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Joseph’s Flashback: Our house was partially empty for years before we bought it!

Since 1971, my grandparents, my three uncles, my mother Susan Pratt, who is one of my blog’s followers, and myself have lived in a one-story white house on National Hill.  For safety reasons, I will not reveal the house’s exact location.  For the past 49 years now, all seven of us have lived in that house at one time or another.  My uncles all lived in that house until around the mid 1980s … and, then, my mother would stay in the white house until around the year 2000 or so.  For most of my 34-year life, I have called that white house my home.  Of course, my grandparents have been in that house for 49 years.  Most of the rooms in our houses are in the same locations to this day, but two of those rooms are somewhat different.  My bedroom is my mother’s old bedroom from the time that she was a young girl … and my three uncles all slept in the room that is now my “computer room.”  My mother called that room hers while she lived there as a young adult.  You may say that my “computer room” is an “extension” of my bedroom.

Well, today, I’m going to tell you about our house’s earliest years, before we moved into it.  Our house was completely built at some point in the 1950s, but it was not completely occupied for a number of years.  The house was originally built by John Danesky, who passed away in 2003.  John was the brother of my aunt, Pauline Danesky … and they lived next door to us for many years.  The house was originally built for John and Pauline’s mother, Mary Danesky, but she turned it down.  For a number of years, several members of the Danesky family were living in what is now our basement … and the main floor of our house was still empty!  In fact, until we came along in 1971, there was nothing on the main floor of our house … and there was no staircase, which would eventually go from our basement’s door to our front porch.  You can see proof of that in the four photos of our house, which are from the mid 1950s.  I would also like to thank members of the Danesky family for snapping those photos more than 60 years ago.

As you can see here, it’s always nice to learn about some neat things about the history of one’s house, especially when it’s your own house.  You just never know what kinds of stories you may hear about your own home.  Our house was built in the 1950s … and it has changed somewhat considerably for more than 60 years … and, in 1971, my relatives came here and the rest is history.

I hope you guys enjoyed hearing the story of our house’s earliest days.  I have done this in the “Joseph’s Flashback” feature two times in the past … and, today, I wanted to go a little bit more in depth about our house’s earliest days.  I really like this house a lot!

Tomorrow, I will write my 1,350th blog post down … and it will be about a jacket.  You’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out which jacket I’ll be talking about.

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Joseph Still Has A Classy Chaps Button-Down Shirt One Year Later!

I have owned my plaid long-sleeve button-down shirt from Chaps for just over one year … and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, has one as well.  The shirt has several colors on it, including white, blue, pink and purple.  There is a front pocket on the shirt … and the Chaps logo is easily visible on the pocket.  I bought the shirts for me and Thomas at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville last March.  We both like these shirts a lot … and we have worn them several times since I bought them last year.

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I have owned this plaid long-sleeve button-down shirt from Chaps for just over one year now. I bought the shirt at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville in March of 2019. The shirt has a front pocket with the Chaps logo on it … and the colors that are on the shirt are white, blue, pink and purple.

As I said at the beginning of this blog post, I also bought this shirt for Thomas Papakie at T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods in Bridgeville last March.  He likes it as much as I do.  Not long after I bought the shirts, me and Thomas wore them for a few minutes before I went to bed one evening.

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On March 20, 2019, me and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, wore our plaid long-sleeved button-down shirts with class in my “computer room.” The shirts go nicely with jeans, shorts and dress pants … and they may sometimes go with lounge pants also.

As you can see here, me and Thomas both like our plaid Chaps button-down shirts a lot.  As I wrap up the blog post, I would like you to see me and him wearing our shirts from last March until the present day.

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Joseph is still “super” three years later!

Three years ago today, I got my grey Superman T-shirt … and I’ve worn it many times over the past three years.  I usually wear it with blue jeans and nice shorts, but I may have worn it with dress pants and white jeans as well.  No matter how I wear it, I always wear it with class.  I may wear it with sweatpants or gym shorts in the future.

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I have owned this grey Superman T-shirt for three years … and I’ve worn it many times over the years. I have worn it with white jeans, dress pants, blue jeans and nice shorts … and, in the future, I may also wear it with sweatpants and gym shorts.

Me, and my neighbor, Michael Spicer, have worn our grey Superman shirts many times over the past three years.

Thomas Papakie, who is one of my uncles, was able to wear the grey Superman T-shirt with me back in December of 2018.  We both wore them with class back then.

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On December 22, 2018, me and Thomas Papakie wore the grey Superman shirts with class. In this case, he’s a “super” uncle.

I still like my grey Superman shirt a lot … and I hope you guys do also.

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Joseph’s Nike Air Jacket

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you some chances to revisit some of my past blog posts … and, during the month of July, I will give you chances to revisit blog posts from my blog’s fifth year. Today, I’d like to talk about a post from December of 2018 … and it’s entitled “Joseph’s Nike Air Jacket.”

Now, I got the black and white Nike Air jacket as a Christmas present back in December of 2018. My mother bought it for me on eBay more than two months earlier. I had to keep it hidden until Christmas Day … and it was hard for me to do so. I was able to wait more than two months before I could wear the jacket full time. I really like the jacket and I will wear it many times in the future. My friend, Shawn Landy, has this jacket … and, my uncle, Thomas Papakie, also has this jacket. I bought the jacket for my uncle as a Christmas present just weeks after I got mine in the mail … and we were both able to wear them with class on Christmas Day. Since we got our jackets, we’ve worn them several times … and I’m still talking some of my friends and my other relatives into buying this jacket as well. In fact, I may buy it for one of my relatives in the near future. It’s that classy. I still like this jacket today.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around July 10th in previous years …
Which one of these five teas should Joseph drink? (July 11, 2018)
Blog Post Number 675 (July 10, 2017)
Meet Mr. Classy’s Stand-In (Part 1) (July 11, 2016)
The morning was sunny … and foggy! (July 11, 2015)
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: Joseph’s New Classy Jacket (July 12, 2018)

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A few weeks ago, my mother bought me a black and white Nike Air jacket on eBay.  I kept it hidden from the middle of October until Christmas Day … and, then, on that day, I would start wearing it full time.  I like the jacket a lot and I plan on wearing it many times in 2019.

IMG_20181227_122010127 This is Joseph’s black and white Nike Air jacket.

Just before Christmas, I was able to get that jacket for my uncle, Thomas Papakie, and he likes it as much as I do.  We wore them with class on Christmas evening in 2018.  Do we look like twins in them?

Joseph’s friend, Shawn Landy, who went to South Fayette High School with him in the 2000s, has the Nike Air jacket also … and he also wears it with class.

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You are seeing double today … sort of!

During the second half of my blog’s fifth year, I am giving you a chance to revisit some of my past blog posts.

Today, I’m going to show you the last blog post that I wrote down during my blog’s first year. In the blog post, me and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, were wearing our tan-colored shorts and our black Nike Pro Combat T-shirts. The shirts were very classy … and we were able to wear them for a while just one day before I wrote that blog post. After I wrote the blog post down, I celebrated my blog’s first year by giving you some statistics about my blog … and I would be able to do it in several of my blog posts every August as I prepare to celebrate my blog’s anniversary. Of course, I would celebrate my blog’s actual anniversary on August 24th of every year by giving you a fantastic blog post, thanking people for supporting my blog every step of the way.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around March 27th in previous years …
Guess who’s turning 75 today? (March 27, 2018)
My blog has now been viewed 2,500 times! (March 28, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 26th Year On Earth (March 27, 2016)
I bought a new Pirates shirt at Giant Eagle this week! (March 27, 2015)
The leaves are back on the trees again! (March 29, 2016)

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On August 14, 2015, me and Thomas Papakie wore our black Nike shirts and our tan-colored shorts in front of our relatives. On August 14, 2015, me and Thomas Papakie wore our black Nike shirts and our tan-colored shorts in front of our relatives.

Yesterday afternoon, me and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, wore our black Nike shirts and our tan-colored shorts in front of our relatives.  At first, I was reluctant, but then I decided to allow me and my uncle to wear our outfits for several minutes yesterday afternoon.  Yes, he likes the outfit as much as I do.

Also … before I wrap up this blog post, I have two announcements to make … and it’s a good one.  On August 24th, my blog turns one year old … and next week, I will begin to celebrate my blog’s first anniversary by talking about some interesting things about it.  Also … on the 24th, I will write an exciting blog post in honor of this special occasion.

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How to wear button-down shirts and jackets with class

On March 20, 2019, just over two hours after Spring officially started, me and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, were able to wear both the Chaps plaid button-down shirts and the Nike Air jackets.  I purchased the shirts for me and my uncle at T.J. Maxx just last Friday … and we both got our Nike Air jackets for Christmas nearly three months ago.

Now, on Christmas night in 2018, me and Thomas wore the black and white Nike Air jackets in front of our relatives … and, last night, we were able to wear them for a few brief moments in my “computer room.”  Yes, as you might have guessed, we were able to wear them with class.  The jackets go nicely with either jeans, dress pants or shorts … and, in some cases, they may go nicely with either gym shorts or lounge pants.

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On March 20, 2019, just hours after Spring officially started, me and Thomas Papakie were able to wear the black and white Nike Air jackets with class. The jackets go nicely with either dress pants, jeans or shorts … and they sometimes go nicely with either lounge pants or gym shorts.

As I said at the beginning of this blog post, me and Thomas wore the black and white Nike Air jackets and the plaid button-down Chaps shirts here in my “computer room” for a few moments last night, just over two hours after we said hello to Spring.

As you can see, we were both able to wear both of these items with class … and we may do that again at some point in the future.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around March 22nd in previous years …
The seasons got mixed up this week! (March 21, 2018)
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: An unexpected gift (March 23, 2017)
What season is this again? (March 22, 2016)
I would like to ask you a question about mattresses today! (March 22, 2015)
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s Clothes Hangers (March 23, 2018)

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Joseph is still “super” two years later!

Two years ago, I got my grey Superman shirt … and I’ve worn it several times since I got it.  I’ve worn it mainly with jeans, but I will try to wear it with shorts and dress pants later this year as well.

I have been able to wear my grey Superman shirt with class a few times over the past two years.

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Me and Michael Spicer, who is both my neighbor and my friend, have both been able to wear the grey Superman shirts with class a few times over the past two years.

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In December of 2018, me and my uncle, Thomas Papakie, wore the grey Superman shirts with class.

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On December 22, 2018, me and Thomas Papakie wore the grey Superman shirts with class. In this case, he’s a “super” uncle.

I hope you guys still like the grey Superman shirt as much as I still like my shirt.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around February 23rd in previous years …
Joseph is still “super” one year later! (February 24, 2018)
My foam mattress has officially left our home (February 23, 2017)
My smartphone-free weekend (February 23, 2016)
An unexpected gift (February 23, 2015)
Blog Post Number 825 (February 25, 2018)

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Blog Post Number 1,050 Is About My “Super” Uncle

I will not be using my computer until Saturday, February 2nd.  I will try to give you guys some terrific blog posts while I give my computer a break this week.

Today, I’m writing my 1,050th blog post on my blog … and it will be about my “super” uncle, whose name is Thomas Papakie.  I’m calling him a “super” uncle because he has a grey Superman shirt , just like I do.  We were able to wear them with class right before Christmas in 2018.

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On December 22, 2018, me and Thomas Papakie wore the grey Superman shirts with class. In this case, he’s a “super” uncle.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around January 28th in previous years …
It happened on August 24, 2014! (Part 1) (January 29, 2018)
Goodbye, Pauline Danesky (January 27, 2017)
Say hello to Old Man Winter (Part 3) (January 28, 2016)
My leather jacket (January 28, 2015)
Say hello to Old Man Winter (Part 2) (January 27, 2016)

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For February 2019

February is almost here … and I will be giving you some more terrific blog posts during that month.  Of course, in honor of my blog’s fifth year, I will give you some surprises throughout February.

I will be writing my 1,050th blog posts as we approach February.  It will be entitled “Blog Post Number 1,050 Is About My ‘Super’ Uncle.”  It will obviously be about one of my uncles … and I can’t tell you who it will be about yet.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Remembering Piglet Four Years Later.”  It has almost been four year since my bulldog, Piglet, passed away at the age of 12.  I will talk about the event in a blog post on February 12th.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Please Say Hello To Mr. Classy’s Cousin, ‘Mr. Retro!'”  I can’t give you too much information about him yet, but I can tell you that “Mr. Retro” will be full of class.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph is still ‘super” two years later!”  I have owned my grey Superman shirt for almost two years … and, in the blog post, I will tell you why the shirt makes me a “super” person at times.

I will also use my blog’s features in February.  Let me tell you how I’ll be using them this time …
Joseph’s Flashback-Joseph once went to Avella
Joseph Has A Question For You-How should I wear my Nike Air jacket?
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace-Decaf Teas For Joseph
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post-Joseph’s 1,000th Blog Post

I hope you will check out at least one of my blog posts in February.  One of them may catch your eye.  Enjoy your day!

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around January 22nd in previous years …
Joseph’s New Pajamas (January 23, 2018)
Joseph is rooting for two teams again! (January 22, 2017)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 17th Year On Earth (January 24, 2016)
This is my 50th blog post! Let’s make it an interesting one, shall we? (January 22, 2015)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For February 2018 (January 23, 2018)

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Happy 50th Birthday, James Papakie!

Today, I would like to wish one of my uncles a happy 50th birthday … and his name is James Papakie.  He’s a terrific relative and a terrific friend.  I see him a few times a year.

Here’s a little known fact … whenever I was born in May of 1986, Jimmy was not a high school graduate yet.  He would graduate from South Fayette High School a few weeks later.

I’d like to show you a photo of my uncle from the 1980s.  Happy 50th birthday, James Papakie!

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Today, my uncle, James Papakie, is 50 years old. The photo that I’m showing you in this blog post is from the 1980s.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around September 5th in previous years …
Pleased To Meet You, Bill (September 5, 2017)
I first got Lyme disease three months ago! (September 5, 2016)
How many pillows should I put on my bed? (September 4, 2015)
Dressing casually … sort of (September 6, 2014)
What will Joseph talk about in September? (September 1, 2016)