I attended church when I stayed weekends with my grandmother, Margaret Honorine (Cadotte) Darby. She played the organ and I would sit up in the front seat on the right hand side so she would keep her eye on me. This would probably be in the mid 50's.
When I was in bed with measles, the Sunday school sent a basket with something to open each day. I still have one of the items sixty years later - a wooden plaque with a bible quote on it.
"Mickey Dyell and his cousin Bill Wilson Jr. in est. 1939. They are sitting above Grove Street (near First Street) two doors east of the present library. Did the white church (Presbyterian) next to the library use to have a bell tower on top? I see some sort of tower just to the right of my dad’s ear. Also, to the left of my dad looks like the back side of the old Dyell house on Imperial St., and maybe the back of what is now the Legion Hall. The black house (on the right) is now white and sits on First and Grove Street." -Donna Larson
"This does look more like Imperial Street South than Grove Street. The church steeple looks like the Zion Lutheran church. The house below would have been Mrs. Jessey Burnside." -Pauline Roy-Lachance
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