there is no indication on whether these are locally sourced photos, but they certainly might well have been. Thanks, Bud!
From Tom Buker comes this email relating to the overturned trolley in the photo. Lee (Leland) Buker was the uncontested expert on Trenton's mass transit history from the earliest years, through the Trenton Transit years. His son Tom has followed in his Dad's footsteps. Thanks, Tom!
FOLLOWING IS THE EMAIL I RECEIVED:

----- Original Message -----
From:
tbuker@optonline.net
To:
thomglo@verizon.net
Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 4:35 PM
Subject: trolley pictures
Tom,
The picture that you have on your site of a trolley belongs to the Trenton Princeton Traction Co. I found a copy of the Princeton Recollector from 1982 and it relates a story of an overturned trolley on Witherspoon St. The trolleyman was Mr. Festa and the women who remembers the incident was the trolleyman sister Mrs.William Marsh. That type of car was never used on the Trenton trolley system.

Tom Buker

1902: HUTCHINSON MILLING COMPANY



Here's one of the fascinating aspects of collecting local history. At the top of this graphic is a photo from an old ad which I found in my collection many years ago. Below is an actual invoice from the same location, purchased only a few months ago, and voila! We have an interesting view of a very viable old time Hamilton Township establishment from Hamilton's rural years.

Monday, February 12, 2007

1977: KUSER FARM PARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

WOW, HOW QUICKLY TIME PASSES BY! THIS YEAR OF 2007 WILL MARK THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF KUSER FARM PARK. THANKS TO THE GENIUS OF THE RAFFERTY ADMINISTRATION, JACK RAFFERTY RESCUED THE PROPERTY FROM BUILDERS WHO MOST CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE FILLED UP THAT WONDERFUL AREA WITH STILL MORE HOUSING.

ON A SAD NOTE, I RECEIVED A CALL FROM CARETAKER LEN BRANHAM'S SON THAT LENNY PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY EVENING. MY PRAYERS AND I'M SURE THE PRAYERS OF OTHERS ARE WITH HIM.

THANKS TO FREDDIE SCHULZ FOR
THIS DEDICATION DAY PROGRAM ACCOMPANYING THIS POST.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!
ARROW DOWN ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN, DOWN TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE "ARCHIVES," AND CLICK ON THE "SIGN MY GUESTBOOK" ICON. I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITE? YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL RESPOND IF YOUR ENTRY REQUIRES A RESPONSE.

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!
ARROW DOWN ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN, DOWN TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE "ARCHIVES," AND CLICK ON THE "SIGN MY GUESTBOOK" ICON. I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITE? YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL RESPOND IF YOUR ENTRY REQUIRES A RESPONSE.

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!
ARROW DOWN ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN, DOWN TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE "ARCHIVES," AND CLICK ON THE "SIGN MY GUESTBOOK" ICON. I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITE? YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL RESPOND IF YOUR ENTRY REQUIRES A RESPONSE.

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!
ARROW DOWN ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN, DOWN TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE "ARCHIVES," AND CLICK ON THE "SIGN MY GUESTBOOK" ICON. I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITE? YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL RESPOND IF YOUR ENTRY REQUIRES A RESPONSE.

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!
ARROW DOWN ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN, DOWN TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE "ARCHIVES," AND CLICK ON THE "SIGN MY GUESTBOOK" ICON. I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITE? YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL RESPOND IF YOUR ENTRY REQUIRES A RESPONSE.

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!
ARROW DOWN ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN, DOWN TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE "ARCHIVES," AND CLICK ON THE "SIGN MY GUESTBOOK" ICON. I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITE? YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL RESPOND IF YOUR ENTRY REQUIRES A RESPONSE.

AN IMPORTANT REQUEST

PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!
ARROW DOWN ALONG THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS SCREEN, DOWN TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE "ARCHIVES," AND CLICK ON THE "SIGN MY GUESTBOOK" ICON. I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? HOW CAN I IMPROVE THE SITE? YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT AND I WILL RESPOND IF YOUR ENTRY REQUIRES A RESPONSE.

TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74
UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

THANKS RON FOR REMINDING US THAT TEMPUS DOES INDEED FUGIT!

Many thanks to my fellow amateur radio friend Ron Schulte for sending me this very interesting email, which will be warmly received by all of us who loved many or all of these lovely females from afar:

Brigette Bardot 71
Stella Stevens 68
Sophia Loren 71
Gina Lollobrigida 78
Deborah Kerr 94 (WOW!)
Lena Horne 88
Kay Starr 83
Patti Page 78
Annette Funicello 63
Barbara Eden 71
Angie Dickenson 74
Doris Day 81
Joan Collins 72
Julie Christie 64
Leslie Caron 74
Carroll Baker 74
Ann-Margret 64
Debra Padget 72
Julie Andrews 70
Ursula Andress 69
Rita Moreno 74
Jean Simmons 76
Julie Newmar 72
Kim Novak 72
Jane Powell 76
Debbie Reynolds 73
Shirley Temple 77 (NO!)
Jane Russell 84
Kathryn Grayson 90
Esther Williams 82
Elke Sommer 65
Gale Storm 83
Jill St John 65
Liz Taylor 73
Mamie Van Doren 74

UNBELIEVABLE!!!
HOW IS IT THAT THEY GET OLD, AND WE DIDN'T?

Friday, February 09, 2007

DO YOU HAVE A LOCAL WEBSITE?

THERE ARE A FEW OTHER LOCAL INTEREST WEBSITES WHICH I HAVE DISCOVERED. DON WHITELY, (HHS 1945) HOSTS AN INCREDIBLY INTERESTING SITE WITH EXCELLENT REMINISCENCES OF HIS GROWING UP IN YARDVILLE HEIGHTS AND HIS YEARS AT HHS. CUT AND PASTE OR ENTER (www.donwhiteley.com).

WWW.HHS50.COM IS AN EXCELLENT SITE WITH VERY COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON THAT GREAT CLASS of '50 WHICH PRECEDED THE EVEN GREATER CLASS OF '51!

AND FINALLY: THERE ARE PITIFULLY FEW PRE 1960'S HAMILTON ALUMNI LISTED IN THE OFFICIAL HHS WEBSITE. IT IS AN UNFORTUNATE FACT THAT AS WE GO BACK INTO THE 40'S AND EARLIER, THERE ARE FEWER AND FEWER ALUMNI LISTED. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE CLASS OF 1952? CHUCK TAYLOR AND DON WRIGHT ARE THE ONLY ENTRIES FROM THAT CLASS.
WHY NOT VISIT AND ENTER YOUR NAME? CUT AND PASTE THIS URL:

http://www.hamilton.k12.nj.us/secondary/hamiltonwest/Alumni/email2.html
While you are at the site, check the many interesting areas.