Roseville Scrapbook

Roseville Scrapbook

John C.
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John C.

28 Aug 2004, 12:38 #1

I've been getting a few photos from you guys and wondering how to present them, and it came to me that it might be a good idea to start assembling a Roseville Scrapbook featuring snapshots of the good old days. I'll start working on it this weekend. If you have one to contribute, send it to me attached to an E-mail. However, PLEASE put "Roseville Scrapbook" in the subject so I'll know it's safe to download. Alternatively, if you don't have access to a scanner, you can always just mail it to me. You can contact me at [url=mailto:bonaire@thecanteen.com]bonaire@thecanteen.com[/url] . Let's see what we come up with.
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John C.
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John C.

29 Aug 2004, 16:31 #2

Peggie Russo-Millard and Joe Bilby have started us off in this section. The URL is http://www.thecanteen.com/scrapbook01.html . Start digging through those old shoeboxes for photos, folks.
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Dennis M.
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Dennis M.

29 Aug 2004, 22:07 #3

The Photo from the United Nations visit is from May of 1961.
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Pat McCormick
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Pat McCormick

30 Aug 2004, 10:55 #4

I think the scrapbook idea is a great idea. Can't wait to see more pictures.
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Joe Bilby
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Joe Bilby

30 Aug 2004, 12:05 #5

I'd like it noted that Ed Nelson, SRL 1958, was the broker of that truck deal -- I think we paid $50 for it.

The photos, taken in the NJ Pine Barrens, are courtesy Bob Kelleman, at the time a fellow Seton Hall student.
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Marianne
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Marianne

31 Aug 2004, 06:21 #6


The photo at the UN was a real surprise. The trip and posing for the picture was an experience. We were all told to be on our best behavior which meant that all we could do was breathe. I believe that Jeff is the fourth boy from the right in the 4th row and Bobby Kiernan is to his right. There are many faces I can recognize, but cannot be sure which is mine.
Thanks, what a great picture!
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Charley Carroll
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Charley Carroll

08 Sep 2004, 01:22 #7

I've been getting a few photos from you guys and wondering how to present them, and it came to me that it might be a good idea to start assembling a Roseville Scrapbook featuring snapshots of the good old days. I'll start working on it this weekend. If you have one to contribute, send it to me attached to an E-mail. However, PLEASE put "Roseville Scrapbook" in the subject so I'll know it's safe to download. Alternatively, if you don't have access to a scanner, you can always just mail it to me. You can contact me at [url=mailto:bonaire@thecanteen.com]bonaire@thecanteen.com[/url] . Let's see what we come up with.
I have seen little mention of that wonderful gathering place we frequented and, in some cases, met our future spouses, Gruning's Ice Cream Parlor on Orange St., next to the Fidelity Union Bank on the corner. We spent countless hours there by day and by night. The ice cream was home made and quite rich. There was a large case of chocolate candies (also home made), and across from that a counter where one could choose from the many fountain specialties, order a sandwich or just a cup of coffee. Their coffee was also first rate. Because the owners were German, rumors that they were Nazi sympathizers were passed around. The tiles on the floor had what were reverse swastikas, but that proved to be an old Indian design. They were as patriotic as the rest of us, however.
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Joe Bilby
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Joe Bilby

08 Sep 2004, 11:55 #8

Grunings had perhaps the best vanilla ice cream I have ever tasted. When I had my tonsils out in 1950 or so, they gave me Gruning's vanilla -- I could tell because of the taste and the yellow tint. As a kid I used to really enjoy their "dusty road" sundae. When older, in college, I used to go to the Grunings in South Orange village, as well as "Grunings at the Top" up South Orange Avenue, on dates or after Seton Hall basketball games.

About ten or eleven years ago I took my kids up to take a quick tour through the old neighborhood and the Seton Hall campus -- all much changed, of course. I promised them we would eat the best ice cream ever, and drove into South Orange, and then up the mountain -- but alas! Both Grunings were long gone.

Life has been good to me, and most of the changes of life positive, but that is one change that like to broke my heart.

Well, at least Jimmy Buff's still lives
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Laura Fonden
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Laura Fonden

08 Sep 2004, 13:10 #9

We left Roseville for South Orange in 1970- pretty much I hated SO but the Grunings duo was a real bright spot for us. IMHO- Grunnings had and still has the absolute bestest peach ice cream that I have ever had- Christmas was the awesome ribbon candies and Easter time - well the chocolate bunnies were to die for. Their windows with that cellophane lining for each holiday was magic- I know how you feel- every time I go past that apartment building on SO Avenue where the Grunnings Top was- I get a pang-
You know- I thought that we moved far away from Roseville- I mapquested my old address to the South Orange address- the distance was only four miles!
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Joe Bilby
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Joe Bilby

08 Sep 2004, 13:24 #10

Laura, you say "still has." Is there still a Grunings (Or is it Grunnings? That seems more correct to me.) somewhere? Please say yes

I know what you mean about the distances - they seem vast when you are a litle kid, but they are really rather short. When I first came back to survey the old neighborhod, I started driving down Roseville Avenue from Orange street -- and found myself crossing Bloomfield Avenue in such a short stretch of time I was amazed!
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