Saturday, March 21, 2009
Join us tomorrow (Sunday, March 22) from 1 to 3 PM as I bring the program, "Welcome Sweet Springtime" to those of us who remember the golden years. The program will be presented in the main dining room-theater of Kuser Farm Mansion on Newkirk and Leonard Avenue in Hamilton. I will be recalling those wonderful years of our youth as we played sandlot baseball, the first girlfriend, the story of the old boiler, and of course, the main feature of our program, singing along to the songs we all loved. Come on out; based on past programs, I can assure you that you will spend a very happy two hours.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Detective-Constable-Policeman Dennis Frawley was a very well known individual in the Hamilton area. Along with Constable Ceaser from the Broad Street Park area, rural Hamilton was under the watchful eyes of these lawmen. Early 20th century newspapers have many articles of the roving bands of Gypsies that wandered around the area and getting into all sorts of trouble. The article above shows how Frawley drove 'em out of town.
Back in the first decade of the 29th century, the local press always included Bromley news under the "Wilbur" area community news. Bromley had not yet earned a reputation as being a viable neighborhood, when compared with Wilbur, which bordered Bromley eastward from North and South Logan Avenue.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I went to school with all kinds of "Copes." Richard, who went on to be a Hamilton Fire Co. legend, was in my class of '51. Another Richard Cope, whom we dubbed "Dick,"(in order not to confuse the two Richards), was also in my class of '51, and indeed, he dated my dear wife of 55 years, Judy Britton while we were in Kuser Annex. Then there was Edward Cope, also an HHS '51 classmate, and his "little brother" Alan Cope who was also part of my high school years. Did I confuse you? Join the club! Believe me, it was very difficult to cope with all the Copes!
I can't begin to recall how many bucks I spent at Cook's. The largest collection of magazines were neatly displayed an one wall, and it was a very complete assortment from Aardvarks to Zanzibar. Cooks was also a great place to stop for a bit of socializing with the locals.
This beautiful aerial photo of the Bromely area from Greenwood Cemetery to a point just short of Johnston Avenue is one of my favorites. My long time friend and fellow HHS '51 classmate Bob Shinkle has identified "who lived where" when he was a Dickenson Avenue resident.