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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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...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014


In the midst of trying to write something about our veteran Villagers and Tauntonians, and indeed all our American warriors who gave the supreme sacrifice that we may be free,
 a friend sent this video to us.

I decided that it will simply be my tribute  on 
this 2014 Memorial Weekend.

Those, too, who have fallen and live with their sacrifice and pain each day
are not forgotten either.  A few years ago we were at the National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
As I watched our elder veterans walk slowly by, or in their wheelchairs, my
gratitude was overwhelming.

This nation can never take these men and women for granted.

I urge you, too, to watch for Charles Crowley's histories of our Taunton warriors
on I'm From Taunton Facebook.  He honors them in a beautiful way by sharing their inspirational stories with all of us.

God bless America.

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