MEMOIRS OF SCHOOL STREET VILLAGE

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The "Village", as it was called, is located in the northwest corner of the city of Taunton, Massachusetts U.S.A. It covers about 1 square mile with the center being School Street. A large portion of the Village population was Portuguese when I was growing up.

This blog covers a lot of the history of the Village, much to do with my years as a child there: 1940 through the late 1950's. I do have many wonderful photos and information prior to that that and will share those as well. Always looking for MORE PHOTOS AND MORE STORIES TO TELL.

If you would like to send photos or share a memory of growing up in the Village
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I will be posting photographs but not identifying individuals unless I have permission or they are a matter of public record. It you wish to give me permission, please let me know.

I am looking for any and all photos of the Village...

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

IN MEMORY






"THE PEOPLE WE HAVE LOST ARE NOT GONE.  
THEY DANCE AT THE EDGES OF OUR
THOUGHTS - WINKING, TOSSING MEMORIES
 AT OUR FEET."

                                                    Dr. Sunwolf@Word Whispers on Twitter
                                             photograph by the late Angi Souza
                                       altered color by me.

1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth Gouveia MinerJuly 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    My brother, Joseph Gouveia, and I grew up in The Village with our three sisters and our parents who owned Joe's Superette on the corner of Purchase and Wilbur Streets. My brother passed away from appendix cancer on May 10, 2014.

    Joe was a poet and published a book just two months before he passed. Entitled SAUDADES, it is a celebration of his Portuguese-American heritage and life in Southeastern Massachusetts. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy may do so by going to Joe's website at http://joegouveia.com/ or you may purchase it on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Saudades-Poems-Jose-Joe-Gouveia/dp/0615981186/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404948287&sr=8-1&keywords=saudades+gouveia.

    Thank you.

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