Thanks so much for the great response to this blog!
A special thank you to those who have passed it on to others. We are heading quickly to amazing page visits to this blog! Welcome to folks from all over the country and other countries as well, including Lisbon!!

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
e-mail me at
feel free to comment on the posts. Directions are on the right side of the blog posts. Jump in, the water is fine and it is easy!!!

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...

Please note: the way blogs work is that the latest post is first. It you would like to start from the beginning of the blog, check out the post labels on the right of the blog and go from there. Thanks.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Just a Thought

I am a great fan of Dr. Seuss and his philosophy. This is a good reminder of what this blog is
about.  As I write, compose, receive memories from others,  I am struck once more of what
an honor it is to record the story of the Village.The Village, as it once was, exists now only in our hearts and it is from our heart that all of this comes.  Every time the cords of our memories are nudged more memories and smiles come forth to again cheer our days.  I take this moment now to tip my proverbial hat in gratitude to the place we called home 
and to those who were and are
our world.

Coming soon: Every Village Needs a Square.

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