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Lots to be than…

Lots to be thankful for in 2013 …a healthy family …a peaceful country to live in …amazing extended family and friends …nearly 20 000 views of my blog since I started, along with 98 followers Happy New Year to all … Continue reading

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No Interruptions -It’s time for the rosary!

When the Finlay family was saying the rosary there could be no interruptions If you happened by at that particular time you were expected to get on your knees and join in   I’m not sure how many friends of … Continue reading

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Images Of Pasadena

Strolling up and down Midland Row Families picking baskets of strawberries at the u-pick Enjoying shopping at Gifts of Joy and Frenchies Visualizing couples going to mass at Holy Rosary Church Getting through funeral services at the graveyard Seeing neighbours bringing pots of goulash and … Continue reading

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My Youngest Brother Albert

It’s times like this when I don’t have much to do and it’s Christmas that my mind takes me back in time to when my youngest brother was born. Since he was the baby of our family he got a … Continue reading

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The A-Frame On The Beach

After I left Pasadena I dreamed of some day owning a house or cabin in the area.  I got the opportunity in the mid 80s to do just that. I bought an A-Frame dwelling built by my good friends Alvin … 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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Uncle Billy Connors

He was not my uncle but he was a very close friend He admired my mom and she returned the affection He came to live with us after his wife died He was a comical soul making us laugh so … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoons in 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! … Continue reading

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Joan, Come Here I Have Something To Show You!

First, let me tell you how loved our horse Bud was! Dad spoke gently to him and the whole family loved to feed him and go on rides around the field. Photographs were taken with him standing to one side … 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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