What was your neighborhood like in your early life. Who were some of your first friends in your neighborhood and was was the overall community and atmosphere like?
We had a select group of friends that got together every day after school to play 'street hockey' or some other games before the dinner hour and either continued after dinner or started a new game of 'Hide n Seek or something other until we were called in for bed. On the weekends we set up tournament Hockey games against kids from the other surrounding streets. We had names picked out for our teams reflecting the streets we lived on 'like Riverdale Rats, Danforth Dragons,Poucher Pirates etc, and the Adults thought we were arranging Gang meetings and had us gather in the public park where we could be supervised by them. I and my best friend Steve would lead the interviews for hockey hopefuls every weekend and his father would arrange the practice road/ice time for us at his work in their parking lot as he was a fireman and the space was always available unless a call for the firetruck came through in which case we had to clear the area for it to depart the station. . . . Read More..Click To View All Answers (2)