Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lahian Photo, 1951

Here is another photo from my sister’s 1951 Lahian showing several of our classmates. Fred Albee is giving a presentation with a tape recorder that was cutting-edge technology then. (Our East Lansdowne neighbor had a wire recorder that preceded the … Continue reading

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My Chiquita Banana Sticker Obsession

Confession is a catharsis for the soul, and I am relieved to drop the burden of keeping this habit secret. Don’t judge me harshly; it could easily happen to you.  Read on and learn. My fall into the well of … Continue reading

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That Special 88th Birthday

When my mother-in-law turned 88, we followed Japanese tradition and had a special birthday celebration at a country club with all of the extended family. She had made sure we were aware the 88th was special in Japanese tradition, and … Continue reading

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Ed Hagopian

Here is a mature photo of our classmate, Ed Hagopian, who had a successful career in music alone and now (or at least until recently) performs locally with his wife, Rene Goodwin. Their website is http://gh-entertainment.com/ed.htm where you can read … Continue reading

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What a Funny Little Bird a Frog Are

Looking through my old physics textbook (Weber, White, and Manning—we knew who wrote our textbooks) from Penn State, I found this nonsense poem I had written in pencil in the back cover : What a funny little bird a frog … Continue reading

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AtTheShore.com Recap

(This posting is about the website AtTheShore.com that shows hundreds of live web cams, mostly from New Jersey shore resorts, and especially from Ocean City. See previous postings of 5/25/2015 and 9/7/2016.) * * * Now that the summer is … Continue reading

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The Hospice Nurse

“The Threshold,” by Larissa MacFarquhar. The New Yorker, 7/11/2016. This is the story of a typical day for Heather Meyerend, a native Jamaican and a hospice nurse. She has 16–20 patients and visits each in their home at least once … Continue reading

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