Joe- my HS alma mater(Sterling Regional) has a bar across the street, called the Warwick Tavern, aka “The Wick”. For years, it has served as the de facto locale for all-class reunions of Thanksgiving Eve. When the beloved Silver Knights got lights on the football field, the crowds would migrate to the Wick post-game & celebrate/commiserate depending on the result vs rival Collingswood. With the changes in the playoff system, a lot of schools moved the games to earlier in the season. Only the long-standing rivalries(like Ocean City-Pleasantville, Vineland-Millville, Atlantic City-Holy Spirit, Gloucester-Gloucester Catholic(they share a home field) & Haddonfield-Haddon Heights) have kept the annual tradition going. Many of those rivalries have been played for 100 years.Willie: Sure did.
Obviously, many of us will be giving thanks in a non traditional manner this year. While I am a complete skeptic when it comes to news reporting, one can't help but be unnerved by the constant reporting of statistics. Honestly, in retrospect, while I will miss my sons and grand children, I am relieved that we will not be subjected to the underlying stress of "What if one of them is positive, and infects one or both of us"?
I enjoyed your recent comments on Kennedy, and how you developed your interest in politics. When I think back, it's amazing how many politicians and pundits I have met over my lifetime. Most of this I attribute to encounters while employed in the railroad industry, plus the fact that I worked in the Northeast, including Washington, DC. None of these folks would know me from Adam, but the POTUS Elect actually came to my office during his first run for the Senate, back in 1974. My personal interest began in 1960, when I got to see and hear both Kennedy and Nixon, a week apart. I think I was in the 6th grade, at the time. In addition to knowing the local TV beat reporters working the station and environs, I had the opportunity to meet Katie Couric and Andy Rooney.
That was an interesting presentation on modern tank cars.
Guy: Perhaps the fish are also practicing social distancing, eh? Thought the P.M. had a handle on the virus? One thing about this plague, is that it does have the propensity to make government officials look foolish, wherever they may be.
Walt: Not for nothing, but there was a Walt's Cafe in the old neighborhood. Had a stone facade, rater than the Art Deco tile front of the model. Guaranteed, thatyou would be better off running a saloon, than a hobby shop.
Willie: That's why Pennsylvania pulled the plug on alcohol sales after 5PM today. Of course in Pennsylvania, some have been on the stool since 7AM, so they are missing a bunch. Drunks aren't good social distancers.
Ok, made some headway yesterday, all track in the revision area is down. Next step, connect the wires to the buss, install the insulated joints where the districts split, and run trains. Hopefully, I got the track alignment right. There is one questionable spot, but I won't know until I start operating.
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Can't get more Art Deco than this. Colorized photo, of Raymond Loewy's work for the PRR and Studebaker posed together in 1939.
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November 25, 1976 at Abrams (Bridgeport, PA), GP35s still lettered andnumbered for the Reading occupy the Pit track.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!