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Thanks for the information website, Love to come back.

Added: May 12, 2015
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just wanted to drop a line my mother passed awway and a weekpassed my brother eddie mc intyre passed away just keep both of them i your prayers thanks thomas e mc intyre

Added: May 7, 2015
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Hello Betty - I did not know you at SSS. Please read my comment right before yours about Our Lady of Pompeii - I did not understand that name at all. I also found it interesting you had to be half Italian to go there - supposedly there was ethnic restriction at St. Bonaventure - you had to have German heritage to attend - do not know how true this is.
About Epper - not just polish - it seems it was very popular in Italian neighborhoods like Germantown where my mother grew up - funny about Germantown - initially a German settlement that became an Italian neighborhood. Today, I don't know many kids who would get excited about winning an egg. I wish there was a game where you could win sushi.
Take care everyone, Jess


Added: May 6, 2015
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Betty, I am from 10th & Pike....what was the name of the Beer distributor on Luzerne St.?....

Added: April 26, 2015
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Dear Betty; Thanks for your help with the 9th grade nuns I couldn't recall. Both of those names rang a bell. Also thanks to Mary and Maryann Merino, who I recall as a knockout who all the guys were in love with. I also remember all of those classmates you mentioned, and so many more. The amazing thing is, I can't remember what I had for lunch, today, or even if I had lunch, for that matter. I fear that old father time is doing a number on my memory. My dad also made those palm crosses, but I don't recall the egg thing Well, thats all for now. Tell Mary to drop me a line, and maybe we can take a walk down memory lane. Thanks, OBIE

Added: April 19, 2015
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Obie, My sister asked Jean Leonard Malik, who were the nuns that had 9th grade She is a year behind you. They were Sister Ann Margaret and Sister Catherine Veronica.

Added: April 15, 2015
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I read my post. I guess I was typing too fast. There is an error. I typed "are" instead of our. I didn't want anyone thinking that I wasn't taught properly at SSS.

Added: April 15, 2015
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Thanks to everyone responding about Holy Week. This website really brings back memories. It helps us remember the ones we forgot. I learned about Dingus Day when I was a Freshman at LF. I learned many Polish customs from a friend. She was from St. Adalbert's the Polish Parish in Port Richmond. On Easter, they played a game called Epper(spelling?). You took the colored hardboiled egg in your fist, you left a small opening between you index finger and thumb. Your opponent tried to crack the top of the egg. The egg that did not break was the winner. The prize was the other person's egg. Actually, I don't know if it was a Polish custom. When I mentioned it to my Father, he knew how to play. Maybe it was an old custom. My Father also taught me to make Palm Crosses. Until this day on Palm Sunday I make the crosses. OBIE, Yes, it was my sister Mary that was in your class. She remembers you too. I mentioned your Feb. 23 post, asking who taught the 9th grade. She will call Maryann Merino. She said she'll know. The other people I know that were in your year are: Catherine Green, Veronica Dowling, Loretta Bowers, Betty Kirk, Joe Douglas and Tony McAleer. They were are neighbors. You are right there were a lot of us Bonshoff. My Father was one of ten, nine being boys and they all had girls. Out Lady of Pompeii was mentioned. You had to have one parent that was Italian to go there. There were even Bonshoff in Our Lady of Pompeii.

Added: April 15, 2015
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Hey everybody.
I remember Our Lady of Pompeii very well. It was near the Century movie where I went a lot! One connection I never could make - what did our Lady have to do with Pompeii? Help me with that one people. Also to update that church, it is now in a Latino community. Shouldn't the name be changed to Our Lady of Guadalupe? There really is an Our Lady of Guadalupe.

I am now retired. I had my first music lesson in 37 years yesterday NO JOKE!. I was going thru my old sheet music and cannot believe what I found!! A piece from Room 4, Grade 6, Sister Ann Patrice, who was my favorite, was my teacher (actually lucky enough to have her 5th and 6th) and petite Sister Cristella was the piano teacher. I definitely am not getting rid of that sheet music. Nostalgia!!!

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter.


Added: April 15, 2015
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John.....make sure you wear your Gladiator outfit...boy are your classmates getting old....50 years...notice I said your classmates....not you...never argue with a gladiator with a drawn sword....

Added: April 14, 2015
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