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02/16/21 07:17 AM #415    

Robert Feingold


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

Graduation-Walk-1967-Spinner-Publications (1)



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.


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.
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)

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


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 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.





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

 Old and New, Some of These Are Great!







































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


02/22/22 02:14 PM #438    


Antone Ponte

Our classmate Joe Ribeirois in need of our prayer and thoughts as he fights his way back from some health issues.  In early February Joe had a heart attack and stents were installed to fix the issue.  Joe was on the mend until Feb 16th when he experienced a major stroke.  Again Joe is fighting back, now walking with only a nurse by his side, and his speech is improving and therapy will help in that area also.  Please take a moment and say a prayer for him and a speedy recovery.

05/11/22 04:35 PM #439    


Dave Medeiros

When Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr played their first gig together in Liverpool in 1962, they never could have guessed their legacy would be imprinted in the brains of millions of people. The Beatles have had an immeasurable impact on music, thanks to their catchy melodies and universally relatable lyrics. Their songs have influenced countless pop singers, rock bands, and experimental artists, and they continue to be covered and sampled by musicians to this day.

Although many of the early Beatles songs were incredibly simple, the writing duo of Lennon and McCartney hit on all-encompassing truths about love and life. Their later albums, which increasingly included the songwriting of George and Ringo, added a fresh perspective to the beloved band’s repertoire. When the Beatles moved into concept albums with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, their songs took on a psychedelic tone, but they didn’t lose any of the heart and vulnerability that attracted so many fans to their music. In fact, their ability to incorporate more experimental music styles gave them the space to explore more complex lyrical themes, and these later albums have a depth that makes them even more moving. These 26 Beatles lyrics are a small sample of the emotional wisdom the musical icons brought to every album throughout their legendary career.

I found that love was more
Than just holding hands
 “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, 1964


I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love
 “Can’t Buy Me Love,” A Hard Day’s Night, 1964


Tomorrow may rain so I'll follow the sun
 “I’ll Follow the Sun,” Beatles for Sale, 1964


When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors
 “Help!,” Help!, 1965


Life is very short and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
 “We Can Work It Out,” Rubber Soul, 1965


There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed.
Some forever not for better.
Some have gone and some remain.
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall.
Some are dead and some are living.
In my life, I've loved them all
 “In My Life,” Rubber Soul, 1965


All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
 “Eleanor Rigby,” Revolver, 1966


Keeping an eye on the world going by my window
Taking my time
 “I’m Only Sleeping,” Revolver, 1966


I get by with a little help from my friends
 “With a Little Help From My Friends,” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967


I've got to admit it's getting better,
A little better all the time
 “Getting Better,” Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967


And the time will come when you see we're all one
And life flows on within you and without you
 “Within You Without You," Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967


There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung
 “All You Need Is Love,” Magical Mystery Tour, 1967


Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time
It's easy
All you need is love
 “All You Need Is Love,” Magical Mystery Tour, 1967


Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out
 “Strawberry Fields Forever,” Magical Mystery Tour, 1967


I don't know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
 “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” The Beatles (The White Album), 1968


All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
 “Blackbird,” The Beatles (The White Album), 1968


The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful, and so are you
– “Dear Prudence,” The Beatles (The White Album), 1968


Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better.
 “Hey Jude,” Hey Jude, 1968


Well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
 “Hey Jude,” Hey Jude, 1968


Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right
 “Here Comes the Sun,” Abbey Road, 1969


And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make
 “The End,” Abbey Road, 1969


One thing I can tell you is you got to be free
 “Come Together,” Abbey Road, 1969


You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead
 “Two of Us,” Let It Be, 1970


And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me
Shine on 'til tomorrow, let it be.
 “Let It Be,” Let It Be, 1970


Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
Million suns, it calls me on and on,
Across the universe
 “Across the Universe,” Let It Be, 1970


The long and winding road that leads to your door
Will never disappear
 “The Long and Winding Road,” Let It Be, 1970

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