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Date: 31 December, 2003
Time: 20:01:54

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TO JAY--JUST A REMINDER ABOUT THE SCORING IN HS BACK DURING THE YEARS HERMAN,HANK AND THE REST OF THE GUYS. THOSE GUYS PLAYED 2 OR 3 YEARS OF BB, BUT MOST OF THEM NOW PLAY 4 YEARS. TO SHAMBURGER--LEN GORDY LEFT ARIZONA YEARS AGO AND WENT TO CLEMSON AND HAS SINCE LEFT THERE.


Name: Barbara
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Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 31 December, 2003
Time: 18:37:40

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Never thought I'd see the year 2000, let alone the year 2004! When you are growing up certain years are so far away, couln't wait until I turned 21 and it was forever getting there. Had my first legal drink at the Polish Club in East Chester, wine and 7up. (thats what my friends drank too) We graduated from that and went on to other stuff, but thats another story for another time. Have you ever sat down and thought about all the history we've seen in our generation? From an ice box to an electric fridge. From a car my brother had with a rumble seat, to a sleek car of today.And jet planes too. From a claw bathtub to a built in tub with a shower. Getting good water from the tap instead of walking to the spring with the wagon and jugs. Oil heat instead of coal and sifting through the ashes to pick the coal that hadn't burnt. My Aunt Mary told the story of when she was married. Went to church in a horse and buggy, rented from the undertaker. Seems he had black horses for his undertaking and white horses with plumes for a wedding. Today the brides have limos. I bet you have some good memories too, maybe some good stories that were handed down to you. Would you mind sharing them? Since this is the last day of the year 2003, it would be interesting to read. To each of you, Peace and a Happy and Healthy New Year. John and Susan, Thank You....


Name: Dan CHS54
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Date: 31 December, 2003
Time: 13:29:34

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Jay--I think I can solve this basketball dilema between you and Ms Shamberger. The solution is ask Bunky. He and his friends have seen them all. In addition, ask him who was the greatest CHS basketball player he has seen. Since youth is always limited by their youth, I'm sure Bunky will be happy to provide the proper historical perspective. I hope you will let us know his response.


Name: Shamburger
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Residing: Chester
Date: 31 December, 2003
Time: 08:09:03

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Hey Jay! I was at that game!!! (Of course I would be...Hank was co/74! LOL) And Fred did cry...we (well others) teased him about it. But HANK did give Dave what he needed. CHS always had a great BBall team and Hanky was one of their all time greats! That was a funny story Jay, and I don't think you made that one up. Let's hope Fred does not see this okay?

We have talked about the great talent which has emerged out of Chester many times. Some have gone on to do great things, others fell through the cracks. Like Len Gordy...I think he is still coaching in Arizona righ Jay? And I would love to see 2 H (Herman). If I run into Fred I am going to tell him what you said! HA HA! (That's if you don't fess up first).

Jay you talk about greats and talent out of the high, but you forgot to mention your own family! What's up with that? MODEST? HMMMM!

Happy New Year Jay!


Name: Barbara
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Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 21:12:22

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Thanks Caroline for giving the info on Eds article about Dick Christy. I did miss reading it when it was in the Daily Times. You always seem to give us terrific information.


Name: Jay
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Residing: Wilmington
Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 20:08:06

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I know you will like this Shamburger. Although I think Herman Harris was the mos prolific score in Delware County history, if I had to start a team I would start Hank Mann. Hank played much bigger than his hieght (6-4). I rember the game they played against Springfield at the Palestra. Cliff Wilson had Fred Moon guard Dave Batton (6-10). Fred had 3 fouls call against him in a matter of minutes. When I tell this story I always say that Fred came to the bench crying. I cannot remember if someone told me that or if I made it up to make Hank seem more like a hero. Well any way Cliff told Hank to go get him and that exactly what he did. The Daily Times called the battle between Hank and Dave a stalemate but anyone that witness that game will tell you Hanky ate him alive. More latter.


Name: C.
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Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 19:44:05

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a bit of 1962 trivia: Dick Christy appeared on one of the Salada Tea Coins.. I believe it was a promotional venture with Salada Tea


Name: Caroline (C)
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Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 19:24:19

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If you missed Eds column afew months back, you might like to read about some of the sports figures that you have mentioned. Enjoy the read.

http://www.delcotimes.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=7476730&BRD=1675&PAG=461&dept_id=18171&rfi=8


Name: Craig
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Residing: Vero Beach, Fl
Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 17:43:50

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I have one name to add to the sports figures for Chester. Joe Klecko.


Name: Shamburger
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Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 13:27:14

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It seem just like yesterday when my peers and I were marveling at how far advanced this world would be in the 90's. We thought we would surely be living on the moon. The nineties seemed sooooo far away as a child.

The next thing we knew it was 1999...and we all got paranoid over Y2K! SAVE YOURSELVES! BACK UP EVERYTHING! SAVE YOUR FILES! And nothing happened....(that is a good thing!)

Now, we are just a few hours shy of 4 years into the new milliniumn. WHAT? How many of you thought you'd be in outter space by then? Cruising in your space(ship) car? Ahhh, our fantasies and our theories.

Where did all those years go? And where are our space traveling rides? Time surely does pass us by even when we make the most of it. What we thought happened last year was actually two years ago.

A new year is fast approaching, and some of us are so blessed and fortunate to have made it this far (but I still have not made it...got another 24 hours or so)....but if feels good to anticipate 2004. All those years of space wondering and thinking everything was sooooo far a way...and it's right in our grasp.

Take 2004 and run with it. I wish all a HAPPY, POSITIVE, SAFE, BLESSED AND NEW YEAR FULL OF LAUGHTER AND JOY....

BE SAFE... EMBRACE THE DAY.. (ENJOYING THE SPORTS FIGURES CONVERSATION) THANS JOHN FOR THIS SITE.


Name: John Rhoades
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Residing: Mi
Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 10:46:16

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Dick Christy and Jack Klotz both played for the New York Titans, now the Jets, in the old AFL. I would add Ted Cottrell and Dan McGinnis to the list of CHS athletes. I would still say Horace Walker was the best that I saw.


Name: Barbara
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Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 06:30:58

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Thanks C, It was Dick Christy. While making my coffee this morning, his name popped in my mind.


Name: Libby
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Residing: Australia
Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 06:23:34

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Hello everyone,, Just wanting to Wish you all A very Safe and happy New year. Talk to yous in 2004. Thats a bit scarey,,where has the year gone???


Name: C.
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Date: 30 December, 2003
Time: 05:42:25

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Barbara, I believe Dick Christy was the football great that you remember.


Name: Barbara
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Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 21:12:16

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who was the football player from St. James who went on to play football for one of the NFL teams and died in a car accident? This could have been in the late 50's,maybe very early 60's. I went to the St James site to see if I could find his name, but didn't. Does anyone remember this?


Name: Caroline
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Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 19:17:56

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a little clip from the BAWLI papers..(Amazing what information can be found at OLDCHESTERPA-just because someone had and shared some memories)

September 19, 1962 -- Daily News writer Gene Ward makes a trip to Liston's training camp in Aurora, Illinois. "He started out with more sparring partners, but two of 'em quit and one of 'em got his ribs stove in." says Jack Nilon, Sonny's adviser. One of those sparmates, Jimmy McCarter, concurs "He hit Fenado Cox on the arm the other day and knocked him flat. Wherever he hits you it hurts."

Spectators are charged 99 cents to watch Liston work out, and they're not disappointed.


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Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 17:29:11

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I remember when Herman Harris was in Sport's Illustrated for scoring 60 pt.s in a high school game.


Name: Jay
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Residing: Wilmington
Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 15:32:45

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I would have to start with Herman Harris. He score over 1700 point while playing with 3 others on his team that scored over 1,ooo points and with out the benefit of the 3 point basket. When they list the scoring leaders in the Delaware County they should include an astrisk next to the name of those that benefited from the 3 pointer, more later.


Name: Dan CHS54
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Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 15:27:30

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Chuck I would gladly add Jimmy McCarter to my list. You should know that he was as great a person as he was an athlete. Played one year with him and his running mate in the backfield who was another fine athlete and person--Jimmy Williams.


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Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 10:56:42

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lamar campbell played football at St James until it closed, then went to Strath Haven and on to college and the NFL


Name: Chuck
Email: phlboxarc@aol.com
Residing: Ocean View
Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 07:00:37

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Jimmy McCarter was the greatest athlete in Chester High history. As a running back he was all-delco for the clippers. He won little college all-american honors at San Bernadino Junior college. He then starred at fullback for the Washington huskies. In 1953 McCarter won the mid-atlantic AAU heavyweight boxing championship at Phila. and represented the city and region at the National tournament and defeated future world heavyweight champ Sonny Liston in the quarter finals but lost in the semi's. Jimmy won the National AAU heavyweight championship at Boston in 1956 while a student at Washington Un. He was invited to the Olympic trials and was voted an alternate for the Games. He later became a professional boxer (winning 13 of 16)fighting on the west coast and became Sonny Liston's chief sparring partner for a time. In 1961 he played a partial season with the NFL Washington Redskins. Jimmy McCarter was truly a "superman."


Name: chuck
Email: phlboxarc@aol.com
Residing: ocean view
Date: 29 December, 2003
Time: 06:32:57

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Jimmy McCarter was the greatest athlete in Chester High history. He was all-delco running back for the clippers who later was little-college all-American at San Bernadino State. He then went to University of Washington, starring for the Huskies at fullback-winning conference honors. In 1953 He won the mid-atlantic AAU heavyweight boxing championship in Phila. and represented the city and mid-atlantic region in the nationals where he defeated future world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston in the quarter-finals, He lost in the semi's that year but won the National AAU heavyweight championship in Boston in 1956 while a student at Un of Wash. He later became a professional boxer (winning 13 out of 16 bouts) and was Sonny Liston's chief sparring partner and also played part of the 1961 season with the Washington Redskins in the NFL.


Name: Dan CHS54
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Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 23:25:43

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Here are 10 good ones: (Basketball)Tink Van Patton, Horace Walker, Emerson Baynard; (Football) Noah Gethers, Jody Ambrosino, Jack Calderone; (Baseball) Joe Iacona, Lew Krause; (Track) Bennie Wright; (Hockey, basketball,softball) Charlotte Yoder-- All Hail Chester High School!


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Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 21:36:03

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E-A-G-L-E-S


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Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 20:59:57

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How about those Eagles, getting a gift from the Lions? I always liked the Lions too. Go Eagles.


Name: barbara
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Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 19:06:17

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Floyd, Thanks, now that you mentioned Crawford and Williams, I do remember them. CHS52


Name: TPN (CHS 54)
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Residing: Oxford, PA
Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 18:53:27

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Also......Coaches Dick Madison and Robert (Bob) Forwood.


Name: FloydCHS'48
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Residing:    MA
Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 18:47:28

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To No Name: From the '40s you could add John Crawford and Ruth Williams


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Residing: delco
Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 16:29:11

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Come on people, answer the last email! I'ts been a long time ago since I went to CHS and would like to see your answers. I can remember the coaches, Brewster and Boyer, but those two names are the ones that come to mind. It will be interesting to see who you name. Mrs. Lillian Wright was also a coach and so was Miss Seally.


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Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 12:39:57

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Lets have some fun. List who think were the 10 sports figure from Chester High School. You should only list those that you have actually seen play. here is my list, (football) Howard Maxwell, Charles Cole, Trent Clack, Luther Roberts (basketball) Herman Harris, Hank Mann, Zain Shaw, Jameer Nelson, Steve Miller, (track) Craig Rainey.


Name: Libby
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Residing: Australia
Date: 28 December, 2003
Time: 01:29:29

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Thank you John, Bob, Caroline and Barbara. I intend to keep writing on the site, I enjoy reading everybodys past and previuos news on Chester. The person who wrote the message to me probably has nothing else better to do then to stir people up. My adive to them is to get a life!!!! As I do live half way around the world,,it's good to read about something that I used to be a part of. Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year.This is a great site and I John you do a fantastic job. Libby


Name: Bob Burger
Email: sailbob9@aol.com
Residing: Schenectady NY
Date: 27 December, 2003
Time: 19:57:44

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KUDOS JOHN!! This site is for everyone to enjoy. Libby should not let an ignoramus keep her or anyone else from enjoying this site. I commend John for keeping great control over this site. THANKS JOHN!!!


Name: Caroline
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Date: 27 December, 2003
Time: 08:06:07

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Merry Christmas to Everyone and a New Year filled with happiness and peace.

This site is for all..from Chester or not. Lived there or not. Oldchesterpa has so much to offer in memories, facts, genealogy, it is a universal site. Enjoy it, keep visiting, updates are added all the time.


Name: barbara
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Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 27 December, 2003
Time: 05:45:35

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Libby, This site is for everyone, John has given us a very special gift to use this site,to remember Chester as it was. So what if you did not go to Chester High! You have your memories of a little girl going shopping with your mom and whatever else. When people read these messages, they are reading history and the way it was! The person who wrote to you can be called many names and a few come to mind but Libby,IGNORE HIM OR HER! Block him out like you do junk mail! It's too bad that people like him or her are out there, but there are. I do think it's great to see messages from half the world away. Libby, a lot of people come to this site, do you think they all went to Chester High? NO WAY! Just ignore this person! And continue to talk to us.


Name: Libby
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Residing: Australia
Date: 27 December, 2003
Time: 03:28:02

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I recieved a email on the Claymont site from a person telling me I was rude for going on the Chester site and to stay off the site, because I went to Claymont High school. Am I correct in saying that the Chester site is not only for Chester High School people,,but also for people who lived in Chester??? As I did and partyed in Chester for many years!!! And as a little person used to shop in Chester with my MOM!!! I don't know who this person is,,in my opinion,,he should mind his own business. The Chester site has brought many memories back to me that I would have never thought about. This person also told me to stay in Australia,, what is his problem,,, I might live in Australia,,but I am still an American!!!!

[Editor's note - Libby, I have removed that rude posting from the Claymont Class Reunion page. The website is certainly for all to enjoy and to share our memories and recollections of the city of Chester and the immediately surrounding communities.]


Name: barbara
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Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 25 December, 2003
Time: 11:38:14

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Well, the grandchildren have opened their gifts and the living was a mess, but it was well worth it all to see their smiles, their thank you and best of all their hugs. May the Peace of Christmas be with you and a Happy and Healthy New Year to each of you.


Name: Dottie (Shepherd) Skonecki
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Residing: St.Petersburg Florida
Date: 25 December, 2003
Time: 09:08:08

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!! Dottie


Name: PETE HUNTLEY
Email: PETEKH@AOL.COM
Residing: GLEN MILLS
Date: 25 December, 2003
Time: 08:50:41

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I WISH A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ANY AND ALL OF OUR OLD CHESTER FRIENDS WHO HAPPEN UPON THIS SITE...MOST OF US FROM THE FIFTIES NOW HAVE OUR GRANDCHILDREN GATHERED AROUND AND WE ARE AMAZED AT THE AMOUNT, COMPLEXITY AND COST OF ALL THE PRESENTS SHOWERED ON THEM . IT'S NOT DIFFICULT TO RECALL WHEN A TOY , SOME CLOTHES AND CANDY WERE WELCOME PRESENTS. EVEN A FEW WHITE CHRISTMAS DAYS WITH SLEDDING AT DEADMANS HILL BEHIND CROZER HOSPITAL OR HEAVEN FORBID HOPPING CARS AND BEING TOWED WHERE EVER THEY WENT THEN FINDING A CAR TO TOW BACK TO SECOND WARD. NOW I'VE RETIRED FROM PNSY I HOPE EACH CHRISTMAS WILL FIND ME WARM AND COMFORTABLE IN FLORIDA BUT IT IS HARD TO GET MAMASAN TO BAIL OUT AND ABANDON THE KIDS (?) EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE ALL SELF SUFFICIENT NOW. I HOPE ALL OF YOU OUT THERE IN CYBER SPACE ARE HAVING A GREAT DAY AS I DODGE REMOTE CARS AND PUT BATTERIES IN CD PLAYERS AND CARRY OUT BAGS OF TORN CRUMPLED WRAPPING PAPER PETE HUNTLEY 2nd WARD OF THE FIFTIES


Name: barbara
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Residing: delco
Date: 25 December, 2003
Time: 06:56:16

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To John and Susan Happy and Blessed Holidays to you and to all at oldchesterpa. John you have given a special gift to all of us,THANK YOU. To you all, please don't forget the people who live alone, it will only take a few minutes to pop in and say Merry Christmas. They'll love you for that and bring a smile to their face and make a happy heart. Merry Christmas


Name: Grant & Aaronda Beauford, III

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[Editor's Note: Posting removed by request, 3/20/2006]


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Date: 24 December, 2003
Time: 16:11:24

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31 years ago this Christmas Eve, Stotter's Dept Store closed! And yet Christmas and all its beauty goes on--Merry Christmas Chester-ites.


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Residing: delco
Date: 24 December, 2003
Time: 15:46:30

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Carlucci,Have a Happy Holiday and a very Healthy New Year. Maybe Friday morning I'll be able to see you and Toots at MacDonalds. I have missed all those Chester stories you tell so well. Char said she'll be away.


Name: ron
Email: ejcoldasice"no spam"@yahoo.com
Residing: boothwyn,pa.
Date: 24 December, 2003
Time: 14:37:58

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hi, i grew up in the gardens, in the west end. went to res, and st. james. glad to hear about the old times. brings back some good memories. especially gino's...


Name: Norman Zoumas
Email: normzoumas@aol.com
Residing: Harrisburg, Pa
Date: 24 December, 2003
Time: 10:36:21

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Wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday season. Thanks John for another wonderful year.


Name: Chester boy
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Date: 24 December, 2003
Time: 09:46:46

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Marvin Spence is the head football coach and teacher at Christiana High School in Delaware.


Name: Rob
Email: rc1on1@yahoo.com
Residing: Philly
Date: 23 December, 2003
Time: 23:09:43

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What ever happened to Marven Spence CHS class of 83 and Notre Dame Grad ??


Name: BOB
Email: myttbad@[xmas]yahoo.com
Residing: NC
Date: 23 December, 2003
Time: 21:37:50

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR NO MATTER WHERE YOU WERE BORN OR RAISED.HELLO TO EVERYONE I KNEW AND GREW UP WITH IN THE "VILLAGE".


Name: Laurie Emrick-Hund
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Residing: Carmichael, California
Date: 23 December, 2003
Time: 19:36:54

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To Diane Shamburger...You brought up a very good point about Mr. Fitzsimmons..He DID put on some great plays..Hello Dolly!, and Oliver are the ones I remember too! I was amazed at the professionalsim even then! I even remember the person that played Oliver was James Sterling! Sounds like we went there at the same time...My brother, George Emrick and I went there and lived in Highland Gardens at the time..You may remember him...Thanks for the memories..Happy Holidays to you:)


Name: Dan Rogers
Email: drrbmr@comcast.net
Residing: Newberg, Oregon
Date: 23 December, 2003
Time: 18:23:08

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For Lee:

I tried e-mailing you, but some kinda problem at your end. So I've just copied what I was sending here:

Hi Lee:

My best friend Dominic Scutti (Junior) suggested I try to get into the Upland MP store as it was closest to my home & I needed the work to save for my 1st car. We both attended St. James at this time. He worked at the other store near St. Rose of Lima.

I worked there in Upland the summer of 1952 (53?) as a general grunt in produce dept. One thing I sure as Hell won't forget was 1st job there. Mr. Price instructed me to push my hands into the 100 lb. sacks of really, really bad potatoes until I felt something solid. I then kept them separate (to be sold in store) from the gushy ones I left in sacks, all of which were then sold to Jersey pig farmers.

To this day, the smell of a rotten potato sends me to the porcelain throne to say Hi to Ralph!!

What was your connection to MP?

Dan Rogers


Name: Dottie (Shepherd) Skonecki
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Residing: St.Petersburg Florida
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 22:35:58

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Trish i do not know you. But, i can tell you,"you hit the nail right on the head". I grew up in McCaffery myself. And i to have gotten a great deal out of life. And i made sure of it. Life is what any of us make of it. It does not matter who you are,where you are from,how much money your family has,it is all on you.

Happy Holidays to All


Name: H;CHS'55
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Residing: Florida
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 22:05:36

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Hooray for you Trisha & best of luck as you finish college and go out into the work world in your career choice. I grew up in Chester and say so with pride. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year to you !!!


Name: Trish Waldron
Email: Trish7142@comcast.net
Residing: Glen Mills,Pa.
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 21:56:46

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Looking for supporters,My son is in 8th grade at Garnet Valley Middle School and I requested and recieved a troop for the class to support the children have been given the 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles".The unit of 130 men are stationed in Mosul,Iraq.The children have started with Christmas cards and I hope will continue.This unit is hoping to be adopted by a city if you would like information please go to www.asa.theveteran.net We at this time do not have the soldier's names for privacy reasons but hope to recieve them. all cards and letters need to go thru there 1st Sargeant Benjamin Jones B Co. 2-502 d INF Unit# 96052 APO-AE 09325-6052 You can write all cards or letters to Dear Screaming Eagle, Please help the children let our sons and daughters in the service know they are not forgotten. You can find alot of information from the web site. On the left side of the home page, click on Cities ASA scroll down until you come to Las Vegas unit,and you'll see a group picture of their unit,You will also see a link to "Fort Campbell"click on that link, then once your on the Screaming Eagles web site, click on Command Group, then on the left side of their page, you will see unit,Look for 2D Brigade,2-502d INF. Click on that and you will have ample informatio for the unit we have to support.Their is also a great site on the home page called Aunt Cynthia's Corner about left middle of the page she has some great suggestions.Please pass on in your messages to the soldiers ASA and the 8th graders at Garnet Valley. The children are trying to mail as much as possible on Christmas Eve hopefully postmarked. This will send a message that you have a Wish and are asking for a Real Silent Night,and a Peaceful Night.Please pass this information on as you join with family over the holiday ask them to help support the children supporting our troops.Helping to support World Peace.It May Be Thru Our Children.


Name: Trisha
Email: nativegal23@hotmail.com
Residing: Sun Village, Chester
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 21:50:34

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I have read a bunch of the recent postings and am saddened by the fact that so many are saying that they have fond memories of growing up in Chester but are now afraid to say they are from here. You people have it all wrong, you should never be ashamed of where you come from! That is not the important issue. What is important is how you turned out no matter where you came from. I grew up in the Garden City section of Wallingford, not exactly Chester, but in the opinion of many Wallingfordians, Garden City is about a small step above Chester. Many of my friends both then and now find themselves ashamed to say they grew up in "the projects" and choose only to say Wallingford, which apparently leaves a "higher" impression. I, however, have never been ashamed of where I came from. In fact, I am proud to say that I came from the so-called projects because that just shows that I have overcome the "distractions" that many others fell victim to and have moved on despite growing up in a neighborhood that doesn't have the best reputation. It isn't where you come from, where you live, but how you live and how hard you work to overcome any obstacles you may face because of where you live. I am proud to say that I grew up in Garden City and I am not ashamed to say I currently live in Chester because I know that it is not where I am living my life, but what I am doing to better that life. In 6 short months I will graduate college and move on to a nice neighborhood, but I will never hesitate to be honest about where I come from and the places I have lived on my journey to excellence! I hope that those of you who harbor such feelings of shame will stop and think about what I have just written and that maybe you will change your views on your hometown. Otherwise you are doing yourself and your children a great disservice by omitting a very important part of your heritage. Think about it.


Name: Lee
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Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 17:12:11

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Dan Rogers when did you work at Merton Price in Upland.


Name: Millie Denesowicz
Email: morgantownclown@aol.com
Residing: morgantown pa
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 16:53:51

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Merry Christmas to all my friends in Chester


Name: hgc/pmc59
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Residing: delco
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 14:51:06

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INTERESTING EDITORIAL, BY BOB TENNANT AT WWW.DELCOTIMES.COM SEEMS LIKE BOB IS ON THE SAME PAGE AS THIS WEBSITE, HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!

[Yes, Virginia, there once was another Delco - Bob Tennant]


Name: Dottie (Shepherd) Skonecki
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Residing: St.Petersburg Florida
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 09:26:23

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Gosh,i again am little younger. But, i remember those teachers most of them at Pulaski. I had Mrs. Immpagliozzo. I also remember Mr. Singley. We called him no-toe Joe. I also had Mr. Riney. He was a very nice teacher. Do you remember the Asst. Principal that made you put your fingers on the lobsters eyes and paddle you? Also, there was Mr. Jones we called him bad breath Jones. We had a lot of good times at Pulaski and we learned. The only way you did not learn if you chose not too. That is the way it is today. I read the article about the Supercupboard it sounds like a very nice project and i hope it brings Chester back up.

Also, about kids growing up and we all new each other. Those were the days too. Even down here in Florida it is the same way families keep to themselves. Kids stay inside to play. I tell my kids all the time we had so much fun as kids playing outside until dark. And even after we had our baths and jammies on we would convince our parents to let us out so we could play kick-the-can in the dark. Oh yes we sure do have great memories of Chester. And i pray for it to come back and for the people there to love the city like we did.

Dottie


Name: Trish Waldron
Email: Trish7142@comcast.net
Residing: Glen Mills
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 08:27:04

Comments

Pete I must agree with you I was born and raised on the same street as my Father Bill in Buckman Village in the West End of the city. I enjoyed and learned alot from our city as my Father did. Change came as I still lived there but at that point I owned a home on W 21st street on the East side even my son got a chance to feel the closeness of our neighbor hood before we needed to leave it was hard but it was time change was at our door step. We to moved to the concordville area you are so right about the neighbor hoods they keep to themselves not very friendly at times something is missing and for children it must be like living in a lost world my son would ride his bike for hours looking for someone to play with. The children don't play outside, there parents have planned play time with picked playmates very strange behavior coming from row homes known now as Townhouses, fancy name change we knew everyone in our neighbor hoods and you had to play and wanted to play outside the more the merrier till the street lights can on. It really is a shame for children not to know the closeness and comfort of a family called your neighbor hood.


Name: Shamburger
Email:
Residing: Chester, Pa
Date: 22 December, 2003
Time: 08:25:18

Comments

Good morning TOM76...our Spanish teacher was Mrs. Doran...then she had a baby and Mrs. Madrid took over. Remember Mrs. Impagliazzo the English teacher? She was too much...Pulaski' halls had a one way rotation. Everyone had to go in a circle like on the highway to get to your classes. There was no two way in the halls! Mr. Rhodes was a trip, but we loved Mr. Iccona...then he went over the High!

Remember the plays Mr. Fitzsimmons used to put on for all (especially OLIVER AND HELLO DOLLY!) We had great times then. I loved my school years and I have no regrets or complaints. I received a great education and met many great people over the years.

I went to Douglass and Pulaski and it was great! And you are right Fear Factor "ain't" got nuttin' on Mr. M! Wow hearing all those names bring back many memories.

Well, just 3 days to Christmas and I want to wish all a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON....Whatever it is you celebrate!!

Peace to all.....EMBRACE THE DAY!


Name: Barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 20:53:33

Comments

No Name, You are right, our Chester is gone but the memories are there and thats what this is all about. Thanks to John for letting us go back in time. Happy Holidays


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 19:23:09

Comments

How was the Annual Open House Day in Chester? Didn't hear anything about it on this web-site. Was John there?


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 19:13:08

Comments

Many of you have not been near Chester since the 70's or 80's, by your own admission so when someone who has been there from the 90's and 2000 and on says it is deplorable, listen because they are telling the truth, this site is for the oldtimers memories of what was, it is not for the now, may our memories never fade. For with our memories our childhood stays alive. "OUR" Chester is gone.


Name: zac
Email:
Residing: new mexico
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 18:40:00

Comments

JUST WANT TO WISH ALL MY EASTERN DUDES A VERY MERRY COWBOY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TRAVELING DRIVE SAFE AND SOBER FROM WEST OF THE PECOS ZAC.


Name: Lee
Email: leemtrain@aol.com
Residing: Claymont
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 18:30:25

Comments

Dan Roger when did you at Merton Price


Name: Ed
Email:
Residing: Claymond De
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 15:13:28

Comments:

Sorry to hear of Mrs. Felixs' passing from 3rd street. I had the flu and could not attend the services, I didn't even know Holy Ghost still had a church down there I'm not that far away but it sure seems like it at times.

Eternal rest Mrs. Felix you were an angel.


Name: PAUL BATTINIERI
Email: IMBATMAN253@HOTMAIL.COM
Residing: CHESTER
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 13:48:46

Comments

PLEASE ADD MY NAME TO THE LIST OF POLICE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF CHESTER. PAUL M BATTINIERI #253 JUNE 2002 TO PRESENT EMAIL ADDRESS: IMBATMAN253@HOTMAIL

[Editor's note - Thanks for your note Paul and for your service to the Chester community! I got you added to our list this afternoon - John]


Name: Joseph
Email:
Residing:
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 11:31:00

Comments

Mr. Huntley, I grew up in Chester and had a pretty good life, was jumped twice and beat up once pretty good but all in all it was fun, You are correct with the blue bloods they do have their nose stuck up high in the air, I moved my family there 8 years ago and nothing has changed. They still don't say Hello, you can't join their sports (sporting events) but if you can they have your kid sit on the bench or sit out, if you volunteer for school activities you are usually stuck out of site instead of one of the more glamorous jobs reserved for the true blue bloods, but we try and tell our kids to stick it out and just say hello to everyone it doesn't even cost a penny! Thanks for your email and I agree but sometimes you can be the first to say hello or smile and perhaps get one back or maybe not... Enjoy your holidays.

:)


Name:
Email:
Residing: delco
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 03:06:12

Comments

Click on What's New and then click on Bernadine Center. Read about Chester and helping. Merry Christmas.


Name: Barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 21 December, 2003
Time: 01:43:26

Comments

Here it is, December 21st and still have gifts to wrap and a few more presents to buy. We made pizzells today and were eaten one after the other. The kitchen was a busy place today with every one snatching a pizzell on the way by. The homemade keilbasy has been made and horseraddish too. I've been down Memory Lane tonight and thinking of all the past Holidays. One thing good about wearing those ugly brown stockings to school was I could hang up that long stocking for Santa to fill. I can still hear my brother being a little upset because his sock was little and Santa would put more in my stocking. Christmas morning Santa left a doll for me and I knew when my aunt came by, I'd get another present and I still remember getting a set of dishes from her. It's strange what somethings stand out in your mind. May I wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year, and THANK YOU JOHN for OLD CHESTER PA.


Name: Dottie (Shepherd) Skonecki
Email:
Residing: St.Petersburg Florida
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 23:22:23

Comments

Wow glad to see more positive things on Chester. That is what the site is really for. Thank you for some good stuff guy's. Dottie


Name: david Johnson
Email: bcdm04@alltel.net
Residing:
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 22:29:58

Comments

Shamburger no i do not rember DE marco Girls but Mr M the bug manoh yes Pluaski i lived right down the street form there one of the wooters was marred to H murphy from upland where is Melody firlein ?


Name: Dan Rogers
Email: drrbmr@comcast.net
Residing: Newberg, Oregon
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 22:29:42

Comments

Hi:

As I remember it, Chester wasn't such a bad place at all ('course, I am a geezer!)

I grew up living in the little stone bungalow on Edgemont Ave. directly across from the stone arches entrance to Chester Park, where we used to get our drinking water weekly, as Chester Municipal water was undrinkable by humans.

Some of the things I remember:

About Chester Park: Sledding in the Winter; Weekly free musical entertainment at the Band Shell; Swimming in Chester Creek (before it got ungodly polluted); Playing all kinds of ball; The 3 water spigots at the bottom of the hill where we got aforementioned drinking water;

Just taking a long walk.

Schools: Parkside one-room for first grade; Wetherill for 2nd & 3rd grade; St. Roberts for 4th thru 8th grades & St. James - Class of '55.

Movies: Every Saturday at the Mack Theater for Johnny Mack Brown, Lash LaRue, Hopalong Cassidy, Flash Gordon and the gang for 25Ę! Occasionally, me & pals would go to the Washington (aka "RatHouse"). Other theaters in order of hoity-toityness: State, Stanley & Boyd.

Friday night dances at St. James with Vicki Rutkowski.

Most remembered teen day: I earned my Pennsy driverís license in my sixteenth summer. It was a glorious day, not too hot or muggy, and I uncharacteristically made no mistakes during my driverís examination.

My uncle Henry was kind enough to lend me his brand new spectacularly beautiful 1954 Mercury Monterey hardtop for the test. As a prize for my stellar driving performance, this lovely man suggested I drop him off at his home and take the car for a few hours.

I did just that, and proceeded to become a merciless gloating show-off machine to my peers and loved every second of it.

Restaurants: Didn't go out to eat very much. Did have my share of hoagies & cheese steaks & I'll be damned if I can think of even one from a vast variety of suppliers that wasn't just great.

Work: Started out at Merton Price market in Upland at thirteen, then Acme at 25th & Edgemont til HS graduation. Piasecki helicopter plant in Morton, then at Phila. Intl. airport. Started as raw trainee draftsman at Sun Ship in 1957 and started a very long career in things maritime.

Two wives: Kathleen Tierney in 1956 (til 4/71). Maintained custody of 4 kids. Married Betty Robinson 9/71. 2 more kids. Raised all 6 OK. All are in immediate locale with our 20 grandkids.

Retired in 2000. Last position was selling warships to foreign governments and heads of state. A whole bunch of travel.

Health OK for geezer (66).

Haven't been back to Chester since 1980 when I stopped on way back from Europe to visit family.

I wish all who get trapped into reading this book a very happy holiday season.


Name: Rick Shalander
Email: chevair@yahoo.com
Residing: Nashville TN
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 19:37:11

Comments

Hello all I just wanted to wish each and every one of you the very best of holidays

your friend always Rick


Name: PETE HUNTLEY
Email: PETEKH@AOL.COM
Residing: CONCORDVILLE
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 17:17:22

Comments

FROM MARTIN SCHOOL TO SMEDLEY TO CHESTER HIGH I LIVED IN CHESTER MOST OF MY LIFE BEFORE THE NAVY. GREAT PLACE TO GROW UP, I COULD NEVER SEE RAISING CHILDREN OUT HERE WITH THE 'BLUE RIBBON' BLUE BLOODS. THEIR NOSES ARE SO FAR UP IN THE AIR THEY CANNOT TAKE TIME TO SAY HELLO. IN CHESTER WE HAD FRIENDS AND PLACES TO GO AND THINGS TO DO. IF NOT HANGING ON THE CORNER IT WAS RACING TO SHOOSTERS OR DANCES OR SKATING OR WHATEVER


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 13:13:18

Comments

If you want to believe it, that African Americans brought in all the drugs, go ahead, but my advice is to find out some history on the city itself. When did Penn Steel, Reynolds, Ford Motor, etc. leave. Name the decade? And yes, I grew up in Chester, graduated from the high school, worked there, as well as my wife, so, I do know a little bit about the town.


Name: TomCHS76
Email: t9257"nospam@yahoo.com
Residing: PA
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 07:57:08

Comments

Hi Laurie: I had Mr. Daniels for homeroom. He was actually the pointer man. Mr. Evans (science) was the one with the rubber hose on the end of his pointer. I know because I was the recipient of it more than a few times. Fear Factor has nothing on Mr. Mignone. Miss Rocco was the foxy english teacher and Mrs. Brooks was our math teacher. Just to name a few. I can't remember the spanish teachers name? She had blonde hair. Well later and everyone have a great Christmas.


Name: Underwood
Email:
Residing:
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 05:48:39

Comments

My goodness people the State opened state stores, it seemed on almost every corner. Does that tell you something. Chester is not the only place that has had a depressed era, but others have come back. Some have not. This site is a MEMORY SITE. Why in the world are you visiting here, if you hate even the memories. It appears most of the people that gave useful information have dropped off the newsstand and out of this site. According to the information I read somewhere on this site there are 2000 pages plus to visit here. Some people must think enough about documenting the history of this small city to keep it coming. Many of us that visit never lived in chester, only had parental roots there and want to learn about it. This is the only place around that can give some insite to its history.


Name: "Good Ole Joe"
Email:
Residing: California
Date: 20 December, 2003
Time: 03:49:36

Comments

I apologize in advance as this will be a long post. I have read others which have been long, so I know this is not common, but also, not new.

In the 20's and 30's Chester had drug and alcohol abuses. Some parts of the city were popular for the 'speak-easys' and places where drugs could be purchased. After prohibition the drug use went deeper 'under ground' and alcohol use increased as 'legal' bars and clubs opened to sate the hunger of a good many citizens. In the 40's and 50's the people of the city changed the atmosphere by 'denial'. Ignoring the alcohol abuses, pretending it was 'no big deal'. So what if many workers stopped at bars on the way home from work? So what if some women drank heavy every day? Alcoholism was mostly kept hidden, or ignored. Late 50's early 60's people from other communities in south Philadelphia parts of New Jersey, perhaps Baltimore and Washington started to move in to Chester. Established citizens moved, either in panic or because of a financial windfall in the escalation of house prices. Many were fearful of the 'new' attitudes being developed, resulting in more openness in drug and alcohol abuses. Many just wanted to move from a tired, politically corrupt city to a 'better' place. That 'blacks' were more visible during this period is more coincidental than causal. As time passed the connection of drugs and 'slum-like' living conditions seemed to be part and parcel of the growing 'black'/'low-income' communities. This too is a matter of perceptions being influenced by consensus of opinion. Opinions are not always based on 'all' of the facts and/or extenuating circumstances. Emotions are often the source. We are born and begin dying of old age immediately. Sometimes cities are born and begin to die immediately, albeit in stages. Chester is still in the throes of termination. It can be saved. The people who live there can heal its many viruses and begin a new stage. Or, maybe they can't. In either case it's not for us who have left to be overly critical and/or place blame. There is probably no one person who has enough information necessary to identify the what,when,where and/or who was responsible for the present state of affairs in Chester. Remember the Chester that you knew. Love those times/events that enriched your life. Learn from it all, the positive, the negative. Move past the situation that you see now. Try to be part of the solution, at least in spirit. Those glorious memories of yours will always be a bright spot in your day. "Good Ole Joe" said that....


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 22:40:44

Comments

none of the factories moved anywhere when the blight started in Chester, get your facts straight. The drugs came in with the blacks, in the 60's and the Martin Luther King marches and the burning of Chester H.S. The whites started moving and the businesses in downtown followed. Only speak about it if you were there.


Name: ex-chesterite
Email:
Residing:
Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 22:36:02

Comments

No name, where are you coming from? I would say not from the generations that lived in Chester and saw what happened. I will always remember what happened. Blame is on a lot of contributing factors, if you lived it you would not have your opinion.


Name:
Email:
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Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 21:43:54

Comments

football/sports fans here's a chance to help your team feed the less fortunate. We never know when it will be one of us.

http://www.chunky.com/click_for_cans.asp 


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 21:36:16

Comments

You have to remember too that Chester's economic bubble burst when all the factories that lined the river moved to other regions/countries to find cheaper labor or supplies. There are hundreds of cities in our country that are trying to make the same comeback as Chester. The same thing is happening in the tech field with jobs being outsourced to workers in Mexico, China and India to name a few. To even lay the blame on any of Chester's problems on any one entity, except economic, would be a little off base.


Name: Dottie (Shepherd) Skonecki
Email:
Residing: St.Petersburg Florida
Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 19:08:15

Comments

Maybe i have not seen first hand. But, if someone just took the time to take some kind of interest. And seeing how you still live in Chester it must not be to bad or you would not choose to live there. Yes, people can say what ever they like. I will still tell everyone i am from Chester Pa. Dottie


Name: Laurie Emrick-Hund
Email:
Residing: Carmichael, California
Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 18:02:09

Comments

Greetings to all...I just want to make a comment or two on some of the postings I have read..I LOVE the positive upbeat words I hear about Chester...no big analogies here just simply have a respect and fondness of the place I grew up..PERIOD..Also, some comments about Pulaski...I had alot of fear when I went to that school as there were always fights, etc...but on hindsight, I would say there were some great, if not interesting, teachers there..Yes, I too remember Mr. Mignone the Art teacher eating bugs, etc..And the Math teacher who ate chalk and always talked about how great Wheat Germ was! Then there was the teacher who always had the bull whip and would swing it when students went by..! I think his name was Mr. Daniels? Then there was Mr. Sejda the Civics teacher..Alot of controversy with him..and good ol' Jimmy Joyce..One of the coolest teachers I ever met...I still remember the Janis Joplin poster he had in his room.. The principal when I was there was Mr. Rhoades. Thanks to all out there who recognize that we are all fully aware that there are bad memories..We have seen enough of the world to know it is always going to be that way..But one of the things I think age allows us is the wisdom to accentuate the positive...Peace, Laurie Emrick-Hund


Name: Mary from Chester
Email:
Residing:
Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 14:45:25

Comments

Oh boy Dottie, you have your head in the sand down there in Fl. Can't people tell it like it is on this site without being criticized. Come back & see for yourself, most parts are deplorable. Truth


Name: Dottie (Shepherd) Skonecki
Email:
Residing: St.Petersburg Florida
Date: 19 December, 2003
Time: 13:31:03

Comments

Come on everyone. Maybe Chester is in bad shape but, that is no reason to call it deplorable. If it upsets you that much do something about it. Write to Congress make it known that the city needs help. I was born and raised there until i was 14 years old. I always tell people where i am from. It was a great city then and it can be now if some one takes the time to make sure. There are city's all over the country that have the same problems. So,please do not degrade our hometown. Thank you, Dottie


Name: Kate from the West=end
Email:
Residing:
Date: 18 December, 2003
Time: 23:32:33

Comments

Hey deplorable, I agree with you, Chester took a beating because we all left, but the people that are still there have to carry on. I never liked saying I was from Chester even back in the 60's so I left but I wonder why we still want to have some place to call home?????


Name: barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 18 December, 2003
Time: 22:25:20

Comments

Deplorable, that is too bad the way you feel about Chester, but it's your opinion. Yes, Chester has gone through a bad time but whose fault is it? Is it our fault for not fighting back or was it the people who were in office who didn't care what happened to the city? People had no respect for themselves, so why should they have respect for the city or other people. Drugs and crime do this and it's children having children, who can't even take care of themselves let alone take care of children. We were taught right from wrong, we were taught to respect other people. The people who did this to Chester have no value on human life let alone anything else. I don't like what happened, but I am not ashamed to say I grew up in Chester. It was another time and very thankful for parents who taught right and wrong. Drugs played a major part in this city. Why wasn't it stopped? Who knows why? I'm from the West End. It looked like a war zone! But I'll never be ashamed to say I lived in the City Of Chester. Please, I hope other people respond to Deplorable and give your opinion. Chester has seen better times, and the people have have to change too, the city cannot change by itself.


Name: Deplorable
Email:
Residing:
Date: 18 December, 2003
Time: 21:13:07

Comments

Grew up in Chester and had a fabulous childhood and teenage years in chester and surrounding areas! To look at it now and drive through it and try to view and get a sense of the past is a disgrace. This used to be a Great town to live in but now I'm ashamed to tell anyone I was from here!


Name: Jack Kershinski
Email: j.kersh@worldnet.att.net
Residing: Eddystone
Date: 18 December, 2003
Time: 15:23:12

Comments

Hey Dave,

Went to Chester High, and your class in Pulaski. Sure been a long time.

Jack


Name: Shamburger
Email:
Residing: Chester
Date: 18 December, 2003
Time: 07:55:57

Comments

Hi to David Johnson! I went to Pulaski with you in 9th grade! I wondered what happened to you. I often wonder where my classmates are who I have not seen in almost 30 years. Like John Long!! Charles Lamey. Heard from Chuck Wooters a few weeks ago and I have spoken to Sandy Firlein. We are having our 30 next August. There were so many from Pulaski that I lost touch with, but have heard back from them on CLASSMATES.COM!

Remember the DeMarco girls? And our art teacher Mr. M (remember he used to eat bugs and stuff!?) Way cool huh?

Well keep reading this site, you are bound to come across classmates or their relatives. So many people have found one another because of this site (YEAAAAA JOHN B!)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS DAVID! Sandra (Your Class President!)


Name: David F Johnson
Email: bcdm04@alltel.net
Residing: Arkansaw
Date: 18 December, 2003
Time: 00:35:39

Comments

any one out from the west end went to chester high left in 1974 In some ways I do mess home


Name: Jack
Email: j.kersh@worldnet.att.net
Residing: Eddystone
Date: 17 December, 2003
Time: 14:27:02

Comments

Hey Tim,

Sounds like all the Eagle fans had a great time. That's all they talked about on the radio up here, on how the fans took over the stadium and town. Merry Christmas!

Jack


Name: Terry Owsiany McHugh
Email: tomchugh(noSPAM)@bellsouth.net
Residing: Vero Beach, FL
Date: 17 December, 2003
Time: 12:30:21

Comments

Hey Linda Garvey,

email me with your address! I have a pic or two to send to you!


Name: Dave
Email:
Residing: Pa.
Date: 17 December, 2003
Time: 11:47:53

Comments

Did the Chester Historical Committee's Annual Holiday Open House Tour get off the ground this yesr because of the weather?


Name: Tim Ruger
Email: TJRDrummer@aol.com
Residing: Naples Fl.
Date: 17 December, 2003
Time: 02:16:17

Comments

Hey Tom,I remember Mr. Carroll and Mr. Riney taking over that year. We started out a little ragged but I think we managed to win a few games as the season went on.The game was great on Monday night. Not only did the Eagles play great, but there had to be 20,000 Eagle fan's on hand. I've been to a lot of sporting event's,and have never seen a visiting team, and their fan's takeover a stadium like I saw at this game. Let me know if you guy's are going to come down.


Name:
Email: mattymatt789@aol.com
Residing: Aston
Date: 16 December, 2003
Time: 15:09:31

Comments

does anyone have a 1976 nether providence year book they might sell email me thanx


Name: TomCHS76
Email: t9257"nospam"@yahoo.com
Residing: PA
Date: 16 December, 2003
Time: 10:25:08

Comments

Hey Tim glad you had a good time at the eagles game. I don't usually stay up that late, but it was one of the best Monday night games (at least that's what Madden said) regardless of who won. Thank god it was the Eagles this time. Go Birds. Anyway I'm trying to talk Jack into a trip down to Clearwater, Tampa to see Al Vantine. I remember when we use to play for Pulaski Jr. High. Mr. Carroll barking out orders. I also remember we got our butts kicked by Lansdowne. Do you happen to remember that game?.... The score was like 49 to 0.

Happy Holidays to All.


Name: libby
Email:
Residing: australia
Date: 16 December, 2003
Time: 06:32:48

Comments

Hi Barbara,, I read Viet Nam Vet's email to you...I'm gona try that to. I haven't gotten any of the spam junk mail back,,so I guess it went to the right place???? It's been hot down here....I guess yous are getting alot of snow and cold weather right about now??? I wish yous all a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!!!! regards Libby


Name: Tim Ruger
Email: TJRDrummer@aol.com
Residing: Naples Fl.
Date: 16 December, 2003
Time: 04:10:43

Comments

Just got back from the Eagles vs Miami game. The game was sold out. There wasn't a scalper anywhere to be found. Thank's to an old friend from Chester George Ricci we had great seat's. Had a great time with my son,and we both appreciated very much what he did for us.


Name: Terry Owsiany McHugh
Email:
Residing: Vero Beach, FL
Date: 15 December, 2003
Time: 22:46:52

Comments

Trish, what a wonderful way to give back and support the community. I hope you get a huge response. You are so right, our parents, our school and our church were the best! My love to you and your family and best wishes for a great holiday. And as always my love to your dad!


Name: barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 15 December, 2003
Time: 17:46:11

Comments

Viet Nam Vet, Thanks once again. Everything is working. I also received an email from my server today and they said the same thing you did. Thank you for your kindness with this problem. Happy Holidays


Name: Trish Waldron
Email: Trish7142@comcast.net
Residing: Glen Mills,Pa.
Date: 15 December, 2003
Time: 10:23:49

Comments

In response to Linda & Terry we most definitely learned from the best both at home, school and church. I have started this year a Christmas donation at my husbands company Ruggiero Development Group,Glen Mills He is Tropea Building Contractor also know in the realestate section as Tropea Communities we are asking for donations for the children at the Mother & Baby program run at the City Team Ministry 7th and Sproul Chester. I have volunteered as aften as possible this year this is a wonderful and well needed program. We are collecting new waterproof snowboots ,new underware and socks for children, toddler up to 14years old I hope the drive goes well this year so we can comtinue this yearly. There are so many ways to help the less fortunate most of all at the holidays, but all year long. You will find yourself Blessed when you give of yourself to those who need.Merry Christmas And Happy New Year


Name: Trish Waldron
Email: Trish7142@comcast.net
Residing: Glen MillsPa.
Date: 15 December, 2003
Time: 10:02:44

Comments

In responce to Linda& Terry There was most deinitely something good about the way we where raised both at home and through our school and church.This year I have volunteered when possible at the City Team Ministry 7th and Sproul Chester with a program known as the Mother and Baby program and this year I'm trying through my husbands company a christmas donation drive for new waterproof snowboots Toddlers on up to 14years old ,New underware and Socks for sizes discribed above. His company is Ruggiero Development Group located in Glen Mills He is Tropea Building Contractor LLC. also known as Tropea Communities in the realestate section. There is so many ways to help the less forturnate.I wanted to try as a group to contribute to this well needed program. I pray for it's sucess and to make it a yearly drive. To give of yourself to others may you find yourself "Blessed".Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.P.S Thanks Terry for the Card and Photo


Name: Tim Ruger
Email: TJRDrummer@aol.com
Residing: Naples Fl.
Date: 15 December, 2003
Time: 01:11:15

Comments

Hey Jack,Wish you could have made the trip down.It's a nice time of year to be in Florida.My son has been bugging me since the schedule came out to take him to this game.The Eagles are looking good so maybe we can get a win. I called George, and we are going to hook up.It was good to talk to someone from Chester.Joe Robbie will be jumping with Eagle fan's.That alone will be worth the price of admission.Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas,and may Sante bring us a Super Bowl this year


Name: Don Hall
Email: don.w.hall@netzero.net
Residing: broken arrow,ok
Date: 14 December, 2003
Time: 22:40:26

Comments

Joe Rollo I am Don Hall that lived at 11th & Kerlin Sts I saw your inquiry recently.I am getting ready to move to Lake City,FL in 2 wks.My son and his family live in St.Petersburg.So I'll be closer to them. I am still practicing, I love it.I AM just learning to type.Hope all is well with you.----Don


Name: barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 14 December, 2003
Time: 22:29:36

Comments

Viet Nam Vet,Thanks again for the info, I'll check it out.


Name: Viet Nam vet
Email:
Residing: Florida
Date: 14 December, 2003
Time: 15:31:28

Comments

barbara, here's where I got the e-mail address from. It's on the ftc.gov website.

What Can I Do With the Spam in my In-Box?

Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Send a copy of unwanted or deceptive messages to uce@ftc.gov. The FTC uses the unsolicited emails stored in this database to pursue law enforcement actions against people who send deceptive spam email.

Let the FTC know if a "remove me" request is not honored. If you want to complain about a removal link that doesn't work or not being able to unsubcribe from a list, you can fill out the FTC's online complaint form at www.ftc.gov. Your complaint will be added to the FTC's Consumer Sentinel database and made available to hundreds of law enforcement and consumer protection agencies.

Whenever you complain about spam, it's important to include the full email header. The information in the header makes it possible for consumer protection agencies to follow up on your complaint.

Send a copy of the spam to your ISP's abuse desk. Often the email address is abuse@yourispname.com or postmaster@yourispname.com. By doing this, you can let the ISP know about the spam problem on their system and help them to stop it in the future. Make sure to include a copy of the spam, along with the full email header. At the top of the message, state that you're complaining about being spammed.

Complain to the sender's ISP. Most ISPs want to cut off spammers who abuse their system. Again, make sure to include a copy of the message and header information and state that you're complaining about spam.


Name: Terry Owsiany McHugh
Email:
Residing: Vero Beach, FL
Date: 14 December, 2003
Time: 14:45:04

Comments

Hey Linda! nice to see another good Catholic girl in the kitchen as well! LOL My daughter and I are tackling the pumpkin rolls right now........cookies next week! And there's a pork roast slow cooking...hmmmmm hubby is watching football....son is taking a nap....feels like I'm back on the 7th st!!

Great to hear the good work being done by the Srs of Calcutta is being supported by good people like you.

And yesssss!!! I remember planting that tree with Miss Reilly... was it really that long ago?

Wish you and your family a wonderful holiday! Great seeing you at the reunion and hope we do it again next year!


Name: linda garvey pa
Email:
Residing: wallingford, pa.
Date: 14 December, 2003
Time: 14:25:07

Comments

Terry I'm happy another good Chatholic girl was thinking of the people less fortunit as some us. I often take food and whatnot to Our old convent,the sisters of Calcutta, under the Order Of Mother Theresa.So for any of our Allmuni who would like to pass on an act of kindness and charity feel free to contribute to both The BErnadeen Ctr. and The Sisters Of Charity. When you approach the 9th street driveway and are halfway up look to your a medium size tree was planted there in celebration of the 1st Earth Day I beliieve it was 1971, Miss Rielly's class. Do you remember terry? Happy Holidays I have to get back to the kitchen. I'm busy with a large batch of Holiday Cutney and chicken and dumplings.


Name: barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 14 December, 2003
Time: 14:04:13

Comments

Libby, have you sent to uce@ftc.gov any of your junk mail? I have but it was returned saying no host. Please let me know. Thanks


Name: Terry Owsiany McHugh
Email:
Residing: Vero Beach, FL
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 16:21:48

Comments

Tis the season to share. If perhaps you are looking for a charitable organization to share what you have been blessed with this Christmas, might I once again recommend The Bernadine Center located on 9th St. in the west end. My sister (MaryLou Owsiany Laboy)works there and sees on a daily basis the need and the successes of this wonderful center. For more info and mailing address please go to the link below. God Bless us everyone! Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza and a Blessed New Year to you all!

http://www.grass-roots.org/usa/bernardine.shtml


Name: Terry O
Email:
Residing:
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 16:09:36

Comments

And George, Vero is great! love it here!


Name: Terry Owsiany McHugh
Email: tomchugh(no spam)@bellsouth.net
Residing: Vero Beach, FL
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 16:08:52

Comments

Hi Marie. You are welcome! Took me long enough to mail them out.....I did send some copies out to some people, but don't have all the addresses! HINT, HINT George! The only one from 71 that sent me their mailing address was Joe O'Donnell....so send me an email with your address and I'll get a copy off to you. It may take me a while.....so be patient!


Name: Don Hall  CHS 50
Email: don.w.hall@netzero.com
Residing: Broken Arrow,OK
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 13:39:32

Comments

John, I enjoy your writings and prayers. Establishing the Chester website was a great idea.In the next month I will be moving to Lake City,FL. While, packing, I found some writing by ALLEN and FRANK CULLIS about living in Chester at the turn of the century and the developement of Chester. These 2 men were sons of JOHN F. CULLIS & SONS Cemetery Memorials of Chester. I am a new student of the computer and typing, I do not know how to put all of this into the computer.If I typrd this out, it would take me 80yrs. I will send it to you. Don Hall


Name: Dan Wood
Email:
Residing: Jupiter, Florida
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 13:22:04

Comments

Both of my parents are from the Chester area.


Name: Jack Kershinski
Email: j.kersh@worldnet.att.net
Residing: Eddystone
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 13:05:58

Comments

Hey George,

Sure wish I knew that well in advance. I might of made the trip down. Hope you hook up with Tim and he gets the tickets. Have fun at the game Tim. Jack (GO EAGLES)


Name: Marie
Email: cupi14
Residing: Brookhaven
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 12:07:24

Comments

Terry McHugh:

Just got the pictures. Since the reunion I didn't think we had any mail in our post office box. Thanks, I gave Max one and I'll make sure that those in the pictures get them also. Have a great holiday and hopefully I'll see you again next year!

Thanks again, Marie


Name: GEORGE RICCI
Email: RRICCIFLAT@AOL.COM
Residing: HOLLYWOOD, FLA
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 10:08:08

Comments

HEY TERI, HOW IS VERO, NEVER GOT MY REUNION PICS, TO DANNY MCKEONE, READING IS FUN DA MENTAL, DANNY IS HOLDING A WORKSHOP ON HOW TO USE SPELLCHECK, TIM RUGER I HAVE A PAIR OF EXTRA TIX TO MON NITE GAME, CALL ME 305-336-8030 IS THE CELL


Name: Libby
Email:
Residing: Australia
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 04:55:16

Comments

Viet Nam Vet,, Thank you for that address..I'll forward all my scam junk mail to that address for now on regards


Name: Tim Ruger
Email: TJRDrummer@aol.com
Residing: Naples Fl.
Date: 13 December, 2003
Time: 01:19:34

Comments

George Ricci, I'm going to the game monday night. I'm driving over from the west coast of Florida. I was going to look for a scalper, but if you have ticket's I would rather buy them from you. Maybe get to hang out with some Eagle Fan's. Email me backso we can hook up. Thank's


Name: Terry Owsiany McHugh
Email:
Residing: Vero Beach, Fl
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 21:26:06

Comments

Hey George, I can be there in 2 1/2 hours!!


Name: barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 20:28:36

Comments

Viet Nam Vet, Thank you for the info,will do. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.


Name: GEORGE RICCI
Email: RRICCIFLAT@AOL.COM
Residing: HOLLYWOOD, FLA
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 19:22:56

Comments

HEY ANYONE COMING DOWN FOR THE GAME MONDAY NITE, MIGHT HAVE A COUPE OF EXTRA TIX TO EAGLES-DOLPHINS, ANYONE NEEDING TICKETS? GO BIRDS


Name: Elizabeth Buchanan
Email: dijontoro"nospam"@netzero.com
Residing: Renton, Washington
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 14:28:21

Comments

I found this webpage for my mother in law Elizabeth Buchanan. She graduated from Chester High in Feb. 1941. I am sure she would enjoy hearing from any friends. e-mail is actually dijontoro@netzero.com


Name: Bob Thomas
Email: BobThomas@fluidtechnologies.net
Residing: Houston, Texas
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 12:23:50

Comments

Dave, I occasionaly drop by this site to check on reunions etc.

I just thought it was about time to see if you are interested in some of my stories about Chester. Or can you give me any information on the whereabouts of Shorty from the Royal Billiards, or other colorful guys that used to hang out their like "Chester" Gene, "Smiley" Graham and many others. In addition, have you ever heard of "Nick Carter", and how much can you tell us about the Bald Headed Nine.

I'd love to hear about these guys, and if you are interseted, maybe I can through in what I know.

My father was Bob Thomas, AKA "Nick Carter". My mother was Sonia Gilman, from Gilman's Store on Third Street, next to Landino's barber shop. I was featured in the Times in 1944.

Let me know if you are interested in knowing more about the above.

Bob Thomas


Name: RONALDBELL
Email: HACKSAWKID2002@YAHOO.COM
Residing: NORTH CAROLINA
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 09:24:08

Comments

HI BUTCH WHEN YOU SEE BILL TELL HIM THAT I RATED HIS LEAD WORK TELL HIM HE GETS A A PLUS DID A NICE JOB ON THE LEAD GUITAR HIS TAPE RECORDING TELLS ME HE IS READY FOR NASHVILLE


Name: Viet Nam vet
Email:
Residing: Florida
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 09:19:06

Comments

Ladies, forward spam e-mail to uce@ftc.gov. It is the new office setup to deal with it under the new anti spam e-mail law.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all.


Name: barbara
Email:
Residing: Boothwyn   Pa
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 05:53:00

Comments

Libby, people have talked about this problem before, but now it seems a lot more of this junk email is coming through. They must have a lot of people involed in these scams. Every time I see a strange name like theirs, I forward it and add it to the block list, but they still keep coming in with different names.


Name: libby
Email:
Residing: australia
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 05:14:59

Comments

Barbara,, I read your email about all the scam junk mail you get. I also get it. I forwarded it to the same place you did and got a responce back saying that they got my email,,BUT,,,I'm still getting it,,,like you I get heaps. I hope there is some way to stop it. Out of 10 emails I get,,,,8 of them are that junk stuff. It's a real pain. Regards


Name: barbara
Email:
Residing: boothwyn
Date: 12 December, 2003
Time: 03:59:19

Comments

Is anyone having a problem with these scam artists? It seems the more I block out, the more come back! Different names are being used but it's all the same junk. I've emailed 419fcd@usss.treas.gov too. Isn't there a way to stop these people?


Name: Dan Ross
Email: rbassdan@rcn.com
Residing: Ridley
Date: 11 December, 2003
Time: 22:56:31

Comments

Still trying to find Edith Warren from 4th street in upland. if any one knows of her where abouts please get touch .


Name: Sal
Email:
Residing: Wilmington, De
Date: 11 December, 2003
Time: 12:56:39

Comments

Hi Everyone. It's been a while since I've been here, but WHAT A LAUGH!!! Thank you "no name" for the comic relief. It was great! I truly believe I received a fine education at CHS (class of '74). I feel especially blessed to have been in one of the best English classes during my senior year. As a matter of fact, I was able to take a CLEP exam upon entering college and received credit for English Composition I and advanced to English Composition II, thanks in no small part to the wonderful English education I received at CHS. Love to all and Happy Holidays.


Name: TomCHS76
Email: t9257"nosam"@yahoo.com
Residing: PA
Date: 11 December, 2003
Time: 10:57:38

Comments

Hi All: First my comment to no name. You obliviously must have went to a higher class scool than some of us one this board, so I will say thank you for pointing out the punctuation and gramatical erors of our ways. Wil you represent us in a class action lawsuite against Chester Upland School District for a wasted education. Maybe they will settle by allowing us to go back to school for the proper education, such as you have all the qualifications maybe you could teach. LMAO Free dictionaries and thesaurus's for everyone. And yes get a life...

Hi Laurie: How are you? To answer your question Yes George Baxter did live in McCaf. Right off Highland Ave across from the Tuttles. I haven't seen him in years, so I don't know what he is up to.


Name: Becky Moore Perry
Email: tabgha@rivnet.net
Residing: Virginia
Date: 10 December, 2003
Time: 20:37:53

Comments

anyone from the class of '56?


Name: Caroline
Email:
Residing:
Date: 10 December, 2003
Time: 14:15:06

Comments

Mr. Fetters: This link may give you the information you seek ...the name you search is referenced in other pages of this history.

..http://www.delcohistory.org/ashmead/ashmead_pg365.htm

When you open the link, go up to your edit at the top of your computer screen..click on it to the "find" message, when the window opens type in your Ancestors name...it will bring you to that name on the page ...unless of course you wish to read the entire page...

The genealogy resources window at the top of this page has a wealth of places you can search for information on early Chester.. Rick Nicholson's work with the records of H. G. Ashmead is a work in progress and available though this site.


Name: Laurie Emrick-Hund
Email:
Residing: Carmichael, Ca
Date: 10 December, 2003
Time: 12:21:28

Comments

Hi Tom-Laurie here...You mentioned George Baxter..did you say he lived in McCafferty Village? What is he up to these days? I think he is the same George that my brother and I knew..Hope all is well with you and your wife.


Name: Mike
Email:
Residing: Charlotte
Date: 10 December, 2003
Time: 11:39:32

Comments

Dan McK, My apologies. I see now the no name person made the original post. I read yours & became livid. Anyway, sorry.. Mike...


Name: Janet
Email: born2beluved@aol.com
Residing: Virginia
Date: 10 December, 2003
Time: 10:07:04

Comments

this is to Mr Don McKeone...my apologies ! I did see the other anonymous post...but when I read it thought perhaps it was posted by the same person that had added another thought later. I rarely post but was so annoyed that someone had the audacity to be so critical of this great site and its contributors I felt compelled to respond. so whoever the coward is that posted anonymously..shame on you. I love this site and all the errors only add to its appeal...we are all only human..and as such make mistakes along the way..I do not think perfection was what John our humble webmaster had in mind when he gave us this great site. If there were one feature John could have added to the site it would be no anonymous postings since only cowards won't sign their name to their opinions..so again Don my apologies and Happy Holidays to all


Name: Shamburger
Email:
Residing:
Date: 10 December, 2003
Time: 08:47:35

Comments

Ha ha to no name who criticized those who are not perfect! Thank you Mr.D Mc. You said it all!! I fell out laughing when I saw how the "no named" person "spelled" (ANCESTORS!) in their quest to point out the errors of others. That was too funny. And to that individual, I had a great education. And the best English Teacher in the world! And like Mr. McKeone, I am proud to say I am from Chester!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ONE AND ALL!


Name: Dan McKeone
Email: dq157@comcast.net
Residing:
Date: 10 December, 2003
Time: 00:10:03

Comments

Janet,

I think you misunderstood my post. If you read through it, you can see I was commenting on the remarks made from the sender of the original message. I put in parenthesis the mispelling and my response was in the last two sentences. I was born and raised in Chester,and I am extremely proud to say so.


Name: Janet
Email: born2beluved@aol.com
Residing: Virginia
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 23:50:52

Comments

this is to DAN MC KEONE.....OBVIOUSLY you missed the boat on just what this website is all about.. this is a user friendly means of communication for people who want to remember and chat about the city of Chester and the residents past and present of that city..it is not English 101 and we are not here to grade the people that visit on their grammar. Most of the so called grammatical errors are merely internet lingo a/o abbreviations and not a reflection of poor education. Perhaps you are computer illiterate?? And what we agree most on in this site is ...we agree to disagree. We respect that everyone has an opinion whether we agree with it or not.....even you.. but if this site does not live up to your educational standards I suggest you find one more to your liking....we like this one with all its flaws just the way you found it..


Name: Mike
Email:
Residing: Charlotte, NC
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 23:14:21

Comments

Mr. McKeone, GET A LIFE.. You sound like a frustrated English teacher to me. What's the big deal? So, someone misuses a comma, or misspells a word or two. No big deal..


Name: Dan McKeone
Email: dq157@comcast.net
Residing: Aston, PA
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 22:31:50

Comments

It is my understanding that this board is dedicated to the history of Chester, Pa. The lack of literacy here such as poor grammar, bad spelling, no punctuation, and not even a period, shows an apparent lack of a good education system in the city, something enjoyed by every other city in the country. I'm sure you - or should I say "yous" - understand what is being said, as did our primitive (ancesters) who had no written language. What a shame for a city with such history.

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. People who live in glass houses and cannot spell, shouldn't throw stones.


Name: Robert A. Fetters
Email: fetters@bright.net
Residing: Chillicothe, OH
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 21:46:39

Comments

My HOSKINS ancestors operated a Tavern/Inn in Chester in the 1680 thru 1730 time frame. I have been told this was "between Front & Second Streets in Chester, and was listed as a Commonwealth Historical Site in the late 1800's." Is such a place or marker in existance, today?

Any info appreciated.

Bob Fetters


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 21:41:28

Comments

It is my understanding that this board is dedicated to the history of Chester, Pa. The lack of literacy here such as poor grammar, bad spelling, no punctuation, and not even a period, shows an apparent lack of a good education system in the city, something enjoyed by every other city in the country. I'm sure you - or should I say "yous" - understand what is being said, as did our primitive ancesters who had no written language. What a shame for a city with such history.


Name: Jim
Email:
Residing: Delco
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 17:21:38

Comments

Hi Craig,

Spanish Lakes, is on the border line to Vero Beach...


Name: Trish
Email:
Residing: Delco co.
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 17:16:05

Comments

Does asnyone know if there is a wooden duplicate of Chester High or St. James...something like cats meow...I have one from Notre Dame High.......Thanks.....


Name: libby
Email:
Residing: australia
Date: 09 December, 2003
Time: 05:54:35

Comments

hey Jack,, Tell Lorraine to write to me,,How's things in Chester going??? It's now going on our summer... Man,,it's hot!!!! I seen on the news that the East coast had snow!! Wow,,yous might have a white Christmas...that would be nice. Well,,take care and Have A Merry Christmas.


Name: Jack
Email: j.kersh@worldnet.att.net
Residing: Eddystone
Date: 08 December, 2003
Time: 15:10:12

Comments

Teresa,

Tell Barry Jack and Alice said HI!

Jack


Name: hgc/pmc 59
Email:
Residing: delco
Date: 08 December, 2003
Time: 13:09:02

Comments

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


Name: RONALD BELL
Email: HACKSAWKID2002@YAHOO.COM
Residing: NORTH CAROLINA
Date: 07 December, 2003
Time: 19:24:20

Comments

WANT TO KNOW IF ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOWS A JERRY AND TEDDY FEDENA THEY USE TO LIVE IN MARCUS HOOK EMMA RINK WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THANK YOU


Name: ronald bell
Email: hacksawkid@2002 yahoo.com
Residing: north carolina
Date: 07 December, 2003
Time: 19:06:32

Comments

JERRY ARE TEDDY FEDENDA If any one know them tell them Emma Rink said hello Teddy did live across from visco marcus hook


Name: C
Email:
Residing:
Date: 07 December, 2003
Time: 04:46:59

Comments

ND grads...check out the Whats New...there is a All class reunion planned for 2004 ..

Dave K..Your story again brought a smile to my heart not only memories of my kid brother and his wood carving, but today at Lowes I could not help but watch a young boy trying to convince his dad that he needed a pen knife for Christmas. There are still the innocent of Heart.. Times it seems has not changed in many instances.


Name: Jim
Email:
Residing: Delco Co
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 23:00:20

Comments

Craig,

Yes we rent in Spanish lakes...we really enjoy it, lots to do


Name: Terry and Craig McHugh
Email:
Residing: Vero Beach, Fl
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 16:18:31

Comments

Happy Birthday John!!


Name: Char
Email: Mommaop"nospam"@aol.com
Residing: from Parkside to Lancaster
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 15:47:26

Comments

Still looking for information about Dot Kanuika, nee Dot Reynolds. Dot graduated from NPHS around 1949. Had a brother Sonny Jim, and a sister Martha. Hope someone knows how to get in touch with her.


Name: Terry Towns
Email: terryinvictoria@aol.com
Residing: British Columbia
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 14:46:41

Comments

I would appreciate information about Baldwin Locomotive Works history, especially WW1 time frame.


Name: The Deaf One
Email:
Residing:
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 13:06:58

Comments

Time to break out the sleds and head for the hills in Chester Park. If the street in the park is packed, get a sled-train agoin'.


Name: Craig
Email:
Residing: Vero Beach
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 11:24:03

Comments

Jim no I didn't work at Sun Ship it was about to close down when I was getting out of High school. My dad worked there for quite a few years when he was younger during the war.

Where in Vero do you come to. Do you rent a house?


Name: Caroline
Email:
Residing:
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 08:00:41

Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN .. "may you live to be 100" and be the giving person you are. You've welcomed every stranger that has found your cyber home, you have made a place for those that are not able to ....to come home...if only in our memories. You gave many of us a true Birthday gift. May we return them to you in our memories..

So at the count of 3 lets all sing:

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear John Happy Birthday to you.

May the dear Lord Bless you, May the dear Lord Bless you, May the dear Lord Bless our John Happy Birthday to you.


Name: barbara
Email: b.montello@juno.com
Residing: boothwyn
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 07:13:12

Comments

The first snowfall of the season and it was a Winter Wonderland. How pretty everything looked! The grandchildren just love it! When you're a kid you can't wait to go outside,and we were the same. But now that I have to drive in it, well I'm no longer that kid. We had lots of fun with the snowball fights and sledding. One year my dad built a snow house for us out in the back yard and that was a lot of fun. It just seems like we had a lot more snow then, or is it just thinking that we did? I remember walking to Horace and Dewey Mann in snow and how very cold it was. We didn't have a school bus to pick us up or a parent to drive us like the kids of today. But we had fun and couldn't wait for school to be over to be able to get out to go sledding. By the time you came back in the house, you were so cold that it took a while to get warm again. But we were kids and loved every minute of it.


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside
Date: 06 December, 2003
Time: 07:11:11

Comments

Happy Birthday, Ye Olde (and very humble) Webmaster, John!


Name: Jim
Email:
Residing: Delco Co.
Date: 05 December, 2003
Time: 18:08:42

Comments

To Craig,

Craig from Vero Beach.....did you work at SunShip......we go to Vero in Feb and March and part of April........... worked at Sun Ship for 30 years......


Name: Harvey Martin
Email: hsmartin@snip.net
Residing: Parkside, Pa
Date: 05 December, 2003
Time: 16:41:13

Comments

Rand Allvord is listed with the Class of 1959 found here.

http://www.oldchesterpa.com/chs_1959.asp


Name: GEORGE RICCI
Email: RRICCIFLAT@AOL.COM
Residing: HOLLYWOOD,FLA
Date: 05 December, 2003
Time: 13:31:46

Comments

JUST LIKE TO WISH THE EAGLES, GOOD LUCK SUNDAY, THE SNOW MAKES ME HOMESICK, AND A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY TO ALL...


Name: Terrence R. Allvord
Email: allvordtr@ctf76.navy.mil
Residing: Okinawa, Japan
Date: 05 December, 2003
Time: 04:41:56

Comments

I am looking for any information available on my father Rand D. Allvord (Deceased 1977). There are still a few Allvord's living in the Chester area. It's complicated, but I would be extremely grateful to anyone who could offer any information on him, especially during his high school years (1957-1961) or after? Thank you Lieutenant Commander Terry Allvord, USN


Name: hazel e.smith perkins
Email: haz@frontiernet.net
Residing: topock az.
Date: 04 December, 2003
Time: 23:11:09

Comments

i use to live in chester,marcus hook&trainer i was raised in those areas and went to school there but i did not graduate.i had two kids and i married and moved to calif. and now i live in az.it was good to read about chester ileft in 1963 ihad a steprother named edward grover we never kept in touch ihave been trying to find him. hazel,smith,perkins


Name: Dottie (Shepherd) Skonecki
Email:
Residing: St.Petersburg Florida
Date: 04 December, 2003
Time: 22:54:41

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I am quite a bit younger then Tomchs76. But,i sure remember doing those same things, you all did as a youngster myself, in McCaffery. I do know George Baxter and i remember the name Petey Rhoades. I was more David Baxters age. I lived over on Knight Place next door to Sis, Pat and Debbie Acres. Dottie


Name: PETE
Email: PETEKH@AOL.COM
Residing: CONCORDVILLE
Date: 04 December, 2003
Time: 20:31:49

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LOOKING FOR JOSIE WILLIS FROM McAFFERTY VILLAGE STRUTTER WALLS, IRIS RADEL, BENNY ELLINGSWORTH OR ANY SECOND WARD PEOPLE FROM THE FIFTIES ANY HELP ?


Name: Raz
Email: e-raz@verizon.net
Residing: Mullica Hill NJ
Date: 04 December, 2003
Time: 16:05:10

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Jack Jones, Give me a holler on my e-mail, Rza


Name: TomCHS76
Email: t9257"nopam"@yahoo.com
Residing: PA
Date: 04 December, 2003
Time: 10:07:29

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Hi Teresa, Did you live in McCaffery? If, so I played wiffle ball with Harry, Petey Rhoades, George Baxter just to name a few, in the what use to the playgroung at the end of your row. Remember Mr. Prendergrass use to where his safari hat all the time in the summer.. I also remember Christmas Caroling door to door with the boys every season. We would make some good money for kids. Could never figure if it was to shut us up or because we sang sooo good and if someone closed the door in our face we would stand there and sing even louder until they paid us to leave. LOL it worked some of the time.


Name: libby
Email:
Residing: australia
Date: 04 December, 2003
Time: 04:31:58

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Teresa,, I read your email..My husband (Paul) and myself know Barry. We worked at Wirz too.. Paul trained Barry on the printers!!!! I was a capper & an inspector. We left Wirz's in 1979 when they were on strike. We also know your mom and Dad and Harry!!!! What is Barry doing these days?? You'll have to tell him to get on the site and talk!!! I used to talk to your Dad all the time,,sorry to hear of his passing. Did Barry stay at Wirz until they closed??? Tell Barry hi for us,,ok??? Libby


Name: jack  jones
Email: ohgodgrandpa@aol.com
Residing: Md. Fla.
Date: 03 December, 2003
Time: 22:19:16

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Jack Jones At Palm harbor Fl. Or PrincefrederickMd.

ohgodgrandpa@aol.com


Name: jack jones
Email: ohgodgrandpa@aol.com
Residing: Fla.
Date: 03 December, 2003
Time: 22:14:58

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From Southco to Fla.


Name: Teresa Yeager (Millard
Email: tmylgl@aol.com
Residing: Aston, PA
Date: 03 December, 2003
Time: 21:14:48

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Thanks to Ray Walls for telling me about this website when I saw him at the Chi 25th class reunion Saturday night. My condolences to Bill Melvin and Family on the loss of your father. My husband, Barry Yeager, worked at Wirz for a number of years as well as my brother, Harry Millard and parents Jane and Jim Henshaw. My father passed away almost two years ago and my mother lives in Rehobeth Beach. We know how difficult it is. Look forward to hearing from people I have not seen in years. THANKS AGAIN RAY WALLS FOR THIS INFORMATION. IT WAS GREAT SEEING YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT REZ REUNION AND SEEING MANY MORE PEOPLE!!!


Name: Terri (Horan) Horton
Email: TS412@aol.com
Residing: Hunt Valley, Maryland
Date: 03 December, 2003
Time: 20:13:22

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I found this page by accident - what a wonderful surprise. I grew up in Aston and graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1969. I still miss the cheese steaks, but get back about once a month to visit my girl friend - we have been best friends since 3rd grade.


Name: Barbara Bruton Dean
Email: bad46@msn.com
Residing: Boothwyn, Pa.
Date: 02 December, 2003
Time: 15:05:07

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Name: Dona Meilach
Email: dmeilach@msn.com
Residing: Carlsbad, CA
Date: 02 December, 2003
Time: 13:18:52

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Hello John: Someone sent me a post card showing The World's Largest Teapot. I am writing a book about Teapots and I wonder if you have a photo of the building without the fence in front of it that I might be able to use in the book. Preferably a color slide or reproducable color print.

Thank you. Dona Meilach (author) 2018 Saliente Way Carlsbad, CA 92009 760 436-4395 dmeilach@msn.com


Name: johnnie mcbride
Email: blacquepawn@hotmail.com
Residing: savannah, georgia
Date: 02 December, 2003
Time: 10:18:26

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Hi everyone...I grew up in Chester and miss it very much. I attended Larkin Elem. graduating in 1960. From there I went to Smedley under the principal A.L.Berger. Some of my best friends are Charles Woyda, Charlene Modesto(whom I secretly had a crush on and still do)and I started on the undefeated football team. Boy do I miss those days.

Johnnie McBride


Name: Craig
Email:
Residing: Vero Beach, fl
Date: 02 December, 2003
Time: 08:29:37

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To the person who asked about the ship built by Howard Hughues at Sun Ship. The ship was called the Glomar explorer. If you want to learn more about the ship go to the link provided. Also PBS channels ran a special on this ship a few years back. They even had pictures of it as it was being built at the Shipyard. The last ship built There was the Westward Venture, it was launched February 15, 1977.

http://w3.the-kgb.com/dante/military/mission.html


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 01 December, 2003
Time: 19:39:18

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Sorry thought I added this one also.

Click here

You might check the Sunship section on this site.


Name: Caroline
Email:
Residing:
Date: 01 December, 2003
Time: 19:34:42

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Gene, I believe that was built in Nov. 1972 . You might be interested in what happened to it

http://www.casgen.com/pr/pr970003.htm


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 01 December, 2003
Time: 19:11:32

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SPEAKING OF SHIPS BULIT HOWARD HUGHES WAS A FRONT FOR THE CIA WHEN HE COMISSIONED A SHIP TO BE BUILT CALLED THE GOBAL EXPLORER SOLE PURPOSE TO RAISE A SUNK RUSSIAN SUB IN THE PACIFIC IN 1969.NOT FOR SURE BUT GUESSING MAYBE ONE OF THE LAST SHIPS BULIT AT SUN SHIP IN CHESTER.CAN ANYONE ADD ON TO THIS OR HAVE DIRECT KNOWLEDGE?? GENE


Name:
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Date: 01 December, 2003
Time: 18:55:48

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Does anyone remember the little Christmas Carole booklets that some stores and banks handed out during the Christmas Holiday. In those days many of us went out in groups and sang Caroles. Does anyone live in an area where Carolers still knock up at the door and wish you good cheer with a song?


Name:
Email:
Residing:
Date: 01 December, 2003
Time: 17:39:01

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Thanks Caroline for the info on Mays. I bet there are a few beauties there and I was speaking of trees this time.


Name: Caroline
Email:
Residing:
Date: 01 December, 2003
Time: 14:16:49

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For the early risers among us, Mays Christmas tree land opens at 7AM...at present until 7PM but will remain open later as Christmas comes closer.


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