Saturday, December 31, 2011
Some guys were just like Robert Redford in that great movie, "THE NATURAL." Trenton area sports legends are, and will be part of the Hamilton Library's Local History Collection. Fred Kuser was "Mr. Tennis" back in the day, Eddie Moylan, my wife Judy's cousin Bob Boyd, and the gentleman who is a feature in the 2 articles above. In computing we call it "multi-tasking;" in the sports world it's "multi-talented."
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Trust me, Mike, based on your numerous comments on many of our posts, you don't have a "failing mind!" Open "BING" and key in the North Olden Avenue address. You will see the Assanpink and also what is today identified as Hetzel Field. As to Lou's Tomato Pie place, I am not familiar with it. Sally's reference to the Eagle Bakery was a bit off geographically as it was in the Polish Falcon area of North Olden Avenue. The only place I remember as the location of Panelyte was way over on Enterprise Avenue. As to Crescent Wire, I looked for the structure but I also came up with the "failing mind" syndrome that is so common among us members of "Wrinkle City."
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
DON'T FORGET! RIGHT CLICK ON AN IMAGE, CLICK ON
"OPEN LINK IN A NEW WINDOW"
AND USE THAT MAGNIFYING GLASS!
"Hamilton Township Public Library Local History Theater:"
a free series of history and music programs to which the public will be cordially invited. Look for the first program in January 2012.
With only a bit of juxtaposing, I have turned it into the lyrics of that old big band favorite, "I'll Be Seeing You." Each of us in the senior citizen community remember nearly all of the folks shown on the cover of this great volume. Memories are made of this.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
A familiar site to we Trenton old timers. R.A. and F. W. Donnelly were two permanent fixtures in downtown Trenton for many many years. A small portion of the S.S. Kresge's "5 and 10" sign can be seen in the left of the photo.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
There a few items that are dear to the memory in this image.
Clothes lines - we all had them. Some were made of braided cotton and had pullies on each end so you could load them from a second story window, but the cotton stretched under load. Ours was made of metal wire. The metal wire ones didn't stretch, but to be wiped clean of black deposits before you hung the clothes to dry. Wet clothes even dried in the Winter when it was below freezing.
The National Coal Company building was a long thin strip of buildings consisting of different bins. The coal in each bin was sorted by size - pea coal being the finest.
Was it Vroom St. on the corner? I cannot remember the name of the cemetery, but it was very small in size, only about one block long and wide.
A classmate from Junior Four through THS and Rider College lived next to the Krueger sign - Diana Wood.
I also remember Krueger Beer, though. Pretty bad stuff. ;-)
Friday, December 23, 2011