What's New Here on the Peek? 

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

The Stolen Goggles - Republished for April, 2019 - Mainline Papers and Morrison's Cove Herald

Rubbing Elbows  - from the "Rubbing Elbows" section of the Altoona Mirror, Sunday, March, 10, 2019

A Father's Way To Manage A Sick Kid  for the March Editions of the Cover Herald and the Mainline Papers of Cambria County.  

Costanza and Creed at Sheetz  - For the Mainline Papers of Cambria County and the Morrison Cove Herald of Martinsburg, PA - February, 2019. 

Birds, Bees and Frogs - re-run in local papers in January, 2019 A good chuckle regarding my poor mom.  

Have A Merry Christmas Anyway - for the Mainline Papers and the Morrison Cove Herald, December, 2018

The Winning Ways of Don Bailey - republished due to the announcement of Coach Bailey's retirement as Head Football Coach at Forest Hills High School. For the Mainline Papers of Cambria County and the Altoona Mirror. 

Saved by the Belle - for Mainline Papers of Cambria County and the Cove Herald of Blair County, Nov. 2018


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