l to r: Phil Melanson, Gwen Greene, Liz
Bursey, Amy ?, Jane Dempsey, Norma Rowsell.
They don't make
playgrounds like this anymore
Great excitement in Gander townsite when a bear was
killed in our backyard.
Obviously before it was a garden.
Alex Miller with the bear, July 1957.
At the Hop, l to r: ?,?, Pat Shallow, Jon Newhook,
Edith Staples, Laura Fox.
Believe this was a party at
Michal Millar's house
Baseball game on commons of new townsite (note Mingo's
house and George Baker's house top right).
This was the
game where Michal hit a home run, but when she flung the bat
it hit a guy on the head and knocked him out.Who was that guy?
He was rather annoyed!
Michal and Barb as Ganderettes
Michal at 138 Elizabeth Drive wearing pale blue
dress with white collar made by mother of Faye (Lewis) Renaud.
That was when we used starch. It was August and my father had
bought these black suede pumps for my birthday.Didn't really
go with the dress but I did not care as it was my first pair
of heels and I thought I looked very smart indeed!
Marilyn Duffet from St. John's, Phil Melanson, Jane
Dempsey on banks of the river in Grand Falls on the birthday
trip of 1958. Obviously we got the flat tyre
Marg Hawkins on her back lawn at 134 Elizabeth Drive.
Note the difference in the lawn from the photo of Alex with
the bear dated 1957 (we were at 138) where there was only bare
ground behind the houses.
Alex Miller with newfie trout and our dog
Audrey Mingo Gratham and Michal Millar Crowe at the
fair, summer 1957.
Note Audrey's Hunt Memorial Academy
crest and Michal's saddle shoes
Fenton Ramsey, Mike Reid -
and Clarence Lehr in
that fabulous jacket!
Jane Dempsey, Michal Miller and Liz Bursey. After a big
snowfall we tried to walk to the lake but it was too
Jim Simmons and Austen Hiscock
Michal Millar, Liz Bursey hanging out by the abandoned
camp near Gandar Lake. Yes, we were skipping school and had a
wonderful afternoon together smoking!
Phyl Melanson, Fenton Ramsey, Michal Millar
outside my front door and it was my first bike, electric blue
and white which I bought second hand with my baby-sitting
Fenton went to St. Joseph's and his father was a
foreman with Eastern Woodworkers who built the Gander
Michal getting her wings from C/O, June 1959
Phyl, Liz and Jane - playground on new townsite
Phyl Melanson fishing
Roy Rideout and John Malone - so sweet and it was a
(at Tom Austin's?)
Ruth Dwyer and Les Sims have a great dance - not sure
where this took place, maybe Mingo's or Millar's. Obviously
basements weren't finished as they are today - but lots of
room for dancing!
The Klondike Queens - Marcia Bursey, Michal Millar
Crowe, Elizabeth Bursey
Lyons, Toronto, Circa 1985. I
think we may have been at the Ex.
Triumphal arch at
entrance to new townsite in honour of Queen's