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Cageball, Poker, and the Atomic Wedgie: And other tales of Catholic school mischief takes you back to that simpler time in life; a time before Twitter and Facebook; before American Idol, the Kardashians, Snooki or any other modern-day pop-culture Goliath whose name is good for S.E.O.; a time when SPAM was just canned ham, and vampires were actually ugly, frightening monsters, not dreamy heartthrobs with six-pack abs.
Follow me and my friends through the hallowed halls of S.S.P.P. as we attempt to pass the time by relentlessly tormenting our teachers and by doing anything but actually pay attention in class.
“It’s a rip-roaringly funny collection of mischievous mayhem!” says some guy I gave $20 bucks.
(Copyright 2009 Bridge Street Books, ISBN-13 978-0-9816877-0-4)
This is the tale of Bridgewater—a small, western Pennsylvania town located along the shores of the Beaver River.
From its beginnings in pioneer times, to the booming canal years, to the years of decline, near extinction, and rebirth, Bridgewater has seen it all. Surviving flood after devastating flood, the loss of industry, and the indiscriminate wrecking ball of so-called progress, Bridgewater today is redefining itself as a destination for recreation and entertainment. The story of this tiny river town is one of ambition, ingenuity, and longevity, and its people are defined by their strong character, determination, and neighborly way of life.
I have always had a close connection with Bridgewater. I spent a lot of my youth here visiting my grandparents, and my wife and I made Bridgewater our first home, living in the same house where my dad grew up. Throughout the book, I weave my own family’s history into that of the town’s, as I touch on the meaning of place in one’s life. The result is a personal, narrative history of the town through the eyes of one of its own.
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P.O. Box 84, Beaver, PA 15009
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