Below and highlighted in green is a comment left on this website by loyal visitor Ralph Lucarella along with my response. It has been a very hot and steamy summer of 2013 up to this point in mid July. Visitors to this website have naturally fallen off from the normal 350 plus visitors per day to 220 and sometimes less. Couple that with the fact that many visitors are only interested in pictures and not what I call "hard core history," any you have an explanation as to why there are few or no comments on recent posts. This website is intended to be a scholarly endeavor as well as nostalgia, and will stay with that concept with my view to bringing future generations articles, photos and stories that give a comprehensive look at the splendid historical heritage of Trenton, Hamilton Ewing, Pennington and ideed, all of Mercer County.
RALPH LUCARELLA said...
HI TOM....WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE COMMENTS? I LOOKED FORWARD TO
LEARN HOW ALL THESE OLD TRENTONIONS FEEL ABOUT THE CITY THEY SPENT A
GREAT DEALOF THEIR LIFE IN. HAVING WORKED AS A LETTER CARRIER FOR 14
YEARS AND PLAYING WITH THE SCHROTHS IN 1936 AND WITH MY BROTHER LOU
BUILDING THE HAMILTON BOWLING LANEWS ON ROUTE 33 IN 1954, I'LL ALWAYS
RECALL MANY EVENTS THAT OCCURED IN THE EARLY YEARS. YOUR EFFORTS ON THIS
SITE BRING BACK MANY FOND MEMORIES. THANK YOU AND BEST WISHES.
There are relatively few who are interested in
many of the historically significant posts that appear on this website.
However IT IS A HISTORY site, and the lack of comments reflects a
statement I made a few weeks ago. Many visitors are not interested in
"hard core history: as I am inclined to call it. Their interest is mostly centered on the many photos like the R.C. Maxwell photos which I am posting. This site will continue to publish historical articles and photos that
are being posted for future generations to read and absorb. Be assured
that I am fully aware that the R.C. Maxwell posts I have been enhancing
and enlarging are extremely popular with many visitors. However, there
is other historically pertinent material that will always be a hallmark
of this site. For those who choose "hard core nostalgia' I suggest
Facebook where they have 2 Trenton related categories, where viewers can
comment on their personal experiences. As for this site, I will
continue to post articles that can be read, and photos that are not
limited in size. Tom Glover