Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Pat Daly, VCH 1962
Just heard about this site and it looks like fun. I graduated VCH in 1962 and hung out at Dawson's during high school when Gordie Martineau was our dance DJ. Grew up on Manning Avenue with Joyce McCallum, Margaret Ann Moore and Vivian Mallin - still friends since we were 6. I've lived in B.C. for 35 years, married with 1 son and 4 step children. My husband and I are both retired.
I remember a lot of the things people have mentioned in their postings but haven't noticed any mention of Frankie's. When we were in grades 8 to 10 we used to stop there (Bannantyne and Woodland) on the way home from St. Willi's for fries with gravy and a coke. No calorie counting in those days! VCH opened for our last year of high school but before that it was that long walk from Willibrord home to Manning, lugging 15 pounds of books in our arms. We'd save our bus money to spend at Frankie's. Last time I was by there it was changed to a hardware store (I think). Doesn't matter though, I still remember it as Frankie's.