Risk with Janet and Bob in Bob's back yard.
drove down for a visit [She would move in the summer, as would
Sue, Bennie and many others. Dave had 'vanished' in 1975.
The old people were quickly dispersing. To the others I had
seemed to disappear, what with hanging out with Bob, and spending
time drawing and smoking drugs. Sue Essiambre phone me once
to get me to come out, and I wouldn't...during this year I
had wanted to photograph everyone in the setting of their
choice, but nothing ever came of it...].
- 85°F during the day. Janet and I went out to Ste Anne's,
got her from home. She, Bob and I went over to Mike H's and
aunt gave me a ring she bought on her vacation in Mexico.
of Bob and Richard at Bob's
the Northern Lights at Bob's, with him and Janet.
Went with Ralph and Andy to one of the
worst concerts I had ever seen. Joe Cocker was so drunk he
could barely perform. (By the way, the opening act had was
a band from Toronto with Terry Pimm's brother as a member).
interesting point. Until 1996 the date of this concert had
been lost (until the release of the Forum book), yet I had
always placed it in May...
pictures of Bob's cats [which he
to a guy in the lounge who will raise the flags at the Olympics.
up to the intersection of Cartier and the 2&20 about 30
sec after a Bell truck had hit a boy of 17-18 and killed him.
He and a friend had been riding their bikes, and his friend
was in shock...[that accident affected
me. I knew the other boy by sight, and it was plain he was
in deep shock..]. (Note
Mich gave me the Star Trek shirt. We played Risk at Mike H's
in Baie d'Urfé. Bob, Christine [a friend of Bob
and Richard] and Hilory [a loud,
strange girl, she sold bad hash. Once she went down to Alex's
with Gillian (later in the year) and gave them a bad time
Seigniory Park near South West One with Heather, Andy, Louise,
Ralph and Mike. Played soccer (for about 2 minutes)
[at this time, what with smoking and no exercise I was
2005, John Rennie High School held its 50th Anniversary Reunion.
Because of this, many emails passed back and forth containng
memories of Pointe Claire past. One writen by Mark Rehder
on May 4, 2005 went as such:
Ah, it's always fun to look back...
family used to have a copy of a publication (put out by either
the City or the library) that detailed the history and settlement
of the Pointe Claire area. Showed all the old seigneury (sp?)
layouts, the development of the Village, etc. Wish I knew
what happened to it...
grew up at 8 Cedar Ave. a few doors from Cedar Park, and right
across from the former Unitarian Church (moved to Winston
Circle in '73). Our house was the second oldest on the street,
built in 1901, and I remember my dad replacing the old push-button
light switches as they gave out. The family was in the area
from 1952 (I was born in 59) until I moved to T.O. in 84.
remember my Mom's account number at the Royal Bank being only
three digits, since all the account numbers were by branch,
not nationwide, and she opened her account just have the plaza
was built in ther early 50's. The St. John's Rd. / Hwy 20
intersection was a level crossing, as was the 20 and Sources
and the 20 and Cartier (where I recall one of my Cedar Park
classmates getting killed by a truck riding his bike against
Cedar Park I had Mrs. Wallbridge for Gr. 1, Gr. 2 was Miss.
Fisher, Gr. 3 was a young woman whose name I forget (think
she got married in the middle of the year), Gr. 4 I can't
recall, Miss Bishop for Gr. 5, and Miss Gilmour for Gr. 6.
I remember Miss Bishop most of all, as she taught all five
of us over the years! (and that's saying something about longevity,
as there's a 16 year age difference between the youngest and
oldest in my family). One thing I recall about Gr. 4 was that
we sat grouped at tables instead of desks, which was experimental
at the time.
I feel old. hehe
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