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               Monday, March 18 2002  

Where are they now?
Dave Rhoades

Born August 1, 1931, in the Ivory Hill section of Nanty Glo, Dave is a 1949 graduate of Nanty Glo High School and completed three years of study toward a degree in ceramic engineering at Penn State University. Military service in the U.S. Army in 1950-52 initiated Dave's exodus from our area.

Known as "Curly" to his friends, Dave has been married to Nanty Glo native, the former Shirley Gamber, since September 22, 1951. They are the proud parents of two grown sons and have been blessed with two grandaughters.

Dave and Shirley have lived in State College for many years, but return "home" to Nanty Glo frequently for social functions and to visit with family and friends. Although he gave up working full time as a barber many years ago, he still maintains his barber skills by working occasionally in a local State College barber shop. Never one to be idle, he stays active by doing some remodeling jobs around the house, woodworking, and rebuilding vintage Volkswagon "Bugs." He donates many hours to the Disabled American Veterans Association, where he is a past commander, and he is a national officer in the Society of the Pennsylvania 28th Division A.E.F. (American Expeditionary Force).

Dave, like many former Nanty Glo residents, has fond memories of his old home town. "Old times with good buddies Hobe Rose, Bill Barger (now deceased), and Jim Gallagher" are tops on his list of memories. "We got in a little trouble, but I think the statute of limitations has run out," he laughingly notes. "Had we been a little older, we might have had a few beer parties, but we were just young kids."

He enjoyed the Dime Dances at the Miner's Hall and roller skating at the old Cicero's Roller Rink at the County Fairgrounds at Ebensburg. Another great memory: "I enjoyed working at Casale's Barber Shop on Chestnut Street."

Anyone wishing to send greetings and share memories and old times can reach Dave at SDRhoades@Juno.com.

Irish wish #1

As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way.

Sent by Joe Pelayo

Irish wish #2

May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane,
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

—Sent by Joe Pelayo

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