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Name:
Date Entered:October 21st, 2007
 
Fact:



It's physically impossible for you to > lick your elbow. >
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:October 21st, 2007
 
Just the facts Ma'm



In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases > more energy than all of > the world's nuclear weapons combined. > > On average, 100 people choke to death > on ballpoint pens every > year. > > On average people fear spiders more > than they do death. >
 

 
Name: FatBoy
Date Entered:October 20th, 2007
 
I dont mind giving out candy to the kids on Halloween , What bothers me is that grown adults are out trick or treating and they dont even wear a costume, and they come to your door three or four times.
 

 
Name: a friend
Date Entered:October 20th, 2007
 
In Memorium...

Jeff Balla 10/20/88 Gone way too soon
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:October 20th, 2007
 
To the person who posted that Porky Cummins, Booty Graff, Tom Dolan all died of cancer get your fact straight that are all alive and well believe me I KNOW!@!!!!
 

 
Name: Glad I left
Date Entered:October 20th, 2007
 
Wow people really rip each other a part on here. Glad I Left. Also there is alot of shit that is not true. Get a life
 

 
Name: time out
Date Entered:October 20th, 2007
 
Definition of a Conservative:

a Liberal who was mugged.LOL
 

 
Name: K-man
Date Entered:October 20th, 2007
 
Melissa is Bobby McGinley and Dolly Bostic daughter

ah names out of the past from the 1960s and 1970s--Fairmounters indeed--congrats Bob Mc
 

 
Name: time out
Date Entered:October 20th, 2007
 
can this be true:



How to impress woman: kiss her, hug her, compliment her, love her, tease her, protect her, listen to her, support her How to impress a man: Show up naked with beer.

 

 
Name: Lisa Trout-Porrini
Date Entered:October 19th, 2007
Email: lporr88@comcast.net
Location: South Philly
 
Good one Tracy, I totally agree with you, instead of changing halloween, change attitudes. We were having a problem in my neighborhood until the parents starting getting involved. Now we have parents to take kids and parents who watch the kids. All the streets are full and all the kids are being watched. Some parents (myself included) still dress up for the kids. The kids and parents love to come to my house to see what I am each year. I try to make it fun for all and that is how to look at it. You need to make it your neighborhood again and not your jail. Just stick together because that's how it will work. A little participation goes a long way. Happy Halloween
 

 
Name: Just Concerned
Date Entered:October 19th, 2007
Location: Fairmount
 
Re: I understand the rationale behind giving out Halloween candy on a different night but it is still wrong and racist. I grew up in Fairmount and went around the neighborhood with my brothers and sisters every Halloween night. I witnessed the groups of what appeared to be bused in kids from outside the neighborhood and saw the fear that they caused. That, however, does not make it right to change the date. What message are you sending to your children? When there ia a problem, run and hide. Stand up and protect your neighborhood. Don't cowar behind the blinds with your lights off. The right thing to do is to have it on Halloween night and make sure that the parents get their butts off the couch and show a presence on our streets. Bad things will not happen if homeowners are sitting out on their front steps handing out candy while parents are walking around with their children. Halloween is about the children, keep it that way.

Fairmount's early Halloween isn't about being racist. Rather, it's about keeping the kids safe. Sure, there are a few racists (not blatant racists, I might add) in Fairmount, but there are also racists anywhere you go. It doesn't matter if adults are sitting out on the steps or walking around, the non-Fairmounter's will still bust you upside down your head for a damn bag of candy. The fear they cause absolutely justifies the fact that Fairmount changed its Halloween date, and it should be kept that way. And, if you have a problem with that, don't participate. I'd like to see you out there beating a group of 5-10 BIG kids off of your little kids, if you have any. People should be safe when trick-or-treating, that's the bottom line. Good parents do what they need to do to keep their kids safe.
 

 
Name: time out
Date Entered:October 19th, 2007
 
I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

 

 
Name:
Date Entered:October 19th, 2007
 
To the screaming liberal: Why don't have the balls to take your kids to the other side of the wall on Halloween. You can save money on candy and spread your horseshit.If old Fairmounters are so bad then why didn't you move into Nicetown. The area would be worthless if the people living in it did not stick together in the sixties and seventies. The surrounding areas are doing better now. not because of Rendell,Street or any other politician, but because of a little section of pride in the middle of hell. I remember the women washing the steps and the pavements.

That's back when Fairmount was full of "legal" aliens.

They weren't racist. They were protecting a dream that was realized. Be it ever so small. Beato's(Peggy was the best-she would buy all of my 50-50 tickets from SFX)Maxine's, John Boyle's,Feddicks(Henneberry's), Martha's, Vincent's, Herbie's, De'Luca's,Pete's on 24th,Terry's, Speedy's,Heughe's Hardware,VFW, "the lot" between 24th & Ringgold.

What was there before it was a lot.

I moved away 30 years ago and I will never forget Fairmount.





 

 
Name:
Date Entered:October 18th, 2007
 
Melissa is Bobby McGinley and Dolly Bostic daughter
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:October 18th, 2007
 
I thought trick or treating on Sunday was a great idea -- no rushing home from work to get dinner and dress the kids Sunday just works better for working parents
 

 
Name: Tracie Van Osten
Date Entered:October 18th, 2007
Email: scooch01@comcast.net
Location: Cape may
 
everyone is so worried about racisism and your losing sight of the fact that the reason the black kids are coming to your neighborhood is because their neighborhoods are not safe. ask yourself this question, why aren't their neighborhoods safe, for the same reason that fairmount is having their own halloween, the kids that are being bused in. Those of you who are going to give out candy need to be outside and make yourself known. When I was a kid in fairmount we didn't have to worry so much about getting jumped for our candy, because the neighborhood watched out for one another. everyone knew everyone, every adult knew who's kid belonged to who. And they had each others back. that is the fairmount that I remember. Do you all know who your neighbors are anymore ? do you make a point to let them know who your are? I remeber , even if I was as far over as Pennock and Brown, and I lived on Judson , that if I did something wrong, my grandmother knew about it before I got home. We had a certain respect and fear of our elders. We didn't do things that would embarass our families and get ourselves in trouble. now the kids do whatever they want and their parents just let it happen. You want fairmount back then you need to be a part of the solution , not part of the problem. What ever happened to your neighborhood watch ? Especially all the original Fairmounters that are still there , that is your neighborhood , you can make it safe, just get involved.
 

 
Name: McGinley
Date Entered:October 18th, 2007
 
Bob McGinley - congrats on the new grandchild
 

 
Name: Kelly Odonnell
Date Entered:October 18th, 2007
Email: kelegriffin71@aim.com
Location: New Zealand
 
Hey does anyone know anything about Andrea Sahm where she is and how she is doing... I dont want to hear any trashing so keep that stuff to your selves. Maybe someone can tell her I want to get intouch with her and give her my email address Wont post my # to many crazys sorry
 

 
Name: Friend of Fat boy
Date Entered:October 18th, 2007
 
Cape May, has a time for kids to go out. It has been like that for yrs and the reason for it to be done was the ame reason a s in FMT. The people from Whitesboro would come down into the Villas,Capemay and the point and cause trouble.... Fairmount isnt the only area to have "Safe Halloween" Maybe if the over grown idiots were beat to the ground by a bunch of parents and no rats were around for the cops then this would stop. But hen again for every idiot to be taken down another will come around. Remember it isnt a racist halloween it is a safe halloween.
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:October 18th, 2007
 
Mazzi Ward Benefit is Saturday, 11/3 7:30 - 11:30 Buffet/Open Bar/DJ 50.00 per person at Keenan in Roxborough - If you need a ticket or bus contact Bernadette Synnamon 2724 Parrish Street
 

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