George Ashman, the Historical Society acquisitions person, was given an Irving Jelly etching by Connie and Bob Reinhart at the Dec. 12 banquet of the Palmerton Area Historical Society.

He said it was being passed down and has found a permanent home with the society.

Member Mary Beth Beers said when she was a kid it didn't take much to make Christmas.

A dozen oranges were bought from Moony's for 69 cents. A big tree was brought in.

She is collecting Christmas memories for a book to be published.

Some people came to work at the Zinc Company. They saw the park and the snow and stayed.

Peter Kern seems to think everyone has a memory, she said.

They may be given to her or dropped off at the Heritage Center.

The book will be part of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Palmerton.

Jane Borbe, Society president, said, "Talking about memories of long ago, Peter (Kern), tell us about your book."

He said he has postcards from many people but it is not the pictures that are of interest to him. It is the messages on the other side. One from 1910 talks about the old Palmerton Hospital.

The publication date is in the spring.