Elena D'Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she currently resides in Butler. She has spent most of her life working for her family at Sheffield Lanes and The Fallout Shelter, where she fixes bowling machines and drinks. You can see more of her photography on her website or follow her on Facebook.
  • I Couldn’t Find a Job Here “I’ve been live in Connecticut, I’ve been there for 18 years. I was in Texas for 16 years.” “Why did you move to Texas?” “I knew someone else moving and I had nothing to do here. I couldn’t find a job here, so I went!” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast […]
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    September 12, 2015
  • I Was Learning to Drive a Stick “How about the time I was learning to drive a stick and you let me borrow your brother’s Mustang?” “Did I let you borrow the car?” “You went with me. Through Ambridge as I tried to learn how to drive a stick. The ’65 Mustang? My brother had a ’65 3-speed Mustang. He loves that type […]
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    September 10, 2015
  • Who the Heck is Carl? “I met him and we were married 4 months, 5 months later. I was his first true girlfriend, ever. We fell in love, it was almost automatic. It was instant.” “It was a dating site, now we’ll be married for 13 years.” “He texted me on the site and said “I’m kinda interested,” so I […]
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    September 8, 2015
  • My Kids Weren’t That Funny “My kids weren’t that funny. I had two girls, they didn’t do nothing wrong! My kids, they were great. Now, my grandson, that’s another story. He’s a bad one. He jumps out of the crib, he bangs his head, he throws stuff into the pool. The funniest thing he does, he imitates me. I have […]
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    September 7, 2015
  • Falling Out of the Car “Him falling out of the car taking me to Sunday school.  He was backing up, he opened up the doors, he wasn’t using the mirrors and he fell out of the car and the car kept going backwards. That was funny. A good memory.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally […]
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    September 6, 2015
  • I Want to Accomplish Something “Work work work work work. I have no fun. Actually, I enjoy work. I want to accomplish something. I probably don’t need to work, we don’t need to work, as much as we do. But when you’re trying to run a small business, it’s almost a non-stop venture. If you want to do a good […]
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    September 4, 2015
  • No Work. No Play. Just Lay on the Beach. “The best place I’ve ever been: Caymans. I’ve been there 5 or 6 times. No work, no play, just lay on the beach. Laying on a hammock on a beach and reading, that’s pretty interesting to me.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to […]
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    September 2, 2015
  • It Sucked for a While “I got pregnant with my daughter when I was 19, had her when I was 20. Got pregnant with my son at 21, had him at 22, was married at 22 and a half. It was a struggle. It sucked for awhile, but we supported each other through all the shit.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is […]
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    August 31, 2015
  • We Have Two Sets of Twins “We named our business Double Deuce Kettle Corn ‘cause we have two sets of twins. Most people find that pretty intriguing.” “Is it difficult, having two sets of twins?” “We don’t really know any different.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she […]
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    July 14, 2015
  • Train Rides are Awesome, Man! “Train rides are AWESOME, man! Beaver County is AWESOME, too! I run a lot of my trains I do in Beaver County.  I do Light Up Night the day after Thanksgiving. We run two of ‘em up there.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed […]
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    July 9, 2015
  • Roxy is a deaf puppy… “Roxy is a deaf puppy and she is 7 weeks old.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she currently resides in Butler. She has spent most of her life working for her family at Sheffield Lanes and The Fallout Shelter, where she […]
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    July 6, 2015
  • I work 16 hours a day… “I’m the owner of Fairoaks Bowling Lanes and I work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she currently resides in Butler. She has spent most of her life working for her family at Sheffield […]
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    July 3, 2015
  • I just got out of school… “How long have you been a chiropractor?” “Since January. I just got out of school; I’m young, I’m fresh, I’m ready to go.” “And he’s cute, too!” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she currently resides in Butler. She has spent most […]
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    June 25, 2015
  • We sell beer and fight fires… “We sell beer and fight fires.  I got 36 years, he got 38.” “39, actually.” “What’s the most memorable fire you ever fought?” “That’s an easy one for me, the Marwood Apartments, in Ambridge. Three people died. He carried one out. That was probably 1986 or ’87. A long time ago. A bad fire.” “What’s […]
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    June 22, 2015
  • We just cook for regular folk… “We just cook for regular folk. Our slogan is ‘Our food is soul good.’ My grandfather started our business, David Gist from Aliquippa.” Elena D’Agostino Elena is a professional photographer and knitting enthusiast originally from Aliquippa and is somewhat ashamed to admit she currently resides in Butler. She has spent most of her life working for […]
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    June 21, 2015