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How many of you remember putting baseball cards on bike wheels to get those effects, or making go-carts with old milk crates and roller skates? How about playing bottle caps or bells-out,(my favorite), stick ball, flying kites at Juniata Park, or playing in the old manufacturing plant that sat off of Castor and Erie ave.? Amazing we didn't kill ourselves while exploring those old places! Attempting to walk on the Juniata creek when it froze up,(crazy).
Keep the memories going...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!


Added: December 22, 2012
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Christmas were just great growing up!!!!!! Dennis --I'm so glad to hear you too had to deal with the blinding 8mm camera. Surprised we all didnt need glasses back then. Caroling, exchanging cookies with the neighbors, skating on Pike street due to the ice storms, the great snowball fights and going home frozen, the buckle up rubber boots lol, and going down the nut cracker and having John Kane jump on top of you LOL now that was a treat.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND HOPE THE WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS PAST KEEP A SPECIAL SMILE IN YOUR HEARTS !!!!!!!
Christmas Days were the greatest in our home with all of my brothers friends stopping by and taking our toys from us younger ones. I wouldnt trade those days for all the money in the world.


Added: December 21, 2012
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I,ll try to keep it to Christmas Kiddo, but its hard when your talking about the old neighborhood. i still get my christmas tree at westmorland @ kensington ave, just last week when i went the guy there said where are you from you look likei know you from somewhere, i said juniata, he said [dam] everyone wanted to live there.we thought you guys were rich, you here that alot if your from juniata...i never new why, i thought there neighborhoods were very nice, spent many of day in different places, and now they are doin better then juniata,. all the houses were decorated, the mongos singing xmas carols, stoppin door to door at friends houses, going too the steffas house on christmas eve for mass, yep MASS George and Pat Steffa had a priest do mass every christmas eve in a packed house, * * * just having there cousins over, the donahues was a packed house but they did it, George Steffa was the Definition of AWSOME, i,ll think of more for you kiddo, thanks den cool.

Added: December 19, 2012
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LOFTUS
JOSEPH P. "BIG JOE", suddenly on Dec. 16, 2012 at the age of 68. Beloved husband of the late Bernadette (nee Henes). Devoted father of Jennifer, Jeanine (Matt) Brierley and the late Joseph and Jeffrey. Loving Pop of Lauren and fiance Kevin Carroll, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Ashley and Allyssa. Dear brother of James (Sheila) Loftus and Dorothy (Bob) Musser. Survived by his daughter-in-law Sharon Mellor and many nieces and nephews. Relatives, friends and members of I.L.A.T.A. Clerks and Checkers Local 1242, of which he was a member for over 45 years, are invited to call Friday 9 to 10:45 A.M. at Holy Innocent's Church, 1337 E. Hunting Park Ave. (at L St.), Phila., PA 19124. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

My prayers to Jennifer and Jeanine. Your Dad will get to spend this Christmas with the rest of your family.


Added: December 19, 2012
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Boys, I am pretty sure that the comments you made are not what Carolan had in mind.LOL. Miss visiting everybody, just walking from one house to the next and visiting. We are creating new traditions for our children, but they will never truly understand what it was like to grow up the way we did. Sure do miss the good old days. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Added: December 19, 2012
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I still have some decorations my grandparents bought at Herman Klein's Hardware on Hunting Park Avenue in 1960. The lighted candles still work.

Added: December 19, 2012
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I remember stopping by the Kane's house every Christmas Eve with a nice Christmas plant from Carrol's. My second family!!! Hope all is going well with you guys...

Added: December 18, 2012
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THANKS JEFF. AFTER THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND COUNTLESS HOURS OF THERAPY, NOW I HAVE THAT MEMORY BACK IN MY HEAD.

Added: December 18, 2012
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I remember my sister Kathy getting falling down drunk every year!

Added: December 18, 2012
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Thanks a lot everyone! Keep em coming :)

Added: December 17, 2012
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