In this 1959 photo taken on Dunn Street in Barry’s Bay, Herron’s General Store is visible across the road behind the three girls in the foreground. Connie Schwieg provided information about the picture. Her pandemic project included organizing family photos, and she came across this one taken by her late sister, Joyce Lorbetskie. Pictured from left: Connie herself, Joyce’s best friend Dolores Stoppa and her little sister, Connie Stoppa.
At that time the Lorbetskie family lived on Dunn Street across from Herron’s store and Connie says it has not changed since 1959. She said, “When we came home from school we always made an excuse to drop in there because Julian, the owner (Michael’s dad) always gave us candy.” In those days Dunn Street was the “Girls’ Street” and Bay Street was the “Boys’ Street.” When the photo was taken Connie was roughly six years old in her first year of school, so she has few memories of living there as her family later moved to Conway Street. But she remembers this picture because her sister told her about it. Connie believes that Dolores and Connie Stoppa later moved to the Kitchener area.
Thanks to Mickey Herron for alerting us to this photo, and to Connie Schwieg for providing the background and allowing us to publish it.
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