March 19, 2001 |
Just like always, "Mr. Floyd" got up before the sun the other day, cooked himself breakfast, and set off on his bicycle to deliver his newspapers. Floyd Culver's been getting up with the birds for most of his 93 years, and delivering the Daily News and Inquirer for the past half-century. He won't for a while. But he will be delivering his papers again, Culver vowed yesterday from his bed at Graduate Hospital, "just as soon as I can get back on my feet. " Culver "busted up" his right knee when he was hit by a car that came out of nowhere, and then fled, he said.
January 23, 1986
A woman of "limited intelligence," acknowledged to be a "loving, caring mother," seeks only to raise the children she chose to bear in the best kind of environment she can provide. Why not utilize the myriad resources of our social agencies to aid her specifically with that task - instead of destroying her family unit? Why don't the social workers investigate the "neighborhood troublemakers" who set her son's clothing on fire and stole money he earned on a paper route? I'll bet they'll find "environmental factors" similar to those horrors at Marjorie Scott's house: "dingy athletic socks" and pizza boxes.
November 24, 2012
By John Hearn We shopped rarely and with forethought and together. Shopping was a social ritual that followed a set procedure. After the tax refund arrived - usually in March, when cold ocean winds still swept the hills south of Boston - my mother gathered the four of us to trek uptown. Each of her three boys would get a pair of trousers, summer sneakers, and a Red Sox cap, all at least a size too big to accommodate growth. She feared outgrown clothes that could not be easily replaced.
August 13, 1993 |
As Raymond, 12, sits at a table answering questions, he glances at a visitor coloring a tree trunk blue. With a puzzled look, he begins to say something. Thinking better of it, he draws a neat, correct tree with green and red apples, flowers and grass. Then he signs his name and hands the picture over with a pleasant smile and a gracious "you're welcome" when he's thanked. This young man is relaxed, considerate, honest and helpful. He is overcoming a struggle that began with his birth.
June 13, 1993 |
Charlotte Schmoyer did all the right things. A ninth grader, she never missed a day of school. She reveled in twirling the flags for her high school band. She swam for the swim team. She joined in her church's youth activities. And for the last 3 1/2 weeks, she woke before dawn to deliver the local newspaper. The paper route paid nearly $50 a week, and Charlotte, 15, was saving to buy a high school jacket so she could display the varsity letter she won for band. But her immediate goal was to complete her first 30 days on the job and earn the T-shirt from the Morning Call of Allentown that said "I survived the first 30 days.
August 28, 1996 |
At first, it just seemed like an early morning fog rising off Little Mantua Creek. But as Inquirer delivery man Joseph Meenan cruised past on his route yesterday, his nose informed him that this was no morning haze, but a fire smoldering in the top floor of a Delaware Avenue home, he said. Meenan hit the brakes and put in a call to police, then backed up his 1994 Corsica, got out, and started pounding on the front door of the house. "If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have waken up," said John Baumiller, who said he was sound asleep on the couch.
February 6, 2013 |
IF YOU WERE lucky enough to have Robert Wilson as your paperboy, you wouldn't have missed many deliveries of the Daily News and Inquirer. That, despite the fact that Robert made his deliveries on a bicycle. There he was, pedaling through all kinds of weather - like the Postal Service, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" could keep him from his appointed rounds. Robert obviously had a powerful inner drive to get the papers delivered to his South Philadelphia customers because he kept at it for more than 40 years, well into his 80s - still on his bicycle - and could no longer be called a paper boy . And he was always in a hurry.
June 17, 2014 |
Robert M. McGrath, 83, of Marlton, a former circulation supervisor in South Jersey for The Inquirer, died of complications from dementia Thursday, June 12, at Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Inpatient Center in Mount Holly. A 1950 graduate of North Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Mr. McGrath served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, for a time as a heavy-vehicle driver during the Korean conflict, "trying to get supplies to the front lines," a daughter, Catherine Radley, said.
November 4, 1999 |
Jeff Sengara finally woke up and everything was backward. He had called for room service and told them he was in Room 711. They told him he was in Room 714. Groggy, he looked around. The hotel room had all the same stuff, but the bathroom was on the wrong side. So was the window. And the door. He looked out into the hallway and saw a door frame "completely gutted out of the wall," battered beyond recognition. He called his parents and said "someone moved me. " They already knew.
September 21, 1994 |
Timothy Carlton "Tim" Rose, an FMC employee, church and community volunteer and mentor, died Thursday of complications after a liver transplant. He was 31 and lived in West Mount Airy. Rose worked for FMC in Center City for the past 11 years and was a computer operator in the controller's department. He was also active in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations, his church and various charitable fund-raising organizations. A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Rose attended Kutztown University and transferred to Peirce Junior College where he received an associate degree in business.