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These articles are from another era, written about games in the 1920’s and 30’s. The articles are all about teams with a Saba playing on them, I think they are all about Edward or Phosy Saba, though I haven’t read them all. (click on the article to read them) … Continue reading
Back when Willimantic had more than one team for the various sports. Pictured here are the 1929-30 City Champs, the West-End Basketball team. Alfred Saba is in the back row, 3rd from the Right. Thanks to Mickey Saba for providing this photo.
No family history here, just a piece of history I couldn’t pass by without posting it. The Windham Grill was owned by Stephen G. Chontos and operated by William F. Sledjeski. After a little investigation, this is not the Aero Diner currently located on Rte 6, near Wal-Mart in Willimantic, CT.
Boy I wonder how many pancakes my grandfather, Alfred M. Saba flipped in his lifetime?! (he’s the one on the Left)
Could that be Phosy’s unknown Brother?! No, but it is NBA great Dolph Schayes!! Phosy who also played Professional Basketball for a short while (not sure of the specifics) met Dolph Schayes at the World Fair (Year unknown). You can read more about Dolph Schayes here, here, here or watch him here. Update (7/7/2013): Thanks … Continue reading
This article about the mural in the Willimantic Town Hall was published in March 2010. The article was originally published in Neighbors, a monthly newspaper in Eastern Connecticut. I found it on this site. I have reproduced it (with permission) here so we don’t lose the information. Here is it: The People Parade: A Willimantic … Continue reading
Here is a letter my Father received dated September 6, 1986 from the Town of Windham (Willimantic). As you can see below the Town recognized the contributions of my Grandfather. Truly he was part of the fabric of the Willimantic, part of its history. He helped keep the town alive as a community, something that … Continue reading
I had to post this because this is such a contrast to how things are done today! The invite isn’t all that unusual but definitely classy… Look at the penmanship! Do you know of any 8th grade graduates or high school for that matter that have penmanship like this? What a visual pleasure it makes … Continue reading
Phosy’s Package Store was a fixture in Willimantic just like Alfred’s Saba Cleaner’s. It was a sad day for many when Phosy closed…but regardless Phosy always seemed to be upbeat.