Recent Reviews for Gerard J. St. John
You Are My Sunshine. (Short Story) - 8/22/2014 5:40:55 AM|
Thanks for filling me in on the origins of the song. I sing it often to my personal, "Sunshine."
In 1956, in our ninth-grade class, we accepted a girl from Hungary, one of the refugees from that brief, tragic revolution that failed… Later to succeed. She quickly became a normal part of the class. As for fight pickers, I seem to have run into a lot of them throughout my school years. One guy, in my freshman year in college, had a reputation for sucker punching people and knocking them out. Unfortunately, some of these characters go to jail and some, become bosses.
Where have all the nuns gone? I don't know, I'm not never was Catholic. ;-)
A Time for Heroes (Short Story) - 2/13/2014 2:14:41 AM
they do still
My Shackamaxon Idyll (Short Story) - 7/28/2012 2:51:47 AM
A Toast To Tom Wilson (Short Story) - 10/9/2011 3:57:29 PM
Is this beginning of your story? Sounds interesting!
Ronnie (Short Story) - 9/1/2010 9:53:54 AM
How very true. There are no guarantees. We should use every day as if it is our last.
The Edwin Forrest Home at Springbrook (Article) - 2/16/2015 12:52:43 PM
I'd be interested in the story of the Edwin Forrest Home. Only it's not here. Perhaps you need to paste it into the editor or add a link?
By the Numbers (Article) - 1/5/2014 9:09:42 AM
Your thoughts were not posted. Looking forward to reading them when they are.
They Died With Their Boots On. (Article) - 8/22/2011 8:59:51 AM
Excellent memoir! I must have been part of that group of "older kids" that Mrs. Wilson took to Shibe Park the day before, because I remember vividly seeing Pete Gray do his remarkable one-armed thing in the field -- and I think (but can't be certain) that he also got a hit that day as well. And Mrs. Wilson made the same comments to us about Gray's poor prospects for Big League longevity after the war.
What really surprised me was the info about "Cousin Ludwig". Interesting.
A Song in My Heart (Article) - 1/27/2011 9:26:12 AM
I'm surprised to note (pun?) that this story dates back to December 2006. Where was it hiding; I don't remember seeing it before. You won't be surprised to hear that virtually all of them reverberate with me, too. But then I guess there's no surprise in that, given our respective ages and genetic makeup.
Bravo Zulu. (Did they use that expression in the Marines?)
A Common Enemy (Article) - 11/28/2009 2:58:40 PM
Ger, I can hardly believe that I read this back after you first wrote it; I certainly did not recall that it was so extensive and complete. A masterful job! I'm going to send copies to each of my kids; although they never knew Mom & Dad all that well, I think they will appreciate their story nonetheless.
The Dutchman (Article) - 11/7/2009 10:03:39 AM
Loved it! As you know, I saw most of those doubleheaders.
09 Wisconsin (Article) - 8/28/2009 9:16:54 PM
Grew up in Wisconsin, love it.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
09 Wisconsin (Article) - 8/26/2009 2:58:22 PM
Welcome, we hope you enjoyed your stay in one of the few States that has all 4 seasons proper. Shawn ~ Fond du Lac
The Fall Guy (Article) - 3/12/2007 5:57:28 PM
I think that too much time has passed for believing they'll now take Cheney down. Darn it. If anyone has or ever should be considered a scumbag, it's Cheney.
James Wilson: A Forgotten Father (Article) - 7/6/2006 4:49:40 PM
Good article. I read many biographies of the signers. Most died in poverty or obscurity.
Mary Alice Duffy: A Reminiscence (Article) - 6/12/2006 3:32:12 AM
thought provoking article
Mulligan's Tie (Poetry) - 11/1/2014 1:12:47 PM
A lot of images come forth, especially those gaudy ties of the era. I do recall one time driving out of Philly to the north on Broad Street where "law and order" was in place and there were cops on every intersection directing five lanes north with one measly lane going south. One politicians way of improving traffic flow.
Photo Joe (Poetry) - 11/28/2006 12:39:14 PM
Interesting prose/poem Gerald.
Your use of simile: "like a wrinkled pyramid among discarded jackets." Is very visual and pleasing.
Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Shackamaxon (Poetry) - 11/20/2006 12:09:03 PM
captivating stroll down memorylane
boy how things change....
Ma Brown's (Poetry) - 5/31/2006 7:20:40 AM
we all must have had one when we were growing up. kids today are missing something special.
The Boatie (Poetry) - 5/30/2006 7:16:17 AM
Knew as soon as I saw Pennypack Creek (crick) that you must have been or are now a Philly boy...I used to enjoy walking & biking the trails along that creek, though I did so after moving to NE Philly in my late 20's...didn't know that lifeguards once existed there though, way before my time I imagine...though my dad would have probably remembered....Enjoyed this piece of nostalgia, Ed & Rufuz (w00f)