CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

September 15, 2011

Memories of Fayette County, Pennsylvania

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

MEMORIES OF FAYETTE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

     It was a hot and muggy day…and so the weather was on the July day we moved to Connellsville, Pennsylvania.

     My husband Monte always insisted moving himself, using a rented van. When he backed up to the front porch to unload the van, he accidentally ran the tires over the neighbor’s grassy patch between the sidewalk and the street. The irate woman approached him, calming down some when he said he would repair the damage. As time went on, we developed a pretty good friendship.

     Over time our friendships on that block of West Washington Avenue grew strong. Eventually the neighbors across the street joined with us to sponsor a foreign exchange student (we had the space, they had the teenage activities and fixed family meals). There were several years where we had the police barricade our block from traffic so we could enjoy block parties.

     Speaking of police, I must mention the wooden (more…)

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