My parents had their very own "mom and pop"grocery store located
at Frankford Ave and Palmer St. in Fishtown across what was once St. Mary's
Hospital. . The entire block is gone having been replaced ny a parking lot.
I was driving by a few months ago and stopped, walked through the little
park across the street sat down on the bench and stared across the street
at the empty space.
I went to the Adaire public school at Palmer and Thompson until the
first half of Second Grade. There I learned to read with Dick and Jane readers
using the "look & say method" instead of "phonics" which is why
I still have difficulty "sounding out words".
See Dick. See Dick run. Run Dick run.
See Jane. See Jane run. Run Jane run.
See Sally. See Sally run. Run Sally run.
For more exciting information about my background
bu ti full
She was a bu ti full baby.
"Oh bu.. ti.. ful, for spacious skies and amber waves of grain...purple
mountains majesty" I have discovered that the phrasing of the this song is
why millions of Philadelphians were taught to say this world in this way.
You say it the way you sing it.
Like thank you and appreciation
Child born out of wedlock. A curse word. You bastid!
Which street is the pizza shop auwn?
Where you can go fishing in Pennypack Park
Quick someone needs help. Call 911.
Of course there are some problems with the 911 service ala the Eddie
Polack incident where a nice kid was beaten to death with baseball bats by
a gang from outside the city. Several people had called 911 but the dispatcher
didn't "prioritize the call".
Frequently. I ofen
go to the Gallery downtown auwn d'el.
conjunction of did not. I
dihdent go up the maw wid my dawter.
If you have a car, yuz need to put this in it to make it go.
a canine pet or what they used
to eat with a fishcake and Champ Cherry at Levis
a collection of retail stores
the inside maw at 8th and Market.
I like mine with cream only, tank
finished the task
What politicians pretend to do
in front of the cameras when its already a dun deal.
My mother is making dinner for
I got a job at the truckin cumpknee.
where Mom keeps her money and
don't wait for me
it's authenitic; it's the truth
Hires, Stewart's, Dad's, Ma's,
Hank's and Levis
Like rue beer
New Years Day Tradition. Neighborhood groups that raise money, make their
own costumes and floats. Lots of feathers. They start in South Philly and
march up Broad Street to City Hall. You'll see two year olds dressed up doing
the "mummer's strut". There are different divisions which compete for cash
Cheez Stak whid
Visit the Mummer's Museum on Washington Ave. around 5th Street to learn more
about this folk art and tradition.You're 4 blocks from the Italian Market
so make it a day. Get a steak from Pat's or a hoagie from Geno's and Cannoli
- String Band Division
- Fancy Brigade Division
- Fancy Costume Division
- Comic Division
Cheese Steak Sandwich with onions. Try GENO'S at 9th and Passyunk where you
can also enjoy a Champ Cherry soda! The place across the strret has been
running on their reputation for years, but the quality and quantity you get
a Geno's is superior.
Up duh Mountens.
I'm going to the Pocnose (Poconos) Mountain resort area. About 75 mile north
of the City.
Down duh shore
Cape May to Brigantine Island. Beach resorts north of Atlantic City aren't
considered down d' shore.
Name of river that flows from upstate Pennsylvania, through West Philadelphia
and meets the Delaware River near the Oil Refinery and Airport. West River
Drive is picturesque with lots of daytime joggers, roller bladers, strollers.
These a long rowing course and is the location of the Dad Vail Regatta in
the Spring. If you're in a hurry, take the Scu kl Expressway.
The section of the city south of Washington Ave. It's were the Italian MArket
is located, Pat's and Geno's Steaks (9th Street). There's Passyunk Ave. The
Melrose Diner, The Spectrum, Vet's Stadium, a new large Concert hall and
it's where the Navy Yard was located.
Passayunk Ave. Long winding street that runs northeast diagonally through
South Philly. Visit lots of auto junk yards, refineries, under the Schykill
expressway, at 15th Street is the Melrose Diner. The other side of Broad Street
are lots of small, interesting shops of every description, lots of small
family run Italian restaurants. At 9th Street, you have Pat's Steaks and
Geno's. (9th Street is the Italian Market). Continue on Passyunk Ave cross
Washington Ave, Bainbridge and then the street dead ends at South Street.
A very colorful tour.
South Street runs parallel to Market Street and is where Passyunk Ave ends.
South Street is "where all the hippies meet" .Lots of craft and art galleries
and other strange and interesting shops and restaurants. Tattoo and Piercing
Salons along with shops such as "Zipper Head". One stores sells ray guns
and other space toys from the past.
My brother Steve owns "Sound & Vision Odyssey" in the 300 Block of
South Street. Take a bottle cap from Elliott's Amazing Juices and get an
extra $1.00 off your purchase and ask him to shave those fu..king sideburns
off his face and make my mother happy!
Can I get yuz anything? What are yuz going to do after school?
Instead of Hello. Also shouted to get someone's attention that across the
Como Esta Usted or Comme Talle Vous?
cock a roach
Ac a me
This has nothing to do with the Ac a me. It's just another Philly word.
What you put in your camera to take pix tures.
I prefer oil on my oogee, not maynaz.
Sanwitch made on long Eye-Talyon
roll. Wid meat, cheese, onion, toe-may-toe, let-us.
Either oil or may-naze, hot or
sweet peppers, oregano.
People whose family came from
Itt-Ley and moved to Sud-Filly.
Levis Champ Cherry, of course!
Get me a glass of warter. In Pittsburgh, they say wah-ter. This was a area
of fascination with Freshman at Penn State which is right in the geographical
center of the state and where you actually met people who you didn't go to
high school with.
I recently made a trip to Kentucky to call on some beverage distributors.
I kept saying warter and they had no idea what this Yankee was talking about.
Then I spoke wah-ter and they knew it was the stuff in the plastic bottles
What you get out of a vending machine. In Pittsburgh, this stuff is called
"pop". In NY, they call it so-der.
Boil in water and serve with tomato sauce or as they say in South Philly "gravy".
Add meat balls if you like.
The white thing in the bathroom or kitchen where your "bath the baby".
that turns the warter on and off on your zink
- You might catch a "Sunny" when you went fishing at the crick
the Wissahickon Creek
the highway number.
Roosevelt Blvd is Root 1
He's he boss of it all...
The Big Mahaf
Cut a pimple ball in
haf and yuz play stik ball
Poor kid's version of squash
or racquet using a pimple ball and your hand.
The Eagles football team.
and the Phillies...baseball
A very short person. Snow White
knew seven of 'dem who sang on their way to work.
A portable energy source. What
size battrees do yuz need to get at the mawr?