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Took a ride around Tamaqua and did some reminiscing, then came home and wrote this.

I took a walk on a summer day Just wanting to get away To where I spent my childhood years Looked around and shed some tears Dutch Hill Park was no longer there There was no laughter in the air I started walking among those trees But All I’ve got are the memories Then I walked down Glenwood Avenue To the baseball field for a short view Then it was time to head downtown And spend the day just hanging around Newberry’s, Scheid’s, the National Store And the five and dime were there no more Thought about the Texas Lunch and the S & A, Palma, Nap and the music we’d play Damn I thought how the years went so fast Found myself living in the past Days seems so much better than these Now all I’ve got are the memories The Coffee Cup and the Bowl O Drome Just a few blocks from Saint Jerome The Iron Steps to Washington Street Five Point Diner where we use to meet Painting store fronts for Halloween Stop at Nick’s and play the pinball machine Getting late time to head back home Drove past the place we use to roam Wound the window down to feel the evening breeze Now all I’ve got are the memories

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