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Actually, there's nothing ever really new here on Po's Peek at the Past because the theme naturally is concerned with the past - but the links below will provide visitors with a quick way to see the latest stories written or the latest ones to be published in local papers or magazines.  If you find yourself visiting this site only every-so-often, this page should be the one you seek. Just click on the links below to find each story.   Thanks for your patronage.  Dave "Po" Potchak, site administrator 


Ahoy! It's Captain Dave at the helm Published in the April issue of Hometown Roots Magazine of Central PA and the Cove Herald of Martinsburg, PA 

The Old Stone Foundation - written for the Johnstown Magazine, May 2017 Edition, Arlene Johns, Editor

Sunday Will Never Be The Same - May, 2017-  Re-run, in April, Mainline Papers, and May, Cove Herald Paper 

The Cowbird  - May, 2017 -  reprint permission, Johnstown Magazine, and recently ran in the Mainline Papers of Cambria County. 

Panning for Gold - February 17, 2017 - Master Po does it again.

Now Why Did I Say That?  Due to my 15 month long health woes, I finally felt like writing again. For the Mainline Papers and Cove Herald, Feb., 2017 ***

Uncanny Coincidence or the Potential Power of Prayer -    December, 12, 2016 




















 







My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927
From Left: Son, Steve - Dad, Frank - Mom, Anastasia (Makar) - Sons; John, Mike, Frank, Chuck (Author's Dad) - Twins, Pete & Mary - Daughter, Catherine. Photo taken in Wilmore, PA