Monday, November 24, 2008
Received the message about the move, but the link was missing.
Anyhow to make a long story short, i signed in using a new user ID and password.
I used to live on Gordon in between Verdun and Wellington, some of the neighborhood kids were Alice And Margaret Conant, Joey Hunt, George Elkin, Lise Aumais, Gaston Brousseau.
School Friends were Gordie Leonardo, Larry Leonardo, McCarthy, and Ron Leonardo, The Tougas Brothers, Larry Furlong, Dave Stoddard and many more that I just can't remember their names right off the bat.
I visit Montreal/Verdun a few times a year, My Mom is now living in a great senior residential home in Ville Emard, And last year My Brother and I (Ron) sold the family home that Old Grand paw built back in 1997.
I moved from Verdun in December of 1960 and Joined the Navy, Retired in 1980, and settled down in a warmer climate, a small city called Camarillo, about the same size as verdun, but a lot warmer. It located about 45 miles North of Los Angeles.
That's it for Now
Hope to visit the group more often than I used to
Saturday, November 22, 2008
across from Yvette's store.
front of the house. I used to steel plums from the trees at the back of
the house (facing the boardwalk). Those were the best, sweetest and
juiciest plums in the world.
identified as being between 1st and Willibrord insteat of Willibrord and
called it the Richelieu Club House.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
More than 125 Montreal firefighters are still fighting a five-alarm fire that started around 2 a.m. in a commercial building at 1830 Le Ber St. in Pointe St. Charles.
The building, which houses a paper recycling company and has 450,000 square feet of space, partially collapsed on one side Saturday morning.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Linda Minucci owns a restaurant on Hickson and Wellington which would be a great place to meet.
Pass the word on - get in touch - let's see what happens
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
St. Willibrord's Parish, 325 Willibrord St. in Verdun, celebrates its 95th anniversary, the Feast of St. Willibrord and its solemn Hopping Procession at 10:30 a.m. with a special invitation to all friends and former parishioners to attend.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I’m looking for information on Torchy Wharf (Torchie Wharf) and can’t find anything. Maybe it had another name but that is what we called it back when my brother went fishing off it in the fifties.
Does it still exist? How did it get that name?
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thanks, Much appreciated!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I noticed Bruce Milmine is a contributor. We both live in Ottawa. Bruce is married to Marion Snelgrove and we connected for the first time in 47 years. We were next-door neighbours as kids.
I met with a teacher from St. Willibrord, Ms Alice Bundza, about 18 years ago for a reunion. She was living in the state of New York. That information was given to me by another former teacher, Mrs. Berub챕, who I read a few minutes ago, had passed away this summer.
I am on-line friends with Heather Cohen. She used to live on Willibrord near LaSalle Blvd.
I used to go roller-skating on the boardwalk.
On hot summer days, we cooled ourselves by going to the park near the Auditorium and running under the tube sprinkler and drinking small bottles of free cold milk.
I remember the ice storm in the early 60s. I remember a terrible fire on Willibrord that we could see from our back porch.
I remember the fireworks and the parades.
Was there a Detective Kelly at the police station ?
I remember 2 young brothers, who drowned, winters apart. They had been toboganning on the embankement and slid right into the river. They lived on LaSalle Blvd, near the power house.
What a way to connect all the dots. This is a great site for information.
I love seeing the pics and hearing about the old haunts.
I remember Yvette's store across from the police station.
I remember the dump behind the hospital. One year there were tonnes of pineapples that had been dumped there. Yuk. What a place to put a dump!!!
I would love to contact her. My e-mail is email@example.com