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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

1940's: Eleanor Goldy Guear's Lakeside Park Memories

Each community has one or more old line citizens who have a wealth of local history relating to their respective neighborhoods. I have my Kuser Farm-Colonial Gardens area, and I have had contacts with a number of others whose families go way back in local history. I try to encourage these folks to put together an online and more concentrated history of their area with a blog of their own. Unfortunately, scanning, enhancing, re-formatting and posting digital graphics along with very limited computer knowledge have combined to give knowledgeable local neighborhood historians "a bridge too far," as we said during World War II. The Goldy family and the Johns (Johnes) families are good examples. On the plus side, we have Jimmy Colello's Broad Street Park, Gary Lippincott's Groveville, and Mike McNicols' "Chambersburg" blogs filling a much needed gap. Perhaps the situation will change in the future when some of the newer generation comes of age with the knowledge of computing they gained in school. It is so important that those of us who are old timers in our respective neighborhoods recall the persons, places and things we remember and chronicle them either via the written word or via the computer. I am not the only person who regrets not delving into their own family background. I will never understand why I didn't log Mom Glover's memories of growing up in the early part of the 20th century. She was a member of the Mount family and qualified as a member of the D.A.R. As that old Pennsylvania Dutch saying goes, "Ve get to soon old, and too late schmart." Amen!

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