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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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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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June 1977

A family memoir of summer life including travel, learning, children and Marge driving the car and trailer down south. 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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March 1977

Another family memoir, this time in March, 1977. Our vacation plans for a trip South. A sick pet and an orthodontist for Ingrid. Join us. 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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Dec – Jan 1976

Christmas 1976, early snow, auto troubles, auto repair course, Marriage Encounter enrollment Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Obituaries

Life and death, sex and solitude, remembrance, log cabin, childhood memories, small towns, reconnecting Continue reading

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The falling leaves-1976

Fall, camping, children, cars, electronics, fishing, audiology, teaching films courses, Sacramento 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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April Fools – 1975

Travel trailer vacation, Florida, Disney world, Weekie Watchie, St Augustine North Carolina,bad weather, home again 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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Summer Time – 1973

The Date: August 15, 1973.  The Place: Coopersburg, PA.  August here is usually hot and muggy, this day being no exception.  Not like NY where we could get by with large window fans and we are so thankful this house … Continue reading

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