In which battle did Napoleon die?
His last battle.
gives us many gifts, but God is He who gives God.
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ENTRY 1234 | JUNE
mentioned in the previous post, my main job here in Nanty Glo is interviewing
locals present and past to get their stories. If, as the classic
TV show claimed, "there are three million stories in the
naked city," there must be a dozen or two dozen thousand stories
in Blacklick Valley. Those stories are one item the historical society
wants to preserve for posterity. Please call (814 749-3279) or come
in to sit down with me in front of a nonthreatening video camera and
tell us your recollections. No pressure; no leading or embarrassing
questions; just what you want to share (or, if you're much like me,
what you can remember or imagine).
Today's everyday scene seen in our town Nanty Glo is two venerable
hangouts of days long passed. The building on the left, now so covered
by ivy as to be almost invisible, is the former Sparky Millward's
garage, which was my home away from home most evenings from approximately
7 to 9 p.m. week nights from the spring of my junior year of high
school to the end of my sophomore year of college. Sparky's son Dick
was the hub of a youth gang of the time, of which I was a member along
with Louie Scansaroli, Stewart Wertz, Dave and Sam Campbell, John
Golias, and sometimes Mike Shutak and others. The building to the
right was Mitchells', a teen hangout with pop, a jukebox, a pinball
machine or two, which I believe had already closed before we had begun
spending our evenings with Dick and the others while he worked his
way through St. Francis at his dad's Amoco station.
short video clip presents some history of the Commons buildings that
most Valley residents probably do not know. Click the > on the
video to launch. After the video launches, double-click the screen
to play it at full-screen. If your browser cannot open the video in
this format, you can try it on YouTube,
you're planning to attend the Historical Society Basket Party on Saturday,
you can preview the baskets at the Liberty Cafe. In fact, if you can't
make it on Saturday, you can put your "bids" in early and
may win the basket or money tree card of your choice at Saturday's