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Grew up on McPherson Blvd. Lived there from 1938-54. Picture of lot is where my house used to be. Fed's tore it down, supposodly, a crack house. Neighborhood really has gone to hell. . Dad worked at the car barns corner of Frankstown and Homewood Ave. Went to Holy Rosary for 8 years and then Central Catholic, graduating in 1954. Enlisted in the USMC and discharged in 1956. Returned to Pgh. and night school at Pitt while working for Blaw-Know Company @ 300 Wood St., downtown. Left Pgh. in 1961 to build Missle Bases in Idaho. From there into Corporate world living in many cities in the US. Spent two years on the White House staff in 78-79 traveling around the world doing "interesting" work for the government. Spent 1983-2007 in Chevy Chase Maryland where I owned a Real Estate Firm. Moved to Wilmington NC 2007. Retired, living on a golf course and taking life easy.

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Reply Homewoodboy
10:08 AM on February 13, 2012 
Just did a Google Earth tour of Homewood. Both street and sky level. What the he-- happened to Homewood? It's disappeared.
Reply Mary Lou
2:23 PM on October 17, 2011 
Isn't it funny we don't forget our old classmate names? None of the names look familiar. My names were James Burke, Kathleen James, Richard Bonner. My first grade teacher was Sister Gertrude, second grade was Sister Franscina, third grade was Sister Cormac, and fourth grade was Sister Imelda (who I might add was not a nice person; she should never have been a nun). The rest were good people. After we left Homewood and went to Point Breeze, I went to St. Bede's for a year and a half only, then to California.
Reply Mary Lou
9:12 PM on October 13, 2011 
Oh my gosh, I went to Holy Rosary, too. Went there from first grade to fourth grade. After that moved to Point Breeze to sell my grandmother's house and then join the rest of the family in California. I received my first holy communion while at Holy Rosary, and can even recite the nun's names. It looks like you're a year older since you graduated in '54. I graduated high school in '55, but I'll bet we know of the same nuns at Holy Rosary. Small world...

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