Old Dorchester Friends
Roslindale High School Class of 1965
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I spend a fair amount of time every now and then seeing if I can locate people from my past. I figured maybe someone out there is looking for me too so I created this page to make that task a little easier. Feel free to fill out this form and send it a long if you'd like to make contact and talk about the "good old days"....

Eldridge Smith Kindergarten
Don't remember anything about this school. I was only 5 years old in 1952 after all.... The school was torn down shortly after I went there and replaced by Patrick O'Hearn Elemetary.

Saint Marks Catholic School, Dorchester, Massachusetts
The less said about the Nuns, the better. Sister Mary Hilarian used to bash the hell out of everyone on a regular basis, for even the tinyest infractions. I don't know why anyone who hated children as much as she did would ever find herself as a teacher. I was there for grade 1 and 2. The school was built in 1953, I believe. I attended in 1954-1955. Lived at 12a Nixon Street at the time. Neighbor kids were Johnny and Jimmy Mallon, Ralph Keenan, Georgie Niles, Timmy Puck. I lived very close to the Shawmut MTA station. It cost a nickle to ride all day. I remember how the station's doors would all fly open every time a train approached. And that unique, intoxicating subway smell... very few people had cars back then and I remember waiting outside the station for what seemed like hours for one of my Aunts to arrive to visit or take me some place. Joe's Spa was a block away and that's where we used to get all of our penny candy. Two mint julips for one cent!!! In the Winter, they would flood Wainright Park which was great for ice skating. In the Summer, they would sometimes have free Hoodises!

Lucy Stone Elementary school
I was there for grade 3. Remember very little about the place except that the playground was right across from the Oldsmobile Dealership. I remember watching the new 1957 Rocket 88's come in during the Fall of 1956... coolest car ever made! Lived at 37 Alpha Road at this time.
Only people I remember are John Agajanian, Steve Casey (Son of Wrestler Crusher Casey)

Mary Hemingway Elementary school (Grades 4-6 when I was there)
Lived at 55 Lonsdale Street at the time. Neighbor kids Richie and Kevin Dwyer, Linda and Joyce Hennessey, Linda Vitt. Had a few friends at school but none very close and can't remember any names. If you were there in the late 1950's, please sign my guestbook.
Grade 5, Miss Martin. Boy, did she have it in for me. Meaner than the Nuns at St. Marks.
Grade 6, Mr. Truman. Don't remember much about him but he was OK I guess.

Woodrow Wilson Junior High School (Grades 7-9 when I was there)
Don't remember many Teachers or Students there but if you were there in the early 1960's, please sign my guest book
Miss Kathleen Moran was Home Room and Latin. She was very nice. "Step right out my dear....", "Take a triple E..."
I was in the Science Club there and got my FCC license which started my interest in broadcast radio. Life was a lot more simple then. Still living on 55 Lonsdale Street.

Roslindate High School, Class of 1965 Long time ago.....
Lived at 72 Dix Street most of that period. Friends were Billy Elms, Leo DaForno, Linda and Mary Tressle (Tressel?), Carol MacNeil, Josie Healy and all the Healy girls (babes one and all), Dolly Manning, Richie Pasquale, Kathy Manning, Chuckie (sorry, too many years..no last name). Maureen Harkins who married Bill Elms. Teachers: Mr. Murphy, Mr Femulare. I was sweet on Bernadette Something, the only Black girl in the school...she didn't know I existed. Laurie and Peter Richenburg, Bobby Zappe. Kevin Waldren, Mimi Something Long time ago. Memory fades.. I was in home room when Kennedy was shot. Didn't believe such a thing could happen. Dances at Boston College High. Great seafood at Kellys Landing out by Castle Island.

Mary Tortora, the girl I *SHOULD* have married apparently never did marry (as of 2007) and is living in Roslindale, Massachusetts ... a very, very sweet girl. She hates me, of course.... but a very, very sweet girl all the same.

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