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             Tuesday, September 23 2003  

Fourth Annual Reunion Record Hop was on Saturday

Like Hurricane Isabel, the fourth-annual reunion record hop has come and gone. This year's get-together was held later in the year in hope of avoiding the oppressive mid-summer heat and humidity that has plagued the previous three reunion record hops.The later September 20 date paid off...the nighttime temperature was cool and the atmosphere inside the Nanty Glo Firehall was comfortable.

Jitterbug contest winners
Eugene Adams and Marge Diviney

Each year, the record hop is held to benefit the Fire Ladies Auxiliary. This year, 150 tickets were sold and for the $10 paid for a ticket, you got four hours of "Golden Oldies" music provided by disc jockey Brian Wolfe from radio station KEY 95 in Johnstown. Wolfe, a native of Nanty Glo, now lives in Dilltown. Included in the ticket price were snacks, cold beverages, and pizza. All three of Nanty Glo's pizza shopsAl's Pizza By The Slice, Marlene's Pizza, and Jim's Six-Pack provided enough pizza to replace the calories worked off by all that dancing!

The four hours of music included dance tunes, ballads, and love songs primarily from the 1950s and '60s, and many of the couples showed they haven't lost that magic touch and looked just as good on the dance floor in 2003 as they did "Way back then." For the third consecutive year, the winners of the jitterbug contest were Marge Diviney and Eugene Adams. Ironically, Marge and Gene are not now, nor were they ever, dance partners. According to Marge, "We just click on the dance floor." Gene says, "I've been doing the jitterbug for 48 years...and never had a regular partner."

Chief record hop organizer Diane Holby was quick to express thanks and give credit to all those who helped to make this year's event a success. Flowers were presented to those who, although not members of the Fire Ladies Auxilliary, nevertheless donated their time and talent. They are: Joanne Mihalko, Joyce Wolfe, George and Jerry O'Hara, Karen Meintel, and Carol Duman. The organizers of this year's event were Diane Holby, Sally Warynovich, Shirley Kozlovac, Joanne Mihalko, Roseanne Mikesic and Debbie O'Farrell.

The Nanty Glo Home Page congratulates the organizers of this year's Reunion Record Hop on a job well done and hope to see you all at the same time and place next year!

Members of the Fire Ladies Auxilliary who were present at the Record Hop. Back row, left to right: Debbie O'Farrell, Karhy Smith, Diane Holby, Elena Sheesley, Janet Villa. Front row, left to right: Kathy Waldron, Shirley Kozlovac, Jonnette Lickert, Sally Warynovich. Not present for phograph, Roseanne Mikesic.

Click here for a page of photos of the Fourth Annual Reunion Hop

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Flying humor - 2

In light of all the recent air security that has been put in place, crew members try to lighten the mood once folks get on board. Here's how they make the in-flight "safety lecture" and their other announcements a bit more entertaining. These are real examples that have been heard or reported.

An airline pilot reports that on one particular flight he had landed his plane into the runway really hard. The airline's policy required the first officer to stand at the door while the passengers exited, smiling, and thanking them for flying his airline. He said that, in light of his bad landing, he had a hard time looking the passengers in the eye, thinking that someone would have a smart comment. Finally, everyone had gotten off except for a little old lady walking with a cane. She said, "Sonny, mind if I ask you a question?"

"Why no, ma'am," said the pilot. "What is it?"

The little old lady said, "Did we land or were we shot down?"

—Sent by Trudy Myers 

Thought for today

Talent can retrace its steps and tell you how it got there. Genius is just there or it isn't.

— Wilfrid Sheed

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