Through Tuesday evening, May 26, if you purchase a copy of Bob and Richard’s book ($14.95) through our website, we will donate 20% of the list price to be shared between St. Mark’s Church in Frankford and the CDA Court St. Francis De Sales #2617 Matthew 25 Food Cupboard at St. Mark’s. Here’s the link – we accept PayPal, Credit or Debit Cards or you can mail us a check. Also, Bob has just finished the ebook version of “Frankford Heroes, 2nd Edition” which contains even more information and links. https://frankfordgazette.com/books-for-sale/
Because Patrick P. McNally and his son youtubed it for Neast Mag. He videoed it. That’s just above and beyond. I remember arguing with people about why Frankford is a viable neighborhood for the 21st century, back when I bothered arguing. And one of the HUGE deals is it’s relative proximity to the center of everything that is great in the world, downtown Philly. Everyone uses “15 minutes” as a phrase to denote a relatively short length of time. But it literally takes 15 minutes for these guys to get from the Frankford Transportation Center to goodness down at Spring Garden.
We may need some better mathematicians to get us out of this mess:
Dr. Harry C. Silcox and Jack McCarthy in their “Living in the past” column in the Northeast Times this week talk about the history of Mayfair. It’s an interesting story and you can read it here.
A few years ago, I stumbled over this video about Mayfair. It’s interesting to see now with the passage of time. After you read the article, come back and go to this link and play the video.