The Atlantic city parade..

Harry was happy to pick-up Amber the  next morning and drive her to his families house  she did not know his grandfather lived with his family. His  mother was home but his Dad was at work  they were expecting them and his mother  even made breakfast.

Amber was surprised how nicely Harry lived she knew how her family saved for years to buy their house but she could even imagine a home like this. It was a two story brick home with white columns in the front. .
They had a nice piece of property out of Philadelphia  as he drove up Harry said " Their is my grandfather sitting on the  porch Amber saw a older man actually wearing a civil war hat  sitting waiting patiently as the got out of the car.

Harry said grandfather this is my friend Amber and she is writing a article about the civil war parade in Atlantic city they are putting up a sign to remember it and she was looking for people that are still around to talk about.

A tall man Harry's grandfather stood when he saw Amber. &…

Amber and Harry friends?

Harry was glad to see Amber and was happy she sat down. He did ask her about how her day was going and she shared a little  about her project  . Harry noticed how excited she was when she talked about writing . She certainly had the passion and was very creative  . He did tell her that  he had someone he would like her to meet  to help with her article about the meeting in Atlantic city.

Amber was all ears when Harry said he had someone who talk about the Atlantic city event  he seemed different today more likeable and she was glad to listen to him. " Harry she asked who is this person you want me to meet"? Does he live near by"?  Harry replied "Yes 3 blocks away and he is my grandfather who is 90 years old. He fought in the civil war and went to the meeting at Atlantic city and even the meeting at Gettysburg.

My grandfather even managed to get over the fences at the Gettysburg meeting and shook the hands of lots of rebel soldiers. Some he even writes  to till th…

The civil War Parade in Atlantic city and a writing a article Seeing Harry again?

Amber had everything packed she was heading back to school early and  her dad was giving her a ride to the station. Her mother was already  crying that she was leaving early but she explained that she had work to do.
She had been given a writing job  by a local paper her professor had showed a friend that worked on  a paper in town.  He wanted her to do a small article about a event that happened in 1911. The town of  Atlantic City had a event coming up to dedicate a sign to  commemorate the in encampment  of the union army and the parade that was in Atlantic city.

Amber was glad to be back at her room at the  campus.
 Her roommate was still away so she could study and write as long as she wanted . She would go to the paper and read through the articles  from 1911 and see who was there and maybe follow up and see if she could find anyone  who was still alive from that period . Amber did get to sleep her mind was filled with details and thoughts about her article . She had set her al…

Amber, Harry and the dinner and Harry suprises them with his background.

Amber tried to dismiss her mother when she was questioning her feelings about Harry but she  just thought her sister was too young for someone like him. Carol does think she is worldly but she is no match for someone like him.

 As they entered the room she saw Harry leaning over and looking at her painted chest. He was impressed with the work and ask Mary, " Did you do this it is beautiful" 'No replied Mary that is our Amber's work". " Wow it is beautiful i didn't know you were a artist too". That is polish folk art  My grandmother did that type of work". My mother  has some of her pieces to this day "

Amber was surprised that he liked the chest and even knew it was from the old country even more shocking he was Polish. " Where  does your family live Harry ", ask Mary."Philadelphia ",was his reply.

 Amber was ready to move on and said "Let's eat some cake". The family and Harry sat down and had dessert.…

Pictures and memories of Amatol town and plant

Thought i would share some art- facts from Amatol  as you can see this items is in great shape. As a kid we never found anything but shells but it would have been fun.

 This is a photo i think of the winner's circle  They did have a lot of wooden races tracks in the country and as you can imagine  most burned down..

 Amazon photo of the inside of the factory.

 This photo was amazing for me as i could tell where it was taken from .. A lot more trees now then  when the factory was running.

 I do remember that some ruins of these buildings were still around in the 60's when we use to explore the area.

 I want to thank everyone who published their photos for the public to see . It's always fun to see  what the places  look like  when you are reading a story..
 Have a great day, Nora

Sisters disagree.

Carol followed her sister in to the other room  she knew she was angry but was wondering why she was so angry about a guy she just meet? Amber asked her " What are you doing with him"? "Nobody  else could have given you a ride home".

 Carol still did not understand her reaction, He was just a cute guy that did her a favor nothing more she was to busy to think about men. Mary came into the room and said in a quiet but serious tone " Girls we have company you can discuss this later". " I need help with the dinner and setting the table hurry now".

With that Mary left and returned to the dining room  where she could see Harry was deep in conversation with her husband about racing. Both girls entered the room ready to help and be polite but the both knew this was not over and they would talk later.

As the group sat down to dinner  Harry was pleasant and polite to all and asked Amber about her studies. She gave yes and no answers and was distant. Ca…

Dinner with Harry? Two sisters are at odds.

Harry could not believe his luck the beautiful girl he was just talking to 2 hours ago was right in front of him again. He knew Carol from school and he was ahead of her in his studies but she was pretty but when she said she needed a ride,  after he dropped his friends at the train station. He knew he was in luck , when Carol told him the address he was happy to take her to her home.
 Mary was a bit taken back that her youngest though that it was ok to take a ride from someone she did not know.  Carol quickly got out of the car to make the introductions but she knew by her mother's tight lipped smile that she would be in trouble later.
Harry was very friendly and shook the hands of both Mary and Amber with a slick smile he said :, Nice to meet you Amber".  Now Carol who was trying to break the ice ask Amber if she went out to the track that was being built . Amber replied"  yes  and we were not alone were we Harry ? 'oh you know Harry is a race car driver he said …