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Thursday, November 23, 2006


Many people have told me that they save my "Sentimental Journey" columns and send them to friends and relatives out of the local area. My column is currently being placed on page 2 of the Times EVERY OTHER SATURDAY. Tell your out of town friends and relatives who have computer/internet capabilities that they can find my column published online on those weeks when it appears in the paper. The internet site is the site where the Times and the Star Ledger post archives, but it is somewhat difficult to get to the 14 day archives. I find it easier and much quicker to go to Google, and in the "Search For" block, enter this string:
you will find my column if it is a week when my column is published, along with other activities in which I have been involved over the recent past.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

1952: Here Comes Your 55th!

C'mon you guys, admit it! We all have memories of that first girlfriend, or the "crushes" ).....the ones that got away, if you will.) At one time or other, we were all afflicted by with that male hormonal malady at some time in our youth. I still recall a case of "puppy love" with which I was afflicted in 1943 with the then love-of-my-life, Shirley Whitebread....then, hmmm, let me see, there was Madelyn Lear, Barbara Connelly, Joan Tart, Charlotte Wilson, Millie Long, Shirley Gress, Madeline Bencivengo, Mary Pyrah, Jackie Hamilton, Valle Brewer, and, oh, of course, the love of my life with whom I have spent 53 years of married life, Judy Britton, HHS '51!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ray Sypniewski: Tribute to a Hero

I am proud to say that Ray was one of my childhood buddies in our Hartley Avenue neighborhood. Ray was the very first casualty of the Korean war from the Trenton/Hamilton area. He was also a Hamilton High alumnus. As Veterans' Day 2006 approaches, let us say a remember Ray Sypniewski, and all those brave men and women of our armed forces who made the supreme sacrifice.