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Name: Kevin
Date Entered:April 11th, 2005
Email: Ploth
Location: Ardmore
 
Blood Drive

On Saturday, May 21st, there will be a Blood Drive at Saint Francis Xavier's School Hall----639 North 24th Street.

All who donate will get a free pint of Ice Cream.

To sign up, please email me.

My email: pnd9@verizon.net
 

 
Name: Webmaster
Date Entered:April 11th, 2005
 
Hi, I've posted some information about the latest mugging in the Forum. That is really the appropriate place for this kind of discussion. The guestbook is meant to serve as a place for visitors to the site to say hello, not as a general purpose message board.

To get to the forum, click the link at the top of the page that says, "Forum".
 

 
Name: FAIRMOUNTER
Date Entered:April 11th, 2005
 
BEWARE!! ANOTHER CRIME COMMITED ON SUNDAY, 4/10. A BEAUTIFUL DAY FULL OF PEOPLE WALKING AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD VISITING OPEN HOUSES & JUST ENJOYING THE WEATHER WHEN 2 THUGS ATTACKED AN OLD WOMEN @ 23RD & BROWN @ NOON - BROAD DAYLIGHT & NO ONE WAS THERE TO HELP. SHE WAS KNOCKED DOWN & ROBBED (BLEEDING FROM THE HEAD) WHY IS EVERYONE LETTING THIS HAPPEN TO SUCH A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD & AGAIN WHERE WERE THE COPS.
 

 
Name: Norman Moran
Date Entered:April 10th, 2005
Email: norman.moran@century21.com
 
Just wanted to say hello to everyone back in Fairmount. Hope everyone is doing well. Take care and drop me an email.

Norm
 

 
Name: FAIRMOUNTER
Date Entered:April 4th, 2005
 
Fairmounters need to be aware of the problems in the neighborhhood - 3 black men were spotted on 24th & Brown @ approx. 9:30pm on Thursday, 3/31 wearing masks & hoods over their heads, men came out of Jumbo's but the 3 hoodlums jumped in a car on Bucknell & drove off, also I heard of a home invasion on Parrish St. If the cops were more concerned about this instead of chasing kids off of corner maybe this would not be happening. If kids were on the corners I think these thugs would not be doing what they are doing. Also when cops are called to chase kids from corners they are there almost immediately but when they are called for robberies or people that look suspicious it takes forever & by the time they do arrive they are long gone.
 

 
Name: bobby rogers
Date Entered:April 2nd, 2005
Email: roscor777@myway.com
Location: Australia
 
i wonder if the web master finally realizes that the forum just isnt working? should try for a chat room so we can communicate better. thank you doug if your listening
 

 
Name: KIM CORNISH
Date Entered:April 1st, 2005
Email: KAC1121@AOL.COM
Location: NEW JERSEY
 
Glad to see the original Fairmounters are still out there. This site is great for reminisce about the good old days, and its also informative about what is going on in the neighborhood these days. Keep up the good work.
 

 
Name: JOEY
Date Entered:March 31st, 2005
Email: JOECLASSIC1@AOL.COM
Location: PHILADELPHIA
 
I LIVED IN FAIRMOUNT.FOR 35 YEAR'S BORN AND RAISED.WENT TO ST NICK'S GRADE SCHOOL.MOVED ABOUT A YEAR AGO.HOPE TO MOVE BACK AGAIN SOON.IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.
 

 
Name: bobby rogers
Date Entered:March 28th, 2005
Email: roscor777@myway.com
Location: Australia
 
yoo fairmount wazzzzzzup? im here in australia chasing kangeroos lol.i sure miss philly but ill be back soon i hope . see yall then peace
 

 
Name: Frank Trout
Date Entered:March 17th, 2005
Email: iluv2fish211
Location: mayfair
 
i loved growing up there, buthate what has happened to the area.Such as making it hard for people who grow up there to stay in our neighborhood.A lot of my friends shed blood on those streets in order to make it safe for all our families to grow in peace .But then money came in and alot of families could not afford to live there that breaks my heart.I would love to hear anything about fairmount my heart is still thre and always will be .RRR
 

 
Name: Veroncia Hartnett
Date Entered:March 10th, 2005
Email: hartnetts4@aol.com
Location: 25th Olive Street
 
I wanted to remember a friend today "Dolly Fleming". She was kind, thoughtful,wonderful and giving. My family will never forget how wonderful she was. I wanted to mention one nice thing about Dolly in her memory and that is her thoughtfulness towards the people she knew. If anyone needed her for anything she was always there. She was like a sister to us and she will live on in our hearts forever.

Love, Barbara, Ronnie and Stephanie
 

 
Name: Eileen Esposito Morgan
Date Entered:March 5th, 2005
Email: mimi607@aol.com
Location: new jersey
 
Just found this wonderful web site I am so happy to read all the messages from the people who remember the old FairmountI do not think any of you know me as I am really from the old school I mean I am much older than most of you but I am enjoying reading all of the E-Mails Keep it going Thanks
 

 
Name: Charlie (Chollie) Jackson
Date Entered:February 19th, 2005
Email: chasehartone@yahoo.com
 
Came back after my message below and took a trip down nostalgia lane. Damn. They were the good days, the '50s and '60s. I remember walking home from Roman one day, (shortly after Big Dave was killed) with Danny (Butch) Brown. Five or six blacks approached us, ready to jump us (things were rough in those days--'64). We pulled out our belts and let the buckles dangle and backed them down with stuff like, "Okay, who wants to be first?" Wasn't long after that the race riots started. I still believe to this day it wasn't Girard College segregation as much as the death of Big Dave that set things off. Now for the good: coxswain on the schuykill, swimming in the Art Museum fountains and playing hide and seek inside the museum, sandlot ball on Cherry Hill, Christmases have never been better than in Fairmount, sitting in corner taprooms at 12 or 13 and drinking cokes while listening to stories, adventures in Fairmount Park, Roman Catholic HS basketball, walking by Hallahan in the mornings and getting whistles from girls you couldn't see, Beatos, hanging out at 25th and Aspen or 25th and Brown, luring girls to the basement to listen to records (yeah, right), sneaking beer through the cellar window at parties, sitting out front on Brown St., listening to Richie Ashburn call the game, having Polish, Italian, and Irish friends (all neighborhood families got along and stuck together regardless), halfball on Pennock St. against the old factory, and walking into the rising sun in 10 inches of snow on Poplar Street after delivering four bundles of the Inquirer made me feel like "King of the World" and floating on air, and the dances, and Wildwood/Cape May... I recognize some of the names and, like burning leaves, they bring back memories.

Thanks!
 

 
Name: Charles Jackson
Date Entered:February 19th, 2005
Email: chasehartone@yahoo.com
Location: Magnolia Springs, AL
Webpage Address: http://www.magmagnolia.com
 
I've been gone from Philly quite a while now -- born there, moved to revose, back on Poplar St (708), half-ball on Penock, Inquirer and Bulletin paperboy, mom died, moved in with aunt (2529 Brown St--one of those four garden front homes), danced, sang, drank, fought in the streets, best buddy (Big Dave) died by shotgun, but managed to graduate from Roman, then Air Force, school, moved to Alabama, two great boys, heh-art gallery owner and writer -- but there's never a day goes by that I recall my childhood and friends there. I'm still a dancin' fool but nowadays like the quiet life here in the country, and learned a new language -- ya'll come now, hear!
 

 
Name: PhillyGirl
Date Entered:February 1st, 2005
Location: Philadelphia
Webpage Address: http://www.philadelphiagirl.com
 
Your site is extremely informative and a very nice format.
 

 
Name: Rich Yoka
Date Entered:January 14th, 2005
Email: richyoka82@aol.com
Location: swain st
Webpage Address: http://www.fairmountsports.org
 
Just want to say check out Fairmount Sports Association's new website at: www.fairmountsports.org

Nice to hear from all the fairmounters....take care.

Rich Yoka
 

 
Name: Fairmount Online Webmaster
Date Entered:January 13th, 2005
 
Hello, the Fairmount Online forum is now back in service on our new server. Unfortunately, at this time, I haven't been able to restore the old messages and user accounts. So please create a new account if you want to post or respond to a message. Sorry for the inconvenience. If I'm able to restore the messages and/or accounts I will do so and will send an e-mail to all of the registerd e-mail accounts to let you know.
 

 
Name: Fairmount Online Webmaster
Date Entered:December 15th, 2004
Email: fairmountonline@verizon.net
 
The guestbook of Fairmount Online is intended to serve as a place to post your name, contact information, and a message you would like to share with other visitors. The idea is that you sign the guestbook one time. After that, if you wish to communicate with other visitors, please use the Forum. Additionally, some of the posts that have been in the guestbook recently (which I have chosen to delete due to their content) have really been giving the website and the neighborhood of Fairmount a bad name. Please try to refrain from prejudice, stereotyping, and name calling.
 

 
Name: rosco
Date Entered:November 22nd, 2004
Email: roscor777@myway.com
Location: australia
 
JUST WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY.I REALLY MISS THE MUMMERS PARADE.BUT ILL BE BACK SOON WITH MY NEW FAMILY.SO LOOK OUT PHILLY ILL BE BRINGING A COUPLE OF CRAZY AUSSIES WITH ME LOL
 

 
Name: Jess Cornish
Date Entered:November 17th, 2004
Email: LiLMiSsMaGiK2003@aol.com
Location: Roxborough
 
I lived in Fairmount all my life and moved in 2002. I will always remember living there. Those were my best memories. I miss it a lot. My dad is Jimmy Cornish. So im sure now some people might know who i am lol. its great to look back on some of my great memories with some great people.
 

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