We thank everyone who has supported
the development and upkeep of this website. Without your help this community
service would never have become what it is today. We also thank those of you
who have sent encouraging words. Since December 2007, we've had a guestbook
for comments. Prior to that we received many emails with thoughts and
reminiscences. Below are some of the notes that we received those first
of couple years. As the developer, I'm thrilled to have created something
that has brought some measure of pleasure to so many people from so many
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"I ran across your webpage,
"The Family of Philip and Eva Fisher", when I was doing a search with my
grandmother's name. I was overjoyed to find this picture, which has my
grandmother as bridesmaid (Bertha Colteryahn) and also the women in the
second row, second from the left that apparently you weren't able to
identify, appears to be my great-grandmother, Barbara Colteryahn (Bertha's
mother). They had a farm on what is now know as old Virginia Manor in Mount
Lebanon. What a pleasure to see this picture! Thank you.
- J.F. - Upper St. Clair - June 19, 2006.
The picture is from
1898 and and was part of the collection of Marie Fisher Daugherty, daughter
of the groom in the photo. The picture was provided by her good friend Edna
Engel, whose mother is also in the photo.
"I grew up in Brookline, and my
parents still live there on La Marido St. I went to Resurrection, Our Lady
of Loreto, and graduated in 1971 from South Hills High School. I moved away
in 1972. I live in New Orleans now but visit Brookline every few years. I
love the memories you have put together."
- Donna Herzer - New Orleans, LA - June 17, 2006.
I live in Winter Park, which is just
outside Orlando, Florida. I just wanted to send a few lines too say that I've
enjoyed your Brookline site for several years now and have to commend you for
making it such a fun and informative place. It has to be a real labor of love.
I grew up on Dunster Street from 1952 thrugh 1970. My two sisters, my brother
and myself all went to West Liberty School and South Hills High School. Anytime
I get homesick I just flop on over to your site and soak up the memories. We
lived at 727 Dunster and our Aunt lived at 705 Dunster. My Aunt has since
passed but her granddaughter bought the property and still lives there to this
day, enabling us to keep our connection with Brookline. One of my sisters who
now lives in Tucson, Az teases me about buying a home in Brookline. I think
it doesn't get any better when it comes to living and raising a family. It
has changed some over the years but Brookline Boulevard has managed to keep
it's charm. We go back every year or two for family get togethers and always
spend time in Brookline.
- J.K. - Winter Park, Florida - June 1, 2006.
"I am a voice student at the Cincinnati
Conservatory of Music, but I am originally from Pittsburgh. My father and
his family grew up on Bayridge Avenue in Brookline, and I have fond memories
of that place. I also have spent a lot of time recently in Brookline because
you have a WORLD FAMOUS opera coach who has lived there for years. Maestro
Lorenzo Malfatti has coached people all over the world in the greatest opera
houses. He might be one of you more notable community members. He is also a
wonderful person. He has become like another grandfather to me, and I see
and sing with him every time I get the chance. He also still works at Carnegie
Mellon and the Pittsburgh opera."
- Michael Pegher - former Brookline resident - April 5, 2006.
Thank you Michael for
the information on the Maestro. Click Here for more on Maestro Lorenzo
"I just wanted to let you know
you have a wonderful historical website, probably the best I've seen.
I'm glad I came across it. Thanks and keep up the great work."
- S.H. - Cochranton, PA - March 8, 2006.
"I had great fun looking at
the photos of my husband from 35 years ago and my sons more recently.
It is a great site."
- Brookline resident - January 6, 2006.
"I stumbled upon this site,
and started looking at the pictures. What a trip down memory lane!
I can still remember the anticipation of reading Mas Neyrb's (Sam
Bryen's Brookline Journal pen name) weekly article that provided summaries
for all the games that week. I always enjoyed how he gave everyone a
nickname (mine was "Special K"). A lot of those faces haven't been seen
in almost 30 years. GREAT JOB in putting all that together, and thanks
for the memories!"
- T.K. - Knoxville, TN - January 5, 2006.
Many of us
former Little Leaguers thought that Sam Bryen was writing the Journal
Articles that made us all feel like Major Leaguers, mostly because or
the "Mas Neyrb" byline, and also because old Sam never really denied
it. He just never admited doing it. The truth is that Post-Gazette
writer, and longtime Brookline resident, Dan McGibbeny was the man
responsible for the Journal articles, and for giving us all those
zany nicknames. Mine was "Big Bo."
"I just stumbled upon your
website about Brookline!!! I lived there for my first 18 years, my
86-year-old mother grew up there, but we all live in Wisconsin now.
I'd love to get a copy of the book for my parents for Christmas."
- A&W - Wisconsin - November 28, 2005.
"I miss Joe Ehland more than
words can say. I am blessed, proud and forever grateful to say that
Joe Ehland was/is my brother. I stumbled across the Brookline website
and saw the comments about the Joe Ehland Story...Thanks and God Bless"
- M.E. - Brookline - November 5, 2005.
"Just a note to tell you how much
I enjoyed my pictorial trip down memory lane on your web site. I retrieved
the address from the latest edition of the SHHS alumni paper. I have lived
in Phoenix for the past 44 years, I was born in Pittsburgh in 1921 and lived
in Beechview, just down over the hill from Broadway, our boulevard. Like yours,
it was not always paved from curb to curb, and I do remember the cobble stones
on yours and some of our other streets. I went to grade school at Lee School,
and during that time one afternoon each week we walked from Lee School over to
your Brookline school for "manual training", rain, snow, or shine. In the winter
the temperature had warmed up to at least 20 degrees. Speaking of snow, I also
remember the Thanksgiving snow of 1950. I graduated from Lee School and went
to good old SHHS from which I also graduated. Fortunately I didn't have to
walk to high school, as I had a 50 cent a week pass on the old yellow trolleys
that had coal fired stoves in them. Later we road the red streamline ones. But
one day during the 36 flood, we did have to walk home, as the street cars were
not running, so we walked the tracks even over the trestle spanning Saw Mill
Run Blvd. While attending SHHS I also worked Sundays and holidays as a "Pearl
Diver" (dish washer) for Bateman's Chicken Restaurant, at first down on
West Liberty Avenue close to where Brookline Boulevard starts. Then when that
one closed I worked in another one they had out in Mt Lebanon where West Liberty
Avenue became Washington Road. The pay was 35 cents an hour, and all the chicken
you could eat, but we were not allowed to eat any ice cream for free. During
these days I spent lots of time over in Brookline, as I knew lots of kid from
there from SHHS, and took a Brookline girl to my Prom. You have a great website.
Take care and keep up the good work."
- J.B. - Phoenix, AZ - October 2, 2005.
"My family moved to Brookline from Gary,
Indiana, when I was one year old in 1946, and I lived there until 1961. I attended
Brookline School all the way from kindergarten to eighth grade, and then South Hills
High School, but completed high school at Fox Chapel. I attended Robert Morris and
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. What an absolutely wonderful website
you have created. Congratulations!"
- C.I. - New York City - August 15, 2005.
"I just "happened" on your site while
looking for information on Pittsburgh Steel Mills! What a wealth of information
that I'm hurriedly clicking and reading through! Being born and raised in Brookline,
I'm really embarrassed about how little I know about its history! I'm sure your
work means a lot to so many people - I'm certainly spreading the word! Thank you
so very much for giving my grandfather such a wonderful memorial! Keep up the
FANTASTIC WORK AND God Bless!"
- N.B. - Bethel Park - July 22, 2005.
"What a great site, I'll tell my friends
about it. We lived there in the 60's."
- D.K. - former Brookline resident - July 10, 2005.
"Looking at the old Brookline photos brought
back so many memories. We moved to Brookline in 1934. At that time, Mr. Moore was the
President of the Brookline Bank, located near the Brookline Movie Theatre. Moore Park
and Pool was named after him and what a grand old gentleman he was. He was responsible,
as we were growing up, for the 4th of July celebrations. All of the residents in Brookline
were given tickets, free of charge. With these tickets, families could purchase treats
and games at Brookline school field, where movies were shown on a large outdoor screen
in the evening, after fireworks. I always speak of Brookline, lovingly, as the typical
Andy Hardy type place to live. I lived on Templeton Street and my best girlfriend lived
on Winterhill Street. We walked the "Boulie", as we called it, almost every day, knowing
every store there. We shopped at Bisi's, second little store on the Boulevard, near
Pioneer Avenue, walked past Rudt's Tavern, where the men standing outside talking would
laugh at our little antics. Gorski's was the place to go and eat a meal with your parents
on a special occasion. Kuntz's Bakery was the favorite place to shop for breakfast sweets
after church on Sunday mornings. Mr. Kuntz was the sweetest man, so kind to children,
always asking them, "vould you like to have a cookie?" Money was tight for everyone then
and when we went into World War II, so many of our friends and loved ones were lost. My
sister was engaged to Alfie Reeves, who lived in the little home next to the Brookline
Theater, with his brother, Fred Reeves, (who later became the President of the Brookline
Bank). Alfie joined the Army and his brother joined the Navy. After D-Day, my sister got
word from his Mother that Alfie had been killed by a sniper in Normandy, France. He's buried
there in Normandy. What a tragedy so many suffered, losing our brothers, fathers, relatives
and friends, but how eager the young men were to go and serve their country. Patriotism was
so high among all the people then. On a hot summer day, sitting in our air-conditioned home
now, I remember my girlfriend and I taking the long walk to the Brookline News Stand, where
they displayed a sign outside, saying the store was "air-conditioned". We'd walk in there
just to get cool. Sundays was always the day to go to the afternoon movies. We'd save our
ten cents just for that occasion, buying a five cent candybar at the corner drugstore first,
so that we could enjoy it during the movie. I remember when a tax of one cent was put on the
ten cent fee. I'd spent my five cents on the candy bar, and had only ten cents left. When I
got in line, someone told me I needed eleven cents, so I ran all the way back home to
Templeton Street and got the extra penny. Young people didn't have video games to play,
or television to watch. We amused ourselves during the summer by getting up teams to play
ball, or going on hikes to the woods on Plainview Avenue with packed lunches. After dinner
in the evenings, the children in our neighborhood would play hide and seek while our parents
sat and talked. Days were spent walking to Moore Pool. After swimming all afternoon, we'd
head home, anxious and hungry for a home cooked meal. There weren't any McDonald's or Burger
Kings around then. So many memories come back as I write, I could go on and on. Brookline
School was a great school to attend, making so many friends that I've kept in touch with for
years. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures."
- Fred Proie - Brookline - June 30, 2005.
Fred, I think it's me that
should be saying "Thank you for the memories."
"Having spent most of my first 21 years
growing up in Brookline, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Web Site devoted to
the ol' home town. I was looking at one of the grade school photos for the class
just before ours at Brookline School. Spotted a familiar face with no name and thought
I'd send it along. I am almost certain that the handsome young man in the top row,
left end, is Don Haas, a member of the 8th grade in the winter 1948 class. I remember
Don because when I got to SHHS, he was one of the few students from our neighborhood
in Brookline that had a car (a 1932 Ford) and for a very small contribution toward
gas, he drove us to and from school; an early car pool as it were. He was in band
along with one of the other members of this rowdy group, a trombone player named
Ed Wynn. Ed would frequently extend his trombone out the car window and blast the
folks waiting for street cars with a loud brraaapp as we drove by, much to the chagrin
of our driver, Don. Even caused Don to run a red light on West Liberty Avenue one time
and it was all we could do to convince him that he didn't have to stop and back up for
it. Our trips with Don were certainly a lot more entertaining than the ride on the
"cattle cars" and lent a certain status to our adolescent lives. Don was a very nice,
gently, quiet fellow and I wanted to give his picture a name."
- L.K. - Macungie, PA - May 29, 2005.
"I got a chance to check out the Brookline
site. Fantastic job. I grew up in Brookline and visit my parents as often as I can. It
is nice to see that a Book has finally been published on Brookline. As soon as I return
to the states, I will be home to get one. I hope all is well there and I think about home,
which brings a smile to my face. All my best to those back home.
- MSgt Christopher Jones, USAF 386 ECES/Det 12, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait - May 23, 2005.
"Hey, nice work garnering so much community
spirit last week in honor of Earth Day; it was a pleasure taking part, for me and the
kids. The pic's are great! Thanks for including us. "
- J.D. - Brookline - April 26, 2005.
"I played baseball for Brookline for
a lot of years, and I can't tell you much I enjoy the website! Most of all, I'm
amazed at the accuracy of the history section (especially the past champions
pages). Keep up the great work!"
- R.H. - Brookline - April 14, 2005.
"The page looks real good.
The Joe Ehland story is great. I miss Joe."
- M.S. - Brookline - April 1, 2005.
I do, too.
"GREAT WEB SITE!!!"
- A.F. - Brookline - March 24, 2005.
"When I first read that
page (on Joe Nicholas) I actually had tears in my eyes. It is a beautiful
write up. Not many people recognize the hard work he puts into this
league (the Brookline Knights Football League)."
- N.N. - Brookline - March 14, 2005.
"Keep up the good work."
- M.P. - Brookline resident - March 12, 2005.
"First off, let me commend you
for an absolutely wonderful and very informative website! I happened upon
it while looking into various links pertaining to historic Pittsburgh and
noticed that one of your "then and now" captions mentioned something about
a place called Larry's Road House, located on Whited Street. I have eaten
there a few times but do not know much about the history, except for some
scarce information on the web pertaining to it being built in the 1850's.
I was wondering if this building is considered historically important to
Brookline? It is just such a beautiful building, I can't see why there
wouldn't be some sort of history. The food is excellent and at very
- Gennie - Washington, D.C. - March 2, 2005.
Good Question! If
the building is not historically important, then it should be. It was built
in the 1850s and is one of the oldest standing structures in Brookline. Ages
ago, it was a way station and boarding home stop along the Castle Shannon
Railway, which was one of the main ways to get to Pittsburgh from the
South Hills. You could stop for a meal or spend the night. There was also
a barn located next door where you could rent horse-drawn carriages for the
trip to town or anywhere else you may want to travel. Today, it is owned
by Larry Vichie and is one of the nicest restaurants in the community ...
and Yes!, the food is great!
"I am glad to see the Brookline
Connection is alive and well. That 1947 American Legion Post football picture
hit home a little. Owen McCaffery is my great Uncle, my grandmother's
youngest brother. She is 93 and I sent her the picture, she is going to get
a kick out of it."
- G.G. - Denver, Colorado - January 31, 2005.
"Thanks for the memories."
- M.W. - Brookline - January 20, 2005.
"I was just letting you know
that the winner of the 1994 Little League home run derby was Kenny Rayl
- D.D. - Brookline - January 14, 2005.
"I want to tell you how great
your website is. I currently live in the North Hills with my wife and two
kids. However, I grew up in Brookline. I went to St Pius for Kindergarten,
Ressi for gradeschool (graduated 1987) and Seton LaSalle Highschool
(graduated 1991). Actually, you have a picture of my mom in one of Ressi's
graduation class (1968 Graduation Class). My mom was the 2nd grade homeroom
teacher for Ressi during the late 60's and early 70's. Also, you write about
my great uncle (Angie Capuano) in two articles. As you can see, my family
had some ties to the Brookline community. It is a great Pittsburgh
neighborhood and I am proud to be from it. I have started to show my oldest
son (4 years old) this website so he can see where I went to school, see his
grandma when she was young, and explain where I grew-up. Great job and I had
this website added to my bookmarks."
- M.Z. - former Brookline resident - January 12, 2005.
"I lived in Brookline beginning
w/1226 McNeilly Rd at the age of 10. (1934) My family moved to their own
home at 1054 Norwich Avenue about 1937 where we lived until about 1941
when we moved to 804 Bellaire Avenue. I attended Brookline Elementary School
until graduation, then moved on to good old SHHS. I had a most wonderful
lifetime during this period of school, enjoying every single minute. I
entered the Army Air Force in June of 1942 through November 1945, then I
returned to my parents new home at 2645 Pioneer Avenue, where I continued
to live until I married in 1959 and moved to Scott Township. I was delighted
to stumble upon your site after a curious look into Pgh. in 1936 and the great
flood which I vaguely recalled. It was a wonderful feeling to read about
Brookline. I have more to look at but wanted you to know it was viewed by
an old inhabitant. I will be forwarding your site to some friends."
- V.C. - former Brookline resident - November 26, 2004.
"Hi, I was doing a google search
on my family and came across a picture of my brother on your webpage from
when he played Little League baseball in 1961. Is there any way I can get a
copy of the picture of the 1961 "Sam's Hardware" team. I'd really enjoy
giving it to him as a Christmas present."
- B.K. - Dublin, California - November 21, 2004.
"What a great web site! I found it
while surfing, looking up Brookline. I grew up in Brookline from 1968 until
I got married in 1986. I now live in Belle Vernon, PA, about 30 miles south
of Brookline. My parents, brother and sister still live in Brookline, so I
am there quite a bit. It was great seeing all of the pictures - but I was
also interested in reading about C. Dale Noah. Mr. Noah actually gave me my
start in journalism. I remember when I was about 12, I walked into the
Brookline Journal Office and asked Mr. Noah if I could have a job as a
reporter. Mr. Noah thought about it, and asked me to write a weekly column
called "Little Notes, by Little People". I laugh when I read some of those
columns. But, people actually read them, and he started my interest in
journalism. That simple background got me into places when I was 18 - like
WTAE-TV, where I worked entry level desk assistant jobs. Eventually, I got
on the air at WESA AM/FM (Charleroi) and then onto Newsradio 1410 KQV as a
reporter/anchor. I am out of broadcasting, but am currently a partner in a
PR/Marketing firm on the Southside. All of this because of Mr. Noah. What a
lovely man. I also remember trying my hand at boxing with Chuck. The man was
relentless! If I missed a practice, he'd call my house and wonder why I
wasn't there. Didn't make it as a boxer though. Thanks for the site, it
really brought back many, many happy memories."
- C.G. - former Brookline resident - November 10, 2004.
"I would like to thank you from
Albuquerque for the excellent job on the "Anderson Farm" (and other) sections
of the Brookline Community website. My mom, Doris Morrison, told me to check
it out just the other day and was raving about all the work you did to include
this aspect of Brookline history. It reminded me of spending numerous
days/weekends at Mimi (Margaret Anderson) and PapPap's (William Anderson) and
going to the park with them on my tricycle to see one of the Little League
games. Even though I grew up in Dormont, many weekends were spent at either
of my Grandparents homes (who liked to spoil us). The Morrison side: Robert
Sr. and Lillian Close-Morrison lived off of Pioneer about two blocks from "The
Little Store" ... took many trips there for penny gum. And my Anderson
side of the family: William Jr. and Dolly who lived up on Groveland St ...
climbing the trees in the front yard. My earliest memory thought is going
through Emmy's (1331 Breining) house, standing in the dining room surrounded
by burgundy and grey wallpaper ... Thank you again!"
- B.M. - Albuquerque, New Mexico - October 13, 2004.
"The new site is great, even
better than the old one. I grew up in Brookline and worked at the Brookline
News in the fifties so enjoy bringing up the pictures. The trolley section
is particularly good. Thanks for a great job."
- J.T. - former Brookline resident - October 11, 2004.
"Why not make copies of the
"Brookline History" shown on the website on to a CD and offer them for
sale? Very interesting and a job well done. Loaded with valuable
information that should be kept."
- R.P. - Brookline - October 8, 2004.
Note: We have
done something similar ... A Photo History Book entitled "Images of
America - Brookline" will be available for purchase sometime in Mid-May
through mail order and at select Brookline locations. Much of the
information was gleened from this website, but there are other goodies
that we saved for the book itself.
"What a wonderful
site ... Thanks for many great moments in Brookline history."
- H.I. - Brookline - October 8, 2004.
"I left Pittsburgh and
Brookline 30 years ago. My parents had homes on Gallupe Dr., Milan Ave.,
Brookline Blvd., and Altmar St. I enjoy your web site and visit it fairly
often. Keep up the good work. The City and its suburbs are near and dear
to about 120 of us in the Pittsburgh Club in Wilmington, NC."
- R.W. - Wilmington, North Carolina - September 27, 2000.
"...you've done a beautiful
job!! I hope the people of Brookline realize that they have the best
webpage on the internet for their hometown!!"
- J.B. - Brookline - September 22, 2000.
"You have a wonderful Brookline
website. All us kids went to West Liberty School and finished up at South
Hills High School. I wanted to thank you for the time you've put into
the website. It's almost like going home when I browse through those
photos. You've done a great job."
- J.K. - Orlando, Florida - September 11, 2000.
"Thank you so much for your
wonderful website. I had the best time looking through it. I grew up in
Brookline from when I was 2 years old in 1951, to 1970, when my parents
moved to Peters Township. I live in Tucson, Arizona now. Thanks for the
memories. I had the BEST childhood, living in Brookline. And I had the
BEST time browsing your website."
- R.D. - Tucson, Arizona - September 11, 2000.
"Hello!!! I was born and raised
in Brookline, too. Ebenshire Village to be exact. I came upon your website
while browsing one night amongst all the Pittsburgh stuff. Words cannot
describe how thrilled I was to see the pictures, take the trivia test (I
did fairly well), and learn so much that I didn't know about my favorite
community. I live in Albuquerque, N.M. now - have been here for 23 years,
but my heart is still in Pittsburgh, more specifically, Brookline. I don't
know whether it's that I'm getting older, nostalgic, or now, finally, have
the time to think back. Whichever it is, I just wanted you to know the joy
the site brings me. I'm in touch with some "girlfriends" from Carmalt,
Brookline, and South Hills and have told them about it as well. Keep up
the good work!!"
- J.H. - Albuquerque, New Mexico - July 12, 2000.
"I only discovered your website
over this past weekend, when a friend of mine told me about it. I was
excited to visit, because my son played his first year of t-ball this
year ... and was thrilled to see his team picture on the web. Then, I took
some time to look through other parts of your site. I am a Brookline
native (my mother still lives there) and I still spend a lot of time in
Brookline. I'm 34 and live in Dormont now. The historic pictures, maps and
articles about Brookline are a real treat! Thanks for such a nice site
that brings back so many fine memories."
- G.J. - Dormont - July 12, 2000.
"Great site with all the links
I need in one place, it's like I never left home. Thanks!"
- G.F. - Sarasota, Florida - April 28. 2000.
"I wanted to pass on my thanks
for keeping alive the Spirit of Brookline. I grew up on Creedmoore Avenue
just up the street from "Ressi" (actually went to Resurrection as well as
South Catholic er, Seton LaSalle), but moved away in 1980. I get back
once a year and miss Brookline/Pittsburgh. I visit the site a couple of
times a month just to keep tabs on all of the stuff that my parents and
sisters don't (they all still live in Brookline!). Keep the site alive and
- S.A. - Orlando, Florida - April 6, 2000.
"Hi. A friend of mine sent this
to me, and said you will really enjoy seeing all this. I lived in
Brookline from 1934 until 1940. Went to Brookline Elementary and South
Hills High School. I was born in Pittsburgh-really Castle Shannon. I now
live in Florida and am a widow. But, my husband and I met in 9th grade,
went all through High School as sweethearts and married first year in
college. Thanks for putting this together and bringing back all those
- P.K. - Florida - April 2, 2000.
"Thoroughly enjoyed your
Brookline history. My husband moved into Brookline in 1924 ... right after
the (Liberty) tubes opened! The pix are great and bring back many memories
for us, especially for my husband. Thanks."
- K.S. - Brookline - March 23, 2000.
"I have spent the last several
days exploring the Brookline web site. As a graduate of Carmalt (1949),
Brookline (1954) and South Hills High School (1958), I had a very keen
interest in the entire offering. My comments are what have they done to my
home town and please add more pictures. I am planning on being in
Brookline in June and thought I would refresh my memory. The web site did
not help much as the only things I recognized was The Cannon and Kribel's
Bakery (I would give anything for one of their Whipped Cream Cakes).
Everything else has changed. There was a statement about one of the
drugstores saying that in its past it had a soda fountain. When I left
town there was 5 drugstores all with fountains. It seems like the
church's would still be the same, but I guess even they change. I was
especially looking for a picture of Carmalt School. It set on such a
large piece of land (this is where we hung out) that I knew either the
school would get bigger or they would develop the land around. The real
change seems to be in the Community Center. Our family homes were situated
right above it on end of Hobson Street. I want to congratulate you for a
job well done."
- L.M. - Florida - February 29, 2000.
"I was amazed at your Trivia
page. It is wonderful. I thought I'd know all of the answers - having
lived in Brookline for 44 years - but I was wrong. You are doing so
much for Brookline - and doing it in grand style. Keep up the good work.
Thanks again for all the fun hours I've spent enjoying your site."
- J.O. - Brookline - January 26, 2000.
"I just wanted to give my
compliments to the Brookline Connection Web Site. Even if I was not a
lifelong Brookline resident I would say this is one of the best community
based web sites I have seen. I was even shocked to see a picture of myself
in a baseball picture. Keep up the good work!"
- J.D. - Brookline - January 2, 2000.
"This is a cool site. I was
raised in Brookline, Pa. I left there in 1969 and moved to Penn Hills. I
remember the canon. I went to Brookline School and South Hills High. I
just wonder were all my friends are now? I'm living in, St. Simons Island,
Georgia now. There is no place like Pittsburgh, Pa. Well, I visit your
site every day to see if any of my old friends are on the pages. Thank you
very much for your site."
- M.K. - St. Simons Island, Georgia - December 3, 1999.
"Having moved to Brookline 35
years ago and raising 5 children there, I enjoyed your page on Brookline.
I was the president of the PTO of West Liberty at the time of its closing.
I can't even remember what year it was now. About 1979 or so. We buried a
time capsule to be opened at a later date. It was a wonderful place and
everyone felt like family there. It was a very sad day when it
- S.R. - Brookline - October 1, 1999.
"Kudos to Clint Burton and his
crew on the best community site I have ever seen amongst local areas in
Pittsburgh. Having just moved from Beechview to Brookline a few years
ago I continually find this site very informative. I enjoy using the
site and am proud that I moved into a community that really keeps their
- R.M. - Brookline - September 5, 1999.
"Very much enjoyed all of the
photographs of Brookline, in particular the streetcar pics. Growing up,
my parents always wished that most Pittsburgh avenues were as wide as the
portion of the boulevard where the businesses are. Brookline is a great
community and now it has a web page! Good work!"
- MRB - Pittsburgh - March 23, 1999.
"I enjoyed your history of
Brookline park and can supply a date for an event you mention: the
abandonment of the 39 Brookline streetcar line. According to Tom E.
Parkinson in his monograph THE STREET RAILWAYS OF PITTSBURGH, 1859-1967,
the last run was September 3, 1966. I have lived in Brookline since
October 1946, but like you, I was away for a few years. I guess you can
take the boy out of Brookline, but it's harder to take the Brookline out
of the boy!"
- K.E. - Brookline - July 19, 1998.
"I was referred to the Brookline
Connection web site by the Brookline branch library. My family grew up in
Brookline on Dunster St. We went to West Liberty & Brookline Schools and
South Hills High School. We have all moved away and now live in Texas,
Arizona, New York and Florida. I am the youngest (45) and now live in
Orlando. To me, nothing could have been better than growing up in Brookline.
For years we slept and left our home leaving the doors unlocked. Brookline
still seems like a GREAT place to live and raise a family. I'm sorry to say
that I only get back now only once every year or two. I have my own business
here and travel is very difficult. I like what you're doing with the
- J.K. - Orlando, Florida - June 28, 1998.