Frank Charney


Frank Charney's Sunday Postcard

Several people identified in Nanty Glo Journal 1968 photos

April 18, 2010  

With the request to help identify some of the people in purportedly 1968 photographs (see new feature here) from the collection of the late Bill Martin, the former Nanty Glo Journal editor, I lend my assistance.

The attractive lady at right is Mrs. Mary Blehar - Saghy (11/1904 - 10/2000). The picture could have been featured in the Nanty Glo Journal's "Golden Glances," a segment about a senior person's life. She was married to Joseph Saghy (03/1909 - 02/1992). They lived on Roberts Street next to the St. Agnes Nuns' Convent.Two sons, Joe and Don Saghy, survive her. From an earlier marrage, another son, "Bud" Blehar, died in 1974 at 48 years of age.

In the picture below, standing to the left, is Elizabeth "Sis" Kerr. She died in 2008 at the age of 96, In her younger days she reportedly worked in the Heisley Company Store back in the early 1930's when the store was located at the corner of Roberts and Shoemaker Street, and also was employed at one time as a clerk in the Commons' Five and Dime/Grocery Store, adjacent to the Commons Hardware. She was a 1930 graduate of the former Nanty Glo High School.

Seated at the left is Dorothy Waldron, who is still active. Her husband, "Russ," passed away in 2008 at the age of 92. ending 64 years of marriage. Mrs. Waldron is the former Dorothy Bracken of Twin Rocks. She has always been active in Veterans Groups and Firemen's Clubs.

Seated at the right is Vicky Connelly who passed away in December, 2006, at the age of 92. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and active in the choir and church functions, besides her participation in civic organizations. The other two ladies I do not recognize, but Mrs.Waldron must know.

The lesson learned here is to remain active and thus live to be a nonagenarian.

— Frank Charney


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Actual answers from 16-year-olds in a school exam:
Q. What is the fibula?

A. A small lie.

Thought for today

Moses spent 40 years thinking he was somebody; 40 years learning he was nobody; and 40 years discovering what God can do with a nobody.

— D.L. Moody

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