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Aging…. a long strange trip

May 3, 2019

A newer look at Philadelphia’s North Eastern Hospital

….back on May 3rd 1946 in a self created Lithuanian ghetto at the Northeastern Hospital on Allegheny Ave in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia a baby was born. At the time his parents were of very modest means he a Linotype operator for the Philadelphia Enquirer and she the typical all American housewife. Because of faith, love and no doubt a good bit of luck the family went on to acquire a comfortable existence and the baby to venture to places far from its home.

In my 73 years
I have been literally to the other side of the world
and crisscrossed this nation many times.
I have walked in the mountains
of Monterrey Mexico
put my hand in the arctic ocean
but in all these 74 years
the moments I cherish most
are the hugs
I share with my family

Thank all of you for walking life’s road with me

13 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2019 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday, Pete!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Del Hoskins permalink
    May 3, 2019 2:20 pm

    Not a problem Pete… Keep us posted on your trip back up north…..

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 5, 2019 12:15 pm

      It will take an act of God to get me heading North this summer…. then again I have seen where he has intervened… one can only hope and pray!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. john w8wej permalink
    May 3, 2019 2:47 pm

    it is a two way journey,, our pleasure Pete 73 john w8wej

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mike Hohmann permalink
    May 3, 2019 6:48 pm

    Happy B-Day, Pete. I know time flies when you’re having fun, Pete… but you’re only 73 not 74 – w/ b-day of 5-3-46… right?

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 5, 2019 12:13 pm

      Your right… guess the saying is true that your only as old as you think you are (;-}

      Liked by 1 person

      • Mike Hohmann permalink
        May 6, 2019 2:48 pm

        Ha! You got it, Pete!


  5. May 3, 2019 10:53 pm

    Happy Birthday. Wishing you many more happy years. 73 is not enough.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Uwe permalink
    May 4, 2019 1:52 am

    Happy Birthday and thanks for all the nicke Stories ! 73 DL9DAT Uwe

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jon Rukavina permalink
    May 4, 2019 8:31 am

    Happy Birthday Pete!!
    From Del’s post looks like you’re planning a return trip to the 49th state. Good luck & God bless.

    The pic of the sign at Prudhoe Bay brought back memories of Margie & mine’s trip there in ’15 & of course the chance to meet you in person!

    May you have many more birthdays!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. May 4, 2019 3:35 pm

    Been nice to share the last few online years with you
    It has been enriching

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Bambi Lynn permalink
    May 5, 2019 4:43 pm

    Happy Birthday, Pete! Hopefully you’re getting more cherished family hugs now than you did while living in Alaska. Except for 1 grandson, all my huggers are long distance…for now.


  10. May 7, 2019 3:30 pm

    Aging ain’t for the faint of heart.


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