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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

1909: HIREM WELLER'S BOAT WORKS


THE NEWS PAGES OF THE FIRST COUPLE OF DECADES FREQUENTLY REFER TO THE WELLER BOAT YARD. NOTWITHSTANDING THE SPELLING OF WELLER'S NAME AS "HIRAM" IN THE GRAPHIC ABOVE, I WILL REFER TO THE GENTLEMAN AS "HIREM," BASED ON THE SIGN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH.

1925: NO LIBERAL JUDGE HERE

"LET THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME!"

1911: CIRCA 1911 PHOTO ST. JAMES P.E. CHURCH

BEFORE THEY MOVED INTO THIS BUILDING ON EAST STATE STREET NEAR GARFIELD, ST. JAMES HELD SERVICES AT "THE WIGWAM" ON EAST STATE STREET IN THE WILBUR SECTION OF TRENTON. BEFORE MOVING TO THE ALLENTOWN-HAMILTON BORDER, ST. JAMES WAS LOCATED ON GREENWOOD AND SO. LOGAN AVENUE. I WAS A PARISHIONER AT ST. JAMES WHEN I WAS A BOY. I CONVERTED TO ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH IN THE EARLY 1960'S.THE BUILDING IN THE GRAPHIC STILL EXISTS, NOW THE HOME OF THE REHEBOTH CHURCH.

1858; FARMINGDALE SCHOOL


ONE OF THE VERY RARE ITEMS IN MY COLLECTION OF LOCAL HAMILTON TOWNSHIP HISTORY IS A LEDGER LISTING THE NAMES OF SOME OF HAMILTON'S VERY EARLIEST 19TH CENTURY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS. THIS IS A COPY OF PAGE ONE BEGINNING IN THE YEAR 1858. THE LEDGER LISTS THE SUPPLIES DISPENSED TO THE STUDENT, AND THE COST. IT HAS LISTINGS FROM 1850 TO THE EARLY 1870'S. FARMINGDALE IS BELIEVED TO BE THE OLDEST SCHOOL IN TODAY'S HAMILTON TOWNSHIP.

Monday, October 29, 2007

1922: NOTABLE CIVIL WAR TRENTONIANS

THESE GENTLEMEN VETERANS OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES ARE ALL NOTED TRENTONIANS.

HAR SINAI: A TRENTON LANDMARK

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS VENERABLE OLD TEMPLE HAS DECIDED TO MOVE TO THE SUBURBS. THE INCREASING GROWTH OF THE POPULATION OF THE SUBURBS ALONG WITH THE DECREASE IN TRENTON'S POPULATION AND SOME SAY THE SAFETY OF THE CONGREGANTS WAS UNDOUBTEDLY A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN THE DECISION TO RELOCATE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. THE "GOLDEN JUBILEE" COLUMN IS INCOMPLETE, THE PORTION OF THE PAGE ON WHICH IT ORIGINATED HAVING BEEN LOST TO THE AGES.

1930: SO. OLDEN AVENUE APPROACHING NO. CLINTON AVE.

THIS SCENE IS QUITE DIFFERENT WHEN ONE TRAVERSES THE SAME AREA TODAY. MANUY VIEWERS OF THIS PHOTO WILL REMEMBER THE ALTEMUS PHARMACY ON THE CORNER.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

1915: MESSRS. HURLEY AND TOBIN

THESE TWO GENTLEMEN ARE THE FOUNDERS OF THE LATE, GREAT HURLEY TOBIN STORE WHERE MOM GLOVER AND MANY OTHER TRENTON AREA RESIDENTS SPENT MANY DOLLARS ON RADIOS, FURNITURE AND OTHER ALLIED HOME FURNISHINGS.

JUST A NOTE ABOUT TOM GLOVER'S SPELLING ACUMEN:
THESE %$#$% NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS ARE VERY UN-FORGIVING IF ONE IS A TOUCH TYPIST. JUST THE SLIGHTEST BRUSH ON ANOTHER KEY ON THE KEYBOARD WILL SEND AN INCOMPLETE EMAIL, OR AS IS THE CASE ABOVE, SUGGEST TO A NUMBER OF VIEWERS OF THIS SITE THAT GLOVER DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SPELL "TREHTON," AND "EVENINTG." I REALLY MISS THAT BIG, OVER-SIZED KEYBOARD ON THAT LITTLE USED DESKTOP COMPUTER DOWN IN MY BASEMENT. BEAR WITH ME...I WILL EVENTUALLY LEARN TO ATTACK THE NOTEBOOK'S KEYBOARD WITH MY FINGERS UTILIZING ONLY VERTICAL, "STRAIGHT DOWN" KEYSTROKES.
BREAKING A 50 YEAR HABIT OF RAPID TOUCH TYPING IS VERY DIFFICULT!

1870: VANSYCKEL THE DRUGGIST

THE LATE HARRY PODMORE WROTE MANY COLUMNS ON THE NUMEROUS DRUGGISTS WHO WERE IN BUSINESS IN THE TRENTON OF LONG AGO. THIS ONE FROM 1870 IS QUITE INTERESTING.

1883 W. STATE AND WARREN STREETS

I REALLY LOVE THESE OLD PHOTOS FROM TRENTON'S ILLUSTRIOUS PAST. THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY PHOTOS WHICH I HAVE IN MY COLLECTION. THIS UN-DATED NEWS PHOTO WAS IN THE LEAVES OF ONE OF THE SCRAPBOOKS I ACQUIRED OVER THE YEARS.

2007: HAMILTON'S ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL


THESE PHOTOS OF THE PUMPKIN PATCH AT THIS YEARS HAMILTON FESTIVAL ARE JUST TWO OF THE NUMEROUS PHOTOS I TOOK WHILE I WAS AT THE AFFAIR. THE SIGN AND BACKDROP WERE FURNISHED COURTESY OF HAMILTON'S RELATIVELY KNEW AND VERY IMPRESSIVE DRAGONFLY FARMS ON KUSER ROAD. THE FESTIVAL WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL AND THERE WAS A HUGE CROWD IN ATTENDANCE. THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION, DRAGONFLY!

1908: ASTOUNDING!


I FOUND THIS ARTICLE TO BE COMPLETELY INCREDIBLE!

1887: THE BEGINNING OF "THE BURG"


WHEN THIS REAL ESTATE AD APPEARED IN THE LOCAL PRESS IN 1887, ENGLISH AND GERMAN CITIZENS WERE IN THE MAJORITY OF THE AREA WE KNOW OF AS CHAMBERSBURG TODAY. IT WASN'T UNTIL THE VERY LATTER PART OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY WHEN THE ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS BEGAN TO SETTLE IN THE BOROUGH, MAINTAINING AN INCREDIBLY CLEAN AND THRIVING COMMUNITY WELL INTO THE 2Oth CENTURY.

1909: OUCH!

IT HAD NO HISTORICAL HERITAGE, SO THIS WONDERFUL OLD COLONIAL ERA HOMESTEAD WAS DEMOLISHED IN ORDER TO ALLOW FOR THE20TH CENTURY EXPANSION OF THE CITY OF TRENTON. THE PHOTO PROVIDES AN HINT OF WHAT TRENTON'S WEST STATE STREET LOOKED LIKE IN EARLIER YEARS.

1907: EAST TRENTON HEIGHTS OR CORNELL HEIGHTS?

THIS REAL ESTATE MAP, HERALDING THE OF THE AREA WE KNOW OF TODAY AS CORNELL HEIGHTS.

188: POLITICS AND POLICE: "BEEN THERE - DONE THAT"

HOW DOES THAT OLD SAYING GO, "NO MATTER HOW MUCH THINGS CHANGE, THEY STAY THE SAME?"

A REMINDER FROM TOM

DON'T FORGET:

TO VIEW THE GRAPHIC FULL SIZE, CLICK ON IT!

TO SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC SUBJECT, GO TO THE

"SEARCH BLOG" IN THE UPPER LEFT AND TYPE IN

THE SUBJECT OF YOUR SEARCH.

EXAMPLE: ENTER THE STRING, AMATEUR RADIO IN THE "SEARCH BLOG" BOX AND YOU WILL FIND THE GROWING NUMBER OF AMATEUR RADIO POSTINGS I AM AND WILL BE ENTERING ON THIS SITE.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

NEW ALUMNI ADDRESS FOR HHS WEST

FELLOW HORNETS:

HHS WEST HAS MADE CHANGES TO THEIR WEBSITE. IT TOOK ME A FEW MINUTES TO FIND THE NEW ALUMNI ADDRESS. HERE IT IS:

http://209.18.101.124/hamilton/Schools/Hamilton%20High%20School/Alumni/

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO CLICK ON THE HYPERLINK, BUT IF YOU CAN'T,
CUT, COPY AND PASTE IT INTO YOUR URL ADDRESS BLOCK.


TOM

1931 AND 1932: THE DELAWARE VALLEY RADIO ASSOCIATION

I WAS A MEMBER OF THE "DVRA" FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS. DVRA IS THE TRENTON AREA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB WHOSE CALL SIGN IS W2ZQ. CEASER ARENA, LEON ROBINSON, ERNIE FORTE, SID DIETZ, PAUL, TIM, AND BILL WOOLVERTON, DICK AMRICH, ROBIN HORSNALL, BOB SCHROEDER, JACK BROWN, AND MANY OTHER INTELLECTUAL AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS FROM MY YEARS ON THE DAILY "COMMUTER NET" PROVIDED VERY ENLIGHTENING AND ENJOYABLE CONVERSATIONS AS WE DROVE TO AND FROM OUR WORK PLACES.

1938: HAMILTON TOWNSHIP PLAYGROUNDS

BEFORE THERE WAS GRAFFITI SPLATTERED ALL OVER THE PLACE, BEFORE THERE WAS ORGANIZED BASEBALL, SOCCER AND FOOTBALL LEAGUES, BEFORE THE ADVENT OF HIGH TECH VIDEO GAMES, THERE WAS WHOLESOME OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNGER GENERATION. EVERY SCHOOL HAD A PLAYGROUND FOR SUMMER USE, AND AS YOU CAN SEE BY THE VARIOUS SCHOOLS, THEY HAD A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES.

1944: DUCK ISLAND MURDERS

THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE NUMEROUS DUCK ISLAND MURDERS WHICH ONCE TOOK PLACE ALONG THAT LONELY STRETCH OF LAMBERTON STREET IN SOUTH TRENTON WHERE LOVERS FOUND A SECLUDED PARKING PLACE.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

REMEMER PENNY CANDY?


DO YOU REMEMBER THE THRILL OF STANDING IN FRONT OF THAT INCREDIBLE CANDY COUNTER AT YOUR FAVORITE "CORNER STORE?" DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN PENNY CANDY WAS A PENNY?......REMEMBER UNROLLING THAT "PINWHEEL" AND EATING THE WHITE STUFF FIRST, THEN THE TAN CARAMEL, USING THE LITTLE SPOON TO EAT THAT STUFF IN THE CORRUGATED METAL CONTAINER? HOW ABOUT THOSE "KITS" CARAMELS? AND YOU REALLY HAVE TO BE AN OLD TIMER TO REMEMBER THOSE DELECTABLE MILK CHOCOLATE "GRADE A's!" CALORIES? WHAT THE HECK ARE THEY?

(I DREW THIS PEN AND INK SKETCH OF SOME OF MY CHILDHOOD FAVORITES FOR ONE OF MY "THE WAY WE WERE" COLUMNS IN JACK LACY'S LATE, GREAT "MERCER MESSENGER.")

1944: THE GLOVER HARTLEY AVENUE HOME


"YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN." HOW STRANGE, AFTER 74 YEARS ON PLANET EARTH, I STILL WISH I COULD BE ALL ALONE IN THAT HOUSE ON THE CORNER OF HARTLEY AND NEWKIRK AVENUES FOR JUST A FEW HOURS. TAKE AWAY ALL THE NEW ADDITIONS THAT MOM AND POP GLOVER COULD NEVER AFFORD AND LET ME JUST WANDER AROUND AND REMEMBER THAT GRAND OLD HOME AS I REMEMBER IT: MOM GLOVER STIRRING A POT OF CHICKEN SOUP OVER OUR KEROSENE STOVE IN THE "SHED." I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SIT IN THE CORNER OF THE DINING ROOM IN MY "SECRET SPOT" UNDER THAT BIG OLD RADIO WHERE I LISTENED TO MY FAVORITE CHILDHOOD HEROES, HOP HARRIGAN, TOM MIX, SUPERMAN, TERRY AND THE PIRATES, AND THE LONE RANGER,AND ALSO WHERE I FOUND MY LOVE OF READING AS I TORE THROUGH VOLUME AFTER VOLUME OF "BLACK BEAUTY," THE "BUDDY" BOOKS, ROBIN HOOD, AND TOO MANY TO LIST......DOWN TO THE BASEMENT WHERE DON SLABICKI AND I BUILT COUNTLESS MODEL AIRPLANES....AHH YES, MEMORIES. BUT SADLY, I AGREE THAT "YOU CAN'T PHYSICALLY GO HOME AGAIN," BUT YOU CAN IF YOU HAVE A PLETHORA OF MEMORIES.

1930's? GREAT AERIAL VIEW OF BROMLEY

I REALLY TREASURE THIS PHOTO. NOT JUST BECAUSE BROMLEY HAS BEEN MY HOME FOR THE PAST 53 YEARS, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IT HAS A SPLENDID HISTORICAL HERITAGE. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE THOSE WHO CONSIDER THIS SECTION OF HAMILTON AS A "THROWAWAY" EXTENSION OF TRENTON AND SOMETIMES I WONDER IF MORE ATTENTION IS PAID TO THE MORE UPSCALE COMMUNITIES IN THE AREA. BE THAT AS IT MAY, THIS AIRPLANE VIEW OF GREENWOOD AVENUE FROM THE FLORIST GREENHOUSES ON WARD AVENUE OVER TO THE NORWAY AVENUE AREA IS AN INCDREDIBLY CLEAR VIEW. I MADE A DUPLICATE OF THIS VERY LARGE PANORAMIC VIEW, AND MY CLASSMATE AND GOOD FRIEND, BOB SHINKLE IDENTIFIED MOST OF THE HOMES OF "BROMLEYITES" FROM THE ERA ILLUSTRATED.

1886: NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP'S TAXES

AS JUDY AND I SKIMP AND SAVE TO MEET THAT HORRIBLE NOVEMBER QUARTERLY TAX PAYMENT TO NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP.....UHH, EXCUSE ME..HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, WE LOOK LONGINGLY BACK TO THE POST PIONEER YEARS AND WONDER IF THE CITIZENS OF THAT ERA WERE AS UPSET ABOUT RISING TAXES AS WE ARE.

(THE ANDERSON FARM IS WELL KNOWN IN LOCAL HISTORY. ITS LINEAGE GOES BACK TO PRE REVOLUTIONARY WAR YEARS. IT WAS LOCATED ON TODAY'S GREENWOOD AVENUE, ENCOMPASSING THE AREA NOW OCCUPIED BY NORTH AND SOUTH LOGAN AVENUE, CONNECTICUT AVENUE, LYNWOOD AVENUES.)

1906: THE "POOR FARM" IN HAMILTON


TODAY IT IS THE SITE OF PART OF THE HAMILTON MARKET PLACE ALONG ROUTE 130. BACK IN THE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY IT WAS THE LOCATION OF WHAT WAS COMMONLY KNOWN AS "THE POOR FARM," WHERE INDIGENT CITIZENS WERE SENT FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

MY PERSONAL HISTORIC TREASURE

SOME 25 YEARS AGO, LIBRARIES ALL OVER THE WORLD BEGAN CONVERTING THEIR BULKY NEWSPAPER COLLECTIONS TO MICROFILM IN ORDER TO SAVE STORAGE SPACE. THE THOUGHT OF THESE HISTORIC TREASURES BEING SENT TO THE RECYCLE BIN SENT SHIVERS UP THE BACK OF MY NECK. THE GRAPHIC ABOVE ILLUSTRATES ONLY A VERY SMALL PORTION OF THE TOM GLOVER COLLECTION OF OLD TRENTON NEWSPAPERS* RUNNING FROM THE EARLY 1870'S THROUGH THE MID 1940'S. PRIOR TO BRINGING MY COLLECTION TO THE LIBRARY, THEY WERE STORED IN ONE OF MY GARAGES. MY DESIRE TO SAVE THESE TREASURES HAS BEEN VINDICATED! IN THE INTERVENING YEARS, COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY HAS ADDED A NEW DEMENSION TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION. MICROFILM MIGHT BE A REAL SPACE SAVER, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE VERTICAL SCRATCHES THAT COME WITH CONTINUED USE HAS FREQUENTLY RESULTED IN COPIES OF NEWS PHOTOS AND ARTICLES WHICH ARE VERY POOR IN QUALITY. WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE DIGITAL AGE, I FIND THAT I AM ABLE TO PRESERVE ORIGINAL NEWS ARTICLES AND PHOTOS IN PRISTINE CONDITION, NO SCRATCH LINES, NO POOR CONTRAST, PERFECT FOR REPRODUCTION.

*Trenton Times, Trenton Evening Times, Daily State Gazette, Daily True American

Saturday, October 20, 2007

1937: MULBERRY STREET BRIDGE OVER THE CANAL

THIS PHOTO HAS BEEN IN MY "STREETS-ROADS-HIGHWAYS" FILE FOR A LONG TIME, BUT IT WAS SCANNED BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF MY BETTER QUALITY SCANNER AND SOFTWARE. THIS PHOTO REPLACES THE OLD ONE. THIS VIEW WAS TAKEN LONG BEFORE MY TIME.

1931: MERCER COUNTY POULTRYMEN

LOUIS SIMPKINS IS THE ONLY FAMILIAR NAME I FIND IN THE ABOVE PHOTO, BUT I WOULD GUESS THAT AT LEAST ONE VIEWER OF THIS SITE WILL RECOGNIZE OTHERS IN THE PHOTO.

1916: MY UNCLE CHARLIE'S DAD



LOOK UP THE WORD "GUMPTION," IN YOUR FUNK AND WAGNALLS AND YOU JUST MIGHT FIND A PHOTO OF MY UNCLE'S FATHER, MOSES GAUDETTE. MOSE WASN'T ABOUT TO LET THE CITY TAKE ANY OF HIS LAND WITHOUT A FIGHT. I HOPE TO FIND THE RESULTS OF HIS RUN IN WITH THE CITY OF TRENTON AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

1926: LAWRENCEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL



HERE THEY ARE VIEWERS, THE CLASS OF 1926, LAWRENCEVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL. ONE OF MY FAVORITE SUBJECTS REVOLVES AROUND THE SCHOOLS WHICH WERE DOTTED THROUGHOUT MERCER COUNTY. OF COURSE, I AM PARTICULARLY FOND OF OLD HAMILTON TOWNSHIP SCHOOL LORE, BUT HOW COULD ANYONE PASS BY THIS FASCINATING PHOTO OF SCHOOL DAYS IN THE DISTANT PAST?

1935: HOPEWELL VALLEY GOLF CLUB

BEAUTIFUL EDIFICE, ISN'T IT? THIS GREAT PHOTO OF THE HVCC CLUBHOUSE HARKENS BACK TO THOSE PLEASANT YEARS OF THE 1930'S WHEN THE MORE AFFLUENT CITIZENS IN OUR MIDST DROVE THEIR CHRYSLER "AIRFLOW" AUTOS, BUICKS, LASALLES, AND CADILLACS TO THE CLUB FOR A MORNING OR AFTERNOON OF GOLF AND PERHAPS LUNCH OR DINNER AT THE CLUB.

1935: TRENTON HIGH GIRLS DURING THE DEPRESSION


THE GREAT DEPRESSION WAS ALIVE AND WELL BACK THERE IN THE 1930'S WHEN THE GALS AT TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL EMBARKED ON A PROJECT TO MAKE THEIR OWN GOWNS FOR THEIR SOCIAL EVENTS. THIS WAS JUST A SMALL PART OF WHAT MADE THIS GENERATION BECOME KNOWN AS "THE GREATEST GENERATION."

1964: Bonderchuk Chevrolet

BACK WHEN YOU COULD TELL A CHEVY FROM A FORD, BACK WHEN THERE WAS A PLYMOUTH, DODGE, DESOTO, CHRYSLER, FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY AND EVEN A KAISER AND FRAZER, THERE WAS FRED BONDERCHUK AND HIS LOCALLY RENOWNED BONDERCHUK CHEVROLET. I REMEMBER THAT DEALERSHIP WHEN IT WAS ON SOUTH BROAD STREET NOT FAR FROM THE HAMILTON-TRENTON BORDER. ONE OF THE SAD SAGAS OF THE MIDDLE 20TH CENTURY WAS THE DEMISE OF THE "AMERICAN MADE" AUTO. THE EVER-INCREASING DEMANDS OF THE UNIONS AND THE LOWER PRICE AND HIGHER QUALITY OF THE IMPORTS DID US IN. AS MY FRIEND "POGO" FROM THAT OLD COMIC STRIP SAID,
"WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY IS US!"

Thursday, October 18, 2007

1935: LONGACRE LADIES ON THE GOLF COURSE

THERE ARE SOME LOCALLY PROMINENT LADIES IN THE PHOTO. THOSE WHOM I RECOGNIZE INCLUDE TATTERSALL, FRENKING, HALDEMAN AND ELDRIDGE. HEY
CANDY, I WONDER IF THAT FRENKIN GAL IN THE PHOTO IS A RELATIVE. I TRIED ENHANCING THE PHOTO TO LIGHTEN UP THE SIX LADIES ON THE LEFT PORTION OF THE PHOTO, BUT TO NO AVAIL.

1930's MERCERVILLE

THIS IS AN INRIGUING PHOTO OF THE INTERSECTION OF NOTTINGHAM WAY AND CRESCENT AVENUE. THE DINER WASN'T THERE DURING MY TIME. IN FACT, IT LOOKS LIKE THE DINER IS ONLY IN THE PROCESS OF BEING RELOCAED AND IS TEMPORARILY PARKED IN FRONT OT THE SHELL STATION. PERHAPS A VISITOR TO THIS SITE CAN FILL US IN. NOTE THAT THE CAPTION PLACES IT ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER. IN REALITY, IT IS THE SOUTHEAST CORNER.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

HOW TO SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC WEB ENTRY

IMPORTANT: THE SEARCH BLOG FEATURE
ONLY APPEARS ON MY MAIN PAGE,
ABOVE AND TO THE LEFT.
THERE IS WHAT I SUSPECT TO BE A LITTLE KNOWN FEATURE OF THIS SITE. IT IS THE SEARCH FUNCTION.
AT THE TOP LEFT OF THE SCREEN YOU WILL SEE A WHITE BOX WITH "SEARCH BLOG" NEXT TO IT.
THIS IS A TIMESAVER. EXAMPLE: SUPPOSE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ALL THE POSTS WHICH I HAVE BEEN POSTING SINCE 2005 ON THAT SUBJECT. GO TO THAT SEARCH BLOCK IN THE UPPER LEFT AND KEY IN BAPTIST. YOU WILL RECEIVE ALL BAPTIST REFERENCES. KEY IN CENTRAL BAPTIST AND YOU SHOULD FIND ALL OF THE CENTRAL BAPTIST POSTS. CONVERSELY, IF YOU KEY IN BAPTIST, YOU WILL BRING UP ALL BAPTIST CHURCHES AND ALL THINGS BAPTIST!
NOTE THE SUBTLE DIFFERENCE IN THE KEY WORDS.
HAPPY HUNTING!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

FOR NEWCOMERS TO MY SITE

DOUBLE CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT AND RIGHT CLICK ON IT TO SAVE IT TO YOUR COMPUTER'S HARD DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DISK . MOST NEWSPAPER ARTICLES CAN BE COMFORTABLY READ WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VERY LARGE GRAPHICS WHICH REQUIRE A HI RESOLUTION LCD MONITOR. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN THE GUEST BOOK. COMMENTS PRO AND CON INVITED.

Friday, October 12, 2007

ST. RAPHAEL CARNIVAL


HERE WE HAVE 3 "MOVERS 'N SHAKERS" WHO HAD INTEGRAL ROLES IN THE CARNIVAL HELD BY ST. RAPHAEL PARISH BACK IN 1923.

Monday, October 08, 2007

1970'S ST. ANTHONY'S: I REMEMBER IT WELL


I COULDN'T BEGIN TO COUNT THE NUMBER OF TIMES I LECTORED FROM THAT SPOT IN ST. ANTHONY'S CHURCH DURING THE EARLY 1960'S THROUGH EARLY 1990'S. IT WAS MY PRIVILEGE TO HAVE BEEN THERE DURING THE TIME WHEN A VERY CONSERVATIVE PARISH RELUCTANTLY ACCEPTED THE CHANGES INTRODUCED WHEN VATICAN II CAME INTO BEING.

1930'S: THE OLD HEIDELBERG


HOW I LOVED THAT RESTAURANT! THE INTIMACY OF THE PLACE AND THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. LOUISE BAIRD, JUDY AND I DINED THERE VERY FREQUENTLY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS IN THE EARLY 50'S. "POP" MITCHELL, HHS PRINT SHOP TEACHER WAS A REGULAR AT THE HEIDELBERG.

DON'T FORGET GARY LIPPINCOTT'S WEBSITE!


IF YOU HAVE ANY WARM MEMORIES OF THE GROVEVILLE OF YESTERDAY, ADD GARY LIPPINCOTT'S WEBSITE TO YOUR FAVORITE SITES. GARY JUST POSTED A FASCINATING RETROSPECTIVE OF THE STORES AND OTHER INTERESTING HISTORY FROM YEARS GONE BY. GARY'S SITE IS WWW.GROVEVILLEMEMORIES.BLOGSPOT.COM.

"THE WAY WE WERE" TOMORROW EVENING


TOMORROW EVENING FROM 7 TO 9 PM AT KUSER MANSION, I WILL BE BRINGING A PROGRAM ENTITLED, "THE WAY WE WERE" TO THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN LIFE IN THE HAMILTON/TRENTON AREA OF THE 1940'S AND 50'S, AND HISTORIC PHOTOS OF THE HAMILTON-TRENTON AREA FROM THE ANCIENT PAST. THE PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE AN ON-SCREEN PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY A MUSICAL SINGALONG. CALL 890-3630 FOR RESERVATIONS. AFTER CURATOR DENISE ZEMLANSKY'S RECORDED MESSAGE, WAIT FOR THE "BEEP" AND LEAVE YOUR NAME AND HOW MANY ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND. THE PROGRAM CONCLUDES AT 9 PM. SEE YOU THERE!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

HOLY ANGELS '44 CAN ANYONE ASSIST "ANONYMOUS?"




HERE''S A COMMENT LEFT ON AN EARLIER PHOTO WHICH I POSTED SOME TIME AGO ON THE HOLY ANGELS GRAMMAR SCHOOL CLASS OF 1943:

"Anonymous" wrote:
It is wonderful to see all these great photos. Does anyone have any photos of the Holy Angels class of 1944? Would love to see them if you do. I believe my father was a member of that class.
UNFORTUNATELY I ONLY HAVE A PHOTO OF THE KINDERGARTEN CLASS OF 1944. MY DEAR FRIEND, THE LATE REV. MICHAEL P. MCCORRISTIN IS SEEN ON THE LEFT IN HIS YOUNGER YEARS. IF ANYONE HAS A PHOTO OF HOLY ANGELS '44 I WOULD LIKE TO POST IT. IN FACT IF YOU HAVE ANY SCHOOL PHOTOS, SCAN THEM AND SEND THEM TO ME FOR INCLUSION ON THIS SITE.

(TO FIND THE POST REFERRED TO FROM THE CLASS OF 1943, GO TO THE TOP OF THIS PAGE, ENTER HOLY ANGELS AND CLICK ON THE "SEARCH BLOG.")
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