Category Archives: St. Shotts Connection

A Moment In Time: The Nemecs and Aunt Mary Visited Finlay’s U-Pick

    I found this photo of Aunt Mary Myrick, my father and his cousin Mary Nemec, when they visited Dad in Pasadena.Mary’s husband, Tom, was the chauffeur and photographer, and he often spoke to me about the visit they made … Continue reading

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A Couple In Love With Life

Spending Time With Uncle Gerald and Aunt Lill   As a young girl it must have been extra special for me to be able to remember all the weeks I spent visiting my uncle and aunt in Deer Lake. They were … Continue reading

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Putting Together A Book Or Two!

Having self-published one book at great expense to myself, I am currently trying to find a publisher or company to help with two Come Home Year productions. More expensive doesn’t necessarily equate to better, in my books! The first book will … Continue reading

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Your Paper Calendar, A Handy Tool

I say this tongue in cheek, as I am just as guilty as the next one in not doing what I’m suggesting you do!  There are calendars on my phone and laptop, but I’ve rarely used them except for very important appointments. … Continue reading

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I’m Blue Navy Blue, I’m as Blue as I can be…

cause my steady boy said “Ship ahoy” and joined the naa…ya…vee! There seems to be a nautical theme in my life at the moment. Thinking back to one of the first songs that I recall this one is up there … Continue reading

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Uncle Gerald’s Sense of Humour or The Gerald S. Doyle Bulletin

      One time Albert and Gerald had a contract with Bowaters to shoot wood down into the water, and it was a difficult job. It couldn’t be done in the winter time because of the ice. So it … Continue reading

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Seeking His Fortune- Written by Mary Molloy(nee O’Neill)

It was the year of 1944. At the time Albert Finlay was about 15 years old, nearly two years older than me. He was a very hardworking young man and like all young men would like to have his own money. … 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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How Did We Handle Ailments Back Then

I was trying to remember when we went to a doctor years ago, when I grew up in Pasadena. I only remember one time actually going to see a doctor.  I had stomach pain for several days, and Dad,not Mom, took … Continue reading

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How far from our nest have we flown?

  Deserted bird’s nest Yes, I’m in a sentimental mood today.  I’m thinking about all the friends or acquaintances from my hometown of Pasadena. Where have they all gone? How far from our hometown have we flown? I got on … Continue reading

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