Growing up in Chelmsford
kung fu

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#66 Feb 15, 2009
I remember the self-defense school in Chelmsford during the seventies. It was called United Studios of Self Defense and run by a guy named Fred Villari. Anyone remember the place?
Pepper Spray

Grand Blanc, MI

#67 Feb 15, 2009
In high school we used to beat up on weaklins like Chelmsford Kid. We would also steal his lunch money too.
KAH

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#68 Feb 16, 2009
CHS CLASS OF 76 wrote:
I went to Quessy. Mrs. Simard was the principal.
Four room school house with 5th grade downstairs and you had to climb dusty wooden stairs to get upstairs to the 2 sixth grade classrooms.
The science teacher with the blonde hair was Mr. Jones.He showed slides from his trips all over the country.
Remember Miss Scarpeto who taught Latin. I heard she married Mr. Queenan who was a Biology teacher.
She was a cheerleader for the Patriots back in the 70's. LOL
YES! Mr. Jones...lol thanks...I was racking my brains out all weekend...He was a :hottie: back then and to think of it, he never seemed to "flaunt" it...it was always about his wife...SHE even had a name..anyone??
KAH

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#69 Feb 16, 2009
Chelmsford Kid wrote:
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Loved Howard Johnsons. Clam strips and a vanilla cookie in your orange sherbert. Also loved Skips Ice Cream Stand. Still mourning that loss! I've seen the old milk bottle from the roof online before so good to know it still exists.
LOL...Frank Wiggins wasn't quite "the little man" tho...he was like the biggest fat guy we ever saw...lol..and of course he knew every single kid in that school...so did Mrs.Breen
KAH

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#70 Feb 16, 2009
KAH wrote:
<quoted text>LOL...Frank Wiggins wasn't quite "the little man" tho...he was like the biggest fat guy we ever saw...lol..and of course he knew every single kid in that school...so did Mrs.Breen
Opps--I replied to the wrong post...
KAH

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#71 Feb 16, 2009
Linda wrote:
I remember Mr. Wiggins at the north school, he was such a nice little man! I would run into him from time to time right up until I moved out of town at age 18 and he always remembered me and always was so pleasant. I remember Lums, Big Joes, JM Fields and Grants. We shopped at Grants all the time and I remember when "Fields" as we called it had animals,at one point they had a little monkey in a cage overhead and we used to get it to spit at us,lol. How about the Howard Johnsons? I used to love their ice cream. Oh, to answer I Miss Chelmsford, Lums was a restaurant where Town Meeting later was, on Chelmsford Street. It was just a regular family restaurant,nothing fancy.
Hmmmm...could you be the one with 5 sisters and one brother??
KAH

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#72 Feb 16, 2009
I Miss Chelmsford wrote:
The Howard Johnsons - do you remember the all you could eat fish fry on Friday nights? They would come around with silver carts to refill your plate. I happened to move to North Chelmsford about 20 years ago and took my kids trick or treating - unknown to me, one of my neighbors was Ms. D (Evelyn Desmaris). She was principal of Harrington when I was there in the early 70's. When she opened the door, I recognized her right away, but was totally blown away when she recognized me.
Speaking of running into teachers aside from school, I remember after school when I used to go to the school playground, Mrs. Clancy would still be there and she SMOKED!.It was kind of "shocking" back then...lol..Mrs.Haskell, the little old nice lady that lived in the neighborhood..and who could forget the first MALE teacher at the North School? He was ugly as hell, but he scored with Ms.Lenz....lol
KAH

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#73 Feb 16, 2009
Chelmsford Kid wrote:
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Mr Hunt is one of those teachers you never forget. I had him for science in the 7th grade (Mr. Mesiti in 8th) at the McCarthy Junior High. He was quite the eccentric and always had a sparkle of mischief in his eyes!
Does anyone remember Lums? Or Big Joes Pizza? Or Fields Department Store and Grants Department Store?
JM fields was our "walmart" back then....my mother taught me how to change prices on clothes by switching price pins...lol...I did the snack bar back then..LOL! I remember stealing 20 bucks from the register and they thought the other girl did it and fired her...
Linda

South Lancaster, MA

#74 Feb 16, 2009
KAH,
I meant Mr. Wiggins was small as in short,lol, yes he was quite round, we used to call him humpty dumpty behind his back but he was nice to us kids, not like a certain principal we had later on at the tech(shudder...).
I have two sisters and one brother, I'm the youngest.
squiggy

Rockport, MA

#75 Feb 19, 2009
How about kickball at recess or that wicked fun square dancing. That was so awkward, but we got through it.
Chelmsford is a dump

Grand Blanc, MI

#76 Feb 19, 2009
Westford is better. The people in this town keeps voting in Phillis Eliopoulis, Dullberg, Pat "in over her head " Wojtas. This town needs an enema.
Guapo

Nashua, NH

#77 Feb 19, 2009
Pepper Spray wrote:
In high school we used to beat up on weaklins like Chelmsford Kid. We would also steal his lunch money too.
You should have spent more time on spelling and grammar and less time fighting
Deb-Kansas City

Gardner, KS

#78 Feb 19, 2009
I grew up in North Chelmsford back in the 50's & 60's. I remember Mr. Wiggin and Mrs. Breen. I had a Miss Agnew . Anyone remember her? She taught 4th grade. I remember JM Fields, Skips was the place to go after dances. Does anyone from North remember Frosty's Drugstore? I miss Chelmsford, it was a great town to grow up in.
Thibault is a clown

Grand Blanc, MI

#79 Feb 19, 2009
Him and Guapo makes a nice gay pair.
KAH

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#80 Feb 20, 2009
Deb-Kansas City wrote:
I grew up in North Chelmsford back in the 50's & 60's. I remember Mr. Wiggin and Mrs. Breen. I had a Miss Agnew . Anyone remember her? She taught 4th grade. I remember JM Fields, Skips was the place to go after dances. Does anyone from North remember Frosty's Drugstore? I miss Chelmsford, it was a great town to grow up in.
You must of been from Vinal Sq...LOL...yep...Frosty's Drugstore with the phone booth that was like 5 cents.. Miss Agnew was a very old-schooled...You may remember Drum Hill back when it didn't have all the stuff there is now and when the rotary had no lights and everyone knew how to drive thru the rotary..Ballos must ring a bell to you, and Southwell Combing---Charlie Dunigan's Bowling ally...
Linda

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#81 Feb 23, 2009
I used to hang out at Ballos Diner as well as Charlie's Bowling alley,yes, I was one of THOSE girls(blushing). I remember Mrs. Breen,she was a very nice lady. I also remember Drum Hill way back when,lol,long before McDonalds and all the other junk that came along in recent years. I remember when Crystal Lake (pre-Freemans Pond days) drained, my brother was at Louie's bait shop when it happened, he was in shock when he came home, no one believed him at first! Hah, we drove around the lakebed while it was dry, it seems like it took about three or four years for them to fill the lake again.
Tecumseh

Grand Blanc, MI

#82 Feb 25, 2009
I remember Phil and Thibault being on the band because they were to weak to be on the football team. They both played the flute.
KAH

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#83 Feb 27, 2009
oldies, but goodies....Bob White's on Princeton Street.....Cal Laughton's...The Triangle...Meadow Lounge....Robert Hall's...Swain's Pond...MacKay's Library.. to name a few
KAH

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#84 Feb 27, 2009
Anyone remember N.Chelmsford's resident-then bad-boy Billy Hamilton?
Linda

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#85 Feb 28, 2009
Yes, I partied with him on a few occasions, a lot of the girls thought he was stuck on himself but I never took him seriously. I didn't go out with him or consider him a good friend or anything,just happened to party together a few times, many, many, many years ago. Many years ago.

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