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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Class of 1959 Pre-Reunion Questionnaire

Dear Classmates, we are beginning the initial phase of planning for the Class of 1959's Golden Reunion. It is of tremendous importance that we get as much valuable input from each of you as possible to help guide the planning of this momentous occasion to ensure a memorable experience.....

The Canonsburg-Washington corridor area is undergoing many changes with new motels, a new casino(Move Over Vegas), new shopping areas; all will be in the works or completed by 2009, providing many more options to work with than ever before.

In soliciting your help and input, we are providing an "Easy To Use" pre-reunion questionnaire to complete.

Please Click on the Title above to fill out the questionnaire.

God willing and Chartiers crick don't rise, we'll see each other in 2009 and have a festive time

Thank you,

Isabella Spinosa Livolsi & Sandy Lanzy Kobert














George's Candy Shop


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I'm sure we all remember George's, the Numero Uno 50's teen hang-out where we enjoyed Vanilla and Cherry Cokes while listening to the current BeBop tunes on the Juke Box. Please enjoy Margie's comments as she shares with us a few memories of her Dad's Shop.

The picture was taken June 1954.
My dad was in business from 1934 to 1971.
The reason the shop closed was because the man that owned the Alahambra Theater also owned the shope that my Dad rented and the owner wouldn't renew the lease.
The shop had 5 booths - 2 on one side of the store and 3 on the other. There were approximately 12 stools at the counter.
When you walked into the store the candy cases where on the right and the soda fountain was on the left.
All the flavors used to make the special fountain drinks like lemon, vanilla, chocolate cokes were made by my dad. The candy was hand dipped and hand packed and was made up stairs. The most popular items served was vanilla cokes and ham salad sandwiches.
A strong memory for me was when my dad needed something when he was working upstairs he would bang a broom handle on the floor and you "bet your life" we would jump to get upstairs to find out what he needed. As you may remember, the thing he would not tolerate was anyone getting out of hand or acting up in the shop.!!!!
Thank You to Margie Bardos Tsudis for this rare picture of George, minding his Shop and the wonderful comments.

Pittsburgh - A Great City of the World


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Just click on the "TITLE" above to whisk yourself off on a memorable picture trip of " A Great City of the World".

Non Broadband Visitors - May take some time to load!


Courtesy Matt Robinson

Friday, March 16, 2007

Canonsburg High


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Subject: Canonsburg High


This snapshot is from Dink McPeake's album and probably was taken between 1913, when the high school was built, and 1917, when he went off to World War 1.

The log cabin wasn't moved in front of the Chapel Gym until the 1930s.

The statue was put in front of the building in 1924.

Courtesy Jim Herron

Friday, March 9, 2007

Alexander Grade School Pictures




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These beautiful faces belong to a number of our Classmates that did some of their best posing while pupil's at Strabane's Alexander Grade school.


We need some help in identifying the When and Who.

A Four Coins Collector's CD to those that can come up with the most student names.(Extra Credit for Year or/and Grade)

Thank you Bill Cushman, for providing the pictures and our gratitude to Marty Soberl and Jim Herron for their efforts in getting them to our Blog.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Have Hope Dave, for Your Winter Too Will Finally End



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Rich Terling and grandson Luke, feeling that Dave Delanie needed encouragement and hope regarding the bitter and prolonged winter in Omaha, has provided the above pictures indicating that finally, all the snow is now completely gone from his front yard in Jupiter, FL.

Good News, More Pictures A Comin!


From: Dick Garboski <rpgarboski@yahoo.com>
To: mwall2@earthlink.net
Cc: Canonsburg Friends Blog <canonsburgfriends.blog@blogger.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2007 6:55:38 AM
Subject: Good News, More Pictures A Comin!

Marty, you are way toooooo smart, which one did you miss?

Great news on those pictures, I can't wait to see them.

Dick Garboski





----- Original Message ----
From: Martha Wall <mwall2@earthlink.net>
To: Dick Garboski <rpgarboski@yahoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 9:24:04 PM
Subject: RE: Check out Intelligence Test

DICK I GOT 10 OUT OF 11.

HEY BILL CUSHMAN IS COMING OVER ON THURSDAY WITH HIS PICTURES AND WE ARE GOING TO GO DOWN TO JIM HERRON'S TO SCAN THEM. I ALSO FOUND SOME PICTURES FROM OUR HIGH SCHOOL DAYS etc. WILL TAKE THEM ALSO. I STILL THINK I HAVE MORE IN THE ATTIC BUT WILL WAIT FOR WARMER WEATHER TO GO UP THERE. MARTY
Subject: Check out Intelligence Test


Subject: Check out Intelligence Test
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

The Eaves

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As you probably remember, The Eaves was a popular late night High School hang out, that is if you didn't have wheels.....But, oh boy, if you had a car, then instead of going to the Eaves you would be "stylin" out at the "Ranch" or the "Hitchin-Post" on 19.





Picture courtesy of Jim Herron

Friday, March 2, 2007

A Nevada Who's Who


Can you identify this Reno, Nevada couple who recently sold their business and are looking forward to well earned life of leisure and travel?