Category Archives: St. Shotts Connection

My Famous Relatives On My Mother’s Side

I didn’t know I had any famous relatives in St.John’s when I took off for Memorial University in January of 1973.  Certainly had I known, I would not have spent so many days and nights alone. Also, when I had … Continue reading

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My Father And His Relationship To Money

 I can tell this story only because he is no longer around to read it. He would be none too pleased, to know I was talking about his money. Well, here goes. You need to have a bit of background … Continue reading

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Jiggs Dinner

I first became acquainted with jiggs dinner as a child, but had no idea that’s what it was called until much later in life. For those of you who have no idea what it is, it’s salt beef boiled up with … Continue reading

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Bakeapple Jam and Cream

Have you ever tasted bakeapple jam and real cream?  If you haven’t, you don’t know what you’re missing. Yes, it will probably clog up your arteries and yes, you will pay a pretty price for it, but you can’t die … Continue reading

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Growing Wild Roses

When I moved to St.Shotts in 1978 I wanted to beautify our property with something that would grow with very little effort.  My in-laws had lots of wild roses in front of their house, so I asked if I could … Continue reading

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Remembering Aunt Kitty Joe

Her name was Catherine Finlay(nee Molloy) and she was born on June 6, 1939 in St.Shotts to Alphonsus and Isabel Molloy. She became the wife of Joseph Finlay on November 22, 1962. She became the proud mother of four children, Anne Marie, Joseph, Mary and Paul. … Continue reading

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Marilyn, A Hero Without The Awards

When I was visiting St.Shotts as a child, I nearly drowned and I have a cousin of mine, Marilyn, to thank for saving me. I was around 11 or 12 and I had just learned how to swim. As was the custom … Continue reading

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