This page by Shirley Bracken Kozlovac
Remembering growing up in Twin Rocks
I was born and raised in Twin Rocks, the 14th child of Jess and Emma Bracken.
I remember Rubbo's store, which was up the road from our house. Rubbo's also had a gas station.
We didn't have electricity or running water. I remember the ice man would bring us ice. Boy would that ice feel good on hot days.
Nothing tasted better then the cream off the top of the milk when it would freeze in the winter.
We had to walk to Big Bend School, about a mile from our house. In the winter, our mother would give us 25 cents so we could get soup at Seese's, but we would get a float and put the rest of the money in the jukebox so we could dance.
Yes, I remember Rudy the bum. My mother would give him something to eat and Rudy would play the violin for us. Do you remember how he would also walk around every telephone pole? My sister Lucky thinks he went to a home and died. I also remember Sandy the train engineer. He would give me and my sister candy when the train would stop by our house.
Anybody remember the taxi service we had in Twin Rocks? There were the Kovach brothers, Joe & Frank, and also Mr Volawsin (don't know if the name is spelled right).* I remember the dances held above of the post office. that was in the late '50's early '60's.
Some of the the happiest days of my life were at Blacklick High School. I was a majorette for three years and a drum majorette my senior year, 1962. I remember freshman week, sock hops, the proms, and Mr. Smith (Elmer Smith, principal). He left when I was a senior.*
—Shirley (Bracken) Kozlovac
Follow-up, January 27, 2008: Des Warzel replies that it was Volossen, not Volawsin. He also reports: "I graduated [in the] last class from Blacklick Township  and Mr. Smith was there my senior year."
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