Category Archives: Allentown

July 1978

Summer vacation time in PA. Trips for me, mostly business related. I had a speaking engagement in Chicago and made a side trip to Dearborn, home of many museums and similar places of interest. I took a trip at Memorial day to Tampa to spend a few days there with a friend and so some sailing in the Gulf. That was a lot of fun. I went to Poughkeepsie, NY to visit a counterpart at Central Hudson Power. Marge and I both went to Williamsburgh, VA as I was going to a trade show of electric utility vehicles. Marge did some shopping and sightseeing. We left the girls at home and had a very nice time together. Pleasure with business, a good combination. I had a new eye exam and also a detailed hearing exam. Some minor problems but nothing serious. I took up the jogging craze and find it is a good way to unwind after a day at the office and get in good physical shape. I took the exam for a Professional Engineering license 20 years after graduation. It was exhausting but I believe I did OK. Future summer plans involve going to Virginia Beach with another couple for a vacation which we are all looking forward to. Continue reading

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Winter 1978

Unusual, for us, stormy weather in January and February of 1978. This did cause some difficulty for me getting to work in Allentown due to drifting. Home repairs and improvement included putting a new relay in the furnace. That was easy. A harder task was getting up on the roof chipping ice from the flashings and repair interior water damage to the floor in place. Marge and I went to a local dinner theater a few times and also to a local production of “A Dolls House” Very pleasant. Marge’s sister Pat, fiance Adam, and her children Kathleen and Scott paid us a visit. Ingrid and I went to dinner on her birthday and to the movie “Close Encouners” Continue reading

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January 1978

Marge and I work together on some home improvements in our kitchen. We also joined the church choir; another activity we both enjoy and pleasant together. I went to two utility conferences speaking at one of them. We were plagued by ice storms in the fall but managed to cope with the power outages. Indoor camping one might say. My Mom visited us from her home in Plattsburgh NY which we all enjoyed. The fall season visits us with the flu, though not too seriously. We look forward to the coming year including a trip to Georgia during Easter vacation time. Continue reading

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February 1977

Our family life in Eastern Pa in early 1977. Our children, our day to day lives over 40 years ago. Continue reading

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Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter, an ongoing Catholic program for couples to enhance their relationship through improved dialog. This is our experience. Continue reading

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Winter Wonders 1976

41 years ago, Thanksgiving and Christmas, trips, work, hobbies, cars and familys memories Continue reading

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Presidents Day ’76

February, the confusing Washington’s birthday holiday, MLK, race riots, car repair, health, vacation plans Continue reading

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November News – 1975

Allentown November, very proper British clothes, car wreck, our music interests, ending in Thanksgiving. Continue reading

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March 1975, Health, Teen Age, Music, Spring

March 1975 in Coopersburg, health, birthday, guitars, woodworking, films Continue reading

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Feb. 1975, Flu, Florida, Family, Guitar, Electronics, Furniture

Mid winter in PA, Flu, Florida, Trailer travel, Guitar, Electronics,Furniture Continue reading

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July 1974- union strikes, major flood, trailer camping

Summer ’74 is definitely with us now, and for me an unusual experience, working as a helper on a line crew.  A line crew installs and maintains the wiring from the electrical distribution system to the last customer.  Was this … Continue reading

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Easter Vacation 1974

I think that a slight change in style is proper.  My sources, other than memories, are letters and notes from the time period in the blog title. I am trying to correctly represent that by writing in the past tense … Continue reading

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MIND PROBING BOB AND MARGE

Have you ever had your mind probed when you, the Probee, had no idea who, or what the Prober was?  Really, I am serious.  Have no fear, extra terrestrials are not going to probe bodily orifices, just your mind.  I am … Continue reading

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WASP (Not the Insect)

The emotional rush of being in love and a couple, both figuratively and physically, ended about when the relationship texts proclaimed, that is, about 2 years after making our informal commitment to each other.  Sure enough, we responded to the ancient call … Continue reading

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1970 – Pennsylvania

We have now moved down here and into the house on Beverley Hills.  It was heart-rending to leave Vestal as we had made several improvements to the house to personalize it into being our home.  Originally, we had planned on staying in … Continue reading

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Religon and Rocks

It is time to bring things up to date a bit.  In doing so I have to go back in time a bit. In 1960 we married and in 1970 had our 10th anniversary.  Both our parents had urged us to … Continue reading

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The Green, Green, Grass of Home

April 7, 1970 was another step forward in transforming our new house into a finished home.  When we bought the house, the lawn work had never been completed, and we understood that.  The excavated material left from digging the basement piled … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland on Beverly Hills

 “It wonders me.” So said the Dutchman. The link “Dutchman News”  will take you to news and Dutch recipes, but no Dutch uncles. This is also a WordPress site and will open in a new window.  Click it, try it, … Continue reading

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Back to Beverly Hills

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things.  I do have a moustache, so maybe I am not really plagiarizing as I begin.  The way-back machine is set for January 1970 and the place is Beverly … Continue reading

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A Dark And Stormy Night

OK, that is a cliché, but it truly fits this post.  Lets take the Way-Back machine to January 1969.  Marge and I had planned on closing the sale in December of 1969 but unusual bad weather postponed the ceremony of … Continue reading

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Marge’s Autobiography 1970-1980

I had not found a place to include some more of Marge’s autobiographical statements, and this seems a good place to pick up again.  At the time this segment begins, we had moved to Coopersburg, PA to the Beverly hills home.  She … Continue reading

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Beverly Hills, PA – House & Home

There was a song in the 1960’s “A house is not a home”  The lyrics then go on to  say that someone to love makes it a home. We certainly had love, but not a house.  We had been house … Continue reading

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Siegfriedale lane PA

Our first PA home was a rental farmhouse at the place below.  I don’t have a photo from then, and Google maps was no help as I don’t have an exact address and the lane is a quite rural one, … Continue reading

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Leaving Vestal

Have you ever had difficulty making a major decision?  You know, such as “Is he/she the right one for me, or not?”  “Should I buy this house/car/boat?”   Probably most of you have at one time or another.  I decision … Continue reading

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