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)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Thank goodness for....

Mrs. Mina

So we couldn’t figure out why a recently discovered antique post card shows the O’Shea, LeMay and Weinlandt houses in the distance behind the post office. We thought: shouldn’t that view be looking directly north toward the bay and not toward northeast. ???? (See our April 17 posting)

Word gets back to Mrs. Peggy Mina (nee McQuillan) that we are stumped.

Comes her observation that the post office, before there was a Village Hall, was on Broadway facing west.

How does she know? She remembers. From the 1930’s or thereabouts. And she tells us about it. This we like.

But we would love people with recollections from the 1970s, 1980’s 1990s and 2000’s to forward their recollections, just like Mrs. Mina (with a little help from the Captain) does from time to time. Stories don’t have to be old. Just good. Let’s hear more from more people in this upcoming season.

And thanx, Ms. McQuillan/Mina.


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