“..Philly was a great city to grow up and live in but no more...”
Same here. Olney was a nice place for a while. WWII and Korea War vets coming home and raising kids, little factories and small businesses to work in, Sears on the Boulevard supplied work for teenagers...
It was a nice place, the only exception being Olney High School in the late 70s/80s - morons bussed in from the “oppressed” parts of the city, and racial troubles started, coupled with the drug dealers that followed them.
Ghetto now. Typical “Obamaville” and a perfect example of Dem control for generation after generation.
Dad was born - literally - in his house on Chandler St. in Fox Chase and graduated from Olney in the ‘40s. He was an avid hunter and hunted regularly in the fields and woods where Jeanes Hospital now stands. Back then, when people saw a 12-year-old walking down the street with a shotgun over his shoulder, they smiled and waved.
My Father and my older Brother attended St Henry’s. We lived at 9th and Courtland, moved from their in 1975 - it was getting bad by then.