Spring Mount

Spring Mount Bridge

My cousin Bonnie and I came flying down a hill,
 on her bike, onto this bridge in the 60's,
 Bonnie driving, me on the handle bars and crashed right in the middle.
Our summer's growing up in Spring MT were the best!

And I couldn't count how many times we went swimming in the Perkiomen

Powell, Bardsley, Ackerman

Ruth Becker, (my Aunt Helen's best friend)
Florence Powell (maternal Grandmother)
Aunt Florie Augsberger (Grandmother's Aunt)
Helen Ackerman (Grandmother's sister)
and me
Atlantic City abt 1951

I'll always remember trips to Atlantic City to visit Aunt Florie, she lived in a small ground level apartment near the boardwalk. My favorite memory was of her Murphy bed in the small bedroom. I was always afraid if closed up with you in it, you would disappear forever.

Ackerman, Powell

My maternal Grandparents,
Florence Ackerman and John Powell


Pauline and Joanna Micken
Emil's Mother and her sister
June 11, 1935
@ their home on 230 E Broadway Ave
Clifton Heights, PA

Upper Darby

Growing up in Upper Darby meant Saturday mornings were spent at Chez Vous

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Upper Darby

The circus train passes Fernwood siding heading for Marshall Rd field
this picture is from Thomas J Leonard

I remember when I was little and my Dad would wake me in the middle of the night to watch and listen to the circus train pass our house on Church Lane. The tracks, right across the street in Cobbs Creek Park, went directly to the field on 69th and Marshall, where they would set up. The next day we would go up to the field and watch the men and animals set up the Big Top.
Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey pictures were taken in
Upper Darby, June 11, 1949

ramps being pulled off flat car #115

ramps being set on flat car #116

ramps being placed in position on flat car #115

flat car #116- 3 wagons

pole wagon being pulled down ramp from flat car #115

elephants being walked from train to show grounds

tractor unloading wagons down ramp from flat cars #116

car #46 "Utah"

horses being lined up beside livestock cars

general view of yard

mobile grandstand

truck and wagon unloading down ramp from flat car #115


Emil Jr (left) abt 1952 on the boardwalk
child to right may be Jackie Micken (cousin)


first on left

Jackie Ann Bardsley
Ruth Joy School of Dance
Yeadon, PA
May 1952
second from left

third from left
front and center
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