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Tuesday, February 14, 2012


This post was re-inserted after I found that Google's web hosting site deleted many of my photos, articles and other graphic material. I am re-posting it herewith.
Tom - someone noted a commendation made to you by the township.We did not hear of this! Please advise!
"Lakeside Girl" recently asked (question above) about a commendation I received. The only one I can recall is from Mayor Gilmore 7 years ago, and that may be the one you refer to. I have it hanging on the wall in my Library Local History workshop. I spend hours quietly assembling historical data for this blog, I also spend many volunteer hours doing what I love to do, bringing the musical past and our historical past to any and all of my contemporaries who are interested.
With my programs at Kuser Mansion being dropped as of last Spring, I am now presenting programs in the meeting rooms at the Hamilton Township Public Library. The January program drew more than 100 visitors.
Future programs will include historical subjects including "WHITE CITY,the Coney Island of New Jersey," the "New Jersey State Fair," and other public interest presentations featuring Hamilton Township, Trenton, and the surrounding communities. I will also be bringing my popular "THE MUSIC WE GREW UP WITH" sing along programs to the Kuser Farm gazebo this spring and summer. Watch for the announcement here and also in my "Sentimental Journey" columns.

As to the above proclamation, it succinctly details those activities to which I have dedicated my senior years both as a volunteer and as a gainfully employed part time Hamiltonian. I humbly and gratefully accepted the proclamation which former Mayor Glen Gilmore was kind enough to bestow upon me, and promise to continue my various community programs as long as the Lord allows.
Anonymous said...

Thanks, Tom, for answering my question and thanks for all you do - this commendation is well deserved. Future generations will have a wealth of material and resources and will be grateful.
Lakeside Girl

Friday, December 09, 2011

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom, I visit your site often...strongly recommended by my dad and mom who grew up in Trenton in the 40's and 50's. Now I'm stuck in today's Trenton. Your site always makes me feel better...makes me wish for the better days you highlight so well. Any chance you have ANY info about Trenton's Island neighborhood? Its the ONLY place in Trenton that seems to have no history or old pictures. I have some old photos of the Flood of '55 somewhere, but that's about it. Not even pix of the Log Basin. The Island is barely holding on these days...I'd love to re-energize my neighbors with anything you might have. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sincerely, Bill Kearney Jr.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thank you, Bill Jr.; It is nice to hear from you! Sit down with your mom and dad sometime while they are still with you and let them tell you about the Trenton that, not only the Trenton that was, but also the environment those of us who came of age in the 40's and 50's experienced. There were a number of negatives about those years, but they pale in comparison to the way society has changed in this generation. We had the good fortune of beautiful music, WHOLESOME tv and movie entertainment, and the girls your dad and I chased were indeed chaste!

Thanks again for your comment and your visit to my blog. I hope you return often. As to your request for Island material, I think there are a number of posts relating to the Cadwalader area, West End, Glen Afton, etc. Use the SEARCH feature under my home page graphic. I will look for other Island material and post it in the future.

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Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: I too would love to see more info and/or photos of the West End of Trenton where I grew up. We skated at the Log Basin, a short walk from Carteret Ave, behind Jr. 3. We would ride thru Glen Afton at Christmas to see the houses all decorated. My best to you.