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Name: Ann-Marie Meyers
Date Entered:7/7/2004
 
Thank you for the wonderful site.
 

 
Name: Colleen
Date Entered:6/29/2004
 
My name is Colleen Curley and I grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania (Scranton) but now live outside Philadelphia with my husband and daughter. I'm currently working on a series of "neighbhorhood pages" for gophila.com (trying to entice people to visit specific Philly neighbhorhoods) and I just checked out the Fairmount website since that's one of the districts I'm covering. This is by far the most comprehensive neighbhorhood site I've seen and the guestbook, in particular, is such a great idea. I really enjoyed reading some of these entries and gaining a perpective of growing up in Fairmount. I know a lot about the Art Museum area from the many times I've visited myself, but reading your comments definitely has been enlightening. You're all very lucky to have grown up in such a wonderful area of the city and in such a close-knit community!...Cheers to you and the webmaster!!
 

 
Name: mark
Date Entered:6/29/2004
 
Sister Bernarda was scary as hell!
 

 
Name: Karen Aubry was HENCE
Date Entered:6/28/2004
 
Good to see the guest book up again, I recognize so many of the names although no one ever remembers me. But I just finally moved out and sold my Mom's house(23rd & Wallace) and I will miss fairmount terribly.
 

 
Name: Kim Cornish
Date Entered:6/27/2004
 
it took a few minutes... but I do remember you Mark. Oh how I miss them St. Nick days!!! I was just showing my niece the class pictures of my brother from his childhood. She got a big kick out of Sister Bernarda.
 

 
Name: Mark
Date Entered:6/25/2004
 
Mark Morgan
 

 
Name: rosco
Date Entered:6/23/2004
 
man i miss fairmount im 10.000 miles away from what i always consider home . fairmount ...theres no other place in the world like it. im living in australia now but soon ill be moving back with my new family. i cant wait to show them all the wonderful things fairmount has got to offer.if any one that knows me and would like to drop me a line that would be awesome....roscor777@yahoo.com.au...or....roscor777@myway.com thanks and ill see u all very soon
 

 
Name: weenier
Date Entered:6/19/2004
 
I went to St. Nicks to. What is you last name mark. I still live in the neighborhood.
 

 
Name: Mark
Date Entered:6/15/2004
 
I went to St.nick's and graduated from there in 1978.I lived at 26th and brown until 1982 and moved to the shore.I hung out with Mike sheldon,joe kane,Mike hughes,mike procalo.I played on parkway and f.j. moore.Kim cornish,I hung out with your brother Jim and your Dad was one of my baseball coaches.Had a great time growing up in fairmount.Anyone else out there from St. nicks?
 

 
Name: Bennett
Date Entered:6/12/2004
 
I've lived in the Fairmount area for about 7 years now and I love being in an area that has everything. There is no need to have a car. >From the help of many people we now have a running club also. It's called the Fairmount running club and there is a link from this web-site. Or you can look it up at runfairmount.org So see you all running in the neighborhood or on the Drives.
 

 
Name: Carolyn
Date Entered:6/7/2004
 
My daugther is thinking about renting in the Art Museum area while attending Penn Grad School. Is it safe for a couple of early-20 yo women? Are rentals available and affordable? Thanks....
 

 
Name: PAUL HARRIS
Date Entered:5/21/2004
 
to bruce burgess give me an e- mail when you get a chance also go on class mates for st francis i bet a lot of people dont know you can sign on it would like to here from of the older people from fairmount i just turned 60 firstfishingpox@aol.com later yall paul harris
 

 
Name: Ann
Date Entered:5/21/2004
 
Hi, I have lived in Fairmount for 3 1/2 years now and love it. This is a nice website and the local event listing is a good idea. If anyone in the Fairmount area is interested in participating in an 40+ Social Activities Group, e-mail at avalionz@yahoo.com. Keep up the good work!
 

 
Name: Bruce Burgess
Date Entered:5/20/2004
 
I thank Paul Harris for pointing out this site to me. I graduated from St. Francis Xavier (1958); Roman Catholic (1962). Lived at 2324 Meredith St. from 1955 to 1963. I remember the Pacella family across the street. I also have fond memories of the Hernandez family.. Bobby, Johnny, Teresa. They lived down the street. I often wonder what happened to Patricia Bera (she was one of the loves of my life back then; her along with Carol Zubeck and Rita Nelli). Fairmount was great; really great. No better place to grow up in the fifties. I remember John Gallagher (whose dad owned a bar right around the corner); 'Bucky' McGonagle; Joe Lawn; Edward McCarron. I remember swimming in the pools at the front of the Art Museum (all the time) and the cops chasing us away. I could go on and on. Glad to have signed in. Maybe someone who remembers me will make an entry.
 

 
Name: Reds
Date Entered:5/16/2004
 
What is this 13-year-old Dan talking about, and how bad has the great neighborhood of Fairmount become if our YOUNG men are fighting other neighborhoods? I grew up in Fairmount and used to "Hang" at 25 and Parrish in the 80's, but the boys I hung out with (Gravely, Buckley, Myers, Boyle, McAndrews, McGonagle and Loonstyn, just to name a few) never fought the other neighborhoods. I remember hanging out and having alot fun. Very rarely was there violence. Most of the names Dan has listed as his friends and family are recognizable. It seems likely that most of these kids are the product of parents, which were a bad element when I was a teenager. Hay Dan, I hope you realize there is more to Fairmount then having your Buddy’s back. Fairmount is such a GREAT neighborhood in which to grow up. Just take a look around and realize the awesome advantages you have over other city neighborhoods (from Art, Theater, atmosphere and much, much more.)
 

 
Name: Dan Flaherty
Date Entered:5/16/2004
 
Yo0 fairmount is the best! I miss all the fights we use to have wit other neighborhoods. Well now were jus chillen on 25th and parrish and all my friends like matt noble sean clancy my cousin rob pierson rios my brother jimmy and fmt ave. crew and my jessy gallagher that ill always look out for well im only 13 and i hope in about 10 more years i look at this website and remember the days i use to have. Well im out lata
 

 
Name: rosco
Date Entered:5/9/2004
 
hey kim drop me a line sometime i lost your email address my email add is roscor777@yahoo.com.au
 

 
Name: Kim Cornish
Date Entered:5/9/2004
 
Glad to see you got the guest book back up Bob! I love reading what others have to say about Fairmount memories. Keep up the great work! To Jackie Patches...I passed your message onto my Mom and her brothers, they all say Hi back. My Dad passed away 7/11/03, but he is in good hands, my brother Jimmy, who passed away 9/6/02. So you know I hold dear to my heart all my Fairmount memories, and this guestbook really helps me laugh when I read others memories about waiting for the pizza truck late at night, or going under the plugs on either Judson or Bucknell streets, or getting a howdie doodie from Macsine's stores, which ever one you lived closer too- Judson & Parrish or 25th & Parrish. My favorite would be watching the fireworks on the 4th of Jully from my back window on Brown Street....perfect seat with the perfect view. Those were the days!!! Now I live in NJ with my man and 2 daughters. Rosco you nut sounds like you have been busy...bring that wife back to Fairmount and make some new memories to post in the guestbook!!!!
 

 
Name: Tiffany Gallagher
Date Entered:4/29/2004
 
I am new to the area, but have worked and enjoyed many experiences in Fairmount for the past few years. I look forward to meeting other residents and learning more about the history of this incredible neighborhood.
 

 
Name: JULIA MCDADE ENGBLOM
Date Entered:4/21/2004
 
SO MANY HAPPY MEMORIES OF STOLLING THE STEETS ON THE WAY TO THE PINK SISTERS WITH MY MOM AND BROTHERS AND SISTERS. MANY PRAYERS WERE ASKED AND ANSERED INSIDE THE CHURCH OF DEVINE LOVE. NICE TO KNOW SOMETHINGS NEVER CHANGE.
 

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