Upper Merion Township Remember When

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February 25, 2022 00:56:36
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Judy Vicchio

UMGA-TV and the King of Prussia Historical Society present Remember When as an oral history project of life and community in Upper Merion Township.  In their own words, the people who lived the history of Upper Merion Township to tell us about that history.  In this edition, host Carl Schultheis sits down with Judy Vicchio.  Judy talks about Growing up in Sweedsburg,  Shopping in a time when you would pay at the end of the month.  Sunday family dinners at home.  Taking the Schuylkill Valley Busses to school, Just ten tickets for a dollar.  She also took Secretarial classes in high school, was part of the Glee Club, and went dancing at Visitation on Sundays.  Judy's first job after high school was secretary for the chief of police of Upper Merion Township.  She also worked at Wanamakers part-time and has spent more than 40 years working for Upper Merion Township.  She talks about the transition from Stewart fund Hall to the new Township building, and being part of the renovation in 1989. Please, sit back and listen to Judy Remember When. ...

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February 11, 2022 00:54:03
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Frank Janoski Sr.

In this edition, host Carl Schultheis sits down with Frank Janoski Sr.   Frank tells about his early childhood in Upper Merion. Listening to radio programs in a house warmed by a potbelly stove.  Walking to the Bird in Hand school. He was captain of the football team in 1936.  What it was like working on farms as a kid, and getting ice cream at the King of Prussia Inn.   Please, sit back and listen to Howard Remember When. ...

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January 28, 2022 00:51:22
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Doris Freeman

(Recorded 2002) UMGA-TV and the King of Prussia Historical Society present Remember When as an oral history project of life and community in Upper Merion Township.  In their own words, the people who lived the history of Upper Merion Township to tell us about that history.  In this edition, host Carl Schultheis sits down with Doris Freeman.  Doris  talks about having to shop in Norristown until the Valley Forge Center was built.  Being active in the League of Women Voters.  She is a founding member of The King of Prussia Players.  She was instrumental in founding the Wolfsohn Memorial Library, the first library in Upper Merion.    Please, sit back and listen to Doris Remember When. ...

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January 14, 2022 00:42:42
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Bob Gray

Recorded 6/28/07 UMGA-TV and the King of Prussia Historical Society present Remember When as an oral history project of life and community in Upper Merion Township.  In their own words, the people who lived the history of Upper Merion Township to tell us about that history.  In this edition, host Carl Schultheis sits down with Bob Gray.  Bob tells about moving to King of Prussia at the age of 14.  Graduating high school in 1955, and His Volunteering with The King of Prussia Indians for over 25 years.  Please, sit back and listen to Bob Remember When. ...

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December 31, 2021 00:52:45
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Bill Ross

UMGA-TV and the King of Prussia Historical Society present Remember When as an oral history project of life and community in Upper Merion Township.  In their own words, the people who lived the history of Upper Merion Township to tell us about that history.  In this edition, host Carl Schultheis sits down with Bill Ross.  Bill tells about his early childhood in the 1920s, the depression, World War II.  Bill talks about being one of the first Township Supervisors.  Please, sit back and listen to Howard Remember When. ...

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December 17, 2021 00:52:16
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Arthur Cummins

In this edition, Carl Schultheis sits down with Arthur Cummins.  Arthur talks about life in Upper Merion.  The gas station, and the building of the highways. Please, sit back and listen to Arthur Remember When. Recorded on Early 2000's ...

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