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Yarmouth Guest Book  Volumn #116 ,Sept 1 to Dec 30:  2008

Date: 9/2/2008
Name: Richard R Moses
Location: Toronto Ontario
E-Mail: onlylonely_6@yahoo.ca

Comments: I wish someone could take pictures of Hurlburt Lumber

Date: 9/3/2008
Name: Paulette Hicks
Location: Bear River, NS
E-Mail: phicks@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Comments: My home, Port Maitland.  Beautiful picture of the beach, brings back a lot of fond memories.  Friends, beach parties, get togethers and great times.  Racing our bikes down Port Maitland Hill to the wharf, seeing who could get there first.  What a time we all had....

Date: 9/3/2008
Name: Steven Elliott
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: steve.e@hotmail.com

Comments: My family and I stayed in the Yarmouth area for a week this summer.  It was fantastic!  The people and the places we visited were great.  The kids had fun at the beaches too.  They couldn't believe how fast the tide came in.

We stayed at a cottage in Carleton called the Tumble In.  The cottage was the worst part of the trip.  It needed repairs and the owner, ------ ------ did nothing to improve our situation.

We'd visit the area again, but would stay at another cottage next time.

Date: 9/4/2008
E-Mail: eboudreau57@hotmail.com


Date: 9/5/2008
Name: Craige
Location: Webb
E-Mail: craigwebb@bellsouth.net

Comments: Just looking.  I am considering buying in the area.  This part of Canada is beautiful.

Date: 9/5/2008
Name: Mr.&Mrs. Edward Perreault
Location: Fremont,N.H. 03044
E-Mail: Perreault832@aol.com

Comments: My wife hasn't been to N.S,in 50 years. Her mother Anne Gertrude LeBlanc was baptised in Ste-Anne-du-Ruisseau Parish as were all of Anne's brothers and sisters. We are now in our mid 70's ,but hope to visit Nova Scotia next spring. 

Date: 9/5/2008
Name: Mike Smith
Location: Cape Sable Island
E-Mail: rough80@hotmail.com

Comments: I thanks I don't get s chance to look at the views when I'm driving

Date: 9/9/2008
Name: Mrs. Mark Killam
Location: Seattle, WA - 
E-Mail: webesam@ncplus.net

Comments: My husband is from Yarmouth and I am from the states. We visited in 2006 and I fell in love with the area.

Date: 9/25/2008
Name: Doug Gray
Location: Murrysville, PA
E-Mail: dcgray57@windstream.net

Comments: I find this information very interesting.  I am Chester Gray's grandson, and I reside in the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Date: 9/27/2008
Name: Donald Robert Pinkney
Location: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
E-Mail: rockybobcat04@yahoo.com

Comments: It would be interesting to find out if there is any connection to our family. 

Date: 9/28/2008
Name: Tim Sullivan
Location: Gilford NH USA
E-Mail: TimoDOZ@Excite.com

Comments: I am the Grandson of Ross and Minnie Moses of South Ohio.  My mother Lilian Moses Sullivan grew up on the family farm.  The barn we played in as children has been knocked down.  Behind the barn was the 'ole two seater.  As kids my brother and cousins Brian, Gerald, Gary, Kenny turned hay in the Summer by hand with pitch forks.  We loaded it into a horse drawn hay wagon with pitchforks.  My dad and my Uncle Vernon Moses would by lobsters by the bushel off the boats alongside the dock in Yarmouth.  Those were the days. We enjoyed many Summers and Autumn  vacations in South Ohio.  I am just checking in as the Hurricane Kyle is in the news. Tim Sullivan Gilford NH. 

Date: 9/29/2008
Location: cherryville b c

Comments: i was born in gavelton in 1938 to barbara spates box 796 lumby b c

Date: 10/1/2008
Name: Anne BT
Location: Rockville and N>H>

Comments: How I loved seeing Yarmouth on Global News!  Yea for our town.  Thanks CJLS for the heads up that it would be on!  I hope even that peak let people see what a beautiful area this is.  I sent the link to everyone who has ever visited me in the hope that they will hurry back again. 
I hope everyone who calls Yarmouth home got to see this, especially those from away.  Each flutter of the wave, each cry of the gull, will call you home again.

Date: 10/1/2008
Name: Kathryn Elaine Sims-Oldham
Location: Whitby, Ontario
E-Mail: kboldman@sympatico.ca

Comments: Both my parents, Harold Gordon Sims and Ellen Lena Gray come from Plymouth, N.S. 

Date: 10/5/2008
Name: Glenn Chute
Location: Fort Macleod AB.
E-Mail: chuteg@telus.net


Date: 10/9/2008
Name: Marie
Location: PEI
E-Mail: mobrien@isn.net

Comments: Marie again in Oct 2008! Hilda Cosman was my next door neighbour when we were very young adn living in Sand Beach. It was she and her sisters who first took me to the beach, and to Sand Beach School, especially Helen who was closer in age. 
Oh! Like Ann, it's painful to view that lovely sandy beach now, so sandless, so rocky! 
However, just a few of those pictures on this website bring feelings of sorrow that "our beach" is not as it was in those happy, luxurious and carefree years before the war. 
But there are two pictures posted there that almost bring me right back, that single rose all in bloom, -- (Ann, can't you just smell it?) -- and that long stoney lane from the road to the shore, that rocky dirt path with thousands of roses banking both sides. I had the bigger rocks on that trail memorized because I wanted to step on each one every time we walked the lane. I felt too embarrassed in adulthood to let my husband and children notice me doing the same thing, this "child's game" on those more outstanding protrusions along the lane, 'lovers lane', some said. 
"Fog!" some will say. But where would those healthy and rich green rose bushes be without that very wet fog! 
Here in PEI, whenever we have a heavy mist with scattered raindrops in it, I go without coat or umbrealla, and enjoy it because it reminds me of "home". Some ask me "You aren't afraid of the rain?" And I reply, "Rain, what rain? The FOG is wetter than this where I come from." and they smile and nod, knowing now that I'm from Yarmouth, and then I tell them about dear old Sand Beach. 
This year I was delighted to receive a wonderful gift from Kay (Smith) Crowell of Yarmouth a photo with names of the pupils and teacher in that school in 1940, teacher being Mr. Lawrence Doucette of Quinan. He had over fifty fine pupils in eight grades. What a gift to have received from a former school-mate there after sixty-eight years! Roses always remind me of Sand Beach, especially the wild ones. I think they even cheer up the sad beach!

Date: 10/10/2008
Name: Minard Ring
Location: London On. 
E-Mail: minard.ring081@sympatico.ca

Comments: My grandfather was Selwyn Ring Sr. He owned Birchdale any information you can give me on brichdale would be Helpful as I am too young to remember my Grandfather owning Birchdale. thank-you

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Date: 10/12/2008
Name: Joseph Normand Grinnell
Location: Grand Isle, Maine
E-Mail: JGrinnell@link2usa.com

Comments: This is a good website. Keep up the good work.
Joseph Normand Grinnell
Publisher of Le Journal du Maudit Gratteux

Date: 10/12/2008
Name: linda
Location: ottawa
E-Mail: bryan.mason2001@rogers.com

Comments: I have just read the comments from Marie (PEI) and I was brought to tears... She should be writing books.  The reason my eyes welled up as they did is because I too remember the smell of the roses only my beach was Port Maitland.  Does any one remember the Mink Farm?  That is when I remember many a sunny and yes foggy day sitting ther and watching the tides come in.  Oh how I loved that beach.  It has shared many a sad moments as a young teenager, good ones as well.  It's funny, I have been all arouond Canada many a time and have been lucky to have lived in many beautiful cities but nothing ever can or ever will compare to the beauty and tranquility of that wonderful little town of Yarmouth.

Date: 10/12/2008
Name: Marie
Location: PEI
E-Mail: mobrien@isn.net

Comments: Oh, I'm so happy to see pictures taken in Sand Beach of the big house I lived in from 1934 until 1941, the big "horton House" they used to call it. Also, the big block of a house were we visited my gtrandparents, just up from our house and on the other side of the dirt road back then. Today I can see a sign in front of that same old house where Grandpere and Grandmere lived from 1912 until during WW2, and the sign put there by today's occupants reads "Eggs for Sale" and I know my grandparents would be very happy with that!  They had a very large family and they too raised most of their own food and, as was the custom in Sand Beach, they shared with others as well.  THANK YOU FOR POSTING PICTUES OF THE SAND BEACH HOUSES, how I remember stories and occasions as I go down to Kelly's Cove on your website and backtrack to go down Wyman Road, and how many times have I gone "virtually" down that rose-lined lane from the road to the Beach!  Brings back so many happy memories and it's healing for the soul at my age, which is not very far from eighty! What a gift to have this convenience and joy at this stage of live! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day 2008 and I give thanks to God for His wonderful Bounty and Beauty, and thank all of you who write to this website, I LOVE reading everything you write, because we are one in heart and in our bones! Finally I thank the owners and maintainers of this amazing website! God bless you all! Marie

Thank you Marie

Date: 10/15/2008
Name: Edward Reeves
Location: Deline,N.W.T.
E-Mail: edward_reevse@hotmail.com

Comments: Is there any other history about Richmond Road and George LAke?

If anyone has any information on this, or other Yarmouth areas, we will add them to our site for others to read. 
Date: 10/16/2008
Name: Nelson Allen
Location: Elliot Lake ON
E-Mail: nallen@persona.com

Comments: Raised in Deerfield. Son of Myrtle Hatfield. Went th Deerfield school. Server in Air Force WW2.
Now live in Elliot Lake
Drop me a line

Date: 10/17/2008
Name: Marie
Location: mobrien@isn.net

Comments: Marie again, couldn't help a little note again so soon! I nearly died laughing as I read the following from a writer to the Guest Book:

Joseph Normand Grinnell Publisher of 
Le Journal du Maudit Gratteux 

I'm not that great at French translation, and I'm sorry I'm unfamiliar with his Journal,but it seemed to me to be saying he is publisher of "The Journal of the damned scratcher,"  and I had to laugh at the imagery! Even if I took it up wrong, for me it was very funny, and just when I needed a little chuckle! 

I gues "Grinnell" is not from Wedgeport --where my Dad was from, but he sure sounds like one from there, especially when they mumble with disdain about les maudit moustiques! :) Thanks Mr Grinnell

Date: 10/18/2008
Name: Margaret 
Location:  MA
E-Mail: mimimec@aol.com

Comments: My Mother's family was native to Port Maitland,  Family names were Perry, Tedford and I think Kelly.  My Grandparents owned a length of beach front that was taken under the public domain act and turned into a park.

Date: 10/18/2008
Name: Marie
Location: PEI
E-Mail: mobrien@isn.net

Comments: I wonder: do they still use the old expression used in the 1930s in Sand Beach for what we today call "baby-sitting"? 
*In the 1930s when a mother had to "go out" she would ask if one of the girls in the house "right next to ours" --("next door" was not the term we used back then --not till wartime anyway) -- would come over and "tend house", and I remember Doctor O'Brien telling an expectant mother, "If you're tended good for the first one, you'll do better for ALL the rest." (my emphasis!)  But he called it being "tended" and that's so lovely and pastoral, don't you think?

Most often Mama would tell the girl who came right over to tend house, that she could help herself to the cocoa, cream from the creamer in the back porch, and the sugar, and she could make a "dipper" of fudge, but to be careful putting wood in the stove, and be careful to watch the heat and not to burn the fudge. 
That fudge making would be the highlight of the evening, and the Cosman girls sure made chocolate fudge of a quality that I believe has been un-equalled ever since!  Millie's - ir Janie's was the best! Cheers! Marie

Date: 10/19/2008
Name: Laurian Gill
Location: Hamilton New Zealand 
E-Mail: gandlgill@xnet.co.nz

Comments: Thank you for your website. It makes me want to visit next time I am visiting that part of the world 

Date: 10/24/2008
Name: Harold Adams (Muise)
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario
E-Mail: bankrupt@tbaytel.net

Comments: looking for any information on Muise. My grandfather is George Muise and lived in an old house which had no running water when I was last there in 1976. He had 4 daughters, one of which is my mother(Viola). 

Date: 10/29/2008
Name: Donna Votour
Location: Saint John NB
E-Mail: troyvotour@rogers.com

Comments: My family is the Leblanc from Morris Island.

Date: 11/10/2008
Name: Marie
Location: PEI

Comments: Does anyone remember the old Eel Grass Shed that was right at the Town Line between the town of Yarmouth and Sand Beach?  A little further up on the left hand side was the Golf Club, but before one got that far up from Sand Beach, one came to the eelgrass shed, on the right and that was where the Sand Beach people could catch the bus to go "Up Town". We would get the bus at the eel grass shed and it was a long unpainted gray building, always in good repair, and it was a welcome landmark for us who walked from Sand Beach to St Ambrose Church. Sometimes when the weather was bad we used our bus pass and got a ride to church, but when the weather was fine and the sidewalks were not muddy, packed firm and almost shiny, it was a beautiful walk where we passed some of beautiful churches of other denominations, could hear the singing and see the lovely stained glass in the sunlight, or the shade of tall trees and well kept hedges all along the upper side of Main Street, right up to Albert Street. It was an unforgettable experience to walk from Sand Beach to St Ambrose Church in the 1930s and 40s, before the war. On any day of the week, those "packed-mud" sidewalks were dry and perfect for playing games from hopscotch to horseshoes!  But I often wonder when the Eel grass shed was demolished and what happened to all that eel grass that used to be held there. marie

Date: 11/15/2008
Name: Heidi Ruth Surette
Location: Stoneham Massachusetts
E-Mail: heidi3192@hotmail.com

Comments: I think that Surette's Island is an awesome place and I would love to visit there someday.  My father Paul Benoit Surette used to vacation there as a boy back in the 30s and 40s.  I like reading about my heritage.

Date: 11/16/2008
Name: Mary Durant
Location: Fort Macleod, Alberta

Comments: Daughter of Virginia Durant nee Morton of Kemptville, Grandaughter of Victor and Mary Morton, Great-Grandaughter of Leonard and Elizabeth Rogers Prosser Morton.

Date: 11/17/2008
Name: David Lewis
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: lewisdavid3@gmail.com

Comments: I found this site, because I am seeking information on the Bonds (my mother's family), who were doctors in the Yarmout area for several generations.

Date: 11/21/2008
Name: Conrad
Location: Antigonish
E-Mail: conrad@poirier.ns.ca

Comments: Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Ecosse du 21 novembre montre une photo, a la page 6, de "la baie des Boudreau". Ou se trouve cette baie ? Quelles sont les coordonnees ? Je ne trouve pas cette baie sur les cartes de la region.
Pouvez-vous m'aider ?

Date: 11/22/2008
Name: Susan (nee) Ferguson
Location: Maine
E-Mail: suebennett120807@yahoo.com

Comments: HI all. Just found this site and feeling nostalgic. I went to Burridge voc. from 76-78. Graduated from the welding program. Really miss N.S. would love to hear from any one who remembers me ( don't feel bad if it takes me awhile to place you, i'm OLD now. lol )

Date: 11/24/2008
Name: jim lynch
Location: port huron michigan
E-Mail: jdlynch_2@netzero.net

Comments: Iam a fan of Loran fevens of the radio program sentimental journey and i have viewed pictures of your area it is beautiful.hope to vist.thank you.

Date: 11/25/2008
Name: Marie
Location: IPE

Comments: Moi aussi, j'aime entendre le Monsieur Loran Fevens! Aussi ma grandmere etait une Surette, mais de Wedgeport, pas de Surette's Island.
Conrad Poirier voudrait recevoir plus d'informations sur La Baie des Boudreau --et 'asteur'-- moi aussi, j'en suis curieuse! Nous avons plusieurs cousins 'Boudreau' a Wedgeport, mais je n'ai jamais entendu dire de la Baie des Boudreau; tres interessant. marie 

Date: 11/29/2008
Name: Volker Stoehr
Location: New Westminster, BC
E-Mail: bergmann53@hotmail.com

Comments: I am looking for my friend Brad (BJDD) from Yarmouth who is somewhat overdue and should have arrived here on the west coast some time ago.  Anyone know his whereabouts?  Has he gone back to sea??? - V.

Date: 11/29/2008
Name: Stacy Castricone
Location: Malden, MA
E-Mail: sbc2005n@aol.com

Comments: Just a note to say Hello. My grandmother is from Morris Island. I would love to hear from anyone in the area. I am related to the LeBlanc's, Brown's and many others. Hope this reaches someone I'm related to! 

Date: 12/3/2008
Name: Heather
Location: Yarmouth
E-Mail: heddyo@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Dec.3/08 My Mother Jessie Thompson,is looking for an old friend,Maxine Surlon or Shurlon,i am not certain of the spelling.Mom and Maxine were friends in the fifties.They both lived in Yarmouth,and Maxine lived in an apartment building in town,where the old Post Office was.Today it is the bank of Commerce,on John Street.Maxine's mother's name was Marjorie.Maxine married a sailor,in 1954.Mom and Maxine were around the same age,born 1936 or 1937.If anyone happens to know Maxine,it would be wonderful for mom to see her again.They were best friends,and it would be incredible to meet again!! Thank you,sure hope something turns up.Heather 

Date: 12/7/2008
Name: juanita hurlburt  graham
Location: New Brunswick 
E-Mail: rjgraham@nbnet.nb.ca

Comments: Want to wish all the people of the south shore a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Date: 12/8/2008
Name: jim lynch
Location: michigan

Comments: serenity anne.still trying to reach you. please e-mail me.

Date: 12/11/2008
Name: annabelle fenton
Location: lorain ohio
E-Mail: gailconway@hotmai.com

Comments: I was born in 1911 in Yarmouth Nova Scotia, my mom was Laura Crosby and my dad was William Fenton, I would love to talk to the families of my brothers and sisters in Yarmouth.  My sisters and brothers were Ramond, Charles, Marguaret, Laura (Peggy), Annabelle, Saddie (Sally), Chesley, Robert, Ruth, Carl, I think I am missing one.  We lived out on Hardscratch Road near the sea.  Would love to hear from LLoyds Family, Russell's Family or any of my nieces and nephews.  Auntie Annabelle 

Date: 12/11/2008
Name: annabelle fenton
Location: lorain oh
E-Mail: gailconway@hotmail.com

Comments: I was born in 1911 in Yamouth Nova Scotia to Laura Crosby and William Fenton, I was one of 11 children, my oldest brother was Ramond and my youngest brother is Carl.  If anyone knows my family I would love to hear from you. 

Date: 12/13/2008
Name: Joseph Normand Grinnell
Location: Grand Isle, Maine, USA
E-Mail: JGrinnell@link2usa.com

Comments: You have an interesting website. I learned a lot.
Joseph Normand Grinnell
Publisher/Editor of "Le Journal du Maudit Gratteux"
Grand Isle, Maine, United States of America

Date: 12/13/2008
Name: reminiscing

Comments: Does anyone remember the Gateway Lodge that was at 5 Forest Street in Yarmouth NS?  It was demolished to make room for the Tourist Bureau. Bill Lunch crews stayed there and waterfront workers, as well as visitors from all over North America. Wondering

Date: 12/18/2008
Location: INDIANA


Date: 12/19/2008
Name: paul abric
Location: Toronto
E-Mail: cirbasales@gmail.com Phone # 416-266-1852

Comments: hoping anyone that reads this may know any of the following people.
"Garnett Cann"-wife's name was "Violet" they had five children.
"Chester Monroe"-Munroe's carpets (at one time)
It would be appreciated greatly-I would love to hear from them,everyone have a merry Xmas & thank you.

Date: 12/22/2008
Name: Wayne Waldron
Location: Stratford Ont.

Comments: my wife Betty Crosby lived in Yarmouth as a child.We both got back to visit last year.She tells me my home town reminds her of Yarmouth.I think Yarmouth is a lot like Prince Edward County exept for salt water.A very good freind of mine Jim Devoe(?) was raised in Church Point.

Date: 12/27/2008
Name: Benny Britten
Location: Beaverbank , N.S.
E-Mail: benedict.britten@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Always enjoy your site and guest book comments.

Date: 12/29/2008
Name: barbara mcgregor
Location: Quincy, Massachusetts  USA
E-Mail: barb4617@comcast.net

Comments: I have visited Ste Anne's  a few times looking for information on my grandmother hoping her baptismal records were there. She was Mi'kmaq and was born in 1878-1880 in Yarmouth and the name Eel Brook was also mentioned. Her name was Mary or Mary ellen Muse or Nellie Muse. Mother was Anne Muse and father Henry Parker???. Would you please let me know another Church I can contact. Thank You, Barbara McGregor

Date: 12/31/2008
Name: john kinney
Location: grande praire ab
E-Mail: finish25@livemail.com

Comments: alittle dissappointed that there is no photos of the bar,but pleased with rest,   eally sad,all there is at the cape and you dont show it,,sad

Happy new year
We do have a few pictures from the area but I will try to get more.





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