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"Chewin', Talkin' and Glidin'"

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 10, 2013 May 10, 2013 Friday, May 10 2013 May 10, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton


Our grandfather, Bert Price, lived with us in the same house that his children were born. A retired "railroader" at US Steel, he chewed Mailpouch tobacco, gardened, and read two newspapers every day from front to back. He watched only two television shows: Lawrence Welk and Studio Wrestling. As noted previously, he never had a driver's license but would sit on the front steps watching the cars - waving at them when they honked. No matter what the season in western Pennsylvania, he wore the same clothes: long johns, coveralls, flannel shirt with suspenders, boots, work gloves and his railroad hat. Predicting today's and tomorrow's thundershowers reminded me of Gramps when we would sit on the back porch glider during a thunderstorm. Not saying anything, just sitting, gliding and watching. Great memories...

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