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
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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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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Praying for Boston

As we know, Taunton is not far south of Boston.  We grew up into adulthood going into the big city for special events or just to walk the Common or Back Bay.  We know the Prudential and Trinity Church, Boylston St. and all of it.

For 100 years, the Boston Marathon has been going on.  It is a celebratory day for the city,
indeed for the state of Massachusetts.
  On a beautiful clear day....the unthinkable.

To watch the tragedy yesterday was heartbreaking.  I just felt that for a moment in our remembering of the happy times of our childhood,  we remember the victims, the families, the grieving.  Memories should not ever be for such a terrible, terrible act.  We deplore the senseless evil that inhabits those who seek to harm the innocent. We pray for peace,
for tolerance in the world.

                                     Nossa Senhora da Paz, da Consolacao, ragai por nos.

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