Saturday, July 5, 2014

And the Rocket's Red Glare - J4 Fireworks

What a day!  First a parade past my house.  Then the Mother of all Reunions at the North Catasauqua Playground.  All this ending with a BANG at Alumni Field with some spectacular fireworks and some family time.

Catasauqua - nice job on the fireworks.  You put the Iron Pigs to shame.  I loved the purple and green firework that occasionally lit the sky.

Parke and I left early and got a spot in the parking lot - of course, he will never forgive me for that - oh yeah he will.  We picked a shady spot to wait and soon the Reiter Family, along with the Khouri's showed up next.  Soon the Lynn & Schadler families arrived.  Some food, some snacks and a lot or laughs were next.  Then the rest of my own Werner clan showed up with the Morgans.  You know what they say - the family that watches fireworks together yells ooooooh together.

Catasauqua, I would like to thank you for a wonderful time.  I know there is one more event - the house tours tomorrow.

The grand finale of Old Home Week is the Historic House and Garden tour on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 12 to 5 p.m. This is the grandest house tour HCPA has offered. The self-guided tour explores some of the beautiful homes and mansions in Catasauqua’s Historic Districts and beyond. There are 16 properties featuring original architecture of various styles, including Queen Anne, Victorian, Georgian and Federal styles. The interiors feature original woodwork, impressive staircases, stained glass windows, ornate fireplaces and parquet flooring. Catasauqua’s homes reflect Catasauqua illustrious past as the birthplace of the American Anthracite Iron Industry and one of the most prosperous towns in the United States. 

On the day of the tour tickets can be purchased for $18 at The Biery House, 8 Race Street, Catasauqua. . The ticket provides a map and description of each property on the tour. 

I won't be touring this year and please don't stop by my house, I'll be cutting the grass.  

Sincerely though, North Catty and Catty really know how to throw a party.  I love this town.  Also, without Catasauqua in the name of the blog it would just be another day.  Happy J4 and Old Home Week to all.

and that really is ......another day in Catasauqua

The MOTHER of all Class Reunions

And what a mother it was!  Ben Ferenchak, my Red, White & Blue hat's off to you.  What a wonderful job you did along with anyone who helped you. 

I have hugged more people today that I have all year.  Most of my class that I saw today, I see around town or have ran into them here or there.  But I did get to see someone who haven't seen in - oh here is where it hurts - 39 years.  Yes, I am from the class of 1975 and next year, we realized today, will be 40 years since we graduated CHS.   Ouch.

It was great to see Linda and omg, it brought memories back to me that I didn't even think I had. 

And a shout out to Tracey - who wouldn't let me take her picture, but reads my blog.

There was a mass of people, smiles everywhere, with the occasional tear.

Thank you Ben, for making this such a memorable day.  Thank you Catasauqua and North Catasauqua for Old Home Week.  You make me proud to be a Catty Girl.

And that's another day in Catasauqua

The Parade passed me by - Literally - the J4 Parade-Old Home Week

Let the Festivities begin!!!!  The J4 parade just went by.  Bff's John and Judy stopped by and we all watched the parade.  It was a short parade - but it is always a great way to start J4.

I made a joke about the first year - I said it was Betty and Ed Miller along with Howard Hahn dressed as Uncle Sam and that was it for a parade.  After I said that the parade began and guess who was in the front - yup Betty and Ed along with Howard dressed as Uncle Sam!

We also had Miss Pennsylvania and General Grant in the parade, along with George Taylor Building and lots of children.  We should have such energy so early in the day.

Anyway - there are a lot of partying ahead.  Next is the MOTHER OF ALL REUNIONS up at the North Catasauqua Playground.

Check in for the reunion, is from 10 to noon. Meet with classmates at your decade tent; feel free to bring your own canopy and chairs also. Shop community group food stands for lunch. 'Gym class' is at 1. Door prize drawings at 2:30. Final exam is at 3pm (Catty Trivia). Schools out at 4pm with happy hours at various venues. Fireworks pre-show starts at 7pm at Alumni Field (now the Middle School). Don't forget to kick in toward the J4 fireworks.

Wow - what a day - see you out there.

And that's Another day in Catasauqua

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday in the Park - Old Home Week - Part 2

Well, I got back down to the park this evening to listen to Common Bond.  I am so bummed that I missed Tavern Tan - I wanted to hear Andy B.  I wrote my earlier blog in a hurry so I could get to my Pampered Chef Party - I was a little late - but that's okay.  I wanted to make sure that if you didn't know what to do today and saw the blog that you would trek on down to the playground.

Catasauqua - what a beautiful weather weekend - and tonight was no different.  I heard there were good crowds today.  There were a lot of people both of the times I was there.  I heard lots of good things to.  Many people enjoyed the fact that the stands were step up on the pool side of the playground instead of St. John's Street.  It made it more shady - I know I enjoyed it.  

Parke again got a sandwich at Evonne's - I am afraid he is going to start hanging her her sandwich shop. 

I want to say what a Great Job you are all doing  to the people who are running these events.  KUDOS & THANK YOU!!!

The festivities continue next weekend starting with the Pub Crawl, Thursday Evening starting at 5:00 PM.  I am sorry to say that my pub crawling days are over.  I would make it to one bar and be crawling home.  Maybe as some of you crawl by my house I'll take pictures and blog about it.  Let me know when you do the Pepsi Crawl, I'll be there.

And an event that I have been attending for the last two years and will be there again this year - it has become a tradition on July 4th to assemble on the lawn of the George Taylor House for a Reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10AM with an Honor Guard salute. There will be patriotic music by the Antebellum Marine Band and tours of the house from 9AM to noon.

Don't ever say there's nothing to do in Catty - this weekend has been great fun.  All you have to do is get out there and enjoy.  And that's Another day in Catasauqua

Sunday in the Park - OLD HOME WEEK - Catasauqua

What a beautiful day and what better place to spend it than at the Catasauqua Park!  Swimming is free for Catasauqua and North Catasauqua residents and darn I am tempted to go, but my schedule is packed for today.

After a morning at church, where I preached, well more like I did a Sunday School Lesson (now don't be impressed - I am
the last person on the list to fill in on Sundays); Parke and I had breakfast and then we decided to check out the Sunday in Park.  This is the continuing celebration of Old Home Week. 

Oh it was great - I love that the vendors are set up under the trees, much cooler to walk through than on the street.  I saw some of my favorite ladies - Eugenia Emert and Carol York Roach, plus many other crafters that I only get to see at the Muhlenberg Medical Festival or Musikfest. 

Oh speaking of music - there will be music in the park or shows all day.  I just happened to catch "The Gas House Dance House" Girls dancing.  Oh now I might have to just go check them out - I wonder if I a chubby girl with bad knees can dance like that.  Anyway - there is more entertainment coming, the Tavern Band and Common Bond are to perform.

There is a petting zoo, games for kids and so much more. 

I am making this short - but I might blog part 2 later. I have to run again. 

Now get out and PARTEE down at the Catasauqua Playground.....and that's another day in Catasauqua.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Block Party - Old Home Week in Catasauqua

Just got back from the The Downtown Block Party and it was nice.  I wish I would of seen more people out there to support those vendors that are participating.  I also which more churches, including mine would of participated.  I know everyone is busy at this time and volunteers are hard to find - so kudos to those who can and are out there today.

The Block Party followed the 5K Race held this morning - Parke said he was going to run it but I forgot to wake him but Congrats to those who did.  Runners that I know - Jaime "the Birthday Girl" Khouri (by the way Jaime you looked good running past my house especially after coming up the Walnut Street Hill), Bradshaw Henning - I didn't see you but I heard you did - also Montana and her Mom, all members of Salem UCC - WOO HOO!

I must say the music was great - just got there in time to hear the Phat Boys.  Besides being a little chubby they are and excellent band.  Then we hit the Library to check out the history exhibit.  It was very informative!  I loved looking at everything.  So much history for this small little town of ours.  We should be proud!  What a great reason to celebrate.

We meandered down the street to check out the food - pulled pork was certainly on a lot of menus (Did FeFe and Ferrous wander into town...hmmmm I wonder?)  Any way there was also halupkies, haluski, and I saw pizza, some desserts.  A little of everything.    I decided on the pulled pork from Evonne's Sandwich Shop and what a good decision it was.  Served in a hoagie roll it was very filling and really yummy.  

I really wanted to stay longer and listen to the Blackbird Society Orchestra - OMG it was like stepping back in time.  The singer sang into a megaphone - shades of Rudy Vallee.  They are really great.

It was a nice time with bf, Parke.  We sat under a tree and ate - listening to the music and sounds of Catty.  I can't help but love this town and the people in it. 

Some more events coming up this weekend -

Later Today

Saturday June 28, 6pm @ Willow Brook Farms

The 28th is capped off with a Square Dance and barbeque at the old stone barn at Willow Brook Farms. There will be wagon tours of the farm beginning at 5:30. Music will be provided by Diane Hartzell (caller) and the Contra Deceptives with Mr. Peifley as a featured guest caller!
Note:Due to Fire Code Regulations, the dance & BBQ will not be in the old stone barn, but will be outside at the lake by the kilns.
Directions: Enter off of Howertown Road at Fuller Drive, just south of the Willow Brook Golf Club. At the end of the tree-lined drive, turn right onto the narrow paved road (there will be a barrier for thru traffic). Parking will be at the end of the road.

I ask myself  - What lake - what kilns?  Can I just come out a watch?
and tomorrow - 

June 29, Sunday In The Park

A whole day of family activities and entertainment in the Catty Park will begin at 10am with a community worship service, featuring local church choir music. The Suburban North Family YMCA will be having all types of athletic competitions and events throughout the day and throughout the park for participants and fans; plus there will be games inside the pool area, so bring your swim suits. Community organizations are invited to sell food. Artist and Crafters are invited to set up tables and/or booths. Demonstrations will go on throughout the day, including dance, martial arts, quilting, blacksmithing and other historic crafts. Music will be provided by Tavern Tan & Common Bond. There will be picture and memorabilia displays of Catasauqua’s history. More events just for the kids include the Catty police bike rodeo, crafts and an “Animal Kingdom”.

So there are many opportunities this weekend and next to enjoy our town - not stop reading and get out there.

and that's Another Day in Catasauqua

Friday, June 27, 2014

Kicking off Old Home Week in Catasauqua


Oh sorry - still rocking out to the Large Flowerheads.  They kicked off Old Home Week with a free concert at the Catasauqua Amphitheater tonight and it was great.  Parke and I walked down and met with bff's Cathy and Jaime - I think Cathy and I sang Jaime out of the park because she left a little early.  But Cathy, Parke and I - well mostly Cathy and I, sang, played air guitar, air drum, and our air green tambourine to all the great music.  (Parke did sing to Born to be Wild)
The Large FlowerHeads were wonderful - they did three sets starting at 6:30 pm and ending at 10:00 PM - we certainly got our monies worth.  Oh wait, it was free, even better yet.  Sons of the American Legion were grilling hamburgers and hotdogs at really cheap prices, all around it was a great,  fun, family friendly way to start this week's event.
Good size crowd to see the Large FlowerHeads

Even got a visit from bff, Cyril,
who is in town visiting.  Good to see you Cyril - so glad you stopped by!

One Debby Downer was that the Catty Cops were giving parking tickets out to some of the cars parked in the grass down at the pool - really Catty.  Do you think the police were handing out tickets to the carriages parked in the wrong spot or to the horsies pooping back in 1914?  We get to celebrate this great occasion once and parking was rough - give the people a break.

I saw one drunk who said something about the 70's and something about beer to me, I don't know what he said but it was funny just because he was drunk.

Anyway - there are more events Saturday

Saturday June 28, 9am - 3pm MainStreets Downtown Block Party &
5K Race On Bridge St.

Sponsored by Catasauqua Main Streets business association, the day begins with a 5K Race in conjunction with Run Lehigh Valley; the race begins and ends on Bridge St. Bridge Street will be lined with vendors, food and activities; all local businesses are invited to setup at the event. Music during the event includes Phat Boys from 9am-noon, and the Blackbird Society Orchestra from noon-3pm, sponsored by the Gas House Dance Hall. There will be memorabilia displays at the Library, and we hope to capture the stories of the towns’ past through videography in the Bridge St Gallery.

Saturday June 28, 6pm @ Willow Brook Farms

The 28th is capped off with a Square Dance and barbeque at the old stone barn at Willow Brook Farms. There will be wagon tours of the farm beginning at 5:30. Music will be provided by Diane Hartzell (caller) and the Contra Deceptives with Mr. Peifley as a featured guest caller!
Note:Due to Fire Code Regulations, the dance & BBQ will not be in the old stone barn, but will be outside at the lake by the kilns.
Directions: Enter off of Howertown Road at Fuller Drive, just south of the Willow Brook Golf Club. At the end of the tree-lined drive, turn right onto the narrow paved road (there will be a barrier for thru traffic). Parking will be at the end of the road. 
OMG - I WOULD JUST LOVE TO GO TO THIS- Mr. Peifley calling!!!!  I also would love to hear him play the Chicken Fat song to!!!!
Well Catasauqua, great start - can't wait for all the events this weekend and next.  Watch for my blog as I hit the events.
and that's Another day in Catasauqua

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Give me that Old Time Religion

What a glorious day.  So glorious I had to write about it.  Today we did something new, that was something old;  that was to have our church service at the Catasauqua Playground.

I remember when I was a child, one Sunday when I was heading to the pool I came across a group singing at the Pavilion - Grace Hilficker was up front.  I wasn't a member of Salem back then but some of my friends were and I asked them what was going on and they told me that they were having their church service in the park.  I remember thinking, wow how cool is that.  Well today I could have that experience.

Thanks to bff, Tammy Lutte for organizing the event. And alot of other bff's for participating, it happened!

I got to the playground this morning at 8:00 AM and OH MY what a beautiful morning.  God surely graced us with a wonderful day.  We unloaded the car and then the other cars came, it was like a beautifully orchestrated event.  Not everyone got there at once, there wasn't any confusion and everything flowed smoothly.  The only boo boo was that we overloaded the electric strip from too much food.  LOL was that really a problem?

During the Service itself I couldn't help but smile. Pastor Mike had a great sermon about attending church.  Behind him some squirrels played.  The air was quiet except for the chirping of birds.  It was like nature cooperated with us for the perfect experience.  Everytime the wind blew through I couldn't help but think of the Holy Spirit, especially since it was Pentecost Sunday.

At one point I remember thinking as Judy, our organist sat up front and Pastor Mike was preaching-- how old fashion and relaxing it felt.  I made everyone hold hands for the benediction song just because I felt so overjoyed.  

After the service we had the BEST PICNIC EVER - I am still full.  And everybody mingled (perhaps because we didn't have our usual pew to sit it)  We played bingo afterwards for prizes.

What a great Sunday it was, great people, at a great park.  I like those Homecoming Arches, Catasauqua, nice job.  And the playground, pool and pavilion look the best they ever have. 

It makes you realize how wonderful it is to live in a small town, to have a wonderful Church to attend and caring friends.  You can feel the Love of God on a day like today.  You feel the love and kindness all around you.  You even share cookies and soda with kids who just happened by at the right time.  And best of feel blessed.

Amen and that's another day in Catasauqua

Friday, May 30, 2014

Open House Night at the Shops of Downtown Catty!

The other day I was feeling a little blue when bff, Cathy posted on Facebook - Hey Bev, lets go!   The message was on Catasauqua Main Streets Facebook page and it read - "THIS Friday, May 30th 5:30-8pm
Open House at the Shops in Downtown Catty! There will be a  RIBBON CUTTING starting promptly at 5:30 at Blondies and working our way around the downtown."

Outside of the Mansion House
Well, I didn't leave my house until 5:30 since I had to get home from work first, so we missed the ribbon cutting, but we still had a great time.  I am just sorry to see that there were not more people out.  First we hit 121 Bridge Street - Studio and Gallery - there we talked with Deb and they had some GREAT T-shirts, buttons, magnets and more for Catasauqua Old Home Week coming up June 27 to July 6, 2014.  I bought a magnet. There I had some grapes and grabbed a bottle of water.  Off we then went to the Mansion House.  Now I have great memories from the Mansion - I ate there many times as a kid with my grandmother, my mom and stepfather.  There was a dog that use to sit on a chair in the dining room.  Dontcha love what you remember from your childhood - but can't remember what you ate yesterday!

It is a true building with history - the following is from the 1914 book - The History of Catasauqua:

"The Mansion House on Front Street below Bridge was erected by Captain 
 Plenry Harte during the sixties. After a tenure of some years his son, Lewis K.,
 popularly known as "Kos," succeeded him. Other landlords were Albert Pry, 
 Prank Medlar and Hopkins and Harteg. Harteg sold out to Hopkins, who, 
 January 24, 1889, conveyed the property to H. R. Blocker, the present incumbent.
 The house contains twenty rooms, and is equipped with hot and cold water, steam
 heat, electric light and telephone service."
Inside the Mansion House
The current owners are looking for someone to rent this space and turn it again into something great.  The place has a lot of room and a lot of potential for someone. 

Julia's 4 Seasons
We then walked down to Julia's 4 Season Consignment Boutique at 327 Front Street.  A delightful surprise! LADIES - you must check out their purses! I saw lots of Vera Bradley and the one which was totally Cathy was only $12.95 - and not to mention I found a dress that screamed Cathy for only $20 - really nice shop - nice clothes and nice people.  If you look - you can find a piece of history in the one room in the form of a counter - with tons of old invoices, articles and  all different kind of paper work from Catasauqua.  Really cool!  I had some cucumbers here (just to mention it - if I was drinking wine tonight - I could of gotten my third glass here).

We walked down to Jay & Brian's Excellent Video Store at 143 Front Street, it was okay, I really don't rent dvd's I have Amazon Prime, but for those who need, there you go. It was also kind neat going in because I use to go there when it was Hassler's Grocery store when I was a kid.  My grandmother would send me for 2 packs of Pall Mall every day, ah those were the days.

Blondie's Cupcakes
We popped into Blondie's - Cathy hadn't been in there before and we got a free cupcake - bonus!  It was delicious.  

We now made our way down front street and popped into the new Front Street Market (I think I got this right)  they have been there for about 4 months - it is in the old Gillespie Jewelry Store. Nice people, nice & clean store and they gave us a free hot dog - shazam - I have now had a complete meal!  We walked past Beiry's Port Tattoos - couldn't convince Cathy on getting a tattoo and passed David's Salon - we perused over to Pie's On and stop before hitting Tony's Top Cat.  We decided to walk up to Evonne's Sandwich Shop.  I was hoping for a menu and guess what, I got one with a complimentary flash light, oh yeah!   AND OH BOY- they have CORN NUGGETS!  I would love to try their Hawaiian Sandwich Specialty - it is ham, pineapples, swiss, with a spicy mango sauce - oh she had me at spicy mango.

Catasauqua Market
We then stopped into the Catasauqua Market.  I wanted to go in out of curiosity.  You know if you went in when the last owner had it - it wasn't so good.  Now, it is very clean, the gentlemen was friendly and I had fried plantains.  

So, it was a great night, in a great little down.  Like I said before, it would of been nice to see more people out their exploring what this town has. It really is a great little town and I look forward to visiting these establishments again.

Finally, thank you, bff, Cathy, for raising my spirits and burning off  535 calories in walking with me.  You're the best.

And that's ............. Another day in Catasauqua.

Monday, May 26, 2014

298 Names

Last year, I wrote all about Memorial Day - it's origins and who the holiday celebrated.  My Blog started as follows:

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

We forget why we have the day off - it's not to picnic, to party, or to declare the unofficial start of summer.  It's to remember. 

Sure my weekend is full of yard work, but this morning, while I was doing my FAVORITE thing that I don't get to do much of anymore and that is read the paper with a cup of coffee in the yard.  I read one page in the Morning Call that made we remember what this day is all about and that was 298 names of those who have died since 2003 as a result of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars from Pennsylvania.  Some of those names are right from towns around us, Whitehall, Bethlehem, Allentown, Emmaus, etc.

298 Names.

It made me tear up, it made remember and it made me say a prayer for their friends and family who have suffered so great of a loss. 

Today the Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 makes sure we remember with Services as Fairview Cemetery at 10 AM.  The throwing of a wreath from the Pine Street Bridge at 10:15 AM.  A ceremony at 10:30 AM at the North Catty Monument at 10:30 AM. A ceremony at St. Mary's Cemetery at 10:45AM and then back to the Legion for a dedication at 11:00 AM.

So today, between the burgers, hot dogs, or like me - the planting of the tomato plants.  Take a moment.  Take a moment to remember those who have died while fighting while serving proudly the United States of America remember the
proud men and women of the Armed Forces. 

Take moment to remember 298 names. 

Take a moment........and that's Another day in Catasauqua.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Halupkies and Fond Memories from my Childhood

Today is the start of my halupkie making season.  It is when I start making halupkies for the different events at Salem UCC, such as the one this Saturday, March 8, our Annual Mardi Gras.  Now I know we are a couple days late, sorry, but Salem has a program where we volunteer in the community the first Saturday of the month.     It's called the First Fruits Program.  I volunteer at the Catasauqua Library.  So we had to move Mardi Gras to the 2nd Saturday.

There will be lots of good food, including my halupkies, along with haluski, hot dogs, barbeque and much more.  I think we might even being having a breakfast.  Along with the food is a big  FLEA MARKET and a wonderful "Tricky Tray" or some say "Basket Raffle".  There is also a beautiful afghan, made by one of my bff's Roseanne, that is being raffled off.  Plus a bake sale and a children's corner.   There is even rumor that TWINKLE STAARR the Clown might appear to do face painting and balloon animals.

But back to the halupkies.  Many people have, over the years, volunteered to help me.  I always turn them down, saying that my kitchen is to small. I really don't need the help.  Those are both true.  But the real reason that I like to do them by myself is that they bring me closer to a childhood memory of my Grandfather, George Temos.  Uncle Georgie to my counsins, Pappy to me. 
Pappy with his passion - his car

He was a tall man.  I was looking for a picture of him and almost always his head is cut off in the pictures.  It was always tan, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel as a rigger.    He died many years ago when I was young, somewhere around 5th or 6th grade.  But I always remember him is some of the traditions I still keep.  His family was from Poland, the only one in his family to be born in America.  He would not teach me Polish because he said we are in American - you speak American.   The only polish I can remember is dobro pivo, which means good beer.  I guess I really don't need to know anything else! 

He was the only male figure in the family, I have never met my dad, so he was everything to me.  He use to teach me to fix things, he would say, "you never know when you might not have a man to help you."  So when I make halupkies, which was one of the Sunday Dinners he would prepare, I think of him.  He taught me to brown the hamburger first, that comes from growing up on the farm, all our meat was well done.  More importantly he taught me how to roll them so that the don't fall apart. After you put the hamburger and rice mixture in the center of the cabbage leaf it is - fold the bottom up - fold left in - right in and squish the top down into the center with your finger.  Every time I hear the squishy sound I think of him saying "That's it Beverly, you got it."

So you see, my kitchen is quite crowded, and I am never really doing the alone, Pappy is right here with me saying - Beverly, you got it.

Love you Pappy........and that's another day in Catasauqua

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Snow by any Other Name Would Still Be.........

Out of the bosom of the Air,
      Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
      Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
            Silent, and soft, and slow
            Descends the snow. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

At first we look for snow, it's poetic,  we love when snow blankets the ground on Christmas Eve, but when it goes on and on we start to get a little testy about it.   In general I don't mind it - but I hate the ice.  I hate trying to walk on ice and I hate shoveling it.

On Sunday I thought it would be a great day to take Petey for his first ever walk since the snow started blocking the side walks.  It was warm, the sun was shining and I was antsy.  I have been having problems with my knees so whenever it is snows or is icy I don't walk Petey because he pulls too much sometimes - I don't want to slip and fall and take a chance on hurting myself more.

When I got the harness Petey got so excited - he couldn't contain himself.  I don't think I ever saw him so excited.  Parke helped me get Petey down the porch and to the sidewalk.  Oakley (a cat) was on the porch so that's always an experience in itself and I am having problems stepping down with my knees.

So off we went.  I must say we were both disappointed.  I could not get off the block, the corner at the end of the block was not clear.  There was no path to cross.  I was very surprised considering it is a bus stop for the kids.  I could see that all the corners were clear up ahead so I was really bummed.  I didn't want to take a chance walking on the ice to cross.  I would of went around the block but the path down the street was narrow and Petey and I are wide.

So back we went back pass our house and down Walnut Street for a bit and back.  I would of love to gone farther and I am sure Petey would of to.

A funny thing about snow removal and where I live (the house next to me is half in Catty (Lehigh County) and half in North Catty (Northampton County).  Between the neighbor and I we have 3 cars - we park on Howertown Road.(My mom is out back in the driveway)  When the snow got higher and higher we started piling in back of the neighbor's one car and in front of the neighbor's Daughters car.  I was in the middle.  Yesterday North Catty removed snow on Howertown.  They removed the snow in front of the daughter's car because that is North Catty.  But Catty stopped removing snow on Howertown at Walnut.  So the snowpile at the corner reminds me of the "man without a country"  it's the snowpile without a town, but then......that's another day in Catasauqua.