Monthly Archives: October 2010

10/31/2010

item 1 >>> Dunno why I was thinking about the Boston Red Sox top farm teams, but I was, so here’s the chronology: Minneapolis Millers 1936-38…Louisville Colonels 1939-55…San Francisco Seals 1956-57…Minneapolis Millers 1958-60…Seattle Rainiers 1961-64…Toronto Maple Leafs 1965-67….Louisville Colonels 1968-72…Pawtucket … Continue reading

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10/30/2010

item 1 >>> Hallowe’en stuff you don’t see anymore…noise-makers…jack-o-lanterns made of papier mache…collecting for UNICEF…cheap costumes from Collegeville or Ben Cooper in cardboard boxes with a cellophane front so you could see the mask…folded paper candy cups…trick-or-treating without your parents…bobbing … Continue reading

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10/29/2010

item 1 >>> Editor’s note: This first section of items is no longer called “Half Stolf,” in fact it will have no name at all. “Half Stolf” was in honor of an old high school buddy of mine, a newspaper … Continue reading

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10/28/2010

HALF STOLF item 1 >>> In 1917, Keds became the first canvas-topped, rubber-soled “sneakers,” so named cuz you could sneak up on people. At least thru the 1960s, they were called U.S. Keds, after the company that made them, U.S. … Continue reading

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10/27/2010

HALF  STOLF item 1 >>> Couple of years ago I noticed the influx of Latin American baseball players will first names beginning with Y. According to a prof at University of Miami, this fad (and it’s for both sexes) got … Continue reading

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10/26/2010

HALF  STOLF item 1 >>> Masconomet Regional High School was built in 1959 to serve the communities of Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton. It is named after a Agawam sagamore or chief during the during early colonial times. Speaking of which, … Continue reading

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10/25/2010

HALF  STOLF item 1 >>> I actually wanted the Yankees to beat Texas and go on to the World Series….that way I could root against them longer… item 2 >>> Reading thru North Shore newspapers, 1950-1970, I noticed 2 things … Continue reading

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