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02/15/21 07:54 PM #413    

 

Dave Medeiros

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What year was this?   Can anyone figure it out?  Year and make of cars?  Mayor (Ed Harrington?) 


02/15/21 09:58 PM #414    

Athena Medeiros (Adams)

Dave, ed Harrington was mayor. We were one of the last classes that marched down William St. this picture has to be in the low 60's. My guess would be 1963-64. Cannot see the cars clear enough to determine what they are.,
Tena Medeiros Adams

02/16/21 07:17 AM #415    

Robert Feingold

Dave,

there is a big hint on the year of the photo. there is a big sign for the YMCA Building Fund Campaign. I will find out what year the YMCA was built and figure that construction began two years before that and the fund raising began two years before that. My recollection was that it opened in 1967 or thereabouts, but not sure. I will find out and post the results. I believe there is a plaque up on the wall that should give us that date.

 


02/16/21 07:21 AM #416    

Robert Feingold

The Plaque on the wall of the Y says the YMCA was opened in 1972. So if the construction took 2 years and the fundraising took 2 years. the year of the photo would have been 1968. But I could be wrong by 6 months for each estimate. So let's say 1968 or 1969.


02/16/21 07:59 AM #417    

Robert Feingold

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Dave,

When you save the photo, the above words appear. 

Apparently, the photo came from Spinner and is says its the Graduation Walk of 1967. 

I recognize Dr Paul Walsh, Superintendent McFaden and Ed Harrington.

Bob


02/16/21 10:52 AM #418    

 

Guiomar Andrade

Hi Dave,

Bob's comment about this picture is correct.  However, the only car that is recognizable is either a 1961 or 62 Chevrolet Impala.  If you recall, I use to drive a 62 Impala to school during our Senior year after my dad made me sell my 57 Chevy to help pay to go to college that fall.  Also, it appears to me that the young woman on the left side in front might be our classmate Chris Izyk Gaspar.


02/16/21 03:35 PM #419    

John Capitao

This photo appears on the NBHS Class of 1967 Reunion Facebook page.

 

 


02/16/21 08:14 PM #420    

David Mesquita

I also recognize my aunt who was on the school committee at that time.  ln fact, she presented me with my diploma at the graduation in '65


02/17/21 02:09 AM #421    

Rosalyn Tabachnik (Schneid)

Dave,  The historical info you send, no matter humorous or serious , brings me back to when life was so much simpler.  Thanks so much for those glorious memories.  Keep them coming.


03/22/21 07:19 PM #422    

David Mesquita

Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed,   honoring the   least evolved   among us.
 
Here is the glorious winner:

1.  When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
 
And now, the honorable mentions:
2.  The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger.. The chef's claim was approved.
 
3.  A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.
 
4.  After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.
 
5.  An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.
 
6.  A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer... $15. (If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?)
 
7.  Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So, he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.
 
8.  As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, “Yes, officer, that's her That's the lady I stole the purse from."
 
9.  The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded cash.  The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast.. The frustrated gunman walked away.
(*A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER)
 
10.  When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had and the
perp had been punished enough!
 
In the interest of bettering mankind, please share these with friends and family.... unless of course one of these individuals by chance is a distant relative or a long lost friend. In that case, be glad they are distant and hope they remain lost.

04/07/21 06:10 PM #423    

 

Dave Medeiros

A bit of history ....

 

He was from New Bedford.

Carney Academy is named for him.


06/03/21 06:56 PM #424    

 

Dave Medeiros

 

 

A video of the 'old' New Bedford High School (Compliments of the Class of '67)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3eNhbnn4A0


06/04/21 07:48 AM #425    

 

James Casey

Dave...great posts here! You may be aware that Carl Cruz, who worked with me in the Trial Court for over 35 years is a direct descendant of Sgt. Carney. He's written about him and several years back he actually wore the period Civil War Uniform and modeled for liquor advertising that featured great American Heroes on the advertising. I have to show you the poster. Great finally seeing you on Wednesday. The boys are standing strong! Hope you can make it for lunch on the 24th of June. Thanks!  Jim  yesdevil


06/04/21 09:21 PM #426    

 

Maria de Melo (Gulla)

Thanks for sharing these wonderful posts.  


06/13/21 07:12 PM #427    

 

Dave Medeiros

LOOKING BACK .... some childhood memories

REMEMBER WHEN ....

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up? If you had one!


 
Nobody owned a purebred dog?


 

When a quarter was a decent allowance? And made with real Silver!


 

 

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?  Made with real copper! Looking to see if it was a 1943 copper penny!

 

 You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time?  And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?


 

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?  Not to mention Cracker Jacks!


 

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?


 

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and they did it!


 

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady 

 

 No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?


 

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a...'?


 

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?


 

 Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
 

 

And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.


 

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?


 

 Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!  But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
 


 
as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
 

 

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yeah, I remember that'?
 


Do you remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.


 Candy cigarettes
 

 Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.


 Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.   

Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove, and Teaberry chewing gum.

 Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
 

 


 
Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( WYman 2601).

Or, some of us remember when there were just 4 numbers with no word prefix at all.

And, nearly everyone had a party line.

 

 

Peashooters


 

Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.


 

78 RPM records!


 

S&H Green Stamps.


 

Mimeograph paper.


 

 The Fort Apache Play Set.


 

 

Do You Remember a Time When...decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over!'?   


 

Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening?


 

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?


 

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot? 

 Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?

 'Oly-oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense?

 Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
 

 

The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
 


 
War was a card game?

 Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
 

 

Taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable aspirin?


 

 Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
 

 

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!!!!!
 


06/14/21 11:01 AM #428    

Raymond Veary

Great memories! Thanks, Dave.


06/14/21 05:15 PM #429    

Nancy Otis (Cusson)

These are great.  Thanks


06/15/21 12:20 PM #430    

 

Guiomar Andrade

Fabulous, treasured memories.  Well done, Dave.  Thanks for sharing.


06/16/21 06:51 AM #431    

Claire Dufresne (England)

Wow!!  What memories.  Thanks, Dave.  Made me laugh.  Really enjoyed it!


06/17/21 08:48 PM #432    

Cheryl Lapre (Farber)

Thanks for the memories.


06/19/21 10:56 AM #433    

 

Jack (John) Nunes

Good stuff. 


07/19/21 06:45 PM #434    

 

Dave Medeiros

My bucket list:  keep breathing.

 

Camping:  where you spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.

 

Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say, "Close enough."

 

Being an adult is the dumbest thing I have ever done.

 

I'm a multitasker.  I can listen, ignore and forget all at the same time!

 

Retirement to do list:  Wake up.  Nailed it!

 

Went to an antique auction and people were bidding on me.

 

People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full, miss the point.  The glass is refillable.

 

I don't have grey hair; I have wisdom highlights.

 

Sometimes it takes me all day to get nothing done.

 

I don't trip and fall, I do random gravity checks.

 

My heart says chocolate and wine, but my jeans say, please, please, please eat a salad!

 

Never laugh at your spouse's choices.  You are one of them.

 

I'd grow my own food if only I could find bacon seeds.

 

Losing weight doesn't seem to be working for me, so from now I'm going to concentrate on getting taller.

 

My body is a temple; ancient and crumbling.

 

Common sense is not a gift. It's a punishment because you have to deal with everyone else who doesn't have it.

 


08/08/21 07:53 PM #435    

 

Dave Medeiros

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09/03/21 05:41 PM #436    

 

Dave Medeiros

Winston Churchill loved paraprosdokians, figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected.

 

1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it's still on my list.

3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

5. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

6. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

7. They begin the evening news with 'Good Evening,' then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

8. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

9. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out, I just wanted pay checks.

10. In filling out an application, where it says, 'In case of emergency, notify:' I put "DOCTOR."

11. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

12. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street...with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

13. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

14. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.

15. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

16. Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

17. There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.

18. I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure.

19. You're never too old to learn something stupid.

20. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

21. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

22. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

23. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

24. I'm supposed to respect my elders, but now it’s getting harder and harder for me to find one.


12/26/21 07:40 PM #437    

 

Dave Medeiros

 


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