Sunday Afternoons in South Brook Park

Picnic Table at South Brook Park

If you saw the Finlay clan on a Sunday

in South Brook Park

you couldn’t miss them!

There were six girls and three boys

and we were dressed up in our Sunday’s best

and we were warned to stay clean!

Tom and Andy were about the same size

so Mom bought the same size and style tops and pants

for them to wear.

She was asked many times “Are they twins?”

She didn’t mind and explained how it was easier to

buy two of each when she had so many to shop for.

Albert was dressed differently as he was the youngest.

The girls would sport little skorts and matching tops,

the cheapest little outfits but cute as buttons

with their best socks and shoes a little older perhaps.

We’d swing in the swings until our arms hurt, run

around all over the park reading all the big signs

and jump on the seasaws in turn.

If it was a hot sunny day we’d eat our picnic lunch first

and then we’d put on our bathing suits and get

in the water, with Mom watching and Dad talking to someone.

After all that running, jumping, laughing,

we’d quickly put on our duds and listen to our parents for our cue to get in the car,

back to our yards for more fun on a fine afternoon.

Our parents seemed mighty proud to display the lot of us

in our best attire on our way back to our house on Midland Row!



Credit: Photos were taken by Sheila Evans of Pasadena, NL  who is now living in

               Alberta; used with her permission


About Newfoundland Traveller

I'm a Newfoundlander with a love of reading, writing and travelling. I've travelled around our province and lived in four provinces of Canada. I love a good book and a good blog. My family means the world to me, and some day I hope to travel to many countries of the world with my husband and sons' families.
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