Monday, February 11, 2013
Growing up in Westmount
Ping pong at the rec centre, flower clock, cannons, POM bakery, Imperial Tobacco smells, finding pucks in melted spring snow, Stores: Arrages, Clements, Pascals, Steinbergs, Tonys Shoes, Dominion, Select Pastry, Lazars, Cantors, Frys, Sams, Dannys, New Plaza, Miracle Mart, Chalet and Chateau, Trainatorium, Miss Westmount, and PikNik. Honeyballs and pinball at Alexis Nihon, fake Westmount ID at the Carb, hockey stick escalators, returning Coke bottles in paper bags, lawn bowling, Murray Park goldfish, pickup football, fouling softballs into traffic on De Maisonneuve through Westmount Park, brown buses on routes 24, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 124, Bob Aiken’s goatee smirk and Johnny Garland staring off into space, the echo in Westmount square tunnel, Harold’s little VW Bug, Spaz beggar in the tunnel to pigeon park, hippie hill, Russell the park ranger, Long-gowned Sufi incense vendors outside chocolate store while waiting for the 124 at Claremont and Sherbrooke, tobogganing on Murray Hill before the stupid hay bales, delivering the Star, skating, swimming, ping pong and basketball, cop station near Selwyn House, Victoria Day fireworks, Man Reading Newspaper, Unity Club, "Terminus!"
(Thanks to Dylan Haines about 60% of these).