masthead appearing above is not an accident nor is it meant to be a
gimmick. My dad, George R. Elliston was the owner, founder, editor, and
publisher of the Palmerton Press. I am trying in my own way to keep
that banner visible to the world.
First and foremost this thing makes absolutely no attempt to be a real newspaper. For that one must read the Times News at http://www.tnonline.com/news/. I write this for my own enjoyment. I hope others will enjoy it also.
Below is the actual lead slug that was the masthead of the Palmerton Press in its days of operation. It now resides with son George R. Elliston 2nd.
Here it is shown reversed for all to read.
this time I want to acknowledge the deep debt of gratitude to all those
who have supported me in this endeavor. My wife, Queen is my
inspiration and greatly augments my efforts. I realize that I sometimes
must drive her nuts with my ravings and antics. However, her support
has been indispensable.
My son George, grandsons; Andy, and Jason, have been instrumental in making these things appear at all. They supply the technical expertise to put and keep it on line. I can type the words, but they keep the press running! Ha!
These are pictures at dusk of the general crowd. The Festival was very well attended.
next one is Jean. Some announcer dubbed it Javier, and I
that. Anyway, Jean does not appear to pose a threat to this area.
KERRY POLL RANK LOWER THAN DUKAKIS, JESSE JACKSON, MARTHA STEWART, PUTIN
Tue Sep 14 2004 12:06:00 ET
In last week's WASHINGTONPOSTWABCNEWS Poll, John F. Kerry was viewed favorably by 36 percent of registered voters, down 18 points over the past six months.
But just how low Kerry's standing has fallen cannot be appreciated fully without comparing his standing with that of other household names in GALLUP polls over the years, the POST's Dana Milbank reported on Tuesday.
Kerry finds himself in a dead heat with Martha Stewart and Joseph McCarthy, and behind Herbert Hoover -- although he narrowly beats O.J. Simpson.
Michael Jordan: 83 (2000)
Tony Blair: 76 (2003)
Pope John Paul II: 73 (2003)
Democratic Party: 54 (2004)
John Ashcroft: 49 (2003)
Michael Dukakis: 47 (1988)
Prince Charles: 45 (2003)Herbert Hoover: 43 (1944)
Jesse Jackson: 38 (2003)
Vladimir Putin: 38 (2003)
John Kerry: 36 (2004)
Martha Stewart: 36 (2004)
Joseph McCarthy: 35 (1954)END
This morning the glucose level is 123 and my weight 196. It must have rained last light because everything is wet outside this morning. Although things were dry up in the tent as I sat with my coffee.
This morning we plan to do our shopping before the weather goes to pot. The weather folks are still undecided how much of the remnants of Ivan we will receive. I have not given up hope for another swim.
Our shopping trip went well. It wasn’t crowded and the stores well stocked. I had to mail a package at the Post Office and then it was on to Aldi’s, Giant, back to Spillane’s, Country Harvest, and last I went in to Rite-Aid to get my prescription that Queen called in the other day. I was told that the computerized system that does that job was down and I would have to call the store direct. So it will be Saturday until I can get it. Sheez!!The park is pretty well cleaned out with only a few display places still there.
Tonight for supper we had an ear of his corn each, a few “Freedom Fries”, Queen’s cole slaw, boneless salmon steaks, fresh tomatoes low fat cottage cheese and as a special request Queen made some brownies with raisins in them. They were excellent but did not contain enough raisins!! Hey they are good but she said next time make them yourself. I intend to do so!!
Friday, September 17, 2004 7:01 AM 55 deg at LVIA and 63.5 in the bus stop
It looks like we are in for the rain from Ivan. It has been raining off and on for a good part of the morning. This morning the blood glucose was 124 and the weight 195. Both are staying in the good range I am sure because I am still swimming my 1/3 of a mile every day. I suspect that will be stopping very soon. I wish I could find a good alternative to swimming. The damn "Ironworks" is nothing but plain hard work and no fun at all. Yesterday to add insult to injury a brochure came in the mail from Endless Pools!! Sheez!!!
This morning I go to Dr. Nicholson’s office for my nurse check up. Then I think I shall go to the Miller bloodmobile and give them a pint of good stuff. Besides I get a free Cholesterol screening as well as a liver function test result.
<9:52 AM> I just got back from the Dr’s office and the report was good even if I did gain a fraction of a pound. <sigh> I showed Nurse Judy my blood glucose and weight chart. I have on it what we eat at night. She was pleased with it and said she thinks she would like to eat here also!!
Soon I will leave for the bloodmobile. I have to go to the bank as well as County Harvest.
<12:22 PM> I am back from the Miller Bloodmobile. It went very well. A young lady by the name of Stacy drew the blood and another young lady named Jean finished the process. Perma Snyder and Shirley Neff were assisting the nurses drawing the blood. Shirley was right there when the nurse needed something.
Jean Bechtoldt and Marylyn Ord were busy at the canteen and everyone was very nice and helpful to all of us donors. I had an egg salad sandwich, a ham salad sandwich, some cookies. pretzels and a coke. I guess you could say I had my lunch there! Ha!!We must sit there for 10 minutes before we are allowed to leave. The man sitting across from me at the canteen is the man who drove the truck when the new house near us was delivered the other week. I didn’t realize that it was him but he seemed happy to hear the compliment that whoever it was who drove the truck was damn good!!
This was seen growing in the park flowerbed
Please love one another, Mom and Bob [Queen and Bobby]
Well it is Friday afternoon and it is about time to print this and send it to the proofreader, spellchecker, and general all around good kid Queen.