Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Porch Party at McManus' 50 Years Ago this Summer


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photos courtesy Relic

Thanx to FOSSIL, ROBIN WRIGHT for these pictures from a 1958 Porch Party at the McManus house.

3 comments:

BOB said...

PICTURE #1 - THAT'S OBVIOUSLY A CAPT AL LOOK-ALIKE IN THE PHOTO - THE REAL CAPT AL HAD AN ENORMOUS BEER BELLY FROM DRINKING COUNTLESS CANS OF SCHAFFER & RINGES NORWEGIAN BEER + NUMEROUS BOTTLES OF BELLOWS RESERVE WHISKEY. I REMEMBER THE 2ND SUMMER I WORKED AS A DECKHAND FOR HIM - HE'D KNOWN MY FAMILY AT THIS TIME FOR NEARLY 10 YEARS. SOMEONE, ASKED HIM - "WHAT'S BEAVERS REAL NAME?" TO WHICH HE RESPONDED "AS FAR AS I KNOW IT'S BEAVER" HE WAS A TRULY UNIQUE CHARACTER(AND I MEAN THAT IN TERMS OF THE UTMOST RESPECT), THE LIKES OF WHICH WE WILL SADLY NEVER SEE AGAIN.

cosmo said...

Now ater all the abuse I have taken from Beaver, I surely could have a field day with the prior post, but my utmost respect for hi, as well as any reciprocopal comments he may post about me, leave me speachless at this time.

Richardinhingham said...

Gee, a party on the McManus deck. With my uncle George! He was rarely seen in Saltaire much after this...but he looks quite at home in this picture. THANKS for posting them--I suspect that if all the pictures of parties on that deck were posted on the Blog there would be no room for anything else!