Saturday, March 31, 2012
Reader Rob Musson sent me a treasure trove of old Johnstown area beer ads - along with a wealth of information on the brewing history of the area that I will be posting in the next couple of weeks. For more on Emmerling from this site CLICK HERE.
This is my Aunt Kathleen (Hanzel) Vilkofsky - the youngest of all the Hanzel girls - making her First Holy Communion at St. Stephen's Church in the late 1930's. She was one of those pleasant kind of people if you know what I mean - you liked being around her - alot of members of my family are like that - we are all funny people - some may say - funny in the head - but we don't care. If you're around us during a family get together - you will have a good time and you will eat like a pig - because that's the kind of people we are.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Happy Birthday wishes go to my sister Kelly (Cacicia) Edwards - she is the one in middle balling about something I must have done - you can tell by the look on her face - she still looks at me that way or maybe she's mad we're wearing the same color top! It couldn't have been our brother Bob - since he is sitting there looking like a little angel. We are on the back stoop at our great-grandmothers house on Stackhouse Street - the Hanzel Homestead - where we spent many happy holidays.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Reader Dawn R. mardis sent in this picture - she writes: "Please post this photo of my Parents and brother and sister. My parents are Alfred C. Wesner & Nellie M. (Hildebrand) Wesner, my sister is Diane L. Wesner and my Brother is Richard A.(Dick) Wesner. This was taken in 1951 when my parents were going to the Opera in Johnstown. My father was the Vice President and my mother headed the Women's Auxiliary and both my brother and sister were on the Junior Board of Directors of the Johnstown Opera Company. My mother said I was in the picture too, you just can't see me. She is hiding me with her clutch bag. I'm the "bump" in her tummy! Thanks!"
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
This picture makes me cringe - only flood survivors would know why. That AIN'T no Pepsi that dad is passing off to his son - it's the god awful - luke warm - tastes like CRAP - tonic like water Pepsi used before they added the actual pepsi flavor. But it was very nice of Pepsi to donate hundreds of thousands of cases of it - free for the taking. Even though we knew it didn't contain pop - there was always that hope that just one case might and that one would be ours.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The dog on the left is my rescue dog - Tanner - adopted her from Nardecchia nearly two years ago. Tanner - who has such a gentle soul - was found tied to a door knob in Vintondale - abandoned by her former owners - the neighbors fed her for two weeks - the police stepped and we gave her a new home. She is sitting next her sister - Molly the beagle - they just adore each other.
Now for more infomation on the basket party:
Richland Fire Hall
Doors Open at 11:30 am
Drawing starts at 2 pm
$7 Admission includes 25 chances along with a light lunch
Extra chances are available
100 baskets or more
Money tree and lottery tree
$150 Lia Sophia bracket and necklace
Vera Bradley purse, wallet and pen set
One overnight stay in Jacuzzi suite at Holiday Inn Express - value $159.99
Posted by Lisa Cacicia at 11:03 PM
Friday, March 23, 2012
The West End Improvement Group will be having a West End Pickers and Treasure Sale (aka... flea market, yard sale, garage sale, etc.) at
LOWER YODER FIRE DEPT ACTIVITY HALL - 515 FAIRFIELD AVE, JOHNSTOWN - Saturday March 24 - 8am to 5 pm.If anyone has any items they would like to donate, please contact Marie Mock, Rose Howarth or Connie Martin.....all on FB. Also, please plan on stopping down to shop. There will be good deals for sure! Money raised will go towards our beautification and communtiy projects for the West End community. We'll be having food and refreshments for sale as well. Please pass this along to your friends and if anyone wants to help us out, please let us know!!!!
Posted by Lisa Cacicia at 2:57 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Posted this picture last year of the World War Two - "Good Luck" Parade at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Barron Avenue in Morrellville. Reader Darcie ran across this picture today and writes the following: "The store with the flag is Barna's. My grandfather/mother, John and Mary Barna owned it until the 60's and then my Aunt Beanie Vrabel and Mother Kay Fiore/Legarski bought it and ran it until the late 60's. My Uncle John Barna is on the porch of the store in the white coat (he was a butcher) and I see my Mother out in front with the blond tuft of hair in a head scarf! She was 19 in this photo! What great memories this has brought back! Thanks!!! BTW, the parade is going up Barron."
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
German Day - Part 3 - sent in by reader Mike Mertle. For Part 1 and Part Two - CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE.