Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ten Facts about my Hometown

First Parippany/Troy Hills is not HOME, its where we live until we can make a change  We moved here in 2002 to be closer to family, since then they have all moved away or died.  That worked!!! But there is still some points of interest. I will share with you.

  1. Since 1967, the Vince Lombardi Trophy has been exclusively handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. in Parsippany each year for the winning team of the Super Bowl, as is the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy granted to the winner of the NBA Finals.
  2. The U.S. operations of Cadbury, Starbucks, and  Ricola  are located here.
  3. In the Seinfeld episode The Mom & Pop Store (originally aired on November 17, 1994), Jerry loses his shoes and finds out that they ended up at a garage sale in Parsippany
  4. In the The Karate Kid, Daniel's Uncle Louie is said to be from Parsippany
  5. In the movie The Ex Wesley (Lucian Maisel) states, "So during the school year I live with my mom in New Jersey. And I spend the summer here with my dad. But he's at work all the time, and all my friends live back in Parsippany, so it's pretty gay."
  6. Jane Krakowski (born 1968), actress, best known for her roles on Ally McBeal and 30 Rock and Trop50 commercials.
  7. In 2006, Parsippany-Troy Hills was recognized by Money magazine as the 17th-ranked of the Best Places to Live in the United States
  8. The television show House M.D. shot scenes for multiple episodes at the Greystone Psychiatric Hospital.
  9. Parsippany’s name comes from the Lenni-Lenape Indian word parsipanong, meaning the place where the river winds through the valley.
  10. In the 1920s and 30s, developers dammed the Rockaway River to form Rainbow Lakes, Manor Lake, Lake Hiawatha, Lake Intervale and Lake Parsippany. Those who signed up for a six-month newspaper subscription to The New York Daily Mirror were offered 20-by-100-foot lots on Lake Parsippany for $98.50 apiece

All information gleaned from the computer----its all new to me too!!! 

Our recent snowstorm.


1 comment:

  1. Great to hear from you, Grace! Hope you're (NOT) knitting up a storm.... lol. The Pacific NW has had a few cold spells this year, too, but it only snowed once, for a few hours. I have two shawls OTN .... how about you? :-)