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Thank You Anne T.

Thanks to Anne T. who gave us a nice review on Amazon.com for our book “Frankford Stories”.  It was brief but much appreciated.

I do not check our book page on Amazon very often. Although we have sales every month, it does not amount to a lot and I am just happy that some folks are reading about some of the good things about Frankford.  I was really surprised to see 2 books were purchased in England.  Is that you Tim Wisniewski?

“Frankford Stories” is a collection of stories about Frankford.  We have a nice collection of story tellers who were good enough to take the time to look back and remember.

Our first book was “Frankford Heroes”  and that is about all of the guys from Frankford who gave their lives in service.

Our most recent book was “The heroes of Frankford high School which documents all those who attended Frankford High and died in service.  There were over 200 men and 1 woman.

As you know we retired and moved to Virginia in 2019.  I still miss walking the streets of Frankford and riding the El.  St. Marks, 2nd Baptist, St.  Joachim, Northeast Baptist, the Old Heads Game, Gambrel, Frankford Chargers, the memories call you back.

All the big cities have their problems right now but Philadelphia and Frankford are still home.  Until next time, Peace.

This is a link to our Frankford page on Amazon – Click Here

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Lead the Way

Lead The Way

When you’re a father, don’t shy away.

Stand in the light so everyone can see,
What it takes to be a father and Lead the Way.

With strength and fairness and something to say,
Be the strength and the backbone for your family everyday.

Because a father is the one person we look up to – to show us the way.
Because one day will be Father’s and this is what we’ll say,
We learned from our father who showed us the way.

HAPPY FATHER’S
DAY

By
LENNY JAYNES

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The Lenape in Frankford

The regularly scheduled program of the Historical Society of Frankford, June 13, 2023, 7:30 pm, at 1507 Orthodox Street, will feature Adam DePaul, a member of the governing council of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.

Chief Adam Waterbear DePaul, Tribal Storykeeper and Director of Education for the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, will discuss the past and present of the Lenape people in Pennsylvania. This will include pre-colonial life, relationships with William Penn, the era of Penn’s Sons and the Walking Purchase, the Lenape diaspora and where they are today, the Lenape who remained in their homeland and how they remained, and what the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania is doing today to revitalize Lenape culture and continue their role as caretakers of the environment. Chief Adam will invite discussion and questions from the audience.

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In Your Hands

IN YOUR HANDS

Where there’s a beginning, there must be an end.
Let’s start at the beginning, where I place my heart in your hands.
There’s not a lot of things that I hold dear.
But this is my heart, so I need you to take care.

Don’t use it as a weapon, use it as a shield –
To hold back temptation and to keep me near.
When things happen, and you don’t understand, just stand back!
Because you have a shield, to hold back all things you don’t understand.
That’s why I put my heart in your hands.

So, when the strong winds blow you from side to side, look in your hand,
And use my heart as a guide, to keep you on a straight and narrow path,
That’s why I know our love is going to last.
So, this is the reason I hope you understand,
That’s why I put – my heart in your hands.

By
Lenny Jaynes

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Wandering Eyes

WANDERING EYES

Don’t blame me for seeing your true beauty,
Don’t blame me for seeing your bright smile.
So, stop and look around, and you will see.
It’s not me, it’s all about my wandering eyes.
I may have seen you from a distance,
I may have seen you when you pass by.
So, don’t blame me if I’m looking, it’s not about me –
It’s all about my wandering eyes.
If I see you on the Avenue,
If I see you on the dance floor.
It doesn’t make any difference, cuz
It’s all about my wandering eyes.
So, if I see you on the corner,
If I see you on a trolley car,
Don’t blame me for looking –
It’s all about my wandering eyes.

By
Lenny Jaynes