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Hi Linda,

I remember you... one of the cute ones.

So long ago, but seems like yesterday!


Added: March 4, 2013
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Great 6th grade photo from Dawn McGuigan! I remember it well. I think I might be able to help with a few of the missing names if anyone wants them. Meanwhile, hope you are all well!
Linda :)


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Tommy Barrett passed away suddenly on February 27th. Service are private. Please pray for him and his daughter and family. Tommy, you will be missed....our memories will have to do. RIP. :!cry:

Added: March 3, 2013
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Hey Guys,

One fun thing I remember about HI was pretzel time, and each day someone would hand them out. I believe we paid 5 cents. I also remember when a worker fell off the roof . He passed right by our window and the nun quickley moved all of the curious away.

How about May procession? Seems like the school and church are pretty much preserved and when I was up there for my mothers funeral last year, so many womderful thoughts and emotions went through my mind.

He's to the old Juniata gang; keep those thoughts and comments coming, they are great to read!


Added: March 2, 2013
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Bill: "Old building!" The nuns would, in Sister Mary Neumann's words, "give you a sound thrashing." It's the "original building." Remember how they drummed that into our vernacular? There were a few times when we used the bigger field, usually when we only had one ball. Remember when a guy jumped off the roof one afternoon, during class? Would have been in the early 60s. He went off the back of the roof, landing on the hard surface. There were bushes and lawn in the front, making for a possible softer landing.

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Hey Rob, I just ordered a pimple ball from phillyretro.com. It cost me $11 bucks to have it shipped. I agree with you, I will probably put it in a glass case when it arrives.

Added: March 1, 2013
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All these games we used to play, problem is that I want a "pimple ball" in the worst way, probably went out with the skate key. If I had one it would be in a glass case.

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Dave Seems like we played with left field being the new building because we could not hit it on the roof of the old building. When I used to go and visit my mom I used to take a walk over to the school yard. Nice day and nobody playing stickball. who would have thought!!!!

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Bill Dugan: We would regularly clear the roof of the new building at Holy Inn when it was the left field wall for our stickball games. How far would you estimate the ball had to be hit to clear the roof of the original building when it was in left field? Did you ever see it done?

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All the games and stuff we did and not an adult in sight. We made the rules and settled disputes.
Stick ball, wire ball, step ball, box ball,bells out half ball. playing basketball outside in the winter and it was so cold that the ball hardly came up to you on a dribble. If somebody had a hard ball we would go down the park and play all day. The ball got torn up and we put tape on it. Bat broke we put a couple nails in it. Remember playing stickball in the street and the ball went down the sewer? We held the littlest guy by his ankles to get it. a great time that kids today have no idea. It was a defining moment in our lives. The greates time.


Added: February 28, 2013
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