Category Archives: School Memories

Cover Up! Recycling Our Textbooks

Back when we were attending school in the sixties and seventies, you had to buy new books or use second hand ones. Most people would try to get books from a cousin, sibling or neighbour. To keep the books new so … Continue reading

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The TCH Ran Through Our Town

I remember crossing the TCH many times in my young life often several times a day going to school and church walking to the post office and mostly it was mere seconds but it stayed in my memory There was … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day As A Child

  Valentine’s Day was nothing spectacular when I was a child growing up in Pasadena, Newfoundland. In fact I remember getting a large book of valentines that had to be cut out first and then I had to write the names of my … Continue reading

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My Darling Mother Made My Favorite Meal

Chicken soup with dumplings When I lived on Midland Row, we didn’t have much but we had the love of a large family and larger extended family. My mother was the glue that held us all together. She came between … Continue reading

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The Ice Cream of Our Youth

  I was just having a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it tasted so good that it reminded me of those rare ice cream cones we had as children, at Hi Way Diner or South Brook Park.  There wasn’t … Continue reading

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Toutons and Molasses

If you ever go to the Classic Cafe(8a.m.-10p.m.) in St. John’s you will find it on their menu It is considered a traditional Newfoundland dish something you may not find in any other part of Canada In my childhood home it … Continue reading

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Head Lice:The Embarrassment of It All!

I don’t remember much about my school years in Pasadena but one thing I will never forget is the nurse checking my head for lice We were called one at a time to go out to a room near the … Continue reading

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