Tag Archives: East Lansdowne

My Obituary

No, no, I did not die!  Not even close.  But I did write my obituary—be prepared and all that—for future use.  My survivors only have to email it off to the newspapers, if there still are such things.  I hope … Continue reading

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Genealogical Asterisks

Growing up in East Lansdowne, my sister and I were often cared for by our great aunt, a spinster who lived just around the corner with my grandparents.  She was the one who was always our babysitter, who gave us … Continue reading

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The Smith Family

When I was growing up in East Lansdowne and still very young, the Smith family lived a short way down on the other side of the street.  The East Lansdowne elementary school was directly across from our house, and the … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Pants (Not Under) in East Lansdowne

In the January 6, 2009, posting, I mentioned that the “Children at Play” street signs in my neighborhood today show a running boy wearing knickers.  The signs are recent; only the symbol is ancient. I used to wear knickers but … Continue reading

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