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Name: TommyGF
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
Email: tommygofish@aol.com
 
Hey Vincey Kramer are you a history teacher now. Nyuk Nyuk.
 

 
Name: TommyGF
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
Email: tommygofish@aol.com
 
Oh so vincey boy is the Kramer dude. VC, my daughter had your wife as a science teacher at Ryan. Half the Ryan parents are Fairmount refugees.
 

 
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Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
I am very sorry to hear of Joyce Hillock's passing. I knew her and her brother Johnny and sister Missy. The Hillock are very caring and decent people, and I wish them well. I am sorry for their lose. Best Regards
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Vince Carpenter is great at running reunion - but he is not Kramer
 

 
Name: FAIRMOUNTER
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Does anyone know what happend to Tommy French (lived on 23rd St.) also had a sister. He hung around with PeeWee Hare & guys @ 24th & Aspen. I was in love with him back in the day.
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Christina Harrow - anyone in Fairmount could have put the names in we all know your family!
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
I was thinking KRAMER was BOBBY MC GINLEY!!!!!!!
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Name the three best basketball players in the 70's from Fairmount?
 

 
Name: Kramer
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Hi Clare R. HOW'S YOUR SISTERS KATHY AND RONNIE
 

 
Name: Kramer
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
who knew

the Influenza Pandemic hits Phila.Sept.1918

nearly 13,000 Philadelphians died from the Influenza epidemic in a matter of weeks in September,October and November of 1918--nearly 200 Seminarians from St.Charles Seminary came to help bury and do whatever they could --mass graves were dug to bury the dead because the undertakers couldn't handle it themselves at front and Luzerne st.They came around in wagons and hollered to bring out your dead,a terrible time in Phila.and a lot of other places. The neighborhood of Fairmount was also hit. Marie Hines Corrado(800 block of Pennock St.) who was six years old and living at 2419 Olive street in 1918--Her Father Christopher Hines who was a prison guard at Eastern State Penitentiary died from the Influenza,he was only 33yrs old.Also his brother Anthony Hines died from the Influenza at age 41 yrs old--and many others, it was a terrible time in the City and for many families to go thru.As December rolled around things started to subside and get better but no one will ever forget the Fall of 1918 and this Terrible Influenza took Philadelphia by storm.
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Joyce Hillock just passed away this year.
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Obie's wife was Cookie
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Margie and Val Rans
 

 
Name: Mike CeeZee
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Wonder if Kramer's hair still sticks up if he has any.

What about Mike Anderson? Anyone know what happened.
 

 
Name: Mike CeeZee
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
Email: mikethecheck@hotmail.com
Location: North Wales
 
Yessirree I do believe Kramer is Good Ole Vincy Carpenter, the would be priestly visage. But heck of a nice guy to have as a schoolmate. (Smoking in the boys rooms)
 

 
Name: FatBoy
Date Entered:November 8th, 2007
 
Sorry i was away . I found an old Italian hoagie in my freezer that i bought at Speedies back in the 70s. Hey Kramer did you miss me?
 

 
Name: Christina (Harrow) Warriner
Date Entered:November 7th, 2007
 
It has been nice to read all the posts from this site. I am glad a friend told me about it. Remember Dick & Jeans, That belonged to my Grandparents. I went to School at St. Francis X, but moved away when I was 10. Well - see you all later. SONNY,DANNY,EILEEN AND LOUIE HARROW Question, Whoever wrote my Aunt and Uncle's and Fathers name. How do you know my relatives.
 

 
Name: who knew
Date Entered:November 7th, 2007
 
"Slick Willie Sutton"1945

But none of the escapes fascinate the public like the 1945 “Willie Sutton” tunnel escape. The escape was planned by prison plaster worker Clarence Klinedinst and his cellmate, William Russell. They dug into the wall of their cell in Cell Block Seven, fifteen feet down, ninety-seven feet out to Fairmount Avenue and fifteen feet up to freedom. They equipped the tunnel with lights and shored it with wood bracing.

By April 3, 1945, the tunnel was complete. Ten inmates joined the escape on the way to breakfast that morning. One of the late comers was flamboyant bank robber and escape artist “Slick Willie” Sutton.

The twelve inmates emerged from the tunnel at the corner of 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue and scattered into the neighborhood.

Sutton was captured within minutes, two blocks from the penitentiary. He later claimed credit for the tunnel’s design and construction. Klinedinst was out for three hours, and Russell was shot and captured when he walked into a police trap at the home of a former girlfriend.

James Grace returned to the penitentiary early on the morning of April 11, rang the doorbell, and asked to be let back in. He was hungry.

All the escaped inmates were eventually recaptured, and the prison staff filled the tunnel with ash from the prison incinerator
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 7th, 2007
 
How about Ski - has to be one of the top three baseball players in Fairmount
 

 
Name:
Date Entered:November 7th, 2007
 
I alwaya thought Janine Dugan was hot. Very exotic looking.
 

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