Visitors Nostalgia & Memories

(Archive #19: July 1, 2005 to July 31, 2005 entries)


Re the mayor's comment concerning the "No Irish" signs in Wilmington. I was born in Wilmington in 1935. Lived in the 9th Ward and my Mother was born in Henry Clay, DE of Irish immigrant parents. Never heard or saw any signs that the mayor mentioned, nor did my Mother, who was brought up in the 40 acres ever mention such signs. How old is the mayor? I have heard of such signs in Boston when the Irish migrated there, but certainly not in Wilmington. Wish the paper would follow up on this.
Patricia Stillwell LeVan <LeVan1706@aol.com>
Port St. Lucie, FL USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 19:13:34 (EDT)


I WAS BORN IN WILMINGTON IN 1937 HAVE LIVED HERE SINCE THEN AND HAVE NEVER SEEN NO NO IRISH SIGNS. MY MOTHER WAS IRISH ( Henderson )WE WERE DISLIKED MORE FOR BEING GERMAN THAN IRISH DURING WW TWO SO DO NOT BELIVE WHAT YOU READ IN A PAPER THEY NEVER GET ANYTHING RIGHT .
DAVE CAUFFMAN <CAUFFMANDS@AOL.COM>
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 18:13:36 (EDT)
It looks like Boston and New York we hateful toward the Irish because the population was largely descendants of English Puritans. That was the mid 1800's. The NO IRISH signs did exist then, but I don"t know about when the former Mayor was a child. http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/america.htm
Dorothy <ralcon@comcast.net>
Wilm, DE USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 14:44:42 (EDT)
CHECKED AT M&M BAKERY TODAY, THE SAME FAMILY STILL RUNS IT. THE MOTHER DIED A FEW YEARS AGO, AND THE FATHER IS IN ONE OF THE FOULK MANOR FACILITIES. THE SON IS NOW THE PROPRIETOR. SAME GOOD BAKING! P.S. THANKS TO ALL WHO E-MAILED ME TO COME BACK TO THIS AWESOME WEBSITE. I APPRECIATE IT. AND THANKS TO HARRY, THE ULTIMATE WEBMASTER!! SHIRLEY
SHIRLEY HUDSON JESTER <UJEST110@AOL.COM>
NEWARK, DE USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 14:28:13 (EDT)
An article in today's Wilmington paper says that former Mayor Wm. T. Mclaughlin recalls seeing "No Irish" signs as a child growing up in Wilmington. I grew up in the suburbs, but was throughout the city a lot, as I went to Brown Voc., and therefore had school friends all over town. I'm Irish heritage, but don't remember seeing any of those signs, does anyone visiting this site remember those signs? Just wondering.....
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 10:42:27 (EDT)
RALPH PRYOR: Sorry I didn't see your question; just got back from a week's vacation (and away from the computer). Because I wasn't in Wilmington at the time, I really don't know if WILM or the newspaper reported on Jim Termine's death. I do remember hearing him on the air but don't think I ever met him. When I was doing a call-in program on WDEL (1961 to 1967), Carl Jones was doing what had been Joe Pyne's program on WILM. I bet Dick Holmes could answer your question.
Joe Mosbrook <joe.mosbrook@multiverse.com>
Cleveland, OH USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 22:52:19 (EDT)
I remember the "Tomato Pie" very well. The first time I remember eating it was from Stalini's Bakery at 2ND & Jackson Streets. We used to pick up our Journal Every Evening Papers from a garage in the two hundred block of North Jackson to deliver every day, and when we would go there to turn our money in and get paid we went directly over to Stalini's and got our Tomato Pie. This of course was back in the late 40's, but I'm sure some of you other old geezers out there remember that.
Ray Jubb <golfopera@aol.com>
Wil., De USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 22:22:38 (EDT)
Chuck, I lived in Richardson Park and used to swim at Indian Rock. Sometimes, we went to Canby Pool and swam at Indian Rock on the way home. Also, at Lewis's pond off Middleboro Road. We swam naked. Like at the YMCA. We would jump up and down when the trains came by. No one got arrested.
Mike O. <mgotrans@yahoo.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 18:27:32 (EDT)
I agree with all of you who said M&M Bakery was the very best. As kids we would save our bus fare and walk to downtown Wilmington from 27th St., just so we could stop at the 22nd & Market St. store for their tomatoe pie. One slice was never enough.
Sandy Paski Conner <bsconne@msn.com>
Bear, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 18:03:23 (EDT)
M & M BAKERY fans - I lived across the street from that bakery. I once commented to the owner about his pizza. He told me all he did was make his bread recipe and pour tomatoes and oregano on the top. He also advised me that he wasn't Italian, he was Jewish. I wonder if he is the one who runs the shop now, or if it is now operated by relatives or someone who bought it from him.
Connie <nospamwantedatyahoo.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 15:57:44 (EDT)
Inside Canby Park there is a wooded area that has a stream that runs through it.Along this stream is a set of large rocks. One of these rocks has an Indian Head with feathers carved into the rock. There used to be a small swining hole at this location. Does anyone else recall this site?
Chuck Wilson <Big_bass_tracker>
Bear, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 15:55:28 (EDT)
For Ray Jubb, We used to buy cigs three for a nickle from Shots when I started smoking. And a nickle would buy more candy pills on paper then one could eat alone.
Chuck Wilson <big_bass_tracker@yahoo.com>
Bear, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 15:43:23 (EDT)
?JOE MOSBROOK, I WAS A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF JIM TERMINE WHO TOOK OVER THE ITS YOUR NICKLE RADIO TALK SHOW AFTER JOE PYNE LEFT DELAWARE. JIM PASSED AWAY ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO IN APACHE WELLS, AZ .DO YOU KNOW IF W.I.L.M RADIO HAD ANY THING MENTIONED ABOUT HIS DEATH EITHER ON RADIO OR IN THE LOCAL PAPER? JIM HAD LEFT THE SHOW BECAUCE HE REFUSED TO ALLOW THE REP. CAN. RUNNING FOR GOV. ON THE SHOW. THE REASON GOV. TERRY WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. AND JIM DID NOT THINK IT WAS FARE TO ALLOW THE CANIDATE ON THE SHOW. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF JIM WAS REMEMBERED AFTER HIS DEATH BY THE LOCAL NEWS MEDIA. THANK YOU.
RALPH PRYOR <REPJFK@AOL.COM>
TARPON SPRINGS, FL USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 13:26:30 (EDT)
Take it from an Italian...the dough and sauce made into squares IS Sicilian pizza. I've heard a lot of people call it tomato pie lately, but I'm pretty sure that didn't originate from Italians. Does anyone know the source? The original Sicilian pizza has no "extras" (you can get it at Serpe's Bakery), but I did seen a place on Lancaster Avenue that uses the extras as they do on regular pizza. That's something I've never seen before, so I have no idea what it's called. : )
patty <pattywerk@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 12:54:23 (EDT)
Excuse me, I may be thinking of something different than Rose is, sorry if that's the case. I just remember the M&M tomato pie is/was so good.
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 12:43:21 (EDT)
The dough and sauce that M&M and other bakeries used to sell, and some still do, was called simply tomato pie. It wasn't to be confused with a pizza, which has more ingredients. Tomato pie is delicious cold or heated, and used to sell for about 5 cents a (square) slice when I bought it at 22nd & Market on the way to school in the morning (I imagine it's much more than that now).
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 09:53:51 (EDT)
M&M Bakery is still on Philadelphia Pike...in fact, I'm picking up rolls and pizza on Saturday for a party. I remember when they were at 22nd & Market Street. We could smell the rolls on Sunday morning when we were in church across the street (Brandywine Methodist) and run over after church and buy something because the smell made you so hungry. We lived one block up on Vandever Avenue from Bobby Levine's. His father owned the grocery store, and I believe Bobby bought Doc West's drug store across the street...Vandever Avenue & Church Streets. Are you related to Jane Culver who lived on 22nd Street near Spruce? Shirley Hudson Jester
Shirley Hudson Jester <Ujest110@aol.com>
Newark, DE USA - Friday, July 29, 2005 at 00:32:06 (EDT)
Does anyone remember Bobby Levines on Vandever Avenue? I use to go in and get the best cherry coke for a nickel in the late 50's.
Rose Culver <reculver71@aol.com>
Layton, UT USA - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 23:42:20 (EDT)
does anyone remember the M&M Bakery on Philadelphia Pike? They had the best square siciliam pizza and the bread was to die for. Their pizza was just dough and sauce. You smeeled it for miles. Is it still there? I have been away quite awhile.
Rose Culver <reculver71@aol.com>
Layton, UT USA - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 23:29:55 (EDT)
The people who grew up in Wilmington when it was really "A PLACE TO LIVE" are called Old Folks.
Wayne Butler <twntydasys@aol.com>
New Castle, DE USA - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 20:55:33 (EDT)
Are people from Wilmington called 'Wilmingtonians' or 'Wilmingtonites'? Along those same lines, are Claymont residents called 'Claymonsters'?
Charlie Marno <charliem314@verizon.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 14:59:11 (EDT)
Yes Sandy, I remember all those places. All four of my Children were born in the old Wilmington General Hospital. I was just at a party this week with your Sister Joan. Do your remember The store on the corner of Elm and Jackson Streets, we used to call it SHOTS, the name was Shotkulski's or something like that. We used to buy two Cavalier cigarettes for a penny, and they didn't care how old you were, if you could reach the counter you were old enough. I practically lived at the Jackson Street Boy's Club. I offten tell people that if not for that Boy's Club I might have went to jail. I know enough of the kids I grew up with went to Ferris School for Boy's and then on to the Big House,and they were the one's that didn't go to the Club.
Ray Jubb <golfopera@aol.com>
Wil., De USa - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 14:57:33 (EDT)
FOR RAY JUBB OR ANY BODY THAT USE TO LIVE IN THE HEDGEVILLE AREA THERE MUST BE MORE THAN JUST RAY AND MYSELF THAT LIVED IN THAT AREA HELP US OUT. YES RAY I AM JOAN JANVIER WILSON SISTER. THANK FOR ANSWERING MY E-MAIL. DO YOU REMEMBER THE WILMINGTON GENERAL HOSPITAL. BAYARD SCHOOL. DORIS CRITTEN HOME I GUESS I SPELLED THAT RIGHT. SANDY leelenkie@yahoo.com
Sandy Lenkiewicz <leelenkie2yahoo.com>
Claymont, De USA - Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 18:25:42 (EDT)
Now that you mention it, yes, I remember the trash can with the red bullseye over it at Lynnthwaites. Thanks for bringing back that memory!
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, July 25, 2005 at 19:20:46 (EDT)
Speaking of Lynthwaithe's, beside the fact that they had such great ice cream, does anyone remember the bullseye garbage can when you drove out. That use to always be the hightlight. Trying to hit the bullseye!!
Marge M. <scooter1120@msn.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, July 25, 2005 at 07:49:48 (EDT)
Sandy, I remember all those places you mentioned and the Grocery store you mentioned was Watson and Sophie Grodzicki's. Are you by any chance related to Joan Janvier who married Chas Wilson?
Ray Jubb <golfopera@aol.com>
Wilmington , De USA - Monday, July 25, 2005 at 00:11:25 (EDT)
I had a good friend and he later worked for me at All American. Tom McBride. His family ran the Sunoco in question. He remembered operating pony rides there.
Bob Veazey <bobbyvz@comcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 19:38:47 (EDT)
Ruth, I know someone who used to work at Lynnthwaites, and also worked for Mr. ?? (can't remember his name right now) at the Sunoco at Silverside and Foulk. I'll show her your note and see if she remembers what you ask. Send me an email, just change the "at" in my email address to @, and I'll get back to you in a few days.
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 18:43:08 (EDT)
Here's a question for those who remember Lynthwaithe's ice cream stand: Does anyone know how many flavors they made? Did they have a bunch of regular ones and then certain special flavors they would do from time to time? I remember going there and getting double dips of lemon & mint ice cream (yes, I know, it sounds weird, but I liked it!), but I think they didn't always make the lemon ice cream. The mint ice cream was green in color, but I can't for the life of me remember if it was peppermint or spearmint or what! I wish there were more ice cream stands like Lynthwaites! I have found a shop near to where I live, that makes home-made ice cream, and has a fairly wide variety of flavors - it's $2.95 for a single scoop though!!! *laughs* Maybe I'll add "lemon-mint" to his flavor suggestion board!
Ruth <nospamwanted@yahoo.com>
Hyattsville, MD USA - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 17:54:12 (EDT)
FOR RAY JUBB, RAY I GREW UP IN THE HEDGEVILLE AREA. I GREW UP A FEW BLOCKS FROM YOU. MOST OF MY NEIGHBORS WERE POLISH IN FACT I MARRIED A POLISH GUY. REMEMBER THE A&P ON LINDEN AND JACKSON STREET AND THE BOY`S CLUB ON THE CORNOR OF JACKSON AND ELM SAINT PAULS CHURCH AND SAINT HEDWIGS CHURCH ON LINDEN STREET. DO YOU REMEMBER A STORE CALLED PENNY PINCHERS. DO YOU REMEMBER THE GROCERY STORY ACROSS THE STREET FROM YOU I CAN`T REMEMBER THE NAME OF IT. Sandy leelenkie@yahoo.com
Sandy Janvier Lenkiewicz <leelenkie@yahoo.com>
Claymont, DE USA - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 17:37:20 (EDT)
JUST WALKING BY THE DOORS OF THE MOVIES HELPED,ALL SO THE CANDY STORES WERE NICE.
DAVE CAUFFMAN <CAUFFMANDS@AOL.COM>
HOCKESSIN, DE USA - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 17:35:57 (EDT)
Right on, Jim Rambo! Your description of Wilmington's heat and humidity in the 50's brings back some memories (not all pleasant). I can recall on very hot and humid August afternoons just sitting slumped on our (non-air conditioned, of course) porch, feeling like a limp dishrag- with no energy to even get up and walk around. There were few options to get into air-conditioned places other than movies, and that became cost-prohibitive to a young teenager in those days, even though the price of admission was about 25.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, Ca USA - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 15:08:44 (EDT)
For all you paint fans out there- I found the following on the internet. (Note spelling): Canby C Mammele Inc 1908 North Market Street Wilmington, DE 19802-4813 Phone: (302) 654-4451 Business Types: Bruning Paint, Muralo Paint, Paint & Painting Supplies, Pittsburgh Paint, Special Coatings Mammele's Paint & Decorating Center 125 Kirkwood Square Wilmington, DE 19808-4859 Phone: (302) 633-4491 Business Types: Bruning Paint, Paint & Painting Supplies, Paint Stores
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, Ca USA - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 15:01:39 (EDT)
The heat we've experienced over the past week reminds me of city living in the 50's. Very limited air conditioning then with most homes having only a window unit or two. None of the schools were air conditioned then. Living on the second floor of a two story apartment building, with a tar roof just over our heads, makes me glad that we didn't check the temps in our apartment very often. Relief could be found: l. In getting yourself drenched by a garden hose. 2. Running down to second and Jackson when the firemen would open up the fire hydrant for us. 3. Going over to Canby Pool...but not on Sunday when the Ferris School "students" visited there. 4. Trying a hokie, pokey snow ball. Nobody had a private pool back then that we knew. But somehow we survived it. When it rained most folks sat out on the porch or on a stoop trying to get cool. I miss the smell of the pavements/streets after a hard summer rain. Clouds of steam would linger. If I had played baseball at Second and DuPont all day, those rains were particularly welcome.
jim rambo <jrambo@comcast.net>
wilmington, de USA - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 14:59:35 (EDT)
Delbert, Mamale's Paint Store closed its doors in the last couple of years . Bell Funeral Home is opening its doors there soon.
Stephen Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie , Md USA - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 12:13:54 (EDT)
The flats reunion will be Sept 24 2005. For more details click onto the link on this page.
Connie <nospamwantedatyahoo.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 09:55:47 (EDT)
IF ANY OF YOU KNOW CHARLES MOXHAM FROM THE "FLATS", PLEASE SEND HIM INFORMATIN ABOUT THE REUNION. HIS FATHER'S FUNERAL WAS THIS MORNING, SO I'D WAIT A FEW DAYS. I SPOKE WITH HIM AT THE FUNERAL HOME AND HE WASN'T SURE WHO SHOULD BE CONTACTED. HE MISSED THE LAST REUNION, AND WANTS TO ATTEND THE ONE COMING UP IN THE FALL. THANKS...SHIRL
SHIRLEY HUDSON JESTER <UJEST110@AOL.COM>
NEWARK, DE USA - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 16:26:58 (EDT)
Should add some pictures from Howard High Schools great football teams. Also should include Clif "Gator" Lewis who along with his brother, James "Big Gator" Lewis" were legends at the school. Clif Lewis became the head football coach after Coach Naylor Retired in the 50's.
Delbert Simpers <dsimpers@msn.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 16:46:50 (EDT)
Please add sacred Heart catholic Church to your list. Located at 10th and Madison. It also housed a convent and a well manicured rose garden!
Delbert Simpers <dsimpers@msn.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 16:42:52 (EDT)
Add Sacred Heart Catholic School to the list. Located at 8th and Monroe, it had classes from kindergarten thru 8th grade.
Delbert Simpers <dsimpers@msn.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 16:38:20 (EDT)
Add Allen's Parking lot to the list of places. It was located where the Hercules building now sits. The kids in midtown used to play softball on the lot every day after the cars (mostly DuPont employees) left at 5:00pm
Delbert Simpers <dsimpers@msn.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 16:35:10 (EDT)
Add Mannalies (spelling may be wrong) Paint Store. It was located on Market Street near 18th street.
Delbert Simpers <dsimpers@msn.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 16:31:25 (EDT)
Please add Tappman's Market (100 block of Winchester Place in Midtown) to your list of food markets. Also, you may want to add the marching bands that used to play on Labor Day!
Delbert Simpers <dsimpers@msn.com>
Houston , Texas USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 16:27:17 (EDT)
Regarding Naamans Rd... DelDOT has what are called "Maintenace Road Numbers" assigned to each road. They have nothing to do with route numbers, and can even be repeated in each county. Naamans Rd happens to be NCC maintenance road 17. A GPS unit would most likely be using DelDOT's grid as a source, but why the GPS unit is showing THAT piece information is beyond me because it would be useless to anyone not involved with DelDOT. No, I am not a DelDOT employee.
Chip <ctwatkins3@yahoo.com>
Newark, DE USA - Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 09:09:33 (EDT)
MANY OF YOU SEEM TO BE FROM THE "FLATS", OR NEARBY. JUST LOST A GOOD FRIEND WHO WAS A HOUSE PAINTER FOR WOODLAWN TRUSTEES, AND LIVED AND WORKED IN THE FLATS FOR MANY YEARS, JIM MOXHAM. SOME OF YOU MAY REMEMBER HIM, OR AT LEAST, HIS SON, CHARLES. OBITUARY WAS IN TODAY'S PAPER. SHIRL
Shirley Hudson Jester <UJEST110@aol.com>
Newark, DE USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 21:59:05 (EDT)
I live and grew up north of the city, 60 or so years, and I only remember it as route 92, when I do think of it by route number - but I mostly always just thought of it as Naaman's Road, so maybe in earlier days, it did have a different route #. Not much help, I guess, but I never remember it being route 17 (is that state route 17 or U.S. 17? For sure, it never was U.S. 17).
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 19:24:19 (EDT)
Quick question for you guys, and gals. I know Naaman's Road is Route 92. However, I just bought a GPS to play around with, and it shows Naaman's Road as Route 17. Did I miss something here?
Lou <Louis.Marziotti@penske.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 14:22:16 (EDT)
I grew up in Brandywine Village and we were so poor my mother often went without breakfast and lunch on Fridays. My father brought his pay packet home that evening and we walked up to the A & P for the weeks groceries and food for that days supper. There were families on Mousley's row even poorer than us. I don't think there was a 'poor side' of town back then. We were everywhere!
Connie <nospamwantedatyahoo.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 10:53:38 (EDT)
Not to be forgotten on WDEL-TV is Delaware Sports Hall of Famer George Frick, currently of "Frick's Picks," which appears regularly in the Downstate newspaper. I was privileged to be on his Bat Boys show along with Al Cartwright, Jr., Bruce Kelleher, Ronnie Scott & Jay Gorry during the Spring of '52. The highlight of that experience was interviewing Robin Roberts when they dedicated the old Strawbridge & Clothier on Gov. Printz. Robin had just won 28 games that year and no National Leaguer has won that many since then.
Butch Schilling <fschillling@isacclaims.com>
Mount Pleasant, SC USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 10:22:34 (EDT)
Thanks to Joe Mosbrook (and The Webmaster) for the straight dope on WDEL-TV. I hadn't realized that the info was already available on this site. I did a double-check on Google and confirmed the identity of a personality there whose name I had forgotten. It was Charlie Collins. I had a PS DuP classmate named Don Walker who was working as a cameraman at the studios up off Shipley Road back in 1951-52, and was the man behind the camera for a Saturday noon TV talk show hosted by Collins back then. Charlie interviewed local artists and such, and at that time, I was into amateur cartooning. Unbeknownst to Walker, Collins and I arranged a surprise appearance (a surprise for Walker, that is) for me on his show on a certain summer Saturday back then. Somewhere in my personal archives, I still have a few of the sketches I prepared especially for that show. I believe that a grand total of two of my other friends actually saw the show as broadcast. (And thank God, no one from Wanamaker's, where I was working at the time, saw me on the air since I took an extended lunch break to go over to the studio.) And yes, Walker WAS surprised.......
Bob Wilson <wilso127@yahoo.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 07:39:33 (EDT)
Larry the 'Rush': Speaking of Mr. Rivets, his ol' human sidekick was none other than Ed McMahon before Johnny Carson fame. Also, I remember Captain Midnight pitching Ovaltine and the secret decoder ring. What was his sidekick's name? Fuzzy or Buzzy because of his short haircut?
Bruce Esdale <bruce.esdale@basell.com>
Newark, DE USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 06:01:38 (EDT)
I grew up (to 10 years old, anyway) on Springer Street which is in 'The Flats' or 'The Woodlawn Flats' on the West side of Wilmington.___Check out the map in the above 'pull down' under 'Neighborhoods'.___We were not 'rich' but we lived well and we were happy!___And 'thanks' to Joe Mosbrook for adding to my entry about WDEL-TV.___From the above 'pull down' under 'Radio/TV', I have listed the local Radio/TV Personalities.___However, I noticed that I do not have Joe's name - which I will correct.
webmaster <webmaster@oldwilmington.net>
wilmington, de USA - Monday, July 18, 2005 at 03:07:41 (EDT)
PS, BY THE WAY, WHEN I SAY NORTHERN PART OF THE CITY, I MEAN ANYTHING NORTH OF FOURTH STREET.
Ray Jubb <golfopera@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 23:04:32 (EDT)
I get a big kick out of this site, enjoy reading the stories you all have to tell about your selves and the different area's of the City you grew up in. However it seems that most of you are from the northern parts of the City and I was just wondering if there weren't a few folks out there with access to a computer from the poor section of town where I'm from, Like Hedgeville or Browntown. If your out there. let's here from you, don't let these rich kids (LOL)from up North hog up all the space on here.
Ray Jubb <golfopera@aol.com>
Wilmington , De USA - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 23:01:56 (EDT)
A FEW NOTES ON WILMINGTON TV: WDEL-TV signed on the air on channel 7 in 1949 from the building on Shipley Road that now houses WDEL Radio. The TV station switched to channel 12 in 1951. The station didn't work out because it was carrying NBC programs which were also available on Channel 3 in Philadelphia. Steinman, which also owned WDEL Radio, sold the TV station in 1955 and its call letters where changed to WPFH. In 1957, Storer Broadcasting bought the station and changed the called letters to WVUE. The station signed off in 1959 and in 1963 the FCC allocated channel 12 to what we today call public television. It became WHYY-TV. As far as people on the early WDEL-TV, I remember Charlie Collins (a radio disc jockey), Jim Adshead doing the news, and of course Harvey Smith ("Mr. Goodwill") who later became the general manager of the radio station.
Joe Mosbrook <joe.mosbrook@multiverse.com>
Cleveland, OH - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 21:50:14 (EDT)
Portable Radio ; I bought my first portable radio with one of my first pay checks,while working at the Telephone Co.It was known as Diamond State Telephone Co. at the time. That was in the 50's. Things have really changed,and for the better.
KBURTON <breckslnkid10@yahoo.com>
Pike Creek, De. USA - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 09:15:54 (EDT)
Nay, Robert, my liege-- the period I'm speaking about was before WDEL-TV was born. There were only 3 VHF stations at the time, and UHF TV hadn't made an appearance in the Delaware Valley yet.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 00:28:37 (EDT)
Arnold, I researched the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia website and came up with this response to your question about what Chief Halftown said: Born on the reservation on Saturday, February 24, 1917 in upstate New York, Chief Halftown always started his television broadcast with "Ees da sa sussaway" which was Seneca for "Let us begin" or "Let's get started." The idea was actually his mom's. He just wanted to say, "roll the cartoon."
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 21:29:15 (EDT)
Bill Fisher forgets that there was also Channel 12, originally known as WDEL-TV, which eas Wilmington's (and Delaware's) own TV station, with studios and the transmitter up off Silverside Road. At first, they may have broadcast only a few hours a day, and also had an affiliation with the NBC network. Only on-air person's name I can remember from then is Ed Pfeiffer. Who else? Joe M. probably knows. Joe?
Bob Wilson <wilso127@yahoo.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 20:05:10 (EDT)
DIANE: Have you looked on eBay for the cut out of your Mother? I see they have old paper advertising signs for sale from Borden's ice cream plants.
Jo Ann <crossan33@aol.com>
Pike Creek, DE USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 18:23:49 (EDT)
My mother was a child model for the old Bordon Ice Cream plant/store that, I think, was then located on 4th Street. There was a life size cardboard cutout that she posed for that used to be displayed in the corner stores. She was eating an ice cream cone. When she and my father moved from Gilpin Ave. to Elsmere, she thinks she left the cutout she had in the attic there. I have never been able to locate one and have never seen one. Does anyone remember this by chance? She also posed for the Saturday Evening Post in 1927 but I have a copy of that cover. I would love to find one of the cutouts or even a picture. Anyone?
Diane <DWRomans58@aol.com>
Middletown, DE USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 17:46:55 (EDT)
I was looking through the listing of neighborhood stores and can't believe that Winner's store from New Road in Elsmere has not been submitted yet. That was a great store with many many memories for me.
Diane <DWRomans58@aol.com>
Middletown, DE USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 17:40:35 (EDT)
When I was growing up in Wilmington in the 1960's I used to watch Chief Halftown on TV riding on his horse and saying "Eastasasussaway" (spelling may be incorrect). Does anyone remember or know what that means?
Arnold Silver <arlinsilver@comcast.net>
Rockville, MD USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 17:24:02 (EDT)
Whatever happened to those trucks that used to come around with amusement rides on the back? There was the "Whip" and a ride that is similar to those pirate rides they have now that kind of sway back and forth going, what seemed then, to be high in the air. I remember they cost a dime and used to come through Elsmere and Vilone Village in particular. I guess insurance costs drove them out of business......
Diane <DWRomans58@aol.com>
Middletown, DE USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 16:45:54 (EDT)
When I was growing up in Wilmington, there were only 3 TV channels: 3, 6 and 10. Channel 3 changed its call letters a few times (I remember WPTZ the best), and it was an NBC affilitate. WFIL-TV was channel 6, and was the ABC outlet; channel 10 was WCAU-TV and was part of CBS. Somewhere along the way, channels 3 and 10 "swapped parents" and channel 3 became a CBS station, while channel 10 went to NBC. When, how and why did this happen? I've always wondered about that.
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 12:06:16 (EDT)
Thanks for telling us about the wonderful site, Dorothy. I, for one, hadn't known of it before you mentioned it. Lots of good info and memories there.
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 09:00:37 (EDT)
Check out www.tvparty.com/lostphilly.html
Dorothy <ralcon@comcast.net>
Wilm, DE USA - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 07:44:02 (EDT)
Regarding Mr. Carny, thanks to all. I thought perhaps I was the only person left in the world who remebered him. PS: As a four year old I was petrified of Mr. Rivets. I would hide behind the TV whenever he was on.
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 15:38:02 (EDT)
I just checked with the Broadcast Pioneers Of Philadelphia site, and they list his name as Carny C. Carny (no "e"), and I couldn't find any mention about whether there was a name connected with the middle C. :)
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 15:25:12 (EDT)
I don't think the middle initial stood for anything; I think his name was simply Carney C. Carney.
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 12:34:35 (EDT)
I don't know but, I'll take a guess---carney, or just plain C.
Jean <usa.com>
wilmington, de USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 12:14:29 (EDT)
As long as everyone's talking about mid 20th Century kids television -- does anyone know Carney C. Carney's middle name?
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, California USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 11:03:43 (EDT)
Sally Starr can be heard every Sunday from noon to 3:00PM on WVLT-FM (Vineland), 92.1 on the dial, where she plays old country and does a lot of chat. Oh, Patty, the reason I didn't mention Roy Rogers is for the reason you mentioned: in my book Gene Autry was the king of cowboys (along with his sidekick, Smiley Burnette) :)
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 09:45:15 (EDT)
Most of us know our gal Sal, Sally Starr, is still alive and kicking. She, along with Chief Halftown, used to be on Channel 6 with various kiddie and cartoon shows. 'Uncle Pete' Boyle (father of the actor who plays Ray Romano's father) was on Channel 3. There was also a character named Sawdust Sam, with the handlebar moustache and rolling eyes, who filled in from time to time. I believe he got out of the entertainment business and was operating a liquor store on 4th Street near Monroe or Jackson Sts. I also believe he was in trouble with the law for some reason. True?
Bruce Esdale <bruce.esdale@basell.com>
Newark, DE USA - Friday, July 15, 2005 at 06:04:42 (EDT)
Nabisco shredded wheat used to pack their biscuts 9 per box. There were 3 on each layer and trading cards of sorts kept the layers seperate. I remember some being Indian guiding tips on how to survive in the woods. How to track, and what the animals footprints looked like. How to build a shelter, that type of thing. In those days it would have been safe to go off and get
Wayne <twntydasys@aol.com>
New Castle, DE USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 22:59:28 (EDT)
I can't believe you left out Roy Rogers & Gabby Hayes! We used to fight about who was king of the cowboys - Roy or Gene Autry.
Patty <pattywerk@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 22:41:50 (EDT)
Boy, I'd forgotten all about the Dixie Cup lids, I used to save all of the cowboy stars: Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, Johnny Mack Brown, Lash Larue, Gene Autry, etc. Wow, what memories! Thanks for reminding me, Shirley!
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 21:05:45 (EDT)
I kept my trading cards in a cigar box that looks like its been through a war. and yes I forgot about the charms and dixie cup lids.
Jean <usa.com>
wilmington, de USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 20:55:35 (EDT)
I remember the dixie cup lids too. And was it bubble gum or one of the candies that came with a tattoo? You wet your skin & applied the tattoo. Of course, they always came out smeared. I used to collect the "charms" that came out of the penny candy machines. There are several sites that sell all the old candies, gum, etc. It's fun just looking through them.
Patty <pattywerk@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 18:46:25 (EDT)
I REMEMBER THE DIXIE CUP LIDS THAT WE LICKED OFF, THEN PEELED THE PAPER OFF, SHOWING A PICTURE OF A MOVIE STAR. WISH I STILL HAD SOME OF THOSE PICTURES. SHIRL
SHIRLEY HUDSON JESTER <UJEST110@AOL.COM>
NEWARK, DE USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 17:12:00 (EDT)
Trading Cards ,are something I still have, about 200 of them, from the early 50's,stored in an old metal box,used by my Uncle in the Korean War.
kburton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.net>
Pike Creek, De USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 09:28:40 (EDT)
I used to collect the Double Bubble bubble gum comic strips.
Connie <nospamwantedatyahoo.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 09:01:40 (EDT)
yes Ido remember and I still have my skate key. and do you remember trading cards
Jean <usa.com>
wilmington, de USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 21:14:28 (EDT)
Remember When: Rollar Skates had clamps and Skates had keys,that we wore around our neck, so that we wouldn't loose them ???
kburton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.net>
Pike Creek, De USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 20:17:26 (EDT)
remember when doctors made house calls also under doctors add philip rothbart augustine cut-off professional bldg.
gayle palese dupras <gdupras@bbmc.org>
lewes, de USA - Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 07:45:16 (EDT)
Jean, A couple of my uncles married two sisters from Kentmere. You used to go past the little Chapel then make a left, and go up a hill . The road would bear right and there were houses up there where their relatives lived. They tore those houses down (no indoor plumbing - in the 50s no less) and then moved down a level, toward the plant. They were still a turn and a little bit above Riddle Ave. At that point their next door neighbor's name was Charlie Fleetwood. (He shared a room at Arbors with my father-in-law and they died within hours of one another - Tiny Delaware) One member of the family was close to my age, Donald Phillips (Duckie). When I would go over there we would hang around together. Although there was no real relation, we bacame know as cousins. Since none of this really contributes to the site(with a few exceptions I tried to include), if you want to know more contact me on my own site (listed here). FYI my wife is co-owner of the site, so there is nothing to worry about. P.S. My first wife was from Rockford Road.
Wayne <twntydasys@aol.com>
New Castle, DE USA - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 21:08:20 (EDT)
DID YOU LIVE IN THE 40ACRES? WHAT SCHOOOL DID YOU GO TO? JUST WONDERING SINCE YOU SAID YOU WERE RIDING A BIKE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD.
Jean <usa.com>
WILMINGTON, DE USA - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 20:21:21 (EDT)
Jean, I remember the last dance at the little Chapel on Riddle Ave. I was about 14 which would have made it the mid 50's. I was riding on my bike nearby, with a few friends when a comotion broke out up in front of the Chapel. We rode up to see what was going on. A crowd from the neighborhood had gathered. A car was sitting in front of the Chapel with its doors open, but no one was in it. In the woods directly above the Chapel, you could hear a fight going on. People just stood around in the street near the car, until finally a woman (from one of the Riddle Ave. homes) screamed out" For God's sake just don't stand there, it could be your son they're beating up" whereupon a half dozen or so men from the neighborhood ran up and into the woods. It seemed like forever and there was a lot of yelling, but the fighting obviously broke up and four or five teenage boys ran out. I think they jumped into cars and drove away. I know there was some way back then that I could identify them, but time has erased that memory. I was going to offer that information then, but was told to keep my mouth shut. I don't know wether I recognized some of them (unlikely) or could identify the cars (a more likely scenerio). Meanwhile, the men from the neighborhood helped a sailor down from the woods. He looked terrible. But after having a couple af children and seeing how far one single drop of blood can spread on their little faces, and how gory a simple cut can look, I realize he probably was more sore than injured. The result however, was the powers to be decided because of this particular incident they wouuld no longer have dances in the little Chapel. The main reason this sticks out so well in my mind, is because I later went to work at Bancroft. For other reasons I also had the occasion to pass that little Chapel hundreds of times. I later met the girl who the fight had started over. As I grew older, and there were limited places to go, I remembered what those 4 or 5 jerks did to curtail the activities at one place, and have to wonder how many other jerks shut down how many other places where we could have all gone and had innocent fun? Ah, and we talk about the good old days. But, alas, (50 years later) things haven't changed that much at all. It seems the 4 or 5 jerks here and there are still ruling every aspect of our lives. This goes from the ones we trusted enough to vote into office, to the ones standing on the street corner where we used to live, waiting to hijack, mug, rob, or rape you. Look around and tell me that the Majority Rules.
Wayne <twntydasys@aol.com>
New Castle, DE USA - Monday, July 11, 2005 at 21:58:53 (EDT)
John, no I don't remember a kindergarten in rockford but, I did go to the one in kentmere it was in the chapel on riddle ave. dances were also held there.
Jean <usa.com>
wilmington, De. USA - Monday, July 11, 2005 at 16:39:03 (EDT)
For Brother Bill Fisher: Ken (the son) opened up a hardware store on Limestone Road east of Kirkwood Hiway. He also sold Honda lawnmowers. Sold out to another Honda franchise about 6 or 8 years ago. As you know I lived on 23rd Street directly across from old buddy Garfield. Did you get the letter about Epslon Rho losing their charter? Where did we go wrong? What happened to the ATO traditions?
Bob Veazey <bobbyvz@comcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 12:02:22 (EDT)
At Braunstein's during Fall of 1971 David B. had an episode. Four or five of us were loading a truck in the rain. David B. was standing in the alley way. He was dressed in a zillion dollar suit with a younger guy on each side of him. One of the sideboys held an umbrella over Mr. B. To make it a complete social opera, David B. then starts taunting and cursing us laborers. "C'mon - move it! You s-- of a b----! MOVE IT!" He'd then giggle to himself in delight. I stopped within a few feet of him and watched. He ignored me and continued to curse the others as they passed. I felt like a Dickens character. I started talking up the idea of a union at Braunstein's. I was making $2.25/hour. My helper was getting $1.75. The gave him my job for $2.00/hour. I was advised to move on. I went to California, married a blonde and became a movie star.
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 20:51:43 (EDT)
I worked for Braunsteins, Market Street back in 1971 when I first got out of HS. I worked in the sports wear department for about 4 days. It was my first job. After working there for only 4 days, I never wanted to work again. On the 3rd day, they received a shipment of London Fog raincoats that they told me to take down to the basement. All of the raincoats were lined and they were really heavy. I remember walking down those narrow steps, attempting to carry as many raincoats as I could. It was terrible. I came home that night and told my Father that I couldn't go back there. I went the next day only to find that they had received another shipment of something equally as awful. I quit the very next day. I can't even remember if I got paid and at that point, I didn't care.
Marge M. <scooter1120@msn.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Saturday, July 09, 2005 at 07:45:24 (EDT)
I also worked for Braunsteins years ago - during the early sixties. I worked on the 2nd floor in the better dresses department as a cashier. There was a large wrap around counter with a small closet sized room behind it where layaways were put until they were moved to the backroom. The memory that really stands out the most in my mind about this job is (no, not the lousy pay)the day David Braunstein came up the stairs from the lst floor (no escalators there) ranting and raving. All of the older women who had worked there for years were quite afraid of him and just stood back and watched. He came to the counter, ripped out every red Braunstein's paper bag and threw them over the counter all over the floor. He then proceeded to pull all of the newly purchased layaways out of the closet and also threw them over the counter all over the floor. He then kicked them around and started screaming at me "Pick them all up". I picked up something all right. It was my pocketbook. As I walked off the floor and left the store, he followed me still hollering "Get back there and clean up that mess". Needless to say, everything was left in the dust.
Pat Rambo <wheelsrambo@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 19:01:40 (EDT)
I worked at Braunsein's during the Fall of 1971. I drove the truck that shuttled merchandise from the Market St. store to all the branches - even down to Dover and Rehobeth. I made $2.25/hour. I worked for Ed Alexander. The #2 guy was Mr. Nactheim. They had a Security guy called Mr. White who slipped around at night with a pistol. The night watchman was Walter Protokowicz. Worked much of our time in the basement of the Market St. store. Very low ceilings down there. I dated Sue Dawson who worked at the Newark store. I met another girl there who was reading "Trout Fishing in America."
Larry Roszkowiak (Rush) <lroszkowiak@its.ucsf.edu>
San Francisco, CA USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 15:02:46 (EDT)
I remember well Pickering's Bicycle Shop on Jefferson; I saved up allowance and any spare change I got from taking bottles back to the stores, to buy my Raleigh English bicycle from him in the late 40's, when that was the bike to have. Also remember "Pick"'s son, Kenneth... wonder what ever happened to him?
Bill Fisher <whfisher@earthlink.net>
Westminster, CA USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 12:45:56 (EDT)
Does anyone else from the 9th Ward remember Pickering's Bicycle Shop and the shoemaker/shoe repair shop on the south side of Jefferson between 23rd and 24th on Jefferson? And at 25th and Jefferson, Sere's Kosher Deli?
Bob Wilson <wilso127@yahoo.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Friday, July 08, 2005 at 06:58:57 (EDT)
I BELIEVE THE LAST BRAUNSTEIN'S STORE CLOSED WHEN THE "MERCHANDISE MART" CLOSED DOWN - WHENEVER THAT WAS. TOO BAD THEY DON'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT EYESORE. COULD MAKE A NICE TRUCK STOP OR SOMETHING. SHIRL
SHIRLEY HUDSON JESTER <UJEST110@AOL.COM>
NEWARK, DE USA - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 22:08:11 (EDT)
SURE I REMEMBER HOUGHTONS STORE AND JOE PROUDS AND WINEBERGS (spelling ?) penny candy, how about across from houghtons was the hardware store I think it was Baldos not sure of the spelling on that one either and the old B&o railroad station
Jean <usa.com>
wilmington., DE USA - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 18:22:49 (EDT)
Can anyone share with me what happened the the Braunstein's dept. store chain? Well, perhaps
Ruth <tarragon918@yahoo.com>
Hyattsville, MD USA - Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 09:26:40 (EDT)
Was there a store on the corner of Del.Ave and Scott St. called Howton's?(spelling) I loved that little store.They had tables with little plastic toys and I remember the creaking hardwood floors.
Dorothy McHugh <ralcon@comcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at 20:59:48 (EDT)
Does anyone remember someone called 'Jimmy the Drunk' from the 40 Acres? 1960's
Dorothy McHugh <ralcon@comcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at 20:45:21 (EDT)
IN REGARDS TO JAKE THE BROOM MAN. I GUESS ANY ONE WHO EVER LIVED IN WILMINGTON BOUGHT A BROOM OFF JAKE. I WATCHED HIM AS I WAS GROWING UP ON CLAYTON ST. GO FROM DOOR TO DOOR. AS A POLICE OFF INOBSERVED HIM STILL ON HIS WORKING ROUT. SOME TIMES HIS ROUT TOOK HIM INTO WHAT ARE NOW BAD AREA,S. EARLY IN THE 70,S JAKE WAS SELLING HIS BROOMS IN THE VICINITY OF 3RD.SHIPLY. HE WAS MUGGED IN BROAD DAY LIGHT BY THREE BLACK YOUTHS.HE WAS KNOCKED TO THE GROUND BLEEDING, HIS BROOMS LAYING IN THE STREET AND HIS MONEY GONE. HE WAS NEVER SEEN IN THE CITY AFTER THAT.
RALPH PRYOR <REPJFK>
TARPON SPRINGS , FL USA - Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at 14:47:15 (EDT)
Hello Dorothy, I was born and raised in the 40 Acres. Right on Laurel Street, located between Scott and Lincoln Sts, off of Delaware Avenue. Went to #13 School, Warner Jr. High and graduated from WHS Class of 1958!!
Mary Kay Dunlop Kennedy <mk.kennedy@sbcglobal.net>
Ottawa, Il. USA - Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 23:49:24 (EDT)
The blind broom Man.
Donald C. Hurlock <donaldtoby@aol.com>
Wilmington, De. USA - Monday, July 04, 2005 at 01:15:27 (EDT)
RE-FIRE WORKS. Getting there early was the trick.We used to park right on the hill of the estate.We kids would sit on the hood of the car---perfect seat. I remember the air was always fresh and cool,there in the country. Great Memories !!!!
kburton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.net>
Pike Creek, De USA - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 21:21:44 (EDT)
Yes, I remember the fireworks at Granogue, my parents would have to drive all over the Valley looking for a place to park so we had a good view. Most of the roads in the Valley would be lined on both sides with parked cars, and we usually ended up on Kennett Pike, near what is now Winterthur, so we could look across the fields with few trees in the way.
Bruce D. <spyderxlatcomcast.net>
Wilmington, DE USA - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 18:31:30 (EDT)
RE FIREWORKS: Anyone remember the fireworks at Granogue Estate's in the 50's ??
kburton <breckslnkid10@yahoo.net>
Pike Creek, De USA - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 16:40:15 (EDT)
Remember the fireworks displays at the New Castle County Airbase? We were in the front row once and had to run from one of those things that went around in circles on the ground. Later years I watched them from the window when I worked at a credit card company in New Castle. I always volunteered to work the evening of the 4th and always saw the fireworks from a safe area.
Connie <nospamwantedatyahoo.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Sunday, July 03, 2005 at 09:36:35 (EDT)
Just want to wish all a safe and happy holiday. Whatever you're doing....keep safe. Shirl
Shirley Hudson Jester <ujest110@aol.com>
Newark, DE USA - Saturday, July 02, 2005 at 23:53:45 (EDT)
Sandy I was a classmate at St.Peter's Cathedral with Lorraine Franco. I talked to her recently.
Stephen Armstrong <stephen.armstrong@sun.com>
Bowie, Md. USA - Friday, July 01, 2005 at 10:59:33 (EDT)
Hey I worked at the Variety store Boxwwod Rd in my Senior year as well as selling Pretzels at Almart Kirkwood Hwy I miss those days we grew up in a great ers I am always saying that I know my grandson( age 18) gets sick of my saying that LOL
Sandy Claypoole Woolfall <AnneMary47@aol.com>
Bloomingdale, Mi USA - Friday, July 01, 2005 at 00:34:51 (EDT)
Hey I am from elsmere Lived on Kirkwood Hwy My Dad had an Insurance Agency Went to Corpus Christi until 11th grade and went to Conrad. So let me hear from some of my schoolmates friends etc went to all the dances. My best friend Lorraine Franco(Lugar) has been laid off amd does not have access to a computer so anyone who is tryting to get in touch with her let me know. Thanks Hope to hear from you guys soon Sandy
Sandy Claypoole Woolfall <AnneMary47@aol.com>
Kalamazoo, Mi USA - Friday, July 01, 2005 at 00:29:39 (EDT)

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