Home is where we’re parked….
This is not a very good shot of Medlar Field where the State College Spikes, an A-affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates play. Their web site, http://www.statecollegespikes.com/ has a wealth of information on the Spikes. “Fear the Dear” is their official logo. I’m afraid there is not much fear of the team as when we attended a game I think the Spikes were five and seventeen or something close to that. We had a great time though, thanks to our good friends, Ken and Dodie, for the great seats and my Mom and step-Dad, we were just to the left of home plate and carried on like we were life long fans. Norm even won a gift certificate for Wegmans, a very cool grocery food store. If, in your travels, you come across one, make sure to stop and shop, you will be glad you did.
Harry Carson’s gas station had been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and he was still there when I made my move away from Pennsylvania. You could always get gas, milk and bread any day of the week, from early morning till late at night, either Harry or his wife Mickie were always there. The original building is gone, replaced by a convenience type store with gas. This plaque is all that remains with a likeness of the original building and garage. Now known as Carson’s corner, it will always be Harry’s to me and all the long time locals. This guy sure seems glad to see us back in Oklahoma. I think his Mom and Dad were also!