We have all the furniture in our house that we need to live comfortably. As a matter of fact, a few years ago, we were gifted a set of wood rocking chairs by our boys and we couldn’t find places for them. Eventually, we re-gifted the rockers back to the givers and they are now enjoying them …

On the occasion of her 98th birthday on Groundhog Day a few years before her passing in 2017 at the age of 102, our good friend Gertrude Sterrett was asked how life had changed the most over time, almost a whole century for her. She cited changes in transportation, cooking and shopping, goin…

A common greeting on Christmas cards and other notes might say, “Another year has passed and here we are again!” In our case, that very thing has passed – another year has passed … since we celebrated our wedding anniversary the last time. Evelyn and I were married on the 4th of April and th…

The last few days have been a welcome relief from the winter weather of February and early March. Thursday morning, I stood at my living room window and looked out over the hills to the east, all the way to the mountains of the east in Clearfield County. There was very little trace of white,…

A group from our church accepted an invitation to get together last Thursday in the fellowship hall of the church for a sweetheart dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019. The whole gathering was a fitting tribute for the occasion and was organized by the family of Sue and Denny Smith. I en…

Once again it is the time when many people in the Brockway area have begun to think about the possible choices for “Man and Woman of the Year.” To be eligible, the individuals must be residents of the Brockway community, which includes the borough and all the outlying townships included with…

Much attention has been given to the changing economy these days and people have been suggesting that we turn back toward the old days for our celebration of Christmas. In our Christian tradition, top priority would still center around the birth of Jesus with all the singing of Christmas car…

I find it hard to think that it has been almost 60 years since I first walked through the door of room 104 at Brockway Area High School to take possession of my first high school math classroom. It was still part of the same school system where I had spent my undergrad years at Snyder Townsh…

During the first few years of my life, before I was ever enrolled in Mrs. Catherine Ralston’s first-grade class at Brockway’s Ninth Avenue School, I didn’t have the opportunity to visit Mr. Rogers Neighborhood or learn about the world from the characters of Sesame Street. There wasn’t even a…

When I was growing up in Brockway, my dad was driving a ’40 Ford coupe that he had purchased from Clarence “Red” McKinley who had a repair shop in the building that was the former site of Paris Manufacturing and later became the foundation for the VSI headquarters along the DuBois Road. My d…