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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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A Pasadena Connection to Nunavut

  Map of Nunavut Smiling fisherman with Arctic char catch Many retired Newfoundland teachers go to Nunavut or other northern parts of Canada to teach, once they are finished their thirty years in Newfoundland schools. I was one who did … 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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You’re Shockin’ Stun, Girl!

No, the teacher didn’t say that to me. And I’m not telling ya who the teacher was,but I was at Holy Rosary School and I just couldn’t get division of a number by a two digit number.  You do the Math! I … 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 Dreaded Strap

One day in high school someone put a thumb tack on a chair and our teacher sat down and popped right back up with rage in her eyes ready to murder the student who dared do such a thing to … Continue reading

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The Brother Typewriter

“Please, let me come first so I can get a typewriter,” one of my classmates begged. I shook my head and walked away. Why? Because I wanted that new typewriter for myself. Maybe even back then  writing was in my … Continue reading

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I Can Remember When…

Our teacher gave us love hearts each time we practiced  to show us how to take  the communion host into our mouths My brother nearly got his tongue cut off sliding near Holy Rosary School one cold Winter day  An inspector came … Continue reading

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