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December 10, 2012

George D. Gulash | Made for memories

— “In the late 1960s, my father, George D. Gulash, a laborer for Bethlehem Steel, was laid off for periods of time,” wrote the Rev. George M. Gulash, pastor of SS. Cyril & Methodius Church in Windber. “To keep himself occupied, he would create structures out of anything he could get his hands on. A doll’s house he made for my sister was complete with ‘light bulbs’ carved out of pieces of chalk! The picture is of a stable with an ‘extra stable’ handmade by my father. While the figures are ‘store bought’ over 40 years ago, the lantern suspended in the stable as well as the cow seen in the smaller stable were made by my father. He also made a village that continues to be put under my mother Peggy’s Christmas tree. Each one is loosely based on a building belonging to a family member or neighbor or one seen in Windber. The ceramic figures in the village were made by my grandmother in the 1980s while at the Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.

“While these ‘treasures’ have seen better days, they can never be replaced since my father died in 1998. We do repairs only when absolutely necessary.”

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