Monday, June 10, 2013


My last blog entry was posted shortly after New Year's and here it is June already.   The irises have bloomed, the pollen is thick and thoughts of summer fill the head.  In our house, with summer comes baseball and while my hometown team hasn’t been exactly tearing it up in the first two months of the season, one Trentonian is enjoy the fruits of his team’s labor last fall.  This picture turned up last night on the Trenton Jewish Project facebook page (this is a closed group-you will need to request access) last week.

Congratulation Tony Siegle.  Tony’s caption on this photo was, “A former Trentonian has another Bar Mitzvah, so to speak.   My reaction was that I got a couple of sets of bookends for Bar Mitzvah, but they were nowhere near so ornate.   As of this writing, the Giants are lurking a few games behind Arizona in the NL West, in good shape heading into the long, hot summer.  

About a month ago, Tony sent along this picture.  

Tony received his second World Series ring, celebrating the Giants' win last year in the Fall Classic.   Tony spent a couple of hours in Trenton last week, on his way back to the West Coast after attending the Major League Baseball amateur draft.   Good luck, Tony.


If you watched the Tony Awards on Sunday night, you saw a couple of other Trentonians who have done pretty well for themselves.   Richard Kind, who was born in Trenton in 1956, was nominated for the first time for a Tony for his role as Marcus Hoff in The Big Knife.   He didn’t win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, but it’s another feather in the cap of the Pennsbury High grad.

Another Trentonian, Judith Light, was honored with her second straight Tony, winning the Featured Actress Award for her role in “The Assembled Parties”.  Last year she won for “Other Desert Cities”.   

Not a bad week for a few people who once called Trenton home.


A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting another who fits in that category.   Back in 1999, when I first scanned the pictures on the wall at the JCC and really sowed the seeds that have brought me to this point in recalling the history of Trenton, I first heard the name, Scotty Mosovich.  Both Muriel and Ben Olinsky mentioned his name.  That’s understandable, because they both credited Scotty with introducing them on a basketball court at the old YMHA.  Scotty was the Athletic Director at the YMHA in the late 40’s and Muriel was a student at Rider.  When Muriel beat Ben at a free throw contest, he knew he had met  “The One”.   Well, a couple of weeks ago, Scotty’s daughter, Jill, returned to the area for the first time in 25 years.   Jill has been follwing the  Project on our Facebook page and let me know that she was going to be visiting with her cousin, Ken Mack.   I had a limited amount of time but was able to meet Jill, Ken and Michael Goodman, who's family owned Kohn's Bakery on Market Street.    Jill showed me some of her family history records and I showed her a picture, which brought back a flood of memories.