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mainstreetmarshall



Joined: 29 Jul 2006
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Location: Meadville PA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We used to buy our trees at the fruit market that was at Duke Street and Telegraph Road, back when the railroad tracks passed over the road in a very tight overpass. Later on when we moved to Burgundy Village, we bought trees at a school up on Burgundy Road. I guess they sold them as a fund raiser.
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SandyP



Joined: 26 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Hays Hill Reply with quote

I don't remember a water tower at the top of Hays Hill, but we sure had great times sledding down it. A friend of mine lost her front teeth in a sledding accident going down that hill. They would have campfires at the top for warming up.
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mainstreetmarshall



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The christmas tree topic made me remember that tight overpass again. In first grade, attending the grade school at the bottom of Quaker Lane, we used to have to go through that overpass each day. It was our custom to reach out the windows of the bus and try to touch the side of the concrete wall as we passed under the railroad tracks. Can you imagine the mess something like that would cause nowadays? Lawsuits, firings, expulsions and other mayham Im sure.
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ChefJim



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember going to 'F' street in Washington D.C. to see the Christmas displays back in the late 50's, my parents would always take my two sisters and I downtown at night to see them. They had alot of animated displays in all the store front windows and always thrilled us as youngsters, ahhh, the good old days ! We used to buy our Christmas trees from St. Michael's in Annandale where we went to school as kids.
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