Christmas in the River Pictures

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Thanks to Andrea Peddle for sending these pictures along. I see some of my old friends in the picture below. Michael and Dean Whalen, Barry Reynolds, Margie McCarthy, and Carolyn Reynolds. I am not sure of of any in the picture above but Santa do look a little shady LOL. if you can spot any familiar faces please let me know. Please keep the pictures coming!!!

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Thanks to Aunt Doreen who sent me this picture of Aunt Bessie who ran a store across from our church in Riverhead. If any one has any more info on Aunt Bessie as she was affectionately called please send it along.

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Christmas Day at Mr and Mrs Shorts House. So many fond memories. I was always accepted and appreciated it. Max, me in the middle being saucy and Johnny Mesh , I guess the Rubik’s Cube was king then.

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I found another picture of Mr Short and his Grandson Johnny . I remember walking to the Shorts house on Christmas Day with my new vest and sweatshirt on, but having the opportunity to take that goat in my arms was special. I have so many memories of my times on Fisherman’s Road.

We had a wonderful visit from Mom and Dad and most of the Delaney Clan today....was special....mom and dad took a moment to cuddle as they waited for me to BBQ!! they look so cozy!!

We had a wonderful visit from Mom and Dad and most of the Delaney Clan today….was special….mom and dad took a moment to cuddle as they waited for me to BBQ!! they look so cozy!!

Kenny and Bonita (I think 1968?)

Kenny and Bonita (I think 1968?)

I grew up with these wonderful people. Gloria, Michelle and Cyril a nice picture of their Christmas in the River!!!

I grew up with these wonderful people. Gloria, Michelle and Cyril a nice picture of their Christmas in the River!!!

I met my good friend Keven Ash in Toronto a few years back while attending a Winter Lights Symposium we discovered his mother lived in Riverhead (Beth Ash) in 1989 his family visited the River for Christmas, here is a picture of his kids Michael and Lindsay playing in the snow. Thanks for the picture Kevin!!! Merry Christmas!!

I met my good friend Keven Ash in Toronto a few years back while attending a Winter Lights Symposium,  his mother lived in Riverhead (Beth Ash) and  in 1989 his family visited the River for Christmas, here is a picture of his kids Michael and Lindsay playing in the snow. Thanks for the picture Kevin!!! Merry Christmas, its a small world for sure!!

Aunt Bonita relaxing by the tree.

Aunt Bonita relaxing by the tree.

Mom and Dad with Uncle's Junior and Gerard having a little toddy (of course mom was not!!!)

Mom and Dad with Uncle’s Junior and Gerard having a little toddy (of course mom was not!!!)

Happy December, here is a special picture of all my aunts and uncles (and mom) from da River. They certainly look different!! I like Uncle Junior's pose!!

Happy December, here is a special picture of nan and pop with all my aunts and uncles (and mom) from da River. They certainly look different!! I like Uncle Junior’s pose!! (Thanks for the pic aunt Doreen!)

Paul and Gary McCarthy (photo sent in by Andrea McCarthy Peddle)

Paul and Gary McCarthy (photo sent in by Andrea McCarthy Peddle)

Our first mummer/janny pic of the year from Andrea McCarthy Peddle with Margie and Tony Galway and their children.

Our first mummer/janny pic of the year from Andrea McCarthy Peddle with Margie and Tony Galway and their children.

Thanks to Andrea McCarthy Peddle for sending this picture of her and big sister Margie McCarthy Galway

Thanks to Andrea McCarthy Peddle for sending this picture of her and big sister Margie McCarthy Galway

I love this picture! Mom and Dad having a big chuckle out of the naked Mr. and Mrs. Clause in the bath tub given to them by my mother and father in law, Albert and Bessie Noel. I can just imagine what mom is saying to dad LOL)

I love this picture! Mom and Dad having a big chuckle out of the naked Mr. and Mrs. Clause in the bath tub given to them by my mother and father in law, Albert and Bessie Noel. I can just imagine what mom is saying to dad LOL)

Tom Short and his grandson Johnny about 33 yrs ago. Remember the goat, I have pictures here somewhere of me with that goat!! Good memories!!

Tom Short and his grandson Johnny about 33 yrs ago. Remember the goat, I have pictures here somewhere of me with that goat!! Good memories!!

Brad and Charlene Thistle celebrating Christmas in the River (Thanks for the Picture Brad!)

Brad and Shelly Thistle celebrating Christmas in the River (Thanks for the Picture Brad!)

This is a oldie, I love it, some of the gentlemen of Riverhead Hr. Grace at the last barn dance at St. Joseph's School. I do have memories of Mr. Dick Doran and Mr. Andy Short, especially coming to church, and laying their hat on the big window sills in the church. Thanks Tony Galway for posting a long time ago and for everyone who commented and added information on the FG Riverhead pictures)

This is a oldie, I love it, some of the gentlemen of Riverhead Hr. Grace at the last barn dance at St. Joseph’s School. I do have memories of Mr. Dick Doran and Mr. Andy Short, especially coming to church, and laying their hat on the big window sills in the church.( Thanks Tony Galway for posting a long time ago and for everyone who commented and added information on the FB Page Riverhead pictures)

Pop was a wonderful musician especially at Christmas, aunt Anita (Nita) next to him slapping her lap.

Pop was a wonderful musician especially at Christmas, aunt Anita (Nita) next to him slapping her lap.

Barry up for a visit from Marystown a few years ago.

Barry up for a visit from Marystown a few years ago.

A older Gerard giving us a Christmas smile!

Gerard giving us a Christmas smile!

Sis enjoying tea Christmas morning....I guess it was tea LOL!

Sis enjoying tea Christmas morning….I guess it was tea LOL!

Cy Simmons and Me having a tune at mom and dads, he was and is still a great supporter and friend.

Cy Simmons and Me having a tune at mom and dads, he was and is still a great supporter and friend.

Maggie and Kaegan at nan and pop Delaney's Christmas morning.

Maggie and Kaegan at nan and pop Delaney’s Christmas morning.

Uncle Ken with Kaegan

Uncle Ken with Kaegan

Picture of the Delaney Clan around 9 years ago. (Lisa, Kaegan, Maggie and Me)

Picture of the Delaney Clan around 9 years ago. (Lisa, Kaegan, Maggie and Me)

In this pic it looked like Ken and I decorating the tree, but to be honest, as a teen I just looked looking at the Christmas tree, Ken did all the work on it LOL

In this pic it looked like Ken and I decorating the tree, but to be honest, as a teen I just liked looking at the Christmas tree, Ken did all the work on it LOL (I think this was a photo op for me)

Me and big bro sporting our 80's helmets

Me and big bro sporting our 80’s helmets

My Great Aunt's Anita and Mary and Nan Hurdle. A wonder picture of a past Christmas in the River

My Great Aunt’s Anita and Mary and Nan Hurdle. A wonder picture of a past Christmas in the River

Me and my big bro Ken from Christmas long ago

Me and my big bro Ken from Christmas long ago

Mom and Dad Delaney Christmas Day a few years back

Mom and Dad Delaney Christmas Day a few years back

Stay tuned for more pictures of Christmas in the River!!

Our first picture from Charlene Boutilier (Jordan) next to her Christmas Tree circa 1977

Our first picture from Charlene Boutilier (Jordan) next to her Christmas Tree circa 1977

Thanks to my sister Tanya for quickly getting this pic of Christmas in the River to me!! Tan, I was at moms this week, I got plenty of you to post over the next few weeks LOL!!!

Thanks to my sister Tanya for quickly getting this pic of Christmas in the River to me!! Tan, I was at moms this week, I got plenty of you to post over the next few weeks LOL!!!

Barry and Tanya, many years ago in the River

Barry and Tanya, many years ago in the River

20 thoughts on “Christmas in the River Pictures

  1. great pics, really great pic of Dick Doran and all the gentlemen .I can remember going there to pick up milk from his cows many many years ago when we lived on the S.S

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