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Gone Too Soon

GONE TOO SOON

Memories of days gone by.
When I close my eyes, I can still see your smile. like a big bother, like my best friend.
I remember that day you looked me right in the eye, and said things are going to happen.
So, don’t you cry. One day I’ll meet you in the sky, until that day this is goodbye.
So don’t worry about me I’ll be fine. But if you get Lonesome from time to time. Just look up to the sky, and you will see, I’ll be the brightest star you’ve ever seen.
So don’t you worry, and don’t you cry. Because one day we’ll be together, in the sky – gone too soon.

Lenny Jaynes

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Frankford Library Hours Change

Due to unexpected staffing levels, the hours at Frankford will be as follows beginning November 14 through December 2:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Outside of those hours please call 215-685-1473 to inquire about materials pickup services.

You can also visit the locations page for updated hours. Frankford Library closes after December 2 for extensive renovations. Visit our renovations page to learn more.

If you have any questions, please contact the branch manager or email FRKrenovate@freelibrary.org.

Thank you for your continued support.

GASPAR SANTOS
Community Initiative Specialist
Northeast Neighborhood Libraries

215-685-2846  |  freelibrary.org
Greater Olney Library, 5501 N. 5th Street, 19120
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Regards,

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Frankford War Memorial Turns 100

The War Memorial at Wakeling and Large Streets honors those who served in World War I.   It was dedicated on November 11, 1922 during the same week as the opening of the new Frankford El.  November 11th was at that time called Armistice Day in honor of the ending of hostilities of WWI.  It was later renamed Veterans Day.

The memorial lists the names of the 2,382 men and women who were from Frankford and served in the military during the war.  There were 28 fatalities in the list.  We have spent quite a bit of time working on documenting the history of the memorial and how it came to be there.  So that there names might not be forgotten, we created an index of the names from the images of the brass panels.  You can see it here.  Maybe you will find someone you recognize.

Below is a video of some of the history of the memorial that we produced with the help of Debbie Klak and the Historical Society of Frankford.

There will be a ceremony to mark it’s 100th birthday on November 10th.  See the  flyer below for more details.

 

Link to video here