Category Archives: History

A Quick and Easy Root Beer Float

Those root beer floats of our high school days were made by loosely filling a glass with vanilla ice cream, pouring root beer over it, and stirring with a long iced tea spoon. The cold ice cream released the carbonation … Continue reading

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Shanghai’s Pudong And Philadelphia

This view of the Pudong business district in Shanghai often illustrates advertisements and articles about international corporations expanding into China. It all looks new, modern, and spiffy.  The TV tower with the ball on the left is distinctive, and is … Continue reading

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The Sock Hop

Back in 2005, I had just started this blog, and I wrote a posting about the sock hops in our school  gym.  I received a lot of positive feedback about it, and that encouraged me to continue.  It went viral, … Continue reading

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A. Todd Coronway

Nancy Leith Musser sent me this newspaper photo of our famous math teacher, A. Todd Coronway. (Not Cronway, as we called him, in class and out.  He never corrected us.  Either it didn’t matter, or we didn’t matter.) He and … Continue reading

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High School Photos

Nancy Leith Musser sent me photos of my sister, three years older than me, that she clipped from our school newspaper, The Garnet and Gray.  My sister was once its student editor (she later died in her early 30s).  You … Continue reading

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AtTheShore.com Continues To Grow

(Search for AtTheShore within this blog to see the many previous postings.) AtTheShore.com now has 76 live webcams along the Ocean City, NJ, boardwalk.  The latest additions cover the noticeable gap at the Music Pier.  One of the new views … Continue reading

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Who Made the Liberty Bell?

“Liberty Bell,” Wikipedia. “The Liberty Bell,” this blog, 4/16/2017. Our own Fred Weinstein sent me photos he took on a trip to London in 2009 where the firm Whitechapel Bell Foundry claimed to be the manufacturer of the Liberty Bell.  … Continue reading

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