Oct 21, 2011

A Step Daughter

The young bride pictured is not my step daughter, but she is a daughter of the steps. In addition to choosing the steps at Fountain Park for her wedding pictures, she also helped to dig out and recover the steps at the Boat Landing, in Lehigh Parkway. Although it is wonderful that a young person appreciates the WPA structures, I wish that the Mayor, Park Director and Trexler Trust shared her love of Allentown history and values. Next week, the Park Department, funded by the Trexler Trust, moves forward with their Path Plan. The money they spend on new, unnecessary macadam paths could restore the irreplaceable WPA icons.

6 comments:

steelbreast said...

great picture--I am sure as this picture was being taken the groom was pondering the wisdom of Franklin Roosevelt in creating the WPA. Seriously, thanks Molovinsky for your continued advocacy for these local treasures.

lady Macbeth said...

great work! keep at it!

an old dutchman said...

people still get married????

Anonymous said...

Blacktop the Parkway's paths is a perfect way to handle taxpayer dollars; a little like solar panels.
With at least four to five floods a year, the surfaces sooner-than-later will chip, flake, and attractively wash along the stream, just in time for the next year's tax dollar-funded expenditure.

Anonymous said...

I do not understand. Why do all the people who post here know how to spend tax dollars wisely yet none of them run for office?

Natalie Rose said...

I am that "young bride" and in addition to the picture on the steps, I was seen in the bandshell in West Park, and the monument on 7th and Hamilton, which was the best shot by the way. Less than 2 weeks after I was married in 2009 I helped clean the boat landing in the Parkway.
I am a self proclaimed "Allentown's biggest cheerleader" and can agree that no coat of paint (arena) can cover up the rust in this town.
And it's a real shame that the mayor can't live up to what someone 20 years younger than him does. A girl especially. How embarassing is that!?!