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06/10/19 09:29 PM #65    


Janet Belkowski (MacCrindle)

Hey fellow classmate of 1961. Looking forward in purchasing your newly written book. Wonderful to know that you have written one,much luck and success to you. Do you remember living across the street from my grandparents (Belkowski) on 38th street? Your house was the first behind the 38th street school, am I correct? Sure hope so! Again congrats on writting, nice to know someone from Beaver Falls and our class has such a sucess under his belt. The best of luck Gary, God bless and be safe. Next reunion be there and sign my book.

06/11/19 02:08 PM #66    


Gary Moore

Your memory is good, Janet, and I remember your grandparents across the street.  And I remember you, too, but to tell you the truth I never connected you -- from school -- with them -- from neighborhood life.  Sometimes I'm not that quick.  Was Louis your cousin?  Thanks for you kind wishes about my book.  I hope you enjoy it!

07/02/19 11:48 AM #67    


Janet Belkowski (MacCrindle)

Hi Gary, Louis was my brother, it will be five years that he passed away, really miss him, we were really close. Hope book sales are good, picking mine up next week and looking forward to it. Take care.....




07/03/19 01:24 PM #68    


Gary Moore

Janet, I'm happy to hear you'll give my book a try, but I'm sorry to hear we lost Louis. He was a good one.  I remember when he was living across the street from us on 3rd Avenue, we must have been in our twenties or so, and we had some cold bottles of beer and couldn't open them.  Louis went to his car and got the jack out and came back across the street to the schoolyard with his big stand-up jack saying, "Polish bottle opener!"  Thing worked like a dream!  That man was smart and imaginative, with a great sense of fun.  RIP.  

07/05/19 09:48 AM #69    


Joan Vasas (Verner)

Gary:   Love that story about the "Polish Bottle Opener".    Joan Verner

07/11/19 11:00 PM #70    


Bernie Pokropski (Cymbor)

I just finished reading ABE AND ANN by our classmate Gary Moore.  I especially liked the parts when Abe and Ann are teasing each other with songs and poems by John Keats and Lord Byron.  The reader gets insights into what the characters are really thinking. Ingenious!  I hated when the book ended.  How about a sequel with Abe and Mary Todd, Gary?  Bernie Pokropski Cymbor

07/12/19 04:58 PM #71    


Gary Moore

Hey, Bernie!  I'm glad to hear you enjoyed my novel.  You praised it with some of an author's favorite words when you said you didn't want the book to end.  Geez, does an author love to hear that!  You're not alone in appreciating the way Abe and Ann talk together, bantering and testing each other and showing and sometimes not showing what they're really like. I guess dialogue is my favorite part of writing and why I wrote plays for many years.  Maybe I'll write my next novel in dialogue!  But not with Mary Todd.  I have a lot of compassion for that woman, but I wouldn't invite her on the of three or four year road trip that is writing a novel.       

07/12/19 09:10 PM #72    


Bernie Pokropski (Cymbor)

Hi Gary,  Are you planning another book?  Are your plays published?  I thought ABE AND ANN was fantastic.  I'd like to read more of what you have written.  Bernie

07/14/19 03:17 PM #73    


Gary Moore

Bernie, I'm playing with several new novel ideas but one hasn't moved in yet to take over my life.  In the meanwhile I'm going to put some effort into turning ABE & ANN into a film and an opera.  As for my plays, they're not published (yet, he thought)  but if you give me your email -- here in the forum or mail it to my email -- hisburningprogress@mail.com -- I can attach the manuscript of one for you to read. 

07/18/19 10:00 PM #74    


Bernie Pokropski (Cymbor)

Sure, Gary.  I would love to read one of your plays if you are willing to email it to me.  waybern2@comcast.net  Bernie

07/19/19 12:44 PM #75    


Gary Moore

Great.  I'm in transit now to promote my novel but will get that play off to you before long.

07/30/19 09:41 PM #76    


Bernie Pokropski (Cymbor)

I enjoyed the play immensely, Gary.  Sure took me back to the 60's when steel was king.  I also remember JFK and all the hoopla which I had forgotten.  You are a natural born writer!  Excellent script which can be rapped.  You are a genius!  Bernie Cymbor

08/01/19 01:37 PM #77    


Gary Moore

A genius, eh?  I want you to be my sole authorized reviewer for The New York Times.

Glad you enjoyed my play.  I tried to produce it in Beaver Falls in what used to be our high schooll theater, but the Superintendent kept me from getting the use of the theater by saying it was busy the night I wanted it.  A friend drove by when that nght came and there was not a soul in sight.  NIce example for the young.

08/02/19 11:04 AM #78    


Bernie Pokropski (Cymbor)

Hi Gary,  There was one, small risque (accent over the e) part in the play.  Maybe if you had taken that out, the superintenden would have agreed.  Otherwise, the students would have enjoyed and appreciated the plot especially because it is rapped.  I thought it was very clever that you had the girl as a pool expert rather than a sex trafficker. How could he object to that?  Bernie 

10/11/19 08:12 PM #79    


Janet Belkowski (MacCrindle)

Gary, Was very impressed with your book "Abe & Ann. Well written and a great love story of a President remembered. WOW, what a accomplishment you have made. Enjoyed reading it very much and knowing I graduated with a star thats even better. Wishing you much success in your journey of writing and all other ventures you partake in, Your talent is far above. Take care and God bless fellow classmate.


10/12/19 01:14 PM #80    


Gary Moore

Janet, thanks so much for reaching out with your feedback. A writer needs all of that he can get.  It's been very hard to get the book reviewed or written about in the press, so word of mouth seems to be the main way my book is getting around.  I'm thinking of sending out a mailing asking people who enjoyed it to buy it for somebody for Christmas.  Ah well, one reader told me the book will catch on slowly and I'll be famous after I die.  I said that really gives me something to look forward to! 

But seriously, thanks for buying and reading my book.  I've been honored to have the support of my classmates!

10/14/19 09:48 AM #81    

Yvonne Allen (Allison)

Hi Gary,

I too am looking forward to buying/reading your book. Remembering your many talents when we in high school i'm certain it's stellar.

I'm in the midst of writing my memoir for my grand children.

Hope all is well...


10/15/19 01:29 PM #82    


Gary Moore

Thanks, Yvonne.  I hope you enjoy my novel. 

Talk about talents in high school!  You had so much class it made my day if you talked with me.  I bet your memoirs are fascinating.  Please let me read them if they ever want new eyes.

10/16/19 04:10 PM #83    

Yvonne Allen (Allison)

What a compliment! You made my day and of course I would be HONORED for you to read it!

02/01/20 12:46 PM #84    


Carol Stewart (Mitchell)

Gary: I have enjoyed reading the messages of class mates who have read your book Abe & Ann and I had lunch with Suzie (Starr) Williamson yesterday and she said she had bought the book and was looking forward to reading it

I went on Amazon and happy to say they said there were only 7 left to order and I don't usually spend this much for a book but I hit the order button and spent  $16.92 just to say I knew the author when he went to High school with me !!!

Amazon also offered a long description of "the author" which I enjoyed reading and I will post my review of the book after I read it in the next couple of weeks

Suzie and I would like to actually visit with you again some time.  Russell Greata has been doing a great job of keeping us connected.  Hope you can make one of our reunions.  Congratulations on accomplishing an amazing goal.

02/02/20 12:17 PM #85    


Gary Moore

Carol -- now you've got me nervous, hoping you'll feel my book turns out to be worth paying full freight for.  I've love to hear from you and Susie what works for you in the book and what doesn't.  I'm working on a new novel now, and your feedback on my first might help my second be better.  The new book is a kind of woman's liberation novel, but set in 1850, when just for a woman to have a career as a dancer -- yes, my tutu friend -- meant crossing many conventioanl boundaries.

And I wish you well on your Florida experiment and hope the universe throws those new friends your way.  I'll have to look at the location of Melbourne.  I'm thinking of moving to Florida myself, specifically the towns of Gulfport and Dunedin, near my two brothers in the St. Pete area.  BTW, do you know who's an avid pickle ball player in  Florida (Delray Beach)?  Jay Gordon.  Yes, I too hope I can see you at the next reuinion, especially if you're bringing your tutu!   

03/31/20 12:45 PM #86    


Peggy Collins (Brown)

I hope all of my classmates stay safe during this crisis. I know you know we are at the age that is vunerable to get it.I have been staying in especially since our Governor has shut down most places in Ohio.Be safe, and I hope to be able to attend our next reunion whenever we can have it.


Peggy A. (Collins) Brown

05/17/20 11:37 AM #87    


Carol Stewart (Mitchell)

Gary: On March 11,   I left for  South Africa on planned safari trip and it was terminated on March 16 due to Corona Virus and then my grils wanted me to quarantine in Pa.  I rent a house in Lake Latonka so I flew there on March 18 and was held captive in Pa until May 11, when I finally was able to fly back to Florida.  The book Abe & Ann was left in Florida so the first thing I did was read your book.  I talked to Susie and she had read your book and both of us were so impressed and we loved telling people we "knew" the author.

Good for you Gary and let us know when you decide to move back to Florida.


05/18/20 04:54 PM #88    


Gary Moore

Carol -- My O my did that Corona Virus push you around!  But I'm happy you landed well despite the exposure of several flights, and  I enjoy the thought of your curling up with my book when you got back to some refuge.  And I'm super happy too that you and Suzie enjoyed my offering.  I look forward to talking with you about it the next time I get to Florida.  I have a trip there planned for next April.  Let's see what the almighty virus has to say about that!   Stay safe and keep your tutu swaying!

09/22/20 02:15 PM #89    

Judith Abraham

Happy Birthday Russell ... may you continue to be surrounded with all that has meaning and a few yuks along the way.


Judith Abraham

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