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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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Sad news............

McGOVERN MARY (nee Aloszka), of Runnemede NJ, formerly of Philadelphia, died peacefully at home on February 24, 2013. Mary was predeceased by her husband John. Beloved mother of John (Joan) Charleston SC, Fran (Kathy) Pennsauken NJ, Thomas (the late Sandra) Bensalem Pa, and her devoted daughter and caregiver Monica (Jack) Bishop Runnemede NJ. Grandmother of John, Carole, Fran, Kathi, Kenny, Desiree, Danielle, Thomas, Dana, Angie and John as well as 18 great-grandchildren. Mary was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed crocheting and ceramics. She is survived by her sister Helen Venable and her brother Robert Lewis. Relatives and friends are invited to viewing Thursday Eve 7 - 9 P.M. and Friday morning 9 A.M. THE TOMASZEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 2728-30 E. Allegheny Ave...215-739-6624 (Alleg. Exit I-95, cor. Salmon St.) Funeral Mass Friday 10 A.M. St. Adalbert Church Inter Oakland Cem. :!angel:


Added: February 27, 2013
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sad to hear tommy barrett ill. hope and pray he'll pull through. best wishes to all juniata park. stay healthy...be cool.

Added: February 27, 2013
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We would draw a chalk court for "bottle caps" on the black surface of Markland Street, 4200 block, close to Bristol Street. The object of the game was to land in boxes 2-15, sequentially, become the "killer", then eliminate opponents by hitting their caps off the court. Numbers 13-15 were in the poison box, in the middle of the court, and getting in each was always most challenging. There were 3 styles of caps: with original cork, with cork taken out to make it lighter, or the latter with melted wax to make the heaviest. Each had its own dynamics. The sliding area, the bottom when playing but top when on a bottle, was always silver, the paint having been scraped off, to create less friction. Then there was half ball, wire ball, step ball, and the most unique, box ball, played in one of the Mackley arcades.

Added: February 27, 2013
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Looks like more of us old timers are moving on...

Hey, how many of you remember roller skating in the street and making a rink with chaulk. Back then there were few cars and we could spend most of our time out there. What's so sad is all of the newer generations will ever get to appreciate the simplicity and innocence of the time, and all of those wonderful moments we have to remember.

My E-mail: buffdaddyss@aol.com


Added: February 26, 2013
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Services for Mary McGovern formally of 4253 Neilson Street.
Thursday evening viewing 7 to 9 Tomaszewski funeral home on Allegheny ave. Will be in the inquirer Wednesday 2/27


Added: February 26, 2013
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I would appreciate it if you could all pray for the Barrett family from Malta Street. Tommy Barrett is very sick. Thank you. :!cry:

Added: February 25, 2013
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Saturday, June 22, 2012/Lighthouse Pointe, Wildwood,NJ 1PM to 5PM.
2ND Annual Juniata in June Reunion at the Shore -
A time to see some of your old neighbors and friends from the past - $20 per person includes draft beer, wine, soda, food and DJ - no tickets, just pay at the door but please RSVP here on FB so I can get a count - everyone who attended last year had a great time, there were about 150 of us there.....please pass this on to your family and friends and reconnected with our past. If anyone has any questions please call me at 267 334-3615...Joe

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Added: February 19, 2013
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