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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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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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Experimenting With Drugs

I experimented with drugs while at Syracuse University. Yes, and I am proud of this.   This activity was an added benefit of working at the Infirmary. The Norwich Pharmaceutical Company started in 1887 in Norwich, NY and  exists today as … 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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Yur Savoy

How about ordering a hot meatball sandwich with a side of fries for $.75, or a burger with lettuce, tomato, and a side of fries for $.50?  All that was once possible when I was attending Syracuse University.  Of course … Continue reading

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Thoughts For Food

One need common to all is to eat. I awoke early this morning and found myself remembering long past eating experiences.  This post is  are about eating when we were attending Syracuse U.  Back then, there was a little Italian restaurant on Genesee … Continue reading

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Vestal 1965-1966

  We lived in Vestal from the summer of 63 until the fall of 69.  Quite a few things happened then and I’ll do my best to remember them in sequence. in 1965 we were still members of the First … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1958

It was a dark and stormy night.  All right, not stormy, but certainly dark. Nothing too dramatic this term. Marge and I had become quite attached to each other and we often went for little drives just to be together. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Candles

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”  I figure, if I am going to imitate, might as well do so from a writer of note.  And so, Charles Dickens seemed to fit, just a little … Continue reading

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