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There are currently 232 messages.
There have been 11386 visits since 2006-12-17
This page was last accessed on 2018-07-20

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Message Number: 232 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:41:06 EST
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Name:  Skip Childs
Hometown?:  Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
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To Dean Zotis - You house was our favorite to visit on Halloween. How your parents knew if a kid was trying to get a second candy apple amazed me. Great memories.

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Message Number: 231 - Tuesday, July 10, 2018 13:35:32 EST
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Name:  Trish J. D'Amico Palastro
Hometown?:  Simpsonville, SC 29681
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Hello, Brookline!

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Lived in Brookline from age 3 years to 23 years Ebenshire Village, Creedmoor Place. Many good memories of Brookline. Church of the Resurrection, the Boulevard a little downtown inside a big downtown Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Seton High School, Moore Park and the infamous cannon!

Have not resided in Brookline/ Pittsburgh for 47 years, but the area will always be "home". It is an important part of my history they helped develop my future.

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Message Number: 230 - Friday, July 6, 2018 15:26:11 EST
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Name:  Betty (Graham) Luchsinger
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I just discovered this wonderful site and have spent hours reminiscing. I was born in Brookline and attended Brookline Elementary, South Hills High School and the Uinversity of Pgh. I was disappointed, however, in finding only 2 former classmates - Bill Leighner and Bill Selvig. The Leighners and Grahams lived on Woodbourne Avenue while in grade school. The Selvigs and Grahams lived on Birtley Avenue during college years. I worked at the "new" Brookline Library and, later, at Premier Photo. Would love to know if you are in contact with any other friends.

I live in a retirement village in Monroe OH (near Cincinnati) and another resident here attended Elizabeth Seton High - 1941. She would be interested in hearing from any classmates - Pat McGivney (?). I intend to be a regular visitor. Thanks for all the hard work.

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Message Number: 229 - Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:39:43 EST
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Name:  Maureen Mullen Dove
Hometown?:  Brookline
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I loved growing up in Brookline, very warm memories of Resurrection School and Moore Park and piano lessons with Elmer Sternegel.

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Message Number: 228 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018 00:08:28 EST
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Name:  Bill Cash
Hometown?:  Columbus, Ohio
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WOW WOW WOW

This is an INCREDIBLE web site!

I am from Columbus and spent just one year in the city: 1995 to 1996, my freshman year at CMU. I am embarrassed to say I hated Pittsburgh that year. Mainly, I think I missed home, I wasn't getting it at CMU, and I didn't get the funky, gritty, hilly (!), multi-layered history of the city. The one thing I did do a lot of was go up the P.J. McArdle Roadway, jump the big heavy fence, and sit and stare out at the gorgeous city below. We don't have that kind of vantage in Columbus.

Over the years I realized my mistake. I actually got a degree in urban planning and came to realize that Pittsburgh was actually an endlessly fascinating place -- one of the most complex "small" cities in the country. Now I come through any chance I can find on a business trip or vacation, just to check in.

Your site is incredibly comprehensive and a labor of love. I really appreciate all that you've posted. I hope you keep it going for a long time!

Bill Cash, Thanks for the sentiments ... I spent ten years of my life in Columbus, Ohio (1984-1994) working at the JCPenney data center near the outlet store on Scarborough Boulevard. Lived in Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and Pickerington over the years. I enjoyed my time in Columbus, but loved bringing my friends back home to Pittsburgh to fascinate them with the city. Very different from C-Town. There was a lot that I liked about Columbus ... Thanks again and "Go Buckeyes!"

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Message Number: 227 - Thursday, April 12, 2018 15:01:58 EST
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Name:  Curtis Billue
Hometown?:  Indianapolis
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Hello Brookline Connection, I'm writing a story for Kiwanis International about Kiwanis and their connection with baseball. I came across your wonderful page, "Pirates Day at Forbes Field 1961" with photos by Jim Klingensmith.

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Message Number: 226 - Saturday, April 7, 2018 19:04:58 EST
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Name:  Joe Irr
Hometown?:  Brookline
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I was a running guard for the Carmalt Crunchers. Remember them and our home field?

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Message Number: 225 - Monday, January 22, 2018 11:12:37 EST
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Name:  Delozanne
Hometown?:  Fismes
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I have written 3 books in French about the Pennsylvanians at Fismes and Fismette (France) during the WWI.

https://potamiel.wixsite.com/americain-1918-marne/pont-memorial-americains-fismes

I have read your Article about " A Short History of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Soldiers in World War I (1917-1919) ". Very interesting!

Cyrille Delozanne

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Message Number: 224 - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 14:46:28 EST
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Name:  Jim Mullen
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Your site has brought me much joy. Lived on Plainview Avenue and then Fiat Street in the 50s and 60s. Left Pittsburgh to go to college and never moved back, but I cant get enough of browsing through these old photos. This is clearly the fruit of an enormous amount of work, so thank you.

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Message Number: 223 - Tuesday, January 9, 2018 14:39:21 EST
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Name:  Mark Ambrose
Hometown?:  Pittsburgh, PA (Brookline)
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My father was born and raised in Brookline and lived on Rossmore Avenue. My mother was born on the Southside and lived on Crysler Street. After my parent's married they bought a house at 2503 Wedgemere Street, where we lived from 1960-1969. My father worked for PPG at the time and he was transfered to Huntsville, AL, where they were opening a new aircraft and specialty glass plant. We moved to Huntsville in the spring of 1969 and I am currently still living there.

I got a chance last summer to spend a couple of days in Pittsubrgh on our return trip from Cooperstown, NY. It was fun being able to show the family the old neighborhood.

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