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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

YAHOO EMAIL = YAHOO SNAIL MAIL?

It's called "Murphy's Law!" As soon as I switched to tom.glover51@yahoo.com, I found that clicking on "Compose" results in a blinking "Loading" message. It wouldn't even load an attachment. The blinking "LOADING" thing does just that: It just keeps loading and loading and loading and loading and loading...... I thought it was an isolated glitch until I found that it just continued after numerous attempts. Yahoo seems to be OK in receiving messages, so I can live with that problem, at least temporarily.

So, what to do? I am keeping tom.glover51@yahoo.com. (For a while, anyway.) I have created thomglo@live.com which seems to act as a quality email should. I have no problem receiving in either mode, so the next time you receive an email from either platform, just respond as you normally do via thomglo@live.com or tom.glover320@yahoo.com.

A Google search for "Yahoo loads too slow," or something with similar words, resulted in sites where many other yahoo people are experiencing the same problem. I suspect that I will ultimately change to the hotmail account via "Windows Live," but in the meantime I'll try to enjoy both worlds, checking each one as often as I check my emails. Thanks for your indulgence.

Tom Glover

1912: "GREEN CURVE" Pennington Road

Here's "Green Curve" as it was in the developmental stage 92 years ago. Nary a house to be seen except way way back on the left of Pennington Road. Perhaps an old timer can tell us if that house is still there. "Green Curve" is.

This email from "Omad."
Tom, if this picture is facing north, I am quite sure that is the house I lived in for most of my teenage years after we moved from So. Olden Ave. The address was 2149 Pennington Rd, north of what was State Teachers College. By the time we lived there, the front porch was enclosed. Of course, this could have been one just like ours but I do not remember any that looked so much the same from the side. Yes, that house is still standing and it has been very nicely kept up and repainted on the outside. We owned quite a bit of land behind it that was eventually developed into very large homes in the 60s and 70s. Hope this helps. The house was at the end of the Pennington Rd bus route in those days and the bus turned around just a bit north of it. When I travel to New Hope and that area, I always make sure to go by and check on it. Loved it.

ENOUGH ALREADY!!

Are there actually people stupid enough to fall for these idiotic people who send emails to me, and I dare say many others, telling us that we have won the British Lottery through a random selection of my email addresses? Or how about that African guy whose father died and left word that I was to receive his fortune, or some other completely idiotic notice that will render me a very rich man? How about the notice from Bank of America that unless I send them my personal information and my account password, my account will be suspended? Bank of America? Hmmm now that's strange, considering the fact that I don't have a Bank of America account. Since I switched to Yahoo.com, I have been receiving these kindergarten-level emails three and four at a time. Most of the senders are illiterates who have no command over the "King's English." I received this, and another one this morning, but will spare you the agony of the second one. That sender obviously flunked "Recess" in school and had a problem spelling the word "account." Don't miss the parenthetic redundancy in this gem from "Allan Fred" (Fred Allen?) which we have all come to know as "phishing:"

Agent Name: Mr. Allan Fred
Tel: +44 704-571-0545
Email: mr.allanfredclaimsdept@msn.com

This is to inform you that you have been
selected for a cash prize of £1,200,000
(British This is to inform you that you have
been selected for a cash prize of 1,200,000
(British Pounds) held on the 6th of June
2009 in London (United Kingdom). The
selection process was carried out through
random selection in Our computerized email
selection system (ESS) London Uk. Fill the
below:

1.Full Name
2.Full Address
3.Marital Status
4.Occupation
5.Age

Monday, June 29, 2009

1944: SIGNAL 22: SELFLESS VOLUNTEERS

We have all heard and seen the dedicated volunteers who go to major fires with their support unit, serving hot coffee in the winter time and cold beverages in the summer, along with snacks to assist the firemen who are sometimes on the scene at all hours, in all kinds of weather, and in very disastrous fires. I had the pleasure of knowing Ed Fisher; a fire historian second only to the late Meredith "Med" Havens.

1944: SUMMER PLAYGROUND ENTERTAINMENT AT GROVEVILLE

The Hamilton Township Recreation Department of Years gone by had an extensive collection of summer programs at the schools throughout the area. I remember spending numerous Friday nights at the Kuser School playground watching "Laurel and Hardy" and other movies. Kuser's playground was very popular in the Kuser neighborhood, as I am sure it was in Groveville, Maple Shade, and other area schools.

1944: Sailors Cileo and Turner at Eastern Aircraft


"Gobs?" "Tars?" Those two very outdated 19th century appellations were applied to navy guys way back in the 19th and early 20th century. Thankfully, I haven't heard that term in years. The two sailors tell a remarkable story in this interesting example of two members of the "Greatest Generation," and how they both served on the same ship without meeting each other, and how they miraculously showed up the same day at the Eastern Aircraft plant in Ewing to inspect one of the Grumman Avengers, when they learned that they were ship mates. Talk about a small world! The name Cileo is not unknown to me. I remember "Jenny" Cileo was a Kuser student and I often saw her walking down Newkirk Avenue past our Hartley Avenue home on her way to and from Kuser School. The article above incorrectly spells "Volusia" Avenue; where the Cileo's lived.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

1944: MILITARY PLANE CRASHES IN HAMILTON

Over the years, numerous people have asked me about the U.S. Army plane that crashed in Hamilton. The consensus seems to be that the plane went down ina an area that at the time was woods and farm land. The most logical location would be in an area behind today's Cedar Gardens, a good distance away from Route 33 between Klockner Road to the south.

1944: TRENTON AREA MEMBERS OF THE GREATEST GENERATION

They are area residents, they posed for this group photo, and they are members of THE GREATEST GENERATION. One wonders how many of these gentleman are still with us. Anyone there you recognize? If so, print this photo of him and send it to him. He is in his 80's now, and as with most WWII vets, the memories linger.

1944: WE OLD TIMERS REMEMBER "THE NUT HOUSE"

"Salted in pure creamery butter..." The ethereal aroma eminating from the place we always called "The Nut House" was almost, but never quite equal to the tantalizing aroma coming from Prior's Donuts on Liberty St. and So. Clinton Avenue. You talk about "Aromatherapy!" If I could bottle the above-mentioned aromas I would bet that there are hundreds of my over 60 generation who would be repeat customers.

Who could ever forget stepping off of a bus at State and Broad and inhaling the the distinctive aroma of downtown Trenton? Who could ever forget the delicious aroma of fresh brewed coffee, hot dogs hamburgers, and roasted nuts, all combining with the unforgettable aroma of a the exhaust from a Trenton Transit bus?
This post will be included in my ever-growing "NOSTALGIA" folder. I should really create sub folder and call it "PRECIOUS MEMORIES!"

1944: LOUIS BONANNI WEDDING

From the "NOTABLE PERSONS" folder in my Hamilton Township Local History collection comes this wedding photo of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bonanni. The Bonanni name is well known in the area.

Friday, June 26, 2009

1993: PIZZA OR TOMATO PIE?

Ahh, memories of those teen age eateries keep coming back like a song. Pete's Steak House on Chambers Street, Betty and Bill's on Route 33, "Dirty Bill's" in Yardley, and DeLorenzo's TOMATO PIES on Hamilton Avenue in Villa Park. Note the CAPITAL letters I assigned to
DeLorenzo's. There are tomato pies and there are pizzas. Most pizza places don't know how to manufacture a DeLorenzo tomato pie. There have been countless articles written asking who makes the best pizza. I really can't answer that because I am a tomato pie lover and veer away from all that artery-clogging cheese and the thick crust in what I have found in the average pizza. Above is an extract from a column I wrote back in 1993 wherein I remembered all those great eateries we patronized back in the 1950's. I just finished a DeLorenzo TOMATO PIE as I write this, and thought I would see if I could find the article I wrote back then. I did, extracted and re-formatted it to fit this page.

BY THE WAY: THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MINE, AND MINE ALONE, AND DO NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THERE AREN'T OTHER GOOD TOMATO PIE PLACES AROUND THE TRENTON-HAMILTON AREA. I JUST HAVEN'T FOUND ANY THAT CAN COMPARE TO MY FAVORITE PLACE,
NOR DO I WANT TO!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

1934: THE PTA: ALWAYS THERE TO SERVE THE CHILDREN

I can safely lay claim to being a seasoned former PTA member. As a former president of St. Anthony Grammar Schoo PTA, I know the hard work that goes into the fund raisers and also the clean up after our partys. The above graphic assures us that the PTA's in the local area were hard at work.
PLEASE NOTE:
FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED, I HAVE ADDED TO MY BROMLEY WEBSITE. CLICK THE LINK AND CHECK IT OUT.

HENRY N. SMITH'S FASHION STUD FARM

One of the more fascinating historical places in Hamilton along with Charles Fulkert's Bromley Inn is the Fashion Stud Farm, once located in the area of Hamilton in the area of the New Jersey State Fair grounds. Newspaper descriptions of Smith's Fashion Stud Farm indicated that it was a sumptuous facility with a grandstand, a race track and the home of the fabled "Goldsmith Maid," whose tomb is now on the Kuser Farm property. General Grant kept his horse at the Fashion Stud Farm. Unfortunately, the farm was involved in a number of destructive fires over the years of its existance. Back then, there was no Bromley fire company, and fires were fought by Trenton fire companies.

1944: VALKYRIE: HITLER ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT

Size of the page precludes inclusion of the complete front page of the July 20, 1944 edition of the Trenton Evening Times. I have cut and pasted the continuation (Page 7) to the right of the front page.

1943: Gene Melone Related to Trenton Councilman Gino Melone?

Within the 3,000 historic, whimsical, and nostalgic graphics I have been posting on this website since it's inception in November, 2005, I have made it a point to post any and all material that I uncover on family surnames with which I am familiar. Such is the case with the above graphic with a photo of Gene Melone, whose son I am assuming, is popular Trenton City Councilman Gino Melone's dad. Young Gino was an incredible help to me back in my carnival years at St. Anthony parish in Trenton. I was the "Billy Bigelow" (of "Carousel" fame) who manned the ticket booth at the carnival. Without young Gino's expertise on our public address system, I would have suffered a bad case of laryingitis.

1944: THE ANNUAL TINDALL FAMILY REUNION

Cubberley, West, Mount, Hutchinson, Pullen, Ely, and of course Tindall are surnames of some of the area's earliest pioneer residents. Here's a graphic reporting the 1944 reunion of the Tindall family at the Tindall farm on Kuser Road, the site of today's Veterans' Park and the John Abbott II house.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

1944: LAKESIDE PARK SOCIAL AND CIVIC SOCIETY

Even today there is a little tight knit community at Lakeside Park; along with Lakeside Heights, one of the nicer areas of Hamilton.

1944: HAMILTON CELEBRATES THE 4TH WITH A PARADE

Wow, this will be my 76th July 4th! I sure wish I knew what happened to all those large WWII veterans' "Honor Roll" display boards that were displayed all over public places in Hamilton Township during the war years. I fear they were torn down and destroyed. How soon we forget!

1944:Chambersburg's Columbus Park Playground Open For the Season

These kids would be from my generation, and ages ranging from the late 60's to the mid 70'. Anyone there you recognize?

1954: IT WILL BE REUNION #55 FOR HHS '54

When I lost my complete list of email addresses and ALL the correspondence, I lost contact with many of my visitors. As explained elsewhere on this site, in my quest to be logical, I assumed that the transition from Verizon Fios to Verizon Broadband would not erase all of my thomglo@verizon.net library of messages and addresses. Such was, and is not the case. Here's a warning to all who are considering the move I made. Believe it or not, Verizon Broadband told me they are a different organization than Verizon Fios, and have no facility to host emails. I learned too late that my quest to apply logic can be very twisted. So Karen Golden, if you are reading this post, thank you so much for the yearbook. Please contact me at my NEW email address
tom.glover51@yahoo.com

1954: IT WILL BE REUNION #55 FOR HHS '54

When I lost my complete list of email addresses and ALL the correspondence, I lost contact with many of my visitors. As explained elsewhere on this site, in my quest to be logical, I assumed that the transition from Verizon Fios to Verizon Broadband would not erase all of my thomglo@verizon.net library of messages and addresses. Such was and is not the case. Here's a warning to all who are considering the move I made. Believe it or not, Verizon Broadband told me they are a different organization than Verizon Fios, and have not facility to host emails. I learned too late that some logic can be very twisted. This has been one of them. So Karen, if you are reading this post, thank you so much for the yearbook. Please contact me at my NEW email address tom.glover51@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

1944: MY FRIEND, THE LATE IDA DUMONT

Whenever I go through the newspapers and find a name with which I am familiar, I scan it and include it on the Hamilton Library Local History Collection digital database. With the hundreds of Sunday Times pages devoted to many hundred WWII veterans, you can see that it would be an impossible task to digitize each one. Accordingly, I scanned this graphic which has a photo of the husband of a very old friend of mine from my St. Anthony parish years, Ida Dumont. Ida was the wife of PFC Fred Dumont. She was one of our more active "movers and shakers" at St. Anthony when I was the president of the grammar school PTA, and also President of the St. Anthony Holy Name Society. If we had a fund raiser, Ida would probably have been the organizer. She had a natural gift for getting sponsors from the commercial organizations in the area. Additionally she was one of the many parishioners at St. Anthony I could call a true friend. She was missed when she passed away.

MAURY PERILLI HAMILTON COMMITTEEMAN

I have set up a folder in the Hamilton Township Library's Local History Collection for Maury with folders named, "NOTABLE PERSONS" and 'MAURICE PERILLI." This remarkable man has unbelievable personal and civic accomplishments. It was my privilege to have been invited to his 90th birthday party a year or so ago. The great dining hall in which his party was held was packed to overflowing with legions of his friends and admirers. I am proud to say he is one of my dearest friends. As you can see by the graphic above, Maury has made his mark as a local citizen, and continues to do so even to the present time. These accomplishments are almost too numerous to include on the printed page. Many years ago, my Hamilton High vocal music teacher, Miss Louise Baird, asked us to memorize this quote and I did:

"Greatness is Humble."
Maury Perilli is the epitome of greatness and humility.

1989:SEPTEMBERFEST 20 YEARS AGO

Lord, how time flies! It seems like only yesterday when I was traipsing around Veterans' Park taking in all the activities which the volunteers and workers of township of Hamilton prepared for the local citizenry, Pay special attention to the list of event sponsors. True then, and perhaps even more today. sponsors such as those listed and those who are currently assisting the township in community affairs deserve our genuine gratitude and loyal patronage.

Monday, June 22, 2009

1945:THEY WERE A HEALTH HAZARD BACK THEN, ALSO

Tell those boys in uniform during WWII that they had to stop smoking and you would have gotten a hardy laugh. Smoking was just as dangerous to the health back then as it is today, but ask any combat WWII veteran how important that smoke was to his stressful surroundings and chances are he will recall the comfort he got from that pack of Phillip Morris, Chesterfield, Lucky Strike, or any of the countless brands of free cigarettes doled out by many generous organizations, including Uncle Sam, who included a little "four pack" of cigarettes in our C or K rations.

A REDUNDANT REMINDER

2009: Come Sing With Me and Also Remember Kuser School Days

For those local residents who were unable to attend the June 4th Centennial Dinner Dance at the Nottingham Ballroom, I will be presenting my onscreen multimedia presentation,
"KUSER SCHOOL: A LOCAL LEGEND" on Sunday afternoon during my regular singalong program. The program will be from 1 to 3 PM in the Kuser Mansion theater. I hope to see you there. Call 890-3630 to reserve a seat or seats.

Friday, June 19, 2009

1900: Charles Skelton Bequest

This beautiful inside book cover label of the Trenton Public Library comes to us courtesy of Mr. Bill Schultz. I had never seen it before, and find it to be very interesting historical memorabilia from the splendid past ot the Free Public Library of Trenton. Thanks for sharing this with us, Bill!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

I HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

tom.glover51@yahoo.com

I have had a nightmare of computer problems over the past 3 days. I hope I finally have the problem resolved. First I changed to AOL mail, and every message (with an attachment) that I sent had a message that the email couldn't be sent and to see the technical help file which was nowhere to be found. Enough of AOL. Then I tried "G-mail" knowing that good old reliable Google was a piece of cake. I signed on and on my first try I tried to send an email, and they told me that my password was incorrect and it WAS NOT. What a day. If I weren't a "tee totaler" I would tie one on. In fact I still might! Thanks for your patience. If you sent me an email and didn't get a response, please try again. Verizon nuked my thomglo@verizon.net email account when I transferred from Verizon FIOS to Verizon Broadband. Apparently these two entities compete with each other, because Broadband told me they didn't host email, but Verizon Fios did. I said they are Verizon also, but the email address is non-transferable. GO FIGURE.
I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS EMAIL SO I CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO A NEW ADDRESS FILE.

I HAVE A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

PLEASE NOTE MY EMAIL ADDRESS:

thomglo1@verizon.net

I have had a nightmare of computer problems over the past 3 days. I hope I finally have the problem resolved. First I changed to AOL mail, and every message (with an attachment) that I sent had a message that the email couldn't be sent and to see the technical help file which was nowhere to be found. Enough of AOL. Then I tried "G-mail" knowing that good old reliable Google was a piece of cake. I signed on and on my first try I tried to send an email, and they told me that my password was incorrect and it WAS NOT. What a day. If I weren't a "tee totaler" I would tie one on. In fact I still might! Thanks for your patience. If you sent me an email and didn't get a response, please try again. Verizon nuked my thomglo@verizon.net email account when I transferred from Verizon FIOS to Verizon Broadband. Apparently these two entities compete with each other, because Broadband told me they didn't host email, but Verizon Fios did. I said they are Verizon also, but the email address is non-transferable. GO FIGURE.
I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS EMAIL SO I CAN ADD YOUR NAME TO A NEW ADDRESS FILE.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

1926: KUSER SCHOOL PHYSICAL ED PROGRAM

With many thanks to Ms. Charlotte Cook, who found this very interesting Kuser School program tucked in the pages of a book she purchased at the Columbus Flea Market. Were it not for folks like Charlotte, this excellent example of memorabilia from Kuser School would have been wrinkled up and tossed into the recycle bin. Thanks, Charlotte!

1937: TRENTON'S MOTT SCHOOL

 This new Epson tabloid scanner Library Director George Conwell procured for the Local History Collection is incredible. Consider the fact that the graphic above is an offset photo. The "
de-screening" feature of the scanner, along with the ability to adjust the exposure of the photo has resulted in the graphic above which is not too far from the original Kodak photo.

1937: JEFFERSON SCHOOL HALLOWEEN PROGRAM

Could that little fellow identified as "Carmen Armenti" be our own former Trenton Mayor, the very popular Carmen Armenti? Only a visitor to this site with ties to the Armenti family can answer that question, or perhaps a member of Jefferson School during that era.

1937: EWING TOWNSHIP PARKWAY SCHOOL

Even though I am posting the graphic when school is about to close, it is a reminder that it's a very short time from June to September. Here we see a group of Parkway School students all ready for the 1937-38 school year. Below is a picture of young Ed Raser, son of the Trenton area's expert amateur radio operators of years gone by. Young Bobby's dad, Mr. Ed Raser, was really the "grandfather" of amateur radio in the Delaware Valley-Trenton area back in the first half of the 20th century.

Monday, June 15, 2009

1990: GROVEVILLE DISTRICT 9 JUNIOR CADETS

Nineteen years have passed since these young men received the commendation presented by then Hamilton Councilman Mike Angarone. Perhaps a "Grovevillian" can tell us if any of the young cadets are still involved with the Groveville Fire Co.

1987: IN BETTER TIMES: POLICE WALKED A BEAT

The financial crunch experienced by Hamilton and municipalities all over the state was probably the reason we no longer see police officers "walking the beat" in high traffic-high crime areas. It was a really comforting feeling knowing that there was a viable "hands on" effort by the police to maintain community and neighborhood order. The neighborhood got to know the police officer, and the officer was familiar with the neighbors under his charge.

1987: STEINERT BANNER CARRIERS

Hamiltonians are rightly proud of the expertise and talent exhibited by the musical programs at our three high schools. The success of these organizations is reflected in the hard work exhibited by the students and the band parents.

1989: HHS PRESENTS "OLIVER!"

Last month, Judy and I journeyed down to Seneca High School in Tabernacle, N.J. to see my grand daughter Jessica in "Oliver!" It was a SMASH hit. As we left the auditorium, I opined to my dear wife Judy and my daughter, Juliane, that Seneca's production was as good as those which have been presented by Hamilton High under the direction of Ms. Sue Proulx, and earlier, Miss Louise Baird. And that is a well-deserved compliment to the very talented music students and the faculty at HHS!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

2009: HAVE YOU VISITED DON WHITELEY'S YARDVILLE HEIGHTS BLOG?

It is nice to know that there are a FEW other senior citizens extant who have taken the time to learn basic computer operation. One such is Don Whiteley, who has two web sites that are really wonderful. Don is an excellent story teller, and his experiences in growing up in the Yardville Heights area will be of interest to many. You can access Don's two websites by clicking on the appropriate link under my "Don't Miss These Interesting Links."

Saturday, June 13, 2009

1989: GROVEVILLE TO GET A NEW FIREHOUSE


An architect's rendering of the proposed firehouse for the Groveville Volunteer Fire Company.

1989: STEINERT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Here are the recipients of the scholarships awarded by the Garden State Scholars program in 1989.

1989: BREAKING GROUND FOR THE NEW HAMILTON POLICE STATION

As is true of many historic events during the time Maury Perilli was Hamilton Mayor, here is a graphic showing the ground breaking ceremony for the new Hamilton Township Police Department building on White Horse-Mercerville Road in what will some day be "Downtown Hamilton."

1989: HHS MATH CLUB

Here are four Hornets doing what I couldn't do in a million years: excel in math. I have absolutely no mathmatical talent.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

1928: DUNN FIELD HURRICANE DAMAGE REPAIRED

Before there was a Trenton Thunder, before there was a Trenton Giants, Before there was a Trenton Senators, there was a little known Trenton Packers; the latter three all belonging to the late, lamented "Interstate League."

1928: Darramoor Oaklyn Terrace Wayside Lane Lawrenceville NJ

1928: A SEARS ROEBUCK HOME

My buddy, the late Jesse Anderson lived in a Sears, Roebuck home all during his childhood years, Jesse's dad was a master carpenter, and undoubtedly had a hand in crafting the most beautiful little cottage you ever saw, right on Ward Avenue, adjacent to Greenwood Cemetery. I remember my Mom's admiration for that delightful little home. She typified it as being right out of a Shakespeare country English cottage. The lovely old home was demolished recently and all that remains is an ugly open lot with an uglier open excavation.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

1925: UKRANIAN CHURCH LIBERTY STREET AND WOODLAND AVENUE

Here is a photo of the church that took over the site from the Pilgrim Presbyterian Church back in the 1920's.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

2009: Come Sing With Me and Also Remember Kuser School Days

For those local residents who were unable to attend the June 4th Centennial Dinner Dance at the Nottingham Ballroom, I will be presenting my onscreen multimedia presentation,
"KUSER SCHOOL: A LOCAL LEGEND" on Sunday afternoon during my regular singalong program. The program will be from 1 to 3 PM in the Kuser Mansion theater. I hope to see you there. Call 890-3630 to reserve a seat or seats.

1920: EVER HEAR OF "TRENTON STEEL & WIRE?"

I found this article and photo to be quite interesting. I must admit that I never heard of the Trenton Steel and Wire Company, nor was I familiar with "Ingram" Avenue. It turns out that Ingram Avenue was located in the area of the old Wainwright farm in the area of Princeton Avenue and the aforementioned Ingram Avenue in North Trenton.

1920: Fisk Estate Becomes Villa Victoria

Many years ago, I gave Sister Lillian a full page article on the opening of Ewing's fabulous Villa Victoria Academy. Unfortunately, I wasn't working at the library at the time, as I would have laminated the page to assure that it would be preserved. Here is the article that told of the events surrounding the acquisition of the Fisk estate, which ultimately became Villa Victoria.

1920: RIBSAM'S: A TRENTON INSTITUTION


Carlman Ribsam's store in downtown Trenton was a very busy store in the early part of the 20th century, as farmers from all over central New Jersey and Pennsylvania frequented the huge storehouse which sold everything from seeds to the mechanical planters to plant them with.

1920: ARDMORE-GREENWOOD AVENUE AREA


Is there anyone who wouldn't like to have seen the area above efore it was developed? One of the fascinating facets of my search through the pages of the Trenton newspapers is the development of real estate "way back when." From the Hamilton Library Local History folder "NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT," comes this ad from James Birks and J. Connor French's Greenwood Realty Company. Even today as one passes down those streets, the beautiful homes still stand. Looking at the map, you will see a large open area along So. Olden Avenuein the Farragut Avenue area. That is the location of the circus and carnivals in the early 20th century. Today's "Junior 2" covers much, but not all of the location.

Monday, June 08, 2009

2009: OBIT: SHIRLEY VAN MARTER EDWARDS

It was with extreme sadness that I noted the passing of Shirley Van Marter (Edwards), still another member of the "Class With Class, HHS 1951." Shirley was a class mate of mine through all 12 years of grammar and high school. I will always remember that quick and ready smile. She had a truly wonderful personality.The Van Marter family were neighbors of the Glovers back in the 1930's. We lived on Beal Street and the Van Marters on Partridge.

2009: TRENTON CATHOLIC BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE


How great is this? Mr. James Maloney added a comment to my recent post announcing an up-coming reunion for the Cathedral-Trenton Catholic classes of 1959. I visited the site and it is INCREDIBLE! All you "Golden Wave" guys, including those that beat the bejabbers out of our HHS basketball teams over the years will really love it. I am adding the link to my website.

AND: I must admit that I am confused as to Mr. James Maloney. I have a very dear friend who, along with his wife Helen, were fellow communicants at St. Anthony's in Trenton. Indeed, Jim and Bill Maloney spent many happy summer weekends with my son and me down at the St.Alphonso Retreat House in West Long Branch. However, when I saw the comment signed "James" Maloney, I assumed it to be another Maloney, and felt that I must maintain proper literary etiquette and refrain from calling him ":Jim," which of course is the name I call my dear friends Helen and Jim Maloney. Confused? Me too.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

1967: A REQUEST FROM RICHARD SANNA, HHS '67

I received an email from Richard Sanna requesting information on the class of '67. Unfortunately, the HHS51 guest book does not allow for responses to guest comments, so I am taking this opportunity to address Richard's questions:

Sorry to say Richard, the only 1967 HHS post on my website is one revealing the fact that Betty Reed and Herb Griffiths were transferring over to Steinert.

As to requesting using my column, sorry to say my space is too limited for PSA's. I suggest you send one in to the Times' Community editor and if he/she is not the person, to please forward your request.

I will be keeping an eye out for future HHS material from the later years.

Tom Glover

1959: CATHEDRAL AND TRENTON CATHOLIC 50TH Reunion

Following is an announcement which appeared in my Sacred Heart Church bulletin announcing the 50th reunion of Cathedral and Trenton Catholic high schools:
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LOOKING FOR 1959 GRADUATES
Cathedral and Trenton Catholic classes of 1959 will be celebrating their 50th reunion on October 24, 2009. For further information please contact Bill Kocis at wkocis@msn.com
(609-443-0931) OR Eileen Castranova Lugossy at bella620@msn.com.

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T READ MY GUESTBOOK, HERE'S A TIP FROM MR. JAMES MALONEY. THANKS TO JIM WHO WROTE:

Those searching for TC yearbooks should contact Bob Plumeri through trentoncatholicgoldenwave.org for yearbook leads.


Friday, June 05, 2009

1956: Obits of Morris Agress and Marilyn Louise (Soren) Sailey-Schmidt

Thanks to Jack Lacy, HHS '56 for the following notifications:
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Hi All !
Regretfully we report the passing of another HHS56 classmate, Marilyn (Soren) Sailey-Schmidt, and one of our few surviving teachers, Morris Agress. Their obituaries are listed below.
Special thanks to classmates Barbara Snyder Dauber and Myrna Comiskey Doolittle for their assistance on tracking down the information on Marilyn. We had missed the original obit notice.
Jack

Marilyn (Soren) Sailey-Schmidt

Marilyn Louise (Soren) Sailey-Schmidt

HAMILTON - Marilyn Louise Sailey-Schmidt, of Crosswicks passed away peacefully Sunday, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, after a valiant battle. Born in Trenton she was a lifelong area resident. Marilyn received her Bachelors Degree in English with a Minor in Journalism from Trenton State College in 1986. She began her work life as a bank teller at the Roma Bank, she then worked for the Aim One and Kelly Temporary Agencies for several years. Most recently she was a Client Representative for the Prudential Company in Ewing. Marilyn had several passions including a love for travel and learning. Her greatest passion was writing. She published works in the short story and poetry genres and was the 2006 recipient of the 'Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry' given by the International Society of Poets. Her passion for writing allowed her to become an Adjunct Faculty Member of the English Department at the Burlington County Community College. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Yardville and member of the New Jersey Romance Writers as well as a member of the Romance Writers of America. Marilyn was predeceased by her first husband Douglas Alan Sailey. She is survived by her husband Herbert L. Schmidt; her daughters Karen L. Wira and her husband Michael, Janet McSloy and her husband Mike, her grandchildren Lynne Wiley, Elizabeth L. Bashiti, Christopher and Sean Wira, her sister Gail Shuman, her nephew Todd Shuman and her 5 silky terriers; Max, Molly, Abby, Sparky and Keely. Funeral Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St, James Episcopal Church, 1040 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville. Interment will be at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ Relatives and friends may call 5-7 pm Tuesday at the Saul Memorial Home,1740 Greenwood Avenue, Trenton, NJ In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure , 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas TX, 75244. www.saulfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Times, Trenton, on 4/6/2009 Print



Morris M. Agress

HAMILTON SQUARE - Morris M. Agress, 97, died Monday at his residence. Born in 1912 on what is now Agress Road in Perrineville, NJ, Mr. Agress was a graduate of Rider College (B.A.) and Rutgers University (M.A.) A career educator, Mr. Agress taught in Morristown and Monmouth College. For over 40 years, he taught business courses for the Hamilton Township Board of Education. He was a soccer coach in Hamilton for 20 years, winning several state championships. Mr. Agress served two terms as president of the Roosevelt (NJ) Board of Education and two terms as president of the Hamilton Township Teachers Association. He was an officer and trustee of the Mercer County Credit Union. After retirement, Mr. Agress studied history at Mercer County Community College and was appointed the Evening School administrator at the college, where he served for several years. He was a member of Congregation Beth El, East Windsor, and the Perrineville Jewish Center. When Mr. Agress was in the fifth grade, he had a crush on his red-headed teacher. In December 1939, he married the former Dorothy Cobin, the red-headed teacher. They were married for 69 wonderful years, and she survives him. He is also survived by two children, Dr. Lynne Agress of Towson, MD, and William S. Agress of Lawrenceville, and a grandson, Andrew J. Agress. Mr. Agress was the brother of the late Bea Zuckerberg and Louis Agress. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Perrineville Cemetery Chapel in Perrineville. The period of mourning will be observed at the Agress residence in Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday from 5-7 p.m., Sunday afternoon and Monday evening. Memorial contributions may be offered to Congregation Beth El, 50 Maple Stream Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520. Funeral arrangements are by Orland's Ewing Memorial Chapel, 1534 Pennington Road, Ewing Township.

Published in The Times, Trenton, on 6/3/2009