Browsing All posts tagged under »Nostalgia«

Lauriate Roly Remembers: A Kiss is Still a Kiss

February 14, 2017

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By Lauriate Roly Something that never excited me, was to kiss someone. In fact, I hated  it. What an uncomfortable and ridiculous custom having someone grab and crush themselves to you and plant a very uncomfortable and miserably juicy pressure on your comfortable and dry face. My aunt Katy was a horror and demon as […]

Lauriate Roly Remembers: Woolworth’s

July 11, 2016

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By Lauriate Roly I’ve been fortunate enough to have dined in some of the greatest restaurants. None sticks in my memory more than Woolworth’s. From where I worked to my night school classes was about two miles, and I would have to walk that distance, if I expected to use the money I had on […]

Lauriate Roly Remembers: Hughie’s Story

June 6, 2016

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Lauriate Roly recalls a compelling story from an unlikely source. By Lauriate Roly Hughie was a hermit. He was about sixty years old at the time. He was completely uneducated, couldn’t read, nor write, and how he managed to survive was a mystery. He lived in a tumble-down shack, without walls and almost no roof. […]

Lauriate Roly: L’Arbre de Noel – The Bigger, the… Cheaper?

December 12, 2014

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By Lauriate Roly I couldn’t believe the sleek, spotless, black stretch limo coming into my driveway.  Only because it surprised me;  but I knew in an instant that Cheryl from Brussels, the “Belgium Bombshell”  was back in town. She had business to do in Montreal and needed to see me first,  so naturally, since I […]

Oh. Not Again.

November 3, 2014

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By Lauriate Roly   It’s so dark; so early. Was I supposed to set my clock back an hour last night? I used to love the dark, on Berri Street.  I used to feel so comfortable and sure about myself in the advancing darkness and waiting for the streetlights to go on.  Also, I loved […]

Hughie’s Story

May 7, 2013

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Lauriate Roly recalls a compelling story from an unlikely source. By Lauriate Roly Hughie was a hermit. He was about sixty years old at the time. He was completely uneducated, couldn’t read, nor write, and how he managed to survive was a mystery. He lived in a tumble-down shack, without walls and almost no roof. […]

What Do You Hear Outside Your Windows at Night?

April 9, 2013

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As warm weather finally arrives, Lauriate Roly laments the mysterious disappearance of a neighborhood phenomenon. By Lauriate Roly The question would have more meaning to me if I would be asked what I don’t hear. I would tell you how I miss the cute and mysterious musical sound of the “peepers”. I live in the […]

Remembering Woolworth’s

April 2, 2013

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By Lauriate Roly I’ve been fortunate enough to have dined in some of the greatest restaurants. None sticks in my memory more than Woolworth’s. From where I worked to my night school classes was about two miles, and I would have to walk that distance, if I expected to use the money I had on […]