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Vacation Over

Summer is over now. Marge and the girls have come back from their long visit in the Tampa, Florida area. We did go to the Jersey shore for a week and discovered a very small, very loud Florida frog in the trailer. Marge located him and took him outside and he is now on his own. Some car problems with our 1970 Ford station wagon, house and home projects; the miscellany of life in suburbia. I am looking forward to some business trips and school for the girls will soon begin. Continue reading

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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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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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May 1977

The sunny South, land of Tara and “Gone with the Wind”. Also, Live Oaks and Spanish moss. Our annual Spring vacation where we went to get a head start on spring in PA. The Civil War, aka War of Northern Aggression, started here. View a Park Service video of Fort Sumter history. Join us. 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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ides and calends of March ’76

March ’76, onion snow, friends,photos, Virginia, PP&L, digging clay,Mustangs,home Continue reading

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September Song -1975

Do you remember this oldie, the “September Song?” Read more: Frank Sinatra – September Song Lyrics | MetroLyrics second stanza goes like this: “September, November And these few precious days I’ll spend with you These precious days I’ll spend with … Continue reading

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May the 4th (of July 75) be with you!

4th of July, vacation, trailer, new freezer, Ocean City, NJ, Birthday, home & trailer improvements Continue reading

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May Memories – 1975,Holiday, Wallenpaupack, Trailering Home improvements

Wallenpaupack holiday, Nichols family plot, Hancock, NY, Beverley Hills home, upgrading, new chairs, trailering, High school musicale 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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Jan 1975, national economy, holidays, travel plans, new and old hobbies

A new year is upon us.  Unfortunately it doesn’t seem  better than last year. For us as a family the situation appears OK. Nationally is a different matter. One month we hear of a tax surcharge, than a tax rebate. … Continue reading

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Nov. ’74 – Home Improvements, Music, Teeth Bands and Braces, PP&L

I started the month more or less anticipating my birthday.  Getting perilously close to 40, a few years to go. The living room is in pretty good shape at this time.  The new furniture arrived, and also a rug from … 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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April 1974

March surely did go out like a lion this year.  We had about an inch of snow on March 31, but it didn’t last long.  The snow flakes were big and wet, came down hard for a few hours and … Continue reading

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Another New Year – 1974

Here we are again, now in 1974.  I didn’t get around to writing until the end of the month for some unknown reason now, probably the Christmas rush, celebrations, etc.  One of our Christmas day rituals was turning the house … Continue reading

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Notes on November -1973

November ’73, I am now a year older, but still under the figure of 40, another decade in the odometer of life. And so far it has been a good life. For us, this was a month of trips.  The first gasoline crisis … Continue reading

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Remembering September – 1973

September…Fall will soon be on us, the heat and humidity of summer are over, school starts again and our lives follow the pattern of the seasons. The weather was warm at the beginning of the month but then the leaves … Continue reading

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Independence Day – 1973

I had the day off since 4th is a holiday.  Louise’s birthday is the 6th so we all celebrated a day early.  Seven years old already, how did that happen? Of course, we had birthday cake and presents and altogether … Continue reading

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Springtime For Frantzens – 1973

No, not Springtime For Hitler, that’s been done, but about me and my loved ones. I took a business trip to Oklahoma at the end of April.  A local vendor of construction equipment was having a show in Oklahoma City and I … Continue reading

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Great Expectations – Our First Trailer Trip

I am shameless in appropriating titles, though we did in fact have great expectations for our first trailer vacation.  The time was April 1973 just preceding Easter of that year. We made a trial trip to Lancaster PA to get an actual … Continue reading

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Orphanage of Marge

I want to reprise a bit from the earlier long quote about the Charismatic Movement. It does still exist in different forms, but I don’t believe here (LV).  Marge had made some very bad decisions in our early life and was … 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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Fish Tales

Most of us have seen a photo of the earth taken from a satellite, or space ship of some type.  The earth, from this vantage, appears as a blue globe against a black field of darkness. Water covers eighty percent … 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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Cars And Carpentry

What has the post title got to do with Marge, Bob or us?  In a way, an automobile is a tool. Its main purpose is to give us personal mobility.  We don’t have to rely on foot power, real equine … 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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Where the Hell is our Well?

The Way-Back machine is dialed to the first of March 1970. The water pressure in the house dropped, then stopped. Why? The first thing I thought of was that a circuit breaker had tripped. I checked this and no luck. Our big … Continue reading

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The Iceman Cometh to Beverly Hills

No this isn’t about our own production of Eugene O’Neill’s famous play.  It isn’t about play at all it’s about work.  My work, and it was not working out to be a good day for me. This all has to … 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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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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