A few more scouting people from the 50's. Some one will have to help me with the names We were on the Montreal dock looking at some Canadian war ships in the harbour in photo one. I can see Bill Uprichard, Mel Poppe, Bill's Dad, Mr. Uprichard, Gordon McDonald, John Smith and Cliff Barnes. I don't remember any one in group photo two honouring Joe Barnes in the center, and of the group of 5 scouts, Cliff Barnes, Joe Barnes and Harold Rye are the only ones I can recall in photo three.. Any one have any idea who the others may be?
I' have a few more which were taken on Mt St Hilaire, Richilieu Rive at Fort Chambly, and other places which we would go for hikes etc, which I will send later.
We attended a funeral for Art Jones, (married to my sister Audrey and Lived on Vercheres ) and another for Hans Peets, Father of Peter Peets,( both from the Park). Could not get over how much it had developed and grown older. The Park seemed so much smaller than I remember, and Ville Brossard totally beyond recognition.
We would bike to LaPinniere Road, park our bikes and tromp through farmer's fields half way to Chambly. Or, another alternative was to peddle to La Prairie because they had an outdoor pool there, where for .50 cents you could swim for the after noon before peddling back. It was just 11 miles on a concrete, 2 lane highway with nothing in between. To find wall to wall commercial buildings reinforced with miles of houses left us no land marks for orientation. I think I'd rather keep the visual memories I have of trees, forests. Open fields and dirt roads. Guess that’s what memories are for, right?
Catch you later.
This is truly great memories of GPK and it's people