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Name: Andrea Wells
Date Entered:9/21/1999
 
Just wanted to say Hi! to Celina, Robert, George, Jolie and Queedie. I grew up in Fairmount. I use to live on Stillman St. Love you guys and Miss you!!!!
 

 
Name: Liz
Date Entered:10/10/1999
 
I got a real buzz when I came across this site. Places long forgotten, people I hung out with--where has it all gone? I come back for visits every year or two and I've yet to run into any of my old "gang". I hung out at 24th and Aspen, or outside the ice cream parlour on Fairmount Ave. I've got lots of happy memories of the 99 West, Beato's, cruising up the East and down the West. "Down and dirty Local 30." Does anyone else remember that? The water ice man, the pretzel seller, ('three for a quarter, one for a dime, nice hot pretzels all the time'). The hukster, who always seems to be parked outside Krupa's! The "dugout" on Aspen Street, Hank's on 24th. And Martha's on Brown St. where you get get 5 scoops of ice cream for a quarter. I miss the characters, as well. People you could always count on giving you a laugh just because they were so unique. I would love to name some names, but I'll protect the innocent! I did bump into one on my last visit, who works at Pete's in the Philadelphian. If you are reading this, it was good to see 'ya! Everyone looked out for each other, a true community spirit. Fairmount holds a special place in my heart, and no matter where my travels may take me, Fairmount will always be home.
 

 
Name: Byron Wade
Date Entered:10/14/1999
 
Thanks for your tour and maintaining this fine site. I am visiting my son (a Wharton student) for a few weeks and your sight was a great intro to the neighborhood.
 

 
Name: Tina
Date Entered:10/21/1999
 
Beato's has really good food.
 

 
Name: Tom
Date Entered:10/25/1999
 
The best bar is ol' English where the hell have you people been, the best food is diffentily from terry's.
 

 
Name: Paula
Date Entered:10/26/1999
 
Great website! I hope all is well in fairmount. Once you leave fairmount you, you realize how great it was to grow up there. Especially when you move to NY, lol. Does anyone remember hanging on 24th and Fairmount outside that pizza joint and freezing in the winter or sneaking into the philadelphian under those steps? Thanks Jack for emailing me with this site. Paula Sahm
 

 
Name: Marie O'Donnell (ReRe)
Date Entered:10/26/1999
 
I love reading the different things here.... I remember alot of good and bad things about Fairmount...Most of my gang has moved out of there now.....This is a great sight though..it is good to see and read the different memories everyone has on here....
 

 
Name: Norm Moran
Date Entered:10/31/1999
 
Hello all you Fairmounters out there....sup?...looking to hear from some of you that i haven't seen in a while...you got my address now ....send me a line....Great site Bob...keep up the good work!! Webmaster's Note: Thank's Cuz! Nice to hear from you.
 

 
Name: carol (klara) ward
Date Entered:10/31/1999
 
anyone remember hanging out at vince's at 24th & aspen, the flower shop on 24th & meredith, mike's at 24th & perot, hogies's @ 24th & fairmount or the summers in margate, town tavern, we would love to hear from you. looking for anyone in their mid 40's.
 

 
Name: Phyllis
Date Entered:10/23/1999
 
Fairmount was a teriffic place to grow up! I remember swimming in the "ponds" at the Art Museum and under the fire plug! Going to St. Francis Xavier; then Hallahan; then married in St. Francis - mother still lives there!
 

 
Name: Glenn MacPherson
Date Entered:3/25/1999
 
While I've been out of the neighborhood for a long time now,I've never yet lived in a place that had the same feeling as Fairmount...I've tried to describe it to people from Boston all the way to New York but they just didn't get it!...Fairmount is one of a kind.You realizethat when you are away from it for some time.
 

 
Name: Patricia Ann Williams-Wakefield
Date Entered:2/20/1999
 
Grew up at Taney and Brown ran around with Patsy O'D and Vasga, also baby sitted Bob Moran's niece Julie. Webmaster's Note: I'm Bob Moran's son, Bob, and Julie is my cousin. Just in case you were interested. :p RJM
 

 
Name: mark kinsey
Date Entered:2/19/1999
 
I live in Jersey now but I miss Fairmount.I am one of the old heads. I would like to hear from Fairmounters or George Beato!!! Looking at this web site makes me feel like going to Terry's and ordering a WHIZ BANG and then go out and hang at the hill.
 

 
Name: Jim Costello
Date Entered:2/18/1999
 
Got your web site with search engine (Yahoo). Was impressed with your trip through the Fairmount community. Best wishes from Michigan from a native (Philly) son. Jim Costello, Girard College Class of 1958.
 

 
Name: Julie
Date Entered:2/17/1999
 
Lived here over 40 years, 60 houses on street, knew every name, went in & out of ever house - slept with doors & windows open, hung out 2601 & Lemon Hill, Terry's & Beato's, Remember Officer Brownie (Car 916)? and the Squirrel Chaser-Parkguard from 2601? Pool room at Bambrey & Parrish? We always had a good time, dancing in the street, fire plug until 2:00 am, block parties, all the neighbors out playing cards, kids playing rin tin tin, stick ball, what's in the ice box? That's what Fairmount Was! Do you know your neighbors name? Been in their house? Bring back the 50's & 60's. Fairmount was a GOOD TIME. Miss those times.
 

 
Name: Heather Galada
Date Entered:2/16/1999
 
I liked the tour. It was very informative. It almost makes me want to visit Philadelphia myself. The graphics were nice, and so was the information. Since I'm doing a report on the sights and sounds of Philadelphia for a Geography class I'm sure this web site will be very helpful.
 

 
Name: Michele Hession
Date Entered:2/16/1999
 
I personally believe that Fairmount is a wonderful place to live. I worked in NY for several years and I have traveled the world. The whole time that I worked in NY, I resided in Fairmount. Now after resigning from MTV, I am proud to say that I bought a bar/restaurant in Fairmount an I have just decided to raise my son here.
 

 
Name: Sandy (Wagner) Pempkowski
Date Entered:2/13/1999
 
The tour was great! Sure brought back alot of fond memories. We spent many Sundays at the Art Museum instead of going to church. If you go before 12:00 on Sundays, free admission. And the "Pinkies", my grandmother lived behind them on Brandywine St. I bet you can't play volleyball without making a sound! It sure was funny to watch. Growing up in Fairmount was great. Everyone knew each other and it was a safe place to raise your family. It's a shame things changed. Thanks for the tour down memory lane.
 

 
Name: NEESIE
Date Entered:2/11/1999
 
HAD LIVED IN FAIRMOUNT FOR THIRTY SOME YEARS. SAW ALOT IN MY LIFE AND WAS PROUD TO LIVE THERE AT ONE TIME. JUST IN CASE PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN, THERE IS A WOMENS SOFTBALL TEAM THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS. I BELIEVE I WAS AND AMONG OF THE MOST LUCKY ONES TO HAVE STARTED THIS TEAM. WE ALSO WON A CITY CHAMPION SHIP IN THE 70'S. I HAVE ALOT OF GOOD FAMILY STILL LIVING THERE AND I GUESS YOU ALL ARE LUCKY TO HAVE THEM IN THE AREA. BECAUSE THEY ARE GREAT PEOPLE! JUST THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE SOME GOOD INFORMATION THAT ITS NOT ALL BAD, ALSO I CAN'T FORGET ALL OF MY G0OD FRIENDS STILL THERE AND THERE CHILDREN. SO DON'T KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU KNOW THE WHOLE HISTORY OF FARIMOUT. THAT IS IF YOUR ONE OF THE ORIGNAL ONE TO HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGHT TO SEE THE GOOD NOT JUST THE BAD! I THANK GOD WE HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM WHERE WOULD WE BE. LOVE TO ALL OF MY FAMILY! I AM LUCKY TO HAVE THEM! THIS IS FOR ALL OF OUR FAMILY THAT HAS GONE AHEAD OF US YOU WILL BE IN MY HEART FOREVER MISS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Webmaster's Note: Thanks for posting, Aunt Neesie! :) RJM
 

 
Name: FLEEBEE(FELICIA)
Date Entered:2/6/1999
 
I LIVED IN FAIRMOUNT UNTIL I WAS 7. NOW I AM STUCK IN NJ, BUT I STILL VISIT MY FAMILY. I AM GOING TO GO TO HALLAHAN EVEN IF I LIVE OVER HERE. I'LL BE BACK!
 

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