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My sister Debbie showed me this site a couple of months ago and every once in a while I stop by. It has reminded me of how much fun it was growing up at SSS. We lived on big Jerome st. There were many big families on Jerome, I.e., the Jones (8 children)' the Eichlers (9)' the Mallons, Costellos, Roscikis, Pintos, DeProsperos and many others. We spent a lot of time in hunting park at the pool, playground and rec center. I had great memories if the Junior Catholic Daughters and our camping trips. Also st. Henry dances, Connelly hall, and LaSalle. I laugh when I read about sister Helen. It was scary in that class. My father and brother Greg were involved in the CYO basketball club. Greg '65 is still friends with some of those guys. Good memories. I drove my sons by SSS and they thought it was small and far from where we lived. Hope to hear from more '61 grads.

Added: September 12, 2014
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Hi Bob. It's good to hear from you. After the weather last winter I told my wife that we had to move to a warmer climate. It's great in Arizona. Three months of hot weather then nine months of beautiful weather. Thank you for your thoughts on my Brother Jack. He has been gone five years now. Gone but not forgotten. Jerry is in assisted living and doing great. He is 75 now and I swear he is going to out live all of us. YES I do remember the great Bott Street box ball games. I was too young to play with the older fellows. I was of the next generation. I remember how Mrs. Nagle used to get angry when the ball was hit into her yard. Half the time she wouldn't give it back to us.
I remember the day we were playing baseball in St. Stephens Cemetery. We were digging up and laying dirt for base paths and someone called the Police. They were going to lock us up for grave robbing.
Thanks for the info on Al. He and his Father used to take me fishing with them every weekend. We had some great times together. We are returning for Thanksgiving and it would be great if I could get in touch with him. Al's Father was a super nice man. They belonged to the Eddington Yacht Club and we had some great moments. If you would happen to know his address, phone number or e-mail address could you e-mail it to me. I did a Spokeo search on him and it came up with a couple different locations. One on Dell street and the other in Bensalem. Bensalem doesn't have an address or phone number.
Thanks and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!


Added: September 11, 2014
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Joe was a good friend & fellow firefighter. We both worked at Ladder 18 (22nd & Hunting Park Ave.)He attended our SSS reunion and I have a photo of Joe & I at that event. Rest in peace Joe.

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It's with a very heavy heart that one of our own passed away last week . Joe Nugent who was a good friend . R.i. P. My friend.4

Added: September 9, 2014
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John Kain.....I was just telling my grandson about the scooters we made out of a milk crate and skates...he wants one....I remember Joe and Don stacking the milk crates along their wall....they were there for the overnight because the milkman came so early...we moved to 3839 N.10th St. and lived there until 1970....when I came home from Vietnam the block changed so much that I had my parents put up the house and we moved to Roxbourgh....On 10th St. we could not play ball because of all the trolley cars up and down the street...10th St. was the way the trolleys would go to the PTC depot so we played ball down on Butler St. because it was wider than Pike St.....the skinny guy would be the sewer rat...we held him by his legs and he would get the balls out of the sewer...we went roffin too...our favorite pastime was to sneak up behind a trolley and pull the pole of the wire....well you take care....'64 SSS

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Hi Vincent. Hope all's well in Arizona. In answer to your inquiry about Al: our class of 53 had a reunion a while back and Al was there. I didn't get to talk to him much but he looked in good shape & like all of us that night he had a good time. Sorry to hear of brother Jack's death Vince. How about Jerry ? My thoughts go back to Bott St a lot. Remember the great "box ball" games? Great memories.

Added: September 8, 2014
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A happy hello to everyone. An extra special hello to Bob Gavin. I hope everyone is in good health. I constantly read the posts but I am not familiar with many of the names. I occasionally ask for members of the class of '58 to participate on the sight but I haven't had very much luck. Bob, you may have an answer to this question. Does anyone have any information on Al Palante? Also, is there another reunion anywhere in the future?

Added: September 7, 2014
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yes dennis they lived on 1300 block thats my uncle and my grand parents i loved them very much tell john kain i said hi take care good bless thomas mc intyre

Added: September 6, 2014
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Dennis, I remember Sealys well. Sat at the counter while she mixed me a cherry or vanilla coke many times. We collected soda bottles for the 2 cent deposits and went to Sealys for either penny candy or bought a pimple ball to play box ball. When the ball went flat, cut it in half to play half ball. Somehow we got up on the roof next to Jim's market to retrieve the 'halfies'. You are right. Great times. Almost forgot that we played a street game with bottle caps and made scooters out of old roller skates and a milk crate we would get from Joe and Don's

Added: September 5, 2014
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John,
What a name from the past...frogie....wow...we lived at 1336 Colwyn St....our rear yards were on Lycoming St....I can see faces but not names...I'll work on that..
I remember my dad sending me to Sealy's candy store on York Rd... mom would give me a big bowl from the cabinet and I would go get dips of ice cream for the family...we got the dips and Butch the dog got to lick the bowl...this stuff will never be repeated again...so sad the way the world is today...but we have our memories...take care...Dennis


Added: September 5, 2014
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