Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
(I am assuming that the Joe in the photo is the very same
Joe I knew at those annual St. Anthony retreats)
This received from Jack Lacy, HHS '56:
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
FROM MIKE "MACK" MCNICOLL:
I noticed that when I moved out here. They all appeared to be Members of President Wilson's
Cabinet or Government including Hoover who helped get Europe fed after that nasty senseless war. A family story I was always told was we were related to President Wilson.. and my Grandma had a high batting average with her stories so I have never dismissed it but have never proven it either.
FROM RALPH LUCARELLA:
Hi Tom: In 1954 I bought the lot on the corner of Edinburg Road and Hoover Ave. for $1,200. It was a very large lot and I built a house there for $17,00 in 1955, with a loan from Roma Savings. It was a beautiful home but we just could'nt get used to hot air heat. I ended up selling it and buying a home on Marshall ave. which was all brick and with radiator heat, something we always longed for. Best regards.
Those memories DO linger!
MANY THANKS TO MR. WES STILLWAGON FOR THIS INTERESTING
INFORMATION ON THE GAIETY (OLDEN) THEATER:
Monday, January 25, 2010
FROM RALPH LUCARELLA:
Hi Tom: I believe the Hildinger family also owned the Strand, Greenwood and Center Theatres in addition to the Stacy and Orpheum. I remember when this happened and always thought the new name would be Mayfair and the Stacy would stay the same. Regards.
FROM RALPH LUCARELLA:
Hi Tom: As a kid I was also very active during the soccer season. Wetzel Field was used as a soccer field very often. I played in the playground leagues and they also had City Leagues. Shein's Express sponsored our team and we done very well. In the early 30s, Denny Kuhn and the Coopers worked for the City to organize the leagues. Soccer was very popular in Chambersburg and the Hetzel Field area. Regards.
FROM JOE Z:
Tom and Ralph, my Dad and I use to watch soccer games on Princeton Ave. back in the late 50's. They played on a lot where the old Korvettes was located. Most of the clubs that played were German organized clubs. My biggest kick was getting the ball when it went out of bounds.
Thanks guys! Should this history project of mine survive the years, information such as the above comments from two of my regular visitors goes a long way to add to the value of Wetzel Field.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
THIS FROM RALPH LUCARELLA: (Thanks, Ralph.)
Hi Tom: 1938 was about the time I was pretty active in baseball. It was two years after I played with the Schroths and I played in just about every league in the city except the Central Jersey League. That league was semi-pro and drew crowds at Wetzel Field to watch the Trenton Cadets play. Jiggs Corrado and Lusansky played in that league before joining the Senators. Other local players who latter played pro ball were Charlie Budd, Mintsey Mansak, Mike Masterpoli and Sam Masserini and a few others. I got to the point when I was playing most of the week and on weekends. Most of my buddies were out having a ball and I was on the porch waiting to get picked up. Once I found a girlfriend, I eased up playing and went to work at the post office. I ended up playing fast pitch soft ball in the Industrial League. You mentioned Bus Saidt in your statement. I would like to add a worthy tribute to him. He was my teamate on the 1936 Schroths and one of my best friends. He went on to become an outstanding sports announcer and we met when the 1948 Schroths were in the American Legion World Series in Indianapolis. He covered the game back to Trenton and really got excited when my brother Chuck stole home.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Once again, a number of very familiar "Burg" names in the graphic above. I would bet that there are a number of old time residents who know one or two of those in the photo.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
and lovers have all had their say,
I'll still go on loving you sweetheart,
a little bit more every day.."
Now for a bit of trivia:
Trivia 1: Am I the only one who grew up in an era where we would go to the local "corner store," buy valentines for a penny each, take them home, address them and HAND DELIVER them to our neighborhood friends? We would slip them under the door and knock. (Few doorbells in our neighborhood). That custom is as extinct as the Passenger Pigeon.
Trivia 2: The "Valentine Box" in grammar school. We took a large cardboard carton, closed it up, wrapped it in white paper, cut a slot in it, pasted a big RED valentine on all 4 sides, sat back and waited for that special, or those special valentines from that special girl, or those special girls. (Ahhh; the memories!)
For those not familiar with Woolworth's, it was what we called a five & dime store and they had soda fountains in the stores. When I was a kid, we ate lunch everyday at Newberry's, another five and dime with a fountain. You could leave the school grounds for lunch back in those days and we would all walk downtown. Best hotdog I've ever had and all of 25 cents if I remember correctly... Yummmmmmmmm! !!
An oldie coming around again.
This brings back so many memories of a better time!!
1957 Sandwich Menu from Woolworths.. .
I wondered who to send this to - who would actually remember Woolworth's and eating at a Woolworth's.
It is a good memory. Isn't it fun just to receive an email that doesn't make you crazy but just brings back good memories?
1957 sandwich menu from Woolworth's. ...our generation's fast food.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
THIS FROM OMAD:
A friend and I attended a luncheon event at the museum a couple of years ago with the food provided by the Culinary group from the state prison. Food was excellent. The docent told us that on some very hot days the old "aroma" from the monkeys still comes up through the floorboards.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Trenton High and Hamilton High School.
Hi Tom: I would also like to add that I remember Roland Perferi and Larry Zasso in that Photo. Perferi went on to become a Trenton Police officer for many years and Larry along with his brother Eddie Zasso were two outstanding players. I often wondered what became of Junie Carr and I'm sorry to learn about his misfortune. Regards
I am wondering if you know exactly where this facility was located. A granduncle of mine is enumerated in the 1930 census as a patient at the Municipal Hospital in Hamilton Township.
The entire complex is in a large plot of land at the northwest corner of Klockner Road and Hamilton Avenue here in Hamilton. Today it is known as the Mercer County Geriatric Center.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
THE COMMENT BELOW WAS RECEIVED FROM MR. ANDY KUSNIRIK, FOUNDER OF LITTLE LADS BASKETBALL "One of the Finest Youth Basketball Programs."
Thanks Andy, you and your staff are involved in a very necessary youth program.
From Andy Kusnirik:
lived in Hamilton since 1959 being a graduate of Trenton Catholic class of 1956. My wife graduated from Cathedral in 1958. We own Sports World Sporting Goods in the city of Trenton since 1968. In 1969 with the Hon. Francis J. McManimon the Hamilton Twp. Recreational Supervisor, founded Little Lads Basketball International a youth basketball program that is played in United States and Puerto Rico. This pass year we celebrated our 40th. anniversary providing a youth basketball program were al players on the team play in every game. You could go to WWW.LittleLadsSports.Org for additional information.