1962 — Fur was undoubtedly the fashion, as evidenced in a photo of that year’s Abington Juniors’ Fashion Show. Dressed for afternoon bridge, a cocktail party or the theater, the majority of the one-dozen area women posing in the picture were adorned with fur wraps or coats.
1963 — “Even pumpkins read the Journal,” read a headline, under which was a photograph of a scarecrow holding a copy of the paper.
“A little weary from sitting there for a week awaiting tonight’s Halloween celebrations, but ready to watch the children as they parade around in their costumes, this unique creation sits on the front steps of the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stead in Montdale,” read the caption. “When the picture was taken, he had just been whiling away the time reading the Abington Journal.”
The scarecrow was made by two of the Stead daughters, Debra and Rhonda, who were at the time students at Scott High School.
1964 — Famed MLB player and manager Michael McNally paid a surprise two-day visit to his sister-in-law and her husband Thomas Perry in Clarks Summit.
At the time, he was helping Hoot Evers direct the Cleaveland Indians’ farm system. Among his exploits as an athlete, was a World Series first: stealing home and winning the game for the Yankees in 1921.