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               Monday, May 13 2002  

Where are they now?
Charles and Ada Goughnour

Born in Nanty Glo September 27, 1931, "Chuck" has been married to childhood sweetheart and Jackson

Chuck Goughnour as a boy, left; current photo, right

Township native,the former Ada Rose (born February 15, 1933), since September 14,1951. Chuck and Ada are the parents of two children and enjoy five grandchildren. Retired and living on Ford's Corner Road in Jackson Township, Chuck and Ada are now enjoying the quiet life. A gracious and congenial couple, they willingly share their memories of younger, healthier times when they rode snowmobiles, raised horses, and attended horse shows.

These days, Chuck and Ada enjoy hobbies that are bit more sedate...gardening, cooking and television. Like many of his generation that were raised in Nanty Glo, Chuck has some fond and interesting memories to share.

"When I was four or five years old, we lived next to the Webster Mine. I would get a stick and run it along the live trolley wires...to get a charge."

I remember going to the movies at the Liberty Theater. I remember the piles of coal near the Webster Mine and the coal dirt blowing in the wind, Nanty Glo was a dirty place back then." When asked to recall a particular memory of 'way back then in Nanty Glo, he replies... "just my childhood."

Ada Goughnour school photo, inset; current photo, right

Ada has deep and fond memories of her childhood in Jackson Township. "My life was my mother...she was everything to me." Chuck and Ada lament the passing of many of their friends and relatives but find solace in their lifelong faith in God. They are active members of Ebensburg Evangelical Bible Church.

Send greetings to: cpg1931@aol.com.

Boast not

A man who has six children is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself that he starts calling his wife "Mother of Six" despite of her objections. One night at a party, when the man decides that it's time to go home, shouts to his wife, "Shall we go home, Mother of Six?" To which his wife, irritated by her husband's lack of discretion, shouts back... "Anytime you're ready, Father of Four!"

—Sent by Mike Harrison

Thought for today
On the road

We remain people who are on the way. None of us has yet arrived. We are "on the road," found at different locations, different levels of growth, driving different cars. And as long as we are on the road moving forward, we should be patient with ourselves and understanding of others. More than that, we need to link hands and help our weaker brothers and sisters. This is what the churcdh is all about. It is a redemptive fellowship of forgiven sinners who are on the slow, difficult process of being turned into saints. I like the one-liner that says, "Be patient with me. God isn't finished with me yet!"

— Anthony Coniararis (adapted)

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