Mary Driscoll Story Comments
John Murphy (former Melrose resident)
To Jim Driscoll -
I recently perused the Silver Stringer site and read the article about your family. Somehow I missed it previously.
Your trip to California and back in those days must have been something. I noted that your parents were friends with Bob Widdowson. He was a friend of my parents also. Of course he was our dentist also. The Widdowsons were great people.
I also noted the part about the YMCA in the thirties. My mother also defied Fr. Bonner and signed us up at the "Y". My brother and I also went to Camp Lawrence on lake Winnepasaukee.
My brother Joe recently asked me if anyone knows where Phil Walsh is. They were very close friends prior to the war. I had some contact with him in the early 1980's and then I heard he moved to Florida. At one point I had a telephone number, but he is no longer listed in that area. Would you know his present address? His health was poor the last I knew. I hope he is still with us.
I also studied the St. Mary's picture and see Phil in it. That prompted me to contact you. I too had a photo taken on the same steps a few years later but I don't know what happened to it. Would you know of a source of these photos? I started with your sister Jean but was held back in the 7th grade so it would be the year after Jean graduated.
I hope you have had a great Christmas and my best wishes for a wonderful and healthy 2000.
Best wishes to an old friend.
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Clearwater, FL 33764
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December 30, 1999