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Driving past our old home on Glenwood Avenue
Memories came to life from my childhood days
Going over the park, Mom. I'll be in before ten
Got a game of hide and seek. Everyone plays
We'd take a bottle of yoo-hoo  or nu-grape to drink
In winter on Clark Street there was an ice skating rink
A pack of luckies in our shirt sleeve thinking we were cool
The Bungalow was our community pool
There were Friday night dances in the gym at Saint Jerome
Maybe a stop at the Coffee Cup while we were walking home.
Movies at the Majestic and Victoria were great
Fan buses for away games. We'd get back late.
American Billiard Academy was where the balls were racked
No seat at the home game because the stadium was packed
Under the state store, the Y M C A
At the Vic a Saturday matinee
A baseball game with a sponge ball and fist
In the school's gymnasium, doing the Twist
Middle Ward playground, the movie was free
Adjusting the picture on the old T V.
A class trip on  school buses to Hershey Park
Sleigh ride down Snake Hill in the cold and the dark
Walking the coal bank by Number Fourteen
Stopping at Mike's to play the pinball machine
On Biddle Street, we'd sit on the cemetery wall
Jumping into piles of leaves in the early fall
Then I stopped at Dutch Hill Park for a while
Memories of Tamaqua always make me smile.

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  1. Date: 11/25/2014 8:07:00 PM
    Nice Vince. Memories are better nice. Verlena

  1. Date: 5/25/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Such great memories penned my dear, you have a vivid recollection of this place, I'm impressed, have a nice evening, hugs xxx

  1. Date: 4/20/2014 6:03:00 AM
    Wonderful write and congrats on your poem being featured this week, vince

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 12:52:00 AM
    This is one hell of a good nostagic write. I'm sure they also sold A-Treat up in that area of Pennsylvania.

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:48:00 AM
    Wow! I feel like I was there with you, what a great write of you life growing up. I really enjoyed reading! God Bless, Stacey

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 6:33:00 PM
    You bring it all to life, as if I am watching a movie about the 1950s-1960s... you've made it seem so real, that I could walk into the drugstore and order a cherry coke, wearing saddle shoes, and buy sen-sens and Black-jack gum on my way out! :) Loved this!

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 11:28:00 AM
    wow love this Vince, yes also takes me back,,,but more important is how idyllic this poetry tells it,, that so many of us regarding culture and everything else that is destroyed today, are join together,,,in your memories,,,

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 11:07:00 AM
    Hi, Vince. I have some of the same memories, especially of the out-of-doors. We spent all our time outdoors as I recall, even in the snow. Radio was great, but outdoors was better. Thanks for reading my pet poem. My dad had asthma so we couldn't have pets. Now I have many, many and love them all. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 6:48:00 PM
    Vince, happy Valentines. SKAT

  1. Date: 2/14/2014 9:58:00 AM
    This is going to my fav's YOU always bring me back such sweet memories! Don't stay away so long. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 3:31:00 PM
    What a great poem. Its nice reading your piece once again. Keep on writing please.

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 11:49:00 PM
    Nothing like memories to make your day. Well done Vince and such great imagery.God Bless.

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:32:00 AM
    Hello Vince, hope you are enjoying the new year...Linda

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:28:00 AM
    Vince, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Wonderful trip down memory lane, happy Holidays! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 12:03:00 AM
    Ha ha,,, I must had visited all your recent poems... I really enjoyed your visits... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:19:00 AM
    A very nostalgic poem and a wonderful read. Very best wishes Linda x

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 11:39:00 PM
    a true poem. SandyIvy

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Great writing of youthful memories Vince. I enjoyed. Sounds like your childhood had many good times to remember. Hope all is well with you and yours. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 12:48:00 PM
    nothing like breezin' through sweetened young days... just awesome in a most lyrical way, vince.. thanks for coming around.. you were missed!.. :) huggs