Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pierre du Pont and the Persistence of Early Experiences

At about age 9 we awaken to the vast world both outside of our home and within us.  What we discover in those early years stays with us for the rest of our lives.  A discovery of sports is a … Continue reading

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Jerry Jerome

The Inquire of Wednesday, 9/19, had an article on three seniors who still maintained outstanding physical activities, and they featured this photo of our own Jerry Jerome. “It gets in your blood,” Jerome said of the feeling he experiences from … Continue reading

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Eighth Grade at Highland Avenue

In a recent correspondence with Marilyn Fox Smith, I referred to our homeroom photo in front of the Highland Avenue School, then, to my amazement, I could not find it on this blog.  Apparently, I never posted it. This is … Continue reading

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Politically Correct Penn State

The Penn State fight song, officially titled “The Nittany Lion,” has the line in the chorus, Penn State forever, Molder of men! In my day, the ratio of men students to women was 3 to 1, and we sang it, … Continue reading

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When I was a child, my favorite toy was a doll, a sailor about 8-inches tall that my aunt and uncle bought on their honeymoon cruise to Bermuda.  His name was Chubby, although he was not chubby.  I can only … Continue reading

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Mobile Devices, Mobile Workforce

A recent BBC website article pointed out that soon over 5 billion people worldwide will be using some sort of mobile device.  It struck me that mobile devices implies mobile people—which I am not.  I do not have a cell … Continue reading

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Auto Advertising

Being retired, of course I watch—and complain about—a lot of ads.  My current gripe is the Chevy Volt ads.  They supposedly show an actual person giving impromptu praise of their new Volt.  The fact that two separate ads using two … Continue reading

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Longwood Gardens Fireworks

I do not like fireworks, even free ones, and I never considered paying to see the special displays at Longwood Gardens.  But my wife and I were volunteering at the Peirce-du Pont House over the Labor Day weekend when they … Continue reading

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