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Name: Kate N.D. 65
Email: brit1675@bellsouth.net
Residing: Panama City Beach, Fl.
Date: 31 Jul 2002
Time: 22:58:52

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BILL LOCKE, YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT mUSTANG sALLY, i GOT MY sALLY'S MIXED UP BUT I CAN TELL YOU I WAS THERE FOR BILLY HARNER & COOKIE JAR & THE CRUMBS, GREAT MEMORIES AND I WAS UNDER-AGE WENT I WENT TO BILLIE RITCHIES ON THE CHESTER PIKE.


Name: BILL LOCKE
Email: wlocke2@comcast.net
Residing: Claymont,DE
Date: 31 Jul 2002
Time: 21:07:53

Comments

MUSTANG SALLY WAS BY WILSON PICKETT


Name: BILL LOCKE
Email: wlocke2@comcast.net
Residing: Claymont,DE
Date: 31 Jul 2002
Time: 21:05:15

Comments

BILLY'S FARM WAS ON FAULK ROAD BETWEEN CONCHESTER AND CONCORD


Name: Ray Agent (StJ 50)
Email: rayagent@earthlink.net
Residing: near Claymont DE
Date: 31 Jul 2002
Time: 21:04:08

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to Tom CHS 76 - I can assure you that My Aunt and Uncle, Shirley and Jesse Phillips are not related to the family you mention in your posting. However, the story you told was sad and I cannot but feel sorry for Louis Phillips. Its obvious that you can never tell what plans the Big Guy above has for you.


Name: aNON
Email:
Residing:
Date: 31 Jul 2002
Time: 19:56:25

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FARM WAS OFF cHICHESTER aVE i BELIEVE cHELSY rOAD


Name: TomCHS76
Email: t9257"chs76"@yahoo.com
Residing: PA
Date: 31 Jul 2002
Time: 12:18:28

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I remember a Phillips family that lived a couple of doors up from us on Edgemont Ave. I was just wondering if they were any relations to the Phillips that were mentioned earlier. The Fathers name was Glenn, the wife I don't remember her name but she always reminded me of June Clever on Leave it to Beaver, always had an apron on and was as pretty. They had a daughter Patty who hung with my sister Donna, she would be in her 50's now, who was also very pretty. The son Louis had his leg cut off in a motorcycle accident two blocks from his house. After the lawsuit was won he came out with one of the biggest settlements in Delaware County history at the time. It was something like 2 million and he ended up with 1.5 million. He went on to college, got his pilots license and bought a Lotus sports car. I remember Louis took me for a ride in it and it was super fast. Louis later lost his life in another accident on Edgemont avenue in Brookhaven when he and his buddy were going to pick up his Lotus from the dealer after having been serviced. His buddy had a small convertible and they were driving up Edgemont ave when an 18 wheeler pulled across the road. I really don't want to say what happened but it was a closed casket funeral. I liked Louis he was one of the nice guys in the neighborhood. I never really saw the Phillips after that. We had already moved away and after Louis's funeral I heard they moved away, also. Just wondering if they were any relations to the Phillip that was mentioned from Dewey.


Name: TomCHS76
Email: t9257"chs76"@yahoo.com
Residing: PA
Date: 31 Jul 2002
Time: 11:17:26

Comments

I have been away on business and have not been able to check the board in a week. I was deeply sadden to hear of the dead of George. Also, of Sen. Bell who was a friend of my dads. My condolences go out to both families. George hope your sitting at that grand old soda fountain in the sky looking down and smiling at all the fine memories you have left us. Thank You.


Name: BILL LOCKE
Email: wlocke2@comcast.net
Residing: Claymont,DE
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 23:31:55

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BILLY HARNER'S HIT SONG WAS "SALLY SAYING SOMETHING" HE NEVER REALLY MADE IT AFTER THAT.ANOTHER GREAT GROUP FROM RITCHIE'S WAS "COOKIE JAR AND THE CRUMBS" PROBABLY THE GREATEST GROUP EVER TO APPEAR AT RITCHIE'S DON'T KNOW WHY HE NEVER MADE IT.HEARD HE WENT DOWN TO THE ISLANDS AND WAS A BIG HIT.YOUNG BILLY DID BUY THE BLACK DUCK.AFTER IT BURNT DOWN HE WENT TO FLORIDA I THINK. HAD GOOD TIMES OUT HIS FARM ON MEETINGHOUSE ROAD.


Name: Jocko chs 52
Email:
Residing: Rehoboth bch
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 18:20:21

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The tavern in Leiperville was Baron Doughterys before Billie Ritchie bought it. Another of his bartenders was Benny Mc Cabe. and later bennys son whose first name I cannot remember. Benny was related to thr Ritches by Marriage. I do believe Ritches son took over the Black Duck after Young Ponzi {Georges son} passed away. Someone correct me if I am wrong


Name: Caroline
Email: carpete@verizon.net
Residing:
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 13:41:44

Comments

John enjoyed the pictures at What's New..

http://www.oldchesterpa.com/fall2001_gettogether.htm

Betty R. Your right, Mr. Phillips did show us how to fix a frayed plug. Thanks for that. Now that you've mentioned electical repair, did he also show the girls how to re-wire a lamp. The fudge was delicious. Thanks for adding the recipe to the site.

Thanks Ray for sharing the fact that both your aunt and uncle are catching a read or two on the NEWSSTAND.

Hi Mr. Phillips, Mrs. Phillips. Thanks for so many great memories..


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 13:29:31

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Billy Ritchies was located across from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. It had a boxing ring in the one corner and had a real log bar that snaked all through the room. When I was a kid, I shined shoes there. One day, on a Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1968, I shined some older man's shoes. Some other man walked up to me and asked me if I knew who the man was? I said I did not know. The man told me his name was Jack Dempsey. How about that?


Name: Betty Ratliff Marth
Email: grambemeno spam@aol.com
Residing: East Wenatchee, Wa.
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 12:57:32

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Ray Agent, I remember your Aunt and Uncle from Dewey Mann very well. Send them my regards. Mr Phillips also taught us how to put a new plug on an iron so for 54 years, if I had wanted to, I could have repaired my iron. That was good knowledge. Miss Dimm taught us how to set a table...everything one inch from the edge...I have passed information she gave me in my early years down to my kids and my grandchildren so she will live on and on forever. What great years we had there. Hi to all my Dewey Mann classmates..1950(?) I think.


Name: Florence
Email:
Residing:
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 12:03:21

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Caroline

When I was a wee child my Dad used to take me with him on Sat. afternoons on Morton Ave. and when we went in, he used to tell everyone that today is Florence's birthday and everyone would give me nickle. Ritchie's and Riper's. Young Bill and his wife used to live right next to us, where we live now. We lived at ninth and Walnut for a few years. Their was a bar called Tracy's right at 10th and Walnut. Every Sat. night there was a brawl.


Name: Caroline
Email:
Residing:
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 10:11:03

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I also remember Billy Richies at about 8th and Morton ave. I think there is a grocery store in part of the original building now. further down toward the river was Ripers Grill at about 6th..Morton Avenue was called the "Golden Mile" in the 40's


Name: Robert Burger
Email: sailbob9@aol.com
Residing: Saratoga NY
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 07:10:40

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Billie Ritchies was originally on Morton Ave. during WWII. In the early 40's as a young boy I used to go in their with my mother and I would sing "Taps" for sodas. During the war it was quite a busy place.


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Email:
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Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 23:13:41

Comments

And how is Chet these days? Still in Florida?


Name: E R
Email: cypresgreen@comcast.net
Residing: Boothwyn. Pa.
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 21:56:05

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Bob F., Is the former Mamie Matkowski your Mother? If so, you know me and my wife, the former Lynda Kasper, from thitd St., between Thurlow and Harwick in Chester.I too lived on Harwick St. between 3rd and 4th st. 316 Harwick . Do you rember Sonny Ronso? Buck and Carrie were his mother and father.Let me know if this the person I think it is. E-mail me and Lynda


Name: trish
Email:
Residing: middletown
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 21:54:08

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Billy Ritchie's was originally located on Morton Avenue and Green St in the East END of Chester


Name: Kate
Email:
Residing:
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 19:10:46

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Jane Collins VanZandt, are you the sister of Judy from Eyre Park?


Name: Kate
Email:
Residing:
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 19:07:51

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Billie Ritchies was on Chester Pike near Fairview Road In the late 60's, it burned down at some point. Billy Harnor use to appear there he had the hit song Mustang Sallie.


Name: Bruce Talbot
Email: btalbot@rhaengr.com
Residing: Illinois
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 18:38:43

Comments

Hi All,

I am researching my family history and would like to hear from any Minshall from the Chester area. My grandmother was Helen Minshall of Chester (1904-1980) and she said that the owners of the Minshall Funeral Home were relatives of hers. Please email me directly if you can help or if you know current email addresses of Jim M, Brinton, or any others.

Thanks, Bruce


Name: Tracy Lyons Kline
Email: kaky412@aol.com
Residing: Newark,DE
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 17:24:38

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KeywestMike,You were right. Billie Ritchie's was in Lieperville across from the swimclub. i just called my Mom and asked her. My friend's dad is Ritchie McGonigal(the owners son). He also was a bartender back in the 60's. Sorry for the mixup


Name: Jane Collins Van Zandt
Email: jvz"nospam"@conectiv.net
Residing: Gradyville, PA
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 14:05:30

Comments

Am looking for a 1949 Annual to give to a granddaughter of a CHS Graduate. Any suggestions? Thank you. Jane Van Zandt


Name: keywestmike
Email:
Residing:
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 09:13:44

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To all of george malicks family and friends i would like to send my condolences and prayers to you all....there was somewhat of a family tie for me since georges sister marie was once married to my father and they had a daughter, my half sister...just met george last year, but we got to speak many times via internet, he will be missed.....mike silva


Name: Peter Krasowski
Email: Silverdime"no spam"@aol.com/
Residing: Newfield, NJ
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 08:31:39

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To the internet family and the Wife and Family of George Malick. I wish to express my deepest sadness that George has passed on. I new him as a Child in the City of Chester. He was a couple of years older than me. We became very close again when we found each other on the Old Chester Pa. web site. George was a military volunteer and a former fireman of Chester. George was a very kind considerate person. He will be greatly missed. Pete


Name: Bob Engle
Email: myttbad@yahoo.com
Residing: North Carolina
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 20:42:28

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Name: Lee  CHS'45
Email: RLBenni@netscape.net
Residing: Cecil Co., MD
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 17:40:56

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This morning I was stunned to read of the passing of George Malick. I remembered him in prayer at Mass and will continue to do so. The day I first posted on this board he contacted me within the hour to make sure that I was "the Lee from Ward Street". He had just returned home from his sister Dorothy's funeral. We exchanged many e-mails and photos about our families, our careers, the old neighborhood, and this board. George was just a baby when I last saw him and I was so pleased that he turned out to be such a fine person. In his last e-mail to me he said he was coming "home" in August and was looking forward to visiting me in Maryland. Dave, Sher and I, all friends of the Malick family, extend our heartfelt sympathies. Lee Bennington


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 16:49:31

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Mike, I'm not sure if it could be our Chief Halftown or not. It seems to me he did live in Pittsburgh before coming to Philly but in order for him to fight in 1924 he would have to have been born around 1905 and that would make him 97 years old. I've heard he sang in a quartet and was a champion bowler.


Name: Tammy
Email: lynn1_33@hotmail.com
Residing: Upland
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 16:40:23

Comments

To the Malick Family

My deepest sympathys to you all.

Tammy


Name: Ray Agent (SJ 50)
Email: rayagent@earthlink.net
Residing: near Claymont,DE
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 15:46:20

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To all those Dewey graduates who often mention their former teachers, Shirley Dimm and Jesse Phillips. As some of you know, they are my uncle and aunt. Shirley, a former Home Economics teacher has had several strokes and is pretty much confined to their home in North East, MD. Jesse, the former shop teacher, is doing very well. I had a chance to see him yesterday at the wedding of one of his granddaughters and he not only looked good but was very active on the dance floor. He has fifteen years on me and he can dance rings around me. I have passed on to him some of the mentions about them on this Board. He was very pleased to hear people still talk about Shirley's fudge recipe and the Sewing boxes he taught the girls how to make. He sometimes monitors this site so your comments have not fallen on deaf ears. ---Ray


Name: Jennifer Malick Sierra
Email: jsierra1613@aol.com
Residing: Denver CO
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 14:58:30

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Thank you to everyone who has responded to my families lose. My father is the world to me and I know that the questions I have will alwaysbe unanswered. I would just like you to know that my mother thanks all of you for being such good friends to my father. I know that he will be missed by everyone who loved to hear his stories and that knew him as a person. My parents would have given their life for their five children and their nine grandchildren. The life my parents made for each other and the love that they shared is something that I can at least have half of. My dad was the greatest person with the biggest heart of gold. I thank you all for being here for him and now in spirit for my mom. God Bless and may you all have the greatness my dad always said he had "a beautiful wife, five beautiful children" he always said that that made him the happiest and richest man in the world. Once again I would like to thank you. He would be so pleased with all the kind words.


Name: keywestmike
Email:
Residing:
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 14:51:36

Comments

we are talking about the same man i hope, he did a childrens show starting in the 60s? was still on the air when i left pa.....


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 14:49:44

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harvey, was not aware that trainor halftown was a boxer, did know that he played in big bands back in the 30s and 40s, was quite the sax man i heard, but am unaware he was boxer, sorry, forgot his first name in my first post..


Name: Dave 3rd.&Wilson
Email: djsmail2002@yahoo.com
Residing: Rijdley twp.
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 12:09:08

Comments

Meet Geo.Malkck on the net but knew him as a baby. BORN & BRED in the WEST END.GRADUATED IN 1941 from REZ . with his brother John.


Name: Harvey Marti
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 10:09:35

Comments

Mike, Chief Halftown a boxer?

http://www.harrygreb.com/artweigandbiopage.html


Name: keywestmike
Email:
Residing:
Date: 28 Jul 2002
Time: 09:20:05

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tracy, wasnt billy richie,s tavern in leiperville? right in front of the s.o.m.s swim club? pretty sure it was, my uncle was on his bar tenders back in the 60s...billy was friends with my grand-dad back then....and trevor half-town was a friend of mine and dont remember seeing him here to begin with my friend...


Name: Jack Rez51
Email:
Residing: Ohio
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 23:12:39

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The news of George Malickís sudden passing greatly saddens me. I became reacquainted with him through oldchesterpa.com. His sister, Dorothy, had graduated from Rez with me in the class of 1951. I learned from George that Dorothy had passed away suddenly in Dec of 2000. I spent many summer evenings on the Malickís front porch on 4th Street with Dorothy and little Georgie (as he was called then).


Name: Caroline
Email:
Residing:
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 22:47:25

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Today in John's obituary section of the Menu, there has been added one of our NEWSSTAND family members: George P. Malick

http://www.oldchesterpa.com/obituaries/malick_george_p.htm

and a friend to many of us who visit oldchesterpa. Clarence Bell

addedhttp://www.oldchesterpa.com/obituaries/bell_clarence_d.htm


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 22:12:37

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Mongo Jerry and Chief Halftown have left the site forever. Goodbye


Name: Tony
Email: bben_1967@hotmail.com
Residing: Upland Pennsylvania
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 18:11:42

Comments

Because of my interest in chat rooms and my wifes interest in Old Chester.com I had the pleasure of meeting a Great Online Friend. George Malick became a friend of mine after a few chats. I liked him right away because of his very matter of fact point of veiw. He really tried hard to get the chatroom going and keep it interesting. But George and I chated through instant messaging more then the chat room. I was very saddend by the news of his passing and i will miss chatting with him. I want to send my sympathy to his family.

Tony


Name: The Deaf One
Email:
Residing: Southern MD
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 18:07:14

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I'm wondering if this is the same Molla family that ran a funeral home on Edgemont Ave Chester/Parkside area. I wonder if that's the same family Harvey is talking about? There is also a Pat Molla brother of Mike who also attended OLC?

and also this is my politically correct name in case a "no name" wants to be a bad critic.. ;)


Name: betty racine
Email: bettyracine@aol.com
Residing: Wilmington, DE
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 16:49:26

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Hi, was born in Chester, lived on 9th St. between Flower and Jeffrey, I think. Was a while ago. I enjoy the comments. Although I moved out of Chester when I was about 11, and moved to Woodlyn, I had some relatives who still lived there. But of course they are all gone now. My uncle Mike had Mike's Shoe Repair on 7th St. across from St. Michael's school. My mother's family was the Mulrines from Sun Village. I remember the newstand at 7th & Edgmont St. I remember Silver's 5 & 10, Speare Brothers and eating at Whelan's Drug Store, going to the Boyd and Stanley theaters, when I was younger to the Lyric theater to see the westerns. Also went the Honeysuckle Farm to spend the silver dollars my uncle gave me. This is a great site, with wonderful memories.


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 16:27:42

Comments

I knew Mike Molla from OLC who passed away a little while ago.


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 15:10:08

Comments

Because I have been bombarded with emails containing viruses, I wanted to let you all know that my new computer not only automatically scans mail I receive, but it automatically scans every mail I send. Wonderful news. So, anything I send is pure - thank heavens. You may still refer to me as "Pidi" or "Piti" if you like, but email with that name no longer exists.

Tony "Anthony" Molla - graduated St. James '49 or '50? If so, I know you - you were part of the crowd I went around with. Maybe you are Tony's son. Let me know.


Name: Tony Molla
Email: tmolla"nospam"@bellatlantic.net
Residing: Leesburg, VA
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 09:26:10

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Name: Florence
Email:
Residing:
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 09:22:31

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I am sorry to read about George Malick passing away. yesterday Senator Bell passed away. That man always has sent birthday cards to us and quite a few others. Tracy, young Bill Ritchie and his family lived next door to us quite a few years ago, with his wife and two sons, I don't remember the daughter, perhaps she was born after they moved from this area.


Name: Tracy Lyons Kline
Email: kaky412@aol.com
Residing: Newark,DE
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 00:15:28

Comments

I just went into the archive files and someone asked about the taverens in Chester. My best friend's grandfather owned Billy Ritchie's in Sun Village. Her grandfather was also a boxer way back when ( I am alot younger tha alot of you folks-no offense).

If anyone remembers that place, I am still in contact with her & her father Ritchie (he was the bartender back then).


Name: Theresa Wolfe
Email: Mtsmz@ptdprolog.net
Residing: St. Peter's. PA
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 23:39:58

Comments

I'm sorry for writing again, but I just found the other postings that you already know my father George Malick passed away this morning. Thank you all so very much. He loved you all.

Theresa


Name: Theresa Wolfe
Email: Mtsmz@ptdprolog.net
Residing: St. Peter's Pa.
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 23:30:41

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My Name is Theresa Wolfe (Malick). My father, George Malick always talked about his friends from this web site. I thought that I should let you know that he passed away this morning. He would want you to know. (I want you to know) Please, if anyone wants to contact me, please send me an email. I will respond as soon as I can. He lived in Denver,Colorado but his heart was always in Chester, PA. Thank you all for being such good friends to my dad. He always had such wonderful stories and memories to tell. I hope you will remember those times he talked about and smile when you think of him.


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 23:00:33

Comments

The George Malick story about Msgr Klekotka and the false alarm...

5/23/2002


Name:
Email: Kate
Residing:
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 22:43:02

Comments

Thank You Caroline for finding the right words. Kate


Name: Caroline
Email: carpete@verizon.net
Residing:
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 22:39:03

Comments

Over the past 2 years many of us have gotten to know a man named Geoge Malick. We have laughed at some of his life experiences and his ability to pass the humor of his passage thru life to all that read his memories. His journey here on earth has ended but he has left his "footprint" here on the OldChesterPa web site. His odd sense of humor (his words not mine)and his memories have added to ours. It has been our pleasure to have meet him again after all these years away from Chester. His death has stunned those of us in this NEWSSTAND family.

May God Bless and be with your family.


Name: Kate
Email: brit1675@bellsouth.net
Residing: Panama City Beach,Fl.
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 21:13:37

Comments

I am really shocked at the sad news of George Malick's passing.


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 20:27:54

Comments

I should have said as of today - no emails have been sent by "pidipat" from this date forward - which is July 26, 2002.


Name: Pat McFadden
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 20:22:50

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This is to let all my friends on the board know that the email address of pidipat@earthlink.net no longer exists. So, should anyone receive an email dated after today, it is not from me - DO NOT OPEN, it more than likely can be harmful to your computer. I repeat - there is no more pidipat@earthlink.net.

For heaven's sake, let Granny contribute what she finds enjoyable. If humor cannot be displayed on this board - then I suggest the ones with no enjoyment of humor, post something worthwhile instead of criticism.


Name: +++++
Email:
Residing:
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 19:34:57

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I agree with no name on this one.Politics & religion bring fights among friends.


Name: 4. U.2.C +++
Email:
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Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 19:18:10

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Some of the towns that we have moved to. Carney's Point, NJ Chester, PA Lansdale, PA Harrisburg, Pa Godfrey, Il Columbus Ohio Brookhaven, PA Atlanta, GA Downingtown, Pa Garretson SD Anchorage, Alaska Parkesburg,Pa Glen Mills, PA Waldorf, MD Wallingford, PA Glen Mills, Pa north east,md mesa az Boynton Beach, Florida Stuart,Florida NorthMiamiBeach,Florida Parkside, Pa. Swarthmore, PA Marcus Hook, pa Vero Beach, FL concordville, PA Wilmington, DE ELKTON FL danville,illinois Carlisle PA Ocean City NJ San Diego CA Wallingford, PA Media, PA Port St. Lucie,FL Lewes,DE Cranston, Rhode Island ormond beach,florida Dunnellon, FL Leesburg, Fl Vista CA DeLand, FL Sarasota, Fl. Newport, DE Bridgeport,CT Rockford, Il Springfield,PA Tucson, AZ Rutledge, PA Gaithersburg,Md Landenberg, PA Vero Beach, FL PennLaird, Virginia Chevy Chase.MD Chadds Ford, PA Jupiter, FL Zenia CA Lewes De Alexandria, VA Philadelphia west trenton, n.j. Bethel Twp.Del.Co., Pa West Townsend,MA Davis,CA newtown Square, PA Pensacola, FL Bushkill,Pa Glen Burnie, Md. Middletown,De Encinitas, CA Cocoa Beach, Fl Aston , Pa Santa Monica, California Boothwyn, PA Avalon,N.J Berkeley Hts, NJ San Diego, CA Phoenix, AZ wallingford,pa. Boulder C ity, NV Dover, DE Voorhees, NJ MANDEVILLE,LA. DOVER,DE Lakeland,Fl Huntsville,Alabama Atlanta, GA Mission Viejo, California Gladwin, Michigan Cocoa Beach, FL Milton, Delaware Longneck De. phoenixville, pa Rosemead,Ca Pompano Beach, Fl Plymouth Meeting, Pa New Castle, DE Naples, Fl. Newport News, Virginia West Grove,PA Hilton Head Island, SC Eddystone, Pa Syracuse NY Cape May,NJ Rose Valley, Pa Bear,Delaware Hephzibah,Ga Sonoita, Arozona Rehoboth De Tallapoosa, Georgia smyrna, tn Indian Lake, NY Havertown, PA Chandler, AZ Rancho Murieta, CA Port Richey, Florida Numidia Pa Trenton, NJ Bellwood, Pa Claymont De. Prospect Park, pa ridley park,pa Turbotville,Pa Magnolia, Delaware Newark, Delaware E. Wenatchee, Wa. Milford, DE Pembroke Pines, Fl FT. LAUDERDALE, FL Unionville,PA Punta Gorda, Fl. PORT CHARLOTTE,FL Trainer P.A Hockessin,DE Lady Lake,FL Secane, PA Sandwich, IL Carmel,Indiana Takoma Park, MD LAS VEGAS, NV Villanova, Pa kealakekua,hi Downingtown, Pa. El Cajon, CA Chardon, OH West Brandywine, Pa. Fairfax, VA Mt. Laurel, NJ St.Catharines,Ontario,Can Parmele, NC

And that is only up to Chester High Class of 57


Name: John Bullock
Email: john@oldchesterpa.com
Residing: Reidsville, NC
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 19:17:54

Comments

Dear Friends,

I have been asked to share with you some sad news about one of our very regular contributors and visitors to the website.

Here is the text of an email that I just received:

Mr. Bullock, I know my uncle, George Malick, was a regular visitor and contributor to your web site. I am sorry to inform you that he suddenly passed away early this morning at his home in Colorado. Could you please post a message on your website to inform anyone who may have corresponded with him of his sudden passing.

Thank You,

Michael Malick

George was not only a regular contributor here at www.oldchesterpa.com but also worked very diligently to develop the first Chester Chat rooms.

May God bless and be with his family to comfort them as they struggle through these difficult days ahead, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

John


Name: Caroline
Email:
Residing:
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 16:34:37

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Steve Durham:

Class of 1967 has a message board where your class has left messages..It also has information regarding your class reunion. 11/29/02

http://www.oldchesterpa.com/reunions.htm

For future reference, the school reunion section can be found in the What's New on the side menu.


Name: Steve Durham
Email: sdurham@paulmardinly.com
Residing: Concord Township
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 15:22:54

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Looking for Chester High class of 1967 members


Name: Florence
Email:
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Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 10:25:22

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Diane

I also worked there. She was one of the nicest ladies I ever knew. She always had a kind word for everyone.She was a great person.


Name: Diane H.
Email: PCMangia"nospam"@MSN.com
Residing: Virginia
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 22:04:05

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Florence - Lovana was my mother. Thank you for remembering her lovely voice. Singing and playing the piano was her passion. I remember going to the bank with my Dad sometimes on Friday nights to pick her up. Then we'd go out to dinner. Long before Southeast, she worked at Delaware County National Bank in downtown Chester. That was before I was born. She did go on to Fidelity - the proof center.

Write me and I'll give you more info. I wrote John last night to add Mom and Dad's store to the grocery store listing. They had the business for around 22 years at two locations in the East End.


Name: Florence
Email:
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Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 18:41:40

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I am trying to remember, I don't think I was there a whole year. There was some nice people there, but the lady who ran that office wasn't to nice.


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 18:25:09

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Oh ROBERT BURGER - you cannot imagine how I feel at this moment to know what became of Charles I must have really liked him because there was another boy in our neighborhood, Bobby Darling, that I hated.) Bobby took great joy in hitting me everytime he saw me; where Charles, who was bigger and tougher never laid a hand on a girl, that I knew of. But, he could lick any guy in the neighborhood. I am sure you are made of the same "stuff" Charles was, and the strength he mustered after his parent's death is unusual in a child his age. He was strong, but at that moment, so vulnerable. I calculate he was probably 10 - give or take a year. And, for him to walk down the street with an 8-yr-old (me) and bare his soul in such a gentle manner - maybe he knew I would never forget. It's also something for we adults to remember - that children ages 8 and 10 can have "really deep conversations." We have a tendency to forget that.

I am deeply sorry to hear of his death. I would have loved to see him again - just once - to see the boy whose future I worried about all these years. Thank God, your family took him in, even though your parents were also injured in that accident. You, yourself, have had a lot to deal with.

I'm glad I took a chance to ask you and bless you for answering. I will certainly email you tonight, but I wanted to address your reply on the board so that people know how our cherished memories can be answered.

Robert, please let the board know where you lived in Chester, schools and year attended, so forth so your friends can get in touch with you.


Name: Lou C
Email: louis.collachi@peterson.af.mil
Residing: colorado
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 15:09:44

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JoAnn McGinnis Are you the one that lived on 5th street with your sister Carole?


Name: Robert Burger
Email: sailbob9@aol.comSaratoga
Residing: Saratoga Springs NY
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 14:32:13

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THIS MSG FOR PAT MCFADDEN. Charles Burger was my uncle and although he was about five years older then me his parents, my grandparents were killed in an auto accident and my parents were injured in the same accident. Charles then came to live with us and was brought up as a brother. Sorry to say that Charles passed away approx. 8 years ago but he was and "working fool" up until his death. He resided in Fla. I would like to give you further info so please e-mail me. Thanks for remembering a "great guy".


Name: Joanne
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Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 13:36:32

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what years in Ridley Park Florence?


Name: Florence
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Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 13:17:15

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Hi

I used to work with Lovanna Hawrlyk at the Southeast Nat'l bank and at Fidelity bank in Ridley Park. A wonderful person and she had a beautiful voice. Florence


Name: +++
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Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 13:12:10

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because you asked:

http://www.brownshoecompany.com/busterbrown/index.asp


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 12:48:01

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Once again, Harvey Martin, in his special unselfish way has provided us (and still is) with some of the great tunes from the war years, before and after, on myfamily.com. It would cost us plenty of money to buy these on our own, if we were lucky enough to find them.

Free of charge, with a click of the mouse, we can hear our favorites. Thank you Harvey. You are the greatest.

Buster Brown shoes - I loved them as a kid. Are they still being made?


Name: Marc Sindell
Email: marcus153@yahoo.com
Residing: Vermont
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 10:04:09

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Born 1950, Lived in Chester, at 66 west 8th St, approx 1952-1958. Attended Larkin School grades 1 and 2, 1956-1958. Mother Leonore, brother Isadore Allen (born 1947).


Name: Florence
Email:
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Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 08:48:25

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Buster

I remember when my youngest son was still home, he collected different things, he had two old Buster Brown statues with his dog. They had to be dressed , so I got the material and made outfits and they looked pretty good. They were very old.


Name: steve
Email: flying8425@aol.com
Residing: pa
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 07:36:54

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is anyone related to herman becker - he married molly trat

thanks for the help - i am the nephew working onthe family tree thanks


Name: Buster Fan
Email:
Residing: In a shoe!  where else?
Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 23:09:28

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Since you're doing poems and songs, how about this one?

Does your shoe have a boy inside? What a funny place for a boy to hide? Does your shoe have a dog there too? A boy, and a dog, and a foot in the shoe.

Well, the boy is Buster Brown and the dog is Tige his friend And it is just a picture, but it's fun to play pretend, so Look, look, look, in your telephone book for the store that sells the shoe With the picture of the boy and the dog there too so you can put your foot into.

Buster Brown Shoes! Ruff Ruff!!!


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Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 22:05:18

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Hey, TOMMY MORRISON, Do you know the guy with the same name as you who played in RockyV??


Name: caratello
Email: scaratello@msn.com
Residing: maryland
Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 21:07:50

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Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 21:05:39

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TO: ROBERT BURGER. I have been posting on this site for almost a year now. Last year sometime I posted a story about a boy I knew when I lived in the neighborhood of 9th and Madison and was attending Larkin School (I couldn't have been more than 8 or 9 at the time). It occurs to me that I thought his first name was Charles, but I definitely know his last name was Burger (might have spelled it Berger); however, my story concerned having a conversation with Charles (maybe Robert) about the fact that his parents had just been killed in an auto accident and he didn't know where he was going to go or what he was going to do.

I never forgot that boy and how badly I felt for him (I think he was a year or two older than I - at least he was a head taller) because he was a "tough" sort of kid but his heart and spirit were broken - as was mine for him and wishing I could do something. I can still hear his voice saying, "I don't know what I'm going to do." I never ever saw him again. When I think of his physical appearance, he could be compared to the light-haired kid with a broad face who was the "tough kid" in the Our Gang comedies - sleeves rolled up, etc.

Of course, we were friends in the neighborhood, but it was that conversation that has stayed with me all my life and I have often wondered what happened to him. I was known as Patsy McFadden then. I don't remember if he had a brother or sister. At any rate, I would love an answer from you and if it was you or your brother, how really delighted I would be to know that you or him made it. As I said Charles/Robert was a "tough" kid.

Please reply.


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Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 19:08:09

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Eddystone Highs first graduating class was 1932. The class was made up of students from all over Delaware county. Fire on December 12 1960 destroyed many classrooms. They rebuilt, but in 1965 Pennsylvania passed the reorganization law which merged Ridley Twp., Ridley Park and Eddystone into the Ridley School District. Eddystone High would close for good.

Class of 1932-M.Bruce, F Cassidy, J. Corcoran, V. Davis, G. Gross, H. Hancox, H. Heisner, H. James, B. Johnson, F. Knoll, D. Moore, F. Rosenthal, W. Thomas, W. Tillett

Robert A. Painter - 9th and Edgmont TR 6-9186 Tollins 617 Edgmont TR6-8241 Chester Woodworking Co. 503 E. 7th Street Lou San Hair stylist 620 Sproul Street Grace Black Hair stylist Hernick's shoes 618 Sproul St. Prospect Park Bakery West End Shopping Center, 3105 W 9th Street, Chester


Name: Robert Burger
Email: sailbob9@aol.com
Residing: Saratoga area NY
Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 18:50:36

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Left Chester to join the Air Force during the Korean conflict and have only been back once since. Glad to see website and enjoy reading the Delco Times to up-date me on happenings in and around Chester. Even though I haven't returned I still miss the city and old friends who I think about alot!


Name: florence
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Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 17:57:42

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Ed I remember the store, but that is all.


Name: Ed Wynn no relation
Email: Hadvood1@aol.com
Residing: California
Date: 24 Jul 2002
Time: 11:27:22

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I used to work in a appliance store on 4th and Edgemont.The year would be around 1943-44.The name was Modern Electric.I dont remember the owners name. Does anyone else remember this establishment? Would appreciate an answer.Thanks.


Name: Chick McGeehan
Email: sandnchick@aol.com
Residing: New Oleans, La
Date: 23 Jul 2002
Time: 22:30:25

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THE MAC MOVIES WAS THE GREATEST ON SAT. MORN.! HAPPY'S WATER-ICE TRUCK! WALKING THROUGH PMC PLAYING IN THE COURT IN SUN VILLAGE THE MELROSE RESTAURANT CHESTER PARK CHESTER EASTERN LITTLE LEAGUE

--ALL THOSE GREAT MEMORIES--


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 23 Jul 2002
Time: 11:40:13

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Paula - I'll bet working for that bank drove you right into show business.


Name: Florence
Email:
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Date: 23 Jul 2002
Time: 10:04:16

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Paula, I left there in late 60. Went back around 64 to the computer center at 24th.st. My sister Joy used to print the checks in earlier years.


Name: Paula
Email: padryden7"no spam"@yahoo.com
Residing: drexel hill, pa
Date: 22 Jul 2002
Time: 21:59:40

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Florence and Pat Mcfadden, I worked at DCNB from 1964 til 1966 or so. I started out in the check ordering department which at that time I believe it was on a balcony over the main entrance. I then moved up to become secretary to Mr. Stevenson and Mr. Pew, who was then chairman of the bank.


Name: paula
Email: padryden7"no spam"@yahoo.com
Residing: drexel hill, pa
Date: 22 Jul 2002
Time: 21:54:58

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Does anyone remember Joe Quinn who graduated from Chester High in '64? I heard that he died last July and would like to find out more info if possible.


Name: Ryan Girnas
Email: sgirnas@aol.com
Residing: sgirnas@aol.com
Date: 22 Jul 2002
Time: 19:47:21

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Hello. Great site - and I appreciate everyone who has e mailed me back - your info is much appreciated!

I am just found out that I was born and adopted from Sacred Heart Hospital on 10/05/73. I was adopted to a couple named Jeanne and Frank Mohn. I am told that my birth mother's last name was Kelly. I am blonde with blue eyes, tall with a bit of a stocky build - if that helps at all. I will be 29 on October 5th.

This is a complicated situation - but any info anyone may have would be a tremendous help. My wife and I have a 5 yr old son, and need medical family history as soon as possible.

Please e mail me if you know anything.

Sincere Regards, Ryan Girnas


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 22:47:33

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The Deshong Family

http://www.widener.edu/students/gallery/deshongfam.html


Name: Florence
Email:
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Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 19:15:05

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C. You know I never even knew their was such a place until I met My husband George. I had never even heard of Korvette's. I was always close to home and never learned to spread my wings. I do remember going to those auctions, the children were very happy when we went. It seems that my children were always happy with whatever we got. The things my two eldest were happiest with was fishing reels and poles, they are now 49 and 50 and are still happy with their toys.


Name: Jack from Swarts St
Email:
Residing: Rehoboth e
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 18:46:04

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Wifes name was Mary Ann


Name: Caroline
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Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 17:14:40

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Florence: Good old Booths Corner..remember the toy auctions around Christmas and it was jam packed. In those days the kids were satisfied with a No brand toy just as long as it was a toy. And Nate Paul standing up there with the boxes of appliences, necklaces and everyone bidding to buy them when they already had a price marked. Then the kids running with arm loads of goodies to the crowd. Those huge boxes of chocolate and the cookie tins. Can't forget the fruitcake tins..That was the week-end trip for many of us. Thanks for the memory.


Name: florence
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Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 17:06:04

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My husband has made friends with two fellow's we went to Chester High School, 1950 with. One is Michael Okonski and I think Stanley Rzasa.He met them at booth corners


Name: Joh n Jack Smith
Email:
Residing: Middletown
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 14:10:44

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Jack from swartz st ( when you lived on swartz st was you wife's name marie?


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 13:10:48

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I think perhaps my posts are too long, so I have decided to shorten them as much as possible. First try:

Pen pals - WWII - had one in England at age 11/12.

C - yes; Don - maybe; Mike - don't remember.


Name: Vince
Email: vcasciat@tampabay.rr.com
Residing: St.Pete,Fl
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 00:35:11

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Granny, any way you can Email me a copy of It's great to be a man. Thank you VC StJ 56


Name: Tom Morrison
Email: tmorr42@aol.com
Residing: Chadds Ford
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 00:23:27

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Tracy Lyons, I remember donnie dodds & keith dodds. I was right between them in age. I also played baseball with your brother rick. I grew up on E16th street around the corner from your cousin John Chadwick. I think John was a year younger than I. I'm 40 now. If I remember correctly you were rick's LITTLE sister, and you were Gorgeous, as I'm sure you still are. Your Family lived over by PROV ave United methodist church and (as you said) to Nova Vista when they were first built! Some other names are:Buck Bychowski,Willie Lebus,Tom Wood, Mike Malick,Chipper Goodman,Jerry Rhoades.

would love to hear from you!

Tom


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Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 20:55:46

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ooops..Strand


Name: C.
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Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 20:54:49

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Poster to the board: 19 Jul 2002 Time: 20:06:00

You mentioned Miller Flounder Milk. It seems to me that I remember as a kid that the owners son drowned in Ridley Lake as a child. I remember they had a farm in what I guess would be the Secane area of Ridley today. Since you knew Mr. Smiths name would you remember if this sad memory was in fact a true happening.

Patricia: I lived south of Highland Avenue and I do remember the Stand, but I don't remember ever being allowed to go there. I know we went to the Boyd and Stanley. But the Stand..no in my memory bank..I do remember going to a live show at Hedgerow Theater as a student at Dewey. Real theater..

http://www.hedgerowtheatre.org/history.htm

Jim M: Did you recieve the graduation photo of who I hope was you? Class of 1954 Dewey School?


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
Email:
Residing: Arizona
Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 19:53:32

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Don (CHS54) - I do now remember the Strand. It amazes me that our little city had so many movie theaters. There were I think two others I didn't mention - but I was relying on the theatres mentioned in a little book about old Chester. But that's one of the reasons things of this nature are posted so others can join in and add to the memories. Thanks Don.


Name: Don (CHS 54)
Email:
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Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 15:58:28

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Pat(CHS50) When you mentioned the movie theaters in Chester in the 40's and 50's you forgot the Strand on 3rd st toward center city from Dewey Mann.


Name: Dan CHS54
Email:
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Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 15:35:48

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"The game is afoot".


Name: Florence
Email:
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Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 08:35:31

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I do remember both.


Name: Paul D. Crowther
Email: pcrowther4@cogeco.ca
Residing: St. Catharines,Ontario
Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 21:56:17

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I noticed the name ART EIFFE in the "New Visitors section . If you read this Art I was wondering if you had any relatives who lived in the 1100 block of Walnut St?


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Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 20:06:00

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I believe Chester Teofliak Father or mother Winnie used to own a taveren somewhere in the westend. His mother was my parents landlord in 1942 on 8th street between butler and franklinThe John Smith you are referring to was probably the Milkmans son from around 12th and ParkerMiller& Flounders>sic?


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS '50)
Email:
Residing: Humid Phoenix
Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 19:11:44

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Florence, I thought about you the entire time I was writing about my boring experience "at the bank". Times, thank God, have changed when it comes to the austere bank representatives. I know you enjoyed working for them, and so did my sister who was promoted and promoted to finally assistant bank manager, and married a VP - and believe me, no one smiles or laughs more than my sister, Maureen - her husband, on the other hand, is a "typical" bank man. So, it was just me - I do not belong in the world of finance. I still hate balancing my check book or even looking at all the money I spend on my bank statement. Boring!!!

John Smith - fill us in on the years you lived on Swarts St. in the Gardens - that helps with people who might know you. There was a John Smith at CHS while I was there with curly blonde hair - but don't know if that was you. Give us more info so your friends can get in touch with you.

Now Dan - what is meant by Pat, Pop Pop and Granny being a trilogy? I don't know either Pop Pop or Granny - I certainly would like to though because they have great things to share. Your statement needs clarification. Instead of Pat, you could have addressed me as Pidi - then we'd be Pidi, Pop Pop and Granny. I love it. Could be a title for anything - TV sitcom, movie, poem, etc. What say - Pop Pop and Granny? I'm game!!!

Speaking of names, the name "Teofilak" struck a chord. Florence, do you remember Chester Teofilak in our class at CHS? And speaking of that, does anyone remember or know what ever happened to Bob Tunstall - CHS class of 1950. I think he was one of the few who actually owned a car, and he was quite popular. He was a "James Dean" type of person. I liked him because he "didn't follow the crowd"; he did things his way. He dated Evelyn Phillips (remember our Lotus queen) and I always wondered if they ever married. Evelyn was one of my very best friends; I heard she married and had several children, but I never knew who she married.

Granny's explanation of the opposite sex, brought so many thoughts to my mind, but I dare not post them. God knows, I love men, always have, but the differences are remarkable.

When men are boys, they are considered "sissies" if they hang around with girls. So, why, when they become a few years older, do they decide to spend the rest of their lives with a girl(s)? Really, I am serious. Some have been known to kill if they can't have the girl they want. When they are in the service, all they dream about is their "girl" back home. When a man gets married, nobody says, "Oh what a sissie, wants to live with a girl." I had a steady boyfriend my last 2 years of highschool. All his friends would yell at him (when we were together -which was all the time) "Oh ball and chain, you've got a ball and chain." And, he told me, he hated girls until he met me. He was 16 or 17 when we met. What made him change? Oh, sweet mystery of life, I've never found you.

Can you come up with some explanations for this? The differences are so obvious, why do we spend our life with someone of the "opposite" sex? This has always been my choice - but to have my heart broken and yearn - other than the children we bear, Lord, is it all worth it? Those racing hormones get us in more trouble than it's worth sometime.

YCP


Name: Kate
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Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 19:05:59

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GRANNY, You are definetly a man so why not sign in as Granpa???????????


Name: Florence
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Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 18:01:36

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We call all of this Progress, sometimes it is good some times it is bad.


Name: Dan CHS 54
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Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 17:33:24

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Pat,Pop Pop, Granny What a trilogy!


Name: Florence
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Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 16:37:08

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pat, I loved bank work, figures were my best, and also machines. First bank I worked for was Chester Cambridge, next was Delaware County National, I worked for them several different times Then Fidelity bank,Then Phila. Nat'l Bk was taken over by Fidelity, which was taken over byFidelity, which had taken over Chester Cambridge, Then takenover by another group and then that was taken over by First Union, which is going to be mergered again. I suppose that somewhere in there is also First Nat'l Bank also. For a while I worked at Elmwood Savings which was also taken over by another group. Very confusing.


Name: Judy Burnett Myers
Email: judytaos@hotmail.com
Residing: Taos, NM
Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 12:16:24

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Dear friends, I didn't graduate from Chester High because I went to college early.But think fondly of kids I knew at Morton School and Smedley and wonder where and how they are. So, I'm going to list a few, and if anyone knows anything about them, please e-mail me. I was Judy Burnett, from MCDowell Ave. Catherine Tomasco; Marlene Arena, George & Jim Pappas, Eddie & Larry Abrams, Bob Dannaker, Rosalie Levenstein, Lynn Smith, Rochelle Schwartz.


Name: hgc/pmc59
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Residing: delco area
Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 12:04:49

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i have a copy of the current WIDENER MAGAZINE,besides the article on chester,there is an amusing (although tragic)fire at the OLD MAIN building at P.M.C..IT INVOLVES THE HANLEY HOSE COMPANY.seems likr the school called hanley hose for a fire which broke out.hanley responded with its horses and steamer,got stuck in the mud at 14 th street,got an extra pair of horses to get out of the mud,got to the fire ,only to realize they needed more hose,and had to return to station to get more hose.dated march 8,1882.


Name: John Smith
Email:
Residing: Linwood
Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 23:29:49

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Forgot to say.I grew up in Highland Gardens (Swarts St.) That's how I got interested in this site. Great job John B.!


Name: John Smith
Email:
Residing: Linwood
Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 23:26:46

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Tracy Lyons Kline,I too used to work for Fisher Tank.I remember your father well. He was one of the coolest driver's Fisher had.(in my opinion) He used to deliver steel & equipment to us in Sun Oil when we worked there.My Father-In-Law also worked for Fisher.(now retired)His name is Franny Bingnear.He also used to coach baseball for Fisher Tank (in the 60's I think)Small world ,isn't it?! Tell your father I said Hi and see if he remembers us. Peace.


Name: Jack Rez51
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Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 21:28:10

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Remember. . . 'Walking the Dog', 'Rocking the Cradle', and 'Around the World'

The Duncan Yo Yo Guy demonstrating all the tricks.


Name: Roy Palmer
Email: rbpainter@hotmail
Residing: Wallingford
Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 21:24:09

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Hey Linda, Saw your Mom at Pathmart. She looked good. It was our 25th anniverary a couple of weeks ago.Had a party done Lennox Firehouse in Trainer.It was fun seeing alot of the old gang again.E-Mail us.


Name: Roy Palmer
Email: rbpainter@hotmail.com
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Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 21:11:06

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Name: LINDA WOJS
Email: HEADTATTOO@aol.com
Residing: N.J.
Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 18:50:58

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looken to chat w/some old friends


Name: C.
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Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 16:02:30

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Florence that is great...this should really be a great reunion...I will be there too.


Name: Florence
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Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 15:57:03

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c.

I do have some things to bring in the fall

florence


Name: C.
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Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 14:27:25

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The site that Pat refers to is a unusual site. Don't know if you've heard of it. Its called Historic Chester, PA

www.oldchesterpa.com ..your host John Bullock gives you a Menu to enter with continuing updates.

There are things being scanned as I write that will be added to this site in the future.

There are those of you that check in at the NEWSSTAND looking for memories --looking not only on this site but at home in boxes stored in the "Attic" for photos and memorabilia that would help the history of this small city become a GIANT in Genealogy and Historical research on the web.

"Once you have found them, never let them go". Of course I mean...Treasures you can loan to this site. Sharing Memories is what makes Old Chester live.

Please bring them to the FALL GET TOGETHER. And if you can't come in person, please scan and email to John. So many of Chesterís people have given gifts of their private photo collections. I for one thank you.

This web site of John's is "The Chester Monument." to the past.


Name: Tracy Lyons Kline
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Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 22:16:27

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Hey Everyone-I just went back into the site to read some of the archives. My great grandfather lived on 18th & Potter-I used to watch the Eagles work out in training camp back in the 70's at PMC. Also someone asked about the Dodds family-I went to school with Donnie Jr & Keith, I heard that Donnie is doing well. My parents saw him at Tony's Villa at Dinner-he was a bartender then. He went to school with my brother Rick. I remember all of the Sun Village people from Irvington Swim Club. Does anyone remeber those days? Also I do remember the Harbor Light and the RS club-I think I am a still a member (if it still exsits). They were the days of Chester in the summer that I remember. Also does anyone remember John Chadwick-he is my cousin.

If anyone remembers these people, I would like to hear from them. I love this website. The memories are great.


Name: Lee   CHS '45
Email:
Residing: land of Pleasant Living
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 22:15:40

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'A CITY ON THE MOVE'

"Chester has embarked on a remarkable turnaround, with a thriving university, one of the best medical centers in the region, less crime, a growing tchnology park, major construction projects and an influx of new jobs."

That is just one paragraph from an article in the summer issue of the Widener Magazine entitled "The Rebirth of Chester" by Jason Fradin. Get a copy. Read about the plans for the FUTURE of Chester. Perhaps John can get a on-line copy from the University webmaster.


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
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Residing: Arizona
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 21:23:34

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Oh my gosh - I went to the site posted by "c" and what to my wondering eye should appear but the very bank building CHS sent me to work for two weeks as part of my commercial course training. I didn't really realize this until I read the history posted there and the fact that it was originally Del. Cty Nat'l Bank. The same cold austere furniture and architect.

I don't think I even spoke to anyone while "working" there for fear they would scold me, or worse yet, give me a severe lashing. I hated every minute of putting all those checks in numerical order (by hand in those days) and it didn't teach me any more respect for money than I have today - or how to handle it. In fact, I think I gained contempt for the "money handlers". I think I got paid for it, but no amount of money could compensate me for what I felt was a "terrible waste of time." The school should have put me in an area using words, not figures.

I have never forgotten how I hated the few hours a day I spent there. Remember, I was only an ignorant 17 year-old, but I knew then I did not belong in the world of finance. No one smiled; be serious all the time or the folks won't think you're serious with their money.

If it had been up to me, I would have unlocked all the vaults, invited all the poor in and given away ALL THE MONEY - at least then, I'd see some smiles.

So, if anyone runs into any ghosts from the past in the Wolf Building, they won't be smiling, I guarantee - get out quick because they'll want all your money - or your life. Don't be like Jack Benny and "think it over", just scram.

On a positive note, however, I do just adore the picture of the first DCNB - it looks authentically colonial.

Another interesting fact there is that the bank remained with the same name and I suspect the same ownership until 1970. That's the approximate time banks here in AZ and I think all over the country started changing hands, or big buy-outs, etc. Hmm - makes one wonder.

The banks of "It's a Wonderful Life" have long disappeared - but what was going on behind the scenes with our financial guru's in the 70's?


Name: Tracy Lyons Kline
Email: kaky412@aol.com
Residing: Newark,DE
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 20:25:42

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This is for Jack Kersh. I just read your email that you played ball for Fisher Tank. My dad worked there for 30 years, he was a truck driver named Dick Lyons. We lived on 18th st (behind St. Robert's) for about 8 yrs then moved to Nova Vista, then on to Boothwyn. He has since retired and him & my Mom have moved to Middletown,DE.

If you remember him, please let me know. I am sure he would be happy to hear from anyone that was affiliated with Fisher Tank.


Name: c.
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Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 20:23:27

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John: The Interior of the Bank is beautiful. If you have not seen the newest update on the What's new menu please check it out. The Wolf building is still standing and looks basicly the same. But the pictures from the past with the interior are worth a minute.

http://www.oldchesterpa.com/banks_dcnb.htm


Name: Craig Rainey
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Residing: Chester,Pa.
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 17:08:25

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Hello Mr. John Bullock! I attempted to E-mail you but it was sent back by Daemon. I was just reminding you that The Chester Track Club will be leaving for Durham tommorrow morning at 8am. We compete at Duke on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Mr. Bennie Wright, A.J., and Coach Wharton will be with us so you will finally get to meet Mr. Wright if you happen to show up. Also last weekend at the Region II AAU Championship at Upper Dublin one of our 8 year old girls Jamira Bailey, and our 9-10 year old girls 4x400 meter relay qualified for the AAU National Championships at the University of Tennessee in August. Take care, and I hope you can come down to Duke to see some of Chester's future track stars compete this weekend.


Name: hgc/pmc59
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Residing: delco area
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 16:50:46

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c i believe the fidelity bldg has at least 5 floors,it is one of the buildings being redevoloped,it still stands. i believe the levy bros laws office was in there.any way both big bank buildings stand like monuments to the past. first union has a branch in one,the one on the n/e corner of 5th and ave states(aka market street).market street is being done over,for the second or third time.you can't drive south on market street from 5th street ,it is being redone to the new city hall at fourth street.


Name: ++++
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Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 12:55:07

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During the 1940's and 1950's there was a grocery store on 2nd Street around Sacred Heart Church. The river side of second. Was that store the Burmans?


Name: Pat McFadden (CHS50)
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Residing: Arizona
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 12:35:37

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Thanks to all of you for liking my poem. I love doing that king of "stuff" - also like to use a sentence where almost every word starts with the same letter of the alphabet - always makes people laugh.

Thanks also to hgc for letting me know my memory isn't all that bad about Market and Edgmont. I remember that little newstand very well under the bridge - it was always a little gloomy there, but like everything else, we made the best of it. Remember how slushy and ugly the street there was after a snowfall? And, I hated those galushes we had to wear - again bad taste in fashion.

I find all of your posts about activity that still exists in downtown (offices, new renovation, etc.) really interesting, because when my dad, my uncle and I stood on that corner of (well, on Avenue of the Stars directly across from that building that curves around the corner - across from the bridge), there was no sign of life anywhere there, nowhere. It almost resembled a deserted movie setting and somewhat frightening. It might have been a Sunday, but that's one of the things that brought tears to my father's eyes, the lack of life there. So, I am also happy to know that life is indeed there and improving to a certain degree. Lots of times when I write something here, I wonder if I'm not doing in memory of my dad, who truly loved his hometown.

Writing about my birth, took me to the subject of my name. When a couple has their first child, some have a tendency to combine their first names and bestow that on their child. My father's name was Thomas and my mother's name was Myrtle; had they combined their names, I would now be Tyrtle, or worse yet My-as. Or, combine them both for first and second names and I would have been Tyrtle My-as McFadden. So, considering the alternative, I have gained new respect for my name.

As a special treat for those who love to criticize, I wanted to let you know that I am now the proud owner of a marvelous new freezer. So, when you get really upset, you can now tell me to "go stick my head in the freezer" - which I will gladly do, because it is so HOT here. If you would come and spend a summer here, you could let off a lot of steam without writing one word - an energy-saving tip.

YCP


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Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 12:17:45

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Bob: Right across from Chet?


Name: C.
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Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 11:28:50

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About 1955 the Soc. Sec. office was on the 2nd or 5th floor of the Fidelity Building -right on the corner of 5th. 5th floor seems to stick with me but I don't even know if that building had a 5th floor.

Patricia...That is really good. The last line like wrinkles can not be erased. But wait there is a thing called plastic surgery...Can it be that is what it will take?


Name: hgc/pmc59
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Residing: delco area
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 09:08:46

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pat market street ran from the prr bridge to the water front(wilson line /scott paper),edgmont ave crosses under the bridge,you remember the newstand under the bridge,edgmont ave continues to third street,then deadends.it runs to edgemont twp and through to the west chester pike,(even today).it is rt 352.in 1975/76 they changed the name of market street to ave of the states,allowed southeast national bank to build its operation center right in the middle of 4th and market street cutting ave of the states off or in two,the city of chester just acquired the bank building recentily and is now making that into the new city hall(mayor's offices).confused?you ought to try and drive around that complex. ++++i don't know about the real estate office in the wolf building,but it makes sense.i was wrong about soc .sec being in the wolf building ,i now believe soc . sec was at 5th and market.but WVCH was there. the wetherhill building is being leveled,the old building is not going easy,it has been three weeks,and half of it is still there,all of the building ong 6th street is gone,including the overhead bridge cranes(2).


Name: Bob F(SJ'60)
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Residing: NJ
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 07:52:50

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The Bob F you are referring to still lives in Pa. and he did in fact live a few doors away from Teofilak's store. I had contact with his brother Joe on the Holy Ghost link.

I lived at 3rd & Harwick across from Holy Ghost Church.


Name: Florence
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Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 07:40:40

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Pat, truly wonderful. You surely have a way with words. love it Florence


Name: Kate
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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 23:15:15

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Pat, Wow, that was great, you truley have a gift!


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 23:09:03

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Ahh, Patti, You have a charming way with you!


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 22:58:06

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Sid was living in Wilmington about 6 years ago and semi retired from Penn-Del Real Estate. That's according to the Media High Directory.


Name: Pat McFadden
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Residing: Arizona
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 22:53:17

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To hmc/pmc - thanks for explaining Market St. to me - you also cleared up some confusion I had. Edgmont Ave. - was Market St. an extension of Edgmont? So, Ave. of the Stars replaced both Edgmont and Market. My confusion started with the fact my uncle who lived in Chester, but on the outskirts had a "Market Street" address - so having been gone so long, I forgot.

Tom - Loved your poem - you have great wit.

Now here's mine:

"Grandma", my grandson asked, "where were you born? I settled back in my old chair, now tattered and worn.

I flashed back to so long ago and thought of my old town The memories began, which were never written down.

Money was out and the depression was in. To survive was a struggle, but we stuck out our chin, fed the whole family, kept a roof over our head, begged for a job, some just smiled instead.

As I entered my teen years, WWII was a threat, But we all stuck together and said, we're not done yet. We built shipyards and factories and invited the poor from the north and the south and they came by the score to make Chester so proud of what they could do, to fight off the aggressors and keep them from our shore.

A victory was won and our city became a place to be proud of and call everyone by name. The merchants were friends and the bank tellers too, And in came jitterbugs - away with 23 scuddoo.

We respected our homes, our schools and our jobs, our music was romantic, our dances so much fun. No drugs, no liquor, and no one owned a gun.

Love and respect for all made it the best city to live, And instead of taking, we all learned to give.

Then money and greed had the country in its grips, we forgot to remember that "Loose tongues sink ships." We prospered and we moved from the place of our birth leaving beloved old homesteads - we had forgotten their worth.

Now the place I grew up in - the town I was born, is just like my chair - all tattered and worn.


Name: ++++
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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 22:14:29

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Where does East State come in?


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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 22:11:11

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Harvey: Marvin died a couple of years ago. All real nice people. I know Al died before Marv, I'm not sure about Sid. Haven't heard about him in over 30 years. I always thought they were from Chester. I'll have to ask Marv's son when I see him.


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 21:53:46

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I think I knew Marvin Goldstein from East State Street in Media. There was a younger boy who if you gave him a route number could tell you where it began and ended...anywhere in the USA.


Name: ++++
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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 19:43:56

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Bob F: I see your from NJ..the Bob F. I thought you might be still lives in PA.

Lets see, there was Jadyks ice cream store on the cornor, Teofilaks grocery store, Mrs. Novaks, then the row (town) houses...you didn't live in one of them did you?


Name: ++++
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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 19:34:12

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HGC: Didn't Pen-Del real estate have offices in the Wolf building years ago. I think Sidney Goldstein managed that office for Mr. Fineberg. I remember Mrs. Coombs was the sec. there around 1958 and for years before. Al Golstein was the builder and Marvin was in Real Estate for years.

Bob F: Is Joe your brother?


Name: Florence
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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 16:20:03

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Harvey and Kate-----thanks

The monkey's name was Bimbi, believe it or not. I know she did a lot of things over the years, but I can hardly remember anymore. Actually one time she came upstairs out of the cellar, she could pick the lock on her cage, we finally found one she couldn't. We have a bar in the dining room that mu husband built and one night after dinner he was standing back there and all of a sudden he felt a presence and there she was standing right beside him just like she belonged there. The night she snuck up while we were in the kitchen eating dinner, she helped herself to quite a bit of food and she must have made several trips, because she had a large package of hamburger, large pack of coffee buns, steaks and anything else she could carry. She was quite a thief. She would have made a good second story thief.


Name: hgc /pmc '59
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Residing: delco area
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 12:09:57

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pat;the wolf building is located what was/is formerly "MARKET SQUARE" across third street from stotter's,next to a army/navy store owned by the goldstien brothers.commission street ran right behind it,it is on the southeast corner of third and market(ave of states) WVCH was located in the basement,and i got my social security card from the soc. sec . office located in the building about 1955.the building still looks great. bethel court was across market street from it,and medfords was behind it on second street.the 37 trolley/bus stopped across the square,first on the n/e corner then the s/e corner as a bus.


Name: Pat McFadden
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Residing: Arizona
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 12:08:12

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Well, you beat me already with your poems. I started mine last night, but haven't quite got it right and probably won't until tonight. I hope you all have a relaxing and nice day and I'll be back much later today to offer up my phrase about the "good old days".


Name: Kate
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Residing: P.C.B. Fl.
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 11:45:50

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Florence, you are so talented, great job!

Waiting to hear more stories about the monkey, what was her name?

Kate


Name: Bob F(SJ'60)
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Residing: NJ
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 11:24:55

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Yup! As you can see it is Bob F. Now who would know that? Yes they were great people. I remember working there when I was in elementary school 1954, the same year Hurricane Hazel hit.

Will be interested to see if Tony responds.


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 10:48:58

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Beautiful, Florence!


Name: Florence
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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 10:21:34

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Tom, way to go.

In my dreams I dreamed of Chester, the way it used to be, With sparkling stores, And lots of movie theatres,The times we had, We were always glad inChester,Oh I wish i could see, The streets and homes , That used to be, The trees that grew along the avenue, The skies were very blue, And it seemed to me that it would never end,It comes to me often, The smells and sounds and the beautiful view, That we once knew, as Chester


Name: George Brooks
Email: brooksie01@aol.com
Residing: Darien, CT
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 09:53:38

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I am trying to locate a 1955 classmate at Blair Academy (who also attended Lehigh Univ.). His name is Albert I. Supplee, Jr. and at the time he resided in Plymouth Meeting.

Please advise if you know his whereabouts or someone I can contact who may know.

Thank You !

George Brooks (203) 656-0261 (Conn.) brooksie01@aol.com


Name: TomCHS76
Email: t9257"chs76"@yahoo.com
Residing: PA
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 09:31:37

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Poem: There was a boy named Jester, He grew up in the City of Chester, He married a girl named Ester, Who also hailed from Chester, They had a little pester, Then they moved up the river to Lester, The little pester grew up to be a molester, So they got thrown out of Lester, Now they live back in Chester.


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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 00:17:30

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Pat:

Chester, Chester All righty

Worky all day and all nighty


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