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4/1/2012 15:16
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
I too was deeply disturbed to read that the Guest Book was closing down after so many
years. Words are not enough to express what the Guest Book meant to us former
Reverites where ever we are today. Memories will never fade, they are always with
us. Bob, thanks from the heart for giving me and so many others the chance not only
to remember again, but also to be able to share with others those precious times. I
too hope that there is some place where these pages can be stored. I will never
forget that Revere made us who and what we are today. I've already joined Revere
Beach.com on Facebook and hope all of U out there will join me. Again, Bob.....Thanks
a lot.
4/1/2012 12:24
Judy Holt
Boston, MA
It was with great sadness that I read this morning that the guestbook page is closing
down. I wonder if it was from lack of use over the past couple of years. I want to thsnk
Bob Upton for beginning and maintaining the Guestbook Page for all of these years.I
first discovered the page by accident about five or six years ago and was delighted to
read great memories from long ago Revere Beach that I, too, had lived and shared.
Some of the entries read like History Book pages and I hope that somehow these
precious memories can be preserved and stored somehow. It woudl be a great shame to
erase these valuable and personal memories. I wonder if anyone has any ideas for all
of these pages of shared memories. I hope some of you with whom I have been in
contact will continue to email me and perhaps we can tbink of something moving
forward. Again, I want to thank Bob Upton for his wonderdul idea for the Guestbook
and then making it a reality for all of these years. Take care and keep sharing for as
long as the Guestbook is still available Judy Holt
4/1/2012 8:35
Bob Upton
Revere Beach
Thanks so much to all of our contributors here at the RevereBeach.com guestbook! This
Guestbook will cease to operate very soon. Please go to RevereBeach.com and click to
our Facebook page. Feel free to share your favorite memories, stories and recollections
with us as we move forward. Your generous contributions have helped to build the
RevereBeach.com community and our online network of friends. Thanks again!! -Bob
Upton, RevereBeach.com
3/21/2012 11:55
Maria Scheri
3/18/2012 11:01
Buddy Marcujs
Cary, No Carolina
grew up on Sumner st and No Shore rd enjoyed workiing at Arthur's Creamery and of
course the beach. It is hard to tell strangers what we had. Oh yes, I remember selling
papers for Blondie for .03 each and shining shoes by the Crescent Pharmacy. Enjoyed
playing softball every Sunday at the Garfield Jr high field. i miss the pepper steak
sandwiches at Rudolphs on the beach. I remember setting pins at the bowling alley on
the beach. It is amazing what comes comes to mind when you think back that many
years ago.We had a lot of good times.
2/28/2012 20:54
Harold Spector
Peabody Ma
Just checking in to see if my class of rhs57 are around
2/26/2012 9:45
Dorothy Bailey
Portalla
New Hampshire
It was nice to see my father mentioned-George Bailey. His business is still located in
Revere, a town he loved. My sister Elizabeth, took the business over following his
passing in 1978. My husband and I now live in southern NH via Va and northern MA.
We don't get back there much, but when we do, the beach is always a destination.
2/25/2012 11:21
JUDY HOLT
The latest postings are a wonderful trip down memory lane; some of these things I had
completely forgotten, such as the shoe store ex-ray machine; (how safe was that)?I
remember being very little when my mother and I would take the "Blue" bus up North
Shore Road to Shirley Avenue to shop. I remember the two drug stores that faced each
other on opposite corners of the street and sitting at the counter to have a coke and a
piece of custard pie. I remember Dr Seigal, the dentist and sitting in the waiting room
while my mother wss with the dentist. And I remember having a temper tantrum in the
5 and 10 cent store when my mother wouldn't let me have the toy I wanted (that
tantrum was short-lived, believe me). And my mother would buy one piece of :Fiesta
china each week at the same store until she had accumulated a nice collection. The
latest postings were so great; just like the postings when this website first started. it
seems that this website is having a new life. hope it continues. Please keep the
memories coming;they are wonderful.
2/23/2012 2:06
Roberta Liebert
Collins RHS 1954
Longwood, Florida
I lived at 48 Shawmut Street (Kelly's Meadow, a/k/a Kelly's Dump)from the time I was
born,1937, until I was married in 1960, at the Pines Community Church, at the Point of
Pines, and then moved to Point Shirley, Winthrop. Growing up in a beach community is
something not every kid gets to experience. My first job was selling tickets at the
Hippodome Merry Go Round on Revere Beach. It was so much fun. I spent almost
every day at Revere Beach, cutting through a path off North Shore Road, that came out
by the roller skating rink, and we always sat on the beach near the Cyclone. I spent many
hours at that roller skating rink and could do all the dances. I remember all the places
listed above by "Kelly Meadow". I can add Sam Silverman's Drug Store (who had a
fellow named Johnny, who was the "soda jerk" behind the counter). I would go up there
and get the Sunday Boston Globe and a pint of Lady Borden's vanilla ice cream. It was so
creamy. Costanza's Drug Store was on the other corner and Dot's Shoe Store was on the
corner of Agawam Street & No. Shore Road. We got groceries at Sam & Dave's on North
Shore Road, and they delivered them to our house, as we had no car in those days. I
had a friend named Lana Russell, and her Dad was a wrestler named "Rebel Bob
Russell", who lived on Agawam Street. Right across from them lived Tommy Campbell,
Walter Carney and Arthur Brown, and up the street a little bit lived my friend Gail Collins
and on the corner was Tommy Brennan. I am wondering if Judy Holt remembers George
Bailey, of Bailey Photography in Oak Island. He photographed my wedding in 1960.
Someone mentioned the barber shop across from Schwartz's Deli on Shirley Avenue. I
distinctly remember "Mike the Barber" who had pure white hair. I also remember
Frank's Fish Market on Shirley Avenue, where they had big fish laid out on ice in the
window. I remember putting my feet in an x-ray machine to get the right size shoes at
Lazarus Shoe Store as a kid, and I remember buying big cream puffs at the bakery there.
I am due for my fix of Kelly's fried clams and will be making a trip up to Revere and the
Boston area in August. Hope I have brought back just a few of the many wonderful
memories I have of growing up on Revere Beach.
2/22/2012 15:08
Corinne
(Greenberg) Forman
2/19/2012 17:14
Bayla (Sallop)
Feldman
2/18/2012 21:00
Hal spector
N shore of Boston
New here. Sure to look in and surf here time to tim
2/18/2012 15:04
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Lived in Beachmont from 1942 until 1974 and then in North Revere until 1984 when I
moved to PA. I have many great memories of the Beach including the wonderful smells
you would get as you strolled along. One particular favorite was that "custard" Ice
cream. I often go the the Jersey Shore now, but have never found that particular taste
even though there are many stands that claim to serve custatrd. Don't know if it is just
nostalgia on my part, our if there really was a difference. However, I still hold a soft spot
in my heart for those special treats you could get on the Beach
2/18/2012 10:08
judy holt
Boston, MA
The ecent post about St. Theresa's Church in Revere brings back such wonderful
memories of attending that church as a little girl; I remember every Sunday walking up
North Shore Road with my mother (no car in our family) in the cold the heat of summer,
it didn't matterr. I remember making my first communion and because of the long fast
in those days kids would be fainting off the kneeler as we waited for Father Leonard or
Father Tagney?? to give us communion. I wondered why I didn't faint (tougher I guess
from those long walks).After we had received our first communion there was a
breakfast served with cereal and milk and I forget what else but the high-light was
cupcakes and Hoodsies afterward. It was wonderful; can you imagine the parents today
with this kind of dessert? When we moved from Revere my mother and I walked up
North Shore Road to say goodbye to the priests and Father Tagney (still not sure of
spelling) gave me a little gold coated statue of "Our Lady of Knock" and all these many
years later; I still have it. Lets keep sharing memories I have shared for years and they
never run out> Tske care all of my friends who have contributed over the years and
please keep in touch with your memories
Judy
2/14/2012 16:03
Joe Repici
Saugus
Just a few words to wish all a healthy new year. Bob, great job with the site, haven't
been hear in a long, long time. EVERYBODY, PLEASE STAY HEALTHY, AND ENJOY LIFE,
IT'S A LOT SHORTER THAN WE THINK.....
1966
2/14/2012 12:59
tom o'gara
United States
I SIGNED THIS GUESTBOOK A FEW YEARS AGO, I LIVED ON DUNN RD. IN 1948, I WAS 10
YRS OLD . I ALSO HAD A TWIN BROTHER, BILL.WE WERE ALTAR BOY'S AT ST. THERESA'S.
WEN'T TO PAUL REVERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR 3 YRS, THEN MOVED TO
CHELSEA.NOW LIVING IN TUCSON, ARIZONA.
2/14/2012 7:43
Bob Upton
Revere Beach
To all of our friends and visitors at this guestbook, I apologize for the despicable and
hurtful postings that have appeared within the past few days. This is not the type of
content that we are accustomed to seeing here and it will not be allowed in the future.
Please feel free to notify me directly as some of you have regarding unacceptable posts
to the site. I will try to be more vigilent in monitoring the entries. Again,lets share the
rich memories of Revere Beach here as we have for more than 13 years. -Bob
2/13/2012 19:36
Judy Holt
MA
To everyone who read the terrble email from that "pedro" guy; I, too, don't know how it
every got posted and has stayed on the page for nearly two days. In the past this post
would never had even made it to the page at all. I don't know if anyone monitors this
website any more and that is not good. I am sorry such a posting got through. If I knew
who to contact I certainly would and I will try. Take care and stay tuned for some very
nice memories. Judy
2/13/2012 12:26
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Shalom, Sorry to have to write these words. I'm amazed and disgusted at the things
"Pedro" was allowed to enter into the Guest Book. How could such a thing happen? No
place for politics here!!!
1/28/2012 12:54
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
To all my Friends where ever you are, I'm sure that you all still have memories to share.
This is the place and this is the time. Don't let those pleasant memories die, here is
the place to keep them alive. Looking forward to sharing with you...long live Shirley
Avenue!!
1/4/2012 0:54
Harvey A. Levinsky
I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR
1/1/2012 1:15
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Mike, I made it this time. Wishing U all a Happy New Year. All the best in 2012, and
never forget that it was Revere which made us who and what we are today.
12/23/2011 11:58
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Happy Channukah, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my friends and to my
classmates of 1958.
12/21/2011 8:41
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanakkah to lovers of the old Revere Beach. I lived in
Beachmont through the 1940's and moved to the Projects off Broadway around 1950
and graduated from RHS Class of 1953.
I have fond memories of the Beach; bowling
on Sundays with "our gang", the Derby Racers, the Cyclone, Joe and Nemo's, Howard
Johnson's, The Virginia Reel, the Whip, Crabbing beneath Holt's Pier and the inevitable
stomping on the mud to look for clams. I still make an occasional "Clam Run"to
Kelley's and to visit my dwindling number of friends and relatives. In fact, I'm due!
Best Wishes to All! Don
11/24/2011 9:19
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who loves Revere Beach, has lived by Revere Beach or
who has visited and loved Revere Beach, It was a long time ago when I lived in the Oak
Island section of Revere-about a 10 minute walk from the beach). Thanksgiving as a
little child living in a small neighboorhood was all about the sharing, the wonder and the
eating of that once a year elaborate dinner. During the summer my mother "Put up"
vegetables from our garden so on Thanksgivind day she would cook (in her pressure
cooker) the carrots, green beans, squash and turnips from that stash. My father baked
apple pies from scratch and just before Thankgiving a wooden crate of baking apples
would appear in our kitchen and after our meal my father-with great fanfare would
serve us hot apple pie. Because my father weas English he would always have his pie
with a slice of cheese and, to support him in his odd choice, so would I. Waking in the
morning and smelling the turkey roasting in the oven and the bustle of my mother in the
kitchen with my father getting in the way, was a comforting and exciting ritual of my
earliest child-hood memories. And when we finally sat down to eat our feast, I usually
had my Thanksgivining head-cold and wouldn't be able to taste a thing. But all was well
anyway in our little house on Oak Island Road, near Revere Beach. May your
Thanksgiving be healthy and happy no matter where your travels have brought you. And
I hope you don't have a head-cold
Clearwater, Fl.
11/22/2011 14:10
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Happy Thanksgiving to all from an old Beachmont boy.
11/6/2011 18:12
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
We are gearing up for the BIG ONE! RHS Class of 1953 Reunion Committee is preparing
for our 60th, reunion! In the next few weeks we will be checking out a few sites to
hold this memorable occasion.
Anyone who has changed their Snail Mail Address,
Telephone Number, or EM address, please contact us at [email protected]
Please make an effort to attend this festive event in 2013, Summer or Fall; let me know
your preferences. Thanks, Don Santos, for the Committee.
10/14/2011 17:36
donnie banks
hemet ca
just wanted to wish all my old classmates rhs 1956 a great class reunion this weekend. ss
i could not be there, but wish you all the best. See you for the 60th one
10/4/2011 3:20
Phil
Sunny Fla.
My days of stomping around Revere Beach...was during the 60's and I remember the
Cyclone...and Bill Ash & Annes Pizza, and Bob's Arcade..and who could forget Joe &
Nemo's Hot Dogs Mmmmmm ! Ah the good ole days where did those fun days go ? !!!
9/28/2011 13:25
Joe Screnci
Colorado Springs,
Colorado
RHS Grad 1971; Fitchburg State Grad 1977; Grew up on Keayne Street, had a lot of
friends and have lost touch since I left for the USAF in 1979. Teen years at Revere Beach
across from the Wild Mouse, where we met a lot of bikers, who influenced us to ride; I
am 57 now and still ride, have 2 motorcycles. If you recognize me or want to write,
please do. All the best...
9/27/2011 6:03
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
To all my olde and dear friends, wishing you all SHANA TOVA (Happy New Year).
the New Year bring you all Health Happiness and Success.
9/6/2011 10:20
Robert (Bob)
Stolman
Heading for Revere this month. Have not visited for 35 years. Looking to see a lot of
changes. Revere High School 1961.
9/5/2011 12:34
Scot %22Buzzy%22 Portland Oregon
Kamins
Las Vegas
Jack Ingham RHS 1960
Looking to reconnect with old friends from Revere. Graduated BC High in 1962.
May
8/21/2011 8:06
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction, It's a little early, but I want to get the ball rolling for RHS Class of 1953's 60TH. Class
New York
Reunion, coming up in less than two years! First, please note our NEW EM address:
[email protected] Any Classmates who have changed their mailing
address or EM address in the last 5 years, please send me your correct information for
our records. If anyone else on here knows of any RHS Class of 1953 Grads, please have
them contact me at the above EM address to update their information. This is a big
one and who knows if their will be another. I have a large collection of Revere Beach
memorabilia and my Computer Background Scene is of the Revere Beach area around
the Nautilus. I have fond memories of "the Beach"; being from Beachmont, we spent
time swimming across from the Pleasanton Hotel, walking the Beach on Sundays with
our crowd after church, bowling, Joe and Nemo's "all around" hotdogs, Kohr Bros
Pistachio or Banana "Frozen Pudding", The Cyclone and the Derby Racer, Et al. I moved
to New York in 1966 and try to get back as often as possible; gotta have a Fried Clam Fix
once in awhile!
8/18/2011 20:56
Llillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego CA
8/6/2011 13:03
Roy Upton
8/3/2011 13:44
Benjamin Sklar
Knoxville, TN
Graduate of RHS '66. anyone there remember me. I lived on Shirly Ave, worked at
Crescent Drug store, and basically lived on Revere Beach during the summers rain or
shine... Punks Corener, Bill Ashes, Kellys Roastbeef, and the great rides and honkey tonk
atmosphere... Ah..those were the days. any one there from my class??
7/16/2011 11:05
Jack
Langhorne, PA
If you are a Revere High Grad, it would be great to show the year you graduated so that
we can check or yearbooks. Jack Ingham'RHS 1960
7/7/2011 19:02
Elyse (Kenney)
Smiertelny
Amesbury,
Massachusetts
I have so many great memories growing up on Revere Beach. Miss all my old friends.
Would love to hear from anyone from the area. Went to Wolcott, the old Garfield and
Revere High. Peace
It's true, one cannot go home again. Visited the beach and did not recognize anything
except the sand and water. Thank goodness I can still remember 'the good old days'
were for a nickle one could get Koor's soft ice cream
Really nice sight Bob. You and your colleagues did a good thing. Your cousin Roy
7/6/2011 15:39
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
Wonderful memories on the Shirley Ave. Facebook Group!
7/2/2011 17:42
Janice DeAngelis
Cafarella
LOOKING FOR
ANTHONY
CARMOSINO - RHS
'56
THE CLASS OF 1956 IS TRYING TO FIND ANTHONY CARMOSINO. OUR FLYERS HAVE GONE
OUT AND WE DO NOT HAVE THE CORRECT ADDRESS FOR HIM. E-MAIL ME IF YOU KNOW
WHERE HE IS LIVING. HE HAS GONE TO THE PAST 3 REUNIONS. THANKS - JAN
7/2/2011 16:49
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
THE CLASS OF 1956 IS TRYING TO FIND LORRAINE TRUNFIO MALFITANO. OUR FLYERS
LOOKING FOR
LORRAINE TRUNFIO HAVE GONE OUT AND WE DO NOT HAVE THE CORRECT ADDRESS FOR HER. E-MAIL ME
IF YOU KNOW WHERE SHE IS LIVING. SHE HAS GONE TO THE PAST 3 REUNIONS.
MALFITANO
THANKS - JAN
7/2/2011 16:43
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
LOOKING FOR CLASS HELLO TO REVERE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1956 - OUR REUNION IS OCTOBER 15TH AT
OF 56 CLASSMATES THE PEABODY MARRIOTT - CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR FLYER
YET....
7/2/2011 10:21
Billy Gallagher
Trying to find Richie Fuller, moved from Revere around 1957 to Melrose we think. Was
a Road Shark. anybody know where he is or about him?
6/28/2011 14:26
ELAINE HIRSHBERG
WALDMAN
LIVING IN DELRAY BEACH, FL. AND LOVING IT.
6/16/2011 11:17
Jim Jaillet
Full-Time RVer
currently in
Monroe, WA
Hi, I lived in Revere in the 1950's. I'm looking for a long-lost friend Richard E. Fuller who
went in the Air Force about 1958. If you know of his whereabouts or relatives in the
Revere area, please email me at [email protected] Thanks.
6/3/2011 17:46
DAY TRIPPER
ENTERTAINMENT
Somerville
Looking forward to summertime on the best beach in the US
6/3/2011 16:21
robert (bob)
stolman
las vegas
Will be back in revere in sept. Would like to connect with some high school buddies. Email me at [email protected]
6/1/2011 10:23
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Just want to take a few minutes of your time to relate to you all a wonderful experience
I recently had. At the recent class reunion RHS '60 old classmates of mine began
asking about me. To make things brief, if I can....through a friend I obtained the E-mail
address of another old Friend from Walcott School days. It was some one I hadn't seen
for well over 35 years. She, just by chance lives in Ca.,so I got in touch. As good luck has
it, she lives not far from where I was visiting at that time in LA. We had a chance to
meet twice, once at home at once at Mort's Deli. We went over those days gone by,
as if they were only yesterdays. Chances are we might meet again soon, only this time
here in Israel Again, keep those memories rolling in...
5/31/2011 19:43
Gloria (Nicholson)
Hobson
RHS Class of "56" 55th class reunion. October 15, 2011, Marriott Hotel, Peabody. Sure
hope you can make it. Contact me at the above email address to be sure we have your
correct mailing address.
6/12/2011 18:15
Santa Paula, CA
4/30/2011 18:22
GERRY COHEN
NEW YORK
JUST SIGNED IN TO SAY HELLO TO ALL THE GUYS FROM NATS POOL ROOM, I REALLY
MISS THAT PLACE. GRADUATED IN 52, NOW RETIRED SPENDING TIME TRAVELING,
GOING TO THE GYM, PLAYING SOFTBALL AND GOLF.
4/30/2011 15:51
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
My family lived on Shirley Ave. across from Sam Paul's and the chicken store. We were
not related to Anna's family. She does have wonderful memories of the shirley Ave.
area. I remember the brick bldg at #146 where we lived on the first floor. When my
grandfather's spitz dog had puppies, he would parade then in the front lawn for future
sales. I also remember our yards backed up to the fire station and I got to climb on them
often (with adult supervision from the firemen), an awesome thing for a five/six year
old. I miss the old 5&10, Elm Farm, Stop N Shop, Lazerous Shoes, Carroll Cutrate and so
many other establishments on the Ave. including the bakeries. Many of us remember
when Sam Berry's was sold and changed to Schwarz' Deli, it was the first time I saw and
experienced air conditioning. Got my hair cuts at the barber shop across the street and
had chocolate frappes at Izzy's Drug store which later became Crescent Pharmacy.
Richie Dolan and I with other friends used to play stick ball in the big parking lot behind
the drug store. We liked to use the white pimple bounce balls vs the pink ones which
would split in two often, then we would have to play "half ball." Mr. Dolan beat me 99
out of 100 times, but we had loads of fun. Who needed money in those days? OK
people, let's see more nostalgia on this great site.
4/23/2011 7:47
Kerlly Meadows
CITY OF
REVERE,MASSACHU
SETTS
4/21/2011 4:05
hannah
california
4/18/2011 16:51
Harvey A.. Levinsky clearwater, Fl.
WISHING ALL A HAPPY EASTER !
Kelly Meadows
Anyone looking for members of the cohen family from Shirley ave in Revere...1940's1960's?
I am still in rehab here in Clearwater FL. from a mild stroke since Thanksgiving. I would
like to wish all my friends a HAPPY PASSOVER and HAPPY EASTER .
4/16/2011 18:55
Charlie Goldstein
Lusby, Maryland &
Harpswell, Maine
4/9/2011 19:41
Robert %22Bob%22 LAS VEGAS
Stolman
LOOKS LIKE I WILL HAVE TO MISS OUR 50TH REUNION...I LEFT REVERE 34 YEARS AGO
TO GET AWAY FROM THE SNOW & COLD...I'LL BE SPENDING THANKSGIVING IN MY
WARM LAS VEGAS HOME...THINKING OF VISITING BACK HOME IN SEPTEMBER... BOB
4/6/2011 16:24
STAN FELDMAN
IF ARTHUR GARBETT EVER READS THIS, HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLD FRIEND FROM
CAMPBELL AVE DAYS. I DID REMEMBER ALL THESE YEARS LATER STANLEY
3/27/2011 9:38
Kelly Meadows
Revere, MA 02151
RHS 1955
Sunday March 27, 2010 We grew up in Kelly's Dump / Meadows. From 1948 to
1960 or thereabout's. Attended Paul Revere School. The beach was our backyard
during the SUMMER. From sunup to bedtime, we would be on or near the
beach at Bluebeard's Palace - Virginia Reel. Got some terrible sunburns at the
beginning of the season but would then darken up and not burn agin. We
shopped at Coppinger's market on No.Shore Road and at Giguer's on Revere St.
We bought candy at Lou's Candy Store on Revere St. by Sachem St. Mrs.
Paretsky's store at the corner of Dunn Rd. and Sagamore St. was another favorite
to by kid treats when we were flush with money ( 3 cents to a nickel ). Had
Pizza from The Ritz Cafe on Revere St. ( now Billy's Tse's Chinese Food
restaurant ). We would shop at the Boston "I" Store up on Revere St. Beyond
The SCHOOL. And then we would shop at Pierne's market, even further up on
Revere St., across from the Venetian Pizza place ( now Maggio's ). In the Winter,
when it snowed good, the police would close Sagamore St. from Revere St. down
to Calumet, and it would become our coasting hill - "Sagamore Hill" Summer, we
would rent a rowboat at Holt's Pier and row out into the inside curve of the
breakwater and fish for flounder. We did OK on occasion, if I remember right.
Under the Pier was a very fertile clam bed and we would fill a galvanized pail full
with steamer clams within a couple of hours. Bringing them home, we would
shuck half and freeze them for fried clams later and would sream the rest and
eat them right away. Never got sick on them as I remember - there was not
much polution in the water in those days. We would play baseball at City Field corner of the beach and Revere St. ( it's still there - called something else now ).
We would sell "OLD" racing programs at Wonderland Dog Track until the older
kids pushed us away. We would ice skate in the Wonderland Parking Lot during
fluke occasions when the whole place would flood then freeze and make for
skating for a short period of time. Bay Road Chapel was our Troop 17 Boy
Scout meeting room in the basement where we learned to cope with nature, us
being city kids. Breakheart in Saugus was our forest and woods where we could
put into practice all that we learned at Boy Scouts. It was a simpler time and a
3/17/2011 11:06
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Stoughton, MA
Haven't been on the site for a few years since I started with Facebook. Growing up in
Revere will always be my favorite memory. My grandchildren love to hear my "Revere
Beach Stories".
3/14/2011 2:26
Robert Stolman
Las Vegas
HELLO 1961 RHS CLASSMATES...ANXIOUS TO ATTEND OUR REUNION, BUT WHEN IS IT?
IN JULY? OR NOVEMBER... BOB
3/8/2011 11:47
Judy DeAngelis
Lynnfield
Looking for classmates of RHS class of 1961 - Our 50th Reunion is coming up - Sat. Nov.
26th, 2011 at Spinelli's
3/1/2011 19:57
HARVEY A.
LEVINSKY
CLRARWATER,
FLORIDA
ON THANKSGIVING DAY I HAD A STROKE,I AM IN REHAB NOW, HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO
WALK AGAIN, THEN I CANNOT WAIT TO DRIVE UP NORTH AGAIN TO KELLY'S ROAST
BEEF AND TO BIANCHIS PIZZA... 3 MORE MONTHS TO GO I DO NOT MISS THE SNOW
......
2/23/2011 10:38
bob glina
austin, texas
class of 53 rhs.
2/22/2011 16:47
Bob Carbone
REVERE BORN NOE HI BEEN HERE LOYS TIME JUST WONDERING IF ANY OF THE GANG FROM kELLEY'S DUMP
SO CALIF
& PAUL RVERE SCHOOL FROM THE 30'S 40S 50S EALY 60S ARE STILL AROUND LIKE
FLYNN MARLEY CORBELE DUFFY CAMPELL RUSSEL JONES GLENON LEAR SMITH
O'DONNEL SHEA ROBINSON FLANAGAN STANLEY JUST TO NAME A FEW DROP A LINE i
KNOW MOST ARE IN MID 80'S MID 90'S BOB CARBONE [email protected]
SURLEY ALL YOU GUYS REMEMBER GIVING PENNIE TO THE BATTLESHIP
MASSACHUSETTS IN THE LOWER GRADE SCHOOL IN THE LATE 30S AND 40 41 TO BUY
THE SHIPS BELL AND ORGAN AND LIBARY WELL THAT SHIP WENT ON TO ENJOY A
WONDERFUL BATTLE RECORD IN WW2 AND IS A MUSUEM TODAY IN YOUR STATE
BOB CARBONE
2/22/2011 9:33
Bob Fox
Marblehead MA
graduated Revere High 1955
2/21/2011 7:19
cassandra
revere
Hi Revere Beach,You Have The Most Beautiful Fireworks In The Summer.... That's
Why I Love Coming To The Beach And Seeing Them Ever Summer Year... And That's
Why All Of MY Grownup Friends Love Coming To See Them Too Every Summer....
Especially My Best Friend Rebecca Who's In A Wheel Chair... With Feeding Tubes... And
Can't Eat Anything...
2/21/2011 7:10
cassandra
revere
I love comng there
2/6/2011 22:03
susan
cherry hill nj
2/6/2011 19:17
Lori Siciliano
Melrose
I love this beach. I'm 50 years old and have been going to Revere Beach my hole life. My
best memories were the rides and ARCADES.
2/6/2011 17:57
Laurie
Formerly Saugus
Ma. currently Ct.
Hi Revere beach! I miss you so much, I wish I could take you with me wherever I go :-(
2/5/2011 21:18
Bob Carbone
Revere born now So Do any body on here know if any of the Carbone clan are still around like Mary Carbone
Cal
Lori Carbone And Arthur R carbone children of Arthur L and Mrylte A carbone of
Agawam st yep dats right "KELLYS DUMP" the best place in revere to have grown up in
the 30's-50's also any off spring of John H Carbone son of John J carbone ans Louise
(nee) young if you know of them give them my email or my land line 951 487 1003 I
am th last of the clan left and am in my 80's would like to hear from any or all and if you
feel you know me hell drop a loine ok BOB CARBONE
2/3/2011 13:54
cheryl (Perillo)
Lehoux
2/3/2011 11:40
Richard Cohen
2/3/2011 9:32
George C. O'Connor Revere, MA
Good to see this up and running!
2/1/2011 22:35
Anne Todino
McNeff
photos are wonderful, great memories
2/1/2011 21:27
Susan Goldberg
Milton, MA
Please say a prayer for our friend Rita (Leonard) Rogers who passed away Tues., 2/1.
She was a great friend to many and all of us from RHS 1958 will remember her dearly.
Also, she was very instrumental in making our 50th class reunion a huge success. God
bless her in Heaven.
2/1/2011 19:48
Joe DeVitto
Las vegas Nv
2/1/2011 17:44
Janis LaFreniere
Revere, Ma
We were getting our Breakfast at Kelly's RoastBeef Sandwiches, then cruised over to
Biances pizza for the rest of breakfast and the car died. So here we are, all this food and
the dog too, we had to ride the blueline to Medford, Hilarious!!! I live in San Diego, CA
now, but I'll always remember Revere beach for that. I have never ate like again, that
was my mom's way to feed us. I love my mom!!
2/1/2011 17:23
Debra Cantalupo
Cook
Carver, Ma
Graduated RHS in 1971, grew up in Beachmont Revere Beach was my hangout and it
was wonderful growing up there...wish we could bring it back to the days when we
would go there on Easter Sunday all dressed up and go on all the rides....
1/29/2011 7:31
Carole Di Lorenzo
Foye
Billerica, Ma
Hi Judy, wow do you bring back memories, haven't heard from you in awhile, hope all is
well. Happy New Year
1/27/2011 0:40
ROBERT STOLMAN
LAS VEGAS
HI FROM LAS VEGAS...STILL LOOKING FOR:
PETER CERNIGLIA LARAINE GOODMAN
JERRY DORFMAN BUZ KAMINS
STEVE SUGARMAN GERRY CRIVELLO
RICHIE
ACQUAVIVA JOAN DIROCCO
1/25/2011 19:55
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
What a wonderful surprise to hear from old friends like Bobby Glass and Bonnie. I can't
wait to hear some of Bobby's memories of those days when we were all young and life
was endless. Sharing memories validates that there once was a little place called Oak
Island where we were all neighbors. Sharing memories in this way makes it all seem real
and not a fairytale that never really happened. Let's keep sharing. Looking forward to
sharing some old stories with you. Judy
1/25/2011 16:17
Bonnie McMurchy
Coffey Stenson
dover,n.h
Bobby is my Godfather.This site is a blessing.It really is.Lee and Epping are practically
down the road from Dover.Plus I know exactly where the track is.My late dad retired to
Nottingham,N.H.which is even closer to the track in Lee.My brother Don Jr.Lives in
Nottingham now-Bonnie
1/24/2011 16:59
bobby glass
oak island
hi to all, i just heard about this site from my brother in law,fred roland. bonnie i will email you, judy holt, how well i remember you,jacky, and your mom lil. i still own the
family home on oak island rd. i spent 32 years on the revere fire dept. i retired in 05 and
this year will mark 53 years as a nascar race car driver, 2010 i won 5 out of 14 races i
entered at two different race tracks, lee usa speedway lee nh and star speedway epping
nh.
1/22/2011 23:54
Bonnie McMurchy
Coffey Stenson
dover,n.h
I remember my father Don McMurchy at my insistance took down a giant icicle from our
house and put it in the bathtub for me to enjoy.It was as tall as I was and there was a
picture of me in the bathtub licking this giant icicle.I remember swinging on a swing in
The King's backyard.Billy and Barbara King.Barbara was close in age to me.The tree the
swing hung in was enormous.the higher I swung the more I seemed to see of the entire
saltmarsh I was on top of the world it seemed.....Rosemary Connors was my best friend
,her brothers hunted ducks,they stuffed and mounted a few of the ducks and displayed
them in their home. I liked to touch their soft feathers. They still looked alive.
1/22/2011 8:08
John Rush
Revere Beach Blvd
Loved the beach as a child visited a lot from Charlestown,then Winthrop. Moved back in
2009 from Vero Beach. live across from the beach. Not moving out this is where we
want to be. As I type this, Im looking out towards Nahant. Spectacular scenery always
changing.
1/19/2011 23:59
Bob Upton
Revere Beach
Happy New Year to all of our loyal and longtime visitors to RevereBeach.com We've
come a long way since our first entry in 1997! Thanks so much for sharing all of these
wonderful memories!! -Bob Upton, RevereBeach.com
1/18/2011 21:31
Lois (Drake)Campise Santee/California
Well another year behind us, just want to wish all my old friends from Beachmont and
Beachmont/Revere Revere, a wonderful 2011. It's been so many years since I have been home. Have a
Great Year.
1/17/2011 20:40
Judy ShaponickGiordano
Danvers, Ma.
Tlhis is like being in the "old neighborhood" again! I grew up on the "Ave" and Revere
Beach was my playground. Wonderful memories here...thank you Reverebeach.com
1/15/2011 11:39
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
How wonderful to go on our website and find some brand new posings. And some new
friends as well. I am so glad to see our beloved site is still alive and old friends are
posting again. I think it is wonderful that we email each other privately but please keep
sharing with all of us. How about this icey winter? Reminds me of winters in Oak Island
when icicles hung from our roof and when they fell we would eat them like lolipops. I
remember being skinny enough to walk on top of the crusted snow and not sink in. And
how magical did the beach look when snow covered the walks and benches and the seawall; the water was so gray and the snow so white; almost like a different world.The
marshes would be ice covered and the dead brown grass would be glistening when the
sun shone on it. I remember a little white dog, named Jerry, who lived on Oak Island
and would run around like crazy in the snow he loved it so much. Happy New Year
everyone and enjoy the snow and if you are in a warm place remember Revere in those
days when we loved snow.
1/12/2011 22:54
Bonnie McMurchy
Coffey Stenson
dover,n.h
After reading all the posts it is obvious I am home.My mother Marge Coffey-McMurchy
died in Wrentham mass.a few years back.Suzanne is in california settling there after
being stationed in Long beach(Navy) so many many years ago.I have not seen her in 50
years,Dennis is in maine and Don is in New Hampshire.My father Don McMurchy passed
in 1979.My Mother was never quite the same after Joseph's death.May she rest in
peace.My half sister Lee Corbelle still resides in Revere,unless she has passed.I do not
know.Of all the posts Judy Holt's ring sp familiar to me.I was born in 1957 and Bobby
Glass was my first Crush.I remember his swagger and his cars.I was just a baby and he
was like superman to me.i remeber Lillian Glass her house was a second home to me.i
was quite a little wanderer.Out in the marsh,snooping in people's back yards.My
sisterand Brother adored me and I was quite fearless.I remember munching"onion
grass" most likely chives in someone's yard.The balloon man who escaped from the
retirement home selling balloons.The story of Old man Papp.Halloween parties at the
Carl Willard Mabe school.Mom saying"be home when the street lights come on"Those
days,those wonderful days.
1/12/2011 21:58
Bonnie McMurchy
Coffey Stenson
dover,N.H
My family lived on Oak island Road.My Brothers Dennis,Joseph,Charles(Donnie)Sister
Suzanne.We all remember.Halloween and Christmas,the ducks and minnows in the
marsh.The horseshoe crabs.Acorns and the "pig nut"tree.Ruth Arsenault's picnic
table.The Pratt's pony and the old mule that lived nearby.Huge moon snails on the
beach that made collars of sand to hide their eggs.My brother joseph drowned off the
Dizzy Bridge.Those railroad tracks and those sweet blackberries that grew so close.-B
1/12/2011 20:52
Richard Mezoff
Hi, I grew up in Revere, and my grandfather had a kosher meat market on Shirley Ave.
from the early '50s to the early '60s. It was called Mezoff's Meat Market or Mezoff's
Kosher Meat Market. I wondered if anyone remembered it, or had any suggestions
about where I might find a picture of it. I've tried a number of sources so far, with no
luck. Thanks, Richard
1/12/2011 16:15
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Judy Holt: Those buckle up rubber boots would fit right over your shoes and we used to
call them Galoshes I believe.
1/8/2011 11:50
Dominick Scarfo
Coral Springs Florida Pini sent an email suggesting that the flow of info on the site is slowing way down and
suggested that we write in. Great suggestion. Everyone has great memories growing
in Revere. Along with those memories are great and lasting friendships in a time when
being a kid was a different world. We were always out making our time and organizing
games on the spur of the moment. We knew when to be home and spent the whole
day out without adult supervision. (Or so we thought). When my father came home at
night he told me everything I did that day. I am sure it was the same way throughout
the country, but to me Revere was special. Had a great time at my 1958 reunion two
years ago and at my wife's 1960reunion last year. Not many young people had the
opportunity to grow up in a beach community with all those rides. There were
sponsored days when you could go on any ride for a nickel.
1/8/2011 11:22
Susan Goldberg
Provincetown, MA
1/1/2011 5:05
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
1/1/2011 0:01
Mike Kirsch
Hi! Grew up by Shirley Ave. in Revere and I love all the stuff online about our old
neighborhood.
Will begin by wishing all of U out there a Very Happy Happy New Year. Mike Kirsch,
my friend,maybe this year we will finally meet. Believe me the honor is all mine, even
being #2 here is fine. My wish for the New Year is a simple one.....give peace and
reason a chance. Revere will always be in my heart and mind, just hope that more
people will join us here and try to share their memories with all.
Southern California First of all I want to thank my friend from the other side of the world, Pinchas Schwartz
who reminded me (as if I could ever forget) that it was my turn to try and be the first
post for 2011. May peace come to the troubled mid-east. With some hard work, maybe
it can be done. I really appreciated the recent postings of Judy Holt and Al Bent.... It
brought back cold shiv-v-v-vering memories of my childhood living atop the hill in
Beachmont. Of course turning on the news on TV now shows the real misery of the 2010
blizzard you just had. I want to thank my Revere friends who communicated with me
during the past year or two. You may be out of sight but not out of mind. A few names
come to mind - Don Santos, Jack Ingham, Lenny Hirshberg, Phyllis Shepard, Bon Glina
(one of Nat's boys), Bob Selya, Rich Paul, Larry Upton (my favorite sports writer) Bob
Upton, Lou Generazzo, Ben Limoli, Lois Campise, David Zaslow, Ernie Sochin, Joe
Internicola and all the others out there. I left Beachmont 55 years ago but I am still a
Revere-ite in my heart. Have a great happy and healthy 2011. Regards, Mike Kirsch
Camarillo, California RHS 1953
12/24/2010 18:36
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
12/22/2010 17:38
al bent
NV
Judy Holt! You have some of the same memories I have of xmas growing up and winters
of long ago youth. Our house was so cold in winter we closed off the living room and put
blanket on floor below door to keep out draft. Did not use living room except to watch
TV 1948 and we were bundled up on couch! Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob Smith!
Ahhhhh the good old days huh?
12/21/2010 8:33
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
I had to write when I looked out the window this morning and saw snow, beautiful,
clean, crystal white snow. Remember snow when you were growing up in Revere?
Remember the coal truck stewing ashes on the road turning that beautiful snow black? I
think this is an accurate memory;maybe someone can verify this. I remember my father
going down cellar very early in the morning to shovel coal into the furnace so it would
be warm when we all got up. I remember boots that buckled and I remember my
mother tugging them on so I could go out for about five minutes. Remember woolen
snowsuits that got sopping wet but who cared? And making "snow angels" and being
light enough to just jump up and see the beautiful snow angel you created? My
brother and his friends would build snow forts and pelt the passersby with snow balls.
Remember going to church (some of us) and getting those little decorated boxes of hard
Christmas candies. You held your box by a little string and I thougt it was great. I also
remember the wind that would scream across the marshes and through the cracks in
the kitchen door; my father would nail a horse-hair blanket to the kitchen door to keep
some of the drafts out. But on cold winter Oak Island winters, at this time, I remember
the magical time of waiting for Santa Claus to come. We did have elaborate Christmases
or a ton of toys but the few toys my brother and I received were a wonder on Christmas
morning-Santa left a few crumbs on the cookie plate and just an inch of milk in the glass
so we knew it was really him. These are some of my long-ago winter memories of
Christmas and snow in Oak Island; I wish all of my friends and website visitors a holiday
filled with wonder and joy and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year
12/17/2010 18:59
paula greene
rappaport
12/14/2010 13:04
Jack Ingham
I graduated Garfield Jr hi in 1957 and Revere Hi in 1960
Langhorne, PA
Activity on the website seems to be slowing down. Too bad as I have enjoyed reading
many of the old memories. I did not make it up for the RHS 50th Anniv. Party for 1960
grads. I would be interested in hearing from any that did. Was there many who
attended and was a good time had by all? P.S. I hate trying to read the code you must
insert to submit a message.
12/3/2010 22:23
al bent
Carson City NV
I have info on Kelly's Dump for Molly Wilde if she wants to email me
11/9/2010 4:37
David Jacobs
coronado california thanksgiving again,must be cooling down by now,I remember those sweat shirt days as
a kid(1930s)we had a 90 degree day here yesterday.thats why I moved here
1954.allthough you dont shuvel coal and remove ashes anymore you still get the
pleasure of snow removel.at my age I will let someone else do it.happy new year
everyone
10/31/2010 12:25
cameron Eugene
cummings (gene)
ocala florida
Was born and brought up in revere (beachmont) Went to school as gene cummings.Was
born on cresant ave jn back of the fire station on winthrop ave.Todd was thr name of
the people that owned the house. MY FATHER WAS cameron cummings his job was
manager of the A & P ON WINTHROP AVE.just about every one new him as he was kind
to the public during depression days he never did collect all the debt that was owed him.
My Mother's name was Sybil,Sister Carmen,brother bobby,sister betty. I went into the
navy at seventeen,I am presently a world war 2 veteran. WE were all brought up on
Revere Beach. When it was a real beach.with all the rides and hot dogs and root beer
both were a nickle each.Ten cents for the show and fun house. Well i could go on and
on but i wuill call it quits for the day.by the way i am in my 84 year.
10/12/2010 11:20
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Ah, Halloween! After coming back from trick-or-treating, I remember our parents and
friends having halloween perties. The hit of our party was bobbing for apples. My dad
would fill a large metal bucket with water, press a silver coin into each apple and dump
them all into the water. One-by-one we kids would duck our heads into the bucket and
bite into an apple to get one out. If you were lucky, you got one with a quarter in it. We
sang hit tunes of the day and had a grand time. We never worried about getting sick
since all the kids put their heads in the same water bucket. Also, we were never afraid
of the candy we got from the all the houses we visited.
10/10/2010 14:50
paul Atlas
Plaistow, NH
Any visitors from the Chelsea or Revere Class of "64" ?
10/10/2010 9:50
Judy Holt
9/29/2010 2:49
Debbie
Bothell, WA
9/26/2010 17:50
james robson
pa
9/25/2010 20:07
TOM O'GARA
9/3/2010 18:44
Lois M. (Drake)
Campise
It's been awhile since I've written but I do visit the site quite often. I couldn't let a
Halloween go by without writing about how it was in my little neighborhood in Revere in
the late 40's-early 50's when my brother and I went "Trick or Treating" we lived about a
ten minute walk from the beach. And from our house we could see the lonely silouette
of the roller coaster against the night-sky. My brother and I believed it wss haunted with
ghosts and goblins on Halloween night and we stayed far away. Being still really young
my mother would group with other families and we would go around our little neighbor
hood from house to house yelling "Trick or Treat" and the treats were far different than
today, we were the lucky recipients of hot dougnuts, hot cidar, little Halloween napkins
tied with colorful paper ribbon with pop-corn in them, candy corn and sometimes even
small change. Our costumes were usually home-made of old sheets, our parents
clothes and the more ceative parents ideas. But sometimes our costumes came from
Woolworths and would be so cheap they were lucky to last the night but we didn't care
we thought we looked great. My brother, Jacky, being four years older could venture
out with his friends and would be much more unforgiving if not given a "treat" he and
his friends were known to "soap" windows or "egg houses", or so he said. It was
innocent yet very exciting walking around at night and hearing the wind as it roared
across the marshes (well probably not every year, but enough)and letting our
imaginations run wild. These are some of my Halloween Memories of a long time ago in
Revere. Also, a big hello to all of my "Revere Beach" website friends, hope to hear
some of what you remember, too.
was in MA for a week over 4th of July, wonderful, loved Boston, but loved this beach
even more, very clean, we had a great day there
MYSELF, AND MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL GREW UP IN KELLYS DUMP. 70 DUNN RD. I
BELEIVE. 1948- 1953. THEN MOVED TO CHELSEA. THIS WAS A KID'S PARADISE. THE
BEACH, AND ALL.PAUL REVERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ETC. ALTER BOYS, ST. THREAS'S.
GREAT MEMORIES.A VERY SIMPLE LIFE.
Santee,
Calif./Beachmont
Just surfing, haven't been to Revere Beach in many years, just wonderful memories.
Working at Rotherham's Popcorn stand. Wishing everybody a wonderful Labor Day,
hope Earl doesn't do to much damage this week end.
9/2/2010 19:59
judy m.
peabody
the beach was a great place to grow up...even in the winter..jumping on the big blocks
of ice on the beach and sledding behind kelly's and across the street.. summer or
winter.. from beachmont to oak island.. the beach was awesome!
8/24/2010 20:16
Darlene
8/20/2010 13:52
david Z,
Beachmont/Vista,
CA
The Privatization of America's First Public Beach.
Everett
8/4/2010 21:06
christina
stoneham
massachusetts
My mom, Leonia, last name was Doheney, was born in 1955 and was born and raised on
revere beach she wont ever stop talking about the beach and how wonderful it was, and
i just wanted to say good job for doing all that your doing the beach is cleaned up, we
can actually look at old pictures, memories for my mom and she loves to talk about it all
7/30/2010 16:10
Phineas T. Bluster REVERE.MA.02151. FRIDAY JULY 30, 2010 4:06 PM To: JOEL MORRISON AND
NINA
USA
BROOKS.
OF BOYNTON BEACH, FL. I HOPE YOU TWO ARE COMING TO THE
R.H.S. 50th CLASS REUNION ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 BEING HELD AT
THE HOLIDAY INN, ROUTE 1, PEABODY, MA. ? HOLIDAY INN tel. # 1-978-5354600 (to reserve a room ). COST IS $80 per person - for TWO EVENINGS FRIDAY, 09/24- cocktail
party and
SATURDAY, 09/25 THE
REUNION ! IF INTERESTED - SEND MONEY AND OTHER ATTENDEE INFORMATION
TO : FRANK LILLO , 5 GUILD ROAD, SAUGUS, MA, 01906 BY AUGUST 15, 2010
, SO WE CAN GET A GOOD COUNT.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE !
AND ANY OTHER REVERE HIGH GRADUATE OF THAT ERA . WE WILL HAVE A
Worked for John Hurley at Hurley's Frozen Custard - loved every minute of it. 1972 - 73
Very good story from Bill M. from
7/26/2010 20:51
Bob Carbone
San Jacinto Ca
&Revere Mass{
KELLEY DUMP
Bob Carbone Am long time resident of kelley's Meadows just a few cooections Gas
station at Revere st & no Shore was Sianez's for yrs it was a shell station and the little
store at Dunn Rd had lots of owners one was Mae Marley of the famous Marley clan
from the Meadows also a little store at top sagamore hill and Revere st was Jack.s
Variety store I think he had it up into the late 40's Also you left out MR.Ed Wymans
Butcher shop just over th B & M bridge at Revere st & Sagomore Hill also cross st From
Coppinger'S at Beachland Ave & No Shore Road was B4 Morgan' Bar it was an A & P
grocery store yep the" Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co" fame and asross the street on
Revere st from Jacks store was a little Italian Mkt that had everything in Italian was
Russo's store a couple doors down from Sagamore on Revere street Was Sal's Barber
Shop and next to that was a cobbler and taylor shop & the flood gates is where we all
learned to swim AH LA NATURAL!!! go figure miles n miles clean safe beach n we kids go
skinnying at the flood gates Dug lots clams at the DIZZY BRIDGE @ low tide at one time it
had lots razor clams there pre polution late 40s I'D betta shut the hey up but I go back
to the 30's in the infamous or FAMOUS Meadous or what eva lived on calumet Street
next to the FLYNN's with the Marley's on the other side
BOB CARBONE
For those
that,Fought for it,Freedom has a taste and meaning,The protected will never
knowignnee
7/26/2010 20:25
Bob Carbone
San Jacinto Ca
&Revere Mass{
KELLEY DUMP
Lon Lindquist your email addy is no good I got both back it said failed write at my addy
[email protected] bob carbone
7/24/2010 23:16
lori lindquist
7/24/2010 7:41
Pauley
N.H.
7/13/2010 15:58
Paul Revere
Revere,
JULY 05, 2010 Monday
Memories. Fourth Of July. Kelly's Dump-Revere. City
Massachusetts,U.S. Field. Holt's Pier. Judy Holt - are you related to Dick Holt of Holt's Pier Fame ?
A.
Probably ! Hoagie's Sub Store on Ocean Avenue ! Paul Revere School - 100 years
old and now all rebuilt. It'll never be the same but a place to start NEW
memories. Hal's GAS station on corner of Revere St. and No. Shore Road.
Coppinger's store on the corner of Beachland Ave. and No. Shore Road. Western
Union deliveries by Mr. Coppinger in his Jeep. Mrs. Peretsky's store on the
corner of Dunn Road and Sagamore St. Flood Gates . Dizzy Bridge. Red Nutile.
Marguerite Di Orieo. Natasha O'Brien (?). Johnny Shea. Skipper Lane. Fred
Barrett. Americo Damarto. Ritz Pizzeria. Boston I Store. IF YOU CAN ADD TO
THESE NOTES, PLEASE LET ME KNOW AT:
[email protected] Thanks
In Advance. Mr. Bopp
I was at the saugus website when I saw an entry from a Bob Carbone who stated that he
comes to the Revere website daily.If you still do,U are my greatuncle and I would love to
talk with U
Looking for some photographs that show some of the motorcycles parked along the wall
at Revere Beach during the 1960's.
7/5/2010 10:14
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
7/4/2010 20:59
Alyce B. Fitch
Portsmouth Virginia I have many happy memories of Revere Beach. of my walks on the beach in the fall and
early spring with a Very dear sweet lady, Theresa Conigliano. We would push baby
carriage and walk along the beach. You all know her baby grew up to be Tony
Conigliano of the Red Sox. The war was still going on. Her brother was at Ito Jima as was
my husband. A very trying time. In 1950 I lived at Camp Lejuene NC. In June the
Marines left and were on their way to Korea and to The Inchon Landing. I came back to
Portsmouth VA. My husband also served 2 yrs in China.
7/3/2010 8:49
PAUL.REVERE
BAND.STAND.HOLT'S.PIER.CYCLO
NE.VIRGINIA
7/2/2010 19:46
Gloria (Nicholson)
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
7/2/2010 15:37
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
When the 4th of July rolls around, I still remember sitting those evening on the Beach
watching the sky being lite up by all those tremendous Fire Works displays. Of course,
if I didn't make it to the beach to watch, I also remember those late nite booms wakeing
me up, and me running to the front room on the second floor of our house. We lived on
Campbell Ave. and from the house had a clear view of the Ocean.
The sky would lite
up as if it were day, and those memories are still with me today after all those years...
7/1/2010 16:04
bill portalla
oh the 4th of july at the beach!!! the smell of tanning lotion and pizza and fried clams
and of course joe and nemos hot dogs.....I would start the day at city field, where there
would be all kinds of races and games followed by an assortment of sweet treats. I
would then go home( never with a winning tropy) and sit on my front porch on north
shore rd and watch all the back to back traffic. The cars would be loaded with kids and
adults just smiling cuz they knew they would be at the beach in just a few minutes. I
DO NOT REMEMBER bbqS ..... Just hours at the beach waiting for the adventure to
begin.
eppinh,nh
This is to thank Alyce Fitch for the wonderful, wonderful email this morning about her
walk along Revere Beach with her friend whose son grew up to be the famous Tony C.
These are the memories we need to preserve and cherish. Great memories were
shared just this week about the 4th of July in Revere so long ago. And how about the
"Soap Box Derby races" and shinnying up the greased pole and sitters on the top of
poles just because they could do it. Was there any place in the world more fun to grow
up in than Revere? I don't think so.
4th of July at Revere Beach! As others have said when the 4th comes along so do the
memories of the fireworks at Revere Beach. When we were too young to be at the
beach for the fireworks they woke us up and we would watch from our upstairs
bedroom on Agawam St. Couldn't wait to be old enough to join the crowd at the beach
and stay until they launched the fireworks which most of the time was well after
midnight since they liked to keep the crowd longer in hopes of them spending more
money. The 4th really drew quite a crowd. It was a very happy exciting time.
6/30/2010 11:54
beachbum4eva
Hey all. Fourth of July on Revere Beach. They had a barge go out and shoot fireworks
way back . All the families used to sit in the sand and the kids would play in the water. In
the dark the water scary when you were young. We would go to Sandys rides before the
fireworks went off. It was one of the only "family thing" we really did. Teen years I
worked at Hurleys Custard. So busy, They had 3 shifts. Hurleys Palm Garden right next
door. Live bands. It was wild. I do wish my kids would have grown up with an
amusement park down the street. Summer jobs for anyone who wanted one.The
biggest question "what is frozen custard?" Good to visit this site. Happy fourth.
6/27/2010 12:52
Sandra Snyder
Spotswood,
Bluestein RHS 1945 NJ/Delray Beach,
Florida
I will be most happy when 'they' bring back the amusements and concession stands to
the beach instead of that park!!! I would like the children of today to experience just
some of the 'wonders' I enjoyed as a child------ What I see there now does not make me
want to come back anymore-----It's so sad.......the beach with the ocean and sand is
always wonderful and awesome to experience----but where is all the fun and excitement
of the amusements?? and who could ever forget those wonderful 'Nickel Days'?????
6/26/2010 11:37
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
I apologize for a couple of spelling and tense errors; as far as I know we can't do a spell
check and if I try to go back into the text I often lose everything. As an English Major in
college this really bothers me (a little bit) Happy Summer, Judy
6/26/2010 11:33
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
I,too, am puzzled by the entry about a bad hair day for one of the entries. This site is to
share our fondest most cherished memories of our beloved Revere Beach; to keep our
memories fresh and alive by sharing them with our friends who feel the same. Revere
Beach in summer in the late 40's and 50's was all a child could dream of; soft white sand
to sift and dampen and make sand castle and when it grew too hot to run through the
waves that crashed over you and cooled you right down. It was a moment of panic when
you couldn't spot your families blanket spread out among all those hundreds of other
blankets marking your small spot on the beach and the wave of relief when you saw
your father waving to you with both arms stretched as far as they could go. It was that
icy cold first sip of strawberry kool-aid from a large thermos your mother brought along
with the balogna sandwiches, watermelen and potatoe chips. It was the soft towel your
mother wrapped aound you when you were blue with cold from staying in the water too
long. But most of all it was the warmth of family around you on a familiar and beloved
place that was and is Revere Beach; these are the kinds of memories I hope we continue
to share and to use this wonderful website the way it is meant to be used. Have a
wonderful summer and please keep those memories alive.
6/23/2010 18:15
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
I haven't written in a while, but I feel I must respond to Jeanette Livick Mulligan's note.
Jeanette, what does a bad hair day have to do with this Revere Beach site? Please
lighten up and send us some of your nostalgic memories of the beach. Me? I practically
lived on the Cyclone, spent much of my newspaper earnings there or playing pinball at
O'Brien's (Obies') arcade. I believe Revere's rock n roll music era started there, it was
the first time I heard R&R records they played other than on the radio. Don't forget the
teenagers (mostly girls) danced in front of the arcade. My sister Gloria was one of the
best jitterbuggers there. If my memory is correct, before Obies' arcade, there was a
tunnel of love boat ride at that site. Can anyone provide feedback on that? As I am
writing, I am looking at Peter McCauley's Pictoral History of Revere Beach (volume one).
I wonder if there is a volume two and, if so, would love to get my hands on one. I spent
a good deal of my youth at the beach, selling newspapers, rollerskating six nights a
week, swimming near the gazebo at Punks Corner and going on all of the rides on the
boulevard. To me, the beach and boulevard were Revere.
6/19/2010 3:11
Jeanette Livick
Mulligan
Chester, NH
Having a bad day-real bad hair cut
6/16/2010 3:17
billy feldberg
6/8/2010 13:37
Pinchas(Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
I guess it's that time again. I just returned from a visit to family in Revere, what can I
say....the memories are still there. Shirley Ave sure has changed, but then again so
have we all. Revere Beach, well if only the sand and the surf could speak what
wonderful stories they would tell. As I sat on the wall or stood at Punks watching the
people go by, my thought was; "What a Homogenious* place these people live in or visit
now." It was great to be back "home" again, as they say "home is where your heart is."
Would be more than glad to hear from any olde friends.
6/8/2010 6:07
CLAIRE HALSBAND
PONCIUS
PEABODY MA.
I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PICTURES OF REVERE BEACH, WHEN I WAS A KID. ABOUT 1948? I
WAS BORN IN 1938. IT WAS MY FAVORITE PLACE. MY GRANDMOTHER LIVED IN REVERE
AND WOULD GO TO THE BEACH EVERY DAY AND SIT AND KNIT WITH A LUNCH. SHE
BROUGHT ME THERE A FEW TIMES. I WOULD ASK MY MOTHER TO TAKE ME THERE ON
MY BIRTHDAY.
5/30/2010 8:55
Jen Hurley
Springfield
Massachusetts
5/28/2010 15:21
LIllian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego CA
can anyone rell me where i can buy a vidieo of revere beach or just revere. thank you
billy
Still alive and kicking. Hope to get my fourth book published soon.
5/17/2010 20:16
Ed Fallon
Parrish, Florida
(Near
Tampa/Sarasota)
Like to hear from anyone who remembers me.
5/16/2010 4:27
bob carbone
San Jacinto Ca
&Revere Mass{
KELLEY DUMP
just dropping in again been dropping in since 1998 or so
4/24/2010 10:05
P.R.-M.W.-K.D.
REVERE BEACH
AREA - STILL
4/14/2010 8:39
Mike Hemeon
Jeresy Shore
SATURDAY APRIL 24, 2010 9:45AM KELLY'S DUMP ! (KELLYS MEADOW) Origin
of term! GOOD NEWS . I've received many leads and information in my
quest to track down the origin of the terms "KELLYS DUMP" and/or "KELLY'S
MEADOW". There is also going on simultaneously a search of official records to
shed more light on the terms. I've got plenty of work to do myself following
up these leads and not much time to do it in, as I work for a living. It is
heartening to have received the interest in this search, to date. I can and will
summarize what I've learned so far and put it here for those interested as a
NEXT STEP in my quest and carry on from there. I am confident that I will be
able to uncover the origins and stories related to "KELLYS DUMP". (my
Hey Fellow Revereites! MTV is casting for a new show based on their show "Jersey
Shore". The show will be based on Cape Cod this summer and will be called (big
surprise) "Wicked Summer".
So if you know any college aged kids or older they
should try out for the parts. They pay about 10K an episode! It would be great to
have someone representing REvere on that show!
4/12/2010 20:08
EVELYN MORRIS
REVERE MASS
4/9/2010 12:47
Mark Jacobs
Germany
REVERE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 IS PLANNING THEIR 50TH REUNION ON
SEPTEMBER 24 AND 25. 2010 AT THE HOLIDAY INN IN PEABODY..INVITATIONS HAVE
BEEN SENT..BUT WE ARE MISSING SOME CLASSMATES..PERHAPS THIS REVERE BEACH
PAGE CAN HELP SPREAD THE WORD OF THE REUNION AND HELP US FIND THESE LOST
CLASSMATES..HERE IS THE LIST..FRANK ARSENAULT..JANET BELL..HELEN CRONIN..LINDA
EMERSON..JOSEPH LEE..BARBARA MARSH..BARBARA O'BRIEN..ED MCGOVERN..SANDRA
MURCHINSON..BARBARA MURRAY..PHILIP PETROSKY..KATHLEEN PIKE..WILLIAM
RICHARDS..BARBARA SANTELLA..ERNEST TEDESCO..MARY ANNE WHITING..DAVID
WILSON.. IF ANY OF OUR CLASS MEMBERS HAS NOT RECEIVED AN INVITATION, PLEASE
CALL ME OR EMAIL ME..IF ANYONE HAS ANY HINTS AS TO THE LOCATION OF THESE
Born and raised on the Beach (actually in a hospital in Brookline.) Lived for 22 years
within 3 blocks of the beach. Might move back when I retire soon.
4/3/2010 18:26
Bill Jones RHS 1961 Plano, TX
Happy Easter, and Passover to everyone. I have so many fond memories of Revere and
Revere Beach. But as a young boy would always look forward to Easter Sunday and going
to the beach to hit the rides that would be open. Many a cold Sunday. My uncle "Tony"
would sell cotton candy at the Himalaya, and double ferris wheel. So much time has
gone by and so many changes to the city and beach area. It's site like this that continue
to make the memories seem just like it was yesterday. Now I'm looking forward to the
class of 1961's 50th class reunion....
4/3/2010 12:35
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all my old friends!
4/2/2010 20:50
Cathy (Smith)
Doucette
Sharon, MA
The photo of Schwartz' deli brought back so many memories! Would love to re-connect
with old classmates.
4/1/2010 19:34
bobbi Perotti
Garrett
Houston, TX
3/28/2010 20:25
Kathy Upton
Consolo
3/28/2010 19:23
Carole Di Lorenzo
Foye
Billerica, Ma
Dick's Diner on North Shore Rd. at one time was also known as J & G Diner owned by
Joann and George Foye
3/18/2010 23:33
Tony Blasi
Auburn, Maine
Louise G. Blasi, who enjoyed spending hours on Revere Beach, recently passed away.
She was well read and well loved, and like the ocean waves, she reached out and
touched so many souls with her love.
3/18/2010 8:43
DON SANTOS
3/15/2010 12:32
Millie Churchill
Hopewell Junction, I love the new format; as a representative of RHS Class of 1953, I have used this site for
NY
years to track down missing former Classmates and relatives. I left Massachusetts in
1966 and luckily, our class was quite close and many of us have kept in touch through
the years. I read the recent posting about Beachmont and the sports at Frederick's
Park. I was fortunate to live across the street from the park in the 40's and have many
fond memories; the 4th. of July celebrations with races and prizes from Joe Gessman's
5&10, the huge bonfires, taking the dry ice from the ice cream boxes and throwing it
down the sewers to watch it bubble up, simple times and full of pleasant memories.
But, most of all The Beach! A nickle for a coke, a peanut and jelly sandwich and we left in
the morning and came home at "supper time", with a bucket of clams and if we were
Bob, Great job. I so enjoyed being reminded of all the beauty that Revere offers. My
parents were one of the many that met on Revere Beach at the Spanish Gables. I look
forward to showing my Mother this site. Keep up the good work. Millie
3/5/2010 14:59
Avis Surette
Revere, Ma
3/5/2010 8:55
bill portalla
epping new
hampshire
Hi Judy, Yes, I remember the donkey.......... I believe it belong to a lady we called
MADAM ZOOALIAN. She was an opera singer and perform many times at various
functions in the city. The one I most vividly remember was an Arbor Day celebration at
Paul Revere School. I remember removing Maryanns droppings and carring them
home to my yard on Calumet Street !!!!! It sure did make for a rabid growth of my
maple tree !
3/1/2010 22:27
nick harty
NH
In addition to a movie, that .25 cents at the Boulevard theatre also included a newsreel
and cartoon.
2/28/2010 17:41
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater, Fl.
I Like the new format of this site. I remember the Tumble Inn Diner on Ocean Ave, That
is where I uses to get the Boston American and Daily Record to sell on the beach from
Blondie. I made 2 cents on every paper sold. I miss the amusements on the beach, It
was a pleasure to walk down Shirley Ave, In those days you could feel safe. Does anyone
remember the movie theater on Ocean Ave where for 25 cents you could see a movie ?
2/25/2010 18:54
Bob Nesom
Revere Cruisin'
This is such a wonderful page for Revere citizens of the past, present and those who
have great memories of it forever. It felt great then and always will to have done the
music video, Revere Cruisin' with my Revere friends, for my Revere friends.
2/20/2010 10:04
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
2/19/2010 12:52
Hannah
California
2/19/2010 10:46
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
What a great up-dated and cutting edge website for Revere Beach. I love it!! I think far
more people will use this site and I wonder if "Kelly's" is a major sponsor of the new
website? I have been thinking about my childhood memories of living and playing in
Oak Island and for years I have been wondering about the little donkey who lived in a
house right off North Shore Road and down the street from where Kelly's is now. The
house is still there and I love that house it is as mysterious to me now as it was then. It
sits almost always in shadows and Maryann, the little donkey, has a little stable to the
side of the house. She has been dead for many years now of course but I can still
remember her hee hawing as peole walked by the fence. And one day she escaped and
my mother and I ran and hid from her as she galloped by. Of course they caught her a
I'm sorry but regarding 2/18/10 message I left changing email address that was not the
correct address I wanted. Please do disregard it and use the one I am using now,
[email protected] The one I left was
[email protected] (D. Banks please take note.) To repeat the
original message: Looking for some old friends from Revere if anyone knows what
happened to them or where they are please let me know.Unfortunately, the women
probably married and I only maiden names. Carol Hansen lived off North Shore Rd
Anita Corin, Rozzy (Rosaline) Katz Frances Goldman, Nancy Banks, Roberta Ellis,
Bobby Finklestein - Thank you for informing me he passed away Any of Sam Paul's
boys, Donny Detucci, Thanks
The Tumble In Diner and "Buck-Buck, how many fingers do I have up?" are just a few of
the memories that remain with us today, all part of our growing up in Revere(Revere
Beach). How often do I sit here and try in my minds eye to see all those old places
again. Peoples names and even sometimes their faces are as clear as if it were only
yesterday..... Just a reminder to all of U, that on Facebook there are several Revere
Groups. Shirley Ave,Walcott and Liberty Schools,Garfield and of course RHS are just a
few. A personal thanks to all al U for your entries, wish there were more from others
also.
2/18/2010 22:43
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
To those who were discussing the Tumble Inn Diner. It was in fact located at the corner
of Ocean Ave and Beach street. I know because I spent about six years selling
newspapers for "Blondie" and we newsboys met at the diner where Blondie had a spot
near the door and passed out the papers to us to sell on the beach. While waiting for
the Record/American delivery truck to arrive, many of us played "buck-buck" outside in
front of the diner. I never knew who owned the diner, but they had great food and also
one or two pinball type gambling machines to the right of the entrance. If you won, you
could cash out and get a nickle for each point you won. I gave up selling newspapers
when I took up roller skating at the rink which was next to the boxing/wrestling arena
down Ocean Ave. That's another long story, so I'll close for now.
2/18/2010 12:00
nick harty
New Hampshire
I think the Tumble Inn diner was located at the corner of Beach St and Ocean Ave
2/18/2010 2:30
Hannah
California
Looking for some old friends from Revere if anyone knows what happened to them or
where they are please let me know.Unfortunately, the women probably married and I
only maiden names. Carol Hansen lived off North Shore Rd Anita Corin, Rozzy
(Rosaline) Katz Frances Goldman, Nancy Banks, Roberta Ellis, Bobby Finklestein,
Any of Sam Paul's boys, Donny Detucci, Thanks
2/18/2010 2:15
Hannah
California
This is an email change from [email protected] to
[email protected] In reference to the Cohen family who used to live
on Shirley AV: Lillian, Eleanor, Sandra, Ethel. If anyone is looking for info just drop me
a line, thanks.
2/17/2010 8:58
Ann
I recently read a book titled Diners of the North Shore (Images of America:
Massachusetts) -by Gary Thomas. The Tumble Inn Diner was included aa were several
other familar Diners from years gone by.Some still in business.
2/16/2010 17:17
Jack Ingham,
RHS1960
The Tumble Inn Diner was right next to the entrance of the Beahmont MTA Station. Did
a lot of business with people from Suffolk Downs.
2/16/2010 14:39
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Stan, After checking with some friends, all former Revereites of course, the name
Tumble Inn Dinner seemed to be the first choice. No one seemed to remember the
owners name though and it's exact location. Hope others agree with us. It just shows
that it never hurts to ask. If any one has any more info about the place I'm sure that
we'd all like to see it here.
2/16/2010 13:10
Jackie Carifio
Aurigema
Revere, MA
My first time responding on this site. I forgot to include comments on previous e-mail.
The name of the diner on North Shore Road was Dick's Diner and the proprietors were
Elsie and Dick Collar.
2/16/2010 13:06
Jackie Carifio
Aurigemma
Revere, MA
2/15/2010 11:03
Stan Berman
Framingham, MA.
Does anyone remember a diner, located somewhere on North Shore Rd., between
Shirley Ave. and Wonderland Park. Possibly near Beach St. It came up in a conversation a
few weeks ago. I had a vague memory of it, but couldn't quite place it. It must have
existed mid to late 50's and earlier. What was it's name and where exactly was it located
? How about the name of the owner? Wonderful, Revere Trivia. I love it. Stan
Berman, RHS '58.
2/14/2010 15:44
don banks
hemet ca
bobbie collins please send me an e-email I tried your yours and it came back as error. I
want to talk too you about Mary O'niels
2/12/2010 21:00
Christine (Hansen)
Havens
Haverhill, Ma
Haven't looked at the site in a while. Life gets in the way of fun things, I guess. I liked
the first site better, I have to say. Hello to anyone reading this that remembers me.
Revere Beach still my favorite place to live.
2/5/2010 10:22
Allen McKenna
New Hampshire
Beachmont was the best place in the world to grow up, having fun with all the guys on
Bellingham Ave either playing football and baseball at Fredericks Park, or spending the
day at Short Beach. Happy New year to all who were lucky enough to be part of Revere.
2/1/2010 1:41
Bob Carbone
San Jacinto ca
Its been a while since i logged here must say its really a site Bob Upton why cant i see
more than 2 pages if any body remembers the CARBONE family pls E M me I am
lookink for my brothr Arthur's children Arthur Jr Mary and Lorraine {Lori} also any of
the old Kelley Meadows of 40-60 like flynn, marley, burridge o'donnel portella Cavici
duffys swattle cantlon kelly & corbelle drop me a e-mail Bob Carbone San Jacinto Ca
My heart is still in Revere best place in the world to grow up in the 40-60 the beach was
awesome to say the least also the best of WW2 warships were FROM Massachusetts
and one is now a musuem there in fall River at battleship cove The USS Massachusetts
BB59 (BIG MAMIE} was a crew member 1942-1945
1/20/2010 23:22
Hannah ruth Joseph California
This is a new email address. Please disregard [email protected]
new address is [email protected] Hannah
1/17/2010 18:54
Sandra Snyder
Delray Beach,
Bluestein RHS 1945 Florida and
Spotswood, N.J
Still wondering if any of the older ones are still around from my days at Revere Beach. I
know many are gone but there must be a few more oldsters like I am! I still am crying
about the amusements being gone---what do the youngsters do now for their fun and
enjoyment? Whatever it is, it can never be as much fun as I had growing up in Revere.
Have met many in Florida who have spent some years in Revere and they tell me of their
fond memories of the beach and ocean. I would love to see the amusements come
back--somehow the park that is now in it's place leaves much to be desired. Health,
wealth and happiness to all in this new year.
1/17/2010 8:33
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
1/16/2010 23:58
Roberta Liebert
Collins RHS 1954
Longwood, Florida
1/16/2010 15:07
Jack Ingham, RHS
1960
Langhorne, PA
Good morning, Mike and all of you who love this website, But I disagree that it is dying I
think our website ebbs and flows like our beloved Revere Beach Tide. I also think people
respond and write for different reasons. For Example: if someone asks a question or is
wondering about an event from Revere Beach's past then often many people respond to
help and answer the question or share their recollections about the event they, too,
experienced.I think people often need to be invited to respond. When I asked a question
a couple of years ago about the two drugstores on Shirley Avenue at least a dozen
people responded and we had a lively discussion for a couple of weeks. It was
wonderful. Some people, I think, are hesitant to write unless thier memory or curiosity
is peaked and then many respond. Not everyone is a writer but everyone shares a love
Wishing you all a Happy New Year! Ahh.. Revere Beach... a unique place to grow up! I
remember as a kid, my Mom would take me to O'Maria's, an Italian restaurant, on the
corner of Revere Beach Boulevard and Revere Street. I grew up on Shawmut Street in
Revere and spent every day on Revere Beach. Nothing like sitting on a stool with a hot
dog and a frosty mug of root beer at Mary O'Neil's, popcorn from Rotherham's, frozen
custard from Kohr Bros., pizza, etc. I loved the Nautical boats, (with the Nautical Bowling
upstairs), the Dodgems, Bluebeard's Palace, the Whip, and my favorite ride was the Tilta- Whirl. My first job, which I enjoyed so much, was selling tickets at the Hippodrome.
Great memories. I also spent a lot of my time at the roller skating rink on Ocean
Avenue. Those were the good 'ole days!
OK Mike, yeah there are many good memories about the beach and Beachmont, where
you and I both came from. Sledding on Gould's Hill, waitng till 10:00 PM for The Colonial
Ice Cream truck to come, hanging out a Rocky Beach, or on the wall at Short Beach.
Working at Holt's Pier just to get a chance to use one of the boats, riding our bikes all
the way up to and through Breakheart (when you could actually do that). Playing stick
ball against chalk drawn targets at the Louis Pasteur School. Getting some penny candy
at Bud Buzzie's, or going into Joe Getzmen's (is that spelling correct?) to see what's new.
I moved from Revere 26 years ago, but those memories are still here. Hope all is well
with you and yours. Regards, Jack Ingham
my
1/15/2010 0:30
Mike Kirsch
Camarillo, California What happened??? Did a nuclear blast wipe out all you people on the East Coast???
Nobody left out there to post on RevereBeach.com??? The tide get too high???
C'mon guys... this web site has been keeping us going for many years now and it's been
fun for too many people to let it die a slow death. Let's keep it going... it's been too good
an idea to let it fizzle out now... Regards, Mike Kirsch, Camarillo, CA RHS class of
1953
1/5/2010 21:21
teddy monteiro
florida
just a line to say hello, teddy
1/1/2010 2:12
Mike Kirsch
Camarillo, California
It is 11:PM on New Year's Eve and I am just too tired to wait until midnight. I just
wanted to be the first to wish you all a happy and healthy 2010. It seems so strange
typing 2010. My best wishes to the remnants of RHS class of 1953 wherever you may be.
Maybe I'll luck out and find that the time stamp to this posting is Eastern time (instead
of local California time). If that be the case, it is already 2010. Personal regards to
Pincus Schwartz. Next year will be your turn to be first to post. Goodnight and I hope
you enjoy the Rose Parade. Two of my grandkids worked all week on the Rainbird float.
~Mike Kirsch, RHS 1953.
12/31/2009 23:46
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet
Happy 2010 to you all.
12/31/2009 16:43
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
It's hard to imagine that another year has past us by,,,,just want to take this opportunity
to wish U all A very Happy New Year. May our hopes always be that 2010 will bring
better things.
12/31/2009 12:58
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee, CA
Just want to wish you all in Revere and Beachmont a wonderful New Year from sunny
Santee, California. Have a Great One!!!!
12/29/2009 11:05
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
12/28/2009 16:36
Jerry Guyer
Middleton ma
Havent signed in for over a year.......but as we get in our twilite years I seem to hasten
back to fond memories of my youth and Revere Beach. The crowds and excitement of a
warm summer evening.Growing up just a stones throw away my buddies and I,(Ed
Cataldo, Bob Kelley and Jake DeLeire) went surfing as we like to say.Those were carefree
times walking from The Blue Beards Palace to the Ocean View........."Those were the
days my friend , I thought they would never end"....ah but they do!.........I have a fairly
large collection of Revere Beach memorbelia I plan to donate to the city.This material
came from Arthur Corbett whose father had several busineses on the
beach..............may your memories linger on.
12/24/2009 10:08
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
12/22/2009 17:37
al bent
Carson City NV
Good morning and a very Merry Christmas a happy, healthy and safe New Year to all of
my Revere Beach friends. We even have snow for Christmas and icy cold weather just
like Christmas's long ago in Oak Island where I lived as a child. Don't you remember the
magic and barely contained excitement of Christmas Eve when Santa was so close to
coming? Remember setting out cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for his reindeer?
Remember waking to find that Santa had left you just what you wanted under the tree
and your stocking (or maybe your father's stocking) filled with fruit and small toys and
probably an orange to fill up the toe. In those days church was a really important part
of Christmas so my parents, my brother Jack and I would walk up North Shore Road (in
icy cold sometimes) to St. Theresa's church to hear Father Leonard or Father Tagney say
Has been a long time since i've entered a comment here and just wanted to wish
everyone a very Merry Christmas and Joyous New Year! Go Pats
12/14/2009 17:27
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater, Fl.
I can also remember selling papers on the beach for Blondie for 2 cents profit on each
paper which in the day cost 5 cents each . yes those were the days The amusements
were fun at the the time I also worked at Michaelson's drug store for Lou Epstein for 25
cents you could get a hot fudge sundae A whole pizza a Bianchi's was $1.25 and the
best pepper steak sandwich on the beach I believe was at Rudouph's
12/8/2009 4:42
Buddy Marcus
Cary, NC
I can remember Revere Beach as an amusement park. It was great. selling papers for
Blondie was a unique expeerience. the saturday movies were fun. working at Arthur's
Creamery on Shirley Ave was a wonderful experience. I was in Winchester a few weeks
ago and had the opportunity to eat lunch at the new Kellys in Medfordon the way to the
airport. I remember playing softball at the Garfield Jr High School on Sunday mornings.
Great memories, and I treasure them all. wishing all of you a healthy and happy new
year.
12/5/2009 13:36
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego CA
My brother Louis and I were talking about the "old" days in Revere and he brought up
Heller's Pool Room and I said Irv Heller and I were in the same class.We wondered
where he is. Anyone know?
12/4/2009 4:49
David Jacobs
(RHS1946)
coronado california Wishing everyone a happy,healthy new year.
12/1/2009 19:52
Mike Hemeon
Jersey Shore
Just a brief note that my cousin Nancy Hart,Revere High Class of 1969, passed away
suddenly on November 6th.
She spent her entire youth on Revere Beach and had
many friends from the beach and Revere.
11/26/2009 10:51
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
11/25/2009 17:52
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater, Fl.
To all of my Revere Beach website friends: I wish you and yours a happy, healthy and
safe Thanksgiving. Many years ago and about this time of day my mother would be in
our kitchen in Oak Island rubbing butter on our turkey to get that cripy skin you loved
while checking on the progress of pies being baked and potatoes being boiled for those
creamy mashed poatoes that were mashed with lots of butter and cream from the top
of the milk. My father would be in the cellar selecting the jars of preserved carrots,
pole beans and beets that my mother had "put up" the previous summer. Another one
of my father's chores was the baking of apple and mince pies. The apples were
purchased in wooden crates and were especially for pie making, he bought jarred
mincemeat for the preparing of his mince pies. Our small house was filled with
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone
11/24/2009 21:56
hannah
Bakersfield, CA
Just wanted to let anyone know who knew my dad, Alfred Nichols, aka Red or Nick, that
he passed away December 28th, last year in Merrimac, MA he was 89. We all grew up
in Revere. He was first in the Navy, then the army, then became a policeman in
Amesbury, MA. He was a great dad, he adopted me at 12 years old and I must say, I
always felt he was my birth father, flesh and blood may be strong, but love is stronger.
Hannah
11/14/2009 18:34
EVELYN MORRIS
RHS CLASS OF 1960 IS PLANNING THEIR 50TH REUNION SEPTEMBER 26 AND 27,2010 AT
THE PEABODY HOLIDAY INN..CIRCLE THE DATES ON YOUR 2010 CALENDARS..EVELYN
MORRIS
11/11/2009 19:20
Darlene
Love this web-site. Grew up on Beach Street and worked at Hurley's Frozen Custard
stand 72, 73, 74. Would love to talk to anyone about those days. Best time of my life.
11/6/2009 18:46
Ray
11/3/2009 17:30
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
If any of U guys attended The Huntington School for Boys in Boston, there's a new group
for U on FaceBook (Huntington School for Boys). Check it out. To all of U out there,
keep those memories rolling in.
11/3/2009 13:04
aji bagus
indonesia
nice site
10/31/2009 9:57
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Happy Halloween Reverites, While watching TV last night I saw a commercial for
Halloween Costumes, all pre-made and all basically the same. It looked like little girls
want to be the latest TV show character and singer and little boys a little more
imaginative. Remember when you were a child in Revere on Halloween and you
actually thought up and made your own costume? I grew up in the very late 40's and
early 50's and Halloween was still simple but imaginative and very magical and scary.
An old cut out sheet, you were a ghost, Some soot from a piece of coal and some old
clothes you were a hobo, or maybe your mother was flush in money that year and you
got a costume from the 5 and 10cent store. Remember the mask that wouldn't quite
stay on and the cheezy costume that came folded in the see through box? And when
Peabody,
MASSachusetts
Great place to visit in many part of Revere. For the Love of Israel we are here ...
www.BostonMessiahResearch.blogspot.com Give me a try!
10/31/2009 3:59
john t marino
my mother had a place on Shirley Ave, called dot's lunch...1970-1973
10/31/2009 3:45
john t marino
everett,ma
born ih 1959 in revere
10/18/2009 9:41
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
How wonderful is Revere Beach that someone as far away as Canada should discover it
through an old mug belonging to a guy named earl from 1903. And then the mystery of
who was Earl and what was his story? I can see a story written just around this incident.
How did this mug from so long ago make its way to a garage sale in Canada. It could so
easily be tossed out if no one purchased it but Mary-Jean did and now someone else has
discovered Revere Beach. Maybe someday she will visit Revere Beach and walk the
same boulevard as Earl did so long ago.
10/17/2009 15:43
Mary-Jean Dewald
North Battleford,
Saskatchewan,
Canada
10/7/2009 18:01
Bonnie Toltz
Florida
As we were packing up things that were left over this morning from our church garage
sale, one of the women took note of a small glass mug, clear on the bottom and red on
the top, that had not sold, even though it was only marked 25 cents. Upon looking more
closely she noted it was etched with the words 'Revere Beach 1903' and 'Earle'.
Knowing it had a history of some sort but having not heard of a place named Revere
Beach in Saskatchewan I suspected it might have come from Ontario. I was pleasantly
surprised when I googled the name to read about your fascinating history. What a
glorious place it must have been in 1903 and I am sure still is today. Now I can only
wonder who Earle was and how his souvenir ended up at St. Paul's Anglican Church in
North Battleford.
I've been living down here in Florida since 1974 and i wish there was a Kellys roast beef
down here. I go to Arby's every so often but it isn't the same.
10/4/2009 18:25
Bob
Canada
Check your friends in Boca Raton Mike. The last I heard she moved From Ft. Lauderdale
to Boca. That was about 20 years ago
10/3/2009 20:30
Mike Kirsch (RHS
class of 1953)
Los Angeles
California area
Just taking a shot in the dark probably at the folks down in Florida. Years ago back in the
mid 1950's, a pretty brunette worked behind the soda fountain in the family business,
the Harold Pharmacy in Beachmont Square. The pretty brunette was named Pat
(Patricia) Doucette. She met a jockey named Ray Desmarais and, the last I heard, they
got married and hit the Florida circuit. Just curious if anyone knows them or knows their
whereabouts. After all, it's only 50+ years. Thanks, Mike Kirsch Sherman Oaks,
California
9/29/2009 17:29
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater Florida
I would like to wish all my Jewish friends a Happy New year. I just returned to the area
to bury My Wife who had passed away while up in the area i could not pass up a
chance to visit Kellys at least 4 times ( I wish they would come to Florida )
9/26/2009 6:38
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Wishing all my Jewish friends, Shana Tova...and an easy Fast. Actually why I'm here is to
make a request, I see that less and less people enter their memories here. come on all
you Reverites of the past, let's keep those memories rolling in. Pass the word along to
your friends. A stroll down memory lane is the best excersise. Also for those of U who
don't already know Facebook has a few Revere Beach Groups there too. Looking
forward to seeing U all here again.
9/21/2009 13:43
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Thanks to Jack Cook, an old Revere Beach Lover, who gave me the skinny on the
historical name of Punks Corner as follows: ON THE CORNER OF THE BEACH ACROSS
FROM PUNKS CORNER WAS A BUSNISS THAT MADE PUNK. THIS WAS PURCHASED TO
LIGHT FIREWORKS, KEEP MOSQUITOES AWAY AND MANY OTHER REASONS. HENCE THE
NAME "PUNKS CORNER". So, my dad really did not know either, he just wanted to
answer my little boy's question. Thanks again to Jack for the info.
9/16/2009 11:18
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
9/13/2009 19:14
George
Revere, MA
Just a note to make a corrction on Philip(Pinchas)Schwartz's recollection of where the
two movie houses were located. He was correct about the one on Braodway across from
city hall, we had our '58 graduation ceremony there. The other movie house was not
located at the Oceanview Ballroom, but was below the Beachview Ballroom (Formerly
Crescent Gardens) at the corner of Ocean and Shirley Aves. I used to sell the sunday
Advertiser there at the Saturday night dances. My friends (usually Richie Dolan) and I
saw several movies at the Beachview Theater and Roy Rogers was one of our favorites.
By the way, does anyone really know how Punks Corner got its name? My dad once told
me it was named for punks from Chelsea who would leave their trash on the beach.
Sounds a little strange to me, so a true history of its name would be appreciated. I do
I was very sorry to hear about the death of Peter McCauley. Although, I was very
pleased to see a few articles about him in the Revere Journal and the blurb on the
website because he is most deserving of it. I met with Peter on several occasions years
ago to talk about the beach and what it used to be like back in the day. We would meet
down at the bandstand and I'd bring him a Kanes plain donut. He had a wealth of
information and was so happy to share it with anyone who was interested. I admired all
his collections for years. He was the nicest gentleman I have ever known and I'm only
sorry to those who never met him because they are the ones who are missing out. It
was an honor to be Peter's friend.
I hope that there is some memorial or dedication
of something/place in Revere in Peter's memory because I don't think that the history of
9/6/2009 16:01
A friend of my family worked at the Broadway theatre We were told one theatre would
show the main feature and the other theatre would show the second feature After they
finished the films would be transporetd to either the Broadway or Revere beach for
continued viewing. On Friday nights there were special drawings One time my
grandmother won for me a doll carriage.
9/5/2009 21:04
Dianne Wiseman
Scarfo
Tewksbury
We spent a day at Revere beach after 41 years. The beach was beautiful. Clean and
suprizingly not too many people. It is a treasure! Had pizza at Bill Ash's and it was the
same as I remember.
9/5/2009 16:27
David Zaslow
Vista, CA. (San
Diego)
John, don't forget that you also recieved a number on Saturday. There were races of
many kinds on the screen. Bikes, wheel chairs, all kinds of crazy things. You got to win a
box of candy of some kind.
9/5/2009 10:07
Philip(Pinchas)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet/Israel
I can remember only two movie theaters around those times. The Revere Beach movie
theater on the ground floor of the Ocean View Ballroom near the Beach (on the corner
of Ocean Ave. and Revere Beach Blv.) The other movie theater was in Broadway, if I
remember correctly opposite City Hall.
9/5/2009 7:06
john s nigrelli
methuen , ma
what were the 2 if not 3 movie theaters in revere around 1948 - 1955. they used to
show 2 movies , a serial story , a newsreel and 4 or 5 cartoons. ice cream , popcorn
and admission less than 40 cents.
8/30/2009 20:40
Mike Hemeon
Jersey Shore
I will miss Peter. I remember calling him many years ago and just picking his brain on the
beach's past. He recalled all of it like it was still there.
8/29/2009 10:14
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
I am saddened to hear of death of Revere Beach Historian, Peter McCauley. Such a loss
for all of us who love history and love Revere Beach. I had the wonderful experience of
meeting Peter McCauley at the Rever Beach Centennial celebration in 1996, he was with
his wife in a little Revere Beach Memorabilia boothe that displayed his vintage post
cards and books collected or written by Peter Mc Cauley. I remember a small
conversation with him about my love of Revere Beach and why. He was kind enough to
sign one of his books for me "Revere Beach Chips" and now I am so glad that I have this
book. Peter McCauley has also written a book entitled "Revere Beach Memories" and I
would dearly love to have this book as well. I am hoping someone will let all of us know
where both books can be obtained now. My deep sympathies to Peter McCauley's
It is with a sense of great sadness that I must pass along the news of the passing of Mr.
Peter Mc Cauley. Peter has been a dear friend and mentor to me for almost 20 years.
We will miss him surely but will never forget this fine gentle man. Mr. McCauley's
dedication to collecting, preserving, and educating us of the rich history of Revere Beach
is legendary. His memory will live on forever with those of us who love Revere Beach!
8/28/2009 18:48
Bob Upton
Revere Beach
8/23/2009 10:38
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
What a delight to see Malcolm Barber's email from the U.K. I remember the first time I
came across this wonderful website, also by accident and how fantastic it was
experience again how very special Revere Beach was in those days. The descriptions the
reaching out and helpfulness of this website. Bringing to the surface experiences I would
have forgotten through the reminiscences of friends on this site. I envy Malcolm for his
first time experince on this site and I hope he took the time to go way back to when this
site first started and what a wonder it was. I discovered this website a few years in and
have been hooked every since. I hope Malcolm keeps in touch with us. It also reminds
me of our close bond with our friends in the U.K. and how much history we have shared.
8/22/2009 14:14
Future Visitor
Puerto Rico
Hey, Just wondering if anyone could let me know about any bed&breakfast places or
really cheap places to stay there in Revere or nearby. I might be visiting in 2 months and
am looking for a place just to sleep in. If anyone has any advice please send it my way
through here or my email: [email protected] Thanks!
8/21/2009 8:42
Malcolm Joseph
Barber.
8/17/2009 13:14
Frank Burton
Hello from Manchester, England. I came across your site by accident and am really
pleased to follow all the lovely comments and memories of Revere Beach and the local
areas. Together our countries fight for democracy and freedom in Iraq and
Afghanistan. Best wishes to all the personnel in every branch of the military. We won't
forget their sacrifices. My father served with distinction in the Royal Navy during the
second world war and always praised the massive contribution of the American forces.
At that time he knew a very young John Kennedy (later to become your president) who
commanded a flotilla of motor torpedo boats and who, himself, served with that fine
mix of bravery and compassion. May God bless America. Malcolm.
Wellesley MA
On this side of town it's difficult to actually get someone to appreciate what a wonderful
place Revere was to grow up...But I know and you know and everyone that's close to
you must know that it was the best. I remember when the temps at night were still in
the 80's people would take a chair down to Punks and just sit and enjoy the refreshing
breeze coming off of the ocean...
8/16/2009 18:37
bill portalla
epping new
hampshire
I was sitting here thinking that the summer is almost over :( .... i started to think of
augusts past... It always seem that the waves would get enormous! I remember body
surfing in between the pavillons at the end of revere st. Sometimes the waves would
carry you right up to the the steps. I never remember being scared, but today, I think i
would just watch!!! Age sometimes does bring wisdom, but also robs one of
adventure...... anyone remember those big wave days ???
8/9/2009 1:07
Christina
stoneham
yeah! she def. remembers him and def. knows who you are, ill get her on here and ill
type what she wants me to say or whatever :)
8/7/2009 19:54
Elaine
Revere
Hi christine yes i know your mom we grew up together on revere beach she knows my
whole family to ask her if she remembers steven spears this way she will remember who
i am talking about
8/5/2009 16:18
Paul Atlas
Southern NH
Liberty School was grades one through six. Garfield Jr. High was 7-9.
8/4/2009 3:26
Christina
stoneham
I just wanted to write and say that my mom grew up in Revere she was born in 1955 her
name is Leonia and her maiden last name is Doheney just curious if anyone knows her
or anything, it'd be interesting if someone does because she misses being there and
misses the good old days!
7/25/2009 22:08
David Zaslow
Vista, CA. (San
Diego)
I lived on Dolphin Ave in the 40' & 50's. The store near the Our Lady of Lourdes church,
was called Smerlyns. Mrs. Smerlyn hade two kids that I know of. Sona and a son. The
name I do not know. He was in collage. He had a bike with a little motor on it. My sister
Ellan and I took a vacation back to Beachmont in the late eighties or early ninties. We
walked the streets and took photos. We went in to that very same store and saw Mrs. S.
We asked if she remembered us an she said ofcurse I remeber you David and Ellan. Can
you beleave that. After all the years gone by. You have to love the wonderful people of
Revere. They don't make them that way any more.
7/25/2009 19:14
Joseph W Atkinson
Jr.
Loved this beach in the fifties when i was in the Navy.
7/23/2009 17:04
Mike Hemeon
7/22/2009 17:31
Mal
I remember Joe Snows.My grandparents lived at 42 Campbell Ave. My family lived on
Charles Ave ,which ran parallel to Campbell Ave When I became old enough I was
allowed to go to Joe Snows by myself and buy groceries. .The item I remember was the
big wooden barrel with the dill pickles. They cost a nickel each and if you wanted to buy
one you paid the money and took the pickle from the barrel There were no concerns
about germs(lol)
7/22/2009 14:54
Joann D'amico
kelley
I lived near revere beach growing up what a blast.
7/22/2009 9:25
Allen McKenna
New Hampshire
Good day to all. I also remember a great penny candy store, it was in Beachmont just
past Our Lady of Lourdes heading toward's rocky beach. It was run by a really nice lady
with long white hair, my dad would treat us sometimes on the way to an evening sail on
the ocean. Another great memory is growing up in a three decker in Beachmont and
watching the fireworks in Lynn harbor while munching on my grandmothers quohogs,
and washing it down with lemonade. Have a great summer all..cheers.
7/21/2009 15:14
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Those were the days. I also remember the little grocery store down the stairs, just
didn't remember it's name or the name of the owner. Joe Snow's of course is another
thing, he and his wife Etta ran the place together. I even remember that she made the
local deliveries pushing her shopping cart down the street. My family lived on
Campbell Ave. and alsways bought a few little things there.
I always remember that
U could charge things there, just by signing your name...if she knew who you were.
Let's take a walk to the opposite end of Campbell Ave. Who remembers the Grocery
store there, Carasas' it was called. Caras & Soskin to be more exact (if I'm wrong please
feel free to correct). I think there was Yossi and Donny also. If any one remembers the
place, it would be great if U shared those memories wih us. Just want to say it's nice
Jersey Shore
I rememeber Joe Snows. Very interesting place I swear the place had no heat in the
winter. We used to stop by Joe's on our way to the Liberty school in the 7th grade
7/21/2009 13:46
beachbum4eva
I remember Sarah Gilmans store. She was very nice. Any one remember Joe Snows up
on Campbell Ave. across the street from the back side of the Wolcott School? The best
penny candy around.He was Sarah Gilmans brother.
c
7/14/2009 10:28
Mike Hemeon
Jersey Shore
Potato Chip Memories: I remember the store in front of the Wolcott School. I think
the name was Gilmans Variety. It was run by a woman named Sarah Gilman, who just
passed away less than a year ago.
I can't say I remember tha chips but I do
remember that is where I was introduced to Jewish Egg Bread (Challah).
Sarah closed
the store and got a job with the Post Office until she retired.
7/13/2009 13:55
Pearl (Kagan) Bass
Salem, MA.
REVERE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1949 is having a 60th Re-Union @ Four Point Sheridan
on Squire Rd. in Revere on Saturday, October 24th from 1-7 P.M. COME ONE--COME
ALL. Everyone is invited to attend. We are looking for classmates. TALK IT UP. For
further information contact PEARL (KAGAN) BASS @ [email protected] or call 978745-4749.
7/12/2009 9:28
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
7/11/2009 0:30
hannah
california
Hello friends, Guess what??One hundred and thirteen years ago today Revere Beach
officially opened as the first public beach in the nation. On July 12th 1896 scores of
people flocked to the beach after several days of enduring above 90 degree
temperatures to enjoy the cool, refreshing ocean water. Can you imagine the
excitement of city children to have this wonder to enjoy. Within the next few years
train service was provided to the beach and even more people flocked to the beach to
enjoy the amusements, the food and the cooling waters of Revere Beach. Don't you
wish you could just go back to the era, even for a day, and experience that excitement
and wonder of opening day at Revere Beach? To ride the amusements one more time to
experience a frozen custard or a box of fried clams..just once more??
potato chip memories. Okay, I'm probably the only one this means anything to. I
remember during recess and after school, running to a little store not far from Wolcott
school. The store set down on a lower level and you had to walk down a few steps to
get to this crowded, tiny store. I wish I could remember the name of it and the owner.
But they used to sell these potato chips called Nile Potato Chips. They were five cents a
bag and it was a small bag and the chips were so large there were probably only about 8
chips in the bag. Anyone remember that store and those chips? I can actually still
remember what they taste like and to prove that good things never die, I'm 70 and still
having great potato chip memories! Hannah
7/11/2009 0:06
hannah
california
I wonder if there is a reunion coming up for Reading High School? Looking for
something in the 50's and I'm pretty sure most of the teachers have passed away but if
anyone remembers the following and knows what happened to them I sure would like
to know. Thanks, See following: Mrs Constance Loud(may have moved to Boca Raton
Florida)I THINK SHE PASSED AWAY. Mr Leonard D'Orlando was an English Teacher and
later the Principle of RMHS Mrs Rice (parker jr high in the early 50's) Mrs Alice
Fraizer(RMHS 1955 on) Mrs Abbott (RMHS 1955 on) Mrs Eaton (RMHS 1955 on) Miss
Percy (RMHS 1955 on) Miss Sally Stembrige(not sure of spelling) RMHS0 Thanks
much Hannah
7/6/2009 22:34
7/5/2009 14:00
Bonnie Toltz
Hey everybody. First of al iwant to say that i hope everyone had a great 4th. I don't
remember where the fireworks were exactly in Revere. I vaguely remember a barge
once out in the ocean. I do remember one year when i rode on the ferris wheel and the
guy who operated it stopped it at the very top so that i could watch the fireworks. It was
awesome. I grew up in Chelsea in the veteran's projects. The 4th of July fireworks were
great then. I watched them from the roof and loved feeling like i was right up there with
them. I moved away at the end of 74 but i will never forget the great times i had at the
beach. It's a shame that it's all gone and that future generations will never experience
the rides and games. One of the things i miss is the clams from the clam box. I've never
been able to find fried clams since.
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbuz Deganya Bet, Shalom to all of you, Memories of the 4th,as a child I always remember wakeing up to
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the loud noises of the Fireworks display from the boat anchored some where off the
Beach. We lived on Campbell Ave. and had a peerfect view of the ocean both from
our front porch or from my grandmother's bed room on the second floor at the front of
the house. I can still remember today wakeing up and running into their room to watch
the fantastic display lighting up the sky and the sea. Of course if we were lucky
enough we would even manage sometimes to be able to watch this magical display from
the Beach itself, joining the crowds which had gathered to celebrate. Let's keep those
memories rolling.....
7/5/2009 9:56
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
6/27/2009 10:46
Frankie Dee
California
6/17/2009 16:10
bobbi (perotti)
garrett
Katy, TX
6/15/2009 18:26
Christine Zullo Gray Laguna Niguel, Ca
Hello friends, It's been a while since I have posted on this site but July 4th reminded me
of how wonderful it was to be a child, in Oak Island in the late 40's to early 50's.
Everything was so innocent then; fireworks were magical bursting over an uncluttered
night sky and the loud sound would have me searching for my father's hand so I knew I
was protected and safe. After enjoying the night of fireworks with neighbors we would
end up at someone's house for a late snack of popcorn and soda (tonic in those days,
remember, tonic?). Everyone knew everyone in those days and kids would go from one
house to another and knew that (usually) they would be welcomed. Mothers would
"borrow" from one another: a cup of flour, a little milk, a tiny bit of soap powder. It was
not as easy then to get to a store, most families were one car families, if that. Life was
Rememberinging those great years of the Froclics Night Club, when good entertaining
stars such as singer Jerry Vale often time was the headliner among other great giants of
the 1950's era. How could anyone ever forget likes of these great legends? Today I
continue to pay tribute to the singers and bands of my era of the 50's. You can also tune
into my Gmmy Radio where we feature the good music of the 30's, 40's, and 50's.
Thank you for allowing me to share on this forum.
I am trying to reach Richard Caruso (RHS 1960) Bob Matthews(1959) or Marilyn Vianni
Wiiliams (1961) Can anyone help?
CHS 56 The Beach & Ocean View Ballroom those were the days.
6/8/2009 9:52
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibutz Deganya Bet, I am writing this note on behalf of Jack Cook. Hellow to all Revereites, Are any of my
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friends from the class of 1938, male or female still active? Last time I saw any of you
was at our 60th Class Reunion.
I live six months a year in Del Ray Beach, Fla and six
months in Swampscott and I am in Revere every few weeks during the summer. A
Special hellow to the Terrors club of Broadway and to my doctor Leo Benecchi.
Jack Cook Does any one remember The Terrors Club?
6/4/2009 16:48
jack cook
fl. swampscott
6/1/2009 8:01
Tom
Hyderabad
5/25/2009 19:57
David Jacobs
coronado california great site,enjoy notes from all that participate/Imoved from revere in 1954
5/25/2009 10:13
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
5/24/2009 20:39
Kim ONeil
Excellent site
Like Kimberly I, too, am thinking today about our veterans who are with us still and who
have left us and how much we owe to them for their sacrifices and sometimes their
ultimate sacrifices to our country. I agree this is a wonderful website and we thank Bob
Upton for giving it to us. This website allows us to share with the community of people
who love and remember Revere Beach as it once was and maybe as it can one day be
again. If you wish to say more to one individual their website is provided to address
them personally. For me this is a more intimate and focused way to share memories
with our friends all over the world who were once a part of Revere Beach. I also have a
question for anyone who remembers a store(?) in Lynn called the "Enterprise"? My
memory of going there with my mother is very faint because I was very small at the time
Black Mountain, NC oops, forget to mention...Proud graduate of the Class of '77!!! ---- Now someone stop
me before I write a book, oh, alright, onto Facebook I go...................
5/24/2009 20:10
Kim ONeil
Black Mountain, NC First off, as I reflect this Memorial Day weekend, I would like to pay homage to all the
veterans and active service people out there. I grew up with the beach as my playground
in the late 60's and 70's. My Dad was Asst. Principal of RHS and was also retired from the
Navy (Korea), a past member of the Elks, VFW, and who knows what, he was so
secretive..lol; my Mom was a 4th grade teacher at Liberty School, both of whom has
passed. I have many fond memories of the beach and has witnessed the decline,
especially after the Blizzard of '78 helped finish it. But thru it all, I have also seen a
comeback, nothing that it was, that was a different era, as I was so often told even back
then! Oh, how I miss Kelly's clams, you just can't get fried clam bellies in the south (only
in Ft Myers for the snowbirds), they eat fried oysters here, what's with that??!! Now do
does anyone know where i can get a 1959 revere high school yearbook ? please email
me if you can help me.
5/18/2009 9:40
john s nigrelli
5/11/2009 18:36
sandra
Woodbridge, VA
Who could ever forget Revere Beach and Kelly's Roast Beef Sandwiches.!!!!
many a happy day at the beach as a child in the 50's and 60's.
5/2/2009 14:33
Bonnie Toltz
Florida
Alan, On behalf of the chelsea girls i thank you. I am a chelsea girl even though i moved
to Florida a long time ago. I was too young to go to the Oceanside ballroom but i
remember it and all the stories that were told to me by my mother. I miss the clam box
and Riley's roast beef. I have never found a roast beef sandwich that could stand up to
Riley's. Also, imiss the boardwalk with all the rides and concession stands. I was still
living in Chelsea when they tore it all down and built the condos. I cried.I saw first hand
what they started to do with all the construction and i cried again. They might have
taken it all away but it will live forever in my heart.
4/30/2009 9:45
Howard Ladd
Discovery Bay,
California
If I close my eyes I can smell the burgers and hot dogs at Joe & Nemos, the stale beer at
Lindy's, and the melted cheese on the pizza at Bill Ashs'. And, the Chelsea girls at the
Oceanview ballroom. Golden memories
4/27/2009 23:28
BonnieToltz
Florida
Hi Hannah. You're probably right. If it was in the early 50's i wouldn't remember it. I
don't mind giving my age. I just turned 61 last week so as you know i was just a baby
then. Bonnie
I spent
4/24/2009 2:30
Hannah
california
Hi Bonnie, I saw Richard Cohen's comments about the parachute ride I don't know how
old you are but I lived right off the beach, Shirley Ave, and I remember in the early 50's
there was a parachute jump (not really a ride) and they would hoist you up on cables in
that enclosure and then drop you but you were still connected to cables, really, would
be more like bungy jumping only with a parachute, I never went on it, too chicken!
Hannah
4/19/2009 19:30
bobby finestone
revere 6 months
florida bobby
at 86 years just learning this contraptions if anybody remembers me drop me a note
4/14/2009 21:58
Christina
Stoneham
I just wanted to write and say that my mom grew up in Revere she was born in 1955 her
name is Leonia and her maiden last name is Doheney just curious if anyone knows her
or anything this is cool to find people or whatever...
4/10/2009 15:22
Sandra Snyder
Bluestein
4/9/2009 18:59
Judy Holt
Delray Beach,
I'm so very glad to read that so much has been done to improve the beach area for the
Florida/Spotswood, adults but what about the children? Where do they go for their fun and entertainment?
NJ
My fondest memories are of the Boulevard theatre, the Fun house, Bluebeards Palace,
the roller coasters (better than the one they still boast about at Coney Island, NY) other
amusement rides and concession stands and swimming from morning until night
whenever I chose (weather permitting, of course) and feeling safe at all times-- what
about things for the kids to enjoy? And don't forget the joys of Nickleday and all those
coupons for free rides?? THAT was always so much fun... and so was the roller skating
rink and bowling----I had a great life in Revere...and wish all kids could have such
wonderful times in this day and age.
Massachusetts
I think two of you are talking about two different stores. One, I think was on the bottom
floor of a house in Oak Island Road, the other store I think you mean is Ratano's or
Ratanio's which actually was a small grocery and candy shop run by an old man. I don't
think the small store in the house in Oak Island lasted very long but I remember loving
that it was right across from my house. The real variety store lasted a long time I forget
the name of the street maybe Glendale Road. I had forgotten the little store in the
house. Great memories. Judy
4/9/2009 13:46
John Z. Russo III
Revere,
Massachusetts
02151
Revere Beach is a beautiful beach that has undergone a complete renovation over the
past few years. The boulevard now features extended walkways, old fashion light poles
(50's style), trees, fine Italian style dining at Antonia's Restaurant (
http://www.antoniasatthebeach.com ) the world famous original Kelly's Roast Beef
(http://www.kellysroastbeef.com/) the annual Sand Sculpting Festival (
http://www.reverebeachpartnership.com/nessf07/index.htm ) impressive high rises
such as the Breaker's Condominium with gorgeous panoramic ocean views from every
room ( http://www.RevereCondo.com ) and the soon to be built Ocean Club (
http://www.liveatoceanclub.com ) the water testing shows this beach to have
significantly cleaner water than the beaches on the south shore and the sand is filtered
4/9/2009 10:13
bill portalla
epping nh
4/8/2009 21:29
BonnieToltz
4/6/2009 18:47
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
4/4/2009 18:02
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
4/4/2009 17:24
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
4/4/2009 9:12
phyllis venezia aiello peabody, ma
I do not remember mr houston, but somehow did remind me of a candy store filled
with jars of penny candy. There was a lady who was always there, do not remember her
name, but was always smiling and very nice, maybe virginia?Forget the name of streetm
but it was the last street on right b4 you came to Kellys.
I don't remember any parachute ride. What year are you talking about?
Great memories these past few weeks. Going back to sharing our memories and
connecting with each other through this sharing is what this website is all about.
Wonderful, special memories of when we were all young and Revere Beach was vital
and alive with amusements, food and music. I want to share a memory of Mr.
Houston, a carpenter and magician at putting things together and fixing things that were
broken. To put it kindly my father was not handy at either, a wonderful man but not
"handy". But Mr. Houston could literally save the day or in my parents' case, save
Christmas for their little seven year old girl (me). I really wanted a doll house that
Christmas and that is all I asked Santa for. My mother bought a fabulous wooden dollhouse with little furniture and lights that really worked, carpeted floors; it had
A little bit of Revere Beach nostalgia! Does anyone remember the Parachute Jump
which was located on the boulevard near Beach ST.? Next to it was a batting cage. I
worked there when about 14 or 15 yrs old. For 25 cents (3 rides), you could get
strapped to a parachute then fall through a trap door and down to a large aluminum
metal chute and end on a conveyer. Confetti was used to make a smooth slide through
the conveyer. At the end of the conveyer was the exit platform (left or right), then a
wooden fence (railing) beyond that. In the latter part of the ride's life, the owner
ditched the parachute to make the jumps faster (and maybe make more money). The
people who where brave enough were told to stand on the metal platform, fold their
arms and lean back a little when the trap door was open so they would hit the metal
To Phyllis: The email address as posted does not work; therefore I am sending this
message here: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. I
salute this WWll war hero as I do all veterans.
I just wanted to pass along the passing of my dad, Ernest Venezia, who was born &
raised in Revere, and lived in CA & Las Vegas for several years. He was a well-known
boxer in the 40's in the Boston area. He was a decorated Hero in WWII and a true
Patriot until his day of passing. He would have been 94 yrs. old but his energy belied
those numbers. He will be missed.
4/3/2009 17:23
Gloria Hobson
Santa Paula, CA
4/3/2009 12:32
Gloria(Nicholson)Ho Santa Paula,CA
bson
Easter Sunday....Opening day of the rides at Revere Beach! Could hardly wait for that
day. I lived close enough to the Cyclone, the Virginia Reel so I could hear them running
them to get them ready to open. How great to walk the beach on that day and listen to
those sounds and the smells of all that wonderful food.....great memories!
3/28/2009 10:59
Bob Upton
3/22/2009 20:41
Lina
Attention all friends and visitors to RevereBeach.com and our guestbook. I need to ask a
favor of all who visit this site and truly enjoy reading all the guestbook memories to
refrian from using this guestbook as a message board. I would like to ask those who
want to continue on with personal message to each other to sign on to our Revere
Beach Facebook page. Beginnig today I will need to begin to delete the personal
messages and exchanges between individuals. I sincerely appreciate all the entries
which have made this site unique and have brought many folks together. I plan to
continue with this guestbook but we need to limit the comments to great Revere Beach
memories as originally developed. Thanks so much for your cooperation and
understanding. -Bob
Hi Beverly, That's funny, since some of my family lives in Keene, NH. Lina
3/17/2009 23:29
Michael Goldfarb
hi judy i know deddie hartman who was from oak island an her sister jill
3/15/2009 16:20
Ernest R. Dewsnap
Revere Beach
Sherman Oaks,
California
Hi Bob..thank you for your comment about my note in the guestbook. I truly have great
memories of growing up very close to the beach. Worked at Skil A Line for a few years.
I am also glad that you posted a comment suggesting not to use the guestbook for
personnel messages. I will also add that because of posting a message in this guestbook
a few years ago I have gotten in touch with many old friends and classmates from
Revere, which led to working on 2 class reunions. Graduated from RHS, 1956. Left MA
45 years ago, living in CA and have found other classmates living in CA which I have been
able to visit. Thanks!
I was one of many Dewsnap's that lived in Revere. My family lived on Sprague Sreet and
they also moved to Sherman Oaks when My Father retired from GE. I was 20 years old
when I left and I am now 79 years old and have many fond memories of Revere and my
life there. If there is anyone left who remembers me I would like to hear form them.
My address if 13322 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423. My great Aunt Anna
Strong was a friend of Mr.Mcaulies? s
3/15/2009 9:52
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Good morning, Beverly and Lina, So nice to hear from you on this wonderful website.
How about the weather these past few days? I love it. Beverly, you were talking about
the Coffey family who I remember really well. I remember the mother, Margie, was
from England originally and came her when she married a serviceman.Do you know
what happened to Margie? Did she live in Oak Island all of her life? I wonder about the
Desmond family and The Hartmans and the Healy families? And I remember in the
summer people from the city would rent the cottages for the summer, do you
remember that? It was so much fun when new kids came to play for the summer. I
remember my brother's friend Eddie Dauhl or Dhaul (it was pronounced Doll) And the
Hannigan's and the MacDonald family. I would love to know how long they lived on Oak
Keene NH, Sarasota Hi Judy and Lina, I remember Judy but I can't recall Lina, sorry. The last I heard of
Fl. ,
suzanne Coffey, she joined the military,but that was many years ago.Oak Island was a
wonderful place to grow up.Many of my family still live there. Beverly (Glass)
3/13/2009 15:56
Beverly
3/1/2009 17:01
acslade
2/24/2009 21:14
Lina
2/24/2009 18:12
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
2/24/2009 18:04
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
a voice from the
past
I do not know where Revere Beach has gone to but it sure does not seem to be here
anymore. My family has known the place when it was North Chelsea and for many,
many years with the spice mill on the marsh. So little remains that has any historic value
it is sad.j
Hi Judy, This is funny. I don't remember the number, but I just called my mom. She
said it was a single digit number. I do remember the garage on the side. there was a
chain link fence in the yard. I cut my hand on it once. I went to the Carl Willard Mabi
school for almost 3 years. Susan Coffey sounds familiar. I know that name. did she
have a brother too? I only lived there a few years. We lived on the first floor. The
family on the second floor was named Callahan. There was a boy and a girl. My mother
thinks the boys name was John. I know I lived there during the hurricane and I
remember the donkey that lived right near there. (That sounds so stupid if you didn't
live there:) We must have been there at about the same time.
A few years ago,
channel 4 did a special on the 50 year anniversary of Hurricane Carol. I actually met with
Hello Lina, Thanks for your email. It's funny but I think we lived in the same house. It
was either number 3 or 5 Oak Island Road. It was a corner house with a small yard and I
think there was a garage on the side but I am not sure. When you crossed the railroad
tracks; first you came to a little house and right smack beside it was the house I think we
are both talking about. I went to the Carl Willard Mabie School, too, and loved that
little school. Some of my playmates in Oak Island were Janice McLaughlin, Brenda
MacDonald, Denise Arsenault, THe Glass's, Susan Coffey and so many others. Are these
names familiar to you? Wasn't Oak Island a special place in which to be a child?
Thanks for writing. Judy Holt
This is a message for Elaine, especially, don't worry about the reverebeachwebsite, it is
alive and well. I want to thank the many people who responded to my history email on
my personal website and shared their great stories. A lot of times there is a time when
not many post things on this website but something always gets things going again. Last
time it was you Elaine. There is lot of loyalty to this website and I have faith it will
continue for a long time. I think there is room for every website and each serves a
different purpose;for me this is a casual, warm and nostolgic place to share and respond
or not. I would like to hear more of your story Elaine and everyone else. Thanks for
writing, Elaine Judy
2/24/2009 7:56
Lina
To Judy, I lived on Oak Island in the 50's. The big house on the right hand side. I
believe it was a 2-family. The one with the brick steps out front. I was there during
Hurrican Carol. Lots of Revere stories. Went to the Maybe school.
2/24/2009 4:50
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
Just a friendly suggestion to all of U former Reverites, if U haven't already done it....join
Facebook. Go into GROUPS and enter Revere Beach into search.. I promise all of U many
pleasant surprizes.
2/16/2009 12:17
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
2/11/2009 19:51
michael coppola
venice,florida
Hello Friends, I was thinking this morning about all the stories we must all have of how
we ended up spending a significant part of our child-hoods in Revere. My parents were
looking to move from Sommerville (where I was born )to a location where they could
rent a house yet still be close enough for my father to get to work. He worked for the
old First National Comapany in Sommerville.His friend at work, who my father always
called "Quinnie" lived in Oak Island and told my father about a house for rent there. So,
at age two I moved to Oak Island with my family and our tortoise shell cat, Toby. We
lived in shingled house AT 5 Oak Island Road. We had no car then so my father would
walk along the railroad tracks every morning and home every night from his job in
Sommerville. Through icy winters and blistering summers he would walk to work. I
i grew up on revere beach,hung out at funland park and the funspot,the beach was
great in the 1960's and '70's,remember the double ferris wheel,the himalaya rides? the
music blasting non stop..the best friends anyone could grow up with..joe stutto/kenny
bell/joe pescione/jimmy melanson/paul bellofatto/frank & joe gulla/mike&bruce
hemeon/artie& skush imbriano ..revere beach was the best of times..what i miss most is
kelly's roast beef,anna's pizza,rudolph's french fries,holt's pier,the nautillus bowling
alley......
2/6/2009 12:58
Stan Bornstein
Ipswich
Ma./Margate
Florida
site was refered to me by Dom & Elaine Scarfo
1/16/2009 1:05
Bonnie Toltz
North Lauderdale,
Florida
Hi, everybody. I grew up in Chelsea. I went to Shurtleff and chelsea high, graduated in
1966.I have very fond memories of revere beach. I remember the clam box, kelley's
roast beef, the miniature golf couse, just to mention a few. I also have a lot of memories
of chelsea. Bellingham square, murray and eddies,just to mention a few. I would love to
hear from anyone who remembers me or my family. Great site. Reading all of these
brings back so many memories.Keep up the good work. will be checking in again.
1/1/2009 11:12
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Happy, healthy and safe New Year to all of my friends whose hearts are in Revere. This
morning as I reviewed some old entries on this web site I realized we have not heard
from many regulars in some time and I hope everything is well with all of you. I also
hope this will be a year of many new friends finding this wonderful web site and sharing
their memories of by-gone days when we and our beloved beach were younger. Some
of our older members have not checked in for a while and a very special Happy New
Year to Jack Cook and his wife and to Jim Robson who has answered many of my
inquires about Oak Island and clarified the spelling of my old school's name. I think of
all of you and wish for all of us a wonderful 2009!! Peace, Judy Holt
1/1/2009 4:30
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
To all my friends, both old and new...
(:-) HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 Mike K., thanks
especially to U.. Next year will be on me.
12/29/2008 12:23
Dick Fietz
East Bethany, New
York
I tried to answer the former Standish Road resident, but your e-mail won't accept my
reply. Can you send me a different e-mail address or your 'phone number?
12/23/2008 12:40
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
Just want to take this opportunity to wish all of U here, Seasons Greetings and a Happy
Chanuka. Just a brief note..believe it or not, yesterday I met Judy
(Silverman)Fleishman, Garfield '57 here in Israel after 52 years of complete and total
seperation. Can any one imagine that kind of class Reunion?? Thanks to the Inter Net....
12/22/2008 12:07
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
12/21/2008 13:27
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Christmas brings back so many wonderful memories of my childhood. Growing up on
Endicott Ave. in Beachmont in the 1950's was great. So many places to go and things to
see. I could walk to the Louis Pasteur School and later to the Garfield before I started
taking the bus to Revere High. No school buses then, we had to take the regular bus
that looped from Broadway to Beachmont. On Saturday's we would take that same bus
to go up to the Revere Theater to see a double feature (usually one of them would star
John Wayne). Remember how exciting it was to get your first TV and watch Rinn Tin Tin
and the Serials (my favorite was Don Winslow of the Coast Guard). How about the
Smiling Ed show on Saturday mornings. Life was much more innocent then and as a
result, more fun. There's just too much for kids to deal with these days. Well, as they
Season's Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to everyone, How about this
old fashioned winter storm. Just like I remember as a little child living in Oak Island.
Snow is wonderful; its exciting and it brings out the Christmas Spirit like no other event
can (except a visit from Santa, of course). I remember how fresh and cold the bitter air
felt on my face as I walked around the block in Oak Island. I was so light and skinny as a
little girl that I could virtually walk across the hard crusted snow and not sink down. I felt
powerful and it was so much fun. Oak Island had a lot more undeveloped land then
and there was a little wooded area near the railroad track that I would walk through (on
the snow) or lay down on my back and make snow angels. And what tasted better than
a brand new icicle that just fell from the eaves? My brother and his friends would build
12/20/2008 16:25
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee California
Hi all, want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, from Santee,
California, I Grew up in Beachmont and worked at the Beach when it was the most
wonderful place in the world. Just good memories now. Again have a wonderful
Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
12/19/2008 22:50
barbara spector
hidu
minnesota now
hello i was barbara spector back then-graduated swampscott high in 67 but we came
every weekend and hing out- was quiet very shy back then- i am now in minnesota
retired from northwest airlines soon to be delta-the memories have faded - but still so
many fresh too- ok here is who i might remeber-someone named randy-carl goldbergjerry sher- al karo= etc etc please email me if you remember me-no more skinny minny
anymore- bye for now
12/4/2008 9:01
Carole DiLorenzo
Foye
Billerica
Hi, Just wanted to say hi to everyone, this is a great site, I really enjoy it. I grew up in
Revere and have great memories of the beach. I graduated in 1961.
12/3/2008 16:12
Laurie Leone
Revere,
Massachusetts
Thank you for posting photos and news about our recent Business Breakfast featuring
RPD Chief Terence Reardon. We always have a great time at our breakfasts and a lot of
people join us! In fact, our next Business Breakfast is scheduled for Thursday,
December 11, 7:30am-9am at Antonia's Restaurant, 492 Revere Beach Boulevard. The
guest speaker is Paula Gold, VP Regulatory Affairs of Plymouth Rock Insurance. Ms. Gold
will speak about Competitive Auto Insurance Rates and the new "managed competition"
in Massachusetts. We hope to see you there...
11/25/2008 3:12
Pam De Groot
Mass
I am trying to get a new list of people who use to hang out at Punks Corner. We held a
reunion a few years back and am hoping to do one ina year or two. Have started a group
on facebook dedicated to Punk Corner people. Please go to facebooks and sign up.
Thanks Pam DeGroot
11/24/2008 11:30
Lenny Hirshberg
sorry to hear about Dov {Buddy}Levy he was a nice friend
11/22/2008 22:34
Mal Bruce
Love Revere Beach, work on Revere Beach and never take for granted the beautiful
shore line and ocean we have at our doorstep. Pre-Thanksgiving Party at BK'S (the old
Buddy's) looking for old friends, new friends and fammily Wed 8:30 pm Karaoke, always
a great time and friendly atmosphere
11/21/2008 10:38
Lynda
Peabody
I grew up in Revere. My parents still live in the house on the boulevard by Kellys Creme. I
remnember the Paul Revere House Lillian!! I Climbed the trees in front of it with my
friends and we watched alot of things from there. My parents had a reception at the
General Edwards Inn at Carey Circle Do you remember that? Last memory I have of it
was going there for dinner after my high school graduation. As a beach resident I am sad
to see the changes to the boulevard..except ..I do like the sidewalks and lighting. The
condos and "new" people taking over is discouraging. Revere Beach must always be
public and treasured.
11/19/2008 22:04
Dick Fietz
East Bethany, New
York
I have fond memories of the Ocean View ballroom, the roller skating rinks, Donovan's,
and the beach, itself. Cousins Alice and Charles Fietz both went to Revere High.
11/19/2008 15:10
hannah
California
FOR ANGIE AT BEVALACQUA, I tried emailing you but that is not a complete address so
am leaving message here. It's about your mom's Italian sauce. Is her recipe a secret?
my mom made the greatest Italian sauce but I don't have the correct recipe and she is
long gone, anyway you could share her sauce with me? I am in California and sorry, I
have not had good sauce since I have been here (or since I left Revere...East Boston
some great Italian restaurants. Hannah
11/19/2008 13:47
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
With deep regret I must inform all of you who knew and remember Bert(Dov)Levi, of his
death on Mon.Nov.17,2008. Dov lived in Salem,Ma. at the time. He was 73 years
old. Dov will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him well.
10/29/2008 14:35
Angie
I love being Italian! My ma makes the best sauce!
greece, ny
10/28/2008 20:03
Elaine
chelsea
Good evening everyone its been awhile since I have been on but I need your Help I am
looking for two People who may be my sisters there names are Dawn and Darlene
Goddard the Mothers name is Donna Law or was back then If anybody knows them can
you reach me and my family and let them know were looking I have been on line
searching but I am getting know were at all so I figured I come on here were everyones
know each other so if you do have them contact me at [email protected] and
let them know were looking Thank you so much We didnt know were else to search
Once again Thanks
10/13/2008 18:40
beachbum4eva
10/9/2008 18:44
Ellan Zaslow
Winthrop, Mass.
Just moved back from California....Class of 1958
10/7/2008 12:57
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
It's always nice remembering what was,it's those memories that have molded us into
what we are today. I have a small request,if any one knows of any former Reverites
who live here in Israel,I'd be more than happy to be in touch with them. Exchangeing
memories with others is something we all like to do, and a walk down the Avenue
together can be fun. Thanks in advance, and any of U are invited to get in touch with
me.
Shalom
10/5/2008 19:22
beverly glass algeni Keene New
Hampshire
[email protected] to Lillian, I think you mean the Paul roger house Lillian, I had my wedding
reception there in 1961 also;and I'd also like to find a picture of it.
10/5/2008 12:05
Richard Cohen
To Judy Holt, You really go way back for me, I remember the blackouts in the mid 40's
when we lived on Shirley Ave. across from Sam Paul's fruit market. Everything got quiet
and seemed to stand still. My mom waitressed for several years to supplement my
dad's meagher income to help put food on the table and clothes on our backs. Will
never forget Wednesday dollar day sales at Filene's Basement, that was an adventure
unto itself. Woment would be waiting impatiently at the Summer St. entrance for the
doors to open, then burrt through scampering for bargains. I used to stand on the
stairway between the main and sub-basements looking below at all the "little ants"
running around trying on clothes. When an impression for a little kid. Most of our
closthes came from dollar day and my mom would alter those that didn't fit. Say Judy,
Was not around for the rationing. My grandmother used to make bread with what was
rationed. It had strong brewed coffee and molasses in it. Any body have a recipe with
those ingredients??? I remember green stamps. I dont remeber what we got with them,
I am sure it was something that was needed. I remember when I was small, I could see
the Wild Mouse from my bedroom window. Used to think the car would go right off the
that sharp turn on top. I thought it was on the corner of Revere St. Enjoy reading all the
entries. The beach was big part of many peoples childhood. So true... We are who we
are today because of it.
Milton, MA
10/4/2008 11:47
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Good morning, everyone, In this time of tightening our belts and working on budget I
started to think about living in Oak Island during the mid forties to early fifties and how
my family struggled to keep their heads above water. I barely remember "ration books"
and my mother improvising to make meals based on what was available. Substituting
syrup for sugar and making Oleo in place of butter. My father maintained a garden
behind our house and grew tomatoes, beets, carrots, string beans ect. I remember the
lines he would make for the string beans to climb. He loved that garden and nothing
gave him more pleasure than to rake and hoe his little plot. My mother would
preserve vegetables from the garden to be eaten in winter. Our kitchen table would be
covered in mason jars, sealing wax and rubber rings, just waiting to receive the
Does anyone remember the Paul Revere House (stood where Jack Satter House now
stands)? My wedding reception was held there in 1961. I believe it closed within a year
or two after that. I have tried to find a picture of it but no luck so far. I also remember
the double ferris wheel - near Kiddieland - but, again, no pictures of it can be found.
Many a summer day was spent at Revere Beach. Today we go to the beach with our
grandchildren, sit on the wall and eat Bianchi's pizza (the absolute best!). Without the
grandchildren, we walk the beach - yes even in the winter! If I could I would live in one
of the condos with a swimming pool...Anyone remember the Wild Mouse ride - I think
Biachi's was located just under that ride.
9/29/2008 22:52
Lillian
Everett
9/24/2008 18:56
potts
9/23/2008 17:11
jack cook
. ANYONE FROM
CLASS OF 1938
9/20/2008 14:11
D&B
Arizona
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mike Jordan. A good boss with American airlines in
PHX. Also a friend. To his wife Nancy and brother John, my prayers and thoughts are
with you both at this time.
9/16/2008 0:30
Billy Bell
Nahant/Revere
I am sorry to tell you REVEREITES that I was just informed by Potts Geary that Mike
Jordan passed away. My condolences to John and the rest of Mike's family.
my first year of retirement back on revere beach oh how sweet it is. the beach was
clean and the weather was great and the people i have met were even better, my how
the time flies by but revere people are still the greatest love you all potts
9/14/2008 16:25
Marianne James
Revere
This is a very nice site.....I am looking for photos of the China Sails Restaurant which was
in place in the Point of Pines for many years. I have lots of pottery chards (pieces of
China Sails broken dishes) and black and white tiles from their floors, however, no
pictures. If you have photos of the outside of this restaurant, or nearby area, we would
like to see them. You can call us at 781-289-0286. Thanks for reading.....
9/14/2008 13:59
Billy Bell
Nahant Mass
I still go to REVERE Beach almost every day. Joe and Nemos,Rudolphs pepper steak,
Sandy's rides, are all very vivid still. Actually, I see Danny Ahern, the owner of danny's
Hot Dogs walking the beach every day. He walks with Jackie his faithfull employee of
many years.Brian Rebholz still rides his bike every day there.Arthur Considine, a fellow
Bills's Spa, hanger on with me was back in town from Calif. And I saw and had coffeee
with Diane Doherty last year at a coffee shop on the Ave. Nothing like Swartz's though.
Take care you all.
9/8/2008 15:46
john mondello
revere
RHS CLASS OF 1973 35TH YEAR REUNION SAT NOV 1ST 2008 SUFFOLK DOWNS AT THE
TOPSIDER ROOM $35.00 A TICKET DEADLINE SEPT 19TH CHECKS PAYABLE TO RHS 73
REUNION C/O TERRY COX 42 CHESTNUT STREET LYNNFIELD MA 01940
9/7/2008 14:06
Harvey A. Levinsky
Class of 59`
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
I hope everyone made okey with Tropical Storm Hanna as we in Florida are awaiting the
Hurricane Ike due here around tuesday or wednesday, hopefully it will go further west
into the gulf of Mexico
9/7/2008 11:36
Nancy Imbracsio
Revere
CORRECTION.. 40th REUNION FOR REVERE HIGH CLASSES 1968 AND 1969 WILL BE
FRIDAY, NOV. 28!!!! NOT NOV 21 AS ORIGINALLY STATED.... WE'RE LOOKING FOR
MANY PEOPLE.. IF YOU KNOW OF ANY NEW ADDRESSES FOR PEOPLE,, PLEASE CONTACT
[email protected]
9/7/2008 10:25
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Good morning, everyone, I hope Hanna didn't wreck havoc on anyone this weekend
who lives in her path. While browsing internet this morning I found a great new
website call: massmoments.org, a site sponsored by the Mass Center for the Humanities
where you can research historical moments in Massachusetts History. For example: did
you know that Disney World was modeled after the original Wonderland Amusement
Park? Did you know that Wonderland was the first contained amusement park in
America? You can listen to readings about the major event you are interested in.
Some of the Revere History was credited to Revere's Peter Macauley (I think I spelled his
name correctly). You can sign up for a Mass. Historical Moment to be emailed to you
on the date of its occurence. I can't wait to see what they will send tomorrow. Some of
9/6/2008 22:10
joe pescione
mass
to bad the beach is gone it was a great place
9/4/2008 19:44
Lois
Arizona
Hello,i am looking for Shelia Sandler,my brother graduated with her and would like to
get in touch with some memory's Thank You.
8/31/2008 20:25
allatrop1
Epping Nh
8/30/2008 10:57
Dee
Arizona
It is funny how all the memories every one has about the beach are related to the
differnt smell of all the different food. I lived on calumet st and sometimes to get
to the beach I had to pass PETERS PIZZA anyone remember that place. It was
across from city field going down ocean ave to wonderland. My mother sent me to
the beach with PP&j sanwiches and I had the responcibity of baby sitting my younger
sister and brother who were twins ........ I was about 8 and they were 6. Spent the
whole day at the beach. Could not do that today. But it was a different time and
so many of us were so trusting, Everyone wartched over you ,,,,,, NEVER ANY
PROBLEMS. tHE FIRST JOB i EVER HAD WAS ON THE BEACH..... 3 BALLS FOR A
QUATER AND BRING HOME A TEDDY BEAR... WOW I MADE 50 CENT A HR...
Remember all the ICHS kids that hung out near Sandys on Summer days and Nights
8/25/2008 18:35
don banks
hemet ca
I was just wondering if any one remember brennans restaurant on beach blvd next to
wonderland station or mary o'neils across the street. Loved Joe Nemos, kelly's frozen
custard and fried clams
8/25/2008 7:58
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
Billy, Shalom. You know I've been away from it all much longer than U, but I guess in
my heart there's still a special place for Revere Beach. The more that I read here ,all
those shared memories, make yesterday's event's seem like today. We must never
forget, it's because of that place "we are" who "we are today." Bye the way, do U
remember me?
8/25/2008 7:57
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
8/24/2008 20:19
billy feldberg
8/24/2008 17:46
Philip(Pinchas)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
8/23/2008 9:50
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
8/21/2008 15:23
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
8/21/2008 11:03
beachbum4eva
Billy, Shalom. You know I've been away from it all much longer than U, but I guess in
my heart there's still a special place for Revere Beach. The more that I read here ,all
those shared memories, make yesterday's event's seem like today. We must never
forget, it's because of that place "we are" who "we are today." Bye the way, do U
remember me?
yesterday aug. 23, i did somthing i have not done in many many years. six of us woke up
early and spent the entire day at revere beach. sat where my parents use to sit, just
down from the shirley ave bath house. aside from all the rides gone, revere beach is the
same to me as it was 50 years ago. i looked across the street from my beach chair and
saw anna:s pizza, bill ash:s and danny.s subs and foot long hot dogs,just at the corner of
shirley ave and the blvd. love those foot long dogs. does anyone remember at the
bottom of ocean ave and the blvd. sloopy joe:s,miss it big time. then we start to come to
rudolph:s. piles of pepper steak all cooked and sitting in the upper corner of the grill.i
can taste it now. when you ordered there hot dogs; they heated up there buns with
butter on them.oh boy. walking further down, the real master of hot dogs , just under
Ok, guys and gals here I go.... "Adventure Car Hop is the place to go ......" Those lines
still stick out in my memory even today, and "WOO WOO Ginsberg", got U another one
free. If I remember correctly. Let's keep those memories rolling in. To all of U from
me, Revere Beach was the place to be....
Good morning, everyone, Happy late summer. This is an anwer to Richard Cohen
and Beachbum4va. Thanks you your nice email and compliments. I don't remember
Rudolph's but there is nothing on earth like the smell of frying onions, except maybe
eating the fried onions on a cheeseburger. Richard, I don't know the words to the
Adventure Car Hop theme; What are they? But I do remember everytime they would
say Arnie Ginsbug, on the radio, they would make the sound "Woo Woo". Some of my
greatest memories are of driving aroung in a car, packed with my friends and listening or
sometimes singing along to popular songs of the time (very late 50's to early 60's)
Remember: Everly Brothers "Let it be Me" "Only the Lonely" Roy Orbison, "Way Down
Yonder in New Orleans" by Revere's Freddie Cannon or "Theme From a Summer Place"?
To Judy Holt and beachbum4eva: I remember Rudolph's, can stil smell the sauteed
onions, my lips are smacking just thinking about it. Judy wrote about Woo-Woo
Ginsberg, wonder if anyone remembers the entire jingle to Adventure Car Hop. I sang it
all the way home on a troop ship before my Army discharge in Dec. 63. First thing I
wanted to do was get to the car hop but, alas, it was gone by then. R. Dolan & I used to
skate six nights a week at Rolland (RSROA) and belonged to the figure and dance club.
Joey Jacobs got us interested when we were 13. Boy do I wish I could do those three
turns today. On wed. eves., they would stop the skating session around nine or ten and
brought in a radio DJ and we would dance to rock n roll records till closing. Anybody
remember that? Oh yes, some nights we would go up to the boulevard and watch the
Sorry. Just posted and forgot to add who I was speaking to. Judy Holt.
8/21/2008 10:58
beachbum4eva
Dont remember the beach as you do. I think there was so much more there when you
were a teen. I have enjoyed all of your entries in this book. Each season you that you
remember and have shared. They are wonderful. Please keep them coming! One
question for all.. Does anyone remember Rudolphs Chop Suey sandwiches. They were
served up in a wax paper pouch and a fork?
8/10/2008 21:26
billy feldberg
peabody ma.
8/3/2008 11:51
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
8/2/2008 21:40
elaine
chelsea
8/2/2008 19:18
Elaine
chelsea
Hi to beachbum glad you joined us I rember everything on revere beach loved that place
and yes I do remember the arcade bazare my mom loved that place right uncle richie
8/2/2008 10:24
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Happy summer everyone. Great memories from so many lately;womderfu. For me,
so many memories of the wonderful scents of hot-dogs grilling on the boulevard (we
could only eat Squires Arlington franks) the smell of onions frying for burgers, how the
air on the beach smelled saltly and acrid and how your cool sun tan lotion smelled on
your hot skin. The smell of a fresh cold peach when you first bit into it. Remember?
it is so wonderful to visit all the side streets off shirley ave. each one brings back
merories that took place on that street. recently i took my grandson down the beach,
parked my car down near north shore road and walked to the beach, yes its true, that an
entirely different group of people live there, but as i am walking the streets i still feel
right at home. more at home then the people who live there. growing up in revere(all of
revere) was the greatest thing that ever could of happened to me. i love revere, the
streets and buildings all mean somthing special to me, and the people, well i think they
where the most wonderful people in the world, we all had and still have such pride in
the city. when i drive down shirley ave, every little doorway, side street, or ally have
there own special story. just wanted to let everyone know, that i love and always will
Last night I was thinking about places teen-agers went in the 50's and 60's and I wonder
who remembers "The Reef"? It was a club near Wonderland where kids could go to
dance and meet other kids. Downstairs there was a room dedicated to Frank Sinatra
called "The Tender Trap", they only played Frank Sinatra music and you could sit and talk
and listen to "Ol, Blue Eyes". A carful of us would pile in someones car and drive to
hear Frank and dance on many Friday nights when I was about seventeen or eighteen.
It was not really still Frank's era but we loved going to the Reef and I have many great
memories of driving home and listening to the radio after a night out. WOO' Woo'
Ginsberg would play songs like, "Sleep Walk" and "Whole lotta lovin going on""Lisbon
Antigua" and so many more songs of the time. Did any of you go to the Reef at that
I bet everyone remembers Joe and Nemos my mother and my two uncles loved there
hot dogs they were the best on the beach
7/31/2008 11:58
beachbum4eva
Totally enjoy all the memories everyone has been sending. Grew up on beach. 3
girlfriends all summer. Nautical pinball arcade. Bowling upstairs. The chocolate covered
place was Lautmans. The best. Worked at Hurleys Frozen Custard,(had the best slush)
next to The Palm Gardens. Live bands. Wild. So many stories. Oke-Fun-Oke-?? Fun. To
Elaine, and everyone, keep on posting. This site is enjoyable reading all the stories. I
have been reading this site for yrs. and you got me to post.
7/28/2008 11:41
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
7/23/2008 18:48
Harvey A. Levinsky
Class of 59`
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
7/23/2008 9:41
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Hi Paul, How are U? Nice to meet U again here. Arcade Bazaar,remember, of course
I do. It had big glass windows in the front. How about Dany's subs, or the stand
where they made chocolate covered ice creams on the spot. What about Pokerino and
Fascination (just roll those balls), and of course Bingo. Those are just a few of my
memories. Let's share some of your's here.
7/20/2008 16:21
Paul Atlas
Plaistow, NH
Does anybody remember the Arcade Bazaar? It was the only store open on Sundays.
the Massachusetts Blue Laws finally closed it.
7/20/2008 1:04
Hannah
California
Sandra Bluestein, I got a kick out of your message all those places I too remember
maybe we are in the same time zone. I was a real weirdo. When I was around 11, I used
to go to that 'freak' show, hate to use that term now that I've grown up but there was a
little spider monkey they had in a cage as you go into the show and I used to slap flies on
the wall and feed them to the monkey! I loved the fun house and I can remember some
kind of lifesize animated character outside laughing if I remember correctly and loved
going in there on the ride and getting scared to death. You mentioned tilt-a-whirl, I
loved that and also the 'bubble bounce' wonder who remembers that one. Then they
had some newer ride I think they called it the rapid boats and you would be in a motor
boat and then a ramp would come up out of the water you never knew when and up
I remember and rode almost all the rides Hanna mentioned in her last memo. Sold
newspapers on the blvd. from 8-14 yrs. old and spent all my earnings on either the
Cyclone or playing pinball at O'Bie's Arcade where my late sister and her friends would
jitterbug to the rock n roll music on their jukebox. Just got back from a little vacation at
Atlantic City and the boardwalk reminded me a little of the old Revere Beach Blvd., only
not so many rides or the big wheel type games of chance. My family shopped often at
the Arcade Bazzar (spelling?) Bov's discount and other places, but my best memories as
a kid were swimming at Punk's Corner, the bandstand where concerts were held every
Sunday and people would dance on the sidewalk. Also worked a couple of places,
Parachute Jump, a stand where you threw darts to pop balloons and Darto where
I recently returned from a trip to Revere and it still brings back memories of the 50's
living on Shirley Ave area. I always go back to Kelly's for a roast beef sandwich sorry I
could not see everyone as time did not allow me . Have a safe and wonderful summer
7/19/2008 22:21
ELAINE CANNAVO
CHELSEA MASS
TO MR SCHWARTZ I DO REMEMBER THE NAUTICAL BOWLING ALLEY MY BROTHER GARY
USE TO WORK FOR THEM AFTER SCHOOL AND WEEKENDS. I WAS ON THERE BOWLING
TEAM WHEN I WAS IN THE 9TH GRADE AT THE GARFIELD SCHOOL. I ALSO REMEMBER
GOING DOWNSTAIRS TO PLAY INDOOR GOLF.THAT WAS A LOT OF FUN TO BAD THE
BEACH IS GONE IT WAS A GREAT PLACE FULL OF MEMORIES FOR EVERYONE WHO
GROW UP IN AND AROUND REVERE. EVERYONE MUST HAVE A GREAT STORY TO SHARE.
I WOULD LOVE TO HERE MORE FROM ANYONE WHO HAS A LOT OF MEMORIES TO
SHARE.
7/19/2008 13:13
Elaine
Chelsea
Hi Uncle Richie I did not know Granpa love going to the beach. What else did he like on
Revere Beach Love you your Niece
7/19/2008 10:55
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
7/18/2008 19:18
Elaine Cannavo
Chelsea
To me Revere Beach in the summer is all about the scents of food cooking on the
boulevard. Remember how frying onions and peppers smelled? Or how that grilled hotdog with the buttered roll smelled just before you took that first bite? How about pizza
just out of the oven or your burger with melting cheese just as it was handed to you and
before you bit into it. Remember how your frozen custard melted in your mouth and
dripped down your arm and probably all over your shirt when you were little?
Remember pink frosted pop-corn sticking to your fingers and that first taste of icy cold
soda (tonic) on a day like today? How about hopping and jumping across the blistering
hot sand to bring your food back to your blanket on the beach. And how about trying to
find your parents when you came out of the water and saw a sea of blankets and how
To Paula I am sorry if you think I affended you nobody else seems to be complaing but
you I am very proud of my degree that I earned going back to school with perfect
attendence. And as far as me saying hi to my Uncle who I love very much I will it is a free
site that I love very much and for my Uncle I still will be saying hi to you on here and
Thank you Uncle Richie and bye the way Paula my Uncle is very proud of me also. If you
think I am talking down to you or anyone else that seems to me your problem.
7/18/2008 9:03
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
An afterthought! Wish my spellchecker was available for this site. Sometimes I write
too quickly and even my editing misses the spelling errors. Ah well, chalk that up to early
you know what and forgive the errors.
7/18/2008 8:56
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
To Paula Demott, What did Elaine write that offended you? She was just merely going
along with historical trivia about her recollections of the boulevard and saying hi to her
uncle. At least she participates and I don't remember seeing any input by you except for
this negative response. This is a wonderful free website in which all guests can relate
their memories of the beach as does my loving niece Elaine. I have lots of memories
including riding most rides mentioned in various messages; however, I don't remember
a double rollercoaster or loop-de-loop. I once worked at a small thrill type ride called
the Parachute Jump. Spent most of my summers at Punks Corner, sold newspapers
down the beach, roller skated 6 nights a week at Roll Land, Enjoyed all the food at so
many concession stands and spent all my meagher earnings on pinball machines at
7/18/2008 6:13
Paula Demott
CT
This is a message for Elaine, Medical Assistant. I am tired of your foolish, mocking.
emails. Why don't you buy a personal computer and write to your uncle Richie? I have
been following your emails and you undermine and poke fun at everyone's submissions
and interject your own foolishness. Just a suggestion, buy a computer!!!!
7/17/2008 21:08
ELAINE CANNAVO
CHELSEA ORIG
FROM REVERE
SO NOW LETS PLAY CAN U REMBER. AND I ALSO WANT TO STOP BY AND SAY HI TO MY
UNCLE RITCHIE HI UNCLE
7/17/2008 21:04
Elaine
CHELSEA ORIG
FROM REVERE
OK I HAVE ONE DOES ANYONE REMBER BOBS DISCOUNT ON THE BEACH ME AND MY
FRIENDS USE TO GO IN THERE AND BY ALL OF OUR 45 RPM IN THERE FOR 25CENTS THAT
PLACE WAS GREAT AND WE USE TO GO TO HURLEYS PALM GARDEN AND PLAY THE
PINBALL MACHINES FOR A NICKLE AND GET FIVE BALLS. THAT PLACE WAS GREAT
7/14/2008 12:40
Sandra (Snyder)
Bluestein
Spotswood, N.J. &
Delray Beach,
Florida
7/13/2008 15:48
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
OK all you YOUNG whippersnappers (whatever THAT means!!) Let's go back even
further--remember the Boulevard Theater, the Fun House, Hurley's Hurdlers, the Whip,
the Tilt-a-whirl, The Side Show and its Freaks, the Twin Roller Coasters, the Virginia Reel,
the CYCLONE, the other Flying Horses just before the Police Station, Bluebeard's Palace,
the Whip, Roller skating Rink, Bumper cars (the Dodge-em cars), the Loop-d-Loop, Ten
pin bowling, little motor boats, Howard Johnson's Fried Clams, Roger's Pizza, the Iash
family refreshment stand---I'm sure I've forgotten something---but THIS was MY world.
Where do the do the kids go now for amusement? the s-o-f-t sand along the ocean,
clam digging----the concession stands with ice creams, popcorn, hoopgames to win the
cupie dolls or other junk? and BEST of all: NICKEL DAY!!!!! ----and all the FREE
Well Al U did it, U got those memory cells working again. Ok,"Adventure Car Hop is
the place to go" and if I remember correctly Arny Ginsberg was his name. U talk
about cruising, I'll go even one further.. how about watching the submarine races.
The skateing rink on the beach, if I remember correctly the "roller" kind. Let's keep
things rolling....what about the bowling alley upstairs, the Nautical alleys. Down stairs
the little boats went around and later on there was Minature Golf there....REMEMBER?
Always nice remembering the past, after all that's what made us who and what we are
today. Any one else like to share those memories with us?
7/13/2008 11:26
sam
us
nice site
7/10/2008 18:42
al bent
carson city ,NV
Lets play do u remember! "Do you remember- Woo Woo Ginsberg? Do you remember
cruising Dunkin Donuts at the circle in lynn? Do you remember "the skating rink at the
beach"? If these things bring back memories tell us about them!
7/8/2008 12:47
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Hi Don Banks. I lived on Shirley Ave. till age 6, then moved to No. Shore Rd. a few
blocks down from the ave. I did not know you or your sister Nancy. Anyway, thanks for
the holiday greeting. Elaine, get that phone quickly and let me know what is going on
with you and the rest. Haven't heard from any more classmates from 1958 who may be
interested in the reunion party in Oct. If any classmates out there sees this message and
is interested in attending or know of someone who may be interested, please let me
know, it is not too late, but time is moving on. Hope everyone had a nice fourth.
7/8/2008 12:02
elaine cannavo
chelsea mass orig
from revere
Hi everyone hi uncle ritchie lost my phone i will try and call u when i get a knew one love
7/5/2008 21:03
Elaine Cannavo
Chelsea Mass
HI UNCLE RICHIE I AM SORRY I HAVE NOT CALLED JENNIFER LOST MY CELL PHONE WITH
ALL MY PHONE NUMBERS IN THEM I WILL CALL YOU AS SOON AS I GET A NEW PHONE
EVERYONE SAYS HELLO TELL JEN AND VAL AND BETHANNE AND AUNT KATHIE HI HAPPY
4TH OF JULY EVERYONE AND BE SAFE
7/4/2008 14:50
don banks
Hemet, Ca
Just wanted wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. And say Hi to my sister Nancy
and her family and all who grow up around Shirley ave. God loves you and so do I
7/1/2008 19:55
Jerry Saval
Revere Class of 1959 is having our 50th reunion in July, 2009 and we are trying to locate
the following class members. If you know of the addresses or phone numbers of the
following classmates of 1959 please email me with the information. Thank you. Jerry
Saval John Baldwin Barbara Bargoat Robert Barrows Suzanne Baudett Paul
Baudreau Florence Berbard Paula Bohanon John Brandt Narianne Caporale Robert
Caramella Paul Clark Jack Cohen Rosario Colannino Mary Collins Gerard Coppola
Robert Cosco Janice Crawfors Evelyn Cummings George Cushman Robert De Vito
Marilyn Della Porta Janes Deveau Dianne Diccio Carnella Di Napoli Mary Di Pesa
Vivian Donnaruna Patrick Donnaruna Frank Fuccillo Barbara Ganbale Malcolm Gersh
Narie Hansen Gerald Powers Margaret Prew John Ripley Myron Rosenbloom
7/1/2008 19:39
Jerry Saval
6/30/2008 13:43
Hannah
6/28/2008 10:41
diane
6/27/2008 11:53
California
remick
RHS Class of 1959 is having a reunion next July and we are trying to locate the following
class members. If anyone knows the addresses or phone numbers of the following
members of class of 1959 please email me at [email protected] Johnm Baldwin
Barbara Bargoat Robert Barrows Suzanne Baudett Florence Berbard Paula Bohanon
John Brandt Narianne Caporale Robert Caranella Paul Clark Jack Cohen Rosario
Colannino Mary Collins Gerard Coppola Robert Cosco Janice Crawfors Evelyn
Cunnings George Cushman Robert DeVito NMarilyn Della Porta Janes Deveau
Dianne Diccio Carmella Di Napoli Mary Di Pesa Vivian Donnaruna Patrick
Donnaruma Frank Fuccillo Barbara Ganbale Malcolm Gersh Narie Hansen Gerald
Powers Nargaret Prew John Ripley Myron Rosenbloon Nancy Rowe Virginia
address change as of 6-30-08 if you would like info on the former Cohen family at 140
Shirley Ave in Revere (Ethel, Lill, Eleanor, Sandy) please contact me at this new address.
Thanks and Shalom! Hannah
chelsea
please send event info
erika s
Wilmington, MA
does revere beach have a fried dough stand? ive been there once and they did. but i
dont know if it's too early in the season for them to have it... ive made plans to go down
there tonight with a few friends for fried dough and im hoping i dont disappoint them!
someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email me back and let me know before 430 tonight!
thanks!!!!
6/25/2008 12:31
Sandra (Snyder)
Bluestein
6/21/2008 18:35
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Spotswood, N.J. and I attended a wedding in southern Massachusetts last weekend and then headed up to
Delray Beach, Florid the North Shore to visit with 2 nieces and have that great Chinese food at Fantasy Island
in Salem. Drove along the ocean boulevard in Revere and saw my world of
Amusements and concession stands replaced by a park and condos---WHAT were the
people in charge of Revere thinking when they let everything disappear and not rebuild?
Where do the kids go for amusement ---and also stay out of trouble? The beach was
deserted although the ocean still looks as beautiful as ever. That Sunday was a gorgeous
day which should have had mobs there--bathing and walking along the beach---Everytime I hear people from New York brag about the Cyclone roller coaster they have
at Coney Island, I remember the Cyclone we had in Revere plus a few other roller
Kibbutz Deganya
Shalom, first of all to all my friends, both old and both new. It often seems strange,
Bet, Israel
but true, how old memories never seem to fade. Places,people and events of the past
remain with us all the days of our lives. Each time that I open this site, just a name or a
place brings back a scene from those days. My only wish is that more people would
write, and of course would love to hear from any one who remembers me. Just to get
those memory cells working just let me say: "if one is not enough and two are to many,
how about another half." (ring any bells?)
6/19/2008 22:33
Leona Bell Paul
Boca Raton Fl &
Haverhill, Ma
Just a litle update on my family. Still seven children, sixteen grand-children and now two
great-grandkids. We are so blessed. Get very sad when I ride by Bell Circle It was my
Dads legacy.
6/14/2008 6:53
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NEW
YORK
JUST A REMINDER THAT THE RHS CLASS OF 1953 WILL BE HOLDING THEIR 55TH,
REUNION AT THE HOLIDAY INN, ROUTE 1, PEABODY, MASS. ONE WEEK FROM TODAY,
FROM 2PM TO 7 PM ON JUNE 21, 2008. $39 PER PERSON. IF YOU HAVEN'T MADE
YOUR RESERVATION YET, CALL ME NOW AT 845-223-6529 OR EM AT
[email protected] THANKS, DON SANTOS, FOR THE COMMITTEE.
6/13/2008 17:31
Bob Fraser
Alberta Canada
Just reading comments on guest book. Sure brings back memories. We lived a fairy tale
life then and never knew it. What a wonderful time we all had at the beach. We can
never forget the life we had then. Would sure like to hear from the Beachmont
crowd.
6/12/2008 20:35
Paula Taylor
Revere
6/10/2008 23:00
Amanda I. Silva
googles
I grew up in Revere and graduated from RHS in 1962. I remember hanging down the
beach at Bianchi's corner. We use to walk to the other end of the beach to see the kids
from Immaculate and then the Ave crowd. We had our 45th class reunion last year and
had a great group of friends show up. My sister Ellie passed away this year in February
of Cancer. This year would be her 45th class reuinion. Revere has changed so much.
We use to know all of our neighbors and could go anywhere in the city.I remember
going down to the Pines for one of those great bonfires and parties on the beach on
those hot summer nights. I think all of those people that are in their late fifties and
sixties had the best times growing up. I really miss the old beach and try to keep it in
my mind. If anyone has graduated in 62 or 63 let me know. The class of 63 is having a
6/8/2008 1:41
lois king
Mesa arizona
Looking for my brother who graduated from Revere High in 1948 he is wondering if
anyone knows of a 60th reunion comming up, if anyone has any knowledge of this
please e mail me, i would very much appreciate it.Thank You.
6/6/2008 19:49
Nancy Baillie
Imbracsio
Revere
RHS Classes of 1968 and 1969 to hold reunion Friday, Nov. 21.. at the Suffolk Downs
Clubhouse!! Info to be mailed soon....if you have moved or have new mailing address or
know of anyone who has.... please get in touch with Nancy or Pam Cella.
[email protected]
6/5/2008 16:25
clifford nevels
united states
6/3/2008 13:32
Sandra (Snyder)
Bluestein
Spotswood, New
Jersey and Delray
Beach,
Anyone from my era ever write to this site? Will the next class reunion be in
Massachusetts instead of New Hampshire? I'd like to hear from someone from "back
home"!!!! The beach is just not the same with out the concession stands and
amusements that I grew up with----
6/2/2008 15:44
Jeff Arnold
Peabody, MA
The Revere High School class of 73 is planning our high school reunion. The date is
November 1, 2008 at Suffolk Downs. Please send either Terry Cox or myself and email
so we can update your name and address.
6/2/2008 14:43
nancy werle
colorado
we'll be visting Revere Ma at June 23rd ! hope not too humid then !
5/25/2008 14:46
ELAINE CANNAVO
CHELSEA MASS
I HAVE A OLD CLASS PICTURE FROM 1970 FROM THE OLD WOLCOTT SCHOOL WITH MR
FELDBERG, MS NAZZARO, MISS CONLEY WAS THE PRINCIPLE AT THAT TIME I AM SURE
EVERYONE REMBERS MS CONLEY THE OLD WOLCOTT SCHOOL PRINCIPLE WITH
PICTURES OF DONALD GOODWIN, ROERT LEONARD NANACY PIRES OF COURSE ME I
WAS TOLD TP PUT IT IN THE REVERE JOURNAL UNDER BACK WHEN ALSO DANA
FORMAN ROBBIE GILFIX JACQUELINE FINE KAREN ALBA CHERYL DAMPOLO IF ANYONES I
WENT TO SCHOOL WITH FROM THAT YEAR GIVE ME A SHOUT HI UNCLE RITCHIE LOVE
YOU
5/24/2008 10:45
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
I just read Carol DiLorenzo's request for someone to scan and email her a class photo
from our old school the Carl Willard Mabie and I would like to add to Carol's request
from the 2nd grade class in 1949. My teacher was Miss Doherty who then got married
(rare in those days) and her name became Mrs. McCormick. I thought she was beautiful
with her long blonde hair and I remember she was tall but this was from a 7 year old's
perspective. For those of you who don't know, the Carl Willard Mabie School; it was
just down the road from where Kelly's Roastbeef is now. And I think the street was
Acadia Road but that might not be correct. A little red brick school that was more tall
than wide and it only went to the fourth grade. Some of my fondest memories are of
the janitor, Mr. McKean, I think, who always had time to talk to us kids. And recess time
Another classmate saw my inquirey and got in touch with Bill Gallagher, who then got in
touch with me. This took less than two days, what a great site this is. Would like to see
more input from those who view but remain silent, also pass the word around.
5/22/2008 11:34
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
5/16/2008 16:41
Carole DiLorenzo
Foye
Billerica, Ma.
I am trying to find a 1950 2nd. grade class picture at the Carl Willard Mabie School. Can
anyone help?
5/16/2008 14:11
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
The reunion committee for the class of 1958 is looking for the correct email address for
Bill Gallagher. The address previously given was not the right one. So, if Bill should read
this or anyone out there knows his email address, please send to my address above and
I will forward to the committee. Would love to see more classmates joining our reunion
bash, but time is short and the hotel needs a headcount soon. So, if anyone from class
of 1958 is interested but not yet signed on, please get in touch with me and I will get the
ball rolling with the committee.
5/14/2008 13:41
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Still looking for more classmates from 1958 for our 50th re-union. Elaine, no phone
calls? Aunt Kathy working this evening, so I'm home alone again. Guess I'll make left
over meatballs & spaghetti (my cooking)
5/3/2008 15:07
elaine cannavo
chelsea
I just stopped by to see if anyones been on i quess not so I will say hi
4/27/2008 13:34
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
JUST A REMINDER THAT THE RHS CLASS OF 1953 HAS A REUNION COMMING UP SOON,
CELEBRATING 55 YEARS SINCE GRADUATION. WE WILL HOLD THIS CELEBRATION AT
THE HOLIDAY INN ON ROUTE 1 IN PEABODY, MA., ON JUNE 21, 2008. FROM 2:00PM
TO 7:00PM, WE WILL BRAG ABOUT OUR GRANDCHILDREN, HAVE A GREAT BUFFET
LUNCH WITH COCKTAILS AND REMINISCE ABOUT "THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF THE
FORTIES AND FIFTIES AT REVERE BEACH". WHERE ELSE CAN YOU BE IN A ROOM
WHERE EVERYONE ELSE IS AS OLD AS YOU? PLEASE EM ME FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR
CALL ME AT 845-223-6529. DON SANTOS, for the Committee.
4/23/2008 20:37
gerry cohen
new york
Just saying hello to all who graduated in 1952
4/11/2008 13:46
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
4/9/2008 2:42
Sandy
California
The committee for our 50th reunion party has received great responses from our
classmates. However, there are a number of classmates that cannot be located. The list
of the missing classmates were sent to me by Rosemarie Fittante Goins who is on the
committee. I am forwarding the list here because of the recognition of this wonderful
site. If anyone has any information and/or addresses of the missing classmates, please
send to me and I will forward to Rosemarie. The reuniom party will be held Oct. 4th at
The Radisson Ferncroft in Danvers, so time is of the essence and any information would
be greatly appreciated. Rich Cohen - [email protected] Here is the List:
Revere High School Class of 1958 - People not yet located for 50th Reunion!
"Amato, Michael"
"Silverstein, Jack" "Arinello, Patrick"
address change. [email protected] has been deleted, please use this
address nomoretears.... Sandy (cohen) Joseph Lillian, Eleanor, Ethel on Shirley Ave
Anyone searching for any of these names, please leave a message. Thanks Sandy
4/8/2008 21:49
BOB CARBONE
San Jacinto cal via
Revere ma
Hi Judy ST thersea's church was located corner Revere St and Ford stacross the strret
was Mrs Moores dry goods store later it was Calenders Refrigeration onone corner No
Shore rd & Revere st was siznes shell sta costanza drug store silvermans drug and
giugures market am a old time Kelley's meadows resident Bob Carbone grew up on
Calumet st by Sagamore ave good ole kelleys meadows
4/8/2008 21:07
elaine
chelsea mass
Hi Uncle Ritchie i dont rember who owned crescent pharmacy but i sure would love to
see that picture of you on punks corner love you elaine
4/4/2008 22:23
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Elaine, Lenny H. is giving you a little more history of the "Ave" I didn't know Crescent
Pharmacy was owned by Izzy Schwartz, which was the former name of the drug store.
Across the street from the pharmacy was Schwartz' Deli and before that, it was Sam
Berry's where your nana waitressed before she joined the Howard Johnson circuit. Sam
Berry had the best deli sandwiches. That's enough for Avenue history for now. I do
have a picture of myself as a toddler at Punk's Corner on the beach. Still wish I could
write those four books, at least for family legacy.
4/1/2008 15:19
lenny h
4/1/2008 10:29
Elaine cannavo
revere mass
To mike Hemon i went to school with your sister arlene since first grade at the wolcott
school you guys lived on dehon street and i lived right around the corner on north shore
rd please tell your sister i said hi and what is she up to these days please tell her i said
hello
4/1/2008 8:10
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
I think my niece Elaine has taken over this site, LOL. Yes Elaine, Crescent Pharmacy was
on the corner of Shirley Ave. & No. Shore rd. Richie Dolan and I, along with various
other friends used to play stick ball in their parking lot behind the bldg. If the rubber ball
broke in two, we played half ball. Never won a game from the "Big D." We always quit
when the score was 100-0, guess whose was 0?
3/31/2008 19:19
Mike Hemeon
The Jersey Shore
Just stopped by to say hello to those on the list from back in the day. The old beach is
gone, but the memories live on.
3/30/2008 18:02
elaine
revere
To Judy Holtz the drug stores were michelsons on the corner of walnut ave and shirley
ave and the other one was crescent pharmacy on the corner of north shore rd and
shirley ave there is a 7-11 there now on the corner of shirley ave and north shore rd
what changes
there were3drug stores michaelsons and the shirley drug were on the corners at shirley
ave and walnut st the crescent pharmacy was at north shore rd and shirley ave I was
soda clerk atthe crescent pharmacy which was owned by Izzy Schwartz the shirley drug
was owned by ben cushner and michaelsons was owned by that family
3/30/2008 18:00
elaine
revere
To Judy Holtz the drug stores were michelsons on the corner of walnut ave and shirley
ave and the other one was crescent pharmacy on the corner of north shore rd and
shirley ave there is a 7-11 there now on the corner of shirley ave and north shore rd
what changes
3/29/2008 20:34
ELAINE CANNAVO
CHELSEA
HI JOHN HOW R U ITS BEEN A LONG TIME HOW IS YOUR SISTER STACY IS SHE STILL
MARRIED TO BIBBY TELL THEM I SAID HI AND I AM DOING VERY WELL
3/29/2008 20:10
ELAINE
REVERE
YOU KNOW WHAT ITS TO BAD WE CANT CHAT TO EACH OTHER WHILE ON THIS PAGE
THAT WOULD BE GREAT
3/29/2008 20:01
ELAINE
REVERE
I WANT TO SAY HI TO MY UNCLE OF COURSE BUT MOST OF ALL I HAVE TO SAY HI TO HIS
BEST FRIEND RITCHIE DOLAN YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST AND MA REST IN PEACE I MISS
YOU AND LOVE YOU VERY VERY MUCH
3/29/2008 15:25
Jerry Saval
3/29/2008 15:19
Jerry Saval
The Revere High School Class of 1959 is planning our 50th high school reunion in July of
2009 and we are trying to locate classmates from that class. If you are a member of the
RHS Class of 1959 please email me with your name and address. If you know of anyone
who is a member of the Class of 1959 and know of their address please email me with
their address. My email address is [email protected] Thanks and hope to hear from
my fellow classmates.
3/29/2008 13:35
Elaine Cannavo
Revere
Hi to my Uncle Richie Cohen who is all over here and hi to anyone who rembers me I do
remeber John Mondello and Fran Duffy hi guys long time I remeber Shirley ave very well
I came a long way since then i just graduated from nursing school and ready to start my
career its about time for me and hi to all of my old friends especially Cheryl Cecere miss
her very much
3/29/2008 13:32
Elaine Cannavo
Revere
Hi to my Uncle Richie Cohen who is all over here and hi to anyone who rembers me I do
remeber John Mondello and Fran Duffy hi guys long time I remeber Shirley ave very well
I came a long way since then i just graduated from nursing school and ready to start my
career its about time for me and hi to all of my old friends especially Cheryl Cecere miss
her very much
3/24/2008 15:50
Lou Ann Brown
Wakefield
Just wanted to post that my father past away on Wednesday, March 19th
(Shirley Avenue, Nat's pool room)
3/23/2008 19:41
Brother menkello
Naples Fl.
Hi Judy You asked if someone would confirme to you the proper location of St.
Theresa's church. It was located on Revere street about a hundred yards West of North
Shore Rd.But you are right about the cold and chilly Easter Sundays.We never noticed
the cold,we were with our best friends and to us in those days,Revere beach was our
paradice Brother Menkello
3/22/2008 10:04
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
3/20/2008 21:41
Sandy Snyder
(Bluestein) RHS
1945 grad.
Jerry Green
Happy Easter everyone, It looks like Easter Sunday will chilly and maybe windy. But
the kids won't mind with all the excitement of new clothes and what the Easter Bunny
brought. Times change but some things remain relatively the same. Remember
shivering in your new Easter clothes but nothing would make your cover them with a
sweater or jacket? Girls, remember your little legs turning blue as you proudly showed
off your new patent leather shoes and ruffly dress? Boys would be choking with those
clip-on ties and shirts buttoned to the neck. Our neighbor, Mrs. Leaman, would "set"
my hair using rags to wrap my hair and a beer solution that would dry my hair into long
curls. I can just imagine how that smelled as I prayed in church the next day. I thought I
looked spectacular. My family attended a little church I think on Shirley Avenue, named
Spotswood, N.J. and I would like to hear from anyone from my era-----Where art thou?
Delray Beach, Fla
3/16/2008 20:04
Harvey A. Levinsky
Class of 59`
clearwater Beach,
Florida
I would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patricks Day from Florida
3/2/2008 13:15
Doris
Apache Jct. Az
Just found this page.
2/26/2008 13:26
Larry Lipkind
Beautiful, Saaan
Fraaan Cisco
2/6/2008 1:42
Phil
St.Petersburg
,Florida
AH, The good Ole days at Revere beach ! What a great place to go and have nutting but
fun, and good times and great food,Especially Anns Pizza.. and Kellys Roast Beef. Who
could forget the great rides, the Cyclone, Of course..! How about the great Oldies
playing outside the Cyclone..Music to pump you up before you rode the coaster! Great
memories I will never forget.
1/29/2008 10:44
Lou Ann Brown
Wakefield
I am Gerald Green's daughter, Lou Ann. Just wanted to let the word out that Jerry has
cancer of the esophagus and is not doing well. This Thursday will be his 72nd birthday
and if anyone wants to send him a message, I will get it to him. Thanks.
1/28/2008 6:39
DON SANTOS
Hopewell Junction, More lost classmates, we need help in locating: Florence Noftle Ralph Orlandella
NY
Edward Piven Albert Retalic Miriam Sacks Natalie Schulman Clayman Jodeph Simone
Rita Siracusa Henrietta Solomon Kahalias David Stanlake Ivor Stenborg Alan Tapper
Barry Tarr Barbara Taylor Doris Vacarro Jean Walker Ronald Weinberg Maxinne
Weiss Rosalyn Wolfe Cfathzik John Zani Thanks in advance for your help. Don
Santos
Good ole ICHS.
1/25/2008 7:11
DON SANTOS
Hopewell Junction, Hi again regarding the search for former classmates. Looking for: Robert Grasso
NY
Constance Griffen Toby Grubert Donald Hirsch (Hirram) Kathleen Insalaaco Lorraine
LaViguer James Madden Anthony Mastrorio Gerald McMasters Loretta Melone
Nina Miriam Visco Kathleen Morel Jeanette Moretti Sessa Elaine Nappi Farello
Sheila Nelson Lois Newman Liberman. Thanks for your help, Don Santos
1/24/2008 17:39
DON SANTOS
Hopewell Junction, We need help locating former classmates from RHS Class of 1953. I will be posting lists
NY
periodically to enlist your help. Missing Classmates Della Aucella Highfield
Margaret Babcock Hodge James Bax Charles Bell Melanie Berger Joseph Brogna
Richard Cutler Barbara DiPaolo Barbara DiPiro Elaine Collela Harkins Frank Colman
Donald Connor Shirley Fino Martin Ginsburg Aline Goldman Thanks, Don
1/19/2008 9:15
Judy Holt
Massachusettts
1/18/2008 11:45
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
1/14/2008 10:53
Judy Holt
1/13/2008 11:46
richard zaslow
Massachusettts
Hello again, When I read Phillip's response to my snow storm memories I realized one
of the many values of this website and why it is so important to our memories and
sharing of "Revere Back Then", where else can you write of wonderful times and
memories and send it out into cyber-space and get a response from Israel or the UK or
the west coast? I have been corresponding with two of my first grade class-mates from
the Carl Willard Mabie School in Oak Island. They were kind enough to email our class
photos from first and second grade. What a wonder because I had lost both of them
during moves over the years. How else, but through this wonderful websie could this
have happened? Sometime life back then in the forties and fifties seems like a fairy
tale that it really didn't happen and finding these very nice women validated our history
Shalom. It might sound strange, but I do miss the snow. As Judy put it, it brings back
memories, wakeing in the morning to see all covered in white and of course those NO
School announcements, bringing shouts of delight. Those snow men and snow ball
fights were just part of our lives. As kids we would pull our sleds to the top of
Centennial Ave and then sled down, almost arriveing at the Beach. Those were the days
of our youth. I wouldn't mind seeing it all again...but I guess it will just have to remain
in my memory, where it is.
Happy New Year to everyone!!!! We here on the Eastern seaboard are experiencing a
good old fashioned nor'easter. As I look out of my window nearby I see stark white snow
drifts, trees branches bent by their load of snow; I hear snowplows scraping the street
and most of all I see beautiful soft snow drifting by my window. Everything has slowed
down today (like it or not) and those of us who have not gone to work have luxurious
time to think and write and remember. I remember living in Oak Island in the mid
forties to early 50's and what a joy to hear the radio announce "NO school;all schools, all
day in Revere" That never meant staying in-doors, instead it meant to us kids to get out
that flexible flyer or even that old round washing machine cover and go coastine. My
brother and his friends would build elaborate snow forts and have rousing snow ball
palm harbor florida i still remember the good old days.just saying hello to old friends out there, welcome to
email any who will respond.
1/13/2008 10:42
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Well, activity on the website has slowed down some since I last checked. I guess those
of us who remeber beach in its heyday are growing older. However, I will never get that
sand out from between my toes and will always think fondly of growing up in
Beachmont and the pleasure of just strolling along the bach and seeing all the activity.
Also, the many different sounds for the concessions and rides. Most of all, those
delicious smells as you passed the many stands.
I hope all that read this greeting are
well and wish you all a great New Year. Jack Ingham Lamghorne, PA RHS 1960
1/12/2008 21:01
Fran (Duffy) Giarla
1/9/2008 6:49
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction, Our plans have been firmed up. THE RHS CLASS OF 1953 will hold it's 55th. Reunion on
New York
June 21, 2008. Place: Holiday Inn, Route 1, Peabody, Ma. When: June 21, 2008, 2:00
PM. What: Luncheon and Cocktails. Snail Mail announcements will go out
1/11/2008. Please forward any EM addresses and Snail Mail addresses you have ASAP
to: [email protected] We have lost contact with many former
Classmates since the 50th. Thanks for your help. Don
1/8/2008 20:44
HowardCook
Swampscott Ma.
1/1/2008 7:23
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction, The RHS Class of 1953 Reunion Committee wishes you all a Happy and Healthy New
New York
Year! Don't forget; we will have our 55th. in August of this year. Time and date to be
announced in a couple of weeks.
Please forward us your updated Snail Mail and EMail addresses as soon as possible. We have lost contact with a large number of former
classmates. Thanks, Don
12/31/2007 4:39
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
I love this site. Its like a walk down memory lane!Had the best times of my life down the
beach, (near "the AVE")I'd love to hear from anyone who had the same great times I
had.
Hello to all my Revere friends. This is the first posting on Reverebeach.com. It saddens
me to have to break the news that Willa Cohen, class of 67 passed away yesterday from
a fatal infection. Willa grew up on Campbell Ave. and was living in Dallas Texas. Willa
had a free spirit and a great sense off humor. She will be missed. Her husband Paul
called me today with the news. The funeral will be on the 8th. May her light shine down
on the rest of us....
Thanks, Mike. Taking this opportunity to wish all my friends both old and both new a
"very" Happy New Year. May 2008 bring peace to all of us.
Pini
12/29/2007 9:11
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Hi, Test, having trouble signing on.
12/27/2007 18:03
Louie Dell'Anno
Still in Revere
Any of you old timers like me still ride motorcycles? If so, check out our website at
(www.star400.com)It's called STAR TOURING & RIDING. We are Chapter 400 Boston
North. Parkway Cycles in Everett is our sponsor and we are a family type riding group. If
you want to do some serious riding like 6 to 7 thousand miles in a season then check us
out. It doesn't matter what you ride, everyone is welcomed. If any of my fellow
classmates from 1970 or what ever year want to join in on the fun, just check out the
website and shoot me an email. Take care and Happy New Year..... Louie <
12/26/2007 13:51
Chopped Liver
Cardboard Village
Anyone know when Kel's Kreme will reopen so I can get one of those ice cream
sandwiches?
12/22/2007 8:52
Judy Holt
Massachusettts
12/20/2007 18:20
linda Doherty AKA
Linda Cahill
North Carolina
Merry Christmas!!! Best wishes for the New Year. We, in New England may just have
that "White Christmas" we dream of. Remember Christmas, so long ago, in Revere?
Much simpler but so wonderful: real stockings hung and probably, on Christmas
morning, there was a substantial part of the stocking filled with fruit; for me, an orange
at the toe. Remember ribbon candy? And those little decorated boxes of candy with the
string holders? We all had real pine Christmas trees and did anything ever smell better?
Pine scent everywhere and how about angel hair on the tree. What ever happened to
angel hair? I remember the lights on the tree shining through the gossamer angel hair
and how lovely it looked. Remember waking up on Christmas morning and that one
stupendous gift was there under the tree, waiting? A scwinn bike or that almost real
I was born and raised in Revere Beach and would love to contact some of my old
childhood friends. One in most particular is Ellen Marston / aka Ellen Amerault
12/4/2007 17:23
sandy
California formerly
from Revere
this would have to be for real old timers or their relatives. Looking for any one who
knew of a Charles DePater or a Sarah aka Sadie Hart from Dorchester/Revere area. They
both would have passed away but we would like to know where they are buried so my
father can visit their graves before he passes away. Sarah and her family were from
England and came to Boston in 1904 (she was born 1898) and Charles was born in PA
(1897) but his family roots were in Belgium. Sarah had 3 boys, Danny, Mel (both passed
away) and my father, 89, and still living. Any help would be so appreciated.Thanks so
much.
12/4/2007 14:42
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
Happy holidays to all and especially to Bob Upton and those involved with this
wonderful website. The committee for our 50th reunion is still searching for almuni
who may be interested in attending on Oct. 4th at the Radisson Ferncroft in Danvers. If
your address has changed in the past 15 years or so and are interested, please email me
your new address and phone number and I will forward to the committee. I am looking
forward to a great turnout at the reunion and to meet so many classmates I have not
seen in years.
11/30/2007 19:16
Lenny Hirshberg
delray beach, fla
any old friends contact me. hope everyone is well. willbe moving back north soon I
hope. take care and be well
11/27/2007 14:26
DON SANTOS
Hopewell Junction, Just a reminder to all members of RHS Class of 1953. We are firming up plans for the
New York
55th., to be held in August of 2008, location, somewhere in the Revere/Saugus area, to
be selected soon. We would appreciate your assistance in locating former classmates
and updating our address book. Please forward your current Snail Mail and E-Mail
address to us at [email protected] If you have info for other former
classmates, please advise them the same, or forward the info directly to us. Thanks,
Don Santos
11/22/2007 11:24
Judy Holt
Massachusettts
11/20/2007 16:57
Bob Upton
Revere Beach MA
10/28/2007 21:30
Sandra Giove-Glavin Murfreesboro, TN
Happy THanksgiving!!! Remember Thanksgiving in the 40's and 50's when families
gathered together and lived much closer to gather? My mother would get up quietly
in the early morning to make her famous stuffing and get the turkey ready for the over.
She would sew the cavity with a darning needle and heavy basting thread. Then she
would rub the turkey with butter and put it in the oven to cook slowly. A huge silver
spoon would be used to periodically baste the turkey. And the smell would drift through
the house and into my bedroom. Usually mid morning my mother would go to the
cellar and chose some jars of preserved vegetables to accompany our dinner. Beets,
squash, green beans and carrots that had been "put-up" in summer for special meals.
My father baked apple and mince pies that would be served hot with scoops of vanilla
Happy Thanksgiving!
Oh how fun the 60's and early 70's were to spend weekends at Revere Beach.
10/20/2007 2:53
Philip (Pinchas)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
Just returned from a visit to Revere, the place is full of memories, and great ones at that.
We lived on Campbell Ave. and BOY.... has that place changed. In fact the whole area
has. I walked the familiar streets; from Ocean Ave. down Shirley Ave., and from there
continued on to Nahant Ave., past the Shul and the Revere JCC. From there left across
Centenial Ave., straight down on to Campbell Ave. At the bottom turned left on to N.
Shore Rd again... and then back on to Shirley Ave. again. Of all the things that I saw
again in my mind as I walked.... never realized how narrow Campbell Avenue was.
But, it's always nice to visit and to walk those same streets...how often did I do that as a
kid. If any one is interested on a Memory Trip, feel free to get in touch with me.
10/13/2007 10:50
Lenny
delray beach, fla
can't get beyond page 53 are there more entries and how do I grt them
9/27/2007 9:56
Foster Richardson
Alcester,
Warwickshire, UK
Revere looks like a very lively and interesting place. My great grandfather, Enoch
Reaves, lived in Proctor Avenue in 1900, as did my grandfather, Foster Merritt Reaves, at
which time he was 5 years old.
9/26/2007 14:04
Bob Upton
Revere Beach
RevereBeach.com community is very saddened by our loss of renowned Revere artist,
Norman Joseph Gautreau It is with extreme sadness to announce that Norman
Joseph Gautreau passed away at the age of 90 on Sept 21, 2007 at 6:00 PM with his
family surrounding him and holding his hands.....he went very peacefully and is now with
his beloved wife, Rose. Norman has been in declining health for some time and his
passing is certainly a blessing as he is now at peace. Norman Gautreau will be missed by
friends and family and all of us who knew him and of his generous and kind spirit.
9/23/2007 19:08
Paula Rock
Apache Junction,
Arizona
Growing up in Massachusetts my friends and I spent every available moment at Revere
Beach. It was so nice to find this site and relive those memories.
9/22/2007 20:16
Philip(Pinchas)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
bet, Israel
Would like to tell all my old and new friends, that I've become a grand father again.
Talya, my daughter just had a baby girl. Natalie Martina was born on the 19, of Sept.
2007, in Tarzana Ca. Her parents, Talya,and Martin are in 7th Heaven. Of course so
are the new grand parents also....
9/16/2007 14:32
Jaclyn Stavropoulos Key Largo, FL
Thinking of heading back home to Mass. Looking for a quaint little town with foot traffic,
tourism and a good local community to open our small retail business. Does this sound
like Revere to you??
9/16/2007 10:43
Judy Holt
Massachusettts
9/12/2007 0:07
Carole DiLorenzo
It's almost fall; can't you feel it in the morning air when you leave your house now? Last
week, one morning, I could see my breath as I waited for the bus to take me to work.
The leaves are starting to turn a little. The last month has been really fun for me,
through this website I have been in contact with two of my classmates from the Carl
Willard Mabie school on Oak Island. I now have my class group photo from first and
second grade. It is almost surreal talking across time with these two great women.
This website is so wonderful for re-connecting with old friends and meeting new friends.
I would love to find other "Old Friends" from first and second grade at the Carl Williard
Mabie School. The year would be 1948 and 1949. Some the people I would love to find
are: Roberta D'Ambrosio (one of my best friends) Marie Reynolds, Rita Lucas, Susan
Class of 61. Great place to grow up. Great site. Alot of good memories and many good
friends.
9/10/2007 11:34
Bill McCarthy
9/7/2007 13:23
Dominick Scarfo
Coral Springs, Fl
Grew up in the Shirley Ave area in the 50's. Had a great time and great friends. My
dad was Vinnie the barber accros from Swartz's deli. the barber shop with the horse
chair in the window. Living in Florida. When you come to Fort Lauderdale stop by
Davinci's pizzeria and get a slice of Pizza and say hi.
9/6/2007 6:20
LOUIS VIGODA
RANDOLPH, MA
IT SADDENS ME TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY BROTHER HENRY "HANK" VIGODA, RHS CLASS
OF '53 PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH LEAVING A DEVOTED WIFE
PHYLLIS, A SON EARL AND DAUGHTER MARLA AS WELL AS A SISTER ANN ISRAELSON,
SISTER-IN-LAW SHEILA VIGODA, SISTER-IN-LAW MELDA AND MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS,
GRAND NIECES, GRAND NEPHEWS. LAST BUT NOT LEAST ME, HIS BROTHER "JOE"
WHICH IS WHAT HE ALWAYS CALLED ME. REST IN PEACE HANK. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE
IN MY HEART AND THOUGHTS FOREVER.
9/3/2007 10:23
Judy Holt
Massachusettts
Happy Labor Day, What a perfect day to visit the Beach and grab a roast beef
sandwich from Kelly's and just sit and watch the ocean. I have been enjoying
corresponding with a woman who answered my email about Oak Island; it turned out
she was in my first grade class at our old Carl Willard Mabie School. She emailed a photo
of our class (all 16 of us). I had misplaced the photo in one of our moves and was so
grateful to have it back. That exchange has led to wonderful emails about old
classmates and friends from Oak Island; some I had forgotten and some she had
forgotten. Right now she is trying to get in touch with one of my best friends from first
and second grade who she still corresponds with. This is one of the many gifts of this
wonderful website; finding old friends and class-mates and bringing memories alive. I
I graduated RHS 62. Would like to hear from any of my classmates. I was down Revere
Beach yesterday at Punks corner. Great memories!!!!!
9/3/2007 9:32
Dianne (Wiseman)
Scarfo
Tewksbury, MA
9/2/2007 7:39
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction, I have a new E-Mail Address, for all you RHS Class of 1953 Grads who are interested in
NY
the upcoming 55th., in the Fall of 2008. (and anyone else). For reunion info, please
use: [email protected] Please forward your Snail Mail and E-Mail
addresses to me. Thanks, Don
8/27/2007 16:10
Hannah
California
Hi, anyone trying to contact the former Cohen family from Shirley AV drop me a line
(Ethel, Lillian, Eleanor, Sandy)
8/19/2007 21:08
ellie alpert
Sarasota, Fla
in school known as Nora Rosen...i have very fond memories of Revere...if anyone out
there remembers me please contact
8/19/2007 21:04
ellie alpert
Sarasota, Fla
would love to hear from someone who remembers me...in school nora Rosen..would
love to reminisce with anyone who might want to contact me..revere was a very special
place for me...so many memories
8/19/2007 12:12
Sandra Snyder
Bluestein
Spotswood, NJ and I've been waiting patiently For a word or two From someone from MY era--- WHERE
Delray Beach,
are you!! Revere Beach of the 30's and 40's Was THE place to be-- Come on you guys
Florida
from Punk's Corner-- Start writing to me!!!!!70230
8/17/2007 15:39
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee
Almost Labor Day again, don't know why the times fly by so fast, goes faster the older
Calif.~~Beachmont one gets. Hope yaw'll are having a great summer. Still trying to get HEY from my cousin
~~Revere
Bob Moore who lives in E. Falmouth, a child hood friend from Canada is wanting to HEY
too!!!! Come on Bobby give us a HEY!! OK!! Best wishes from Santee, California
8/17/2007 10:09
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
8/7/2007 22:41
Jerry Harris
Sugar Land, Texas
8/5/2007 21:56
Barry S Wiseman
Hello: I grew up on Hichborn street and would ride my bike from my house to the
beach,all the way to the GE bridge and back.I graduated in 1978 from Revere High
School.The beach is great!!
8/5/2007 10:24
Penny BatsonMcDonough
My Husband, Patrick McDonough, is Peter McCauley's foster brother. Since Peter has
moved we have lost track of him. If any one can provide us with any information in
regards to an address or a phone number, we would be most grateful.
Hello Everyone and Happy late summer, Yesterday I found some wonderful old
photos in a book called "Revere" and lo and behold there was a photo of Wolfson's
Drugstore and of my old school, The Carl Willard Mabie School. It was not the "Revere
Beach" book but a new one in that series. How wonderful to see that old drugstore
again with the wire-back stools and soda fountain; nearly the way I remembered it. And
my old school that has since been torn down. Also, if anyone knows where I can find
photos of Oak Island from the turn of the 19th century to the 1950's I would love to
know. This book had a few photos of Oak Island before there were even houses on it
when it was primarily a picnicking and recreation area. Wonderful. Enjoy late summer
and stay cool, Judy
This is a great site, enjoy reading the comments. I miss the days in the 50's. Lived on
Campbell Ave. RHS class of '53. Thank you all for the memories.
8/5/2007 8:48
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
Still searching for alumni from class of '58 for 50th reunion to be held in Oct. 2008. I am
sleuthing for the planning committee to find classmates who are interested in
attending. So, c'mon people, this may be the last time we get together. If anyone
knows of our '58 classmates who may not be aware of the reunion, please give them my
e-mail address. Would enjoy hearing from them. By the way, I was told by the Dolan's
that the new beach boulevard looks real nice, got to get down there and take a walk.
8/1/2007 21:31
Nancy Wiseman
Romano
7/30/2007 16:27
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
To Nancy Wiseman Romano Do you have a brother named Barry and did tour folks own
a hardware store on Dorchester Ave? I grew up on No. Shore Rd, went to the Walcot,
Garfiels and of course the high school. I remember most of the stores on Shirley ave.
One was Sam Berry's which then became Schwartz's Deli where the dance hall people
would converege after the Beacview and Oceanview closed. I saw the Ocwanview fire
from my mom's porch in the Summer of 1962 while I was homw on leave from
Germany. So many stories and memories.
7/28/2007 11:09
JUDY HOLT
Massachusettts
7/27/2007 22:43
Nancy Wiseman
Romano
Grantham, NH
Hope everyone is enjoying this late summer and I hope where ever you now live you
have access to a beach or a pool. I can still travel to Revere Beach since I still live within
about an hours driving distance. As I remember Revere summers in the mid to late
1940's I always remember Frank, the ice-cream man who showed up every afternoon in
his white truck, wearing his snow white uniform and rang the bell for all of us
neighborhood kids to run out with their nickels. (I cannot believe ice-cream could
possibly have cost more than 5 cents) Could it? My favorite two choices were push-ups
(orange sherbert with vanilla ice-cream on a stick that you gradually push-up along the
stick until you came to the end) and cocoanut covers (vanilla ice-cream covered with
toasted cocoanut). Remember how, on hot days, the ice-cream would melt down your
It was fun seeing familair names of Reverites. I loved reading about memories of the old
Revere Beach and Shirley Ave. I lived on Walnut Ave until the age of 7 in the 50's and
then moved to Hichborn St. Attended Liberty School, Walcott(8th grade)and Garfield. If
any one knew me or my family back then and wants to share memories, I would love to
hear from you. Shirley Ave is so different now. It is sad to go back and I miss it the way
it used to be.
7/23/2007 23:29
Bob LaPorta
Revere Mass
To Rich Cohen, Yes I do have a brother named Barry and my dad had a business on
Dorchester Ave. Thanks for sharing your memories of Revere!
I am going to donate 60 picture of revere beach and the air port of squire rd in revere
,the year was 1946 for 3.00 for a plane ride .I graduted from class of 73
7/22/2007 9:40
JUDY HOLT
Massachusettts
Happy summer everyone, I love this website; you can share or not, you can respond
to others or not, you can get questions answered or not. This is a no-pressure, free
website to utilize in many ways as we see fit; in my years of visiting this website I have
found answers to many questions (at least a dozen people responded to my question
about the shirley Avenue drug stores) I have shared many memories with you, I have
found old friends and made new email friends but everything is voluntary, no one has to
respond to you. I have shared memories for months with no one responding and I don't
mind I just love sharing. And I do have a point here and it is addressed to visitors who
write expecting some results from their emails: this is a relaxed, easy going, wonderful
website where no one is compelled to do anything. So enjoy summer and enjoy this
Hope to see a 35 year High School reunion in 2008 for RHS class of 73
7/21/2007 19:06
John Mondello
Revere Ma
7/21/2007 13:58
JUDY HOLT
Massachusetts
I am sorry to say that I cannot post any entries today. I, unfortunatly do not have time to
try again. this does happen occasionally. please try to adjust or do what you need to
get regular contributers through
7/15/2007 17:55
Sandra Snyder
Bluestein
New Jersey and
Florida
Come on you guys and get involved before there's no one else to speak for us!!
7/15/2007 14:24
Sandra Snyder
Bluestein
New Jersey and
Florida
Are there any other 1940's rhs graduates out there who are still alive besides my friend
and I??!!
7/15/2007 12:40
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
Oops, sorry Roberta, didn't check the spelling of your last name before I submitted my
nessage. By the way, what year did you graduate RHS or did you attend another school?
7/15/2007 12:36
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
To Roberta Wayno. Was that across from Nautical Playland or O'Brien's ("Obies")
Arcade which was next to the bubble bounce. The arcade was originally the Tunnel of
Love. My second grade teacher, Miss Hurley was a ticket seller at the bibble bounce
during school vacation. She was one of my favorite teachers. My late sister Gloria,
who passed away last month, and her friends listend to the early days of rock n' roll at
the arcade and were great jitterbug dancers. Anyone else wish to add some of their
memories? I have plenty and would love to write a book about growing up on and near
the beach. Still looking for alumni from the class of '58 who are interested in a reunion.
7/14/2007 20:32
Roberta Wanyo
(Savsovitz)
Lynnfield
I used to hang around on the wall across from the pinball arcade and played whist on
the beach wall.
7/11/2007 23:49
Karen
Farber(Tatten)
Northridge, Ca.
Hello all: It has been three years since I have looked at this site. Just looking at all the Emails and do so enjoy reading them. Brings back great memories of the beach. Went to
Revere High. Lived on Ford Street then Beachmont. Would have graduated class on
1960, but moved to California If my name rings a bell to anyone would love to hear from
you. Take care all0084442
6/28/2007 22:10
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
Guess the idiot from fakeid is back. Don't know what kind of thrill this sicko gets, he's
just taking up space. But don't forget, do not try to click onto that website, it could be a
virus. Guess the verificatuon requirement can't keep all the idiots out. Also, anyone
from the class of '58 interested a reunion which Rosemarie Fittante Goins is trying to put
together?
6/28/2007 18:34
JOHN EDMUND
AMATO
LAS VEGAS,NV
89119
POETRY BOOK ''OF LIFE AND LOVE'' 2007 EDITION FAS BEEN DONATED TO EAST
BOSTON SOCIAL CENTERS>>RESERVE A COPY FOR $10 DONATION
6/26/2007 7:05
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Just a reminder that the RHS Class of 1953 is in the planning stage of our 55th. Reunion
to be held in the Fall of 2008. Please EM me your Snail Mail and E-Mail addresses so I
can update out database. Thanks, Don
6/17/2007 19:43
Harvey A. Levinsky
Class of 59`
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
To Judy Holt, the 2 drugstores are SHIRLEY DRUG & MICHAELSON'S DRUG, to John
Mindello I come from the Shirley Ave Area. the place is not the same as ut used to be
Happy Fathers day to all
6/16/2007 22:44
al bent
carson city NV
Loooking to find kloudkastle. Lost your email address and your snail mail address. If you
would email me so we can reconnect. Hoping to hear from you!
6/15/2007 12:47
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee
Hope all is well with Bob Fraser in Alberta Canada, I am getting all my forwards back,
Calif.~~Beachmont undeliverable. That worries me. Hope everyone is OK. Don't want to lose contact.
~~Revere
Wishing all the Dad's a wonderful day on Sunday. Any body who lived on Bradstreet
Ave. in the 30's until Oct. 1949 give me a HI. Have a great week end all.
6/13/2007 9:01
Lorraine DiGiovanni Revere MA
6/11/2007 17:12
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
6/2/2007 21:54
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
Hello RHS Class of 1967! We have a Class Reunion coming up! Can anyone help us to
locate our fellow Revere High School classmates listed below ? If you are interested in
attending the upcoming Class Reunion or have helpful contact information please
contact Lorraine at [email protected]
Jean Papa Patricia Sico Patricia
Collins Mioli John Vitale Richard Schultz Edmund J. Tenerini Richard Fraser Philip
LaRocca Susan Boyington Vincent Karen Kincaid Malio - Andrea Brooks said she is
going to get this address Lawrence DeMattia Marianne Tully Frank Maffei Norma
Critch Hester Nancy Critch Frances Mauro Camille Gallo Maragielio William Croce
Joseph Solomon James McCafferty Kenneth E. Stein Thomas Brown Kevin M.
O'Hara Joanne DiPesa Ralph J. Fiore Fred Tobin Lena Pannese Ella Ruggiero
A note to let old Revere pals know my sister Gloria Cohen Cannavo, class of 55, passed
away Tues. 6/5. She leaves six children, 13 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. If
you remember O'Brien's Arcade, you will remember Gloria as one of the best jitterbug
dancers on the blvd. Throughout her life she maintained a wonderful sense of humor
and was very family oriented. I will miss her phone calls and frequent visits we had
together. If anyone has further interest, just send me a note via me e-mail and I will
respond.
Guuee I was pre-mature in my previous message about the security of this wonderful
website. One of the idiots is back and somehow must be able to use the verification
code. What a sorry waste of time for these people who have nothing else to do.
6/2/2007 8:27
joe pescione
just checking in to see if there are any new names from the past great site
5/28/2007 13:44
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
Would like to know if anyone from the class of '58 is going to attend the first Total
Revere High reunion bash in Oct. at the Lido. Other years are mentioned in the article,
but not '58. Also, are there plans for a 50th reunion next year? I am pleased to see this
website has included a security type verification to keep out the idiots who send the
garbage our way.
5/18/2007 20:34
Gerry Cohen
New York
Hello to all from the class of 52. Hope to see you all at the reunion in Nov.
5/11/2007 14:41
maggi harley
revere beach
as child lived in Quincy and often visited this area.
5/11/2007 9:11
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
WOOPS!!! sorry in all the excitement forgot to leave my E-Mail address and of course to
mention my name... Will take this second chance to wish all my old and new friends
all the best...
5/11/2007 9:07
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
wish to proudly announce the birth of our first grand child (grand daughter), on the 26th
of April 2007. Her name in Israel is Lihi... The proud parents are Amit and Elina
Schwartz, of Ramat Gan, Israel.
The grand parents are
Pinchas(Philip) & Beryl Schwartz
4/24/2007 2:16
Hannah Ruth Joseph
No contact address available for Hannah Joseph. Last address
[email protected] has been deleted. Thank you HRJ
4/22/2007 22:15
Roberta
%22Sherman%22
Pitrone
Phoenix Az
Hello Revere from sunny Phoenix I was wondering if class of "83" was planning
anything? Anyone from class of "83" drop me a line let me know what's going with you.
4/20/2007 12:42
Barry Cohen
Lynn, MA
For all who knew him, my Dad Mason Cohen passed away quietly Thursday, April 19th.
The funeral service is at Torf's in Chelsea on Sunday, April 22 at 10:00 am.
4/17/2007 19:47
JUDY HOLT
Massachusettts
Some of the stores I remember on Shirley Avenue are a dentist's office (Dr.Siegle,I
think>) Dr DeStastio's office and either a Kresge's or a Woolworth's store but I really
hope someone remembers the two drugstores on opposite corners of Shirley Avenue. I
remember one of them had little round tables with wire backed stools. I think I
remember a black and white tiled floor. I would love to know if these memories are
accurate because I was only 6-8 years old when I would accompany my mother to these
stores. Happy Spring (where is it)? Judy
4/6/2007 12:47
John Mondello
Revere Ma
Does anyone still remember the old Shirley Ave? Phils Variety Store,Nats
Poolroom,Michaelson Drug Store,Liberty School,Schwatzes Deli(great corned
beef),Liebermans Bakery,etc etc ?
4/6/2007 12:47
John Mondello
Revere Ma
Does anyone still remember the old Shirley Ave? Phils Variety Store,Nats
Poolroom,Michaelson Drug Store,Liberty School,Schwatzes Deli(great corned
beef),Liebermans Bakery,etc etc ?
4/1/2007 16:42
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee
Hi guys and gals from Beachmont/Revere. Want to wish all a great Easter from Santee,
Calif.~~Beachmont CA. Nice to hear from some of the Revere folks, Lil Anderson, Bob Carbone, Bob
~~Revere
Fraser (in cold and snowy Alberta Canada), keep warm Bob. Glad you heard from my
cousin Bob Moore. Would love to hear from anybody else who lived on Bradstreet in the
30's until 1949, when we came west. Take care all and have a great summer.
3/31/2007 18:24
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction, Just a reminder that RHS Class of 1953 is in the planning stages of our 55th. Class
NY
Reunion to be held in the Fall of 2008 in Massachusetts. Please send me any
telephone numbers and/EM addresses/Snail Mail addresses of Members of our Class. If
in doubt, send it anyway. I'll check it out.
Thank you, Don Santos.
3/21/2007 19:52
BOB CARBONE
San Jacinto
California
Hi Been here lots times was wondering if any one know the where abouts of the
children of Arthur And Myrtle Carbone from Agawam st And No Shore Rd there names
are Arthur Jr Mary and lorraine ( Lori } I left revere quite awhile ago if any one knows
them Pls asked them to email me at my main adress [email protected] as
families grow older some loose contact just trying find a few relatives last I heard they
were still in the metro boston area chelsea ,braintree etc Thanks again Bob Carbone{
kelleys meadows}a big hi ya to all the old gang from the meadows all u flyns marleys
sheas, barret, bailey, burridges corbelle o'donnel thanks again
3/15/2007 17:46
Jan
So. Cal
Looking for my Cousin - John Annese. Lost your e-mail address. We went to Barrows
School together in Revere. Last I heard you lived in Burlington, MA. Drop me a line if
you remember.
3/6/2007 10:33
3/5/2007 23:55
Jim Baillie
3/5/2007 23:50
Jim Baillie
Raleigh, NC
Would love to hear from anyone from Beachmont...does anyone know where Dave
Flynn is?
3/4/2007 20:51
Nancy Baillie
Revere... (where
else)
Hello Beachmont!! see a lot of old familiar names that I'm sure my older siblings would
recognize..
great site to browse..!!
2/28/2007 9:53
Johnnathan
Revere
Representing Revere
2/24/2007 12:55
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego
Does anyone know the whereabouts of Lenny Goodman, twin of Kenny (TeeDee)
Goodman. They lived on Dehon Street.
2/24/2007 9:13
Chopped Liver
Swampscott
Just to let everyone know, the best place to get clams is Dube's Restaurant 317
Jefferson Avenue, Salem, MA 978-744-9531
2/22/2007 19:46
Susan Nickerson
South Shore
RHS Class of 77' Lots of memories.Curious about 30th reunion
2/21/2007 12:58
Mona Ribeck
McCormack
Southern California I remember the wonderful summers at Punks Corner and walking the beach during the
winter snow storms. Revere was an incredible community to grow up in. Would love to
hear from anyone from class of 1970 or anyone who remembers me.
2/17/2007 10:12
JUDY HOLT
MASSACHUSETTS
2/15/2007 0:51
don banks (class 0f
56 )
hemet, ca
2/12/2007 23:28
Mike Kirsch (RHS
class of 1953)
Southern California Earlier tonight my mind (what's left of it) drifted back 60+ years and I happened to think
of the auto ferry that ran from behind Maverick Square to Atlantic Ave. My dad used to
take the ferry as a joyful alternative to the single lane Sumner tunnel. Just curious if
anyone out there remembers the ferry????
2/10/2007 12:45
Bob Upton
Revere Beach
If your interested in learning more about the new condominiums being developed on
Revere Beach visit: www.reverebeachrealestate.com
2/9/2007 10:55
Chopped Liver
Swampscott, MA
Just to let everyone know, the best place to get the freshest milk is Puleo's on Highland
Ave. in Salem.
Hello to everyone who lives in Revere, has ever lived in Revere or whose heart is in
Revere, I was thinking the other day as I slipped, trudged and skidded to work, that
winter was like this for months when I was growing up in the Oak Island section of
Revere in the mid 40's to mid 50's. I lived very near the marshes and my brother and I
would sit in our kitchen and listen to the wind screaming across the marshes and right
through the cracks in our kitchen door. My father would nail a heavy, horsehair blanket
to the door the attempt to control those icey drafts but it couldn't contain that howling
wind. I remember thinking how exciting it was to hear that wind and knowing my
parents were there to keep everything safe. My father would keep constant vigilance
of our furnace, shoveling coal and stoking the coals. Very early in the morning I would
Just wanted to say Hi, and hope you all make it well thru the next snow storm. Its 70
here. Congradulation to the RHS Hockey team on a great season so far and good luck in
the playoffs. There was no hockey in 56.
2/1/2007 10:45
Paul Bylin
Derry, NH
I've visited here before. Brings back lot's of memories. Does anyone remember all the
motorcycles that used to line the beach? I am in search of any pictures of them. If
anyone has them, please let me know. I am trying to do something nice for my brotherin-law. He was known as "little Joe".
1/26/2007 10:34
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction, Hello to all Revereites, Beachmonters and Devotees of Revere Beach.
I haven't
NY
checked in for a while and I want to remind all RHS Class of 1953 members, that we are
now in the pre-planning stage for the BIG 55th. year Reunion, coming up in 2008.
Please EM me with any EM address changes and/or snail Mail changes so that I can
update the Class Database. I have pleasant memories of the Beach, having lived only
about 1/4 mile away and I spent my summers there.
1/19/2007 17:00
John Mondello
Revere Ma
Great site! If you remember me ,please feel free to contact me .Id be happy to hear
from you.I went to the Liberty School,Wolcott School,Garfield Jr High School,and Revere
High School class of 1973.
1/12/2007 15:28
i have a old menu from my great grand parents they owned the Trak's Restraunt at 188
boulevard the bill of fare is for 1922. sure would like to find out more about the
restaurant
1/12/2007 15:27
i have a old menu from my great grand parents they owned the Trak's Restraunt at 188
boulevard the bill of fare is for 1922. sure would like to find out more about the
restaurant
1/12/2007 5:46
CAROL
Massachusetts
Just when we thought we could enjoy this wonderful website we have another creep
back who calls himself/herself chopped liver..watch out this is probably a virus. I have
already reported this entry
1/11/2007 14:03
Chopped Liver
Swampscott, MA
I grew up in Revere and still work there, until I retire. I could retire now, or wait and get
more money, but its actually costing me money to keep working.
1/5/2007 17:36
Paul Atlas
Plaistow, NH
Just learned an old friend Jerry Chalfin, passed away last July in Port Charlotte, FL. He
graduated Revere High in 1964.
1/4/2007 12:36
Ilene Bloom
Revere, MA
RHS Class of 1984....Have lived in Revere since 1981. Looking for old and new friends
1/3/2007 7:35
Harvey A. Levinsky
Class of 59
clearwater Beach,
Florida
I would like to wish all my friends from Revere A Happy and Healthy New Year 2007
1/3/2007 7:34
Harvey A. Levinsky
Class of 59
clearwater Beach,
Florida
I would like to wish all my friends from Revere A Happy and Healthy New Year 2007
1/2/2007 16:27
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Hats off to Mike K. wait until next year. Better late than never..... Wishing all my
friends, both old and new A Very Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR 2007.
"Pini"
1/1/2007 18:52
Mike Kirsch (RHS
class of 1953)
Los Angeles
California area
Guess I'm elected (again) to be the first sign-in for 2007. I'm a 1953 grad of RHS originally from Beachmont and one of "Nat's boys". I really enjoy looking over the
entries and seeing some familiar names. Regards from Southern California.
12/31/2006 21:23
Lenny Hirshberg
delray beach
wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. LENYY h
12/31/2006 14:16
James Tobin
Pascoag Rhode
Island
just surfed back in to check things out Happy new year everybody
12/31/2006 9:55
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Happy New Year to all my old friends from Revere in the 1940's and 50's. Lets share our
memories and keep that special time in history alive. We carry those memories of old
friends and good times in our hearts; lets share them through this wonderful website.
Peace and Joy, Judy
12/31/2006 8:23
MICHAEL
GOLDFARB
WEST PEABODY MA I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY AN HEALTHY NEW YEAR.
12/29/2006 19:22
David Zaslow
Vista,CA (San Diego Happy New Year to one and all. Take care and be well.
County)
12/28/2006 11:53
Lenny Hirshberg
wish everyone a happy and healthy new year Lenny
12/24/2006 16:44
Bob Veno
Wilmington Ma
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everyone who grew up in the Shirley Ave area in
the 40's 50's and 60's. It was the best of times. Have not lived in Revere for the past 20
tears but worked close enough to go to the beach every day until I retired 2 years age.
Now make it least once a week.
12/24/2006 16:43
Michael Kagan
Springfield, MA
I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season
12/21/2006 18:24
Carl & Kathy
(Moran) Mercurio
Revere
Just dropped in to take a look. Great site! We are still in Revere. We now enjoy watching
our Grandchildren at the beach, Kelly's, Bianchi's or just enjoying the sun and surf.
Although there has been many changes at the beach, we still love it. The best place to
be on a hot summer day or night is still REVERE BEACH.
12/21/2006 5:43
CAROL
CAPE COD
That guy is back and watch out for that email from Lisbon I have reported him. To that
guy/woman shame on you for inflicting your venom on us during this joyous season. GO
AWAY AND GET A LIFE.
12/20/2006 18:30
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee, CA
Hi all, Another year is passing us by, so fast they are going, just want to wish all in
Beachmont and Revere and (The transplants to Florida and other places over the globe)
a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year from Santee, California.
12/20/2006 5:49
Judy Holt
Massachusettts
It's that time again: family gatherings, shopping for bargains or just the right gift for that
special someone, scent of fresh pine, lovely music, glow of candles, warm smiles and
driving or flying miles for those annual reunions. I wish all of you who love and
remember Revere the way it was and can someday be again..Season's Greetings.
12/19/2006 23:46
Tony Blasi
Auburn, Maine
Happy Holidays. I know it's simple, understated, but it works for all those who are
politically correct!
12/17/2006 19:53
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
Holiday Greetings to all my old friends.
12/15/2006 17:41
BOB CARBONE
San Jacinto Ca
Hi I am an repeat here been here many time looking for any of the old Kelleys
meadows gang Beach st calumet st agawam and of copurse Dunn rd Marley flynns
robertson jones doherty glenon barret just to name few oh yea bobby lear i go back ev
yr to the massachusetts reunion on board at fall river if any of the old gang still around
drop a line also went to paul revere and revere high till war broke out write any and
all you will get a answer hey lois have a merry christmas nice talking to you
BOB
CARBONE it's an old kelley's meadows name
12/4/2006 20:17
richard ''dick'' santo la quinta, california happy holidays to any of my old friends and classmates. been in california since 1960. sal
castro also from revere (my best friend) lives close to me also since 1960
12/4/2006 8:07
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
I would like to wish all my friends from Revere Best wishes for a Happy Holliday Season
ahead
11/28/2006 10:25
Corinne (Fitzgerald) Mass--Florida
Ware
Love reading about Revere. Still visit, for Kelly's and pizza(pizza taste best when eaten at
the beach), Any news on a reunion for the class of "61"
11/26/2006 8:53
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
11/22/2006 6:41
Mary Gesamondo
DeMaina
Lynnfield, Ma
Happy Holiday Season to all who have memories of Revere and the way it was.
Remember Thanksgiving and the smell of that turkey slowly roasting in the oven? It
seemed to take forever to be done. No Butterball Turkey then; a fresh turkey that was
fed and grown naturally. I remember the "Wishbone" at the end of dinmer and tugging
with my 4 years old brother to get the biggest end and therefore have my wish come
true. We had dinner with all the trimmings; gravy, stuffing, squash, turnips, mashed
pototoes, etc. Many of the vegetables were grown in the garden that my father loved to
tend and perserved in glass jars by my mother. I think the only vegetable that was
actually store-bought were the potatoes and I am not even sure of that. My father was
the pie-baker and he would bake apple and mince pies from scratch; I am sure I didn't
Great job, great memories. Love to "Dad" Peter McCauley
11/21/2006 12:19
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee
Just want to wish everybody in Revere and Beachmont a truly Happy Thanksgiving and
Calif.~~Beachmont Merry Christmas from Santee, CA. Recieved an e-mail from Bob Frazer yesterday, what
~~Revere
a great surprise to hear from a home towner. Small world this internet is. We are still
wanted to hear from my cousin Bobbie Moore he also lived at 92 Bradstreet Ave. in
Beachmont. It is sad when one loses contact with friends and relatives. Thanks Bob for
the e-mails. Have great Holiday all.
11/21/2006 10:27
Jerry
%22Brother%22
Menkello
Naples Fl.
11/19/2006 19:03
Hannah Ruth Joseph California
They say it's never to late to say thank you To the Revere high school class of 1956. I
would sincerely like to thank all who participated in making the reunion possible,as well
as to thank those who attended. The success of the evening was evident by the smiling
faces,warm greeting and many laughs that echoed throughout the room. The
jokes,stories shared,memories recalled,they are the same stories that made us smile in
our high school days... except now,we have less hair and our knees hurt while dancing.
The gala time did not end Saturday night. Sunday morning we turned back the clock
back to the 50's when we took pictures in the classic cars,the 1955 Chevy and the 1956
Corvette was a wonderful way to close the event. All that was missing was the
Adventure Car Hop and Woo Woo Ginsberg. Just like these cars,our graduating class is
Ths is for carol. E-Mail: [email protected]
Carol I have been reading
your warnings about the 'sick emailer' and if no one else has, I wanted to thank you for
being so vigilant and caring enough to warn the friends. I, too, have run into some
problems like that on this board but thank you Carol. Hope people are taking your
advice. Hannah
11/10/2006 22:02
ROBERT M
FRASER2222
alberta canada
GREETINGS TO ALL MY OLD FRIENDS IN BEACHMONTFROM COLD ALBERTA. IT'S
SNOWING ,AND THE TEMP IS 18 DEGREES AND FALLING. SHOULD HAVE 3 TO 4 INCHES
BEFORE MORNING. SURE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY OLD CLASS MATES
FROM REVERE HIGH CLASS OF '48'
11/7/2006 14:34
Rita Yaffi Raiter
Fallavollita
Boynton Beach, Fl
Hello to class of "57". I'm living in Florida and enjoying the good life, but I still think of
Revere and my good times at Punks Corner and Shirley Ave where I grew up. Love to
hear from former friends and classmates. Thanks, Rita
11/7/2006 14:23
Rita Yaffi Raiter
Fallavollita
11/5/2006 13:23
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
11/3/2006 19:42
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
10/30/2006 8:12
nancy (Hart)
McCarthy
Tampa Bay
I found Judy Holt's memories of Oak Island interesting. Mine were of a later time (RHS
1960) and at the other end of the beach. I remember walking down Endicott Ave. in
Beachmont and meeting many of my friends that lived on the same street: Larry
Madden (now lives down the Cape), Bob Marston (now in NC), Steveie Kelly (now in
Plymouth), Bobbie Rieley (lost track), Buddy O'Neil (lost track), Arthur Reinstein
(Bellingham, MA) Duke Martel (lost track) and Jimmy Crowley (Hummarock, MA). In the
summer we would head for Revere Beach, Rocky Beach or Short Beach. In the winter
we might well be sleding at Gould's Hill. Or perhaps playing stick ball against the wall at
the Louis Pasteur school. Beachmont was a great place to grow up in those days with so
many things to do within walking distance. I wish things could stay the same, but I know
I have been thinking of autumn when I was a child in Oak Island in the mid forties to
early fifites; I remember the coal man who delivered our coal down a shute through the
cellar window. It crashed down the shute from the truck and into our coal bin. My
parents talked about how much coal we bought by the ton. I had no idea what a ton was
but the word brought images of gigantic mountains of coal. On cold mornings I heard
my father go down the cellar stairs to shovel more coal into the furnace then he would
stoke the coals. I felt very safe and warm in my bunk bed when I heard my father taking
care of our furnace. Then it was time to get up and have slow cooked oatmeal for
breakfast. My mother would take the cream from the top of the glass milk bottle and
pour it over my oatmeal. I hated oatmeal even that special kind and to entice me to eat
I was browsing the website, reading Judy's memories which are much like my own. I
went to the Paul Revere School in the 1950's and also remember the Lords Prayer, The
Pledge Allegence to the flag, and then we would all have to get under our desks, sort of
a "fall out" drill. It was nice to be a kid, oblivious to the fact that Cuba had all those
nasty weapons aimed at us. My main concerns where did my hair look OK, what where
my classmates thinking about what I was wearing and important things like that. Then
when I graduated from RHS in 1969 my boyfriend Victor Cascio got drafted. We
panicked! Viet Nam for sure. We got married and anxiously waited for his orders. Finally
they arrived--Key West for two years. When I arrived there the local people were telling
me "Yup, they just took the barbed wire off the beaches a few months ago." Ha ha ha
10/27/2006 20:23
Camille Minichino
California
Calling class of '54 and friends! I'll be visiting the RPL on Wednesday, December 6, 7 PM
to talk about my mystery series set in Revere (and how I miss it!). I'd love to see
classmates and friends. Or just drop a line at [email protected]
10/26/2006 12:18
Bill Jones
Richardson, TX
Hello class of RHS '61. I miss Revere very much. I have been to this site many times and
brings back such great memories. Would like to hear from anyone from RHS especially
class of '61. Look forward to coming home someday. Love to all who read this msg....
10/12/2006 18:16
Fran Duffy- Giarla
revere
Its so nice to go back to the beach. so many fun,happy memories,especially in the
70,s.Hello to all my friends out there- I hope everyone is good...Thanks for the
memories. FRAN G.P.S. Id love to here from any Shirley Ave.,-Beachmont people.
10/2/2006 13:32
lenny h
9/30/2006 10:23
carol
9/26/2006 19:38
jim robson
SICK EMAIL WRITER YOU ARE BACK BUT NOT FOR LONG BECAUSE I HAVE REPORTED
YOU AND YOU ARE BEING TRACKED AND TRACED RIGHT NOW. SO BE PREPARED TO BE
FINALLY CAUGHT!!!!
N.J.
I was born and raised in good old Oak Island and lived there until I went into the navy in
1944. I got out of the navy in 1946 and it wasn't long before I moved to N.J. Still miss
oak island and try to get back every few years. I still have relatives in mass.
9/23/2006 15:59
Gloria (Nicholson)
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
RHS Class of 56, "50th" Class Reunion Hi All.....I worked on the committee planning our
class reunion and I just wanted to say I was so happy to see those who attended the
reunion and what a wonderful time I had helping to plan the reunion and the night of
the reunion. Thank you all for attending. It was a great night. Hope to see you all again
and many more of our classmates at the 55th!
9/21/2006 0:04
Leona Bell Paul
Boca Raton Florida
Just a short note to let the page know that Sandra Bell Weiner passed away on
September 16th in Florida. She Graduated in 1950 She has been on dyalisis for the last
seven years
9/20/2006 13:00
Dotti Davis
9/18/2006 19:27
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
9/13/2006 19:39
Tony Cirillo
Cape Cod
9/9/2006 16:43
John Mondello
Revere
Hi Everyone, I had signed this guestbook a few years ago but my email has changed.
Also I live in Florida, now. Would love to hear from my old friends at RHS class of '55!
This is a great web site. It brings back the "good old days"! Thnx! Dotti
I was thinking this morning as I rode to work on the bus just how much fun it was in
Revere in the 50's. I was still in elementary school, the Carl Willard Maybie school, and
of the lady who helped me cross North Shore Road to get to my little school. I
remember how cookies and milk, in glass bottles were sold in the school basement at
recess time. And when you started class you would say "the Lord's Prayer" or some old
Psalm and salute the flag. (48 states then). We went home for lunch walking back
across North Shore Road with favorite friends to have a balony sandwich on a roll or
maybe a bowl of Campbells Chicken Noodle Soup. And how wonderful and freeing it was
to walk that little distance in the sun, maybe to have lunch at friend's house. Such simple
and wonderful times. Just wanted to share a few fall memories of way back then.
Hello Reverites I just found out about this site. I was scrolling and found some familiar
names from the class of 59 what a great year it was for us. I will check in to see if
anything is happening for the class of 59, and willing to help with anything.
Ciao All
anyone out there remember Nats pool room,Phils variety store, Arthurs
Supermarket,Michaelsons drug store ,and hanging out at the Liberty School?those were
the days
9/8/2006 10:50
john nigrelli
does anyone have a 1959 revere high school yearbook for sale.
[email protected] thanx
9/5/2006 13:46
Bill Laracy
Glad to hear that the Class of "71 was having a Reunion. What happend to the Class of
"66" Reunion did we forget that it has been 40yrs??????
9/2/2006 16:58
bonnie toltz
I grew up in chelsea. I graduated chelsea high in 66. I would love to hear from anybody
that remembers me or knows anybody in my family. I am living in florida now
9/1/2006 23:29
Hannah
For some of the old timers, If anyone is looking for my dad, Alfred Nichols aka Red or
Nick, he's living in Merrimac, MA now and doing okay at 88. Also, my cousin Stanley
Singer, now in Brockton, MA. If anyone remembers them let me know and I'll be sure
you all connect. Also, Dave Ryan from Dorchester, if he's still around drop me a line.
Hannah
9/1/2006 23:05
Hannah
8/31/2006 19:17
Bob O'Brien
CA
contact me at
For Pinchas Schwartz, I don't know you except from the guestbook but just wanted to
say to you and to all your friends and relatives in Israel,stay safe and may God protect
you. Hannah
8/31/2006 13:53
Sandy (Cohen)
Joseph
California
This is an e-mail change as of 8-31-06 Please ignore all others. This is for contact
information for =Sandy Joseph (aka Hannah) maiden name Cohen (later changed to
Nichols) =Eleanor Oliver, maiden name Cohen =Lillian (Todisco) (DePari) maiden name
Cohen =Ethel aka Anna (Cohen) (Nichols) maiden name Shenker. Former residents of
140 Shirley Av, Revere (40's and 50's) also Centennial Ave, Calument St and in Boston.
Hannah
8/26/2006 15:06
ellen
mass
Just another reminder class of '71' 35th reunion. Danversport Yacht Club, Friday,
November 24th, 2006. 7pm to Midnight. Good food, dancing, music and great friends.
$50.00 per person. Anyone from class of '70 or '72 also invited to join us. Just e-mail me
and I will let you know where to send your checks. Hope to see you there.
8/23/2006 23:01
Howard Ladd
Discovery Bay, Ca
Getting older and very nostalgic. This site warms me up. Sure loved the Revere girls.
You know who you are. Say hello.
8/23/2006 16:17
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
RHS 1974. Just checking in after a couple of years away from this Board. I see a lot of
Boynton Beach people, which is where my aunt and uncle live (Myra (Cohen) Simons
RHS 53 and Lenny Simons RHS 51). Myra is my dad's sister. My dad Irwin (RHS 47) was
life-long Revere where he and mom (Shirley) owned the stationery store on Broadway.
Dad passed away in 1993; mom is now at the Hebrew rehab center in Roslindale after a
stroke in 2005 - she had to move out of Satter House. Sister Marilyn (Cohen) Whipple,
RHS 76 lives in Milton now with her family. Fond memories and looking to re-establish
contact with my friends from Revere. Contact me when you can.
8/23/2006 5:03
david jacobs
coronado california Hi,another summer almost over,never forget the beach,late 1930's early 50's AND fried
clams,joe&nemo,coast guard patroling beach(42-44) punks corner, a lifetime of good
memories.
8/13/2006 22:57
ptaylor
Revere
Would love to hear from anyone from the class of 1962. We are going to have a 45th
reunion next year. If you are interested, please email me.
8/5/2006 22:12
brent telegdy
elizabeth,
pennsylvania
used to date the most beautiful girl who used to live on revere beach blvd while I was
stationed in Fort Devens and drove my rag-top 68 stang. I know I broke her heart. Leah,
E-mail me if you read this, you probably will.
8/5/2006 6:49
Yvonne James
Mineola, TX
My cousin, Edie Capozzi, lived at 65 Revere St and we went roller skating at the rink at
Revere Beach. Also remember riding home to East Boston on the trolley car after a day
at the beach in a bathing suit (under street clothes) with sand in it. Met my future
husband at another skaing rink, Bal-A-Roux in Malden. Sorry the rinks are gone but the
husband is still here!
7/23/2006 20:09
JoAnne (Knight) &
Dennis Masters
South Portland,
Maine
Class of"59". Looking for old friends. Does anyone know of Nancy Maloney class of
"58". We have enjoyed the website a great deal.
7/23/2006 11:23
Conrad Williams
7/22/2006 11:28
JUDY HOLT
Boston, MA
7/20/2006 9:49
joefox
Does anyone know where I can obtain another copy of the wonderful book by Peter
Macauley called "Revere Beach Chips"? I purchased one at the Revere's Centenial
celebration several years back and now, I think, it is probably out of print. The book was
a series of articles and stories from the "Revere Journal" about Revere Beach from the
late 1800's to probably 1970 or so. The early articles are a wonderful history of the
Beach from the earliest restaurants and dance halls to the great blizzard of "78" that
destroyed much of the boulevard and the amusements there.
I would love to obtain
another copy or discover other wonderful history books about Revere in the early days
that I haven't known about.
Some how as one grows a little bit older those memories
become much more precious and enduring. I lived in Revere (Oak Island) from 1944-
7/20/2006 2:08
BOB LAROSSA
PONIT OF PINES
7/17/2006 15:57
GENE LEWIS
BOYNTON BEACH
FL. REVERE
7/17/2006 12:14
Laurence J. Gillis
7/15/2006 16:22
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, ISRAEL
In spite of the present situation here, life goes on. To all my old and new friends,I send
regards.
Looking forward to hearing from any one who remembers me or my family.
Also willing to answer any questions about the sitution here in Israel.
Shalom
7/13/2006 12:30
Dianne Zuk
Canada
Stumbled into Revere on the way to Boston from Salem when we noticed the sign for
the sand castle competition. What a lovely beach! Too bad we did not have time to stay.
We hope to return.
7/12/2006 12:32
Jack Mendoza
West Palm
Beach,Florida
CLASS OF 1939 AND STILL GOIN STRONG,GOLF,BOWLING, EXERCISE VOLUNTEERING AT
MORSE SENIOR CAMPUS AND OF COURSE CHASING WIDOWS!!! WOULD LOVE TO
HEAR FROM OLD CLASSMATES OR ANYONE THAT REMEMBERS ME
REGARDS
SOMETIME AGO , I MADE AN ATTEMPT TO LOCATE SOME FRIENDS THAT LIVED IN
EVERETT BUT WERE GOOD FRIENDS AT THE BEACH DURING THE LATE 30S AND 40S--THE 1ST WAS PAUL "PORKY" DIAMOND---2ND WAS MEL BERNSTIEN AND LAST WAS EVA
ABRAMS ALL FROM EVERETT . IF ANYONE OUT THERE KNOWS OF THIER WHEREABOUTS,
PLEASE EMAIL ME---THANKS GENE LEWIS
7/10/2006 21:19
Roberta
%22Sherman%22
Pitrone
Hello Revere short note for anyone from class of 83 just to let you all know remeber
Joanie Pepe well she's living here in phoenix she just moved here drop her a line to let
her and I know how Revere is
7/9/2006 10:39
Greg Bradley
Chelsea,MA.
I'm 51 yrs. old and still love going to Revere Beach, best of times back in the late 60s and
70s when all the rides and the great music coming from places like "the roundup" now I
try to go down every day and walk the beach from the breakers to the opposite end
wich is about 2.8 miles, as a matter of fact it's time to get going, I'm late for My walk. I'm
lucky to Be living about 2 miles from The Beach. (yup I'm still in Chelsea.!)
7/8/2006 20:26
Mark Shamaly
Providence RI.
I use to live in Revere and most of my Family still lives there.
7/7/2006 13:59
Roslyn Herwins Barr Boynton Beach,
Florida
Here I am, living in "paradise". Of course, except for the hurricanes. Was in the Boston
area (Nahant) over the July 4th holiday. Revere Beach still in my heart. Wonderful
memories! Miss everyone, and home.
7/6/2006 11:10
Judy Holt
Massachusetts
Just thinking about Revere in the late 40's and early 50's and remembering nickel day at
the amusement pank and how my mother would clip coupons from the "Revere Journal"
that would let me brother and me ride for 5 cents any ride in the park. I remember
Frank, the ice-cream man who came every afternoon to Oak Island and we would wait
impatiently to choose out favorite ice cream (I liked Cocoanut Covers and Pushups)while Frank, in his white outfit, dug into the deep bins to bring up our chosen icey
treats. I would love to share memories of those wonderful times when life was much
less busy and complex and childhood seemed endless. Remember??
7/6/2006 8:29
Paul Atlas
Plaistow, NH
Greetings from Southern NH. I grew up on Thornton Street. My father had a meat
market on Shirley Ave. I attended the Liberty, Garfield Jr. High and the Old Revere High
School. I moved to Chelsea and graduated from there in "64." I am looking for Gerry
Chalfin or his Ex wife Debbie Scolnick (from Everett). They lived in West Peabody for
many years. We all hung out with freinds from Chelsea, Revere, Everett and Malden.
Any help would be appreciated.
7/3/2006 16:27
Harold F. Palmer
Jacksonville,Florida I was born in Somerville and went to the beach many a time. It was a fun time along the
boardwalk with all the concessions ect..Went in the navy in 1942 and returned in 1948
and lived in the Winter Hill area...
7/3/2006 16:21
Harold F. Palmer
Jacksonville,Florida Originally from Somerville,Mass
7/1/2006 17:58
Cameron E.
Cummings
(nickname GENE)
ocala florida
6/27/2006 19:44
CAROL
Greenwich, CT
6/23/2006 6:36
ellen(cohen)gelin
peabody,ma
CLASS OF 71. ANOTHER YEAR HAS GONE BY. IT IS TIME AGAIN FOR ANOTHER REUNION.
THE BIG 35TH. WHEN NOV 24, 2006, WHERE ? DANVERSPORT YACHT CLUB, TIME 7PMMIDNIGHT, $50 PER PERSON, CASH BAR, DJ, AND PLENTY OF GOOD FOOD, RAFFLES,
AND OF COURSE THE GREAT COMPANY OF ALL YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FIRENDS. E-MAIL
ME WITH YOUR ADDRESS IF WE DON'T HAVE IT. IF YOU ARE FROM ANOTHER CLASS
AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US WE WELCOME YOU TOO. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE.
6/21/2006 19:56
bill hardiman
palm bay florida
son in law of dutchie goldberg dutchie would like to hear from friends and co workers of
the city yard hes currently in a nursing home in melbourn florida the avanti
Was born in beachmont august 29 1927.Lived on bellingham ave 192 Also Crest
Avenue,Endicott ave,Cresent Ave,and Winthrop Ave.My father was the manager of the
A&P on winthrop ave across from the fire station.Does anyone remember when the
street car ran off of the end of the tracks and whent down towards short beach and
crashed into a tree in front of Parsons house at that time ????? My Mothers name was
Sybil.Also had brother Robert (bobby) Carmen (dancer)and sister Elizabeth (singer)Went
into the service Navy Air Force (casu 28). Rever Beach was my life growing up and was
suprised to say the least to see that the whole beach was destroyed (amusement side)I
still miss it .I believe George COlela was the mayer at the time (he was in my home room
in high school). Untill later Cameron E. Cummings
This guy is at it again. Check out the June 27, 2006 email with the title of Miami Beach
Hotels. It is very suspicious to me and I look all the time to make sure thus guy does not
infiltrate the website again. Do not log onto his website I know it is the same guy who
tainted the website before with his garbage.
6/19/2006 17:50
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
It is nice to read messages, but when you write in, If you could also put in the year you
graduated from HS. so we could know what tme period you remember. I wish the
amusements were still there now so everyone could enjoy them like we did .
6/18/2006 15:19
Charles Master
Nats Pool Room
1950-1960
Great place to lose your hard working money. Attention Jerry Green, Nick Kessler,
Sumner Goldstein, Charlie Goldstein, Gary Maniff! What is going on in your life?
Charles Master 2010 North Harding Street Albany, Georgia 31701
6/18/2006 10:22
mary childs
6/18/2006 0:49
50 cen
Spain
I like your site because of the very nice posts you have
6/13/2006 16:16
Stan Feldman
Harvard University
Hello to all who remember me and my family. I'm still here living in Arlington. Been
all over the place. Lost contact with everyone. Been at Harvard for 10 years.
6/6/2006 18:59
Howard Koor
Brookline
Inspiring memories of Revere Beach. I first learned to swim there. I have fond memories
of my parents taking us there in the mid-60's to the early 70's. Lets see-some names to
remember: The Mickey Mouse,The Flying Horses, The Bumper Cars,The Round Up,that
great little pizza place under the bowling alley,The Arcade Bazzare,playing
pinball(Fireball was the best pinball ever!). There are so many names I can't remember,
but I have the warm fuzzies just thinking about my youth spent there. Thanks for the
memories. Howard Koor
Just be careful of the entry of June 18th from Spain. Remember the several other emails
from vague web addresses such as this one.
Lets not let this happen to our website
again. Do not reply or log onto this web address until it is checked out by the reverbeach
website managers. Lets not acknowledge this person until we know it is not another
tainted email. If this is an legitmate web addrss I apologiza but I don't think it is.
6/5/2006 16:48
ELAINE MAC INTYRE NAPLES MAINE
HI BRENDA, OH YES THE MEMORIES WE HAVE OF REVERE BEACH, SITTING ON THE WALL
ACROSS FROM THE ARCADE IN THE MID 60'S WERE THE BEST. ALSO I WILL NEVER
FORGOT RAINY SATURDAY'S AT THE CANDLEPIN BOWLING ALLEY AND THE PUTT PUTT
GOLF COURSE DOWNSTAIRS. ALL THE FRIENDS THAT HAVE COME AND GONE, BUT
NEVER FORGOTTEN WHEN THE THOUGHTS OF REVERE BEACH COME TO MIND.
6/5/2006 14:27
Alana Murphy
Phoenix, AZ
Spent every weekend at Revere Beach in the 70s. Thank God Kelly's is still there. My
daughter and I even went in the rain once on a visit. Such memories.
6/4/2006 16:03
DICK O'BRIEN
Orient Heights
I would like to eMail two images to Peter McCauley. Is he back on-line? I know he had
some surgery and I thought he was recovering. I hope he is well. If you like I can
email the images to your home page. One is the DAFFY HOUSE. The other is THE
DRAGON PIT.
I would like to know where they were located and the years they
operated.
6/1/2006 21:16
Robert Vazzo
Las Vegas, Nevada
As a child from 1955 to 1979 I resided in Winthrop and on just about every weekend
from '62 till '70 my father would take me here. Visiting this site brought back many good
memories. I'm now 51 years old living in Vegas but I would never trade in my memories
of Revere Beach. Thanx 4 the memories.
5/29/2006 13:27
maureen
i was there about 2 weeks ago and saw some new condos being built across the beach
on the same street but across from the beach .... please help me and send me a name or
tele nu or email of who is selling these ... they are yellow and just afew of them. we
came for a visit from boston on vacation and discovered revere beach ma and truly
enjoyed the atlantic ocean .. please help me find out who i can contact about these new
yello condos for sell... thanks maureen
5/27/2006 22:13
Christine Hunt
So much of my life and so many memories I have, are of Revere Beach especially coming
down to go on all the amusements as a kid. That's when the beach was really great!
5/27/2006 21:14
Nancy Jean Miller
Malden,
Massachusetts
I'm 60 this year and have many pleasant memories of the amusements and arcades that
lined Revere Beach Boulevard. My mother, 89, has even more memories from her
childhood and often talks longingly about her fun-filled summers at Revere Beach back
in the 1920's. We wish that some of those eateries and amusements could be restored,
even though we live in a very different era now. I love to read about the history of our
beloved Revere Beach.
5/27/2006 11:42
MICHAEL
GOLDFARB
w.peabody
who doesnt remember swartz's deli the good old days, im very good friends with one of
the owners son. The hot pastrami in the window an the corned beef where everyone
gathered from all at all times i think it closed for an hour between 4 am an 5 am
something like that.
5/24/2006 22:21
Brenda Doherty
amesbury, Ma.
Where's the class of 69? I grew up on coolidge St. My dad lived in Beachmont. I see Pat
Donovan and Elaine MacIntyre often. I've spoken with Betty Sarmanian recently. Loved
walking the beach! Does anyone remember Schwatz's deli on Shirley ave? Loved Kelly's
and Bianchi's. I remember hanging on the wall and listening to the sounds of the
himalaya!
5/24/2006 17:43
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet ISRAEL
Shalom. Actually located a former Revereite in Israel.. If any of U out there know of
any others here, would appreciate your giving them my E-mail address.
Always glad
to read the notices of others, many familiar names appear. Again, regards from Israel.
5/22/2006 11:11
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
RE: Class of 56 50th Our 50th RHS Class of 56 Reunion will be held Sat. Sept. 16th at the Sheraton Ferncroft
Reunion
in Danvers. The flyers have gone out to all that we have addresses for. Some we cannot
find. If you know of anyone that graduated RHS 56 and have not received their flyer yet
please have them e-mail me. Thanks
5/20/2006 19:58
Carol
Please note the entry for May 20th from Portugal is the same person who keeps sending
those vulgar emails if you look closely the email tells you to buy zantec or zantax, a drug.
Next this person will be posting his disgusting messages again.
5/20/2006 12:01
Hannah Ruth Joseph California
email change, please disregard all others. Thanks Hannah (for family of Sandy, Ellie,
Lill and Ethel Cohen Shrley AV
5/20/2006 8:04
Larry Maroney
Ft. Myers, Fl.
Forgot to add that we also saw another old Beachmont family at City of Palms park, the
Clapp's of Crest Ave. It's a small world, Maureen Clapp (Elmer's daughter) was working
at the Park and we saw her name plate, and then it all began. Also for those who
remember the Beach of the 40's,50's,and 60's, there is a Kohr's (spelling?)Custard stand
still in use, at Ocean City Md. We had one, and they are as good as ever. Ocean City is
the same as the old Beach only their boardwalk is much larger then ours, used to be.
The sounds,smells,and rides brought us back in time!. Has anyone heard of a Revere
reunion for those of us who now call Florida home? Have a great and healthy summer
for those Revere Beach people around the world!
5/19/2006 9:12
Larry Maroney
Ft. Myers, FL.
We see George Colella every spring training (Red Sox) and I thought I saw Peter Ryan
there a year or so ago. I would like to say hello to my old Beachmont friends and to all
my ex players from Revere Youth Hockey (hound-em)
5/15/2006 13:22
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
I just returned from a trip to Boston, I also went to Kelly's 3 times and enjoyed it all, It
was great seeing some of my fiends from Revere. It still has not changed, untill my
return in January have a good year.
5/14/2006 15:49
Belle (Goloff) Curtis Miami, Florida
I (class of 1941) am vising my daughter Dale (Curtis) Millman (class of 1962) who lives in
Atlanta, GA and my daughter Ellen (Curtis) Cohen (class of 1965) from Salem, MA. We
want to say hello to all of our classmates. Belle married her childhood sweetheart, Irving
(Cohen) Curtis (class of 1940). Belle still loves to sing. Great memories of Shirley Ave.,
the beach, Bill Ashe's pizza, the bakeries, shops, and especially the people. Love to all,
Belle, Dale (& Richard - class of 1961), and Ellen (& David).
5/14/2006 11:35
Tony Zarba
As I was surfing I thought of Revere, Mass. where I grew up. My memories of
Revere Beach as I was growing up are forever part of my life. I remember the cyclone
roller coaster and all the other amusments that are vivid memories of the past. I also
remember the night in August 1945 while home on leave from the Navy that Japan
surrendered and the war was to become a memory. I was sitting in the Hurley ballroom
and chatting with Mrs Hurley. Mrs Hurley openned a bottle of champaign and we drank
to us and all the service members who will never see the light of day again. As a
former resident of Revere, I con-gradulate you on effort in bringing back memories of
my youth. I'm a retired military member and at the present time I am a resident of
Munich, Germany and have lived here for the past 35 years. But my ties to Revere are
Munich, Germany
5/14/2006 6:58
Jim Callahan
Winchester,Ma
Sitting here 650 am Sunday Mother's Day 2006 Happy Mother's Day Everyone! Just
remembering The 1960 S. What A Big Day it Was At Revere Beach If You Got The
Weather Bigger Than Easter. I Use To work at Shooting Waters and what a great day and
what fun. Just as Easter Everyone would dress up come Early Stay Late. What a Great
Era. It was so packed with people but everyone was happy and hardly any trouble. Lots
of Prizes Given Out At Shooting Waters. We use to have a Mother's day Special All
Mother's Played Free and Win Or Lose Every Mother Got A Prize ( Back Scratcher Or
Straw Hat) We Gave out about 15 Gross of hats Back Scratchers and Of Course Our
Famous Dolls. Every Game a WINNER 25 Cents. What a Great Time. Jim Callahan
5/12/2006 7:27
Dick O'Brien
Can anybody out there tell me anything about "Daffy House"? I would like to know
where it was located on the beach. What years did it operate. Who was its owner.
Thank you
5/11/2006 12:48
Bill Jones
I'm back after many years having looked at this site. It has really changed. Hello to all my
classmates of RHS 1961. What is the word on a reunion. Im here in Dallas TX so I don't
hear much. Let me hear from anyone. Can't still remember those old Joe and Nemo hot
dogs... Hmmmm
5/11/2006 7:39
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
To all who visit this wonderful site, there is a lot of disgusting junk thrown at us by some
unknown pervert. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT click on to open any of these perverted
sites, even to chastise the pervert, because there could be viruses attached. This is my
second warning and hopefully no one has been burned by going into one of those sites
attached.
5/10/2006 19:10
CAROL
Cambridge
STOP POSTING THESE DISGUSTING EMAILS ON THIS WEBSITE. I HOPE YOUR EMAILS CAN
BE TRACKED TO YOUR COMPUTER AND YOU ARE FOUND OUT AND YOUR NAME IS
POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE. I THINK YOU SHOULD GET A LIFE AND LEAVE THIS WEBSITE
ALONE FOR PEOPLE WHO USE IT FOR REMEMBERANCES AND TO LOCATE OLD FRIENDS.
MOVE ON!! I AM SURE THERE ARE WEBSITES ESPECIALLY FOR PERVERTS LIKE YOU.
5/10/2006 19:05
Carol
Cambridge
Recently disgusting emails and ads from every type of low-life and opportunist is
entering the reverebeach website. This is a terrible thing for both new guests and long
time guests to this website to view. I hope there are controls or monitoring of this
website that can stop these disgusting emails. I look forward to browsing this website
and reading the wonderful (emails that usually )appear here.
4/29/2006 18:28
Jerry Guyer
Middleton Ma
RHS class of 1951.........Keep the end of Sept. available for our reunion and send any
email or adress changes you know of to [email protected]
4/28/2006 16:25
Bob Marra
4/25/2006 12:55
Andrea Brown
Berman
Revere, MA
4/25/2006 12:47
Andrea Brown
Berman
Revere, MA
4/25/2006 9:41
mrs corbett
new hampshire
i love this site just found it many many happy memories here as a child been all over
nothing like REVERE BEACH
4/24/2006 23:16
Hannah
Bakersfield, CA
Hi Anne, aren't you glad you checked into the guestbook? Yes, Lillian was my sister and
so glad you and I are in touch. I'm so sorry she passed, she would love to have heard
from you but now you and I can fill in the missing pieces. Hannah
Hi! Anyone who played football at RHS for Silvio Cella, especially if you played in 1977,
1978, or 1983, might enjoy watching a slideshow I produced with photos from those
seasons. The original shows were consolidated into one show which was presented at
Silvio Cella's retirement in 1999. The show has been digitally recreated and can be seen
at photodex.com. Follow the prompts for "Online Sharing" and in the "Browse
Member" area type "robertm". You can play the show off the icon that appears on the
screen. Be sure your volume is turned up...
Hi Friends, I'm a Revere newspaper writer, resident, and collector of Revere Beach
memorabilia, and now, putting together a book - "Revere Recollections and Recipes".
Your submissions are welcome. Send your favorite memory of Revere Beach (500 words
or less) along with a favorite recipe. For more information, please contact me at:
[email protected]
4/23/2006 8:49
JUDY HOLT
MASSACHUSETTS
Hello Again, Thanks to all of you who answered my email looking to share memories
especially of the way it was in Revere in the mid 1940s to early 1950's. That is when I
lived in Oak Island and went to the old Carl Williard Mabie School. That school has since
been torn down to make a playground. It is a shame the history was lost with the
leveling of the building. I can't find anywhere who Carl Willard Mabie was. I have
seached all sources I can think of. I don't want all of its history to be lost as it seems to
be. There seems to be a lot of local history buffs in Revere; does anyone know the
background of our old school. I remember the janitor Mr. McKeen,I think who always
had time to pay attention to the little children. He was such a nice man, does anyone
remember? And Mrs. Bartlett, my first grade teacher and Miss Dougherty who became
thanks for good comments about ted,s pub . ----- teddy
4/23/2006 5:49
ted monteiro
indianwood golf &
country club fl.
4/20/2006 2:11
Josie Hicks
I like your page. It is I stumbled in on the advice of a friend. Your page is good.
a good one. Keep up
the good work.
4/18/2006 23:49
Jerry Dushane
HAVERHILL
i JUST GOT BACK ONLINE I WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANYONE FROM THE CLASS OF
1979. ALSO LOOKING FPR AN OLD FREIND HER MAIDEN NAME WAS BERNICE OLIVA
MARRIED NAME WAS BERNICE ASHMAN BROTHERS WERE DAVID CARMINE SISTERS
ARE LINDA
4/18/2006 13:32
Glenn LaCedra
Beachmont
It is truly refreshing to see this web site. Finally, some good things about a great city.
Keep up the great work.
4/16/2006 19:10
MICHAEL
GOLDFARB
peabody ma
STILL MAKING PIZZA JUST LIKE MY DAD TAUGHT ME AT ANNAS I MISS OLD REVERE
BEACH GREAT SITE VERY ENJOYABLE
4/16/2006 19:07
MICHAEL
GOLDFARB
peabody ma
I LOVED REVERE BEACH IT WAS MY PLAYGROUND WITH MY FAMILY OWNING ANNAS
PIZZA I WAS THERE A LOT FROM 1961 I WAS 6 YRS OLD TILL I SOLD ANNAS 2003
4/11/2006 15:40
sharonann (ventola) marathon, ontario, we love to hear from the my friends from the class of 1974... happy easter
paquette
canada
4/8/2006 11:50
john nigrelli
methuen , ma
class of 59 beachmont-mels poll room-kirsch drug store-frankie macs-listons gas
station-rocky beach-louis pasteur school-mary t ronan school-julia ward howe schoolfredericks park-lady of lourdes church- lots of good memories and good friends
4/5/2006 18:30
ellen gelin
massachusetts
For those of you who graduated Revere High in 1971, our 35th reunion is this year. The
date is Friday Nov. 24th. The day after Thanksgiving. Make your plans now for a great
night of good food, entertainment and of course seeing all your high school friends. The
place is the Danversport Yacht Club. If you have a new address email me. Thanks and
hope to see you there.
4/3/2006 9:27
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
So sad to hear the passing of one of my classmates, Sheila Perkins. I remember her as a
fun loving person in school. She even took the rap for someone in "Mister's" class even
though she was innocent, but that was Sheila. She will be missed, but always
remembered as one of the nicer people of the class of '58.
4/2/2006 14:18
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet ISRAEL
Can hardly believe it, after being in Israel over 40 years I was put in contact with another
former Revereite who also lives here. Much to my surprise, he too is a member of a
kibbutz located outside of Jerusalem.
If any of you know of any other former Revere
people living in Israel, I would greatly appreciate you giveing them my E-Mail address.
Again, my warmest regards and SHALOM from Israel.
I get the impression that the
world is getting smaller and smaller every day.
3/31/2006 10:13
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Stoughton, MA
It is with great sorrow I regret telling the friends and classmates of Sheila Perkins (Class
of '58) of Sheila's passing away on Tuesday, March 21, in California. Sheila will be sadly
missed by all of us.
3/29/2006 16:43
Cristina Colantonio eastie
revere beach rocks!!
3/22/2006 0:32
Hannah
California
This is an email change please disregard all others. Hannah Joseph ((AKA
Sandy(Cohen)Joseph)) from the Cohen family, 140 Shirley av Ellie, Lill, Sandy, Ethel
3/19/2006 9:48
JUDY HOLT
BOSTON, MA
3/14/2006 13:10
Jeanette Mulligan
I wrote a couple of weeks ago asking if anyone remembered me or attended my old
school, the Carl Willard Maybie School in the late forties to mid fifties. I would love to
hear from anyone who remembers Oak Island in those days. I visit revere about once a
year to walk around my old neighborhood and have a hot dog at Kelly's and just sit and
remember.
I can sit in the shelters over-looking the beach and almost feel like I am
seven years old again.
I was lucky enough to visit Revere Beach at its 100th birthday
celebration and that was a fabulous experience. I also want to thank Jim from New
Jersey for supplying the correct name of the little school. Who remembers those
days; I would love to hear from you. Any one from Oak Island whose travels took them
far away.
3/13/2006 22:06
RE: Class of 1956
Looking for Richard Garrett Class of 1956....anyone out there know him? e-mail me.
3/10/2006 18:37
Gloria (Nicholson)
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
3/7/2006 5:53
Irene Heath (Green) St. Augustine, FL
3/3/2006 22:33
Ilene D
2/26/2006 17:36
al bent
2/26/2006 13:56
Joe Greenberg
Brookline, MA
Just want to say hello to old friends from Revere. I graduated RHS in 1962 and lived in
Revere from 1957 till 1966 and still in touch with several old friends. Would love to hear
from others.
2/25/2006 20:42
TEMPLE B'NAI
ISRAEL,
BEACHMONT
BEACHMONT,
REVERE, MA
TEMPLE B'NAI ISRAEL TURNS 100 THIS YEAR! A WEEKEND CELEBRATION IS PLANNED,
BEGINNING WITH SHABBAT SERVICES ON FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2006. A GALA DINNER,
HOSTED BY BOSTON TV REPORTER TED REINSTEIN, WILL BE HELD SATURDAY EVENING,
JUNE 10 AT THE PEABODY MARRIOTT, HONORING SUMNER AND SELMA FREEDMAN
FOR THEIR YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO TBI AND THE COMMUNITY. A FUNDRAISING
CAMPAIGN IS WELL UNDERWAY. THE COMMITTEE IS LOOKING FOR MEMORABILIA,
PHOTOGRAPHS, ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATION,
NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF FORMER MEMBERS AND FRIENDS TO REUNITE. IF YOU
HAVE ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO
[email protected], CONTACT DEBBY CHERRY, EVENT CHAIR, AT 781-
Delray Beach, Fl
RHS class of 1956 "50th CLASS REUNION" Unable to locate address of classmates.
Marjorie Ellsworth, Elaine Faberman, Edna Fallstitch, Ruth Farnham, Mary Ferraro,
Janice Finlay, Annabella Fiore, Carol Flynn, Robert Forgione, Richard Garrett, Gail
Greenberg, Katherine Gretz, Robert Guarino, Leonard Guido, Harry Hiscock, Robert
Hovasse, Joan Hurd, Walter Kane, Melvin Kriger, Robert Loignon, Edward Loss, Helen
Lynch, Bette MacDonald, William MacNeil, Harold Maloney, Michael Manderson, Joseph
March, Elizabeth Marchionni, Margaret Mayo, Paul MacCarthy, Lois McDowell, Jane
McMullen, Mary McNamara, Joann Melchionno, Joan Migliozzi Would like to send
invitation to class reunion, date 9/16/06 to be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Resort,
Danvers.
Does anyone out there know if there will be a reunion for the RHS class of '46? If so, I'd
love to get all the details.
Greeting to all my old Revere pals, especially to the class of 1974. Hope you are all
having a Healthy and Happy 2006!! I am wondering if anyone knows where Roxanne
Rogers is from our class. I would like to get in touch with her. If anyone is coming to
south Florida let me know!!!See some of you soon down at Punk Corner. Take care,
Ilene
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Revere Beach in the 50's was a great place to be! Joe and Nemo's hot
dogs and Rudolph's pepper steak sandwiches. Skating at the rink and girlsssssssssssss!
LOL what memories! Born and raised in Chelsea and raised hell on the beach in my
missed spent youth!
2/25/2006 15:12
Judy Holt
Boston, MA
I lived in Revere in the mid to late 40's and even though it has been a long time I still
remember many of my elementary school friends such as: Janice McLaughlin, Roberta
D'Ambrosio, Jimmy Healy, Dorothy Earl, Susan Goldstein, Etc. I went to a little
neighborhood elementary school called, I think,The Carl Willard Naybee School, the last
name may be spelled wrong. I lived in Oak Island and the two houses I lived in are both
still there. I would love to hear from anyone who lived in Oak Island or went to my little
school at that time. Some of my fondest memories are of Nickel day at the amusement
park where mothers clipped coupons from the newspaper for rides for a nickel, I think it
was on the last day of the summer. I remember "Frank, the icecream man" who would
let one kid a day ride around the block on his ice cream truck. Does anyone remember.
hey any one remember james w morgan the third revere high athlete maybe 63 0r 64
2/24/2006 20:08
bella
revere
2/22/2006 21:35
susan morgan
boston
hey i would like to talk to any of the famous morgan clan.............my dad had 10 sisters
and i have a million cousins... i want pixs and great stories of the morga,bruce,kelly
rubbico,churchill clan please write back
2/22/2006 20:40
Bob & Sissy kelley
2/20/2006 15:18
Billy Bell
Nahant/ Revere
Mass
Hi I am looking for Donna Robson.She graduated in 1964 from RHS She went to school
with IRNA Calishman also from Revere. Anyone know where I can find Donna? Tks my
website is www.loganairportvaletparking.com
2/15/2006 15:39
Joanne (Siciliano)
Paulsen
Huntington Beach,
Kelly's & the cyclone yum-zoom! If you see any of the Mercurio Family from Washington
Ave. tell them to contact me.
2/15/2006 15:38
Joanne (Siciliano)
Paulsen
Huntington Beach,
2/13/2006 16:44
Arthur S. Rosenblatt Norfolk, CT
2/10/2006 22:19
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
California
To Revere High School Class of '56. Save the date of September 16, 2006 for our '50th
Reunion to be held at the Sheraton Ferncroft Resort in Danvers. Please e-mail me with
any updates on your correct address and e-mails so that the flyer and e-mails can reach
you.
2/9/2006 10:04
Charlie Goldstein
Johannesburg,
South Africa
Living a bit south of Johannesburg since Sept. 1; a little different than Shirley Ave. Hope
all are well and can find me a white, or pink if necessary, pimple ball. I'm trying to teach
some kids over here how to play Up-Against, Hit The Coin & Box-Ball. The 50th Reunion,
Class of '55 was spectacular.
2/7/2006 16:27
Lou Vigoda
Randolph, MA
Still looking to hear anything about the Class of '56 50th rteunion. I was happy to hear
from Howie Ladd about a rumor he heard from Renee Alexander bit nothong has
materialized. This really surprizes me, because our class has always been very active.
Hoping to hear something soon. It's getting kind of late to start planning. Lou
2/6/2006 14:40
Kathleen Aicardi
I found this website as I was reviewing some history regarding Revere Beach. My
grandfather was an MDC police officer who had the duty on Revere Beach for many
years. My cousins lived in Revere and I was always fascinated by the amusement park
practically right in their back yard! Since then I've written a book, The Revere Beach
Diet; creating the healthy fast food lifestyle. The book is dedicated to the era of the
Revere Beach Amusements.
2/5/2006 20:46
susan morgan
revere
hello, i wanna talk to any one who knows my family at revere beach,im a morgan ima
kelly im a bruce or a rebicco,,,,,do you have any family history on me
2/4/2006 23:40
Barry Cohen
Lynn, MA
Attention RHS Class of 1972! Next year will be 35 years and I am looking to see if there
is interest in a reunion. Let me know what time of year is best for you and let's see
what happens.
2/4/2006 16:03
Judy Martin
Margate Florida
I grew up in Chelsea (class of 59) but spent many happy and memorable days at Revere
Beach, as a child riding the Merry Go Round and a teenager on the Cyclone. As a high
schooler, alway sat at the band stand and loved the pizza at Anna's. What a great time
to be alive. Now living in Florida for past 35 years but every time I visit Boston, I have to
go "to the beach" and get a slice of Anna's or Bianchi's pizza; the best in the world.
Cheerio...would love to hear from any old buddies who may have come from Chelsea
and share my memories.
2/3/2006 2:39
Joe
Winthrop
Cool site just checking it out!
2/1/2006 16:19
Phyllis Cutler
Peckerman
1/31/2006 13:14
geoff cambal
I moved from Revere in the second grade, but always call Revere home.
pittsburgh Pa
My family is coming for a visit in June.
we can't wait -looks beautiful
1/31/2006 12:37
Jeff Greenberg
Lincoln Ca.
Hi to all of my 59 classmates and friends. Sorry to report that my Mom Rose
(Stolman)Greenberg passed away on 1/26/06 at the wonderful age of 92.
1/27/2006 12:30
Harvey Levinsky
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
I just wanted to update my email address, I wanted to say hell to all my friends from
class of '59 and Shirley Ave have a good day from sunny Florida
1/26/2006 10:37
tom o gara
san diego, ca.
TO, GLORIA NICHOLSON(HOBSON)YES I AM ONE OF THE TWINS.NILCHOLSON SOUNDS
VERY FAMILAR.IT S BEEN 54 YEARS AGO.PLEASE SIGN THE GUEST BOOK ANN I NEED AN
E-MAIL TO SEND INFORMATION,TO YOU.THANKS.
1/26/2006 10:20
tom ogara
san diego, ca.
looking for gloria nicholson hobson s e- mail, so i can respond back to her. she grew up
on agawam st., in revere.
1/25/2006 14:05
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Stoughton, MA
Just wanted to update my new e-mail address. Hello to my Class of '59 and all the kids
that hung around Punks Corner and the Shirley Drug!
1/23/2006 3:34
al notargiacomo
santee ca (san diego grew up in revere. class 0f 69. what a time what a place. beachmount was a celebration
county)
all year around. fell in and out of love at least 1000 times. would love to do it all over
again.
1/21/2006 15:40
Judy
(Lyons)DelGrosso
Danvers, MA
Would love to hear from anyone who spent summers on Roughan's Point (Broadsound
Ave) in the 50's. The beach was our back yard. We learned to dig clams and quahogs and
my mother made delicious clam chowder and fritters. We became year round residents
of Beachmont in 1957. My favorites on Revere Beach were the Cyclone, the Wild
Mouse, the double ferris wheel, bowling at the Nautical, playing pinball machines at the
arcades, Joe and Nemo hot dogs and Anna's and Bill Ash's pizza. My husband, Anthony,
worked at Hurley's amusements as a teenager and hung out at Bianchi's. A happy,
healthy 2006 to all. Judy DelGrosso
1/19/2006 19:04
Miek Hemeon
Ocean Grove, NJ
Whatever happended to Revere High's class of 1970? Guess we don't do reunions
anymore.
1/19/2006 19:04
Miek Hemeon
Ocean Grove, NJ
Whatever happended to Revere High's class of 1970? Guess we don't do reunions
anymore.
1/19/2006 14:37
Lou Greenstein
North Reading MA. Graduated RHS in 1960 I have two children and live in North Reading MA. I am a Culinary
Consultant and lecture to Historical Societies, Garden Clubs and Libraries. I also consult
to numerous segments of the food service industry.
1/17/2006 19:58
butchie hardiman
palm bay fl
hi im the son inlaw of harris(dutchy)goldberg just wanted to know how many still
remember him my e-mail is [email protected]
1/17/2006 18:08
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater Beach ,
Florida
I just returned from another trip to Boston and Revere Beach, lots of changes, Kelly's
even changed with a enclosed area to place your order (perhaps this is a winter solution)
but it is a good one, But is it good to get back to sunny Florida, Nice to see friends ans
family while up there ...
1/17/2006 16:36
bonnie toltz
I enjoy reading about everything going on here. I enjoy this site. I still would like to here
from anyone from chelsea that remembers me, especially anyone that is living in florida.
1/15/2006 13:18
GENEVIEVE O'BRIEN ANTIGUA
FULLER
MY GRANDFATHER OWNED LINDYS BAR ON REVERE BEACH. I SPENT MANY HAPPY
SUMMER DAYS WITH COUSINS AND FRIENDS SITTING ON THE WALL BAKING UP THE
SUN.THIS IS A GREAT SITE AND BRINGS BACK ONLY GOOD MEMORIES
1/13/2006 8:16
Lou Vigoda
This is the first time I signed in. A great site. I check it every so often. It brings back
wonderful memories. I have been checking recently for info on the Class of '56 50th
reunion. Anyone who knows anything please let me know.
1/11/2006 11:25
Robert Guida
1/7/2006 22:20
Louise MacInnes
Pittsburgh
1/7/2006 15:41
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee
Just want to wish all of my home town friends a Happy New Year from Santee CA. We
Calif.~~Beachmont are having a very nice warm winter. High 80's this week. Don't miss the cold weather at
~~Revere
all!!! Have a great 2006 all!!!
Randolph, MA
Hello Robert: It was good meeting you yesterday at Dottye Vaccaro's. The site looks
great!! I spend some time here over the next few weeks I am sure. I spoke to my cousin
Robert Marra and told him we met and talked to him about the website. I hope we
get the chance to talk again. It was good meeting you. Robert Guida
[email protected] 978-815-7507
Hi lived in Winthrop for 62yrs spent many a day at Revere Beach
1/5/2006 10:37
tom ogara
san diego, california I GREW UP IN REVERE, 1948- 1953.WE THEN MOVED TO CHELSEA, MASS, THE CITY NEXT
DOOR. I WENT TO CARTER JUNIOR HIGH, THE ON TO CHELSEA HIHH, WHERE I
GRADUATED IN 1956.THIS WAS THE BEST TIME, FOR A YOUNG PERSON TO HAIL FROM.
SINCERLY, TOM OGARA.
1/3/2006 17:34
Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, ISRAEL
Guess I'll have to be satisfied with second place. Wishing a Happy and a Healthy New
Year to all my old and new friends. Great Memories..
1/3/2006 13:45
Mike Kirsch
Sherman Oaks,
California
Guess I'm elected to be the first sign-in for 2006. I'm a 1953 grad of RHS - originally from
Beachmont and one of "Nat's boys". I really enjoy looking over the entries and seeing
some familiar names. Regards from Southern California.
12/26/2005 18:44
Hannah
Bakersfield, CA
Hi everyone, change of address. Please disregard any others for Sandy Cohen (aka
Hannah Ruth) Please contact if you are inquiring of my family, formerly the Cohen
family on Shirley Avenue. (1940's-1950's) Ethel Cohen, Lillian Cohen, Eleanor Cohen
and Sandy Cohen (maiden names) Stay warm. Hannah
12/26/2005 17:34
Sidney S Cutler
12/21/2005 16:21
ernie barone
Lived on Highland St with great bunch of guys. Graduated 1951 Live on Cape Cod &
Boynton Beach, Fl.
revere
have been living in fla since 78 graduated revere high in 1963 work for the school
department for the past fifteen years have two children in their forties and
grandchlidren my two clostest friends were billy disisto and alan schwartz i say hello to
all who know me and hope all is well
skipper barone
12/13/2005 13:57
Arnold Newman
Central So.Central
PennsylvaniaH
Hello Class of '59ers and the gang that hung around the Shirley Drug and Punks!
one from "The Ave" living in PA NJ or MD. Let me know
Any
12/13/2005 13:57
Arnold Newman
Central So.Central
PennsylvaniaH
Hello Class of '59ers and the gang that hung around the Shirley Drug and Punks!
one from "The Ave" living in PA NJ or MD. Let me know
Any
12/5/2005 19:33
Barbara spector
Hidu
now Minneapolis
area
anybody remeber me-I lived in swapscott then and hung out as a young teenager-punks
corner-lots of memories-miss bianchis pizza-and so many memories as a wee kid -dad
took me on merry go round and waved at me each time i went around-lord i miss my
dad norman sopector so much-I was so blessed-well if you rmember me-drop a line
12/4/2005 13:03
loreto mccormick
Hello from Ireland,very interesting page
12/3/2005 17:34
Philip(Pinchas)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet , Israel
Thanks to this fantasic site I have been able to locate many old friends and
acquantances. Again, if any one remembers me or my family(Schwartz' Deli), would be
more then happy to hear from you. Shalom
12/3/2005 17:34
Philip(Pinchas)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet , Israel
Thanks to this fantasic site I have been able to locate many old friends and
acquantances. Again, if any one remembers me or my family(Schwartz' Deli), would be
more then happy to hear from you. Shalom
12/3/2005 4:19
David Jacobs
coronado california best wishes to all you beach bums (punks corner)1942-1952remember the black
(sandiego area)
outs,coast guard patroles, food cupon books 8 gallons for a buck gas.coal and ashes 2
cent news papers? I would love to hear from you if you remember!!!!!
11/29/2005 17:26
Stephen Cutler
Clarksville, Tn
Steve class of "59". Been awhile since I've posted anything here. Hope all are well and
everyone had a great "Thanksgiving" and will have a Great Holiday Season. "May God
Bless" all of our Troops that are in "HARMS WAY" and look after them and their families.
11/22/2005 21:06
Steve Winik
Framingham MA
I forgot to mention I just spoke to Neil Forman, my best freind when we were growing
up in Revere. He was the one who recommended I sign on to this website. It would be
nice to communicate with fellow Punks Corner Alumni. Again, my class was 1961. As we
get older it would be wonderful to rekindle old memories and freindships.
11/22/2005 20:50
Steve Winik
Framingham MA
Class of 1961(Revere High) Married for 36 years to the lovely Paula. Have two children,
Adam(33) and Rebecca (30). No grandchildren yet. Worked for the same company for
the last 30 years. Love Golf (7 handicap) and all Boston area sports teams. Have lived in
Framingham for the last 31 years.
11/22/2005 11:45
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Hi, just checking in. While it has been 21 years since I moved from Revere, I will never
get the Revere and Rocky Beach sand out from beneath my feet. Best wishes for a great
Thanksgiving Holiday from an old Beachmont boy. Jack Ingham RHS 1960
11/18/2005 14:30
Jack Dempsey
How's everybody from RHS Class of "59" My e-mail has changed to:
[email protected]
Like to hear from any old friends... Jack Dempsey
11/16/2005 19:09
Howard Ladd
Discovery Bay,
California
Just realized I changed my address and didn't post it here. Hope I didn't miss any notices
about the class of '56 reunion.
11/15/2005 10:36
Tony Nobles
Atlanta, GA
Hey, I've got some neat vintage postcards from Revere Beach on my website. I make art
prints for people with beach houses. These old cards make fantastic artwork for your
home or office. Check it out! I also do custom work from your personal postcards (or
personal photos). I've recently bought some new Revere Beach cards that aren't posted
to the site yet, so if you want me to e-mail those to you let me know.
11/13/2005 19:24
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater Beach,
Florida
I just viewed the previos pages and I enjoy hearing from everyone again. Keep it up
weather here is in the high 80's and I a glad the Hurricane season is over we had quite a
lot of damage here in florida. enjoy the cool weather up there.
11/8/2005 21:35
gerry cohen
Nesconset, NY
Just surfing. Graduated 1952, taught at the Garfield from 59 - 63. Lived on Walnut Ave.
Great site. Hello to all from the early 50's.
11/8/2005 20:29
Jane Ordway
Carman
Sunnyvale, CA
I just purchased the print of the old Cyclone Rollercoaster. My grandfather, Harold
Ordway, was the brakeman on this rollercoaster in the late 1920's. He would take my
grandmother (his future wife) on the Cyclone while he was working. This is how they
courted!
11/7/2005 20:08
TEMPLE B'NAI
ISRAEL
BEACHMONT,
REVERE, MA
Temple B'nai Israel, Beachmont, Revere, celebrate it's 100th birthday in 2006! A
weekend of celebration is planned commencing with a Friday evening Shabbat service at
the Temple on June 9, 2006. The weekend culminates with a Gala Dinner and Reunion
on Saturday evening, June 10, 2006 at the Peabody Marriot. The Temple is seeking
former congregants and their family members to include them in the celebration. The
committee is also seeking photographs, memorabilia and information that is associated
with the history of the congregation. We are looking for names and addresses of former
members, past b'nai mitzvot and friends of the temple to re-connect, reminisce and
invite. If you have any information, please send an email to
[email protected] to attn Debby Cherry or Hanna Strowman, or send
11/6/2005 10:05
TEMPLE B'NAI
ISRAEL
BEACHMONT,
REVERE
11/5/2005 9:26
Jim tobin
Rhode Island
11/4/2005 19:40
Jim tobin
Pascoag Rhode
Island
BORN AND RAISED IN REVERE LIVED ON SOUTH AVE AND CONANT ST CLASS OF 59 NOW
LIVE R.I. HAVENT BEEN BACK IN LONG TIME WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM FELLOW
CLASSMATES OF 59 OR FELLOW REVERENS
10/27/2005 15:20
John Mondello
Revere
hoping to hear from from my long lost friends who hung around the beach by Funspot
Arcade back in the the early and mids 70s
10/27/2005 15:20
John Mondello
Revere
hoping to hear from from my long lost friends who hung around the beach by Funspot
Arcade back in the the early and mids 70s
10/26/2005 22:07
Temple B'nai Israel, Beachmont, Revere, celebrate it's 100th birthday in 2006! A Gala
Dinner and Reunion is planned on Saturday evening June 6, 2006 at Peabody Marriot.
The Temple is seeking former congregants and their family members to include them in
the celebration. The committee is also seeking photographs, memorabilia and
information that is associated with the history of the congregation. We are looking for
names and addresses of former members, past b'nai mitzvot and friends of the temple
to re-connect, reminisce and invite. If you have any information, please send an email to
[email protected] to attn Debby Cherry or Hanna Strowman, or send
any information to Temple B'nai Israel, 1 Wave Avenue, Revere, MA 02151, Tel. 781284-8388
EMAIL CHANGE to just [email protected]
10/22/2005 12:11
10/22/2005 11:44
Sal Ciarlone
Winthrop, Ma.
I come to this site every so often and check to see if I know anyone that has signed in.
Born and raised in Revere
10/17/2005 15:18
Barbara Collyns
Raised in Revere
Live at Fort Bragg,
N.C
I love Revere!
10/15/2005 17:55
TO: Pinchas (Philip)
Schwartz
10/9/2005 18:43
Francine
(Glixman)Finn
Peabody
Class of 1969 where are you?
10/9/2005 9:09
Mike Hemeon
Ocean Grove NJ
I always loved the beach when I was a kid. When my time comes, I wouldn't be a bit
surprised if my ashes are buried there. I know where it will be and some of the readers
here do as well.
Revere Beach is unrecognizable from the old days but so are we. The
only thing that is virtaully the same is the view from the shore on a warm morning when
the water is flat and quiet.
For James Grobman, try him at: 9 Acorn Drive Randolph, MA (781) 963-3799
that helps -- You wrote -- Name:
Hope
10/7/2005 14:42
Hannah Ruth Joseph Bakersfield, CA
New Internet Provider, new email address. this address only one active. Please
disregard all others that are in the guest book. Thank you, Hannah Ruth Joseph (aka
Sandy Cohen)Lillian, Eleanor and Ethel Cohen, Shirley ave, Revere.
10/4/2005 16:24
Pinchas(Philip)
Schwartz
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
To all my old and new friends, wishing you all a SHANA TOVA: a healthy and a happy new
year.
9/27/2005 13:34
Jim McGuirk
Spokane WA
Any class of 66 out there. Looking to see if there will be a 40th reunion.
9/27/2005 11:35
Linda J. GinnettiBrowne
Jacksonville, Fl
Would love to hear from former Revere residents living in Jacksonville.
Class of "63"
9/20/2005 22:07
Hannah
Bakersfield, CA
Hi, this is a new e-mail, please use only this one to send any messages. Thank you.
Hannah Ruth Joseph (aka Sandy Cohen, the Cohen family, Shirley Ave)
9/19/2005 14:28
Tony Nobles
Dacula, GA
Hi, I've got a few vintage postcards from Revere Beach at my website. Please go check
it out and e-mail me with your thoughts. We make enlarged art prints of the cards, as
well as other home decor items. If you have a place at the beach or if you love Revere
Beach, these art prints look fantastic. The artwork is really neat, it's fun, unique, and
really affordable. While you're there be sure to check out the "bathing beauties" section
too, those are a lot of fun.
We also do custom work from your photos, postcards, or
anything else, so keep that in mind as well. Thanks for looking. You have a great
website!
Revere High
9/17/2005 7:42
joe pescione
mass
9/14/2005 6:54
linda lehtonen
visitng for honeymoon october 17 cannot wait
9/5/2005 0:12
Fred Chamness
Revere Beach, That's my Beach. Kept me out of trouble for a lot of years.
9/4/2005 17:40
Hannah Joseph
Bakersfield, CA
(aka) Sandy (Cohen)
Hi, hope there were no Revereites visiting mississippi during this terrible tragedy. But for
all of the people there, keep them in our prayers. In case you check in to this great
website once in a while, I want to say hi to (maiden names) Carol Hansen, Roberta Ellis,
Pat Carroll, Rozzie Katz, Carol Bell, Anita Corin, All the Russell boys, Bobbie Finklestein,
(all from Revere) and to Richie Sarno or Sano(from Everette)Donny Detucci (from
Revere)and all the gang from Wolcott school 1946-1950 and the Garfield gang 19501953. Hannah (formerly Sandy (Cohen)
9/1/2005 21:36
GENE LEWIS
8/31/2005 23:43
Hannah Ruth Joseph Bakersfield, CA
SOME TIME AGO I PUT IN THRE NAME I'M TRYING TO LOCATE--THEY ARE DEAR FRIEND
FROM THE 30'S TO THE 40'S---THE FIRST ONE IS PAUL 'porky' DIAMOND FROM
EVERTT,MA EVA ABRAMS ALSO FROM EVERTT AND ALSO MEL BIRNSTIEN, HE CAME
FROM CHELSEA-----WE HAD MANY GREAT TIMES AT REVEREBEACH IN THOSE YEARS---I
KNOW EVA ABRAMS GOT MARRIED DURING THE WAR THEN I HEARD THAT HER
HUSBAND WAS IN THE AIRCORP AS A PILOT AND GOT SHOT DOWN ---IT'S BEEN 60 ODD
YEARS SINCE SEEING THE BUT IF ANY ONE KNOWS THIER WHERE ABOUT , I WOULD
REALY APPRICIATE THE INFO----THANKS GENE LEWIS 1505 SW 9TH AVE . BOYNTON
BEACH FL 33426 OR THE EMAIL ADDRESS----REVERE WAS HEAVEN ON EARTH IN THOSE
DAYS OF THE 30'S 4O' AND INTO THE 50'S-----THANKS GENE LEWIS---I LIVE ON 41
this is an e-mail change from [email protected] to: [email protected] Hannah Ruth Joseph (formerly Sandy (Cohen) Joseph from 140
Shirley AV, Revere in the 40's and 50's. Sisters, Lillian and Eleanor Cohen Mother,
Ethel
BOYNTON BEACH
FLORIDA
great site i worked the rides in the 70s hung out at funspot
8/30/2005 16:50
al bent
N. Nevada
Has been awhile since I have left a posting so here goes. Everytime I post I try to find
another old friend from my wayward youth. The gang from Carey square in chelsea
spent many summer days at the beach and our spot was the clock area where we met
and spent the day sunning eating and playing whist and knuckles. One of my first loves
was Charlotte Dion,(call me Charlie). That was in 1955 or 56 and of course over the
next50 yrs we have lost contact but thought i would attempt to find her for old time
sakes. She was a very beautiful and fun person someone you never forget! I will always
remember Revere Beach in it's better days and cherish those summers there! Thank
your for this great forum to our years gone by!
8/20/2005 14:21
Laura Roberto
Lynnfield, MA
Love reading the message board.
8/15/2005 23:27
Kim (Hudson) Griffin Tewksbury Mass
I just surfed in, I grew up in Revere, and I have many fond memories. I graduated in
1978, anyone out there from that era, drop me a note. I'd love to hear from you.
8/14/2005 8:19
butchie hardiman
son in law of dutchy goldberg
8/13/2005 0:09
RHS Class of 1985
8/9/2005 8:52
Harvey A. Levinsky
florida
Hello fellow classmates of the graduating class of 1985, Planning for the 20th reunion is
underway and we need your help. We are trying to locate as many people as we can
from our class, so please send all contact information for you and anyone you are still in
contact with to [email protected], then watch for your invitation in the mail!
Looking forward to seeing you all! Thanks, The '85 Reunion Committee
Clearwater, Florida I am trying to locate Ronald Klayman aka Ronald Klayton formally from Oak Island, If
you know where I can contact him please let me know... Regard from Sunny Clearwater
Beach, Florida
8/6/2005 10:01
peter liddle
of what? search?
where i'm from?
one of the worst designed, least user-friendly websites i've vistited since the birth of the
internet. if, like me, someone new to the area wanted to know whether or not to visit
revere beach based on this site i'd have to so "NO." maybe you guys don't want or need
the business, that's the only explanation i can guess
7/29/2005 15:03
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
Am still trying to locate James Grobman and Robert Kessleman (RHS class of '60).
Greetings from the Land of Milk and Honey. Keep in touch...
Pinchas
7/26/2005 13:05
Bonnie
(Toltz)McCartney
Florida
I graduated from chelsea high in 66. I would like to know when the next reunion is. Also,
if anyone remembers me, i would love to hear from you.I lived in chelsea for 25 years.
7/24/2005 14:41
Lois M.
(Drake)Campise
Santee
Surfing again!!! A friend (Lillian Anderson) from Revere, e-mailed me some pictures of
California/Beachmo the Sand Castles, they were great, we also had a Sand Castle contest on our Beach's in
nt/Revere
San Diego, we also had some fantastic sand sculptures, all that hard work and they
vanish with the first high tide. Also heard from Larry and Nancy (Vass)Maroney, she lived
next door to us and he lived across the street on Bradstreet, it was great to hear from
somebody, I still would like to hear from my cousin, Bobby and Pricilla Moore. Have not
seen him in many years. You all have a great summer at the Beach. Stay cool.
7/23/2005 19:50
Roy Reposa
Somerville
Ma./Naples Fl.
7/19/2005 19:45
Frank Zappulla
Winthrop, MA
I will always remember the good old times. Wish I could turn back the clock.
7/19/2005 15:03
Sandi (Goloff) Rich
Haven't visited this sight in a while I always seem to remember it in the Summer (even
though we hung out on the beach in the winter too) I miss Revere and my old friends
See the 1965 graduates this October for our 40th reunion I Can't Wait
7/17/2005 22:53
Daniel Davis
malden, ma
I would love to know about all the big events
7/17/2005 6:47
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Plans for an RHS Class of 1953 70th. Birthday Party have been shelved for now due to
limited interest. See you in 2008 at the 55th. Reunion. Don
7/16/2005 21:04
Debbie( Polito)
Addario
7/6/2005 19:33
Bob Strauss
7/5/2005 16:22
Sandy (aka) Hannah Bakersfield, CA
Wow, I was at the beach today with my son Nicholas and we sat on the beach wall and
ate Kellys. It was awesome. Then, we went over to see the sand sculptures they were
great. I am no longer living in Revere, we are now in North Reading and Love it. I still go
to Revere once and a while.
Chestertown,MD
I lived in Revere most of my life. I`d like to hear from some of my old friends.
Hi, here is my address to share Revere memories or to make inquiries of the former
Cohen family from Shirley Av (Sandy, Eleanor, Lillian and Ethel) Lill and Ethel have passed
away. It's 100 and muggy here in Bakersfield, hope it's cooler where you are!! I have
legally changed my first and middle name so I will be signing off from now on as
'Hannah'. Bye for now.
7/4/2005 21:54
Rev. Christopher
Hrasna
7/3/2005 16:00
JACQUE JONES
7/1/2005 21:21
Catherine Pipkin
7/1/2005 13:04
Jack Curran
6/28/2005 16:10
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
6/27/2005 8:55
Gladys Snow 1925
Ford St.
Amherst, MA
Nice web page, but requires QUITE a steady hand to navigate the flash menu
Just wanting to see a place where I spent many summers as a child on Revere Beach.
Thanks for the privelige.
San Diego, CA
Going over old snapsots taken near Punks Corner. Lots of us in the sand or in the snow.
Even found a snapshot of Ocean Pier fire, September 1939. Boy were we young!!!!
Hi does any one remenber thoes days? The skating ring and such I am looking for Joe
McDonald. Are you out there?
6/24/2005 12:55
Roberta Sherman
(83)
SUNNY PHOENIX
anyone from Garfield Class of 79 or RHS class of 83 email let me know hows Revere
doings with all the up and comming changes Revere going through.You cant get any
good roast beef out in the desert poor me.
6/24/2005 12:39
Bobbi Pitrone
Phoenix Az
Being from Revere Class of 83. It was great to come across the page the work is great I
look forward to visiting many more times. Made me home sick for the beach oh I dont
to forget KELLY'S
6/21/2005 5:15
Billy Allen
Winthrop
I found out that the Blessing of the Wheels will be July 17th from 8AM to 8PM. It is quite
a display of motorcycles and classics cars, along with fun, food and entertainment.
6/19/2005 14:29
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Happy Father's Day to all you Revere Beachniks. Just a reminder that the RHS Class of
1953 will be enjoying a 70th. Birthday Party on October 15, 2005. Although we
haven't chosen a location yet, it will probably be held in the Revere area. As soon as we
get together to decide on a location, I will post it here and on CLASSMATES.COM.
Questions, suggestions and comments? Please EM me. Thanks,
Don
6/18/2005 21:04
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Richie Dolan, Joe Herwins & myself want to say hi.
6/17/2005 16:23
Billy
Winthrop
Does any one know the date for the Blessings of the Bikes this year?
6/16/2005 10:39
Lenny Hirshberg
Holbrook
check in here every month or so nice to see people here I haven't seen in a long time.
Hope everyone is well and feel free to contact me. take care
6/12/2005 13:22
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
Hello to all of my old friends. On a beautiful day like this I remember crowds lining the
beach. Great pictures, sounds, tastes and smells.
6/11/2005 13:33
Larry and Nancy
(Vass) Maroney
Ft. Myers, Fl.
Miss the food but not the weather. Hi Jack Ingham, Joko Graham, Mike Kirsh, and the
rest of Beachmont...
6/10/2005 18:16
Lois M.
Campise(Drake)
Santee
Just finished surfing, haven't been on for some time. Not to many people leaving
California/Beachmo messages. Don't see any familiar names anymore. Haven't been back home for many
nt/Revere
years. Wish the Beach was like it was in the 30's and 40's some of you folks know what I
mean. Worked at the Beach, (Rotherhams) and worked at Woolworths on Shirley Ave.
Good memories. I would probably get lost if I every went back today. You all have a nice
Summer at the Beach.
6/10/2005 10:55
Mike Piscatelli
N.Andover
5/25/2005 8:33
Harvey A. Levinsky Clearwater, Florida Hello to all my friends up North/ I was up north last month, and I still always when
possible go to Kelly's on the Beach, ( I took 2 sandwiches on the plane back to Florida
to enjoy ) I would like to attend the Punks Reunion but I am uable to attend. I wish you
all well and have fun,
I remember going down to Revere Beach and riding the Cyclone with Regina Nocca! The
girl of my dreams at that moment! Long red hair pretty as a picture. I was driving an ice
cream truck and met her on the route one day!
5/24/2005 12:26
linda
usa
great site for sea glass collectors
5/23/2005 11:25
Linda Coppola
Comming Home to
Revere
I LOVE REVERE. BORN AND BROUGHT UP HERE, ALL MY LIFE. I AM ANTICIPATING MY
JOUNEY BACK!!!!
5/22/2005 21:52
Temple B'nai Israel, 1 Wave Avenue,
Beachmont
Beachmont, MA
Temple B'nai Israel, Beachmont, is celebrating it's 100th birthday in June 2006! We are
looking for names and addresses of former members, past b'nai mitzvot and friends of
the temple to re-connect, celebrate, reminisce and invite to their centennial celebration.
If you know of anyone please send an email to the attention of Hanna Strowman or
Debby Cherry at [email protected]
5/22/2005 19:27
John
Does anybody remember when Kelly's roast beef was hand sliced sandwiches. They
were twice the size and loaded with beef for $75 cents..Those were the days..
5/22/2005 0:00
David
5/21/2005 23:43
David
Burlington Ma.
RANDOM THOUGHTS: Like others, "grew up in Chelsea- spent my summers on Revere
beach"... If not with all my family, then having ridden my bike either by myself or with a
friend or my dad... My grandparents spent their last years at Satter House, so visiting
them always included a trip downstairs to Kelly's!... My first car, given to me by that
grandfather, turned the odometer over 100,000 (or was it 200,000?) right under their
window!!... To this day, it's still a place to sit and think, even coming up from
Weymouth... Ask anyone who knows me what I'll say is the best pizza: always Bianchi's...
5/15/2005 17:50
natalie
sanbornville NH
5/15/2005 17:50
natalie
sanbornville NH
5/15/2005 9:39
Jan
%22DeAngelis%22
Cafarella
California
Taking this opportunity to say "Hello" to my Revere High School friends class of '56.
Can't believe that in 2006 we will be celebrating our 50th High School Reunion. If you
are a member of the wonderful Class of '56 or know of someone that did graduate that
year, please drop me an e-mail. Would love to hear from you. Hope this message finds
you in good health.... Jan
5/11/2005 18:13
Ginny Colangelo
Beachmont
It was so refreshing to travel down memory lane. Those were the days when life was so
kind. Just wanted to say hello to everyone. Looking forward to a Beachmont Reunion
5/10/2005 19:14
Bill Graffam
Middleton, MA
I am currently doing research for a mural I am painting at the Jewish Rehabilitation
Center in Swampscott. Many of our residents are from the Revere area. Any pictures
you could provide me would be appreciated.
5/14/2005 16:41
5/8/2005 18:28
Howie Levine
Waltham, MA
Any Class of '72ers out there???? How about Liberty School? Wolcott? Garfield? I'd love
to get in touch with some of the old crowd from Shirley Ave....hope everyone is doing
well....Howie.
5/7/2005 8:24
Pinchas(Philip)Schw Kibbutz Deganya
artz
Bet, Israel
I am trying to locate two old and dear friends who lived on Campbell Ave. If anyone
knows either James Grobman('60) or Robert Kessleman('60) I would greatly appreciate
receiving their E-mail or home addresses.
Shalom
5/3/2005 1:24
ted monteiro
this is my new e-mail please get rid of my old e-mail thank you----ted
5/2/2005 17:49
howard ladd
Discovery Bay, CA / look in every once an awhile and you're going to find an old friend, or old love. The site
San Francisco
is invaluable. Thanks for the effort.
4/27/2005 20:32
templebnaiisrael
Beachmont, Revere, Temple B'nai Israel in Beachmont, Revere, MA is celebrating their 100th birthday
reunion in spring 2006 !!- we are looking for past members, past mitvot, friends of
members and friends of the temple to re-connect, celebrate, reminisce, and hopefully
attend the party. If you know of anyone please send an email to
[email protected] and let us know of your stories and how we can contact
you. Thanks, Hanna Strowman
4/23/2005 13:49
Danielle DiCarlo
Douglasville, GA
My fondest childhood memory is playing in the sand on Revere Beach with all eight of
my cousins. We used to use the salt sticks and ketchup packages from Kelly's Roastbeef
to decorate sand castles. It was the best of times!
4/18/2005 12:56
bobby dempsey
4/16/2005 15:05
Bob& sissy Kelley
revere &
ft.lauderdale
4/16/2005 11:08
bonnie toltz
dade city florida
If anybody out there knows the whereabouts of Chet Szymanski i would appreciate it
very much. He was a past commander of the vfw in Chelsea. thank you.
4/13/2005 21:51
bonnie toltz
dadecity florida
I grew up in chelsea. I went to shurtleff and chelsea high. I graduated chelsea high in
1966. If anyone remembers me, feel free to email me. ill answer all emails. also, my
husband, Mac McCartney came from chelsea, also. He was active in the vfw and the
boyscouts. If anyone remembers him he would love to hear from them, especially
anybody that belonged to the vfw in chelsea. great work onthe beach. I remember
revere beach v
4/10/2005 16:56
JOSEPH A
MASTRORIO JR
PEABODY,MA
CLASS OF 68 AND IT WAS GREAT,BEST 2&7 FOOTBALL I PLAYED ON OOPS WATCHED
FROM THE BENCH. I WAS ALWAYS PLAYING CHAUFFER TO MY MANY FRIENDS I WAS
THE ONLY ONE WITH A CAR.USED TO HANG OUT AT THE BILLARD LOUNGE MY SECOND
HOME.PETER B,DICKIE M,JOHN G, BUCKA R KENNY I(THE SECOND MUZZY).
4/9/2005 19:22
Jerry Picalone
Revere
Revere Just aint Revere anymore. Used to be great now its just where "The Debris meets
the Sea"
4/7/2005 14:01
Pat Gaquin
Raynham, MA
Really enjoyed the site! I will always remember our visits to my great grandmother's
home in Revere (we could usually convince Dad to walk to the beach...take a ride on the
carousel...buy some cotton candy...) I've inherited many old family pics taken at the
beach,
4/4/2005 16:38
Yvonne StevensBerry
Ontario,Oregon
Remembering childhood and teen memories. CLW miss ya
4/1/2005 16:36
Ruth Ente Goldstein
3/31/2005 20:46
Michael & Kathy
Petrilli
Salem NH
Class of 6T8 spent alot of summers on the wall, holts pier, sailing to the Graves
3/31/2005 12:18
henry j francesconi
3/30/2005 9:33
Philip(Pinchas)
Schwartz
would like to purchase pictoral pulication if available. thank you
Kibbutz Deganya
Bet, Israel
I have really enjoyed being in touch with former Revereites; some I knew personally and
others with whom I share fond memories of growing up in Revere. I am still interested
in hearing from any one who might remember me or my family(Schwartz' Deli). I
throughly enjoy going through the new entries in the site and am even learning things
about the history of Revere that I had never known. Keep the entries coming and my
best to you all..
Shalom from Israel
3/29/2005 18:26
Yvonne West
Revere,MA
My husband and I moved from Cambridge to Revere 10 years ago. We live on Beach
Street. The first time our grandsons came to visit us in Revere, the first thing they
wanted to do was go to the beach. Sometime I go down and take a stroll in the early
part of the morning. I have to say my husband and I haven't any complaints about living
here in Revere. Since I been living here I have seen the Wonderland Plaza come alive,
now I'm seeing the Suffolks Down Mall come alive. Keep on doing all the good things to
make Revere a better and reliabe place to live.
3/28/2005 0:31
Fred Guazzerotti
Mooresville, NC
3/27/2005 8:31
Marla (Glass)
Porrazzo
3/26/2005 16:55
Roy Sannella
Punta Gorda Florida I was born in Revere left in 1942. Have just published my autobiography titled My Nine
Lives. Many stories of Revere beach, 1938 hurricane, my nightclub in Hollywood, Calif.
My restaurant in San Francisco and my travels throughtout the world. Great stories of
my friends and acquaintances such as George Raft, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart,
Harry Guardino, Milton Berle, Telly Salavas, Louie Armstrong, Earth Kitt, Mickey Cohen,
the Pope and Ex King Farouk plus hundreds more. Would like any info from Mckinley
school and Revere High I should have graduated in 1944. Please visit my web site My
Nine Lives, Com
3/26/2005 10:23
Jack Ingham (RHS
1960)
Langhorne, PA
3/25/2005 18:27
Reta (Risko)
Schumacher
Hello, RHS class of 79. Lots of memories of Revere Beach. Dad and I would rent a boat
at Simpson's Pier for the day and bring back lots of flounder. The Fun Spot was one of
the last standing places during high school. Although I was too young to ride them, I
remember the Cyclone, Virginia Reel, The Whip, Dodgems (I rode those), Joe Nemo's for
25 cent hot dogs, Russells Palace (formerly the Beachball), Billy's Dry Dock during the
disco era, The Nautical bowing alley and right below that was a place with the best
frozen custard. As a young kid I worked my first job for Victor Forresta (sp.) at his
resturant Victor's. Probably my fondest memory is riding my minibike from behind
Victor's all the way to the Point of Pines via a dirt service road. Thanks for a great
website, and Happy Easter !!
North Reading, Ma Happy Easter Revere Beach!! This is the day when the beach was best. Everything was
opening, people came from all over, dressed in their Easter finery. It was so colorful and
fun!! Even on cool, misty Easter Sundays you could still ride the Tilt-a-Whirl. Happy
Holidays to all who visit this sight and thanks for the memories again. Marla
Rocky Beach, walking out to the breakers, jumping off Simpson's Pier, the July 4th
bonfire at Russo's Field, penny candy at Bud Buzzie's, skating when the flooded the
court next to the old Troop 2 BoyScout building, Sam the Barber, John's Market, Joe
Geshman's cigar when you went to the 5 & 10 store, sledding on Gould's hill, strolling
the beach Easter with your new duds: I'll drink a toast to these Beachmont memories as
we celebrate Easter tomorrow. God Bless All.
Hi, Is there anyone out there from the Class of '61? If so I'm looking to get in touch
with the following: Patrica (Pat) Guerra Patricia (Pat) Healy James (Jimmy) Baillie
David Flynn Carol Kelly Eddie Kelly Ruth Maloney Mary Mokeler Carol Pingiaro
June Roach Floy Bright Most of them are from the BEACHMONT section of Revere. If
anyone knows where they are give them my e-mail, would love to hear from them.
Thanks
3/24/2005 18:09
Frank Quinn
Peabody
Met Bob (the webmaster) At Honda North Party..He Told great Easter Jokes....and on
Easter We would come home from church and dinner and walk to Dover St. Station and
get on the "T" with one switch orange line to blue.... just for those Amusements!!
3/16/2005 13:30
Jeff Pearlman
3/10/2005 20:16
joan nixon
Sonoma County
California
I love this site. My grandson went to Revere last summer and called to tell me he was at
Kelly's. I was so jealous. Go Sox
2/27/2005 11:14
Jerry Guyer
Middleton Ma
2/25/2005 22:16
Christine (Hansen)
Havens
Haverhill, Ma
Ah, yes....."those were the days my friend I thought they would never
end".................city field ....Silvermens drug store, North shore Rd and Revere St, the Ritz
pizzas, Blue moon, Tabors, Morgans,the lost home, Blue Beards, Holts Pier, Friday night
fights at The Paul Roger House, Wonderland lead out boy, roller skating rinks on Ocean
ave, the Frollics, Joe and Nemo's hot dogs, Dizzy Bridge, Blvd Theatre, trek to Nats pool
hall, dancing at Ocean View, coasting on Sagamre Hill, jumping off Ge Bridge, chasing
dog seals, horseback ridding on narrow guage, parking on the beach watching the
submarine races, cornbeef sandwich at Schwarts deli, waiving at Johnny Pesky on his
way to Fenway, post ww2 and many kids didn't return...class of 51.......football at
Brandeis, Korean draft......time to raise a family..........God Bless
Signed in when the site first came about. Many, many happy memories of the Beach.
Graduated class of '64 with husband Richie Havens. We moved 25 years ago but still
love Revere Beach and it's wonderful past. Hello to anyone that remembers us.
2/25/2005 18:07
Nick Harty
Barrington, NH
Outstanding website Bob. I am giving a presentation this Saturday night March 19th at
the Peabody Elks Hall on the history of the Beach. I would love to see as many Revere
natives there to share their experiences they had on the beach. Cost is 15 dollars for the
presentation, dancing, and food.
Is there anyone out there from the RHS class of 59??
2/25/2005 16:45
Clarence Biggar
Class of '47. The last reunion was our 55th in 2002. Great group attended! Signed the
last book in '02 or '03. Been in Hawaii for the past 13 plus years. Love it! Aloha all!!
2/25/2005 7:23
Bill & Irene Holding Seventy years in
Many to edit. Shall return..Class of 1947,RHS. Blvd Theater. 1936-1947 Mrs
Revere,..* Ft Myers, Megan's Quonset Hut. Boy's Town, 1938 (?) Narrow Gauge and our #5 train stations
Fl
Hurleys fire, to the great fire of 1949. The "two skating arenas".
Living on Revere
Beach... Chickland, Paul Roger House, our two (?) bath houses. Death of a President.
Storm of "78"..& Death of a 'beach'...
2/24/2005 21:39
Mark Shamaly
Johnston Rhode
Island
2/23/2005 18:40
Beverly (Tayloe)
Mosher
Franklin, N.C.
Miss Revere(Beachmont). Lot of memories. Hello to the class of 1954.
2/23/2005 18:34
Beverly (Taylor)
Mosher
Franklin, NC
Love to see the old pictures of Revere, miss the area. Brings back a lot of memories.
2/22/2005 21:21
Christine Zullo Gray Laguna Niguel, Ca
I lived in Revere most of my Life and still have Family there. It will always be Home of
great History
Grew up in Chelsea spent all my sunners on Revere Beach
2/20/2005 21:56
Sandy
California
Hi, just wanted to let you know this is a change of email address, all others are deleted.
Sandy (Cohen) Joseph
2/17/2005 11:40
Sal Ciarlone
Winthrop via
Revere
Born and raised in Revere I remember the beach in the 40's during the war and of the
many happy days that I enjoyed. I worked for 'Waggy'Prince and then went to work for
the Wheelers under the cyclone. Many memories that can never be replaced. Thanks
Peter
2/15/2005 22:12
RHS
I can't wait to summer so i could go swiming to revere beach the best beach ever
2/14/2005 16:09
Richy Chaet
Hi: Does anyone know if RHS class of 1950 is going to have a 55yr class reunion this
year. Richy Chaet
2/13/2005 10:37
Bill Brenner
Haverhill
2/12/2005 19:35
Rick Azzalina
Medford, MA
I have very fond memories of playing and swimming at Revere Beach as a child in the
late 50s and early 60s. I look forward to its revival !!
2/10/2005 7:25
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
RHS CLASS OF 1953 WILL BE HOLDING A CLASS 70TH. BIRTHDAY PARTY THIS FALL.
STAY TUNED FOR THE DETAILS OF OUR NEXT PLANNING MEETING, TO BE HELD AT
MAGGIO'S RESTAURANT ON REVERE STREET. AS SOON AS THE SNOWBIRDS RETURN, I
WILL INFORM YOU OF THE TIME AND DATE. THANKS, DON
2/8/2005 0:20
Dan Spinazzola
Dana Point,
California
My father was from Revere but my siblings and I grew up in Ohio. In the 1950's we
would go to Revere to visit our wonderful extended Italian family. Revere Beach was
heaven. My memories of Revere Beach are why I live by the ocean in California. If you
saw the movie Field Of Dreams you remember Kevin Costner being asked if this was
heaven. He said no it was Iowa. Revere Beach will always be heaven to me. The rides,
the food, the beach, the grey sand, the smells.
2/7/2005 16:50
charlie goldstein
lowell, ma
Hi again. We're putting together our 50th year reunion (RHS Class of '55) & need
addresses for the following (If you know of any of the following please contact me at
[email protected] : Joan Hawes Moore Arlene Minsky Dorfman Jerome
Terminello Robert Katz Marion Nichinello Sessa Walter Gorman Marilyn Powell
Spaziani Edward Ferri Carl Vose Peter Spallina Carol Cecchino O'Connell Patricia
Grava Dines Nancy Doucette Ferris Jack Winecour Charles Master Rico Moshella
Kenneth Wheeler Thanks, Charlie Goldstein
2/3/2005 23:48
Joanne (Bidder)
Jumper
Houston, TX
2/3/2005 7:56
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
2/2/2005 19:07
David Rudolph
Chelsea
Hello Everybody....Just sitting here at my computer this late Thursday evening when I
stumbled across the Revere Beach.com site....and thought it would be fun to sign the
guestbook and see if any of my former Revere High - Class of 71 classmates were still
around and if so - maybe we could reconnect? I've lived in Houston with my two kids
since 1989 and just 9 short months ago, I became a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl
named Rylee.
I gotta say - I don't miss the long, cold snowy winters....and man, you
guys certainly have had your share of snow this year...From what the newspapers down
here are showing - it looks way worse than the Blizzard of 78....Anyhow - I'd love to hear
from anyone that might remember me....Have a great evening and I look forward to
hearing from you!
Mr. Levinsky's last message brought a little nostalgia to me. Yes, I remember the snow
storms of the forties and fifties. We did not have snow removal the way we have it
today, can't remember if salt was used on the streets. There was no such thing as snow
tires, so people used chains. I could hear the sounds now. As to sledding, my lifetime
friend Richie Dolan and I used to fly down the hill on Dehon St. from Nahant Ave. at the
top, to No. Shore Rd. at the bottom. His was a Speedaway and was very fast and
sometimes scary. But, he always managed to cut to the right into a snowbank at the
bottom of the street so he would not cross No. Shore Rd. Mr. D, as I call him, was also a
marble champ in the neighborhood. He rarely lost and, in fact, had a dresser drawer full
of marbles. One say, unbeknown to him, his mom threw them out, wonder what they
In early December, Lots of early 20th century sea-glass seemed to be unearthed from
the sea and apparant below the tideline at Revere Beach. My Girlfreind Alison and I have
an ever expanding collection of shells, crustacians, and seaglass exlusive to Revere
Beach tidal remnants. We've been unable to walk the beach since early January. Has
the recent Snowstorm brought anything significant to the shore?
2/2/2005 15:23
Harvey A. Levinsky Clearwater, Florida I just read of all the snow up there, I remember when we used the streets to go
sledding down like Sumner Street , I wonder if they do that now. But at that time we
were little kids and there weren't that many cars on the roads either. Yes that was the
50's. Those were the days. Does anybody remember ??
1/26/2005 14:28
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
Well folks, how many of us tough old New Englanders can take more snow? My street,
sidewalk and driveway remind me of WW1 trenches, LOL. How many of you remember
when Boston Harbor was iced over? May not be able to make the Punks Corner reunion, although I would like to. So many memories of the beach and the rides,
particularly the cyclone. Anybody remember dancing out in front of O'brien's arcade,
playing the pinballs there, or watching "Fat Tony" run the Bubble Bounce next door?
1/25/2005 6:33
Jack Mendoza
West Palm Beach,
Florida
CLASS OF 1939, WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM CLASSMATES AND OLD FRIENDS!!!!
JACK
1/19/2005 7:34
Dan Goldstein
Naples, Florida
Just in case you didn't get my new address: [email protected] It's no longer with
Peoplepc. Dan Goldstein ((239) 643-1168 Naples, Florida P.S. Does anybody really
know what happened to Sonny Bartolo?
1/19/2005 7:30
Dan Goldstein
Naples, Florida
If anybody knows the where abouts of Gene Kerrigan,Tommy Bastable, Flash Flatery,
would you please send me what information you have to: [email protected] OR my
home phone number in Naples, Florida (239) 643-1168
1/14/2005 14:46
Barry Cohen
Lynn, MA
This message goes out to Bruce Singer (RHS Class of 1972) and his son Joe. I just read on
the Boston Herald about your recent ordeal. It is hard to believe my old neighborhood
has turned out this way. I am glad to read that Bruce and Joe are OK. Best Regards,
Barry Cohen (RHS Class of 1972).
1/10/2005 15:41
Irene GreenHeath
St. Augustine,FL
I believe Jack Cook of the class of 1940 has contributed to the guest book in the past. I
noticed in the Revere High Classmates website someone is looking for you, Jack. She is
Eleanor Fox Zecca. She now lives in Falls Church, VA, wonders how your sister and family
are, is now a great-grandmother, has a daughter who lives in Alexandria VA You
probably could get her phone number and addresss via switchboard.com
1/2/2005 20:22
Pam De Groot
MA
PUNKS CORNER REUNION Want to see old friends? Want to make some new
friends? Did you hang out at Punks Corner? Did you enjoy the band playing on
Sundays? Do you remember playing whist? Do you remember the pizza? The music?
The fun? Than send me an email with the following information: Name Address
Yr graduated HS graduated from and any other names that should be added to the
list.
See you this summer at the reunion.
1/2/2005 9:06
Philip(Pinchas)Schw Jordan Valley, Israel Guess I have the honor to be the first new entry for the year 2005. To all of you out
artz
there "wishing you all a Happy and a Healthy New Year". Please keep in touch.
SHALOM,
Pinchas Schwartz
12/28/2004 13:25
Albert Penta
Seattle, Wash.
Al Penta, RHS 1958 wondering how old class-mates are doing
12/26/2004 7:10
Don Santos
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all, from the RHS Class of 1953 Reunion
Committee. Don't forget; we all have a 70th. Birthday coming up in 2005 and we will
celebrate it with a "BANG" at our Class 70th. Birthday Party in the Fall of 2005. Details
are being worked out and we will post them as soon as they are finalized, both here and
on Classmates.com. Happy New Year! Don
12/23/2004 3:30
David Jacobs
Coronado
CALIFORNIA
HELLO TO ALL MY FRENDS FROM THE BEACH, STILL LIVING AT AN ALL YEAR BEACH.
BUT IT CAN'T MATCH REVERE!I WILL NEVER FORGET THE 40'S & 50'S AT RIFCA BEACH.
12/22/2004 19:58
JACK COOK
R.H.S. CLASS OF 1938. LIVE 6 MONTHS IN DELRAY BEACH FL. AND 6 MONTHS IN
SWAMPSCOTT MA, STILL GOING STRONG DUE TO THE WONDERFUL REVERE BEACH
OCEAN AIR.LIVED ON CAMPBELL AVE 61 YEARS
12/22/2004 19:57
JACK COOK
R.H.S. CLASS OF 1938. LIVE 6 MONTHS IN DELRAY BEACH FL. AND 6 MONTHS IN
SWAMPSCOTT MA, STILL GOING STRONG DUE TO THE WONDERFUL REVERE BEACH
OCEAN AIR.LIVED ON CAMPBELL AVE 61 YEARS
12/18/2004 11:07
Lois M. Campise
Santee
Hi all. Want to wish all of the folks in Revere and Beachmont a wonderful Holiday
California/Beachmo Season, from California. I haven't lived in Beachmont for a long time. (1949) Still check in
nt/Revere
on the mail once in a while, hoping to find a name that I recognize. Have a great New
Year.
12/16/2004 8:14
Harvey A Levinsky
Clearwater, Florida I would like to wish my former Classmates of class of '59 and Friends a Happy Chanakah,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
12/13/2004 8:33
Philip(Pinchas)Schw Jordan Valley, Israel Wishing all my former friends and classmates a Happy Chanukah!! Waiting to hear from
artz
more of you.
SHALOM
12/13/2004 7:02
Steve Glixman
St.Louis,MO
I want to wish all my friends and Family a Healthy and Happy Holiday
12/10/2004 21:12
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Hi everyone, Received the following message from one of my cousins today, thought all
readers would be interested. we know how telemarketers can eat into our allowable
daily minutes. I already registered mine, you should do the same. Hope this is helpful.
Cell phone problems. On the Today Show this morning they were talking about how
tele-marketers are putting together a "411" list of cell phone numbers so they can bug
you on your cell phone, in addition to bugging you on a land-line phone. I think its been
common knowledge that this was eventually going to happen, but they gave a phone
number and website if you want to get on a "Do Not Call" list. This list already exists for
land-line phones, but now its being used for cell phones as well. I guess these annoying
calls are going to start in the spring. below is the information they gave out to get on this
My ancestors, the Floyd family, owned what is now Revere Beach and Point of Pines
starting about 1700 until they sold the last of their property in the late 1800's. I have
some of the original deeds for the Floyd family land holdings in Rumney Marsh with the
oldest original deed dated 1724. My grandmother was raised in Revere and would have
been there up until about 1918. I have visited Revere several times and enjoyed my
visits.
12/10/2004 20:00
Terry Briggs
San Jose, CA
12/10/2004 14:43
Joe Greenberg
Boston, MA
Hi. Just moved back to the area and wanted to say hello to old friends and fellow "punks
corner" denizens. I graduated in 1962 and would love to hear from any of you who
remember me.
12/7/2004 21:01
dick santo
class of 1950
now living in california, lived on warren street anyone remember me
12/4/2004 20:53
you you
11/27/2004 23:37
Pam
http://graduates.com/
Punks Corner
Reunion
Memories of Punks Corner are special whether you are 40 or 80 or somewhere in
between. You don't have to be from Revere to have memories of the special summers
we spent playing whist, eating pizza, watching the guys/girls listening to the music on
Sundays the sounds, the smells and the beautiful ocean.
Last year over 125 Punks
Corner alumni got together for a reunion. We are trying to hold another one in 2005.
It is difficult locating all of you since many we knew only by first name or nickname..so
don's be shy send your information in today. If you would like to be on the mailing list
or would like further information, please email me at [email protected]
11/27/2004 20:10
Burt Shepard
Hollywood Florida
Hello--lived on Thornton St by Nats pool room grad RHS 1948 anybody remember me.
11/27/2004 16:08
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
LAST MONTH'S MEETING REGARDING THE RHS CLASS OF 1953 70TH. BIRTHDAY PARTY
TO BE HELD IN THE FALL OF 2005 WAS HELD AT MAGGIO'S RESTAURANT IN REVERE. THE
BEST FRIED CALAMARI ANYPLACE! WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER PLANNING SESSION IN
THE SPRING, WHEN ALL THE "SNOWBIRDS" RETURN. I WILL REMIND EVERYONE WHEN
WE CHOOSE A DATE. WE ARE LEANING TO SOMETHING LESS STRUCTURED THAN THE
50TH. REUNION, WITH AN EYE TO A LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT AT A REASONABLE COST.
THANKS, DON
11/23/2004 10:43
Mike Hemeon
Ocean Grove, NJ
Anyone out there know if the Class of 1970 will be having a reunion in 2005?
seems like 25 years ago. Hey its not like its our 50th reunion.
11/20/2004 13:53
Bill Laracy Class of
66I
Beverly,Ma.
Linda Golof I was glad to see that you ran into my good friend Gene Aucella in Florida I
go back along way with Gene, Nick Catinazzo, Bob Krovitz, Richard Mastronardi, etc. I
remember you from years back would have graduated with you if you stayed. I know
that the Shirley Ave Girls didn't come to our end of Revere Beach @ Revere st, but if you
did you would have known that Bianchis Pizza wins handsdown.
11/18/2004 18:23
Lorraine (Monson)
Greenfield
Lowell, MA
Hi, The class of '55 (Yikes!) is planning its 50th reunion. We think this may just be the
best 50th reunion ever planned and attended. So contact me (Lorraine at ) if you're
from our class. Others on the committee include: Jacque (Jackie) Bell Williams, Myrna
Saltman, Judy (Fleisher) Gass, Charlie Goldstein, and the prez, Gerry Finklestein. Peggy
(Jordan) Dembro and Barry Davis are trying to get their acts together so they can meet
with the committee.
11/17/2004 14:22
Al Bent
Carson City Nev.
Hi again, Have enjoyed all the reminders of Revere Beach! Spent many great times at the
beach hanging out with the gang from Carey Ave. in Chelsea where I grew up in the 50's
and 60's. I worked at the beach in the late 50's and again in the early 60's at the booth
games and the souvenir store. Will always remember the Easter week opening days. If
anyone remembers living in Chelsea in the 40's 50's and 60's and would like to reminisce
I would enjoy an email. I especially remember Joe and Nemo's hot dogs and Rudolph's
pepper stake sandwiches! Hmmmmmmmmm can almost taste them! To all the people
that send messages here thank you all for the reminders of Revere Beach! Our favorite
meeting place was the clock and the pavillion. Our favorite card game on the beach was
knuckles,ahhhhhhh the good old days!
It sure
11/17/2004 6:29
Paul
New Hampshire
I'm searching for some old photographs of the motorcycles that used to line the wall
along Revere Beach back in the 60's and 70's. I'm trying to do something nice for my
brother-in-law, as he used to be one of them. It sure would be great to find some.
Anyone remember "Little" Joe Politano...? [email protected]
11/16/2004 17:01
charlie Goldstein
Lowell, MA
Hi all. Please note my change in email address to: [email protected] We'd
appreciate an update of email and postal address sent to the above. Please forward.
It'll save us a considerable amount of time trying to find you for our 50th reunion next
fall. Regards to all.
11/15/2004 11:19
Sandy
CA
pizza help. I have been in CA for 23 years, way too long! I am a pizza nut and have been
all over CA trying pizza and they do not know how to make the crust. It's all in the
dough. I make a great sauce so the topping is no problem. I'm getting desperate for a
good pizza and so am trying my own. I have been all over the Internet, even went to
Italy web site looking for the real thing. The best pizza I ever had was in Revere,
Dorchester, East Boston. Does anyone have a recipe they would be willing to share that
will even come close to the real thing. Just a hand-tossed, traditional real mccoy.And by
the way, if you intend to send a bread dough recipe that you think can be made into a
pizza... please don't bother. PLEASE. Thanks Sandy
11/14/2004 17:47
Lina
11/14/2004 12:03
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Oops, made a mistake. I meant to write Lina versus Sandy regarding Hurricane Carol,
sorry for the mixup. Chalk it up to my age, LOL.
11/14/2004 12:00
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
The condos are on Ocean Ave. up to Revere St. The others are on the boulevard just
past Kelly's R/B. So, there are no condo buildings where any of the rides stood. Still walk
there occasionally. Anybody hear the latest regarding a Punks Corner reunion? Hope to
join in, but don't know if I'll be in the area then. Sandy, nice story about Hurricane Carol.
Getting a little forgetful, are you, Rich? :) (Aren't we all?) ::))
compliment about Hurricane Carol. Lina
Thanks for the
11/13/2004 16:02
Lina
Sandy Joseph - I think I know what you are looking at now. On the home page, it shows
Bluebeards Castle and high rise condos next to it. Bluebeard is long gone. I don't
remember exactly what was where the condos are now. It's all so different now. Lina
11/13/2004 13:47
Sandy
whoops! Forgot to add to my last message, if Mr Diamond, my 6th grade teacher, is still
around sure would love to hear from him or about him. Charlie Diamond, taught 6th
grade at Wolcott school, 1950. Sandy
11/13/2004 13:41
Sandy
CA
Hi Folks, have an e-mail address now, feel free to write. Sandy (Cohen)(Nichols)Joseph
11/13/2004 9:18
Stephen Cutler
Clarksville,
Tennessee
Hello All. Steve Class of "59". Been awhile since I have been here so thought I'd say hello
and see if there are any old friends around from Class of "59" or older friends in general.
Have to agree with so many of the people who are posting here; there is nothing like the
food you could get on the beach and the area in general has changed so much. I guess
I'm one of the one's who'd love to see the old "fun" days come back.
Everyone have
a great holiday season and anyone care to drop a note, all will be answered.... Steve
Cutler
11/12/2004 19:43
Lina
11/10/2004 15:53
Harvey A. Levinsky
Sany Joseph - I think what you are looking at on the top of the page is the Boston
skyline. A gorgeous sight. But the beach does have a lot of high rise condos now and
the rides are gone. You wouldn't recognize that side of it at all, except for Kelly's Roast
Beef. If you visit my website, scroll down the home page and click on "nostalgia." Then
scroll down to the second story called, The Boulevard. See if it sounds familiar to you.
Lina
Clearwater, Florida Does anyone know what hapened to the original guest book pages ? There were over
144 PAGES. It has been a pleasure hearing from past residents of Shirley Ave Area.
keep them coming
11/10/2004 3:46
Sandy
California
Hi, just wondering if anyone knew my Uncle Fran who was a singer and went by the
name of Paul Terri. He sang in the clubs in and around Boston and Revere and Malden
in the 40's Also, my cousin Stanley Singer, was a professional drummer who played in
and around Boston and Revere, he played in the late 40's - 60's. Anyone know him? I
would like to know more about both of them. By the way, some time back I was doing a
search for a twin, possibly my twin or my mother's and I asked on this web site if anyone
knew anything about it. Just wanted to say, I found out it was a twin to my mother,
given up at birth, a boy. His name was Edward Shenker. Both he and my mother have
passed away. So that mystery was solved! Life sure is strange, sometimes. You know,
it has been almost 50 years since I have lived on Shirley Ave and been back there. I have
Have a question. Too many years since I have been 'home' to Revere. On the
reverebeach.com home page, there is a picture just below the reverebeach.com name.
It sure didn't look like that when I was there, no high rises or condos. Does anyone
know exactly what view I am looking at, what part of the beach that is? I would
appreciate it. Just leave message in guest book for Sandy Joseph. Thanks. Sandy
11/10/2004 2:53
Sandy
11/8/2004 21:07
Joan Guilfoil
Bullhead City Az
I love Kelley's. Can't wait to go back. My ex-husband worked at Pizza King, when we met.
His name was Andrew Cardinale, lived in Beachmont. We have 3 Grandchildren.
11/7/2004 18:46
robert t coulter sr
kahoka missouri
i lived on brad street ave in revere mass. i loved the old revere beach, i remember
sandys amusements,and the ride the mighty mouse...also the famious kellys roast beef
11/7/2004 4:07
david j. bolduc
saugus ma
does everyone know Dave Parziale like I do? Skin TIGHT!
11/7/2004 3:57
david j. bolduc
saugus ma.
just felt like putting my name in !
11/5/2004 16:04
Charlie Goldstein
Lowell, MA
Please note updated email address. Anyone out there from RHS Class of '55? Hope all
are well as we plan our 50th reunion. Contact me w/ address updates. Thanks Charlie
11/1/2004 5:24
Roz Hallgarten (Nee
Cooper)
10/29/2004 1:13
Sandy
California
Philip Schwartz (page 1) I sure remember Schwartz'Deli They made the best -but the
very best Kreplach soup.I can taste it as I write. Wish I had the recipe. My mother took
me there as a little girl. We lived on Shirley Ave just a hop, skip and jump away.I wonder
what everyone thought about the ballgame I was going crazy here in California
watching it! My California friends couldn't understand but we do, don't we! Eighty six
years! Wow! When I was 11, in 1950,I caught a ball at Fenway Park and had it signed by
Ted Williams and others. Someone took it from my room and I bet it would be worth
hundreds of thousands of dollars today! Signing off- Sandy
10/28/2004 12:46
Philip Schwartz
ISRAEL
So far have received a few replys to my last notice,am hopeing for more. I lived on
Campbell Ave until 1965 and my late father Dave Schwartz was a part owner of
Schwartz' Deli on Shirley Ave. Iwas an active member of SJA AZA in Revere. Looking
forward to hearing from more of the "old crowd"
SHALOM
10/28/2004 12:16
chris v holding
10/28/2004 12:13
chris v holding
kila montana big sky graduate 1958 grew up in oak island lived on the beach aswell 527 my dad built that
country
home i hear it has made manny changes over the years besides all the great things we
did at revere beach another aspect was sandlot ball being a die hard sox fan we would
turn the radio as loud as we could at the beach and in front of our house after my dad
died in the early 50s i spent many hours in the cheap seats at fenway hi gang my how
the time flys on the beach was the mickey mouse cafe they had a parking lot and the
challange every summer was to hit the roof of the cafe only a few did it jackie rynolds i
did it when i was 16 how sweet it was every summer during the 50s you found us there
in our ragtag clothes an our very worn gloves and chiped bats looking up at the fence
hopeing a red sox scout would find us well i guess they found the right ingrediance it just
kila montana big sky graduate 1958 grew up in oak island lived on the beach aswell 527 my dad built that
country
home i hear it has made manny changes over the years besides all the great things we
did at revere beach another aspect was sandlot ball being a die hard sox fan we would
turn the radio as loud as we could at the beach and in front of our house after my dad
died in the early 50s i spent many hours in the cheap seats at fenway hi gang my how
the time flys on the beach was the mickey mouse cafe they had a parking lot and the
challange every summer was to hit the roof of the cafe only a few did it jackie rynolds i
did it when i was 16 how sweet it was every summer during the 50s you found us there
in our ragtag clothes an our very worn gloves and chiped bats looking up at the fence
hopeing a red sox scout would find us well i guess they found the right ingrediance it just
I grew up on Revere Beach and have lived in England for the past 36 years. I still love
Revere Beach and have very fond memories of many happy days spent on the beach.
10/27/2004 11:05
chuck swartz
brookline
Hi. Why hasn't the class of 1964 planned a 40th reunion. Or have they? I lived on
Trevalley Rd. and hung out on Shirley Ave. Also hung out with the "Fearsome
Fivesome". Wanted to say hello to all and to wish Ruthann L. a happy birthday (Oct.
13).
10/22/2004 22:48
Sarah
Australia
I had to come back for another look, great site. We will have to stop by when we are
over there.
10/18/2004 20:29
kelly
west palm beach fl
MHS grad 87 I love Revere beach I barley remember the coaster it was closing down but
had a lasting impression on my young mind.i wish things were simple like it used to be.I
always go to Kelly's rb when i come home for a visit for fried clams and annas pizza.they
dont make it here like there.my big brother named me after kelly's.thank god i wasnt a
boy i would of been ronald ya know mcdonalds.i love this web site. my heart is always
at home.Revere beach is my beach even though im from malden take care
10/18/2004 18:04
Phyllis Macomber
Sunrise, Florida
Just surfed by. Getting my feet wet on the computer. Not having fun yet!!!!
10/17/2004 17:29
David Zaslow
Vista, Ca.
I've been here a few years ago. I'm always checking for long lost names. Lived in
Beachmont for the first seventeen years. Then joined the Marine Corp in Jan of 1960
and moved away. Ive been back a few times and walked the beach. It is still a great place
with great memories. I saw on the food channel last night. $40.00 dollars a day with
Rachael Ray. And where was she? Kellys Roastbeef, eating a sandwich on the seawall.
What a small world. All take care and be well
10/17/2004 15:56
Phyllis Macomber
sunrise,Florida
Finally got with the program. Not into computers. Just wanted to view the guestbook.
10/17/2004 12:38
Philip Schwartz
(Pinchas)
ISRAEL
I was born in Revere in 1942 Finished Wolcott School in 1953 Graduated James A.
Garfield Jr. High in 1957 Graduated Huntington School in 1960 Graduated Curry
College in 1965 Keep in touch
10/15/2004 17:52
you
10/15/2004 5:59
teddy monteiro
cape coral fl.
nice to hear from people that had a good time at ted,s pub---thank,s---ted
10/10/2004 12:27
Cathy
Lynn
I lived in Beachmont for over 40 yrs. I am looking for pictures of Revere Beach in the
1960's. I would appreciate anyone contacting me to let me know if there out there
10/8/2004 21:59
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Just a reminder to RHS Class of 1953 Members. We are getting together on October 21,
2004 at 6PM, at Maggio's Restaurant on Revere Street, Revere, to discuss plans for a
70th. Birthday Party for the Class. If you are planning to come, please EM me ASAP.
Thanks, Don
10/8/2004 14:10
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
I put this notice up in July and haven't heard a thing. The year is flying by - anybody
doing anything for our 30th year class reunion? ---------------------------------- Is the Class
of '74 going to hold a 30th reunion this year? The year is moving fast and still no word. If
you know anything, drop me a line. Also looking to re-connect with friends of mine
(class of '74, etc.) and others who know family members of mine: Irwin Cohen (RHS
'47) - my father Myra (Cohen) Simons (RHS '53) - my aunt Lenny Simons (RHS '51) - my
uncle Marilyn (Cohen) Whipple (RHS '76) - my sister If anyone wants to share news
or renew acquaintances, please contact me. Harvey Cohen, RHS '74
http://www.graduates.com/
10/1/2004 0:08
Tracey
Southern OHIO
I am 38 yrs. old. My friend and I visited Revere Beach in 1984 after high school
graduation. My friend, Kathy Clinton was good friends with Chuckie Braid, David Epstein,
John Flanagan, Zane, David (Opey), Boo, Michele, Ivy, Gina, Mark,& Marla. I am sorry I
don't know some of the last names. I just wanted to let them know that unfortunately
Kathy passed away July 2004. She was loved by all who knew her. She was a mother of a
wonderful teenage boy and also an animal lover, especially to her faithful canine
companion, Virgil. We will miss Kathy's contagious smile and squeaky, cute voice. I am
looking for any information about Kathy's lost class ring. She lost her class ring or
someone was keeping it for her until she someday returned to visit. It was gold with
Ironton High School on it and a date of 1980 or 81 and had a rodeo symbol on the side.
I sell antique souvenir china and have always enjoyed the Revere Beach pieces. In
November I go to Taunton, Mass and sell items there so I did a Google to see what the
detailed history was.
9/30/2004 14:09
Frank's Antiques &
Souvenirs
Google
9/28/2004 22:41
Gordon Corkhum
9/25/2004 21:35
liz brogna
everett
9/19/2004 3:57
Barbara (Basha)
California
Hi, I used to live in Chelsea, Ma. and am looking for some of the folks I knew way back
then. I lived there from 1935-1947. I went to elementary school there. I'd love to find
some of the kids I grew up with so I thought I'd this note. We used to go to Revere
Beach every summer. As a day tripper. That's where I learned to swim. I remember
how I was taught. I have never been back but from what I can tell it looks beautiful. If I
could find some of the people I knew then they would have photographs of those years
on the beach. So, if someone who reads this and knows Chelsea of decades ago please
let me know. thanks Barbie
9/15/2004 1:47
Sandy
California
Hi Rich, saw your message, no, didn't think it was you but I do think I know who it is as
the first time I actually caught them and everytime I sign in with a new address I get the
virus. I do have Norton's and it did warn me but I felt it better to just delete that
address and leave and receive messages here. Was 103 here 2 days ago. Sure wish I
was lying on a blanket on Revere Beach! But can't complain, I could be living in Florida!
Take care, Sandy
9/14/2004 15:05
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Stoughton, MA
Just wanted to note that my e-mail address has changed to [email protected] (
wanted to be nostalgic and use my old address)hope all my old friends from RHS are
doing great!
9/13/2004 22:04
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
To Sandy: I didn't do it, got caught myself a while back accidently opening email I
thought was safe. Darn near wiped out my entire C drive. Now I have Norton antivirus
as well as a firewall and my system checks all attachments for viruses. It also filters junk
mail which I can delete or read if I want. Look forward to your next message.
9/13/2004 13:57
Michael R. Stacio
9/10/2004 13:21
Joshua Thomason
Soon to be Revere
My wife and I are in the process of purchasing an older cottage / turned single family,
near Revere Beach. I stumbled upon this webiste and learned a great deal about the
Beach's history. I especially enjoyed the photographic history section...thanks! My
educational background is in Historic Preservation, if I can be of some help in this area,
please let me know.
9/9/2004 0:38
sandy
california
Hi, just to let my friends know I no longer have the email address,
[email protected] Some mean person sent me a virus and I deleted it. If
anyone wants to contact me please just leave a message in the guestbook and I'll do the
same. By the way, Harvey Levinsky wanted former Shirley Ave residents to sign in..well,
I lived there from 1944 to 1957. Happy memories, everyone. Sandy (formerly Cohen)
9/7/2004 12:21
Nancy (Hart)
McCarthy
Tampa Bay, Fl.
To the writer who identifies herself as "BEV" without a last name or e-mail address: Bev,
your notations were inspiring. 'Dog control, police patrols, parking meters'--all Great
ideas. Perhaps I can add to your fantasy by suggesting a twelve foot chaine line fence
topped with razor wire lining the whole beach. There could be a small entrance with 24
hour armed guards. Of course, there would have to be marine patrols also, because
someone might come up with the idea of approaching the beach by sea. Anyone caught
trying to enter the beach should have to pay a fine, of say, $10,000, or do you think they
should charge more? I wasn't planning on responding to your notation but everytime I
read it that song "The day paradise put up a parking lot" keeps resonating in my head
and I don't even like that song. And Mr. Balfour, if you have the picture, put it on E-Bay,
Graduated Revere High 1953, still Revere is my home town after leaving 50 years ago
9/3/2004 7:25
Lina
My story on Hurricane Carol and living in Revere at the time is in today's Lynn Item.
Lina
9/2/2004 7:46
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater, Florida I enjoy reading all the messages that the visitors and former residents say about Revere,
I also wish all former residents of the Shirley Ave Area would sign in, I remember
Hurricanes Carol and Donna and the Damage it has done in the Beach area, I am
presently experiencing Hurricanes here in Florida, We just got over Charlie and are
awaiting Hurricane Frances, This is a by far more terrible experience here in Florida
than in Revere as we get it when the storm first hit the Main Land.
9/1/2004 15:05
Rich Cohen
Milton, MA
To Lina, I was a bit disappointed on Friday's coverage of Hurricane Carol. Wish they
would have shown more about Revere Beach, but maybe there is no footage available.
A few yrs ago, my cousin sent me an old familt video which her late father shot. There is
footage of a hurricane, but I,m not sure if it was Winthrop, Beachmont or Revere beach.
8/29/2004 1:10
sandy
california
Hi, does anyone have pictures of the old Wolcott school and Garfield school back in the
50's that they could scan to my email? I'm also interested in seeing where I used to live
on Shirley AV particularly 140 shirley Av, the building and across the street where Sam
Paul's used to be also the Stop and Shop which was just down the street from 140. I
would really appreciate it. Thanks, Sandy
8/27/2004 20:21
Lina
8/26/2004 11:58
Mike Hemeon
On Friday Sept. 10th, Mish Michaels of Channel 4 is having a special on Hurricanes Carol
and Edna. On Tues. Aug. 31st, the 50th anniversary of Carol, something will be on the
news on Channel 4 either between 4-5 or 6-6:30 P.M. If they include the interview they
did of me, it will be about living in Revere in 1954 when Carol hit. I lived off North Shore
Rd. Anyone else remember either of those storms?
Tinton Falls, NJ
Spend a good part of this summer along the coast of the Jersey Shore. They are
rebuilding Asbury Park. The buildings that are there were built when Revere Beach had
dance halls and a salt water pool. I can actually see what I missed. The theater looks
like Crescent Gardens. "It's what could have been" for Revere Beach.
8/20/2004 16:10
Maxine (Strong) Ash Morgantown, WV
Lived in Revere for 20 years and just wanted to say hello to anyone that remembers the
"Strong Kids" from Constitution Ave. Their Mom
8/20/2004 8:14
John Razza
Chelsea
8/19/2004 10:47
Phyllis Venezia
Aiello
Peabody, MA.
I want to thank Bob Upton, who is a neighbor of mine, ( small world ) for the fantastic
video and cassette of Revere Beach. Oh....I could smell the ocean. Try to get one, if you
can. Life was good...'back in the day' ! Cheers! Phyllis
8/17/2004 22:44
gerry cohen
Long Island New
York
This is for Bob Love, I was thinking of you and your lovely wife the other day and was
wondering how you both were. Drop a line if you get a chance
8/15/2004 19:18
Doris E Trainito
Revere
I would like to thank the city of Revere and all individuals involved with the putting
together a great family day at the beach. This past Saturday... I appreciate the opertunity
to spend time with my family and meet my neighbors.. Thank you again
8/12/2004 21:04
Nick's Place
Great site!
8/11/2004 21:05
Bobbie Lindquist
California
I was reading an article about my grandfather in 1911 trying to swim from Nahant to
Revere so wondered about it. Enjoyed this site very much
8/11/2004 14:20
Dan Goldstein
8/11/2004 14:03
Billy Allen
Winthrop, MA
I saw this great picture of Revere Beach by Norman Gautreau in a doctor's office. I did a
search online of this artist and as a bonus I found this wonderful website. I was born in
1950 and grew up in Beachmont, so I got to enjoy the beach in my early years. I have so
many great memories of the beach. One of them is Cott bottle cap day. One day a year
the price for a ride was Cott bottle caps. Ah, the good old simple days! Thank you, Bob,
for maintaining this site. Billy
8/10/2004 10:24
charlie goldstein
Lowell, MA
Hello out there, RHS Class of 1955. Hope everyone, and those close to you are well. It's
that time again. We're looking to update our files for our 50th reunion which is to take
place in the fall of 2005.
If you're one of our fellow grads and read this, please email
(or post) your latest email address, postal address & phone number to: Charlie
Goldstein 150 Holyrood Ave. Lowell, MA 01852 email: [email protected] or
[email protected] p.s. You might also include a short note with ideas on how you'd
like to celebrate...a one night dinner, a weekend somewhere, whatever else comes to
mind? Happy days, Charlie
8/8/2004 20:38
Nancy Hart
McCarthy
Clearwater, Fl
I love browsing the site and reminising about old times on the beach. I wish it had a chat
room. i'm wondering if anyone has knowledge of the whereabouts of old friends, Patty
Duffy, Deb Leary, Marie Spallone, Art Fisher, Tommy Duffy,Alan Campbell, Donna
Frongillo, Francine DiMaria? I found this site from a posting on classmates.com. i have
my name listed but am too cheap to pay the 30 or 40 dollars to write to people. Also
looking for my aunt Gail Hart, and good family friend Marie Durgin to thank her for all
the good times we had growing up. NIce chatting=hope to hear from someone.
8/8/2004 12:16
Nancy Palter
Gorden
Manchester, MA
We are planning to move to Osprey FLorida and wonder if there are any former NOrth
SHore people who could give us some tips.
I'm trying to find a guy who was called Niggie DiSisto, class of either49 or 50. He married
Geraldine Frongillo, I believe. Can anybody put me in touch with them. A correct phone
number and/ or address? Dan Goldstein (e-mail [email protected] OR 1-239643-1168 In Naples, Florida OR: Call Eleanor Oliver in Melrose at: 781-662-8846. She will
send the info to me. Thanks
8/7/2004 8:09
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
To Lina: I remember hurricanes Carol & Edna. I was a young teen then living on No.
Shore Rd. between Dix & Dana Sts. Looking out our living room window, I saw a screen
door flying by, coukln't believe my eyes. A block and a half away, one of the largest
(widest) trees in the neighborhood was toppled by one of those storms. The waves at
Revere Beach were monsterous but awesome to see. I remember over $100,000 was
spent to clear the over abundance of rocks from the beach and send them out some
distance in the ocean. The heavy seas from the hurricanes washed them back in, LOL.
Our good friend Joe Herwins decided to take a swim at the Punks Corner area into the
high waves. Richie Dolan and I, watching from the shore, were crying that he might get
seriously hurt or even drown. Guess we were a little braver in our younger days. I
I lived in Revere during Hurricane Carol in 1954. The 50th anniversary of that storm is
the end of this month. Mish Michaels of Channel 4 is doing a 1/2 hour special on
Hurricanes Carol and Edna that will air on Sept. 10 at 7 P.M.
Part of it was filmed this
week in Revere near the house I lived in. I was with Mish Michaels and a film crew. It
was fun. Hope anyone who can will watch it next month. Lina
8/6/2004 18:50
Lina
8/4/2004 12:00
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Hi, been awhile since I signed in. Lived 42 years in Revere before moving to PA in 1984
(RHS 1960). The area I live in now is beautiful, but somehow you never quite get that
Revere Beach sand out of your shoes. Hope to hear from anyone that might remember
this old Beachmont boy. Regards, Jack Ingham
8/1/2004 17:31
Lina
8/1/2004 16:35
Richard cohen
Milton
8/1/2004 0:58
Grace M. Higgins
Winthrop, MA
Enjoyed Revere Beach, growing up. Went many 4th of July's & waiting til wee hours of
,formerly,Medford, the morning to see the fireworks, set off from a boat, off of the beach! Spent many
MA
beautiful summer days with my family on the sandy beach, in the 40's & 50's. Had so
much fun on all the amusements and eating frozen custard and fried clams & pink
popcorn!
I haven't been by this site for a while. I love the intro. It is a great site. I lived in Revere
in the late 50s to early 60s. Lina
7/29/2004 1:09
dick santo
class of 50
living out here in the palm springs california area (la quinta), anyone remember me .
drop me a line
7/27/2004 10:25
Louie Dell'Anno
Revere
Yes I'm still in Revere, class of 70. If anybody remembers me, drop me a line, would love
to hear from you. Louie
7/23/2004 15:43
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
Is the Class of '74 going to hold a 30th reunion this year? The year is moving fast and
still no word. If you know anything, drop me a line. Also looking to re-connect with
friends of mine (class of '74, etc.) and others who know family members of mine:
Irwin Cohen (RHS '47) - my father Myra (Cohen) Simons (RHS '53) - my aunt Lenny
Simons (RHS '51) - my uncle Marilyn (Cohen) Whipple (RHS '76) - my sister If anyone
wants to share news or renew acquaintances, please contact me. Harvey Cohen, RHS
'74
7/22/2004 15:11
Donna Diieso
7/21/2004 23:34
DAN GOLDSTEIN
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7/20/2004 1:55
Tracey R. and Kathy Ironton, Ohio
Clinton
My best friend and I (from Ironton, Ohio, visited Revere Beach in the summer of 1984
after my high school graduation. (Love those Roast Beef sandwiches.) We made some
friends by the names of Chuckie Braid and David Epstein, John Flannagan, Marla ? and
others whose names I have forgotten, ...so sorry...been tooo long ago. I just wanted to
say I am sad to report that my friend and yours from long ago, Kathy Clinton, passed
away July 10, 2004 from a seizure that caused a heart attack. She will be greatly missed.
She was divorced and had a teenage son which whom she said was her world. She was
very proud of him and considered him, her greatest accomplishment. Kathy was also
passionate about animals. She left behind her best pal, a dog named Virgil. Kathy will
always be remembered for her one of a kind, cute voice, her contagious smile and laugh.
7/19/2004 20:17
Norm
Connecticut
This is a fantastic site, and it's really fun to read the comments from all of the "old"
Revere Beach allumni. I grew up on the beach in the early fifties and this brings back
some great memories. Would love to hear from a girl named Joan, who lived in
Charlestown and spent her summers in Revere at about that time. If you happen to read
this Joan, drop me a line. Would like to say "Hi".
7/16/2004 16:38
Steve Bianchi
Everett, MA
Love pictures of the beach and amusment rides during the period I grew up. (1960's)
Trying to locate a picture of my uncle's original pizza stand (Bianchi's Pizza), next to Joe
& Nemo's hotdogs and under the Wild Mouse ride. Appreciate any assistance in
locating.
7/16/2004 14:23
Laura Montgomery
Please note that on my entry below searching for information on reform schools for girls
that my e-mail address was incorrect. It is [email protected]
7/16/2004 14:00
Laura Montgomery Peabody, Mass
Does anyone remember the reform schools in the area--i know there was Lyman school
for boys--was there one for girls. Has anyone had any experiences with the one for girls,
especially during the late 30's or early 40's or have any information about them?
7/16/2004 6:14
arthur lipman
florida
i was born there in 1926 and my father died there in 1978
7/15/2004 20:33
GENE LEWIS
REVEREHI ALL--- I'VE GOT A PICTURE OF BOBBY FURLONG TAKEN MAY 31ST 1940---THATS 64
FRAMINGHAMYEARS AGO AT A SCHOOL TRACK MEET AT THE CHELSEA STADIUM---IF ANYBODY
BOYNTON BEACH FL KNOWS HIS ADDRESS -PHONE# OR EMAIL ADDRESS----EMAIL ME ----ALSO IN THE
PICTURE IS LOUIS DUNUNZIO AND FOE MORIARTY---CLASS 42 RHS-----THANKS GENE
LEWIS
7/12/2004 11:46
Phyllis Venezia
Aiello
W.Peabody, Ma.
As a former 'Reveah girl' I just had to chime in. There sure is a bond when I meet other
people from my hometown. Spent each summer on the beach.....ah...the memories! :D Phyllis
7/11/2004 10:43
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater, Florida Hi, I just returned from a month up there in Massachusetts. I had visited Revere 3
times and Kelly's each time, The Roast beef Sandwiches are always the best at the
Revere Beach location because of the beach atmosphere, I also visited the Shirley Ave
Area, That section has changed considerately cause the roads all need to be resurfaced,
I tried to catch up with friends but I was unable to cause of personal and time restraints.
Perhaps next time.
7/9/2004 10:57
Jack Mendoza
West Palm Beach,
Florida
ANYONE FROM THE CLASS OF 1939 WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND WRITE EMAIL
HOPE EVERYONE IS HEALTHY AND ENJOYING LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!
7/7/2004 17:38
logoangel
usa
Hello, a really interesting experience to visit your website. For sure i will come back
soon. greets to all !
7/1/2004 15:40
Raye Carole
Brasseaux
Tyler, Texas
1971-1972 My dad was in the Navy and stationed in Boston. The base housing was full
so we lived off-base on Highland Ave. or Highland St. in Revere. I was in the 5th grade
and got to be friends with alot of the kids on the street. I don't remember any last
names but I do remember Trina, Marcy, Stacey, Robert, and Larry and Barry were
brothers that lived across the street. I had so much fun living in that neighborhood. We
always played in the street or at the beach in the summertime. Those kids teased me
mecilessly about my Texas accent but it was all fun! If this rings a bell for anyone, email
me!
7/1/2004 13:13
april hurley-van
vorst
punta gorda, florida salty skin, hot tar, music playing, the smoke from fryers wafting in the air. 3 girlfriends,
the beach and your own amusement park......doesn't get any better.....
7/1/2004 0:40
Mike Hemeon
Northern NJ
Great day for the beach today.
6/30/2004 12:54
Jack Mendoza
West Palm Beach,
Florida
New e-mail adress, would love to hear from classmates from the class of 1939!
HEALTHY AND HAPPINESS TO EVERYONE
6/29/2004 12:48
Ruby
Boston
This reply is for Steven Perillo. I lived behind the boulevard & could see the beach from
my house. I watched the Virginia Rail burn down in the late 60's, as I also watched other
rides burn down. Really too bad. I had a lot of fond memories there. I had the
opportunity to enjoy those rides before they all came down. Those are the best
memories of my life. The kids from that area were the best I ever encountered. Hope
this answers your question.
6/24/2004 21:22
Kirk L. Shaw
Taylorsville, Utah
Great place. Lots of sand.
6/24/2004 8:57
Barbara McCusker
West Palm Beach
Florida
Looking to connect with anyone from RHS class of 1984. Seems as tho every time I check
this site can't find anyone from my era of growing up on the Ave. It has changed so
much. I would love to hear from some old friends, been searching for Roseanne LeClair ,
Lisa Romano, Judy Weiner. Or anybody from class of 1984. Is anyone out there?
6/24/2004 6:05
Paul Bylin
New Hampshire
I just watched the Video, "Changing Tides". What an awesome film about Revere Beach!
So many of my childhood memories were refreshed! It is also a sad film, knowing what
was once a wonderful and exciting place, is gone forever! Congratulations on an
excellent film!
6/22/2004 21:52
Larry Lipkind
San Francisco, CA
Hi all, I graduated RHS in 1952 and remember how wonderful Revere Beach was to grow
up in. Only a 20 minute walk to a wonderful beach and amusement park. What more
could a kid ask for. I value more those days now than when I lived them. Naturally as
kids we took it all for granted. Would like to get in touch with any classmates or anyone
who grew up on Campbell Ave. or therabouts and also the gang who hung out at Nat's
where my teen age years were spent. Revere Beach today is only a sad remnant of its
delightful past.
6/22/2004 15:52
Willa (Cohen) Fields Fort Worth, Texas
If Sandy is still looking for information regarding an Ethel Cohen who lived on Centennial
Avenue, please e-mail me. I may be able to assist.
6/16/2004 22:33
Joseph E. Criscuoli
My first time at any beach was at Revere Beach - right across the street from my
grandparents home at 588 Boulevard. Perhaps you remember Ernie's Barber Shop on
Broadway? That was my grandpa...my father worked the amusements on the beach as a
youngster. Check out their portrait at my website www.JosephCriscuoli.com Enjoy the
water - blue toes go away after a while. - Joe Criscuoli
6/16/2004 9:12
Carol Angelesco
6/10/2004 16:17
ARNOLD NEWMAN
6/7/2004 9:56
Sal
Laurel, MD
Great website. I'm in Central PA near Hershey and Gettysburg. Anyone from RHS living
here in Lancaster, Dauphin, Cumberland County or close to Maryland. I'll never forget
Shirley Ave. It's like the United Nations now.
Winthrop
I have not visited this site for some time and I wanted to see if any changs were made,
WOW!! I love the opening and the new intro, it is GREAT.I grew up on the beach in the
40's & 50's. What these kids are missing today they will never know. Keep up the great
work, Pete.
Sal Ciarlone
6/6/2004 9:43
Dorothy (Dolly)
catalano
Graduated in 1953.Had 50th reunion last year. Emal me if you remember me.I came
from East Boston.Do you remember the City hall Dances?
6/4/2004 14:25
Harvey A. Levinsky
Clearwater, Florida I have not been on this site for a while, I am leaving to go up To Revere (for 3 weeks)
tomorrow, I will give my report when I get back. I hope to see some of you while I am up
there. I am looking forward to going to Kelly's.
5/28/2004 15:00
Nancy ( Hart)
Mccarthy
Clearwater, Fl
5/27/2004 22:12
Pam
MA
5/25/2004 15:26
Laurence Raine
none
My Grandmother - Eva Rubin - was Miss Revere Beach of 1925. Does anyone have a
picture of her? Laurence Raine
5/19/2004 19:04
Patricia (Donna)
Ardini
Salem, Mass.
Lived on Campbell Ave. Went to Garfield Jr. High. Looking for Rosalie Rinaldo, Patty
Karger, Barbara Schwartz. Left Revere in 52 and moved to Peabody. Love to hear
from old school friends.
I love browsing through the messages and reminising about growing up next to the
beach during the 60's. I remember my first solo run to the beach was when I was four
years old, had my cousin Mike (also 4) and his teddy bear with us. Our parents were not
very pleased with this excursion. I was down the beach constantly as soon as Easter
Sunday arrived--the official opening of the season. We would dress up in our Easter
clothes, vistit grandparents, mine were Anna Moran and Dot Hart-then armed with
quarters we recieved it was off to the beach. We also visited in winter to w3ald out on
what re called iceburgs which we never realized was so dangerous. Has anyone else
done that? Also we couldn't wait to get down there after a hurricane to see the waves
and what had washed up. Whenever i relate stories of growing up in Revere people are
Memories of Punks Corner are special whether you are 40 or 80 or somewhere in
between. Last year over 125 Punks Corner alumni got together for a reunion. We will be
holding another one in 2005. If you would like to be on the mailing list or would like
further information, please email me at [email protected]
5/18/2004 2:20
Bev
Revere Beach
Revere Beach is still very beautiful. If there were proper traffic control, dog control,
trash pick up, and a couple of police patrols it would make a big difference in the image
of our beach. Putting in parking meters on the boulevard would help fund these
services.
5/18/2004 2:14
Bev
Revere Beach
Does anyone know what happened to the picture that was taken off of the bandstand
when it was refurbished. Mr. Balfour said at the time he would put it back. The picture
should be given to the Revere Historical society.
5/17/2004 23:27
revere guy
revere
Have you been there lately? Its a war zone! The old Revere Beach is a faded memory.
Stay away from this place its not so nice anymore!
5/17/2004 17:55
Mike Kirsch
Southern California Just a note from a former Beachmont and Shirley Ave 'hanger out-er'. I had a change in email address so... if anyone has been trying to contact me, this is my new one. Regards,
Mike
5/16/2004 22:55
Gary Ferragamo
Revere Beach Point of Pines
Hello all, Well, I'm back! After leaving Revere and moving to California in 1984 and
living there for the past 18 years, I moved back last year and now live on the beach in
the Point of Pines. It's good to be home!
Since moving home, I have spent many
wonderful times with my Mom and Dad who have been married for 52 years, as well as
my two sisters, three nieces, and a dozen or so life-long-friends, some of which I go back
to elementary school with.
Yes sir, there's just something about growing up with
someone and going to school with them that makes it just so special. Like I said, it's
good, no GREAT to be home. Gary ~
5/12/2004 14:44
Raj
boston
friends, an indian software enggr loves to hang around in nice beaches.But as new to
boston , so looking for a friend(obviously girls only:) ) to pass the cool time in beaches....
5/11/2004 19:57
Lois king
Arizona
Anyone know where i can find Vicky Guarente, would like to get in touch. Thank You
5/9/2004 21:53
Steve Glixman
St.Louis,MO
Just keep thinking of the great times growing up on Shirley Ave...graduating RHS
"55",Attending Nat's Poolroom leaving with a Degree in StraightPool....Playing Music at
Sammy's Patio Lounge on the Beach with the Sonny Stephens Band....Great Days,Great
Friends,Great Times...That's what Life is all about.....Reagards to all who I know out
there... My Best...Steve
5/9/2004 19:14
RICHIE SARGE
SARGENT
JUST OFF THE
BEACH
JUST WANTED TO SAY HI TO ALL THE BEACH BUMS
5/8/2004 23:11
Mark Ceceri
5/8/2004 21:14
GENE LEWIS
BOYNTON BEACH
FL.
I'M LOOKING FOR THREE OLD FRIENDS, THEY ALL LIVED IN EVERETT BUT HUNG OUT AT
PUNKS CORNER DURING THE 30'S AND 40'S ,PAUL (PORKY) DIAMOND---MELVIN
BERNSTIEN---EVA ABRAMS, PORKY MOVED TO CALIFORNIAIN THE MID 40'S, EVE
MARRIED DURING THE WW2 AND HER HUSBAND GOT KILLED FROM WHAT I
HEARD,MEL MOVED TO NY AND SOMEONE TOLD ME HE WAS IN THE TAXI CAB
BUSINESS. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE ANY INFO . THANX A MILLION GENE LEWIS
[email protected]
5/8/2004 14:13
Irene Heath
St. Augustine, FL
I'm searching for an old friend, Marion Dever, who used to live on Winthrop Ave. She
graduated from high school in the early 40s, joined the Navy, and worked in the
telephone Company. She had two brothers, Joseph and "Bippy." I don't know her
marriage name. I'd really appreciate knowing how to get in touch with her. She's a very
special lady.
Mark Ceceri, 44, formerly of Revere, can be found at 62 Nahant St #8, Lynn MA. He is
wanted in Revere. He hangs at Duggies on Revere Beach and Beef World (Lewis St) in
Lynn.
5/7/2004 7:17
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NEW
YORK
Just a reminder to all members of RHS Class of 1953, we are in the planning stages of
arranging a Class 70th. Birthday Party for the Fall of 2005. I would like your comments
and suggestions for this event. If you missed the 50th. Reunion in October of 2003, this
is your chance to catch up with old friends; we had a great time at the 50th. Thanks,
Don Santos
4/30/2004 21:46
Eddie Marcus
Tamarac, Florida
I'm very glad to have found this site. I grew up in Revere in the 1930s & 1940s. I like
seeing the pictures of old Revere. I'm going to tell my friends from Revere to visit this
site.
4/30/2004 16:28
Ernie Sochin
Miami Fl.
A brief history of growing up in Revere and lots of other interesting stuff!
4/30/2004 14:47
Ernie Sochin
Miami Fl.
Graduated Revere High 1953. Went back to look for school. Gone! Oh well I still love
the place. My web site tells some stories about Oak Island and Point of Pines where I
lived. Check it out. You may find that and a few more things of interest.
4/29/2004 14:41
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
4/29/2004 14:21
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Wish I knew about this site when it started. I am a little perplexed as to the numbering
of pages. When I try to surf through the archives for old friends or acquaintences, the
pages end at either 401 or 41, so, I have trouble remembering where I ended my last
search. Anyway, I graduated RHS 1958, and during summer months, always sat on the
beach at Punks Corner and swam to my hearts content. Many days the water was so
cold at low tide that when you stepped in it, your ankles turned to instant icicles. Hm,
icicles, they don't make like they used to (found a place near LA that makes the best,
only they call them Cleveland bars). It was great seeing some names from the past like
Jerry Brenner's sister Beverly and Joel Schwab whose name I last saw in Germany in the
sixties (he had signed a guest book at an American library). Richie Dolan, Marshall Joe
Wish I knew about this site when it started. I am a little perplexed as to the numbering
of pages. When I try to surf back in history for old friends or acquaintences, the pages
go to either 401 or 41, so, I have trouble remembering where I ended my last search.
Anyway, I graduated RHS 1958, and during summer months, always sat on the beach at
Punks Corner and swam to my hearts content. Many days the water was so cold at low
tide that when you stepped in it, your anlkes turned to instant icicles. Hm, icicles, they
don't make like they used to. It was great seeing some names from the past like Jerry
Bernner's sister Beverly and Joel Schwab whose name I last saw in Germany in the
sixties (he had signed a guest book at an American library). Richie Dolan, Marshall Joe
Herwins and I sold newspapers on the boulevard from the late forties to mid fifties, such
4/19/2004 21:07
Steven Perillo
4/19/2004 8:10
David Jacobs
4/15/2004 13:57
Bill Strong
4/13/2004 18:28
Karen Farber
(Tatten)
Northridge, Ca.
I know that someone out there has information regarding the class of 1960 reunion.
Please email me with any information you may have. I would love to come back for it.
4/13/2004 18:28
Karen Farber
(Tatten)
Northridge, Ca.
I know that someone out there has information regarding the class of 1960 reunion.
Please email me with any information you may have. I would love to come back for it.
4/13/2004 18:28
Karen Farber
(Tatten)
Northridge, Ca.
I know that someone out there has information regarding the class of 1960 reunion.
Please email me with any information you may have. I would love to come back for it.
coronado ca
I work in Bellino's Trattoria and met the person responsible for creating this site unfortunately I forgot your / his name. I'm really enjoying this site's pic's and history just amazing what was occuring years ago at Revere Beach. It was much more than just
a "amusement park with rides and attractions" - it seemed liked an entertainment
mecca that drew people in to a true "wonderland" of enjoyment that most people could
never experience anywhere else during that time. To many people it must have been
like there highlight of the summer or for the year for that matter. I know talking to my
older relatives that came from East Boston, who were in their younger years during the
beach's heyday, they stated it was a gift for their parents and family members to plan a
day trip or picnic there. They mentioned during those times during the hard years of
Hi rifcabeach fans,doe's anyone know David Finkelstein, rhs class of 46 ? and how to
locate him if still living .
just checked out the site RHS class of 84 get in touch be good to hear from home im in
West virginia now looking forward to the 20 year reunion
4/7/2004 14:30
sandy
california
To my cousin Louie, I have been trying to reconnect with you but your address in this
guestbook ([email protected]) is no longer active. If you see this, please contact me.
Your cousin, Sandy
4/7/2004 0:38
sandy
california
Dear Friends, 2 separate inquires. Please read and respond if it applies to you or you
have knowledge of this. #1 David R. originally from Milton Ave. Dorchester, MA (and
from Canada) if you are looking for your son born to Sandy in 1957, please contact me.
#2 If you are a female born in 1909 in Boston, MA on North Russell ST and know or
suspect you are a twin given up for adoption, please contact me. Sandy
4/4/2004 0:08
Theresa
Lynn
Ive been searching for some very old friends. i havent seen in many years. if anyone
knows of the where abouts of Florence and Lefty Grecio the last i knew they lived in E.
Boston or Revere. i would love to know where they are. please e mail me if you know
what happened to them .it has been over 40 yrs.they had a large family as i .
4/3/2004 22:02
sandy
California
4/3/2004 14:58
Sandy
California
4/3/2004 0:28
teddy monteiro
cape coral fl.
Hi friends, I just left a message today regarding my search (page 1) and more
information has come to light that might help me find my possible sister, or neice. In
the 1940's and 50's there was a female impersonator who did an act probably in a
Boston club, maybe Revere club. He went by the name of Ramona. He knew my mother
and if still alive might have vital information. Also, there was a mellow voiced singer
who made his debut , I think at the Boston Stage Door Canteen. His first professional
singing job was at the Mayfair. He was originally from Revere and moved to Malden. He
sang at Hotel Berkeley and the Malden Club on Washington Street with Joe Romeo's
orchestra. He went under the name of Paul Terri. His real name was Frank (Fran)
Terminello. If anyone knows anything at all about these 2 people, please contact me.
Dear Friends, I had been leaving messages regarding searches I have been doing and
since then have received much help from a few people. I now have more correct
updated information in my search. If anything at all sounds familiar please write me.
Samuel Shenker immigrated to Boston from Russia in late 1800's. Lillian (maiden name
unknown) immigrated from Russia to Boston in 1904. They eventually married. They
lived on 49 north Russell St according to the 1920 Census. (at some point they moved to
Poplar St. They had a daughter by the name of Annie (as it was listed in the Census)
who was 10 at the time. Annie was my mother and Lillian and samuel were my
grandparents. I only found this out now. For some reason any papers I have of my
mother, shows her name as Anna Ethel and then in 1951 I see documents with Ethel
4/3/2004 0:11
ted monteiro
cape coral fl.
miss the good old times in revere.ted monteiro ted,s pub. thank,s
3/31/2004 12:24
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA
When my brother told me he is going to RHS 50th reunion, I realized it has been 60
years since I was graduated. Anyone left?
3/28/2004 19:01
Anna Gatto Boyce
Bangor Maine
04401
Hi, my name is Anna Gatto Boyce graduated "1950" If anyone remembers me, would
love to hear from you.
3/19/2004 9:13
Benjamin Sklar
Tennessee
class of 66. great memories of great times at the beach. Would like to hear from anyone
from the class of 66.
3/19/2004 6:08
Paul Bylin
Derry, New
Hampshire
What a great site! Lot's of memories!! I am looking for some old photographs of the
motorcycles that used to line the beach near the Ebb Tide Lounge during the 1960's.
Trying to do something nice for my brother in law. Went by the name of Little Joe.
Hopefully find some old pictures of him. Anyone? Please...?
3/18/2004 8:37
Anne M.McNeff
Winthrop,Ma
loved the sight, brought back many wonderful memories, growing up in Everett and
going "down the beach" every weekend
3/18/2004 8:31
Anne M.McNeff
Revere
Love the sight, brings back many wonderful memories, as I remember it when I was a
younster growing up, originally from Everett but went "down the beach " every
weekend.
3/16/2004 20:48
Brian Bowler
Crestview, Fl.
Just seeing if there's any old friends out there...
3/16/2004 13:10
Stephanie
(DeLuca)Melchionn
o
3/16/2004 12:44
jason l.sandler
3/14/2004 18:14
Jason l Sandler
3/13/2004 19:51
keefer
Would love to hear from class of '59.
daytona beach
fla.32119
To Buddy Marcus, I checked pg.3 found nothing on gene lewis,also what is your email
address,as i was going to ask you about gene so i will have to wait until you read this,i
will be watching for you answer. jason
Would like to hear from Gene Lewis, all I have is GLEWIS4049,if you see this I believe
we were old friends back in the late 1930's
Limerick Ireland
Hello from me, keefer harris, used to live at Harris Street in Revere, zipcode 01.02.50 - I
was born on 2 Jan 1950. Howzabout that guys. Best.
3/13/2004 16:17
Marian L. FieldingFarnham
341 Proctor Ave.
Revere,Ma.
So nice to see an old friend on good old Revere Beach, the trip down memory lane was
fun, I love to say I'm from Revere by the sea by the sea by the beautiful sea.
3/10/2004 19:04
John McKinley
Vienna Virginia
Just surfing on in to enjoy this great site again and see if any old friends have signed in.
RHS Class of 1960. Never get tired of coming here to bring back lots of happy fond
memories of growing up on the beach. Also, trying to get in touch with Barbara "Babs"
Murray also of RHS Class 1960. If you read this Babs, please get in touch. Your mother
was a great friend of mine. Would love to know how she is. Saw your entry but when I
tried to e-mail you I got a message that your e-mail address was no longer good.
3/10/2004 14:24
Jack Ripley
3/10/2004 14:13
Jack Ripley
3/10/2004 7:44
Harvey A.Levinsky
3/8/2004 19:59
jimmy andrews
To Jimmy Andrews: Brent Collar phoned me to tell me you had been looking for me
thru this site. So hear I am. E-mail me so we can catch up.
Clearwater, Florida Since I was on last The site has gained a few pages, I had received 15-20 emails, from old
friends, I will be coming back for a visit in June for 3 weeks and If anyone would like to
get together let me know
HI EVERYBODY OF CLASS OF 59 YOU TO CHARLIE APPLEY DOES ANYBODY KNOW OF
JOHN RIPLEY OR JOHN BALDWIN ?? SPRING IS ON ITS WAY . I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR
FROM YOU . I NOW LIVE IN GROVELAND MASS
3/8/2004 5:48
Sandy
California
I am looking for a person (or someone related to or who knows of Helen Pininno. She
had a son, Emil. They lived on Calumet Street in Revere, MA in 1939. If sounds familiar
please contact me. Thank you Sandy
3/7/2004 11:03
Charlie Appley
Class of 59 whose out there??
3/6/2004 8:55
Linda (Goloff) Pines Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida
You'll never guess what happened? Give up? While sitting at a Tiki Bar on the beach in
Florida a nice couple, sitting beside my friend, (with a strong Boston accent) said "Oh,
I'm from Boston!!" Where? Revere. Gene Auciella and his wife were sitting beside me.
It was so much fun talking about the "old days". There's still a big question. Who had
the best pizza???? Was it Rogers or Bill Ashes...... Nothing like a slice and a slush. A slice
was .25 and a slush was a dime. By the way, it was Bill Ashes all the way for me...... Class
of 66
3/6/2004 1:13
Sandy
California
Hi Friends Looking for a family originally from Dorchester, MA on Milton Av. Their last
name was Ryan and I know one of the 10 children was named Dave. If anyone knows
where they are I'd love to reconnect with them. Thanks, Sandy
3/5/2004 22:39
Ernie Sochin
Miami FL
Check out my web site for some more stories about Revere. www.sochin.com
3/5/2004 16:22
Karen Farber
Chatsworth, Ca.
If anyone has information regarding a reunion for class of 1960, please let me know.
Thanks!
3/3/2004 22:07
MILLIE & GENIE
LEWIS
REVERE BEACHFRAMUNGHAMBOYNTON BEACH
STARTED WITH # 1 TO 403 AND LOVED EVERY MINUTE WE SPENT DOING IT. OUR LAST
ENTRY WAS AUGUST 25 2000---IT WAS A TRIVIA QUIZ ABOUT THING AND LOCATION IN
REVERE DURING THE 30S , 40S AND 50S ----GIVE IT A TRY AT #218, CLICK IT IN AND THEN
CLICK ON GO . AFTER GOING THRU ALL THE ENTRIES WE WENT THRUSOME OLD
PHOYOS, AND I MEAN OLD--LIKE 38, 39, 40.ONE WAS TAKEN AT A TRACK MEET IN THE
CHELSEA STADIUM BETWEEN CHELSEA, EVERETT AND REVERE, MAY 31ST 1940, ITS OF
BOBBY FURLONG, JOE MORIATRY AND LOUIE DINUNZIO---IF ANY OF YOU GUYS READ
THIS OR YOUR KIDS OR GRAND KIDS, I'LL HAVE COPIES MADE AND SEND THEM OUT TO
YOU.ANOTHER PHOTO THAT WAS IN THE BOSTON GLOBE DURING THE SUMMER OF
1941 IT'S OF MYSELF AND PAULINE HYMAN ON THE BEACH WITH ME HOLDING HER UP
I was just blown away at your site..I am sure I will spend many an evening browsing
thru..I graduated in 48, would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I still have
many fond memories of the Shirley Ave. village.
3/3/2004 15:50
Nora Eleanor Rosen Sarasota, Fla
Alpert
3/1/2004 17:17
art guilfoil
prescott valley az.
I just would like to say hi .I was born an rsised in Chelsea an would like to hear from
anybody that knows me or my sister Joan.Just to talk about the old times of the 1960's
in chelsea
3/1/2004 13:39
Joan Guilfoil
Bullhead City Az
I just found this site. It's wonderful! Brings back old memories of the beach. I met my
first husband there, he worked at Pizza Hut near the roller coaster, the years were 196566. I went to school in Chelsea and my dad was a firefighter in Chelsea. Going back in
June to see the place and to Kelley's for clams!
2/29/2004 13:37
Michael Alpert
2/29/2004 7:49
Don Santos-RHS
Class of 1953
I just want to make mention of the fact that my father,Morton Alpert passed away
some months ago in Sarasota,Fla. at the age of 79. He was brought up on Revere
beach and loved to visit this site that brought so many fond memories.His prefered hangout was at punk's corner and Shirley Ave.He and many of his buddies fought for our
country in the 2nd ww.He leaves behind a loving family and friends that also shared
some wonderful times on Revere Beach.
Hopewell Junction, RHS Class of 1953 is exploring the possibilty of holding a Class 70th. Birthday Party in the
NY
Fall of 2005. We would like to receive some input from former classmates regarding
this idea. Please contact me with your comments.
2/28/2004 14:46
Lawrence Murray
Hammond, LA
As a former Revere resident, I look forward to revisiting my roots. Thanks for putting me
back in touch with familiar surroundings.
2/25/2004 12:35
sandy
california
Hi Friends, just wanted to say this is not just a great site to wander through memories
and meet old friends again but can be a source of great help if you are looking for
important information. Thanks to RM for responding and helping me. With new
information, does anyone remember Maplewood Hospital in Malden, MA? And does
anyone remember if birth announcements were put into the Malden paper and/or
Revere paper at that time of 1939. And if so, do you know the names of the papers at
that time? Thanks, Sandy
2/24/2004 20:10
ted monteiro
cape coral fl.
this is my new e mail seeya
2/24/2004 6:41
sandy
california
need some old timers to put on their thinking caps. Does anyone recall reading in a
Malden MA newspaper on Jan 13 1939 of girl twins being born in Malden? It might have
been a news item because it was Friday the 13th and the New Year. Did anyone know
Ethel Cohen from Revere who had twins? She was probably living in the West End of
Boston that year and moved to Revere soon after. Does anyone know the hospitals
operating at that time in Malden and any home for unwed mothers to have their babies
in Malden? Would anyone have a Jan 13th 1939 Malden paper that would have birth
annoucnements for that day? Or know how I might get such a copy? I'd appreciate it.
Thanks, Sandy
2/20/2004 7:46
Nancy Palter
Gorden
Manchester, MA
I was just told about this site and it is terrific. My family own
" Eunices" on
Broadway, The Beach, Shirley Ave and Northgate for about 40 years. I would love to see
more photos of the beach during the 50's to 70's. Anyone rmember my parents, Lou and
Eunice Palter? Even though we moved out of Revere when I was 7, our connection to
the community was strong. Kudos to Whomever created the website .
2/18/2004 12:39
Alyce B. Fitch
Yes, I, too, loved the beach. Now I am very fortunate to be living one block from the Eliz.
River. I'm in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, which consists of Norfolk, Portsmouth,
Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and Va Bch. We have the Oldest Naval Shipyard
in Ports. The very best Naval Hospital and the 5th Coast Guard District here in
Portsmouth. Across the river is the largest Naval Base (in Norfolk). In Hampton we have
Army and Air Forces and yes, we also have The US Marines to keep us safe. A very good
place to live and raise children. We are surrounded by water, have many bridges and
tunnels. Traffic moves freely (except when it snows)
2/17/2004 14:32
Richard Cohen
Milton, MA
Class of '58, grew up on the beach, lived on the Cyclone. In my 3rd childhood (never
grew up)with 2 young grandchildren and one on the way. Retired 5 yrs ago from Fed.
Gov't (miss the travel) and now into real estate (Isn't everybody? LOL). Been to the
Holyland 5 times, Europe and Egypt in my previous career. Go to dinner monthly with
my lifetime friends Richie Dolan and Joe Herwins, brother of Roslyn. Miss the old beach,
but still nice to walk there now and then. Email me if you want to chat, I spend a lot of
time on the puter because of the R/E business.
2/14/2004 19:37
Jack Cook
Swampscott Ma.
and Delray Beach,
Fl.
I enjoy every email sent to this excellent site. As an oldtimer, RHS class of 1938, I
remember many of the writers who send in emails. Can I hear from anyone from my
class ?
2/14/2004 13:50
sandy
california
Hi everyone, Is anyone old enough to know what the Malden, MA newspapers were in
the year 1939? I'm looking for birth announcements of that year, especially for month
of January. If you know or can direct me, please do. I tried surfing web for City of
Malden but can't find that info. Sandy (Cohen) Joseph
2/14/2004 9:56
Marion Leeman
2/13/2004 14:41
Darlene Giello
2/12/2004 11:17
Sandy
California
Hi Friends, Finally have a contact address. Please ignore any other addresses on this site.
They have bit the dust! My sister, Eleanor Cohen, still looking for friends. She has been
reunited with some, thanks to this great site, but is still looking for the following: Edna
Davison Powell class of '50 Revere High Marie melanson, Helen Mader, Barbara Sosna,
Sally Anselmo, Ada Sakey, Barbara Snow. All from class of 51' Revere High. Please
contact me, Sandy, Ellie's sister, and I will send her the information so she can contact
you. Thanks, Sandy
1/31/2004 17:49
Ira Novoselsky
53 Dehon Street,
Revere, MA
Hi folks, Looking for members of the Class of 1965. Working on Class reuinion for
2005 (40th). Please write.
Ira N.
1/31/2004 12:30
Jason l. Sandler
DAYTONA
BEACH,FLA.
I WAS FORMALLY LISTED UNDER ANOTHER E-MAIL NO.WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD
FRIENDS,A GRAD OF CLASS 1940 RHS
1/27/2004 18:42
Mark E. Smith
Cape Coral Florida
Just by chance put in the railroads name on line. Great and pleasant surprise to have it
come up. Born in Woonsocket R I went many years ago with my parents and rode the
railroad from East Boston. Do not believe we got off,but just took thr train ride. All
electric. Must have been in the late 20,s. Father was a rail fan. I am now here for 27
years after retiring as an engineer for the Long Island Rail Road
1/27/2004 15:34
Harvey Levinsky
Clearwater, Florida This is my 2nd visit to this site. Anybody around from Sumner street area off Shirley
Ave. in the 50's, Would like to heart from you
1/25/2004 10:42
Edmund Perry
Hernando, Florida
I wish all my children were down here with me. I can't believe how cold it is up in
Revere. Rosemarie, Eddie Jr, & Joanne keep the faith.
1/25/2004 8:21
Harvey Levinsky
Clearwater ,
Florida
I retired to Florida, I found this site by accident, class of '59. This site brings back
memories of Shirley Ave and Kelly's . Anyone remember Jessie the cop on Shirley Ave
?
1/24/2004 15:09
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
Sunny San Diego, CA Just spoke with Elizabeth Stahl member of ckass 1944 who now lives in Lynn. Are there
any more from '44 around
1/19/2004 21:54
Douglas Beaton
Woburn MA
Nice memories of my home town.
1/18/2004 20:03
Sandy
California
Hi, any and all e-mail addresses on this site for me, Sandy Joseph (formerly Cohen), are
no longer effective. Sorry if this inconvenienced anyone. I will be checking in from time
to time so feel free to leave messages and I will contact you. Thanks, Sandy
1/16/2004 20:58
Gerry Cohen
Nesconset, New
York
Hi: Just surfed on, very interesting site. Was just back in Revere a few months ago.
Shirley Ave is sure quite different, I couldn't even find a pool room. Regards to all from
the class of "52" and those I had at the Garfield school in the late 50's.
1/16/2004 19:21
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Have not been on this site in a while, it still is great, nice to read some of the mail. Sorry
Calif/Revere/Beach you folks are having some terrible cold weather this winter, wish I could blow a little of
mont
our nice California weather to warm you all. Write to my friend Lillian Anderson several
times a day, she is fun to talk with. So all of you folks stay warm.
1/16/2004 19:19
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Have not been on this site in a while, it still is great, nice to read some of the mail. Sorry
Calif/Revere/Beach you folks are having some terrible cold weather this winter, wish I could blow a little of
mont
our nice California weather to warm you all. Write to my friend Lillian Anderson several
times a day, she is fun to talk with. So all of you folks stay warm.
1/11/2004 14:53
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
Hello and Happy New Year to old friends from the '50's and '60's around Shirley Ave.
and the Beach.
1/10/2004 16:02
Roslyn Herwins Barr Boynton Beach FL
Class of RHS '62, enjoying the Southeast Florida lifestyle. Homesick for Boston area,
but not enough to move back. Visit family (1st granddaughter) and friends yearly in the
warmer weather. Emails welcome.
1/8/2004 21:35
Nick Harty
Barrington, NH
I have not visited this website in a long time. Is there anyone out there from RHS class of
1959??
1/8/2004 20:50
Barbara (formerly
McCusker)
Greenacres , FL
Grew up in Revere late 70's RHS class of 84'. Fond memories of hanging on the beach
day and night. Looking to hook up with some old friends. Anyone who remembers me
please email me. Would love to hear from you. I visit Boston almost yearly, got back to
Shirley Ave to show my daughter where I grew up and was shocked at all the changes. I
think I will keep my memories for safe keeping. Live in Florida since 89' , met my
husband and have a daughter. Have visited classmates.com to find old friends but no
luck. If anyone knows someone from the class of 84, please let me know. Would love to
attend my 20th HS reunion, but haven't heard anything about one. Keep up the great
work on this site and thanks for memories of a great teen era for me.
1/8/2004 19:46
robertlove &
antigone love
Merrimac, Ma
01860
Grew up in Revere was educated there and taught school there for 35 years. I married
my school girl sweetheart,and we raised and educated our five children in the Revere
Public Schools.many great memories.
1/8/2004 19:32
robertlove &
antigone love
Merrimac, Ma
01860
1/8/2004 17:52
Jeanne Sandford
Birmingham,
Alabama
Grew up in Winthrop. Have wonderful memories of Revere Beach. Visited there in
September, 2003. Sat in the sun with fried clams from Kellys.
1/7/2004 19:36
sue moschella
naples, florida
just read comments from Ted Monteiro of Cape Coral, Fl and wanted to say that my
husband and I enjoyed many good meals at Ted's Pub although my husband says that it
was just a bar when we went there. Later became Companions and that's when we
dined there. Please set us straight. Who is right? We enjoy reading about good old
Revere. My husband was class of "55.
1/7/2004 8:18
Steve Glixman
1/6/2004 19:10
Karen Farber
(Tatten)
Northridge, Ca.
It has been a very long time since I visited this web site. It is just beautiful. I have been
away from Revere/Beachmont for over 40 years,therefore, I don't expect anyone to
remember me. Would have graduated in 1960. If there is ANYONE that remembers me,
please email me.
1/6/2004 15:22
Richard Zimbel
Irvine, Ca.
I enjoy reading about former Reverites. My new e-mail address is included. I want to say
hello to all my past friends.
1/6/2004 15:21
Richard Zimbel
Irvine, Ca.
I enjoy reading about former Reverites. My new e-mail address is included. I want to say
hello to all my past friends.
Hello again....Just want to wish all my OLD Friends from Shirley Ave/Nat"s Pool Room,as
well as my Family a very Happy and Healthy New Year...All is well in St.Louis
MO.....Regards Steve
12/27/2003 13:49
ann
I would like to know if anyone has pictues of the double ferris wheel that was in
operation in the sixties.
12/24/2003 15:00
BOB CRBONE SR
HEMET CA
12/23/2003 22:43
Don Banks
Golden village RV
Park Hemet CA
12/23/2003 8:14
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Left Revere almost 20 years agao but will
always have great memories of growing up in Beachmont. I have a new e-mail address
for any who want to get in touch. God Bless all and God Bless America. Jack Ingham RHS 1960
12/23/2003 0:13
Louie Dell'Anno
Still in Revere
Class of 1970. Revere Beach was the best, had the best times there with my friends.
Wouldn't it be great to turn back the hands of time and be a teen again. Where has the
time gone? Even my own kids are all grown up now. Oh well, what can you do, life goes
on. Hey, if anybody remembers me, send me an email, would love to hear from you.
Louie
12/8/2003 17:44
Al Bent
Carson City NV
Just wanted to wish everone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN REVERE MA, BEEN AWAY FOR
MANY YRS NOW BUT DO MANAGE TO GET BACK THERE EVERY FEW YRS OR SO ABIG HI
TO ALL THE ONES STILL LIVING IN THE KELLEYS MEADOWS THE BEST PART OF THE AREA
WHAT A PLACE TO GROW UP COASTING ON SAGAMORE HILL. SKATING AND HOCKEY ON
THE POND BEHIND THE SHEA'S ROLLER SKATING AT THE BEST 2 RINKS IN THE
COUNTRY.AND THE BEACH WHAT CAN ONE SAY THAT CAN DESCRIBE THE TIMES BUT
WOW!!!!!!WHAT FUN IT WAS,AND DIGGING CLAMS AT THE FLATS AND THE LOCAL
POLITICS WELL NUFF SAID ON THAT AND THE POLICEMEN GROWING UP BOY DID WE
EVER RESPECT THEM THEY KNEW US KIDS BY NAME.WELL I COULD GO ON FOR A LONG
TIME BUT ALL I WANT TO SAY IS "HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON TO ALL" IF ANYONE WANTS
I just wanted to wish all my old class mates a merry X-mas and a Happy New Year
!(1956). I really do not miss the cold and snow, but really miss Kelly's fried clams.
12/7/2003 7:12
teddy monteiro
cape coral fl.
never stop thinking of revere and the great people that i had the pleasure of working
with and working for. miss all of you. teddy monteiro--teds pub revere ------surf in.
seeya
12/6/2003 22:14
Monique
Revere,ma
This beach is wonderful, if you catch it at the right time there might even be a Carnival!
11/29/2003 16:09
Ray Ferullo
Fraser Michigan
New E-Mail Address, signed in a long time ago. RHS58, worked on the Beach in the
fifties, and loved it. I retired from the Army in 83 moved to Detroit and retired again in
2002. drop me a note.
11/17/2003 20:30
Barbara Grace
Murray
11/16/2003 9:46
JOED DOUCETTE
11/14/2003 15:32
Paul Blake
Hello evevery one from the class of 1960.
PEABODY
I LIKE IT
What a great site..The older we get the more the memories and emotions that go with
them come back to us...the girls at RHS were the prettiest (ALL of them) and nicest I've
ever met. The beach had everything you'd ever need; good food, amusements and
sunshine & fresh [email protected] night you had Bill Ash's (where the "twist" dance craze started
in Revere), Sammy's Patio Lounge and if you had money Jerry Vale at the Frolic or a big
name like Buddy Greco at the Surf. St. Anthony's is still the most beautiful church I've
ever been in...God bless you all!
11/13/2003 19:39
ann
new york
my best memory of revere beach is my first trip in 68 and going on the cyclone. thats a
memory
11/11/2003 22:21
Mike Kirsch
Sherman Oaks,
California
I am sorry that I was not able to attend our 50th RHS reunion last month but I want to
thank my old Beachmont buddy, Donald Santos, for keeping me up to date. I also have a
new e-mail address ib case any of my old friends are out there. Hopefully I'll shoot for
our 55th in 2008.
11/10/2003 22:14
Angelo
Potomac, MD
I have read many notes here and have often wondered why nearly everyone has such
fond memories of Revere beach. Moreover, it appears that, more importantly, these
memories endure. Then, almost in a flash, the answer came to me. Revere beach is the
only attraction that has stimulated all five of my senses. I have traveled extensively in my
career but can not think of a single place, other than Revere beach, that stimulated all
five senses. Perhaps this is why the memories remain so clear after so many years.
Perhaps it explains why our minds refuse to let go or why it is so easy to hold on.
11/9/2003 0:48
terry
alaska
Hi I grew up in Revere, graduated Revere High 1972. Spent alot of time at the beach.
Would love to hear from anyone from the class of 72, or from Revere.
11/8/2003 13:22
Robert Burns Sr.
La Mesa Ca.
Grew up in Everett. Many fond memories of Revere Beach at the Nautical and Cyclone ..
1942-1946 and the Everett High group..Would like to hear from old friends...
11/8/2003 12:03
Bob Burns
San Diego Ca.
I want to purchase the video "Revere Beach..The Changing Tide"... The 100
yr.Centennial. Any assistance woud be greatly appreciated.. 1-619-462-6128 or
[email protected]
11/7/2003 13:57
Steve Sutker
Stamford,Connectic I haven't thought of Revere Beach in years and years and years.And now that I'm
ut
thinking about it,the GREAT memories of hanging out at Punk's Corner as a kid all the
way through high school (I grew up in Everett.)puts a BIG smile on my face!!!!! I
wonder if anyone has ever thought of having some kind of reunion for all the kids that
hung out there from Everett,Chelsea and Revere.
11/5/2003 18:17
Jim Meehan
Buena Park, CA
As a little kid from DORCHESTA way back when, I used to love to go to Revere and ride
some of the attractions owned by a cousin "FOR FREE". Love Nantasket, also, that has
followed the passing of yesteryear amusement parks. Even got to "sail" on the old
Mayflower - the sidewheeler - not the one from England == ain't THAT old. Keep up the
good work!!
11/4/2003 15:54
Bill Kelley
Spring Hill Florida
Left Lambert St. for Florida Jan. 1990. Found this site 11/4/03.
11/3/2003 16:56
Ed Fallon
Londonderry, NH
11/1/2003 10:18
Lindas J GinnettiBrowne
Moody, Maine
10/31/2003 17:12
John Arnold
Just a note of thanks to all of you who supplied info for the RHS Class of "63" Reunion,
held on Sept 20 of this year. We had a ball with over 150 in attendance. Planning a
"60th Birthday Party " for the class, to be held in 2005. Will keep you posted. Keep in
touch and continue sending the personal info for our files. Thanks to all.
10/29/2003 23:14
DAN GOLDSTEIN
Naples, Florida
Trying to relocate David Jacobs. If anybody knows him or any relative of his sees this,
please contact me. I lost the picture he sent of my older brother and want to get hold of
it.) again, for him. Dan (Or call me at 1-239-643-1168
10/23/2003 17:43
Burt Shepard
Hollywood Fl
Hi...RHS 1948...one of Nats Pool Room Boys...anybody remember me.
10/20/2003 10:30
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Just a note to say that the RHS Class of 1953, 50th. Reunion was a smashing success. We
had 109 Attendees, a great DJ, delicious food and a wonderful crowd.
Many old
friendships were renewed, memories of the fifties and Revere Beach cherished and the
announcement that we will soon have our own Website, hopefully linked with this one
to facilitate communications among old friends. Thanks to this Website, we were able
to find many lost classmates. We will have pictures for your perusal in the next week or
so and we will announce the procedure for puchasing them at the magnificent sum of
$.19 per picture.
Stay Tuned! Thanks to all! Don Santos
[email protected]
10/18/2003 21:44
Stephen Cutler
Clarksville,
Tennessee
It's been awhile since I've been on the web site. My compliments to the Webmaster for
the "EXCELLENT" job he is doing with this. It has changed since the last time I visited and
it is really impressive.
I'm from RHS Class of "59". Anyone care to chat, drop a note.
Regards to all.0
10/13/2003 19:07
John McKinley
Vienna VA
Always great to visit this site. Brings back many happy memories. Just wish it was the
way it use to be in the late 1940's thru the 1950's. My great uncle Roger McKinley
worked the air holes at Bluebeard's. Had many a happy hour in that place. My dad and
his brothers helped build the Derby Racer. How many out there remember going to
Dixie's beneath the Cyclone for a beer or two and then ride the Cyclone. What a rush!
10/10/2003 16:48
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction,
RHS Class of 1953, 50th. Reunion starts one week from tonight. We will kick off with a
NY
Friday Night Record Hop, hold the Main Event on Saturday 10/18 and meet for an
informal Breakfast/Brunch on Sunday, 10/19. All events will be held at the Peabody,
Mass. Holiday Inn on Route 1. We still have a few seats left all you 1953 Grads. Come
join us for the festivities. Questions? Don Santos A/K/A [email protected]
845-223-6529
10/8/2003 15:41
Al Bent
Nev.
I could not have said it better "Angelo" on 9/28 Revere beach was a special place and
will live on in our memories for many yrs to come!
10/7/2003 22:07
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
Looking for Sandy who was looking for her sister Eleanor Cohen's friends from RHS '51.
Your e-mail address was not correct and I cannot get some information I have to you.
Please either repost your message with your e-mail address or drop me a line to my email and I will respond. My uncle Lenny Simons was RHS '51, my aunt Myra (Cohen)
Simons was RHS '53. My dad Irwin Cohen was RHS '47; I was RHS class of '74 and my
sister Marilyn was RHS class of '76. Anybody we know out there?
10/7/2003 17:44
DAN GOLDSTEIN
NAPLES, FLORIDA
I'LL TRY AGAIN. ANYBODY FROM THE CLASS OF 51, IF YOU REMEMBER ME, DROP A
LINE. OR BETTER YET, GIVE ME A CALL. I'M IN NAPLES, FLORIDA 239-643-1168 AND
YES, I'M STILL ALIVE!!
10/3/2003 14:33
susan
tn
question is joe&nemo's still around and is anyone still selling pink popcorn
anywhere.miss the food as much as the rides and beach.lived two blocks away from
there. thanks
10/3/2003 5:08
Bill Melanson
Wichita KS
Just returned from a weeks vacation in good old Boston, just had to go back to my
childhood play ground Revere Beach, It felt so good to go back in time and remember
what it was like in the fifties, bath house and all, my cousin and I on many occasions had
to decide with our last dime wheather it was a hot dog or ride the street car back to
Chelsea,after walking past Mary O'Neals we walked many times with jeans over our wet
bathing suits, It was great to be back and walk on the sand and look where Holts Pier use
to be and the brake water My dad use to row out to and walk on the rocks,, oh yes
Bianchi's Pizza is still as good as ever, those were the days.
10/2/2003 21:45
Andrew Kasparian
Somerville, Mass
Bob, a great site. looks like Revere Beach is a big part of you. Everytime I go to the Beach
I still Remember the rides. I still love it. Thanks for telling me about it.
9/28/2003 18:58
angelo
Potomac, MD
Those of us who grew up in Revere know we share someting special. Those summer
memories at the beach can not be adequately explained to outsiders. They refuse to
believe the magic. They hear "Revere" and instantly become non-believers. Alas, this is
our common bond. Only we know and understand the magic we shared. Though many
of us have moved on and entered the weave and fabric of American life, we can not
shake our past, but then again, nor do we want to. We are blessed with something quite
unique.
9/25/2003 7:50
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NEW
YORK
9/24/2003 16:21
stephen wallace
noel
Salem NH
JUST A REMINDER THAT THE RHS CLASS OF 1953, 50TH. REUNION WILL BE HELD IN
THREE WEEKS. TICKETS ARE $50 PER PERSON. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH., WE WILL
HAVE A 50'S RECORD HOP WITH COMPLIMENTARY APPETIZERS AND A CASH BAR AT
8PM; THE MAIN EVENT ON SATURDAY THE 18TH, WITH APPETIZERS AND A BUFFET
WITH A CASH BAR STARTING AT 7PM WITH THE SAME GREAT DJ AND AN INFORMAL
BRUNCH ON SUNDAY. A GALA WEEKEND IS PLANNED AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE
ALL RHS CLASS OF 1953 GRADS IN ATTENDANCE. COME JOIN US AND BRAG ABOUT
YOUR GRANDCHILDREN. IF YOU OR A FRIEND/RELATIVE IS AN RHS CLASS OF 1953
GRADUATE AND NEED MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME. DON SANTOS
[email protected] 845-223-6529
My father was from Revere, Wallace Noel and he met my mother on the Virginia Reel in
1939. I grew up in Medford and spent many happy days and nights at Revere Beach.I
remember Cott nickle day- you could get on a ride for a Cott bottle cap and a nickle. So
many pictures of us kids in the early 50s sitting on the beach with the rides in the
background.I recall being in my fathers car on the way to the beach the summer of 1962the car radio said that Marilyn Monroe had died. I was only twelve but I've never
forgotten that moment. I haven't seen Revere Beach in a very long time. After reading
this website, I plan to go back soon- things may be different now, but the beach will
always stay the same.
9/23/2003 19:13
Debra McDonald
I am getting information on the rollercoasters for my dad who grew up in Revere. I
believe they lived on Walnut St. His name is James David Lyman.Any other info I can get
to him would be greatly appreciated. His devoted daughter Debra
9/23/2003 2:50
sandy
This might be a repeat, hope not. My sister Eleanor Cohen is looking for anyone from
class of '51 ALSO I forwarded her a message I saw yesterday on the guestbook from
Betty Silverman (Shrater) and she is sure she knows her but Betty did not leave an email
address. The message was written by Betty's daughter for her. If you see this, could
you please send it to me and I will pass it onto my sister, Eleanor. Thanks, Sandy
9/22/2003 14:25
Angie Notargiacomo Santee, California
Hi all I am from Beachmont and would love to hear from any one who thinks they may
know me, my maiden name was DiGiacomo. Let me hear from anybody. Angie
9/20/2003 20:24
barbara Hidu
Minnesota
grew up in Swampscott-but dad took me -who is now in heaven-to revere and rides
and Bianchis pizza when I was just a tot-So many many many fond memories-This is the
best -I mean the best website I have ever ever seen-Thank you so much to all of you
who made it just for people like me-God Bless Barb Hidu
9/16/2003 22:16
Dominick Scarfo
Coral Springs,FL
9/14/2003 10:29
Cameron E.
Cummings
I was unable to attend the Punks Corner Reunion on August 9, 2003. Along with many
others I spent many a summer vacation hanging at punks corner. Have a lot of real good
memories. I would like to hear from anyone who attended the reunion. We did pull
off a prank in the mid 50's. A woman was swimming from Nantasket To Revere Beach
and was to arrive around 2pm. She was no where in sight. A group of us got together
and rented two row boats from Holts Pier and put a bathing cap on one of the guys who
swam between the two boats. the rest of us stayed on the beach and cried out that
"there she is." The beach entire crowd swarmed to the swimmer and almost drowned
him while they tried to carry him from the water. The whole beach came to punks
corner to witness the event they had been waiting to see. When the woman finally
i was born on crecent ave in back of the fire stationthat is on winthrop ave. My father
ran the A&P store at 936 winthrop ave.i know live in florida.
9/13/2003 7:01
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Just a reminder that the RHS CLASS OF 1953 has the "BIG ONE" coming up on the
weekend of 10/17/03 to 10/19/03; Our 50th. High School Reunion. The Main Event is
on 10/18/03, we have a FIFTIES Record Hop planned for Friday the 17th. and an informal
Brunch planned for Sunday, 10/19/03. This Grand Affair takes place at the Peabody,
Mass. Holiday Inn on Route 1, Northbound. If you or someone you know, is a member
of this distinguished Class of 1953, please contact me for further details. This is the
"Biggie"; please join us all you RHS Class of 1953 Grads. 35 DAYS AND COUNTING! I
have a list of Missing Classmates in a posting on this site on July 13, 2003. Thanks and
we hope to see you there. Don Santos [email protected] 845-223-6529
9/11/2003 20:06
Edmund H. Perry
9/5/2003 0:09
virginia
Notargiacomo
Congrats to the Chelsea High 50th Reunion this coming week.
Beachmont/ San
Diego, CA
Please let me know if anybody knows the kids I grew up with 60/70/s at the point by
Simpson's pier-- Rebo,Frankie Z. Linda Bell, Ann Shea, Howie Greenburg, Lynn Haas, all
the summer kids, and of course the Simpons Boys Tommy and Jonnie, we had so much
fun, forever in my mind, warm days in the water by the pier on the raft and warm nights
sitting on the rocks listening to the revere beach music across the water on lit up.
anyone remember Bill's ice cream, he'd let us ride the truck at night.
9/3/2003 23:14
virginia
notargiacomo
san diego, ca
I grew up on Revere Beach, actually Beachmont. I'm looking for anyone who has
pictures of Simpson's Pier.
8/31/2003 14:29
Elizabeth
(SHEA)Brogna
EVERETT
THIS IS THE BEST. I HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I KNEW. THE
BEACH BROUGHT THE BEST IN EVERYONE, IT HAD EVERYTHING YOU NEEDED, FRIENDS,
ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD. WATER RIDES,BOWLING,GAMES GALORE.THE ONLY THING
THAT MAKES ME FEEL BAD,IT'S GONE!!!!
8/30/2003 1:12
susan
mass,fla,tn.
8/29/2003 18:43
Ed Terrell Sr.
8/29/2003 13:23
Allen
still running threw the pages.the more i read the more i miss being there.lived at 1498
north shore rd.my grandparents name was Sanders (jack&jean) my uncles name was
george.they had the pink rooming house next to the corner store that was joe and
jerry's.across the street on the other corner was the post office.i new the
russo's,amiraults,drappers,terminiellos.debbie ohara.my name was susan croteau i
moved to fla when i was 13 (1964).came back a few times after.miss it all but they say
you cant go back i guess this is the closest to it.does any one remmeber pink popcorn
tasted like pink wintergreen mints .if you know where i can find it please e-mail me.is
joe and nemo's still around.can smell the beach and all its glory from here.i would of
grad. from revere high in 1969.remmeber shwarts deli,myers,arthurs
RHS CLASS OF 1954 50th REUNION SET FOR 4/23-4/25/04 AT WYNDHAM HOTEL,
ANDOVER, MA. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSMATES. IF YOU KNOW
HOW TO CONTACT ANYONE PLEASE GET BACK TO ME. THANKS ED. WILBER ANNIS,
ARLENE BARONE MICELLI, DEBORAH BEEDERS, LOUIS BELINFANTE, ELEANOR BLADES
SWIERK, JUNE BRONSDON GALLAGHER, DENNIS BROWN, ROLAND CASTLEMAN,
EDWARD COLLINS, PAULA CREUSS WHITE, MARY DAWES, MARIE DIMONTE, CYNTHIA
DISALVO, EDWARD DONOVARO, WILLIAM EDINS, MARGARET FLEMING CERASUOLO,
MARGARET GEORGE BISHOP, MARILYN GLADSTONE WHEELER, GERALD GOLDSTEIN,
JOHN GUARINO, ALLEN HEICHMAN, THOMAS HURLEY, ARTHUR JACOBS, JUNE KAYE
ISRAELSON, FREDERICK KEELER, WILLIAM KING, MARVIN KRAMER, ELENA LACEDRA
I grew up in Beachmont in the late 50's and early 60's. I can still remember heading to
the beach on Saturdays to bowl with the cyo league from Our Lady or Lourdes. My older
sister worked at Desrochers Fudge Stand one summer, but she was so honest I never
got a free piece of fudge. Another nice memory was the sound of the music coming
from the beach on warm summer nights. Those were great days. It would be easy to
ramble on but in brief it was a great place to grow up. Wonderful job on this site.
Regards, Allen
8/31/2003 20:53
New Hampshire
8/28/2003 11:40
Claudette Casey
Marshfield, MA
Hello, when I saw the pictures I cried. One of my first rollercoaster rides, there is still no
other thrill as great, as that first time, WOW! The only place you could get REAL pizza.
Oh yes and pistachio ice cream, that you stuffed down and ran to the Virginia Reel to
ride and you were so scared because it made so much noise and was so rickety that you
threw it up. My husbands mother and mine and all us kids going down at night with all
the lights, they played Fascination and we ran around crazy, or went swimming in
thunder storms. What daredevils kids are. So may great memories, from my childhood.
8/26/2003 20:57
Mike Allarie
Orlando, Florida
My mother and her friend used to take us to Revere Beach almost every Saturday
afternoon into the evening during the summer's of the early 60's. What I ball we had at
the beach! In the evening when the lights came on we went to the arcade where the
adults played fasanation and the kids went on the rides. Cyclone, Va Reel, wild mouse
and many, many others. I remember the smell of the pop corn and cotton candy. We
had hot dogs "all around" and oh!! boy that frozen custard!!!! Revere Beach was a big
part of my childhood, which I remember with great fondness. Mike Allarie, Orlando,
Florida
8/25/2003 16:03
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
8/25/2003 12:05
JOHN MESSEMER
newton, ma
none
8/24/2003 20:21
Laurence J. Gillis
Rye NH
Born and raised there, I have always liked Revere, but don't get back "home" very often.
8/24/2003 9:59
bill portalla
Epping, NH
Just a few words to let everyone know that a former revere high school grad is now a
member of the womans professional football team, the new england storm. Melissa A
curley and her teammates are providing a lot of great fun at the hormel stadium in
medford. Just a short ride down rt 16.Her family and friends are very proud of her
efforts
My e-mail address has changed to the above. Would love to hear from old Shirley Ave
and RHS friends.
8/22/2003 14:27
Dennis Dillon
Idaho
I'm looking for a beach rental for the summer for my parents for June 2004. My father is
Loren Dillon. Can anyone help? Doesn't seem like there are too many summer rentals on
Revere Beach anymore!
8/21/2003 21:34
Ellen Cohen Gelin
Peabody, Ma.
The class of '71 is celebrating their 50th birthday. The place is Mottolo Post Revere.
Sept.19th 2003 7pm-11pm $25.00 per person $45 per couple. Food will be served and a
D.J. Please contact me if you are interested. Happy Birthday to all. Hope to see you
there.
8/20/2003 9:32
Paul Mello
I remember going to the beach on Friday and Saturday nights with my girl and riding the
himalaya and cyclone. I also remember the days my father and i had on Sundays eating
joe and nemo hotdogs and playing skeeball at the original arcade which was under the
virginia reel.Those were certainly the days that makes life great.
8/17/2003 19:03
Jane-Ellen Walsh
McDonald
I grew up on Revere Beach my cousine and I went to the beach everyday winter or
summer it was always a great place and still is
8/16/2003 18:26
Linda R. Duffy
DE.
I have a large cloth pillow cover printed before circa 1915 that depicts Revere Beach
landmarks. The Pier,Bathouse,The Pit,Nautical Gardens Tower,Condits Dance Hall.
Thompson's Scenic R.R.The cover was a "give away" at early movie theatres. It is in
great shape and needs to be back in Revere Beach. I have streched and framed similar
covers and they look great on the wall. Anyone interested?
8/16/2003 18:25
Linda R. Duffy
DE.
I have a large cloth pillow cover printed before circa 1915 that depicts Revere Beach
landmarks. The Pier,Bathouse,The Pit,Nautical Gardens Tower,Condits Dance Hall.
Thompson's Scenic R.R.The cover was a "give away" at early movie theatres. It is in
great shape and needs to be back in Revere Beach. I have streched and framed similar
covers and they look great on the wall. Anyone interested?
8/16/2003 17:42
Marion (Anzuoni)
Shaffer
8/16/2003 17:17
Rich Herman
8/14/2003 21:38
Linda J. GinnettiBrowne
8/13/2003 0:11
John Mondello
8/11/2003 14:32
Debra A. Generazzo
8/8/2003 23:35
Jamie Fitzemeyer
Lynnfield, MA
Husband Lenny is also a Revere High graduate. We are years 1951 and 1954.
RHS CLASS OF '63' 40TH REUNION SEPTEMBER 20TH HOLIDAY INN EAST BOSTON. SEND
YOUR CHECK TO KAREN CARDELLO ZACCARIA 150 LYNNWAY APT 703 LYNN, MA 019023457 781-592-2872 GIVE KAREN ANY ADDRESSES OF OTHER CLASSMATES YOU MIGHT
HAVE. THANKS. $50.00 PER PERSON INCLUDE YOUR NAME ADDRESS PHONE
NUMBER, EMAIL ETC. WE EXPECT A LARGE TURNOUT. JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF FUN
AND RENEWING OLD FRIENDSHIPS.
formerly Revere
now Charlestown
I am looking for other former classmates from graduation class of 1973 RHS -If anyone
knows of a possible RHS 30th reunion please contact me via email [email protected]
put the word (Reunion ) in subject line thank you
Concord, NH
Great site! Brings me back to my youth growing up in Revere.
8/8/2003 23:33
Jamie Fitzemeyer
Concord, NH
Great site! Brings me back to my youth growing up in Revere.
8/7/2003 15:00
Harry Moore
Mt Dora, FL
I recently found an ancestor in the 1880 census in Revere and am trying to get more
information on him. My home port was Boston in WW2 and I have some fond
memories of Revere Beach.
8/7/2003 13:05
susan baylor
my family grew up on revere beach from my great grandmom to me.the rides and some
things where different from there times but the fun we had still remained.im so sorry to
see what they did to the beach.its a ashame what progress does to some things that
gave so many people joy.my family lived on northshore rd and beach st so we were very
close to everything.i could here the music from the rides,sometimes smell the different
foods if the wind was right.someone told me our house is gone,i haven't been there
since 1973.im sure if i went today i would cry seeing the changes thats there
now.progress ruins somethings that should be left alone.im glad though someone is at
least keeping a little of the past alive.thank you
8/7/2003 12:42
susan baylor
my family grew up on revere beach.from my great grandmom to me.the rides and some
things where diferent from there times but the fun we had still remained.i so sorry to
see what they did to the beach.its ashame what progress does to some things that gave
so many people joy.my family lived on the corner of northshore rd and beach st so we
were very close to everything.i could here the music from all the rides.sometimes smell
the different foods if the wind was right.our home is gone someone told me,haven't
been there since 1973.im sure if i went today i would cry seeing the changes thats there
now.progress ruins some things that should be left alone.im glad that someone is at
least keeping a little of it alive.thank you
8/5/2003 22:30
Alan Cohen
8/1/2003 12:01
karen (rubin) carey
North Attleborough Revere has always been one of my favorite cities. I live in Noth Attleborough but get to
travel to Revere every day for teaching.
I grew up in Revere but have been gone since 1983. Moved west. Living life large in
Vegas now with husband and son. Miss the ocean and smell of salt water and even the
low tide seaweed stink!
8/1/2003 6:30
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
Hello again, regarding the RHS Class of 1953 upcoming 50th. Reunion. (Did he say
50th.?) It's hard to believe, but it's true! On October 17th., 18th. and 19th. we will be
meeting at the Holiday Inn on Route 1 in Peabody. See Classmates.com for details.
Since my 7/13/03 list, we have some changes: We found Vincent Quasarano, but we
lost Shulman, Natalle Claymore Stanlake, David and Wolf, Rosalyn Cfalthzak. Any
assistance regarding the whereabouts of these and any others on the 7/13/03 list will be
greatly appreciated. We are also desperately in need of pictures of the Beach from
the 30's, 40's and 50's. Thanks, Don Santos [email protected] 845-2236529
7/30/2003 10:11
Linda J. GinnettiBrowne
RHS Class of "63" Reunion Sept 20th at the Holiday Inn in East Boston. Please contact
me with addresses of any classmates you have. Thanks.
7/29/2003 3:40
David Jacobs
Good news,I located my shirley ave.frend and ww2 army budy Morton Cohen from
Highland ave.we had a great reunion by phone. anyone interested in his location can
drop me a note.
7/28/2003 10:30
Gilbert (Gil)
Lefkovich
Springfield, MA
7/27/2003 0:13
Mike Kirsch
Sherman Oaks,
California
7/26/2003 21:36
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Hello, haven't left a message in a while, still hear from a few people from Revere, Bob
Calif/Revere/Beach Carbone, Lil Anderson, Rita McDonald, haven't heard from Peter Mc. guess he has
mont
forgotten his friends in Santee, Helen and Harry Cummings and me, guess he is busy.
You folks that think the beach was great in the 60's the 30's and 40's were even greater,
I know, I was one of the lucky girls that grew up on the beach in those times, great
memories. Love the "Foot prints in the Sand", great opening page. Keep leaving the
messages, love reading them.
Goldie (Jacobson) Kirsch was one of the last survivors of the RHS class of 1927. She
passed away on Monday, July 21st at the age of 93 in Encino, California. The
Jacobson/Kirsch family owned and operated the Harold Pharmacy in Beachmont Square
from 1925 to 1966. At the time of her death, she was surrounded by her loving family
including her son, Mike and daughter Barbara Mortimer. She had 6 loving grandchildren
and 3 great grandchildren. Goldie may have lived in California (since 1969) but her
heart was in Beachmont and she reminisced often about her life experiences there.
Goldie missed Revere as much as she will be missed. Hopefully, there are still some
folks in Beachmont who remember her. Regards, Mike Kirsch
7/25/2003 11:45
Judy Duffey
Great website ! I've been enjoying Revere Beach since I moved to the area in 1989 from
Upstate NY. I'm proud to be considered a "Regular." Judy
7/24/2003 12:29
jerry miller
7/23/2003 10:57
Dominick Scarfo
7/23/2003 0:14
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
7/22/2003 21:57
Andres Morales
Atlanta Georgia
7/22/2003 16:54
BOB CARBONE
SAN JACINTO CA VIA DID ANY ONE WATCH THE HISTORY CHANNEL LAST IT WAS A PIECE ON FAMOUS
REVERE MASS
BEACHES REVERE BEACH WAS MENTIONED AS AN AUSTRALIAN FEMALE SWIMMER WAS
THE FIRST TO APPEAR ON A PUBLIC BEACH WEARING A ONE PIECE FORM FITTING
BATHING SUIT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY SHE WAS PROMTLY ARRESTED AND HER
REMARKS WERE" I WANT TO SWIM WITH LESS CLOTHES ON MY BODY THAN I HAVE ON
THE CLOTHES LINE" AGAIN REVERE BEACH SETS THE PATTERN AS WE HAVE FOR YEARS
BEFORE REVERE BEACH WAS THE THEME PARK PERSONNAFACTION WE HAD IN THE
GOOD DAYS WHAT PEOPLE TODAY ARE PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR TO GO TO A THEME
PARK FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR COST IN CALIFORNIA 200 300 DOLLARS i REMEMBER
KNICKLE DAY HECK WE STAYED AT THE BEACH ALDAY WENT ON ALL THE RIDES AND
There is a new book out about Revere, recently published, with the title IN REVERE, IN
THOSE DAYS by Roland Merullo. I just finished reading it. I don't know if it is (or ever
will be) in paperback. The publish date is 2002.
It is a novel, but it is very real. It is
about coming of age while growing up in Revere in the 1960's and it is told first-person.
The protagonist tells of growing up in a warm and close Catholic Italian family that lived
on one of the side streets between Park and Mountain Aves. Not only are most of the
places mentioned in the book real - streets, shops, the terrain, the beach and the
amusements, the buses and the T, etc., the whole experience about growing up in
Revere is explained in great detail. It talks about how his close family reacted to a series
of events that they encountered between his 11th and 18th birthday. It can be
Its about time Revere got its gears going,after so many years the beach and city are
looking better and better. Hope to hear from anyone that went to old Wolcott
school,or Garfield jr high.
7/21/2003 9:45
Willa (Cohen) Fields Fort Worth, Texas
I'm looking for a Class of '67 yearbook. Can anyone help? Been away for many years,
but Revere will always be home. Fondest of memories.
7/20/2003 15:31
Frank FitzGerald
Many many great memories of Revere Beach in the forties
7/17/2003 21:01
carrie jestings
everett
7/17/2003 16:45
Burt Shepard
Hollywood Fl
Hi to anybody who remembers Nats and 1948 at RHS...let me hear from you if you
remember
7/14/2003 14:29
Gerald Harris
Sugar Land, Texas
I've signed-in before, but it has been quite awhile. I enjoy reading the new entries when
I have the time. Thank you all for the fond memories. I recently received a copy of the
book REVERE BEACH, from my sister in Florida. The photos and memorabilia are great.
Thank you again for this web site.
7/13/2003 8:02
Don Santos
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NEW
YORK
Revere High School Class of 1953 is having a 50 year Reunion at the Holiday Inn, in
Peabody, Ma. on October 18th, 2003. We need your help in locating the following
former classmates: Babcock, Margaret Hodge Barbanti, Eleanor Thornton Bax,
James Bell, Charles Berger, Melanie Messer Capone, Emma Ames Colella, Elaine
Harkins Colerico, Marie Colman, Frank Connor, Donald Cutler, Richard
D'Alessandro, Joanne Della Croce, Cecelia Oteri Dexter, George Di Paolo, Barbara
Ford, Arthur Gardner, James Giller, Richard Ginsburg, Martin Goldman, Aline
Goldstein, Renee Currie Griffen, Constance Grubert, Toby Hersh, Donald (Hirram)
Insalaco, Kathleen Jannino, Anthony Lilly, Ralph La Vigueuer, Lorraine Madden,
James Magovsky, Murray Maher, Danny Mastrorio, Anthony Matthews, John Mc
7/11/2003 9:35
thomasbond
7/8/2003 21:46
patricia a. mccarthy
interested in staying for 5 days in august at revere beach. please send me details. we
will be arriving by amtract, on the 15, of the month
7/7/2003 19:37
Susan Young
I grew up hanging out at Revere Beach when I was a teen and I wish things could of
stayed the way they were, at lease kids would of had a place to go and have fun instead
of hanging on Street cornors as today. Wish I could of seen more pictures it sure
brought back such good memories, I came from Everett and us kids use to walk to the
beach at least twice a week in the summer time. The rides were so much fun, and it
wasn't expensive to go on rides back then. I enjoyed visiting your sight. Sincerly, Susan
Young
7/7/2003 11:06
ny state
dad and mom always talked about the fun at revere amusement park. I was up to
Boston and stopped at a gas station and asked the attendent to tell me how to get to
revere beach amusement park. He lauged so hard and said to me Joe have you been in
jail cause it is long gone.
LYNN, MA
After surfing the website, and reading some people's entries, Revere Beach really did
seem like a cool place to be...back in the days that is. It still is a great place to hang out
on summer days, but has anyone noticed that there isnt much to do there anymore
besides park your car on the side, and check out all the other cars that go by? It seems
like the only good things to do there is go to Kellys and a few of the other eateries that
are nearby, and the carnival that appears one week out of the summer. Even still,
Revere has alot of people coming to the beach anyways, but I think the city of Revere
should improve the beach by giving the beach goers a little more something to do there.
7/2/2003 2:23
Phil.H
Tampa Bay Florida
Revere Beach In the 60's thats what I remember most! Kelly's Roast Beef, Bill Ash
Pizza, Bob's Arcade, Roy Orbison, singing on a loud speaker outside "The Cyclone" The
smell of clams! What a great place to have a lot of fun! Also nice for Mom and Dad and
the Grand parents to listen to the outdoor band's and concerts!
7/1/2003 15:06
NewsPaper reader
REVERE
What is the Daily View? Where are they located?
6/30/2003 20:44
Heather Marraffa
Beverly, MA
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce all of your visitors to The Revere Daily
View. The Revere Daily View is a daily publication that goes out 6 days a week Monday
through Saturday. It is a daily newspaper aimed directly at the residents of Revere. As
the distribution manager of The Revere Daily View I would like to welcome any one
interested in a home subscription to The Revere Daily View or a local paper route to
contact us at [email protected] Help us to grow your local paper.
6/29/2003 10:21
Donald and Elaine
Gudbrandsen
High Springs,Fl
Would like to hear from members of class of 1948 Revere High School and upcoming
reunion plans.
6/28/2003 17:12
Michael Disario
Revere
Hi i think that there should be basketball hoops built near the water.When people go
down the beach they can play basketball.Thanks you.
6/28/2003 14:42
Rick
Ocean Ave.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME WITH ANY COMMENTS REGARDING WHAT I HAVE
WRITTEN BELOW.
Meffa
Attention carriers attention. All your mail is up. Please remember to sweep all letter
and flat cases and have a safe and pleasant day. Hey Bobby, great site!!
6/24/2003 21:01
6/23/2003 21:42
Cynthia VanderHoff
In FL now...but Miss the beautiful drive from Winthrop Beach all the way up thru Revere
Beach and to Marblehead! There's nothing like it!
6/23/2003 11:07
Jayne Kosinski
I have a cupie doll that my dad won for my mom in 1941 at Revere Beach. I'm looking for
any information on this doll.
6/22/2003 22:00
Jim McGuirk
Spokane, WA
RHS Class of 66 Lived in the projects on Constitution Ave. I was back last Sept and had to
go to Kellys, forgot what a great RB sandwich tasted like. Beach sure has changed!!
6/22/2003 7:21
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
6/20/2003 15:34
Susanne
Revere Beach!
Hello again to all RHS Class of 1953 Graduates!
Our 50th. Reunion will be held at the
Peabody, Mass. Holiday Inn. on October 18th., 2003. See Classmates.com for updates
and please contact me. We sent out a 2nd. Mailing last week, but we are still
searching for about 60 former classmates. If you know the whereabouts of any of the
following people, please let me know. Emma (Capone) Ames Joan (Sullivan) Coleman
Joanne (D'Alessandro) De Luca Elaine (Nappi) Farello Barbara Dipiro George Doucette
James Gardner Della (Aucella) Highfield Kathleen Insalaco Henrietta (Solomon)
Kahalias John Mathews John Mahoney Melanie (Berger) Messer Sheila Nelson
Robert Piccus Mary (Frenette) Ross Joseph Simone Dorothy (Simoes) Rubbo Alyce
(Comeau) Sutton Gerald Wiseman Eleanor (Barbanti) Thornton Barbara Taylor Ralph
I live on ocean ave...I love this site! Keep up the good work! We need a good updated
web presence..I live here and I never know which events are happening! Sorry I missed
the cleanup day..I bet it was fun!
6/19/2003 9:17
Mike N
Presently New York Rever Beach is such an oppertunist playgroud. The possibilities are endless,The People,
Wonderful. The Food from the Vendors is considered second best to none.
6/16/2003 7:10
denise
Chelsea
6/15/2003 20:45
Linda J. GinnettiBrowne
Moody, Maine
Just wanted to submit the details of our 40th Reunion to be held Sept. 20th at the
Holiday Inn Airport. Letters to be mailed shortly. If you have address updates or
changes of personal info that will be useful in locating classmates, please submit to
Karen Cardello Zaccaria at [email protected], or me, at the email address listed. Looking
forward to seeing many classmates.
6/15/2003 17:14
Linda J. GinnettiBrowne
Moody, Maine
Yes Judie, we have a great class. Can't wait for Sept 20th. Looking forward to seeing old
friends from school and "the Beach"
6/14/2003 15:26
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA
Just returned from visit to East Coast including Revere. The only thing that remains the
same is the ocean and Kelly's. Tried all four of Kelly's. All good.
6/14/2003 9:09
Brianna Pizzano
Revere
It's is a very interesting website and helps a lot to teach kids like me all about the past of
our neighborhood beach!! I never would have guessed that revere beach was ever so
cool. (I wish that it still had everything it did!) P.S. the slideshow about revere beach that
we had at schools, like mine, was awesome.
6/14/2003 8:16
alissa barry
ma
i think we live in a very safe plece i love to walk down the beach and see the sun rise
6/15/2003 20:41
6/13/2003 23:43
Judie Buonfiglio
Andover,MA.
What a great childhood we had growing up in Revere. Summers at the beach were so
much fun! Hello to my RHS '63 classmates. Come to the Reunion on Sept. 20th. Didn't
we have a great class?
6/13/2003 22:04
briana pizzano
revere
It's is a very interesting website and helps a lot to teach kids like me all about the past of
our neighborhood beach!! I never would have guessed that revere beach was ever so
cool. (I wish that it still had everything it did!) P.S. the slideshow about revere beach that
we had at schools, like mine, was awesome.
6/13/2003 9:23
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
6/12/2003 16:14
Bonnie Brooks
Feldman-Margolis
RHS CLASS OF 1953 REUNION; OCTOBER 18, 2003. THE PLANS ARE SOLIDIFIED AND
AFTER A 6/12/03 MEETING AT MAGGIO'S RESTAURANT WE HAVE FOUND SEVERAL
MORE OF OUR MISSING CLASSMATES AND THE COMMITTEE PREPARED OUR NEW
MAILING. WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR ABOUT 60 MISSING CLASSMATES. I WILL POST A
LIST THIS WEEKEND.
THANKS TO THIS WEBSITE WE HAVE LOCATED ABOUT TEN
MISSING CLASSMATES. I HAVE RE-CONNECTED WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE MYSELF AND I
THINK THE CREATORS OF THIS SITE DESERVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THEIR VISION.
I HAVE FOUND MANY ITEMS OF MEMORABILIA THAT ALLOW ME TO SHARE MY
CHILDHOOD DAYS AT REVERE BEACH WITH MY GRANDCHILDREN. I RECENTLY
PURCHASED THE VIDEO, "THE CHANGING TIDE" AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO
I understand there is going to be a Punks Connor Reunion. Please send me the
information.
6/11/2003 16:37
Funeral Director
Revere Beach
Many people have gone on to heaven {hopefully}. Cheako Ciarlone, William Reinstein,
Butch Cataldo, Bob Parsons, Bill Parsons, Fran Doris, Pat Morrelli, Jim Morgan, Lorraine
Depaulo, Grace Anderson, Al DeAngelis, John Graham, Mary DeFlippo, Geo Deflippo,
Joey Deflippo, Jackie Grenda, so many over the years Louie Levine, Lenny Randall, Mary
Casoli, Billy Petrilli,
6/11/2003 16:31
Observer
Revere Shirley AVE Just want to let everyone know that the Novelsky girl is very sick. She is about 60 years
old and is the sister of City Councillor Ira Novelselsky
6/11/2003 16:29
Nobby
How come this site is a lot more decent than that rag site revere.com?
6/10/2003 22:17
Larry Upton
Fort
Lauderdale,Florida
Its been several months since checking my home town web site.. . I'm very impressed
with your new opening...very creative.... keep up the good work..... (RHS-class of
1950)
6/10/2003 15:06
Karen (Swartz)
Anderson
Bala Cynwyd, Pa
Spent many happy days of my life at the beach. Grew up just 3 blocks away from the
bandstand. Visit every summer and look for familiar faces as I walk along the beach.
RHS Class of 1972...it was great seeing you at the reunion.
6/5/2003 19:41
Bob Brown
.........just thinkin
6/4/2003 23:10
Pam
Pizza at Anna's and Bill Ash's, concerts on Sundays, Shirley Ave, the drug stores, shoe
stores, being young and having fun. If you grew up hanging out at Punks Corner we are
looking for you. That's right we are trying to get PUNKS CORNER alumni together for a
reunion. If you are interested please email me and I will tell you more
6/4/2003 21:07
Simply Seafood and 63 revere beach
Grille
blvd
6/3/2003 14:28
BOB Carbone
San Jacinto Ca
If any of Arthur Carbone's children,Mary Art Jr or lori read this pls get in touch with me
at my email address also my brother John's son john Carbone would appreciate hearing
from you as the telphone and address I have for you is not the right one
Uncle Bob
6/3/2003 5:04
elizabeth shea
everett
peter,you were working on this when my father francis x. shea was still up at city
hall,with you. it's truly great.the feed back is fantastic.it's so enjoyable you must be
proud.the things you remeber when you look back and remember all the stories and
happiness and pleasure it really makes you feel good thanks liz shea
6/3/2003 1:34
Elizabeth
(SHEA)Brogna
5/31/2003 1:55
Susan Chinchillo
5/26/2003 2:27
susan
5/25/2003 8:40
DON SANTOS
i was born in revere and was very proud to hear that revere beach had become a
national historical landmark. I and my family have had truly many years of great fun and
great times
S. Florida
What a great website to bring back wonderful memories of growing up ... if only we
could go back.
hi anyone remember lindys bar on the beach ..............
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NEW
YORK
JUST A REMINDER THAT THE RHS CLASS OF 1953 IS HOLDING IT'S 50TH. CLASS REUNION
THIS OCTOBER 17TH., 18TH. AND 19TH. AT THE HOLIDAY INN IN PEABODY, MASS. WE
WILL HAVE A "50'S" RECORD HOP ON FRIDAY, THE MAIN EVENT ON SATURDAY AND A
BRUNCH ON SUNDAY. ALL 1953 CLASSMATES ARE INVITED TO ONE OR ALL OF THE
FESTIVITIES. WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR APPROXIMATELY 70 CLASSMATES,
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: PHYLLIS CASSANDRI, MARIE COLERICO, RICHARD
CUTLER, BARBARA DIPAOLO, JEAN WALKER, PAUL CHARLES, FRANK COLEMAN, CECELIA
(DELLA CROCE) OTERI, ARTHUR FORD, DONALD CONNOR, DOUGLAS FRAZIER, RENEE
(GOLDSTEIN) CURRIE, DONALD HERSH (HIRRAM), JAMES MADDEN, TOBY GRUBERT,
ANTHONY MASTRORIO, CONSTANCE GRIFFEN, LORRAINE LAVIGUEUR, GERALD MC
5/23/2003 22:39
alex
ny
<a href="http://www.thepenisenvy.com">.</a> I love your site
5/23/2003 22:38
Sandy
Bksfld, CA
Just wanted to say love the new look of reverebeach.com and the footprints in the sand
is so creatively wonderful! That, topped with all the great memories to walk through,
makes this just the greatest website. Thanks so much. Sandy
5/23/2003 13:11
me you
Revere ma
Any one from Revere high class 1992
5/22/2003 17:57
Deanna Zwickert
Revere
dis page is da bomb dont ever take nothing off it cuz u would ruwin it 143
always
deanna
5/21/2003 17:02
Betty Addario
5/21/2003 0:03
Irwin Greenburg
Tempe, Arizona
Grew up in Revere on Wolcott Street. Moved out of state in 1971.
pyc out
5/19/2003 13:42
Edmund H. Perry
Hernando, Florida
Remember Denese Oliver & Edmund Perry Jr. Their Daughter just graduated from
Newcomb College at Tulane Univ,New Orleans La.Cum Laude BS in Science.
5/17/2003 15:05
PAUL MAGLIO
IPSWICH MASS
THIS SITE BRINGS BACK A LOT GREAT TIMES WHEN I WAS A KID GROWING UP IN
WINTHROP. MY FRIENDS AND I ALL EARNED MONEY CUTTING LAWNS DELIVERING
NEWSPAPERS,ODD JOBS. WE WERE EXCITED WHEN WE ALL HAD ENOUGH MONEY TO
PLAN A DAY AT REVERE BEACH. WE STARTED OUT AT JOE& NEMO'S HOTDOG STAND
FOR TWO HOTDOGS ALL AROUND. THEN WE HIT THE WILD MOUSE , CYCLONE ,AND
VIRGINIA RAIL, WHAT A DAY ! THOSE WERE GOOD TIMES ,THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES ,
PAUL MAGLIO
5/17/2003 12:28
Paul
Revere
Site looks great. Encouraging to see some creativity, REVERE MADE.
5/16/2003 17:17
Maggie Mae
Massachusetts
All I can say is WOW, what a beautiful site. You go boy! Very informative and well
organized! I was afraid I was going to get wet...love the footprints and the music too.
Keep up the great work.
5/15/2003 21:28
Pam
5/14/2003 3:08
leontia
Pizza at Anna's and Bill Ash's, concerts on Sundays, Shirley Ave, the drug stores, shoe
stores, being young and having fun. If you grew up hanging out at Punks Corner we are
looking for you. That's right we are trying to get PUNKS CORNER alumni together for a
reunion. If you are interested please email me and I will tell you more
mesa Arizona
formerly of Mass.miss Revere, love this beautiful site, much more pleasing than the
Revere.com site!
5/12/2003 10:12
Mike Hemeon
Clifton, NJ (15 miles Retired last year after 30 years in TV. Met a lot of friends that I haven't heard from in
west of Manhattan) years from this site. When I visit the beach on occasion I can look out over the water
and it looks the same way it did always. Millions of people have looked out that view
over the centuries.
5/11/2003 6:20
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
RHS CLASS OF 1953 IS HAVING A 50TH, REUNION ON OCTOBER 17TH., 18TH. AND 19TH.
AT THE HOLIDAY INN IN PEABODY MASS. We need your assistance in finding
approximately 70 former classmates, including the following: Eleanor (Barbanti)
Thornton, Barbara Taylor, Ralph Lilly, Joanne Koontz, James Bax, Charles Bell, Aline
Goldman, Rita Siracusa, Maxine Weiss, Ronald Weinberg, Phyllis Cassandri, Marie
Colerico, Richard Cutler, Barbara Dipaolo, Jean Walker, Frank Colman, Cecelia (Dell
Croce) Oteri, Arthur Ford, Donald Conner, Douglas Frazier, Renee (Goldstein) Currie,
Robert W. Kessel and Doris Vaccaro. Thanks for your help. Please contact me or any
other Committe Member listed on CLASSMATES.COM. Don Santos 845-223-6529
5/8/2003 22:35
Jo-Anne (Carey)
OBrien
Fla.
I was born and raised in Revere, Ma. I went to the revere school system. I miss seeing
the ocean from my windows and all the warm people from beachmont where i lived.
Seeing the pictures of Revere Beach brought back so many memories. I love coming to
this site and recalling places and times spent at the beach. Like Easter Sunday the
opening of the rides. We couldnt wait till dinner was over to go to the beach.I hope
others that view this site enjoy it as much.
5/8/2003 19:01
Steve Greenberg
Dallas, Texas
RHS class of '57. Lived in Revere all of my young life. Moved to Dallas about 30 years
ago. Was married to Eileen Kastin. Loved Revere Beach and would like to hear from old
friends. Digging clams for my grandfather, the rides, and friends who were the best.
5/7/2003 20:53
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Love the new web page. Love reading the mail, always looking for some people that I
Calif/Revere/Beach may have gone to school with, not too much success yet. Lived in Beachmont forever,
mont
left in 1949, worked at Rotherhams at the Beach, worked at Woolworths on Shirley Ave.,
in the mid 40's long time ago, the Beach was the place ever to grow up. Wonderful
memories.
5/7/2003 0:22
Lillian
Near Revere
WOW the web site has been updated ... Always loved Revere Beach ... now wish we
had purchased a condo at the St George years ago - can't afford it now...We walk the
beach almost daily (yes in the winter too!)... We are so lucky to have this jewel in our
area. The MDC does a pretty good job of keeping it clean - even with the heavy use it
gets...I am from EHS Class of '59
5/4/2003 9:52
cathy
I lived at revere beach all during my youth. Like everyone says Easter Sundays started it
up. Dressed in your best with the whole family . As i got to my teenage years , getting on
the beechstreet bus , with my friends Connie,Halina,and Sharon holding on for dear life
as you would get up to get off the bus, as it made the turn around Bell Circle to our stop
Shirley Ave.We had so much fun there. Meeting other friends
,Leslie,Dave,George,Bobby,Tommy,Billy [I loved his bird call] and Johnny. Johnnys mom
never threw us off the stairs ,unless we got out of control. I remember climbing the dirt
hill near Santorros to sit on the edge of that almost cliff to sip 1 GIQ among all of us and
look at the stars. Many memories, all good , wish i seen some familiar names. Connie,
Halina, Leslie and Sharon would love to see you again for a reunion. Great web sight ,
Hi, left a message on page 1 and updated my email address. But as I was looking
through the guest book entries I discovered messages I left from last year and there
were different addresses. Please ignore all those and just respond to this one. The
older messages and info I left are still valid. Thanks Sandy, hope to hear from you
soon!
4/29/2003 13:08
Sandy (Cohen)
California
4/29/2003 0:43
Sandy
california
Sorry,I made an error on my email address on page 3 for sandy cohen. it isn't
[email protected] it is [email protected] Eleanor Cohen is still
looking for Norma Williams and her brother, Snooky Williams and anyone that
remembers her. We lived on shirley av in the 40's and 50's and Ellie graduated from
Revere High in '52 or '53. Anyone that remembers her sister, Sandy, please write. I'm
sorry to say, our sister Lillian Cohen who worked in Fascination on the beach and also
Leiberman's bakery on Shirley Ave has passed away. Sandy
4/28/2003 21:52
elayne reynolds
revere mass
Great site. I'm trying to locate a class mate from beachmont. If anyone knows how to
contact Elaine Gardiner (Idon't know her married name) please email me.
4/27/2003 8:08
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
4/27/2003 3:08
RITA(VINCENT)MCD CALIFORNIA
ONALD
REVERE HIGH SCHOOL IS HAVING IT'S 50TH. HIGH SCHOOL REUNION THIS OCTOBER
18TH. AT THE HOLIDAY INN IN PEABODY, MASS. FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT ME OR
ONE OF THE REUNION COMMITTEE MEMBERS LISTED ON CLASSMATES.COM. WE ARE
MISSING ABOUT 70 FORMER CLASSMATES; AMONG THEM ARE THE FOLLOWING:
DORIS VACCARO, ROBERT W. KESSEL, DONALD HERSH, JAMES MADDEN, TOBY
GRUBERT, GERALD LARDIERE, ANTHONY MASTRORIO, CONSTANCE GRIFFEN, LORRAINE
LAVIGUEUER, GERALD MC MASTERS, LORETTA MELONE, FLORENCE NOFTLE, IRENE
(PENTA) WRIGHT, DAVID STANLAKE, ROBERTA STICKLEY, NINA (MIRRIAM) VISCO, CAROL
O'CONNOR, ELSIE PRIZIO, FRED STASIAK, MIRIAM SACKS, LEO MOODY, RALPH
ORLANDELLO, ARTHUR SPAGNOLA, IVOR STENBORG AND RITA SIRACUSA. IF YOU
PLEASE__PLEASE RITA(MDKENZIE)O'BRIEN==PLEASE E-MAIL ME I WAS YOUR BABBY
SITTER ON GARFIELD AVE. I SENT YOU AN E-MAIL ON CLASSMATES BUT I DIDN'T GET
AN ANSWER.I KNOW YOUR WHOLE FAMILY.RITA
4/27/2003 0:06
Sandy
California
Hi Bob..my sister Eleanor is still looking for norma Williams and her brother Snooky from
Revere going back to the 50's. Also, anyone looking for her, Eleanor (formerly Cohen)
and me, Sandy Cohen, same time period from Shirley Ave. Bob, I am doing this as a
private entry as I had two obscene responses, and one was infected with a virus, after
leaving message on your site. Please just let me know if anyone responded. Also, the
address is different from the one I left earlier that has been deleted. Thanks, Sandy
(Cohen) Joseph
4/26/2003 12:43
Crystal Mazza
USA
I just surfed in and enjoyed your site.
4/23/2003 10:25
Dawn Arciere
Beaulieu
Cambridge, MA
WOW how the time has passed. I remember looking foward to Easter when the beach
opened for the year. The Reel the Cyclone, the Whip. the tilt r whirl Etc. We loved
Revere beach- and spent hours and hours on the beach. Revere will live in my heart
forever
4/21/2003 23:58
Rene (LaCentra)
Bailey
Chelsea, Ma.
Graduated in 1963. Hung around Shirley Avenue, Broadway, and Punks Corner. Lived in
Point of Pines, and used to walk to Punks Corner with my beach chair every weekend.
Carefree days when what we would wear and where we would go for pizza were life's
big decisions. Great days! Still best friends with Sheila Dubin, who is living in
California. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers/ 1959 -1963 and on.
4/21/2003 20:41
Pam
4/20/2003 11:15
Sheila Dubin
http://www.allsportscoach.com
PUNKS CORNER REUNION...Interested read this..... Pizza at Anna's and Bill Ash's,
concerts on Sundays, Shirley Ave, the drug stores, shoe stores, being young and having
fun. If you grew up hanging out at Punks Corner we are looking for you. That's right we
are trying to get PUNKS CORNER alumni together for a reunion. If you are interested
please email me and I will tell you more
Encino, California
This time I'm leaving the correct e-mail address. I really would love to hear from anyone
I knew from '59-'63. Shirley Ave, The Double-E, Broadway. Oh yeah, I was everywhere.
4/19/2003 15:23
Gloria Nicholson
Hobson
Easter Sunday, opening day at Revere Beach!!! What anticipation we felt as kids.
Couldn't wait to walk the beach again with the rides going, the sounds of the music, the
wonderful smell of all that great food. Time again to go on your favorite ride, eat that
favorite food. A wonderful place to go all dressed up in our Easter finery and most likely
getting some grease on our new outfits after going on a ride or ice cream melting on our
outfits. How fortunate we were to grow up in that time. So nice to have these
memories to relive and share.
"Happy Easter"
4/19/2003 13:33
don santos
Hopewell Junction, RHS CLASS OF 1953 IS HAVING A 50TH. REUNION THIS OCTOBER 18TH. FOR DETAILS, SEE
NY
CLASSMATES.COM. We are seaching for about 70 classmates; among them are:
Emma (Capone) Ames, Joan (Sullivan) Coleman, Joanne (D'Alessandro) De Luca, Anne
(Mundy) Destefano, Elaine (Nappa) Farello, Barbara Dipiro, George Doucette, James
Gardner, Della (Aucella) Highfield, Kathleen Insalaco, Henrietta (Solomon) Kahalias and
John Mathews. If you know the whereabouts of these former RHS 1953 Classmates,
please contact me. Thanks for your help. Don
4/18/2003 13:29
sandy
bakersfield, ca
Hi, Eleanor Oliver (formerly Eleanor Cohen) from Shirley AV, in Revere Ma looking for
Norma Williams and her brother, Snooky. Also, anyone else who knows Ellie. Please
contact sandy at this email and I will pass on your address to her as she now has email.
Thanks, Sandy p.s. If you remember her sister, sandy Cohen, please drop me a line.
4/18/2003 9:55
Susan (Sochat)
Godfrey
Gilford, N.H.
Hi all. The "Beach" It was the best time of my life. From just a little tyke going down
with my Mom to swim, eat and ride the "Merry go Round" to having my first Kiss. Then
returning once again to bring my own Son to that glorious place! It is in my blood. I can
close my eyes and still here all the wonderful sounds of music, laughter and the voices
of the Carnies luring you to play their games. The sights and smells come back so easily
that it leaves me with a feeling of sad longing for a time gone by. Anyone out there from
the class of 1969 or the Shirley Ave area, drop me a line and we can remember together.
4/16/2003 17:37
susan green-cautillo
4/16/2003 14:26
Sheila Dubin
California
Love this site. Brings back memories that I need to nurture at this particular time in my
life. Would love to hear from long lost friends.
4/15/2003 13:11
Annette (Coleman) Western Maine
Cautillo
I moved to Bay Road in Revere in 1960 and raised my 4 kids there. Phyllis, Tony,Suzanne
and Joe. There was no better life for kids than to spend summers at the beach. Things
were so safe then,The neighbors would sit in a circle on the beach and everyone
watched all the kids. One neighbor I particularly remember was Muggy. she was every
kids grandma. I would walk the boulevard every evening with the kids, all summer and
wind up at the carousel for a ride and cotton candy.They grew up there and after they
all graduated Revere High and went their seperate ways, My husband Tony and I moved
to Maine to open a business. I have always missed Revere and it's still my home.
4/14/2003 23:00
Vera Kimball
(Nigrelli)
Methuen, Ma.
01844
Is there anyone out there from the class of 57? Would love to hear from you.
4/13/2003 11:08
bill and dorothy
(bailey) Portalla
Epping NH
This time of year I am always reminded of just how much Revere BeaCH WAS A PART OF
OUR LIFE. Palm Sunday was a walk along the beach to see how many rides were open.It
did seem that the spring were much warmer in those days. Then of course came Easter
Sunday when we would parade along the Blvd with our new duds. This officially was the
opening of the rides. Just thought I would send along a few thoughts as I prepare to
think about hiding places for my grandchildrens easter eggs. To all my relatives and
friends in Revere, Happy Easter.
4/13/2003 9:59
john s nigrelli
methuen
i am looking for a 1959 revere high school yearbook. reply [email protected]
4/12/2003 20:00
Eileen Kastan Patto Portsmouth,
Virginia
4/12/2003 10:57
Frank Zunick
Peabody Ma
Hi friends email me if you have the time would love to hear from you.
4/10/2003 18:40
Pam
PUNKS CORNER REUNION...Interested read this..... Pizza at Anna's and Bill Ash's,
concerts on Sundays, Shirley Ave, the drug stores, shoe stores, being young and having
fun. If you grew up hanging out at Punks Corner and you graduated high school in the
60's we are looking for you. That's right we are trying to get PUNKS CORNER alumni
together for a reunion. If you are interested please email me and I will tell you more
4/6/2003 18:12
Brenda
Linda, I think I have the wrong Email address you gave me. Contact me if you read this.
4/3/2003 21:43
Rick Cohen
Miami, FL
Anyone from Shirley Ave. Class of 70 out there. Would love to hear from you. Been living
in Florida for many years,
4/3/2003 21:43
Rick Cohen
Miami, FL
Anyone from Shirley Ave. Class of 70 out there. Would love to hear from you. Been living
in Florida for many years,
3/29/2003 16:35
Arnie Zunick
Mashpee/Cape Cod, A great site with many good memories. Better than a class reunion
MA
3/26/2003 18:28
Eddie Marcus
Would like to hear from any old friends
3/25/2003 16:27
Anthony Wangrocki fla
I have read all 357 pages. what a nostalgia trip. I can remember as a young child
when my father took me to the beach, Revere , it was the only time in my whole life i
can remember going down Revere Beach with my father. I can remember it like
yesterday. My father was a big man and strong. It was low tide and it seemed like my
father carried my two brothers and I for miles to get into the water. I am originally a
Chelsea boy but I spent or misspent my youth down Revere Beach. i use to go every
chance I could the reason being I was fascinated by the oddities show (Freaks) my
apologies for using that word. But what really fascinated me was the magician. i
bugged him to show me a trick every chance I got. from the age of 10 to the age of 12
until he finally caught on that I was serious about learning magic. He finally showed me
Anyone out there from Beachmont, or the Class of '64? Anyone from the Class of '58
who knew my sister Ann?
3/23/2003 22:03
Sharon Lee Landry
(Johnston)
Dublin, Ohio
3/23/2003 6:45
Don Santos
Hopewell Junction, RHS Class of 1953 is having a 50th. Reunion this October 18th. We are searching for
NY
about 80 former classmates. Please write if you or someone you know is an RHS 1953
graduate. Also, we are looking for pictures of Revere and the Beach for a nostalgia table.
3/20/2003 13:37
Sandra (Goloff) Rich Miami Beach, FL
Hoping to speak to someone from Revere High 1965
3/20/2003 3:55
susan
dddd
come on any one remember lindys bar on the beach or the morgans
...looking for memories of my family on the beach
thanks
3/18/2003 15:30
joe pescione
mass
this is a great place to come for good memories hung the beach in the 70s funspot jojos
room alot of gerat times
tell me please
3/18/2003 2:30
susan
3/18/2003 2:27
susan
3/17/2003 22:14
Loren Dillon
3/17/2003 20:53
Bob Moose Carbone
3/15/2003 11:25
3/14/2003 0:19
;
hey im looking for any one who knows lindys bar ,,,,,,morgans home,or daddy morgan
????????????????/
tfgtfhf
Lewiston Idaho
Woderful site and great to read everyone's memories of Revere. My siblings and I grew
up in Revere - Malcolm, Althea, and Dan. I graduated from RHS in 1939! We treasure
our visits back home to Revere Beach.
Jan Paulsen
Salem, MA
Peter Kerstjens
Australia
I used to go dancing at Oceanview in 1958 - 59 before it burned down. Tito Puente was
among the bandleaders who played there. In 1950 I was a kid of nine years old, and I
used to take off from Readville by MTA buses and trains and (then) streetcars and make
the long trip to Revere Beach, alone, with just a bottle of water and a peanut butter
sandwich, a bathing suit, and 10 cents for round trip carfares. Once in a while I had
extra money and could enjoy a ride or two. What a pity that the amusements, the
dance halls, and everything have given way to high rises. The old Beach and its Midway
were for everyone -- today, only the Beach remains for the many, while the few get the
view from the windows of their high-priced high rises. There used to be so much for
people of all ages to do for amusement, and now there is so little - not just at the Beach,
Just got this from someone living overthere Its Terry and Bob penfriends of mine keep
up the good work love to all Peter
3/11/2003 16:33
ARNOLD NEWMAN CENTRAL
PENNSYLVANIA
HI, I JUST DISCOVERED THIS SITE IT IS UNBELIEVABLE, I'M A CLASS OF "59 GRAD. CAN'T
FORGET PUNKS CORNER,DRINKIN' BEHIND THE SEA WALL AND WOO WOO GINSBURG
THE DJ, HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM DON "ZINC" ZOLLO CLASS OF '59?
3/10/2003 16:52
Betty
Marblehead, Ma.
Silverman/Schrater
AKA "Blondie"
3/10/2003 15:00
Linda (Goloff) Pines Ft. Lauderdale
Actually I am writing this for Mom as she doesn't use a PC. My Grandfather had a
grocery store on Shirley Ave called Silverman's. My Uncle was "Jack The Barber" and my
Wife's Aunt was "Eva's Beauty Salon" What wonderful memories of the Memorial
parade coming down Shirley Ave as I watched on the third floor porch with my Mom and
relatives. The short walk down Shirley Ave to the Beach on a Sunday afternoon. The
Liberty School, Walnut Street Shul, The fabulous bakeries, Libermans, Swickleburgs,
Schwartz's, Koors Meat Market. Molls Butchers, George's TV, Cooks Tailor Shops, Nats
Poolroom, Learners Variety Store, The JCC, Harold's Deli, Parkers, Gails Dept. Store,
Finkelstiens, Michalesons Drug Store, The Five & Dime. Phils Variety Sore, Garfield, Jr.
High. I could go on and on! Lou Collella (Mr. Mayor) Mayo Kahn, Mr. Superman also
So far I have spent hours reading the guestbook. All of that reminiscing reminded me of
how much I loved growing up in Revere. Those carefree days at the beach where the
biggest decision was "should I get a slice and a slush" or a "joe & nemo's". "Thanks for
the memories".
3/6/2003 17:40
Norman Baldasaro
Jr.
Central New
Hampshire/Lakes
Region
3/6/2003 6:59
Edie
Chelsea
3/6/2003 6:56
Edith Botchie
Chelsea
I have fond memories of spending the hot summer months on Revere Beach with my
French Grandparents,Raymond Sampson and "Connie" Marie (Amirault),maybe 1954-5556-57-58/the thing I can remember most was the traily ride from Malden Sqaure,and
the way Our,"Dada",use to sprinkle sea water on the beach and grab the Razor Clams to
take home to eat...it was beautiful back then,and the Razors where delicious too...guess
over the years they diminished but still exhist in Winthrop/Lynn Beach along with the
small sea clam's that seem to wash up during the full moons of spring...I even feel in
love their once,to a real Pilgrim Decendent of Gov. William Bradford 1620,New Plimoth
Plantation. Peace and Love In Jesus name I pray. ~ + ~ They were good times to
rememeber especially claming down by Oak Island/of the Railroad Bridge/Good USMC
There is nothing better than my memories as a child at Revere Beach.I truly treasure
them.
There is nothing better than my memories as a child at Revere Beach.I truly treasure
them.
3/6/2003 6:55
Edith Botchie
Chelsea
There is nothing better than my memories as a child at Revere Beach.I truly treasure
them.
3/3/2003 12:26
Donald Banks
Just dropped in to change email address to [email protected] I also have a new
website,www.wealthlink.com/donald Check it out, It will blow you a way.Send it to all
your friends. I really miss the beach and fried clams, I live in the desert now in Calif. I do
not miss the snow.
3/2/2003 16:11
Sam (Sonny) Winer Peabody, Ma
I grew up in Revere & look back with fond memories. I am 74 & think of Revere often.
3/1/2003 9:45
Don Santos
HOPEWELL
jUNCTION, NY
RHS CLASS OF 1953: This site has been a great help in finding former classmates. We
are still looking for others. If anyone can help us in our search, please contact me. We
are having our 50th. High School reunion this October 18th. at the Holiday Inn in
Peabody, Mass. We are also looking for pictures of students, Revere Beach and Revere
for our reunion Nostalgia Display. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Don
Santos
2/28/2003 22:12
gene
revere beach,1965
i remember long hot,humid days with neep tides -VERY LOW-we'd sit in the sand,barely
wet with nothing to do but plan the night.hogie's lemonades, bianchi's pizza and joe &
nemos filled our days. where are fitzy,kenny kyle,jimmy a,pat rosssetti, steven
merullo,karen white, bonny mc innis,nicky cat,mus,clinker,karen donnelly,marge
storella,kathy ganetti.what we all give to be 17 and have our biggest problem be the
weather.
2/28/2003 18:22
Howard Koor
Great Site. My dad had a kosher meat market on Shirley Avenue. I grew up in the Point
of Pines during the 1960's. I have incredible memories of growing up there. Lots more to
share with you all when I have the time to write.
2/28/2003 7:21
Bobby Finestone
E-MAIL correction
2/27/2003 18:52
Pearl (Goloff) Curtis Florida
Hi Eleanor (Cohen) I have tried to e-mail you, but not having any success. If you read
this e-mail get in touch with me through my e-mail address
2/26/2003 22:48
Peter McCauley
Nice to see the note from dear friend Bobby Finestone, I tried to send a reply direct but
it was not the proper address, that is what the computer told me so now I am just
acknowledging that I read your message Bobby. Mary send her best wishes along to
you. Peter
2/25/2003 6:34
BOBBY FINESTONE
2/22/2003 13:10
Louie Dell'Anno
2/22/2003 13:08
Louie Dell'Anno
Revere
Would love to hear from friemds. I will be 80 years on 3/3/03..Still in Revere but
snowbird to Florida for winter.
Class of "1970" Revere is still the best. I had the best childhood growing up here, what
memories. Seems like yesterday I was 18 now I'm 51, where did the time go? I only have
a few months to go before moving, I will truely miss it here.
2/19/2003 3:44
david jacobs
coronado california anyone know David Finkelstein class of 46rhs and how to get in touch with him?
2/15/2003 14:30
Danny Goldstein
(Dan, now-a-days)
Naples, Florida
For any of you from the class of '51 who heard I was killed in Korea...I don't believe that
ever happened. I'm here in Naples, Florida and would love to hear from anybody that
remembers me. (I suppose I am easy to forget.) I am in touch with Eleanor (Cohen)Oliver
and a few other guys from Revere. Let's hear from you. If you care to call I would love to
hear from you; Dan (239)643-1168
2/13/2003 11:55
Stacey Barrack
Meaney
California
Thanks for bringing back such nice memories. I miss Kelly's roast beef sandwiches and
fried clam rolls. Bill Ash's pizza etc.
2/10/2003 16:17
RICHARD SARGENT
2/9/2003 17:18
DON SANTOS
HOPEWELL
JUNCTION, NY
I AM AN EX-RESIDENT OF REVERE, HAVING SPENT MY CHILDHOOD AT REVERE BEACH
AND I GRADUATED FROM RHS, CLASS OF 1953. WE ARE HAVING A 50TH. REUNION THIS
OCTOBER 18TH. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS. THANK YOU, DON SANTOS
2/9/2003 16:10
Dotti Davis
Nahant Avenue
%22The Court%22
Hi Everyone! I logged in a few years ago, but I can't find my old message. Anyway, I
am living in Florida now, West Palm Beach, so any of the old crowd from punk's corner,
nat's poolroom, if you're reading this get in touch, love to hear from you. Class of '55!!
LOL
2/9/2003 14:09
Judy Austin Riley
Boca Raton, Fl
This message is to Connie Madigan Rossetti. I have been trying to contact you since
reading your message but it keeps rejecting. I knew several members of your family and
would appreciate hearing from you for an update. [email protected]
2/9/2003 10:54
John (Jocko)
Graham
2/8/2003 1:49
susan morgan
revere
hey my dad was jimmy morgan he owned lindys in 50's and 60s any one got memories
to share for me or pictures i was 4 when he died like to see photos
Al Bent
Carson City NV
Wow,enjoy this site very much! Grew up in Chelsea and spent many days hanging out at
the clock. Eating Joe and Nemo's hot dogs and Rudolph's peppered stakes! Went with a
girl from Winthrop Mary Campbell and we met at the roller rink and spent many
wonderful hours there skating. Hung out in about 54 or 55 with gang from Cary Ave. in
Chelsea at the clock playing cards and sunning. Those where wonderful days. Ahhhhhhh
to be young!
2/7/2003 10:47
2/6/2003 16:09
2/6/2003 12:42
2/6/2003 12:21
John Mondello
I cant believe how many long lost friends I found on this site--I hope I find more of them
2/6/2003 12:21
John Mondello
I cant believe how many long lost friends I found on this site--I hope I find more of them
2/5/2003 12:27
maretta mae
2/4/2003 20:32
connie madigan
rossetti
2/3/2003 13:41
Paula-TaylorStevereson
2/3/2003 11:50
Donna W.
revere,
massachusetts
great site. it brings back memories of old revere. nice to see mr. mcauley's post cards
and gautreaus paintings. mr. moran's photographs of revere are absolutely beautiful
and historical. never seen revere looking so great.
this is a great site. I lived with my large family in Oak Island 58-62. Went to the Maybe
School for one year, Paul Revere for four. Many fond memories of our years there.
Going to the beach whenever we felt like it. Walking all the way down the beach to go to
free Red Cross swimming lessons, I think it was my mom's 50's way of getting rid of us
for the morning!! Playing games on summer nights, plenty of kids in the neighborhood
then. Go to the play ground at the Maybe School during the summer. The yearly park
dept. trip to Norumbega Park was a highlight. My mom lives at the Satter House so
every time I drive there I get flash backs. Have been watching them build houses where
their used to be weeping willow trees and flood waters. The flood waters are still
there!! Used to ice skate down behind Kelly's in the winter when it was an empty lot
I grew up in Revere. Graduated in 1962. Hung around Silver's on the Revere street end.
Had friends from I.C. and Shirley Ave. Have moved back to Revere from Washington
state. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers. We were in a rush to grow up
and get out and now we are online realizing how great we had it then!!
Revere
Born here, grew up here, still here. Anyone still making fun of the way we pronounce
Revere? Think about it this way: it isn't "Revea", it is "Reveah" (it is our Boston accent).
Be proud.
2/2/2003 17:20
Jim Kaye
Upton,MA
This site is still wonderful. I found my long lost cousin (Steve Weiss)here after nearly 30
years of not knowing where he was. I grew up on the corner of Beach St. and Thornton
St. I wonder if people like Joe Sugarman, Sandy Moore, Joel Kushman, and all the others
from the forties and fifties are still around. Does anyone remember the "Roadsharks hot
rod club"?
2/2/2003 11:37
Jeff Arnold
Peabody, MA
Just saying hello. I graduate RHS class of 73. Just wondering if there is any word on our
30th year reunion. Can't believe its been that long.
2/1/2003 21:58
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Hi again class of '59. My e-mail address has changed. Write me at
[email protected]
1/31/2003 22:04
Loretta Biggar
Williams
I was born in Boston; and lived in Revere the first four years of my life,in Oak Island and
Arcadia St. Remember the amusements. May Holding and my Mom were best friends.
Had lots of fun in Revere visiting there as I grew up. Went to Bay Row Chaple Vacation
Bible School. Loved the water. Had a great time there.
1/30/2003 17:00
Sal Ciarlone
1/28/2003 20:41
Joan O'Brien Nixon sonoma county, ca. I love to read about Revere. I grew up in Beachmont.
Winthrop via Revere this is the best site on the internet baring none.
1/28/2003 7:00
B. Lee Ravenault
Chesapeake,
Virginia
1/27/2003 7:28
richard minsky
1/26/2003 18:37
Arlyne Freedman
Delray Beach,
Florida
Haven't dropped any messages for a while but hope to hear from any of my
classmates (grads of 1940). This is a wonderful web site and it certainly brings back
memories of my youth, for sure! I still love Revere.
1/26/2003 14:36
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
I was thinking about the places where I worked during the sixties and seventies. Does
anyone remember Dr. Barry at the Barry Veterinary Clinic on the Lynnway? He was a
tennis star in RHS '32. I worked at Wonderland for Charlie Rizzo. He was a fun guy to
work for. I drove a cab for Tony's Cab and worked for Joe Hamel who taught me
everything about the business. Driving a cab in Revere gave me a real education. I have
some fond memories of those days.
1/25/2003 21:07
ralph epstein
52 campel avei
ilive in a beautiful home in fla.two golf course,s a lake with a great number of wild bird,s
that greet me every morning .When i look back at the life i had in revere i feel reborned i
miss REVERE the way it was.
1/25/2003 15:55
Lenny Hirshberg
Holbrook, Ma
wish every one a belated happy and healthy new year. this sites brings back a lot of fond
memories. Revere was a great place to grow up.
1/25/2003 8:49
Billy Bell
Nahant Mass
WE all still hang around Shirley Ave Revere We hang at the Bagel Bin, a substuite for old
Swartz's DELI. Also. the bagel bin is where Gordon's resturant used to be. Richie Sargent
and other members of his crew hold court. Richie Clayman, Joe Glixman, little Ernie
Boyasky , myself, Eddie Hot Dog, Brenda and Bobby, Frankie Gulla Paul Sherman, next
table are others too many to mention.
1/25/2003 7:06
RICHARD SARGENT REVERE
GOOD JOB.
1/24/2003 20:59
Lil
Still in north of
Boston area
There is nothing to compare Revere Beach to .. the best ! Went there as a kid with the
family, went on "dates" there...what I haven't seen mention of is the double ferris wheel
.. I was petrified but went up and loved it ! Wedding reception was held at the Paul
Roger House. Went there for fun as a kid, now in my 60s and walking the beach for
health purposes. Bianchi's is still there - just moved up the blvd a little. Anyone from
EHS '59 visit this site ? ...
1/22/2003 6:38
Bill Melanson
Wichita KS
I have the fondest memories of Revere Beach, I remember the clock and the bath house
and the street cars that carried us down from Chelsea in the summertime, the
amusements, The Hippadrome that I rode on when I was a little kid, JOE & Nemos
famous hamburgers that cost twenty five cents for two, Great times.
1/20/2003 16:55
lynn gagliardi
williamson
boxford
1/17/2003 21:00
Reuben Bennett
RHS "1975" Forever! Denise L, Patty D, Tina F, Stacey M, Judy M, Jeannie S. Remember
the good ole days down "Broadway"...just a short walk to Revere Beach. I will never
forget all the great times we shared...Remember Hogie's? Bianchi's? Oh my God, the
Wild Mouse and the Cyclone. Those were the good old days. I wish they could come
back. Sleeping out on Pines Beach? My cousin David Gag still yells at me up to today!!
Jacob Ladder, could we even find somewhere to parK! How hungry were we after
dancing all night. Let's see...first stop Kelly's, then Bianchi's, and don't forget Danny's
clam cakes when we were really desperate!! ahhahha Remember Bill Ash's, "Sass" was
the group back then. And don't forget "Aerosmith" down Revere Beach...Does anybody
remember the name of the club next door to Bianchi's? My kids still don't believe me.
grew up in Chelsea,but visited Revere Beach on the five cent trolley ride from
Bellingham Square in Chelsea
1/15/2003 0:16
Chris Holding
I now live in Montana. I left Revere in 1964 class of 58. I lived at 527 Revere Beach Blvd.
during the greatest time in America the 50's. Oak Island , Dizzy bridge, Mickey Mouse
cafe, and sand lot ball. Hello Margi Mogel the Nautical the pavilion at Oak Island and of
course Bianchis pizza, Wonderland dog track "there goes swifty". How about Carl
Willard Mabe school, Paul Revere, and Revere High School, Kellys dump got a lot of good
old comic books there. Wish I had them now. Army gear Gov. threw a lot away there
goes you tax dollars. does anyone know where Bozo is? Their was a real character. The
move theater at the end of the beach wow Buffalo Bob, Howdy Doody, almost won the
50's bike there one Saturday. Does anyone remember George? He sat in the back of
the theater and called out "George". Played stick in the mud with the Oak Island gang,
First signed in a little over a year ago. Went back to Revere in September for the 55th
reunion of the Class of '47 and enjoyed seeing many of the old classmates. A little
personal history..worked as an usher at the Boulevard Theater in 1946, took dancing
lessons from Arthur Murray in Boston so we could utilize the Oceanview Ballroom, lived
in Oak Island on Arcadia Street and belonged to Troop 17 of the Boy Scouts at Bay Road
Chapel. Paul Revere School Class of '44. Enjoying retirement in Hawaii, golf twice a week
at Hickam AFB. Will answer any e-mails. Aloha!
1/14/2003 18:29
Clarence Biggar
Mililani, Hawaii
1/14/2003 11:15
Sidney Levine
Lynnfield MA &
Boca Raton FL
I was born April 2, 1930. Have gone & been taken by my mother to " the beach" so many
times. My son Arthur writes a column on the internet called "What's The Attraction"
Look it up; it's very informative.It's also LOADED with tons of amusement park
information. Let me know what you think. I can be reached on my cell phone ANYTIME 7
days a week at: 781-929-8888. My name is Sidney. You can see a picture of him on the
opening page
1/14/2003 0:46
Rita vincent
mcdonald
Lancaster'cal.
HI Mildred (Stenborg) Hanson.
Yes i lived at bayroad and revere street but when i
hit your e mail on the guest list ---it says not known sorry . Rita
1/13/2003 15:31
John Elsden
Manchester NH
I grew up in Revere during the 50's and 60's, went to Revere Hig '68-'69, moved to and
graduated in Peabody 1971. Anyone out there from that era? Still have family in Revere,
visit often....thanks! John
1/8/2003 20:23
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
Happy New Year to all my friends! I'd love to hear from RHS '66 and anyone else who
remembers me. Best wishes, Arnie
1/7/2003 7:39
Arlene Landers
I am in Pa
What a lovely site. I have always been fond of Amusement Parks and Have done a
composite painting of the Rough Riders Carousel. It can be viewed at
www.carousels.com/landers.htm Click on pg.2 enjoy!
1/6/2003 13:46
T Catanesye
Beachmont
Anyone interested in Photos of Revere Beach contact me! New & Old Storm and Calm!
1/6/2003 13:03
Geo. King
Lynnfield Ma.
Just surfing the net. For everyone from Revere have a great New Year. If there is anyone
out there from Beachmont from Jones Rd. area around the late forties drop me a line.
1/5/2003 16:28
Pam
Well, it is time for all the Punks Corner gang to get together at the bandstand for a
reunion. Remember, those days, the band played, the midgets danced and we all flirted
...our biggest decision was whether to have ANNA's pizza or Bill Ashes. If you would like
to be invited work on the committtee drop me a note and I will get yuo all the
information...the reunion is slated for the summer of 2003. This reunion is being geared
to people who hung out at Punks from 1962-1969 or so. This will be my last email
message -- haven't gotten a lot of reponses which surprises me so if you have been shy
about writing stop and write so we can make this reunion a reality. Pam
1/5/2003 7:42
The Kinnally Family
Happy New Year to all Reveries from the Kinnally family of Calumet St.
1/4/2003 20:57
Noreen Angenica
Tampa, FL
I just wanted to wish my friends at the newspaper A very happy New Year. Former
Employee of Revere Journal. Miss You Guys!
1/2/2003 15:21
Mike Kagan
Springfield, MA
Just stopped by to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy 2003. RHS 57
1/2/2003 0:18
Nancy Brenner
1/1/2003 22:51
al notargiacomo
san diego ca
grad of revere high 1969 lived in beachmont till then single now and looking for old
friends
1/1/2003 22:48
al notargiacomo
san diego ca
grad of revere high 1969 lived in beachmont till then
12/31/2002 10:59
manny rosenberg
12/30/2002 22:12
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Great site. Happy New Year!
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great site!!
Santee,
Want to wish all from my home town, Revere and Beachmont a very Happy New Year
Calif/Revere/Beach from Santee, California. That 2003 brings peace to the world. Happy New Year
mont
12/29/2002 3:33
david jacobs
coronado california
watching the new england storm and snow reports,as I picked fresh ripe tomatoes from
my garden,brought back memories of the trouble getting up to my home on arlington
ave.back in the 40's&50's tire chains etc-etc. thanks to all that answerd my request for
missing army frends.any one know of my lost cousin BE-Be Goldberg ?I know she
married and movdd to Nahant but I don't know her last name.hope some one can help.
12/28/2002 10:42
Barbara Talieri
Hernando Florida
Happy New Year to all from Barbara, class 0f RHS56
12/27/2002 18:24
Gloria Nicholson
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
Happy New Year to everyone in Revere and to the RHS class of "56". You may move
away but Revere Beach never leaves your heart. I was there for a visit again with family
last June and enjoyed my morning walks at the beach. Thank you for this site.
12/26/2002 20:07
BILLY FELDBERG
12/26/2002 19:17
Larry Upton
12/24/2002 16:20
guspuorro
HAVE WRITTEN ONCE BEFORE,FEW REPLY"S WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE
KIDS FROM CLASS OF 64 OR ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME. BEST TIME OF MY LIFE, WAS
THE BEACH, THE AVE, AND BROARDWAY. CAREFREE,NOT A PROBLEM IN THE WORLD
THEN ,EXECPT TO USE A CAR, AND WHO CAN BUY FOR US AT THE PACKAGE STORE.
Fort
Lauderdale,Florida
Happy new Year to all my 1950 RHS Classmates.. people who loved visiting the beach
and to the residents of Revere.......its a great city. Also a special thanks to my nephew
Bobby who created this website.......
I would love to catch up with my old friend Karen Mac Carthy of Lynn. Hi Karen From
Gus!
12/24/2002 16:14
Augustino Puorro
My Godness how the time has passed. I remember looking foward to Easter when the
beach opened for the year. The Reel the Cyclone, the Whip. the tilt r whirl Etc. My visit
to Revere beach will live in my heart forever.
12/22/2002 17:57
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Hi all, Want to wish everybody in Revere and Beachmont a very Merry Christmas and a
Calif/Revere/Beach very Happy New Year from Santee, California. Hope you all have a wonderful 2003.
mont
12/18/2002 14:36
Burt Shepard
Hollywood Florida
12/17/2002 10:16
Edmund & Barbara Hernando,Fl.
(Talieri)Perry
Happy Holiday's to all our friends and family from Revere, Chelsea & Saugus
12/16/2002 23:51
bobbiann
houston texas
I would also like to find Brenda Walkenstein. She graduated from RHS in 1958. I have
some very positive things to say to her.
12/16/2002 23:37
bobbiann
Houston, Texas
It is the holiday season and I am very nostalgic for a time that was. I notice that most of
the entries speak about the great food at the beach and how we miss it. I am trying to
find information regarding two men who owned the gas station that was next to the
post office and across from Palladino's Drug store. They were friends of mine. Their
names were Charlie Janone and Charlie Jr. I believe they lived in Chelsea. The gas
station has been torn down, and there is a bank there now. Anybody have any info on
these two guys?
Happy Holidays to all former Revereites......I have a new e-mail for anybody that wants
to reach me....
12/15/2002 17:43
Laura Roberto
Lynnfield, MA..
Hey Class of 1983! Our reunion is less then 1 year away. Email me with your addresses
ASAP. If you know where any of our classmates are located, please forward their
addresses to me... Cheers! Laura Roberto [email protected]
12/13/2002 20:01
vanessa
revere,ma
does anybody know the Servetelli, Adamson, or the Sargent family? If you do please
contact me
12/11/2002 16:44
Don Banks
Hemet CA
Thanks to the guestbook I have found a few old classmates from 1956, Howard
Ladd,Buddy Marcus,Sandy Cohen and P aul Forrey who I have yet to hear from. Does
anyone know were David Walkenstien, Jackie Doheny might be.
12/10/2002 0:42
Sandy
Bakersfield, CA
Hi Friends, just got new computer after long time without one..I had to sign up with a
new e-mail, if anyone is still interested in contacting the Cohen family from Shirley AV (
Eleanor, Sandy and (Lill, passed away)please do. We are still looking for old friends.
Sincerely, Sandy
12/9/2002 15:36
Al Bent
Carson City NV
Am from Chelsea and sent comment to this site and after only a week heard from a nice
lady who knew my family. Not only knew them but lived on the first story of our 3 story
house we rented in the 30-40's and 50's! This is a great web site and brings back
sooooooo many wonderful memories fo Revere Beach and surrounding area. My Dad
worked at the landfill at Bell Circle for many yrs. Remember Bell Olds? If anyone knows
Bob Reid who used to deliver heating oil in the fifties i would enjoy hearing from him. I
worked for him in about 1954 or 55. Again that you for this wonderful site!
12/13/2002 21:52
12/8/2002 20:10
Gene Sandler
In Miami Beach for RHS Class of 1950. Would like to hear from those I know who are around Miami Beach
the winter
until 3/1/03. Phone me at:305/673-4653 Gene
12/7/2002 19:18
Denise Roberts
Durham, Maine
Grew up at the top of Walnut Ave and spent many a day on the beach. Went to Liberty,
Wolcott, Garfield and RHS. Moved away in 71 missing graduation in 72 with all my
friends. Have many happy memories of these people and if any of you remember me
please email me to say hello and possible re-kindle old frienships!! I have been back to
visit the beach and it always makes me happy!
12/6/2002 1:08
john santo
vanderbilt, pa.
class of 1960
12/5/2002 19:26
Fred F. Ciampi
12/5/2002 17:22
vanessa
revere,mass
thanks for all the info. If anybody has any infomation about revere please e-mail it to
me at [email protected] thank you
12/5/2002 5:55
RITA VINCENT
MCDONALD
LANCASTER
CALIFORNIA
MARILYN BUCKLEY -------I WROTE YOU A LONG LETTER AND I JUST DIDN'T GO>PLEASE
SEND ME YOUR E_MAIL ---I MUST HAVE HAD IT WRONG>YES I HAD A BALL EATING ALL
THOSE CLAIMS WITH THE BELLYS AND WATCHING THE TIDE GO IN AND OUT.AND
VIVITING ALL THE PEOPLE I LOVE THERE. talk to you later RITA
Very nice ,left Revere for Florida,still miss the Beach Fred
12/4/2002 22:46
mildred (stenborg)
HANSEN
iGRADUTED IN L942. LIVED AT BAY ROAD AND REVERE ST. AREA. MARRIED HARRY
HANSEN. HAD TWIN SISTERS__LOIS ANDLORRAINE. A BROTHER--iVER.
12/4/2002 14:54
Donald Banks
12/4/2002 14:41
Julian V
12/4/2002 14:28
Jeffrey Jerezano
12/3/2002 23:02
Hank Foresta
California
12/3/2002 21:30
Bill Pickett
Crystal River FL
Hemet,CA
signed in yesterday and already found a friend who told me my email address was
wrong.new email [email protected] also would Sandy Cohen contact me.
781 i luv my science teacher. she is so cool. she teaches me everything about science. she
told me about the revere beach partnership program and i am interested to help.
I am very pleased of the Revere Beach Partnership Program. I hope one day this beach
will be as clean an as enjoyable as it seems.
My good friend Bernie Shavelson mentioned this page, never knew it existed. But I'm
not about to view 340 pages. Bernie and I are Class of '51 along with -- well, you know
who you are. Probably the best class ever. Our 50th reunion at Marriott/Peabody was
great. A wonderful class, wonderful friends. I worked summers at the beach as well as a
couple of summers at Suffolk Downs. Best wishes to my classmates who still reside in
Revere, and all the others around the country.
12/3/2002 19:16
Diane DeLia
Hello, I lived in Boston's west End and remember every year going to Revere Beach on
the first opening day. (usually Easter Sunday). Thanks for the memories
12/3/2002 17:42
Willa (Cohen) Fields Fort Worth, Texas
Recently attended RHS Class of '67 reunion. Great time! Many people told me about
this site and I have visited once. The message I left has generated contacts from many
wonderful friends I have not seen in years. I would love to hear from anyone who
remembers me.
12/3/2002 13:52
donald banks
It was great to see the beach again, I grow up played on the beach every day. I joined
the army,and retired after 23 yrs Moved to Colo Spgs, Colorado where I worked for the
post office for 15 yrs. I now live in Hemet CA near the grandchildren.But I never lost my
love for the beach
12/1/2002 11:25
BILL LIPKIND
11/30/2002 7:51
Ed Fitzgerald
11/28/2002 10:23
Edmund H. Perry
COCOA BEACH,
FLORIDA 32931
I have just received, from my brother Larry, who lives in SanFrancisco, 2 books about
Revere by Roland Merullo, and a pictorial book by Leah Schmidt of Revere Beach. Love
them!!
I lived on Calumet Street during the Fifties I spent many days on the Beach
Hernando, Fl
Happy Thanksgiving to all in our great country.
11/27/2002 19:45
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Hi all, Just want to wish all of my friends a wonderful Thanksgiving day, from Santee,
Calif/Revere/Beach California And all the coming Holidays. Just got an e-mail this morning from Rita
mont
McDonald, she was on a visit to Revere, and had a wonderful trip. Again all, Have a
great Holiday.
11/22/2002 21:47
Donald Smith
Martinsburg
My wife of 48 years, Joanne (Koontz) Smith lived at 86 Kimball Ave. Her dad ran the Kohr
Bros. Frozen Custard stores on the beach. One was right under the Clycone. I remember
when I would visit Revere in the early 50's I never left town without going to a little
Jewish bakery on Broadway and buying a dozen of those delicious Frosted Half Moon
Drop Cookies. Some people simply called them Half n' Halfs. We are in West Va. now
and I would be eternally greatful if some kind soul up there would email me the recipe.
Thanks in advance.... Dr. Don Smith Martinsburg, West Va.
11/22/2002 12:58
Stephen Cutler
Clarksville,
Tennessee
Well I posted a note awhile back and just got back to check out to see if there was
anything new and lo and behold discovered that the previous e-mail address was wrong.
This is the correct one if anyone had tried to contact me......Sorry about that...Guess it
comes with old age..LOL. Everyone have a GREAT THANKSGIVING...
11/20/2002 18:23
Vanessa
revere,Mass
last year when I was in the 6th grade my teacher Mr.Mattera and Mr collinnion had us
do a project on revere from the past to now. I have learned some thing s a bout revere
that i did noe know about before. I just wanted to thank the people who made this
website for coming to my school (garfield magnet school) and showing us a slideshow of
pictures from the past.
11/19/2002 16:38
Bob & Marion
Lipkind
Boynton Beach, Fl.
11/17/2002 23:45
SONNY AND LIBBY
KAMINSKY
DELRAY BEACH, FL. LOVE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRIENDS. WE STILL GO BACK TO THE POINT OF PINES EVERY
SUMMER AS WE HAVE OUR HOME THERE.WE ARE HAVING OUR 62ND CLASS REUNION
AT HILLTOP RESTAURANT ON SEPT 7,2003. LET'S HEAR FROM CLASSMATES,RHS CLASS
OF 1941.
11/17/2002 18:54
JoAnne (Knight)
Masters
11/17/2002 10:59
Tony Brogna
11/17/2002 9:47
Dianne McLaughlin
11/16/2002 22:49
al bent
11/15/2002 14:17
john mondello
11/15/2002 8:59
Sue & John Walsh
So. Portland, Maine Althea Foulds, Knight, Carpenter celebrate's her 90th birthday December 14, 2002.
Please send your wishes to JoAnne Knight, Masters.
Nice Site "Love the History"
Born and raised
Born and raised in chelsea. Spent many summer days at Revere beach. Rode cyclone
many times and ate many Joe and Nemo hot dogs 25 cents each and Rudolph's pepper
stakes! Our friends always met at the clock and spent Sat. sunning and playing cards on
the beach. The fifties where the best!
I am a 1973 grad of RHS-if any of my former classmates have any info about a class
reunion for 2003 please email---thank u---PS GOD I cant believe it will be 30 years
next year
Malden
11/14/2002 3:25
David Jacobs
Coronado,ca.
Does anyone know any info on a long lost frend(57 years)a Morton Cohen(may be
speled difrantly).he lived on thornton st.1945-6 Also fred coss that lived on dana st.they
both took infantry basic traning with me at camp blanding fl. hope some one can help.
11/13/2002 11:18
Burt Shepard
Hollywood Fla
I changed my e-mail address wanted to enter my new one
11/6/2002 10:23
Mario Lucca
Peabody, Ma.
We graduated RHS together, I just found out I'm working with your daughter. Small
world. I miss those days at Revere Beach.
11/5/2002 15:34
Stephen M Cutler
Clarksville,
Tennessee
11/2/2002 13:37
Paul C. Moran
Revere Beach
I've been here before but it's been awhile. I'm a "59" graduate of RHS and have been
away from Revere for a good number of years, with the exception of visiting family now
and then. Have contacted several old friends and acquaintences through this site and
hope to contact more from the "Class of 59". I sure am amazed at what "Revere Beach"
looks like now, as opposed to what it was when I was growing up. "AMAZING"! Well if
anyone would like to chat, drop a note to me and I'll respond. Also, if anyone should
read this and happen to know the whereabouts of "Mark Sachs", please let me know. He
was a good friend and I can't seem to find him. Mark and I, along with Henry Podolsky,
Reevie Burns grew up on Campbell Ave. Would really like to get ahold of him if possible.
Anyway, to the moderator of this page, my compliments, you have done an excellant job
Thanks for the site Bob i just got in touch with someone i hitch hiked across the country
with 25 yrs. ago thru your site. Priceless.
11/2/2002 0:45
Paula
Atlanta, GA
Hello Folks, By any chance, is there anyone out there who might remember my
grandparents Dave and Lottie Horne? They lived on Centennial Ave. for a while, then
moved to Dehon St. I spent 2 wks. every summer with them-what fond memories...
10/30/2002 11:21
Charlene Sardo
10/28/2002 9:21
chattanooga,tenn.
trying to spruce up my home bar with memories of boston area of fifties and sixtiesfound this site-it's great...also found stuff from pleasure island,hampton beach and
paragon park...i grew up and lived in wakefield from 1950 to 1985,did all my hanging out
at lynn/nahant beach and down in revere,and also salisbury and hampton...long the
home of the fried clam pizza!
10/27/2002 19:32
John Mondello
I was a graduate of RHS 1973-Looking for other classmates that knew me-Also looking
for friends I hung out with in the mid 70s down the beach at Funspot Arcade-drop me an
email thank you
10/27/2002 1:17
Gulf Girl
Gulf Shores
What a great family beach vacation we had....thanks
Alabama & Orange
Beach AL
10/24/2002 17:21
ANDRES MORALES
ATLANTA,GEORGIA I AM A 1984 RHS GRAD.IT WAS SO NICE TO FIND THIS WEB PAGE.THIS BRINGS BACK
VERY GOOD MEMORIES FOR ME.IF ANYBODY FROM THE 1984 CLASS STILL OUT THERE
PLEASE REACH ME AT THIS WEB ADDRESS SO THAT WE MAY CHAT SOME MORE.WHEN
YOU ARE YOUNG AND WANT TO LEAVE HOME,THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A TIME THAT
YOU WILL LOOK BACK TO YOUR OLD STOMPIMG GROUNDS. I MISS REVERE AND THE
GOOD FRIENDS I HAVE THERE.
10/24/2002 9:42
Ken Perry
Dover, NH
Bob thanks for referring me to your site. It is great and brought back many memories
through more years then I care to remember. Yes, I remember "the beach" in the 30's.
Especially the "Cyclone". All the Best.
10/20/2002 23:30
Helena Cataldo
Wilson
San Diego
I heard Revere Beach was just a Freeway. Thanks for the look back!
10/18/2002 21:46
Jim MacDonald
Saugus,MA
10/18/2002 14:57
Bev Hicks Everbeck Searsport, Maine
My brother Dan and I worked for Clem & Marge Hurley at the Dodgem (Bumping
Cars)the Last 2 years they were in business.They paid me less than minimum wageunder the table ($2.15 per hour)because I was too young to work.I let my best friend
Frank Norris ride all day every day free. One day Marge said "Do you know that boy?
He's Always here and I never once sold him a ticket!"I looked at the floor and Frankie
was the only person on the ride waiting for people to come. ha ha ha! Frankie and the
rest of my friends rode free until it was destroyed by the Blizzard of '78.Revere Beach
Blvd.is very different now, even the beach itself has changed.I haven't found a sand
dollar in about 15 years, maybe longer.I'll never forget the years I spent growing up in
Revere and hanging down the beach but the place is different now.Revere actually has a
Formerly of Winthrop, Ma., graduating in 1944. Still live by the sea. Used to walk to
Revere Beach to all the amusements. Love the shore.
10/18/2002 14:08
Mike Moschella
Azle, Texas
I got thru 50 pages of this guestbook, made a couple of contacts and got a phone
response back already. Revere Beach will always have a place in my best memories. I
even spring ($36)for quarts of Kelly's Fried Clams upon return trips to Revere.
10/13/2002 17:56
Sandy
bakersfield, CA
So sorry about this, just posted an email change yesterday and that is corrupt and I
cannot get into it. I have had to get another email. Please refer to page 1 in the
guestbook, it will explain everything. It is signed Sandy Joseph (formerly Cohen) and
eleanor Oliver (formerly Cohen) Thanks and sorry 'bout that. So, the working address
is: [email protected] Sandy
10/13/2002 4:31
RITA VINCENT
MCDONALD
CALIFORNIA
SORRY I MESSED UP .well here goes--well here i go again back to revere beach--back to
the people i love and the beach i love--I grew up there next to the garfield school--agrad
of 1936. When we were small the train would start up at the beachmont station and
when it would get to the over pass they would blow the horn and we would run down
the stairsinto a big field of hay that almost covered us and the train men would throw us
boxes of candy etc.and at christmas toys----there were five of us -----iam a grad of 1936-lived near garfield school.--worked on the custurd stand on the beach for mary a'herns ---but her name was celia --one of the hurley girls. i really can't wait to get back for a
visit--it is bad to love some thing so much. iam going next monday--wish me luck
RITA
10/12/2002 16:41
Arlyne (Brenner)
Freedman
Florida
I've signed the book before, but want to add this. I would really like to hear from 40's
grads or anyone else regardless of their graduating year! Revere will always be home
to me...even tho I have lived in many other places. It was a wonderful place to grow
up.
10/11/2002 9:38
Jim Pitler
10/10/2002 17:57
Willa M. (Cohen)
Fields
Fort Worth, Texas
I am a 1967 graduate of Revere High School and just found out about the website. Great
fun and wonderful memories!
10/9/2002 9:43
Mallory
Westford,MA
I really enjoy your website. I love all of the pictures. There is a lot of information. I also
love how its not hard to get lost. The links are very helpful.
10/9/2002 9:42
Sarah Gerardi
Westford, MA
I think you have a great site. The pictures are really cool . I'll tell my mom about this web
site and hopefully she will want to go there next summer.
10/9/2002 9:40
Jaime Batista
Westford, MA
This site is filled with cool facts and makes me want to visit the beach. P.S. your
daughter told me to look at this site
Having grown up at Punks Corner (bandstand) and refering to the values of the mid 60s
there it is great to see this web page. You can leave the beach, but the beach never
leaves you.
10/9/2002 9:36
Stephanie
Westford,
Massachusetts
I really like your website. There is a lot of information and I love all of the old pictures.
10/9/2002 9:36
Elizabeth
Westford, MA
I love all of the old pictures. It is a great site. My aunt lives on Revere Beach and it was
interesting to see the way the beach looke then cmpare to now. I am Mrs. Mustoe's
student at WA. She referred the class to the site. Thanks for the great information and
photographs.
10/9/2002 9:35
Molly
10/9/2002 9:35
Kelley
MA
Nice pictures. I hope to visit Revere Beach some time in the near future. I think I would
immensely enjoy it. Thank you for your time!
10/9/2002 9:35
Jaime Batista
Westford, MA
This site is filled with cool facts and makes me want to visit the beach. P.S. your
daughter told me to look at this site
10/9/2002 9:35
Elizabeth
School
I liked this website a lot. It was very colorful and I liked all of the pictures.
Great site! I've never been to Revere Beach, but I think I would like to go sometime
soon. Vintage postcards are interesting. Very colorful page.
10/9/2002 9:34
Steph
Westford, MA
I enjoyed your site. It gave all the information I needed to know about The Revere
Beach. It was great! Thank you!
10/9/2002 9:34
Rachel
Westford
Hi, I like your website, it is very interesting. I like all the old pictures of the amusement
park.
10/9/2002 9:34
William
Massachusetts
This is a good site. It has good things on it. It is the most interesting thing I have ever
seen. You should win an Emmy award. Emmy awards are for movies, so nevermind.
10/9/2002 9:33
Lauren
It really does look like the Cooney Island of the east. Man I wish I was there instead of
school...Yeah me and francesca are sophmores in a freshman comp. class!
10/9/2002 9:33
10/9/2002 9:33
i think this is a really good website and theres a lot of information. It makes the revere
beach look and sound really interesting.
Lauren
Westford, MA
I enjoyed your site very much! It was very well delivered and the pictures are great! I
love the poem in history! Thank you very much for the oppertunity to learn about
Revere Beach.
10/9/2002 9:33
Chris Hand
westford ma
When i was told to come to this site by my teacher i didn't really want too but mrs.
mustoe was right its a great site!!!
10/9/2002 9:32
mike roche
westford
I thought ur web site was good and i enjoyed the pictures of the rides and rollercoasters.
i am one of mrs Mustoes students
10/9/2002 9:32
Greg Burns
westford MA
i think this is interesting site
10/9/2002 9:31
billy crocker
10/9/2002 9:31
Chris Hand
10/9/2002 9:30
i liked this site beacouase it look really fun. i like theme parks like this and the wild life
westford ma
When i was told to come to this site by my teacher i didn't really want too but mrs.
mustoe was right its a great site!!!
I'm in Mrs.Mustoe's class. I thought your site had good info. Thanks
10/9/2002 9:29
Jeff Hultgren
Very detailed site, but graphics took a little while to load
10/9/2002 8:12
Justin Dichio
I thought this was a good website, and was put together well.
10/9/2002 8:05
Patricia
Your page is very organized and the beach sounds like a good time for the family. I
enjoyed looking through your web site! Thank-you
10/9/2002 8:03
chris grover
this is a nice site i really liek it its colorfull and very cool!!!!!!!!
10/9/2002 8:02
Justin Dichio
I thought this was a good website, and was put together well.
10/9/2002 8:02
Scott Shackleton
I enjoyed this website thoroughly. I have visted this beach many many times and i
enjoyed seeing a website stating all of the features about the beach. It brought me back
to the good ol' days
10/9/2002 8:01
Chris Adams
I liked the website and the pictures in it because there was old people with like old
amish clothes on in the bech pictures.
10/9/2002 7:59
Elisabeth
This is very well-organized and interesting site. Nice Job!
10/9/2002 7:59
School
I liked how organized and thorough this site is. Very nice!
10/9/2002 7:57
DREXX
In-and-Out
Ho! I'm back! I did alittle more adjusting and now I know where I am. All I have to say is
... If this is the first public beach, why wasn't I informed?? I'm coming "Oh, Revere
Beach," yes I am coming ... You just wait and see!
10/9/2002 7:54
Renee
School
Lots of good links to local hotels and newsletters. Very useful is anyone wanted to go to
revere beach. P.S, Mrs. Mustoe is my teacher!!!
10/9/2002 7:54
samuel stevens
dear sir i have just seen your web page and am impressed. i am from california beaches
and been to a few other but this place looks great and a beautiful i hope one day to visit.
10/9/2002 7:54
Charlotte
School
Mrs. Mustoe is my computer teacher and she told me i had to right something nice. But i
really do like the poem about Revere Beach by Kevin M. Carey!!
10/9/2002 7:53
courtney mulroy
I thought the wbsite was very colorful and fun. I liked how you put in alot of hstory and
many photos. It was lovely.
10/9/2002 7:52
K. O'Neill
I like the photographs and I learned a lot from the history section.
10/9/2002 7:52
Nicole
School
I thought that the website was well put together, interesting and informative. I lived the
colorful backdrops.
10/9/2002 7:52
katie
school
very colorful and interesting!!!
10/9/2002 7:51
Ryan
school
well organized, and very informative
10/9/2002 7:51
DREXX
All-Round
Hey! I know the creator of this site!! I am so smart lately! You'll never guess ... Whoa!
A blue car! I think this is a nice site ... I think ... I'm kinda cinfussed aboutt his whole
thing ... where am I again?
10/9/2002 7:51
jv
10/8/2002 19:36
Albert Penta
Seattle, WA
would like to hear from old friends and classmates (RHS l958)
10/7/2002 19:17
barb
san antonio, tx
just sitting here remembering how it was to feel the wind from the ocean and the great
salt air! How i miss back home - my true home anyway where i was born and raised the
next beautiful town over in winthrop. It's all changed now since i left 12 yrs ago. would
love to get back but not sure if i can afford it. thanx for the time so long revere
have
some clams & fish & every other new england favorite for me!!
9/29/2002 18:50
Pam
Contact me and I
will tell YOU
Well, it is time for all the Punks Corner gang to get together at the bandstand for a
reunion. Remember, those days, the band played, the midgets danced and we all flirted
...our biggest decision was whether to have ANNA's pizza or Bill Ashes. If you would like
to be invited work on the committtee drop me a note and I will get yuo all the
information...the reunion is slated for the summer of 2003. This reunion is being geared
to people who hung out at Punks from 1962-1969 or so. Pam
9/29/2002 12:47
Brenda
Revere
Although the beach was the highlight of Revere, other area's were equally interesting.
Does anyone remember: the Raponi's who owned The Victory Mkt. one Broadway. A
family owned business with Tony the father, Rose his wife & Joe, Vinny, Chris, Dolly,
Theresa, & Sonny working the store. How about Hall's corner, the kids who attended
Lincoln School who took the Blue Line Bus , the driver named Cookie. Remeeeeember
wwwhen we had 2 Super mkts, in downtown broadway, First National, and Stop &
Shop. And who could forget Rse who worked in the 5 & 10, we went ther to get our
sewing things for classes. If you needed cards, St Pierre's was the place to do that. And
if someone was hospitalized, Paone's was where you went to buy some great fruit and
magazines for them. After school you headed for the Double E where Eddie DiStasio
i didnt know this was the first public beach..... kool website
9/29/2002 12:17
Brenda
9/28/2002 19:39
Mort Wilcon
9/27/2002 14:41
gerry barone havey
9/27/2002 13:49
Billy Feldberg
West Peabody
This is my first "computer" experience. Hello to all my friends from the Double-EE to
Broadway to the Shirley Drugstore - from Chelsea Punks, Revere Punks, clear through to
the Pines. Graduated in the class of 64 and miss the wonderful growing up experiences I
had. Would love to hear from some old friends and classmates. Revere was and will
always be a special place for me.
9/22/2002 9:40
Ronnie Flanzbaum
Miles
Delray Beach,
Florida
I am from the Class of 1951, have lost track of many of my old Revere Friends. Would
love to hear from some of you.
9/22/2002 7:50
Dom Gieras
Upstate NY
Lived in Lynn & visited the Beach many times in the 50's..steamed hot dogs @ Joe &
Nemo's (mmmm!)..and those crazy dried Lychee nuts! My aunt & uncle lived off
Shirley Ave. & ran a merry-go-round & ice cream place down the Winthrop end of the
Beach. I believe it was right next door to the place that sold those crinkle fries!! There
name was Tucci..anyone recall that place or those folks??
Coral Springs, Fl
Would like to hear from friends of Class 1940
Hi Do you remember Freddie Cannon,Hals,Double E class of 1959 (the Best) We had the
best of times. Hi Brenda C. What ever happened to Brenda Kelfer and her Pink Pontiac.
I"m Still mad I wasn't picked for Queen of the Prom. How do you like that Pat. (I think is
was rigged. (just kidding)
9/19/2002 23:43
THERESA R
LYNN MASS
im still looking for anyone who knew florence or Lefty Grieco who lived in revere and
east boston. in the 50s & 60S if you know them or of them please letme know
9/18/2002 21:12
Eddie Kritzer
Beverly Hills, CA
I passed through Revere for a wedding in Swampscott in July, 2002
9/16/2002 11:40
Barbara Goldstein
Adams
Delray Beach,FL
This is a wonderful opportunity for me to return to some wonderful memories of the
past at Revere Beach
9/14/2002 12:15
Brenda
revere
Hi to all 59'ers. Please. please let us have a 45'th class reunion. No frills, just people.
thanks officers.
9/13/2002 20:28
Irma Wheeler
Brookline, MA
9/12/2002 18:01
vanessa adamson
I've learned so much about revere from when I did a project in reading/langauge
9/12/2002 14:12
jason l.sandler
I was a resident of Revere from 1922,until 1947,agrad of the old revere h.s. Now a
resident of Daytona Bch. Fl.,the past 15 yrs.,but still think of the old city and the good
times at punks corner and the old Mike the barber
9/10/2002 21:06
Arlyne J. Freedman Delray Beach Fl
(Brenner)
Lived in Revere until married. Grad.RHS 1940. Sang duets with Ruthie Williams. Hung
out in front of Gabe Iash's stand on the beach with a whole gang of gals and guys.
What a life! Luv'd it there.
9/8/2002 13:22
Frank Brenner
Naples, Florida
I'm an old timer, having graduated from RHS in 1944 and the U.S. Navy in 1946. Born
and raised in Revere and spent much time on the beach and at Nat's.
9/6/2002 7:09
val coppola
Orlando Fl.
class of 1942 Let me hear from you
9/5/2002 0:18
Sandy
bakersfield, CA
Hi, I would like to know if I could access some archives from the Revere Journal and/or
other Revere newspapers in the 1940's? I am looking for all murders in Revere,
unsolved or solved, between the years of 1940 and 1946. I have tried online but can't
get much at all. Wonder if you can help? Thanks, Sandy
9/2/2002 14:38
Bob Glina [class of
1953]
Austin, Texas
Around 1945-48, when I was 10 or so years old, I saw a boy near the drinking fountains
at the base of Shirley Ave. get hit in the head with a rock. There was quite a bit of
bleeding and I know he was helped by an adult. I have been wondering who this person
(who was hurt) is. If it was you, or you know who it was, please reply.
8/31/2002 15:18
Herbert (Red)
Goldstein
Graduated 1944...was at the beach almost every day but would not go into the water
unless my friends threw me in.Friends included Herb Bresnick, Frank Brenner, Gene
Renkin...also remember Anna Fulchino Mr. Samuels who taught at RHS. Anything hit
home? Looking for old friends who graduated with me in 1944.
8/30/2002 17:14
Jim McGuirk
Spokane,WA
Class of '66, grew up in the projects on Constitution Ave. I remember all the beach
places, but also the Clam Box up on Squire Rd. Sure wish we had Kelly's here, even
thinking about opening a place, all we have is Arbys mystery meat. Would love to hear
from folks from RHS 66 or the projects
8/29/2002 9:11
Robin
Lakeland, Florida
Anyone remember Rudolph's. I can remember going to the beach with my family (many
years ago) and my mother would get the steak & cheese there. I remember it came on a
hamburger bun in a little wax bag served with a fork and it was good. Then we would go
in the building where the merry-go-round was and ride the little boats that went round
in about 2 feet of water.
8/29/2002 0:34
BOB Carbone
So CAL
To Peter McCauley thanks for puting Leo Murray and myself back in contact its been 40
yrs or so since we were in contact he called tonight and what a wonderful time we had
going back to Revere in the good years talking about the sisters at IC ice skating behind
the libary etc we really had a good time old friends are really the best friends thanks
again Pete I am sure Leo and I will have many more phone calls we have alot of time to
make up BOB
8/28/2002 20:56
Jeanne DeAmelio
Thank you for letting me relive my youth. Although the pics are alot older then I am, it
sure was a pleasure to revist my home. Revere will always be a part of me.
8/26/2002 20:44
Brenda
Met my husband at R.B. Rode a motorcycle then. Said it wouldn't last. Anyone
remember Ma Burke's , Gino's Pizza,Roger's, Penny Arcade, Facination, Frolic? Didn't
see any of the above mentioned, except for Roger's. Love the OLD Revere Beach, the
new one you can have. When I want to think I'm at Revere Beach I go to Hampton
Beach in N.H.
8/25/2002 22:16
BOB CARBONE
8/25/2002 21:48
I dont know
8/25/2002 11:39
R. Marcus
8/24/2002 16:10
Jack Ingham
8/24/2002 15:24
Dan Goldstein
8/23/2002 0:41
Lee Jam
So Cal but heart is Been here many times at least 3 times a week how about some news as to how the
in kelley's meadows festivail turned out if any of the old gang from Revere st area Sagamore ave Paul revere
school from the 30 40 50s drop a line already have recieved letters from lots of the old
gang would like to hear from any of the Marley's. Flynn's. Corbelle's. lears\'s robertson's
fitzmeyers.cantlon's duffy's and o'Donnell's just to name a few if any of you remember
drop a line you will get an answer there are many ols revereites out here in the west but
the beaches out here can't hold a drop of water compared to the best of the best at
lest no one back there try's to stop the public from using the sand and water in front of
their homes they never heard of "reparian rights" its a good thing his Honor Raymond E
Carey SR is not in action out here in So Cal he would have Malibu Beach opened in no
Revere
Hi I liked your stand with pictures from 1930-
Great Website
Langhorne, PA
Hi, RHS1960. Looking at some old pics and came across one of me and my buddies
dressed up for the May Ball, cica 1954. Does anybody remember them? They used to
be held in the dance hall on top of Revere City Hall. Is that still there? Is it still used?
Also, does anybody remember Ike driving down Broadway in a convertible during his
first campaign? I remember a lot of us kids jumped on the running boards, but got
pulled off by the cops after a few seconds. Great website, I enjoy looking at the
messages every so often. Hello Beachmont!
San Francisco Bay
Area
Nice website. I lived in Revere from about 1974-1978, survived the Blizzard of '78, and
still have the pictures of the damage on the Boulevard. Worked as a waitress at the
Driftwood during that time--Eddie Chinchillo owned it then--Rose Marie and Dick were
hosts Anthony and Willie were bartenders, and Dewey was the cook along with Bobby O
and Tony. Prior to Revere I lived in East Boston and later Salem. After 20 years in New
England I returned to the Bay Area in 1992. I think of the North Shore often and
remember how great it was to walk that long stretch of Revere Beach. I lived up on
Campbell Ave and I could see the water from my apartment. That's what I miss most
about that area--the Atlantic and the people.
All the Best, Lee
8/22/2002 19:39
Nancy Baillie
Imbracsio
Revere!! where
else!!??
Nancy Baillie Imbracsio, originally from Beachmont, class of 1969...If you haven't
already, use the Classmates.com site and register with the Class of 1969 so we can get in
touch with you for the next reunion. I'll check back here often to see if anyone needs
any info... I really don't like to leave my email addy.... and for those who want to
know, Charlie is just fine..!!! "-)
8/22/2002 15:32
ADRIENNE FERULLO
8/21/2002 18:34
isabel chesak
8/21/2002 15:04
Robin
Boston, MA
trying to get in touch with some old friends from the class of 77. Looking for Roberta
Carp or Donna Margolis. If anyone knows how to reach these two, please drop me a
line. Thanks
8/19/2002 15:05
Anne Melcher
Graeber
Needville Texas
Found out about this website from an article from the Globe sent to me by a cousin. I
grew up in Revere and graduated from IC High in 1950. Lived on School St. We spent
every day we could at the beach walking the mile or so from home along Beach St. We
always hung out at the foot of Beach St. My brother worked the Dodgem and the Tilt-awhirl during the 40's. Sometimes we got to ride free!! When I was a little older the
Oceanview Ballroom was a favorite spot. I married a soldier from Texas amd left in 1955,
but whenever we visit HOME we always make a trip down to the beach. I haven't found
any one I know yet, but I'm only up to page 25-I'll keep reading. It would be great to
hear from someone who went to IC High during those years.
8/18/2002 20:34
Anthony (Tony)
Cirillo
Melrose, MA
After reading of all the long past good times at the beach,and agreeing with each and
everyone of them. It was a great time in a lot of our lives. Remember cruising the beach,
only to end up at Bianci's for pizza. Oh the good times. Hope to hear from my 1959
classmates. Hey Miller add your damn e-mail address!
My grandparents had a summer cottage at Rogan's Point. They lived in Jamaica Plain,
but I guess Revere was more or less a summer colony to them. My grandfather was the
Park Comissioner of Boston for many years, and the beach (MDC) was part of his
jurisdiction. I loved going to the beach and walking the "strip", eating hot dogs and
cotton candy with my Dad.
Isabel Long (Chesak).
8/18/2002 20:32
Anthony (Tony)
Cirillo
Melrose, MA
After reading of all the long past good times at the beach,and agreeing with each and
everyone of them. It was a great time in a lot of our lives. Remember cruising the beach,
only to end up at Bianci's for pizza. Oh the good times. Hope to hear from my 1959
classmates.
8/18/2002 16:12
patrou
NYC area
I love those older paintings of the town
8/18/2002 10:31
connie franklin
garmil
8/17/2002 16:52
earl starkey
california
anyone who is 49 to 52 years old please send me an email if you know me. use to hang
on b-way, pines, and shirley ave in 60s and 70s.this is a great sight and i am sorry i
missed the storm of 78 since i was in cali. i visit the beach whenever i am there and stop
at bill ashes and kellys
8/17/2002 14:42
Gail (Fein) Poolner
Scottsdale, Arizona I have enjoyed browsing the website and would love to hear from old friends. RHS class
of '59 Gail Fein Poolner
8/17/2002 13:50
8/17/2002 11:10
Patricia M Manzo
8/16/2002 23:13
Bob Katz
Andover
What a flood of memories provoked by this site. I just learned about the site in today's
issue of the Boston Globe, RHS "55. Lived on Campbell Ave.
8/16/2002 22:02
Brother
naples fl.
every summer i return to Ma.and the first place i visit is Revere beach.Like all of you
Revere beach was our place in our lives.it was the place to go for pizza,hot dogs,pepper
steaks etc.It was also the place to walk with your favorite girl.I guess your never to old to
do that because this past summer i met an old friend,i guess i could also call her an old
girl friend.We walked the beach every morning for nine days,it was like old times.Thank
you lady i enjoyed those walks and who knows maybe someday we can do that again.
Signed;That skinny little kid{Brother]
8/16/2002 21:34
brother
naples fl.
every summer i return back to Ma.and the first place i visit is Revere beach,why not i
spent my whole teen life infront of the penny arcade.This year i want to thank a special
lady that walked the beach with me every morning.Thank you lady for those
beauttttttttiful memories From that skinny little kid
8/16/2002 20:22
Tom Upton
Nantucket
Bob this is you're brother Tom! Having a great time in Nantucket!
8/16/2002 17:49
Sean Bawn { Jack }
My life is winding down now but my memories are clear and dear of going to revere
beach with my family from Somerville Ma .Way back in mid30's but I still make it there
at least once a week . Bianchis for Pizza ,Kellys for roast beef But my fondest memories
are sitting up on a counter stool with my dad in Mary O neils for a hot dog . Right under
the Merry Go Round { Hippodrome } for you purists right near the old bath house by the
MDC Police Sta Any one remember when if a gent crossed over from the beach to the
side walk and wasnt covered top and bottom he was swiftly arested ?
8/16/2002 11:52
j. mara
I am happy to see someone has taken the time to give the beach back to what it used to
be, my former home town. I miss it so much
8/15/2002 16:54
Bob Zukowski
Living in Worcester with many relatives in the Revere area, favorite week of summer
vacation in the 50's and 60's was days and evenings at Revere Beach
8/15/2002 16:32
[email protected]
g.
great website brought a lot of good memories back my hangouts were revere st and
punks corner
8/15/2002 16:02
Eileen
Just read the "Globe Calendar" article. It brings back memories of going to Revere
Beach all summer long by the "T" from Eastie with my three pals Carol, Laura and
Rosemary. We'd stay the whole swimming, laughing, people watching. I also remember
my early years going to the beach with my Dad and brother, going on all the rides. I lost
my sandal on the Cyclone. Those were the days!!
8/15/2002 14:45
Janet (Smith)
Hall,RHS62-64
North Reading
Read the Globe today, and thought I'd check out the website. Grew up in the
"sticks"(North Revere). Left with my family my junior year to move to Chambersburg, PA
(Dec., 64). Would have graduated RHS '66. Just moved back. Remember skip days?
8/13/2002 15:03
Vinnie Bourmaian
Las Vegas, Nevada
Anxiously awaiting our family departure this afernoon from Las Vegas to Boston(my
home). Our daughter, Jennifer is interested in Northeastern or Boston U. for her
undergraduate degree, so why not take her back for interviews. Can't wait to get to
Revere Beach and have some Bianchis Pizza. Next I think a few cocktails at the
Shipwreck would be in order. We usually get back once a year for some real home
cooking and culture. Las Vegas is a great place to earn a living but to actually have a
quality lifestyle Boston is where it's at. See ya soon, Vinnie, Dawn, Jennifer and Matt
8/12/2002 22:55
Yarelis Rosario
8/12/2002 11:42
L. Rozie
8/10/2002 15:20
Worcester
I loved the beach. Handsome guys, beautiful setting, great warm water not to cold not
to hot. The sunset there gives you the perfect tan. Great Beach.
This is wonderful to know, I live in Revere and look forward to all the fun.
Jerry menkello
My memories of Revere beach.I have hundreds of memories but my most recent are
my favorite memories.Thank you lady Brother
8/9/2002 21:31
Edmund Perry
Hernando, Fl
I enjoyed reading this site. Used to live on Proctor Ave. Just seen Dave Maynard
shopping yesterday, Remember him.Community Auditions.
8/8/2002 22:54
Aaron Dickey aka
Hank
LA CA
8/8/2002 15:46
Sonny Seidman
Boynton Beach,
Florida
i guess its time for me to sign in again as familiar names pop up from Nats had i
graduated it would have been 1949 instead i joined the air force eventually was sent to
Edwards air base in mojave Cal met my wife here and stayed that was 1955 i was in
revere to attend what would have been my 40-45-50 reunions. My sister Jane is also
here in the los angeles area perhaps you remember her she graduated in 47 i plan on
returning soon even though revere is no longer the place that it was growing up a few
old landmarks to stir the memory Bresnicks deli before the L&M Michaelsons Shirley
drug my cousin henry franks worked there crescent Pharmacy on No Shore rd &
Shirley av Morty Schwartz uncle owned most of us worked there very young just
rattling on .continue the good work Revere guest book
I moved to FL 8 years ago, I have 2 boys still living in Peabody and visit them
often.Graduated class of 1948 RHS Have been talking to Burt Shepard about old
classmates, and good times. During school years I went by the name of LEO, and have
since changed it to Sonny, it would be great to hear from gang that hung around Nat's
Poolroom.
8/7/2002 23:34
THERESA
LYNN MA.
I AM TRYING TO LOCATE FRIENDS THAT I LOST TOUCH WITH OVE 40 YRS AGO.THE
NAMES ARE FLORENCE AND LEFTY GRIECO . HE CAME FROM REVERE AND E.
BOSTON.SHE CAME FROM LYNN. IF ANY ONE KNOWS OF THEM I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR
FROM YOU WE WERE GOOD FRIENDS
8/7/2002 17:15
Christina
Revere Ma
Im suprised revere beach has a website. hehe
8/7/2002 17:14
Sonny Seidman
8/5/2002 2:47
Marotta/Sullivan/Ol CT.
son
I guess I won't be getting thru all 300 and something pages tonight, its 2:30 am and I am
getting tired. I'm surprised I havent seen a familiar name yet but Im sure if my mother
or father were here with me they would recognize some names. If they are familiar to
you feel free to email and I will send it along. Janet Sullivan and Ron Marotta class of
1960 I believe. It was so nice to remember the beach and all the great places. Growing
up in Saugus, Revere Beach was our favorite hangout in the late 70's early 80's. I can
remember visiting my great-grandmother and other relatives on Oak Island and putting
pennies on the train tracks. When my mother was young she got stuck in the marsh and
had to leave her shoes behind! Hi to SHS class of "83" Laurie
8/5/2002 1:31
Sheldon Weinstein
I graduated from Revere High School Class of 1951. I am really shocked as to the major
changes that they did to the beach and the boardwalk
8/2/2002 14:15
Frank Tavano
Abilene, Tx.
NICE JOB
7/30/2002 18:48
Ron Burke
Just south of
Lebanon Loop,
Malden, MA
This was sent to me and now I'm giving it to all of you. Went to a party, Mom I
went to a party, and I remembered what you said. You told me not to drink, Mom, So
I had a coke instead. I felt proud of myself, the way you said I would. That I didn't
drink and drive, though some friends said I should. I got into my car, sure to get
home in one piece. I never knew what was coming, Mom. Something I expected least.
Now I'm lieing on the pavement, and I hear the policeman say, that kid that caused
the wreck was drunk. Mom, his voice sounds so far away. My own bloods all around
me, as I try hard not to cry. I hear the paramedic say, "This girl is going to die." So
why do people do it, Mom knowing that it ruins lives? And now the pain is cutting me,
like a hundred stabbing knives. Tell sister not to be afraid, Mom tell daddy to be
You can take the girl out of Shirley Avenue, but you can't take Shirley Avenue out of the
girl!!!
7/29/2002 16:09
Bea (Silverman)
Paul
7/28/2002 3:36
sandy
California
Hi, just me again.....my mother, formerly Ethel Cohen,worked as a waitress at the Frolics
in the 40's and 50's. When I was 10, I got up on stage with a friend and sang
'Shanghai'.(why did I tell you I was going to Shanghai, I wanna be with you tonight)
Does anyone remember that? Sandy (Cohen)
7/28/2002 3:15
Sandy
Bakersfield, CA
Hi Friends, I am looking for Phyliss (maiden name) Milstein from Revere in the 40's and
50's. I heard she married and her married name is Phyliss Shuster and she was living in
Peabody, MA This was around 40 years ago. If anyone knows of her, my sister and
another friend of hers is trying to make a childhood connection. Thanks, Sandy
7/26/2002 22:16
Irma Menard
Longwood, Florida
Class of 1942 - Revere High School. Any one on line that may remember me?
7/26/2002 21:38
Sandy (Cohen)
Joseph
Bakersfield, CA
Hi Friends, I just wanted to let everyone know I have changed my e-mail address.
Originally, I was using [email protected] Please do not write there
anymore. Use this one: [email protected]uno.com I am presently looking for
Phyliss Milstein. Her married name is Shuster and the last I heard she was living in
Peabody, MA I would appreciate a contact. Thanks. Sandy
7/26/2002 20:29
joanne corbett
how wonderful and enjoyable to read your great revere beach bio i have many happy
memories in the 50's& 60's of that great beach
7/26/2002 19:30
Stewart & Carol
Fraser
pembroke pines, fl
Pretty neat site, used to live in Revere, moved to FL 1990.
7/26/2002 19:08
Jim "Sonny"
Solomons
Longwood Florida
1938 RHS graduate
7/26/2002 16:25
Ed Goldstein
Salem, MA
Now settled into our new townhouse in Salem, MA. Would like to hear from old friends
from "punk's corner" and classmates from RHS '50,
7/25/2002 20:30
wayne class
63.hockey
Port Jefferson,Long Where are ? mike,harvey,paul c. ..jimmy p. john m...peter la...
Island Ny
7/25/2002 19:33
Gus Souza
7/24/2002 22:38
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
After posting an entry over a year ago and then not coming back.....I've missed a lot.
Everything said here about Revere is true, even if we look at it through somewhat rosecolored glasses. It was the best place to grow up. I was RHS class of 1974 and my dad
Irwin was class of 1947. Hung out a lot at the beach or working in my dad's greeting
card store on Broadway. Biking on the beach, eating pizza or fried clams and enjoying
some of the amusements are all fond memories. Dad passed away in 1993; his sister
(my aunt) Myra (Cohen) Simons (RHS '53) and my uncle Lenny Simons (RHS '51) live in
Boynton Beach, Florida now. My sister Marilyn (Cohen) Whipple (RHS '76) lives in
Milton with her husband and two kids. I am in Rochester, NY after almost 20 years in
Connecticut; with my wife Margaret and two children (ages 15 and 11). It is too bad that
7/24/2002 19:28
Danni Frankenberg
7/23/2002 7:10
sandy
Bakersfield, CA
Sandy
Bakersfield, CA
Hi Friends, Just wanted to share a couple of poems with you that I wrote. I think it is so
great to meet people this way, by email. So I dedicate this to all of us who have made
friends though we have never met face to face. ==========================
Dedicated to all my cyber space friends whom I have only met through my keyboard.
A TOUCH OF THE KEYBOARD A touch of the keyboard brought you into my life
words have become our bond, our device, for keeping in touch for sharing so much.
I wonder of the unseen face that lives on the other side, and how your world has been
your guide, has made you, thus far, who you are. I try to imagine what brings you
grief, what makes you laugh or brings you peace, and I'm filled with curiosity in what
your musings are of me? These things I do not have to know for our greatest bond,
Hi again, Well, I just finished page 150 of the guestbook and my eyes are crossed so it's
time to quit. Got about 200 more to go. I am having a ball. Finding people in over 50
years. Just made a connection for my sister, Ellie and a friend of hers she hasn't seen in
over 50 years. The more I read here the more names keep coming to my mind.
I
remember the breakers down the beach and almost drowned there. When the tide was
out I went out as far as I could on the breakers and as the tide stated to come back in it
raced back in, I didn't realize how fast it would come in. I had to run like the dickens to
get back to the sand. Had my first kiss on the breakers with Kevin, he was 15. Hey Kev,
remember the gal you kissed on the breakers? That's me.
I had a neighbor on
Shirley, Stevie Barr, brother Francis, and we had a great setup. He lived one story above
7/23/2002 6:35
7/23/2002 5:28
7/21/2002 14:46
Dan Goldstein
If anybody remembers me, Danny (Dan)Goldstein. in case you haven't heard ... I was not
killed in Korea. I'm alive and well and would like to hear from the many friends I had in
the short time I was in RHS, leaving at Xmas time of 49 to go into the service. I'm living in
Naples Florida. Been here for the last 13 years. Anybody??
7/19/2002 23:27
Mya Prestwood
Hillsboro,OH
Hey I must first agree with all the comments by you lovers of Kelly's. Another thing I
have to add is that there's nothing like a day at the beach. I lived in MA for 12 years of
my life and then moved to a little country town in Ohio. Heres some advice for me to
throw out to anyone thinking about moving,eat the pizza there while you can cause out
here it is not the least bit satisfactory. Sure the food isn't the only difference and the
other differences are to the extreme. Sure I have adjusted here but you better believe
that in 2 years when this girl turns 18 shes coming home!
7/19/2002 16:01
Dan Goldstein
7/18/2002 21:35
Steven Lambrusco
Van Horn (Pecos
The last time I was at Revere Beach (1995) we had the worlds best clam plate from
Valley), Texas 79855 Kelly's (Seafood?). All I can get down here is clam strips. Nothing compares to Kellys, I'd
travel 1700 miles to eat there. Can I get Clams w/the bellies e-mailed?
S.L.
7/18/2002 21:22
Pappile Bourque
7/18/2002 20:18
Ron Burke
7/18/2002 9:21
Burt Shepard
Murfreesboro/Nash OK, I aint too much good at writing, and at 77 yrs. old, who cares? I never did go to
ville, Tennessee
beach all that much myself, but I did taking the kids. I remember this one time we were
all down in the sand building sand forts and makin the ball run down the roads that we
done built. This one day the clouds started to get black, and before we could get up the
blanket and the junk and do a head count, the sky done opened up and the rain started
to come. We got up to the road and the steam was coming up off the road like some fog
had rolled in. We done went into that place that had the merry go round on the first
floor and the bowling alley up stairs. We was all packed into that building like sardines.
The owner musta had a fit cause no body was bying nothing. Why did we not want to
get rain wet? We had come to the beach to get water wet. What is the differencwe
Now that I am home again, after being in Tennessee for twenty years, It is great to see
such sites as Revere Beach. My memories of the beach are when I would make an "A"
on my report card, my grandparents would take me to Revere Beach and give me $ 5.00.
I would be in heaven. With five dollars in 1960 I could spend the better part of a
summers night walking and spending. But the best treat of all was the quart of clams my
Nana would buy me at Kelly's Roast Beef. At that time the quart of clams cost $ 3.95 and
the box was full with clams overhanging the top. We would then walk on the beach side
of Revere Beach Boulevard so that I could eat my clams and not get any more ideas
about spending more money which I didn't have. We would then catch the 11 o'clock
pm (Service Bus Lines) blue bus back to Everett. Just a clam plate at Kellys now cost over
Hollywood Fla
Hi..RHS 1948...one of Nats Boys..will always have Revere Beach in my blood. If you
remember me send a message...
I understand some of my old friends have been wondering what happened to me. I'm
here ... E-mail me at [email protected] I'm living in Naples, Florida and would
love to hear from you, even if you haven't been looking for me! Or call me at 941-6431168 Dan
7/16/2002 8:51
Dorothy (Chesna)
Watt
Massachusetts
Hi All! Life took me away and I'm now in the middle part of the state but in a year or so,
I'm coming home. I spend much time coming back to see family and Revere Beach. Am
anxious to come home!!!
7/15/2002 21:28
joe pescione
mass
this is a great site found friends i havent seen in years. i worked and hung out at funspot
during the 70s good times with good people ill never forget
7/15/2002 15:43
Sandy
Bakersfield, Ca
7/15/2002 14:17
Eleanor
Melrose,Ma
7/15/2002 7:32
Olivia
Hi, my sister Eleanor (Cohen) and I are sharing the same e-mail in case anyone noticed
the different names same address. She is in Melrose, MA and I am in Ca. I am
forwarding any messages to her by phone or snail mail as she hasn't got her computer
yet. I am on page 26 of the guestbook, with still over 200 to go. I had to put a
bookmark there as my eyes are falling out of my head. But this is like reading a great
book! All the memories! I was one who had to leave Revere early, in the late 50's. I
went to Germany with my father who was in the army in 1953 and came back in 56 and
then moved to Dorchester and then Las Vegas. Have lived in Cyprus and all around U.S.
But I remember much about Revere. I lived on Shirley ave. and could see the beach
from my house. My mother worked nights and so every Fourth of July a wonderful
Hi Friends, This is really exciting. I am starting to receive messages from friends I
graduated with from Garfield Jr. High over 50 years ago in 1948. Sadly, some have
passed on but many are still alive and kicking. I would like to add some more names. I
did not include my female friends because they usually marry and change their names..I
don't know those names. I thought I would send their maiden names. If you know
where they are please let them or me know so I can contact them again. Hey, I ain't
getting any younger want to see my old buds! Thanks again, Eleanor cohen (maiden
name) Here are some more names. Harvey Baltimore, Stephanie Pearl (maiden
name) Barbara Black (maiden name) Burton Shomberg (nickname 'Bitsy') Here are
some of my galfriends, these are their maiden names. Shirley Hiscoe, Marie Melanson,
Some friends and I went to the beach last week and had a great day there ... sunning,
reading, sleeping, walking, wading ... then a stop at Kelly's. It doesn't get any better!
7/15/2002 6:53
David Jacobs
coronado island ca. I am going home to the beach for a visit and some fried clams with the bellies. I'm
looking foward to driving around shirley ave.and up and down the hills I used to coast
down on my sled
7/14/2002 15:17
Arnie Wolfson
Fairfield, Iowa
Hi! I graduated in '66 and lived on Nahant Avenue from birth to '66. We camped out on
the beach every day. I remember the fireworks every Friday night. Does anyone
remember when Bill Russell played for the Celtics during his first season in '57? He lived
on Walden Street across from Engine 2 Fire Station. I still have the autographed photo
that his wife gave me. Now I'm in the cornfields of Iowa. I last visited Shirley Ave. and
the beach three years ago. I showed my wife where my roots came from. Take care and
my best to you all.
7/14/2002 11:11
Paul C. Moran
Revere
I'VE TRAVELLED FROM COAST TO COAST, HITCH HIKED CROSS COUNTRY AND LIVED IN
DIFFERENT CITIES. REVERE BEACH WILL ALWAYS BE HOME LIKE NO PLACE ELSE EVER
COULD BE. THERE'S NO WHERE TO CLEAR YOUR HEAD LIKE REVERE BEACH. YOU JUST
CAN'T HELP IT YOU GOT TO KEEP COMING BACK.
7/13/2002 16:18
Bill DeMarco
7/12/2002 21:04
skip barone
7/12/2002 20:21
Rena Adams Tavani
7/10/2002 23:39
stephen c lentini
Just thought I'd drop in and say hello to all the folks that haven't forgotten how they
enjoyed Revere Beach in the old days 1935>>2002 we just had the best time of our lives
at Revere Beach I still live here and will never leave and thanks to you all I didn't know so
many people loved the beach. Love you all.
largo fl
born & raised in revere lived on boath ends of the beach with billy d and alan schwartz
we cruzed the beach for many ayear or two. you can never bring all that fun back but
you still have all thoes great memories.
Wonderful show and Bob did a wonderful job narrating thank you
saugus ma
great pictures, i remember alot of the structures on the beach, when i was a kid
7/10/2002 3:18
Eleanor
Melrose, MA
My name is Eleanor (formerly Cohen). I graduated from Garfield Junior High in Revere in
1948. I lived on Shirley AV in Revere at that time. I have lots of people I would like to
find, please, if you remember my name, please write me here and I will give the list of
names. Thank you, Eleanor Cohen
7/10/2002 3:13
Sandy
Bakersfield,
California
Hi, I contacted some old friends through this website a couple of months ago and then
my e-mail changed. Would those people please contact me again as I have more
information to find old friends from Revere. Sandy (formerly Cohen) from Shirley Ave
Revere.
7/9/2002 22:53
Virginia Potito
Bucklin
St. Petersburg, FL
Class of 1940.
7/9/2002 19:24
carrie
woburn
7/7/2002 22:34
Bob Glina [RHS
Class of 1953]
Austin, Texas
7/7/2002 21:13
Bob Glina
Would love to hear from my old buddies from Nat's Pool Hall, Punk's corner, Rocket's
Athletic Club, RHS Class of 53 Etc! I really miss Revere beach.
7/7/2002 20:50
Diane Aull
7/3/2002 22:47
Randy
MA
Great website. Came here on hunch and am amazed. Great job!
7/1/2002 12:47
Gloria Nicholson
Hobson, RHS 56
Santa Paula,
California
Just returned from my visit with family in Revere. Grew up just a street from the
beach,(Agawam St) family still there. Walked across the bridge and field a few times and
walked along the beach. Wonderful memories. Met with old friends from Paul Revere
School. Great times! Had my fried clams, Bianchi's pizza. So nice to be able to relive all
those wonderful memories. Early morning walks along the beach are beautiful.
This
site is great and because of it have found old friends and also a classmate here in
California. Thanks.
7/1/2002 9:22
Tonio
6/28/2002 23:44
Terry Reardon
lynn
i took a trip down memory lane tonight.we went to revere beach. i know its not the
same. but i can still picture all the excitment and hear all the people on the rides. i can
still picture the ocean view dance hall. im going back to the 40s. i wish my kid and grand
kids could see it. thank god that we have memories
6/28/2002 15:23
Gerry Cohen
Nesconset New
York
If plans are being made for a 50th reunion of the class of 52, please let me know what is
up. Regards to all who hung around Nat's Pool Room in the early 50's
Randy
It is such a shame that people don't respect this beach. Revere Beach is a total MESS. It
is filthy dirty and smelly. I remember going there as a child and it was clean then.
6/27/2002 16:19
Marina
If I did not live here, I would come for a vacation.
6/27/2002 13:38
Patricia Reid Lange Gardena, California This web site is really well done. It was interesting to read the history. I was born in
Boston, and well remember going to Revere Beach. Its funny, back then I thought it was
quite a distance from the Back Bay, but now I read its only 5 miles. What goes on in
Revere Beach now?
6/27/2002 10:58
lonewolfy
6/27/2002 10:22
Larry Upton
Ft.Lauderdale,Florid Check the web site every month or so to read new entries...one thing is
a
certain,everyone who ever went to Revere Beach had fun and remembers it
fondly..those of us who grew up in Revere were fortunate. If we didn't know it then
(as kids) we do now.
6/24/2002 9:37
Ken Schwartz
Wellington, Florida Reading the comments from the guests has brought back many memories. I lived on
North Shore Road next to the Wolcott School until I graduated Revere High in 1965. I
remember seeing the dance hall fires when I was a little kid. The best thing about living
in Revere was the beach. It certainly was the center of the universe back then.
6/22/2002 10:35
Alyce B
Virginia USA
Have many fond memories of Revere Beach.
6/21/2002 1:43
Elmer F. Bidder
Hello everyone Pls. write me and say hello. I am living in fl. but miss revere
6/20/2002 7:01
Robin Segal (Class
77)
Lynn, Ma
Hi. Great Web Page. Looking to get back in touch with old friends. Drop me a line if you
were from the class of 78 or 77
6/19/2002 10:53
William H 'Bill'
Brown
San Marcos, Texas
Enjoyed the trip thru your pages...Very Nice..
6/19/2002 10:08
Ed Karacek
What Memories! Grew up in Chelsea and graduated CHS in 68. Remember my Dad
taking me and my sisters by bus to the beach around the 4th of July to watch the
Fireworks . They were on barges and we would watch from the shore.Khors brothers ice
cream,bumper cars and of course the Hippodrone(car racing upstairs). I remember
when they built that new fangled indoor minituire gold/bowling alley. Any of my old
friends from the YMHA here? EDK
6/19/2002 9:57
Ed Karacek
What Memories!
6/18/2002 18:03
Benjamin Sklar
knoxville Tenn
when is the punks corner reunion, I'll try and make it.
6/18/2002 1:03
Pam DeGroot
Newburyport ,
MAssachusetts
6/18/2002 0:31
PAM
well, it is time for all the punks corner gang to get together at the bandstand for a
reunion. Remember, those days, the band played, the midgets danced and we all flirted
...our biggest decision was whether to have ANNA's pizza or Bill Ashes. If you would like
to be invited work on the committtee drop me a note and I will get yuo all the
information...the reunion is slated for the summer of 2003
6/16/2002 8:26
BFreeman
6/15/2002 23:32
VERONICA
I have fond memories of walking Revere Beach back in the 50's with my parents and
sister. My mother loved to play the games of chance for a dime! Does anyone
remember the year a child was riding the flying horses and said the horse bit them? This
was around the end of the 50's.. The father thought the child was joking, but the child
had been bitten by a snake. It seems the horses had been shipped to Revere and a
rattlesnake had taken up residence inside the horse....that day my sister had been on
the ride and we heard about it on the way home on the car radio...we felt real bad for
the child's family, but also were thankful my sister was okay! We never swam the beach,
but I do remember spreading our blanket and eating fried clams or hot dogs from the
stands along the beach! We are coming to visit family in August and we have already
I graduated from rhs in 61. My friends and I spent many hours sunbathing at the beach
and walking the boulevard. My special spot was infront of Bianchi.s Would love to hear
from anyone out there who was at the beach during the late 50's to early 60's.
6/13/2002 18:54
Ellin Donga
6/9/2002 17:43
Steve Bidder
Peabody,Ma
The Punks Corner Reunion will be geared to people who hung out in the middle to late
60's but truly anyone is welcome. email me if you wnat more information
My grandmother lived at 916 North Shore Rd. in the 50's. I visited Revere Beach every
summer as a child..so many fond memories...My grandmother was Mary H. Gavin..she
was a president of the Gold Star Mothers...I remember a little Itanian grocery between
my grandmothers house and the beach...they had the best jelly donuts...Thanks for the
walk down Memory Lane...Ellin Roche Donga
6/9/2002 4:00
David Jacobs
coronado california Jack cook,somthing wrong with your email address,not abel to send you mail will call
you the last week in july for our walk on the beach together.I have your phone # and will
call when I get setteld in Dave jacobs.
6/7/2002 22:18
terry
lynn
my fndest memories are of the ocean view we use to go dancing there 3 nites. aweek
and roller skating 3 nites the kids today dont know what really good times and clean fun
like we did . i feel sorry for them. even my own while they were growing up. many a
good time was had by all
6/7/2002 22:04
theresa reardon
lynn mass
i really enjoy your paper please keep it up. and i really remember revere beach . when i
was young and we took all our kids there
6/7/2002 21:58
al citro
florida
Enjoyed the site very much, reminded me of many times spent and mis-spent at Revere
Beach in my youth. The clams at Danny's were always superb, and evenings spent at the
old Ebb Tide Lounge watching Fats Domino and other great rock and roll acts will always
be etched in my memory.
6/4/2002 19:15
Joanne (Scopa)
Delfino
Merrimack, N.H.
I graduated from Chelsea High School in l960. I visited Revere Beach many years. If
anyone graduated in 1960 from Chelsea High School please e-mail me I would love to
hear from you. Joanne
6/2/2002 18:34
Louie
Does anyone know of any photos of Squire Rd, Northgate, Bell Circle, or Broadway from
the early 70's, either online or in print? I've been looking for pictures of Revere from
that era but have yet to come up with anything. If anyone knows of any, could you email me? I'd greatly appreciate it!
6/2/2002 18:22
Louie
I was somewhat lucky enough to see the tail end of the way Revere Beach used to
be.......back around 74-75 my father used to take me bowling at the Nautical, then to
Danny's for a cheeseburger (never liked hot dogs.....LOL), then if there was time we'd go
to the arcade. It's nice that they cleaned up the beach, but I wish they could bring it
back to the way it was.Too bad someone doesn't rebuild one of the piers.
6/1/2002 10:56
Charlotte(Webber)C Salem,MA My heart I was born and brought up in Revere, i knew the (Beach) the way it was, and is now. I
ulbreth
belongs to Revere remember all the good times, and all the good people. As a child, i stood next to Tony
Cognigliaio and never realized it until the man at Joe & Nemo's starting talking to him
about Baseball. I was a teen then, and i think i almost chocked on the dog. But Revere is
my home, and no matter where i go it will remain in my heart. Any one who remembers
the Webbers from Calumet Street, please drop aline to say Hello. Also, to Bob Carbone,
yes i changed my e-mail, and thanks for telling me. lol
5/31/2002 15:37
Jerry and Maureen Davie, Florida
O'Driscoll
Jerry and I remember the Revere Beach of the 1970s and 80s. We were working at
Suffolk Downs . . . he was a jockey there. Although we had different partners then, we
have the same wonderful memories of the beach. Is there anything else like a Kelly's
Roast Beef sandwich or Lobster roll? I wonder if they do take-out to South Florida?
5/31/2002 13:59
Stephen Noel
Salem, N.H.
My parents met on the beach in 1939. I was trying to remember the name of the ride
they met on. I could not think of it until I saw this website. It was the Virginia Reel.
5/29/2002 19:11
Ed Perry
Hernando, Fl.
Remember Danny's , the best long dog on the beach, I wonder how Danny Callahan is
doing now.
5/28/2002 9:31
Kerrie Horan
Ireland
Revere Beach provided me with the best summer ever (Summer 2000). Point of Pines/
Boston in general is the greatest and I hope to return there one day.
5/27/2002 14:53
Frank Jakubowicz
Pittsfield, MA
I lived in Chelsea in the 1950s and was a member of the Chelsea Beachcombers
Association, a group of Revere Beach goers from surrounding cities. We had members at
the beach throughout the summer season. We congregated on the beach near what
was then know as the "Dixie Beer Garden." We thoroughly enjoyed the beach, the
water, the people, and the general ambiance. Finding your web site brought back fond
memories for me as a Revere beach goer in the 1950s.
5/23/2002 11:04
Hillari And Shaun
Southwick,MA
We love to visit Revere Beach and the surrounding area and we do a few times
throughout the year. It is a great place to get away and relax.
5/22/2002 20:26
susan
san clemente,ca
5/22/2002 11:46
Joe Silverman
West Palm Beach,
Florida
5/21/2002 21:04
Jean
OH
5/21/2002 3:07
David Jacobs
I wonder how many people still remember Jack & Saul Feldman who owned Rudolph's
on the Beach?
Do people remember or agree: The best of "spumoni" Sanitigates market in Chelsea,
the best friend clams, Tom's on Broadway in Chelsea, the best pizza, definately Bill
Ashes, and there have been none to compare. Is it still there and is it made the same, if
it is, I am on my way!! During the sixties, I remember meeting my friends at the big
clock on Revere Beach and one night my friends and I were having so much fun riding
the Hippadrome and listening to the music, we lost track of time. We were on the bus
on the way home trying to figure out what we would tell our parents and all of the
people on the bus were helping us concoct stories. The worst thing was, we were so
involved in making up a good excuse, we missed our stop and ended up in Boston which
made us even later.
After I met and married my husband, we used to go to Kelly's on
coronado california Hi all you 1940s people.I will be in mass.the last week of july and will be shure to come
to revere for some fried clams.anyone that wants to talk over old times with me can
send an email and we can set it up.
5/18/2002 8:53
Ernest R. Dewsnap
Sherman
Oaks,California
Former resident and Great Nephew of Ann Strong, world class swimmer
5/16/2002 13:33
Trudy Permatteo
Wirwicz
Topsfield, Ma.
Lived in Revere all my life until moving to Topsfield 3 years ago. Sure miss all the
attractions on the beach and have many happy memories of Revere Beach. Wish those
days were back Graduated from Revere High in 1968 and would love to hear from
anyone in the class.
5/16/2002 11:06
GERRY MONDOU
5/15/2002 16:34
Paul Atlas
New Hampshire
Joe Bianchi, How about posting your correct e-mail address!
5/12/2002 16:17
greetings
revere
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!
5/7/2002 23:25
eunice baron
I think the site is wonderful,I have a lot of relatives all over the country but are originally
from chelsea ma.and when I mailed them the site it just brought back so many great
memories.Thanks Mr Mondou of Chelsea
Paul
5/3/2002 15:03
Mike Reid
Vancouver, BC,
Canada
Greetings, My Great, Great Uncle went to Revere Beach in 1902, and came home
with a souvenir red glass, which I understand was all rage then. Etched on the side are
his name, William Wortmann, and Revere Beach, 1902. If anyone would like this glass
for their collection, it is for sale. Please contact me at my email address,
[email protected] Picture available.
5/2/2002 0:47
june l. israelson
(formally ( KAYE
seminole, florida
just wanted fellow revereites to know my new e-mail
[email protected] ..
4/30/2002 13:54
Nancy Rossow
4/30/2002 10:13
Bill Luca
The beach was one of the highlights of my childhood. My favorite ride was Treasure
Island and I'd like to hear from anyone else who remembers it. Thanks for a great site
and keeping those beautiful memories alive.
4/28/2002 21:20
Joe Bianchi
Some things never change,I started on the beach and now I am back. Class of 63,the
best,I wish you all well!
4/28/2002 18:16
st rose chelsea girl
west palm beach
love revere beach in the 40's all the rides. yummy food,warm nights and all the kids
from out side the area meeting for the thrill of a weekend night at the beach. thank you
revere.
4/27/2002 20:58
revere forever
rhs 65 .my life was the beach.it still is.i graduated rhs in 65. i felt old -who
silly.howevr,the people i knew in revere where the kindest,most generous,and honest
people alive.god bless revere and god bless america.
4/27/2002 19:48
an old timer
i have had the good fortune to travel the world.i've seen the most beautiful beaches on
the planet.i've had 300 hundred dlr lunches(WHICH WERE ON THE COMPANY CARD)but
my fondest memories are of the mid 60's on revere beach.where have the wild
mouse,silvers,joe and nemo,s rudolph.s and the nautical gone.revere-for all it's
problems and shortcomings-will always be home and never be duplicated
4/25/2002 17:32
Jozy Spinelli
4/23/2002 15:54
TOM UPTON
4/23/2002 14:52
BU
4/22/2002 17:52
Barry Cohen
I'm still across
the Creek, Chelsea
Easter Sunday Was the big Day. My mother would always buy my brothers Robert,
Richie & myself 2 new outfits. one for the Church Thing & early Dinner= Homemade
Raviolis at nanas .Than an outfit of play clothes for the Beach , thats Revere Beach of
Course!Rememberthe Round up? YOU DON;T WANT TO GO THERE RIGHT AFTER
DINNER . Yes, those were the Good Old Days when Cigarette smoking in public was one
or your Civil Rights .. Am i that Old ?
MEDFORD MA.
I GREW UP IN REVERE,AND THE BEACH WAS THE PLACE I REALLY ENJOYED GOING ,AND
STILL DO.SOMETHING ABOUT DRIVING THE BOULEVARD,AND REMEMBERING WHAT
WAS ONCE THERE,[THE NAUTICAL,BILLY'S DRY DOCK,THE CYCLONE,JOE AND
NEMO'S,THE CROWDS,ETC...]REALLY GIVES ME A WARM FEELING.THIS SITE BROUGHT
BACK ALOT OF GREAT MEMORIES...I'VE BEEN OUT OF THE CITY FOR MANY YEARS,BUT
THERE IS TRULY NO PLACE LIKE HOME....REVERE.A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MY COUSIN
BOBBY UPTON FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT PUT INTO THIS SITE I KNOW IT TRULY MADE
ALOT OF PEOPLE SMILE,AND REMEMBER WHEN.........
New segments to RevereBeach.com!! See the beautiful photo images of Revere Beach
by Paul C. Moran http://reverebeach.com/rb-photos.htm Check out the upcoming
Events & Activities: "The Blessing of the Wheels"
http://www.reverebeach.com/blessing/blessing.htm
Lynn, MA
Hello to all my Class of 1972 friends. It has been 30 years since graduation. Is anyone
planning a reunion? Do we need a committee? Please contact me via e-mail directly
and let me know. I am looking forward to seeing a bunch of folks this year.
4/22/2002 15:14
Camille Minichino
I'm looking for information on a 50th reunion for the class of 1954. Has anyone started
working on that yet? I'd also be glad to help with anything that can be done from a
distance. Thanks! Camille Minichino
4/22/2002 14:05
Edmund Perry
Its great to see wonderful people on the web, Like Nornan & Rose Gautreau. I
remember the day they were married in Chelsea. Beautiful couple then and now.
4/20/2002 22:34
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Hi Class of 59. Signed in before, but this time looking for old friend. Does anyone know
where Marlene Jacobs from Point of Pines Revere is now. She moved to Florida around
1960, married and divorced and then we lost track of each other. Let me know if you
have any info.
4/19/2002 19:10
Christine Ruberto
L.A., CA
I enjoyed the site and can't wait to come back east for a vist...and go to Bianchi's Pizza
(the BEST!)
4/17/2002 17:07
Rob
Revere
Thanks for the great info everyone!
4/17/2002 15:28
Steve
Western MA
This website has perhaps the worst directions I have ever seen... "directions by car:
Take Revere Beach Parkway to Revere Beach"... if I knew where Revere Beach Parkway
was... would I ask for directions?
4/17/2002 12:32
PAUL C. MORAN
REVERE
HI FOLKS, HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH PETER McCAULEY? I READ IN ONE OF HIS
BOOKS THAT THE MOVIE MILLION $ MERMAID WAS PARTIALLY SHOT ON REVERE
BEACH. VERY RESPECTFULLY OF COURSE, I JUST WANTED HIM TO KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN
IN TOUCH WITH ESTHER WILLIAMS THE SWIMMING STAR IN THE MOVIE, WHO STARRED
AS ANNETTE KELLERMAN AND SHE SAID IT WAS MADE TOTALLY IN CALIFORNIA,
MOSTLY ON A LOT. JUST THOUGHT HE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION.
PETER HAS BEEN A GREAT REVERITE FOR YEARS. PETER REVERE WILL ALWAYS BE
INDEBTED TO YOU. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PREVIEW PICTURE OF BEAUTIFUL
REVERE BEACH CLICK ON THIS ENTRYS HOME PAGE URL. HOPE YOU ENJOY!!! THANKS,
PAUL C. MORAN
HELLO FELLOW REVERITES & VISITORS, I AM VERY PROUD TO BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU
SOME OF MY ARTWORK ON THIS SITE. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MY NEW WEB
PAGE ON THIS SITE. IF YOU CLICK ON MY HOMEPAGE URL ON THIS ENTRY YOU WILL GET
A PREVIEW. "NEW DAY DAWNING", WAS TAKEN ON REVERE BEACH AND WON 1ST
PLACE PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE PEABODY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2001. I HOPE YOU
ALL ENJOY THE ARTWORK. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND FEED BACK FEEL FREE. ONCE
AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO THANK REVEREBEACH.com FOR GIVING ME THIS VEHICLE TO
SHOW MY WORK ON.
4/16/2002 14:04
PAUL C. MORAN
REVERE
4/15/2002 22:01
Roy Upton
California
Great site. Thanks for putting it together.
4/15/2002 1:37
Diane Accettullo
Revere
Born and Raised here...........Wish the Beach was back............
4/14/2002 15:17
joan barnaby
4/13/2002 10:18
Jerrold L. Abber
i have enjoyed the web site of revere beach as a little girl i remember going to revere
beach to ride the rifes. then as a teen taking the train with my girlfriends to swim, ride
the rides and to meet boys. now i am desperatley trying to get old photos of the beach
with the rides and stands. i have a copy of pictures i bought from revere city hall. but i
am looking for actuall photos. i know my mom must of taking some as we were growing
up but she is gone now and going through some of the family photos seems fruitless.
please help me if you can thank you, joan
Tampa,Fl.
4/12/2002 12:06
Sandra
Bakersfield, CA
I wonder if anyone lived in Revere in the 40's and 50's on Shirley Ave. or surrounding
streets and areas. I did and would like to reconnect. Please write and let me know and
if you are female and married please be sure to give me your maiden name at that time.
I went to Wolcott Elementary School in the 40's and 50's and then went to Garfield Jr.
High in the 50's. Hope to hear from someone, I am looking for particular childhood
friends. Sandy
4/12/2002 11:58
Sandra
Bakersfield, CA
I am a former resident of Revere, MA and miss news from home. I now live in California.
I was so happy to find this site and hope I can get it delivered into my email as well.
Looking forward to finding old memories. Sandy
4/8/2002 19:42
Edmund H&gt;
Perry
Hernando,Fl
Do you remember Danny's on the beach, My brother Henry worked there and the
clams & fish dinners, great great great. Henry was class of 56 Chelsea High.
4/8/2002 15:36
Barbara Kelley
4/8/2002 12:41
Barbara Spector
Hidu
Eagan Minnesota
I grew up in Swampscott in sixties-Revere Beach holds some very very precious
memories from Myself and my now deceased dad.Those memories are priceless-Days
gone by that can never be rekindled.Took my kids once there-but all that was left was
bianchis pizza and pigeons-I hope Bianchis continues as I already know those damm
pigeons will-God Bless and thx for this site
4/7/2002 23:37
John McKinley
Vienna VA
As a kid growing up on Shawmut St in the 1950,s, we always looked forward to the
coming of Easter for it meant the beach had come back to life again after it's Winter
rest. To be able to walk the strip again with all those lucious aromas emitting from the
stands and once again ride the King of the beach - The Cyclone. It also meant that there
would be many a night with the East wind blowing and we'd hear the screams from the
Cyclone back at the house as the cars topped the main hill and began it's journey down
that first drop. And if the East wind was really strong, you could smell those pepper
steak sandwiches, fried onion rings, pizza etc. Oh to have those days back once again. At
least the memories will always be there and the pics that were takened. Now if I could
just remember where I packed those pics away.
I thank the Lord that I was ever so
Revere Beach holds some of my fondest, dearest memories because my Irish
Grandmother and her friends would take me there on Sundays on an excursion. Thanks
for the memories. Barbara
4/7/2002 17:07
Jim Callahan
Winchester,Ma
Good Morning, Great web site! I used to work the beach, I started when I was 14 years
old. Easter, if the weather was right was always a big day. I was there in the early sixties
worked at Kay's Ball Game (Cat Rack) Balloon darts, Bear Every Time Shooting Waters.
Was there every summer till about 1972. It was a great place. Toward the end it was
sad. I remember after the rollercoaster fire, they used to light up what was left of it to
try and attract people. The last few years were sad because you knew a great lady was
dying. Best Regards, Jim Callahan
4/7/2002 11:33
jim robson
New Jersey
I was born in Oak Island back in 1927. I joined the navy in 1944 and haven't been back
much since then. I married a NJ girl 48 yrs ago and have lived there since.This is a great
site.
4/6/2002 21:37
PAUL C. MORAN
REVERE
GREAT TO HEAR ABOUT ALL THE MEMORIES OF REVERE. IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF
MY OWN. THE BEACH IS INBRED DEEP INTO THE PSYCHE OF PEOPLE WHO GREW UP
HERE. DOESN'T MATTER WHAT GENERATION BECAUSE THOSE GREAT MEMORIES ARE
OF FUN TIMES DOWN REVERE BEACH. REVERE'S NATURAL WONDER. I CAN EVEN
RECOLLECT THE SMELLS. I'M GONNA GO DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW. CLICK ON URL TO
SEE REVERE BANDSTAND PHOTOGRAPH. ENJOY!!!!
4/6/2002 17:30
Leo J. F.
Canton, Michigan
Grew up in Somerville, SHS, Class '44, loved going to Revere Beach. My parents met at
Hurley's Hurdlers,"went around together", Married, and had me in 1927. I remember
the "Brownout" at the Beach during the war, and the French sailors with the red ball on
their hats, stealing all the girls. We used to get the streetcar at Maverick Station in East
Boston, to get to the beach. On the way back, we ate Fried Clams in a paper bag, on the
streetcar. Happy memories of a bygone era. Thanks for the great web-site.
4/6/2002 17:05
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA
Can anyone please tell me the name, address and editor of an Italian American
newspaper in Boston? Thanks in advance
4/5/2002 21:20
RICHARD "DICK"
SANTO
LA QUINTA,
CALIFORNIA
It has been a while since I signed in. If any members of the RHS Class of 1950 have
found this site and want to say hello, just email me at the above. Same applies to any
old friends.
4/4/2002 19:39
Barbara (Talieri)
Perry
Hernando, Fl.
RHS Class of 56. Love seeing some of my classmates signing in. Sorry I missed the 45th.
I'll make the next one.
4/3/2002 16:43
Richard Zimbel
Irvine California
Hi, I just wanted to surf in again with my new E-mail address.
3/30/2002 19:11
Bob
Revere Beach
Easter Time has always been a special time at Revere Beach. I'm sure there are many
visitors to this website who went to the beach at Easter if it was sunny & warm. Many of
the stands and attractions on the beach tried to open up early if the weather was good.
If you remember going to Revere Beach at Easter we would love to hear about your
memories of that special time. Happy Easter! For those celebrating Passover we wish
you a Happy Holiday too!
3/29/2002 7:14
Sal Ciarlone
Winthrop (but still born and brought up in Revere. went to I.C. and RHS (1948)My family is still in Revere
in Revere)
and my brother,'Cheako'was on the school board and city consel for a good many years.
I did buy ALL 4 of your books about Revere beach and made a video of it. Keep up this
site because it really takes me (us) back to the early days
3/24/2002 23:03
PAUL C. MORAN
revere
remember these days in revere
3/24/2002 22:45
PAUL C. MORAN
REVERE
I'VE TRAVELLED FROM COAST TO COAST, HITCH HIKED CROSS COUNTRY AND LIVED IN
DIFFERENT CITIES. REVERE BEACH WILL ALWAYS BE HOME LIKE NO PLACE ELSE EVER
COULD BE. THERE'S NO WHERE TO CLEAR YOUR HEAD LIKE REVERE BEACH. YOU JUST
CAN'T HELP IT YOU GOT TO KEEP COMING BACK.
3/24/2002 9:50
nicky kessler
Many of you may remember thr three reunions held for the Shirley Ave neighborhood.
The first one was held in 1985 at the Colonial in Danvers.Tthe second one was in 1988 at
the same place and the last one was at the Wonderland Ballroom,Revere in 1997. Well,
we are thinking of organizing a fourth reunion soon. If you would like to help with some
ideas and have some time to devote to getting this off the ground, please contact Jerry
Green @978-531-2567.
3/24/2002 8:11
Larry Upton
Ft.Lauderdale,Florid Signed in last week..just want to change e-mail address ..have had so much enjoyment
a
hearing from classmates and friends from the class of 1950 RHS...love to hear from
more of them...nearby Hallandale,Florida has a "Revere Club",,have monthly
luncheons..many former Revere folks live in that town..probally because of Gulfstream
Park,Hollywood dog track,beach,very similar to Revere's setting.
3/23/2002 20:34
Robin Upton
Santa Cruz, CA
Great site! Brings back lots of fond memories of summers spent at Revere Beach.....and
growing up in Revere!
3/22/2002 23:20
Irene Langis
Topsfield Ma
Looking for an old friend. Beverly Kellerher, In the fifties she use to hang out at Revere
Beach and lived on Beach St. Then she got married to William Thompson moved to
Melrose, and I lost track of her. Would really love to get in touch with her. Any help
would be appreciated. Great web-site.
3/22/2002 16:01
Jim Canole
Waltham, Mass.
I grew up on Coolidge Street and went to Immaculate until 1964 when I was 13, then we
moved to Saugus. Have 5 brothers and sisters. Several months ago, by coincidence, site
founder Bobby Upton called my home and he recognized my name from our Revere
neighborhood. I have fond memories of my childhood there; all the sports we played
and the other kids from the neighborhood, like the McGuirks, Tanenbaums, Norrises,
Connors, Paladinos, DiNapolis, Browns, Siminellis, Lauranos and more. I'd love to hear
from anyone from the old gang. Jimmy Canole
3/22/2002 12:24
Marilyn (Mal)
Gaffney
Wolfeboro NH
My sister (Gerri) and her family still live in the house where we grew up so I am
fortunate enough to always go HOME when I visit.
3/22/2002 1:29
michael mcgovern
ireland
I hope to visit your lovely beach in 3 weeks time when i come over for my holiday. It
looks so beautiful
3/21/2002 13:29
lisa webb
Manchester NH
I grew up in revere went to school there, and moved from revere in my 20's BUT when
people ask me where i am from i say revere.Revere will alway's be my home.
3/20/2002 20:34
Roy Teixeira
Santa Rosa, CA
I haven't visited these pages since 1997. I'd love to hear from anyone back there who
might remember me. I spent a lot of time at the Beach, across from the Ebb Tide, Billy
Q's, The Billiard Lounge.. RHS Class of 64
3/19/2002 17:58
RALPH & LILLIAN
TARR
3/19/2002 15:32
Joe Marchionni
Miramar Fl
Hello Revere Is there any old clam diggers or any Revere St or Oak Island Dizzy Bridge
skinny dippers alive out there.
3/19/2002 11:54
Angie
Wolfeboro, NH
I'm sure some of us will never forget the Oceanview Ballroom.We loved going dancing
there.We would dance all night to the sets of 3,which was dancing with the same
partner for 3 dances.After we would all go to Schwartz's Deli on Shirley Ave.There was a
sign that said ,If 1 sandwich was not enough and 2 sandwiches were too much,have 1
1/2. It's been great to reminisce about Revere Beach. Sal & Angie Gambardella. (Gambi
& Angie)
PART TIME IN WINNISQUAM N.H. PART TIME IN DELRAY BEACH FL
3/17/2002 20:40
Virginia
Haverhill
hope to get there soon ginna
3/16/2002 22:38
Larry Upton
Ft.Lauderdale,Florid Spent the other evening reading 274 pages of comments on your website..it was great
a
fun..found school chums from my RHS class of 1950...e-mailed many and have had
replys the past few days..Thank you for this reconnection with friends from my
past....Thanks also to my nephew Bobby Upton for loving the home town enough to
devote the time and energy in creating this web site.....I know money wasn't his
motivation. The town fathers and everyone in Revere should give him their full
support...and thanks.
3/15/2002 7:53
Joe Silverman
Weast Palm Beacg, It would be great to hear from any of the old Revere St. and North Shore Rd. gang that
Forida
hung out at The Central Pharmacy during the 50's and 60's. Remember Sam Silverman's
drug store.
3/13/2002 15:07
Jacqueline J.
Tremblay {Powell}
Sheffield Vermont
3/13/2002 6:31
David Jacobs
coronado,california I remember the fragrance of the bell pepers&onions cooking for the peper stake
sandwitches at Joe&Nemo's. diging for clams at low tide near Holt's pier and the smell of
lysol disinfectant every time you walked by the lifeguard station near shirley
avenue.1935-1950 those were the days!
3/12/2002 22:03
Larry Upton Class of Ft.Lauderdale, FLA
1950
When we come to Saugus for a visit from Vermont We notice alot of changes and it's
not the same when we grew up.
My nephew Bobby Upton said I had to check out the Revere web.. add my
comments..the beach holds fond memories for me..the water much too cold...rocks
much too hard..but a great place to spend on hot days. Anyone out there from my
class of '50...sure would like to hear from you..made the 50th reunion and had a great
time seeing many classmates.
3/11/2002 23:48
Terry Plant (
Gambardella)
I found this site last month, and have really been enjoying reading about the memories
of revere beach.It was a fun place. Sitting on the wall, eating Bill Ashes, or Anna's pizza,
Kelly's roast. beef! Those were the days! I graduated Revere High in 1972, if anyone out
there is from that class, I would love to hear from you.
3/11/2002 21:17
buddy horrocks
Thanks to Donna Silva for correcting my e-mail address...would love to hear from other
friends from Revere and RHS class of '68
3/10/2002 13:21
Sal Ciarlone
Winthrop via Revere sorry I forgot to put in my message so here it is: the beach was almost like my private
playground back in the mid 40's and 50's. There is nothing like it any more and there
never will be. I am just sorry that our children and grandchildren won't be able to enjoy
it as we did.
3/8/2002 7:20
Joe Silverman
West Palm Beach,
Florida
Anyone know the whereabouts of Buddy Lear? He also had a brother Bobby. Buddy & I
were close friends as kids and played lots of baseball together at City Field. As I recall,
they both at one time had joined the Revere Police Force.
3/6/2002 5:17
Paul Atlas
New Hampshire
This is a return visit to an excellent site. I enjoy reading the entries made by the
Reverites that grew up in the same area as myself. I lived off Shirley Ave. on Thornton St.
and I graduated in "64". Has anyone have any info on Michael Braverman? He lived on
Sumner St.
3/3/2002 19:51
Margie Sternberg
Fisher
New Hampshire
Thanks for the web site. It brought back great memories of Punks Corner, Annas and Bill
Ashes Pizza, Double E. Looking forward to hearing from my classmates Class of 65.
2/28/2002 7:10
Joe Silverman
West Palm Beach,
Florida
2/26/2002 20:35
a friend
my favorite spot on earth--revere beach.if i had a hangover ,it cured me.if i was hungry
,it fed me.if i was lonely,it comforted me. i am 54 yrs old and have long since moved
from my home but my fondest memories now -and i'm sure when i breath my last-will
be of the many hot sunny days i spent in heaven,also known as revere beach,usa. god
bless revere and its beautiful beach and loving people.
2/23/2002 14:28
MAUREEN CATALDO FLORIDA
CERQUA
LIKED THE WEBSITE ON HISTORY OF REVERE BEACH. THE BEACH HOLDS MANY SPECIAL
MEMORIES FOR ME AS I GREW UP ON AVON ST. AND SPENT MUCH TIME THERE. EVEN
THO I MOVED TO FLORIDA..I MADE SURE I LOCATED WITHIN A SHORT DRIVE TO THE
OCEAN! I COME TO VISIT OFTEN..AND ONE OF THE FIRST STOPS IS, OF COURSE, MY
BEACH!
2/22/2002 15:13
Terry A Plant
I grew up in Revere Graduated from Revere High in 1972. Revere Beach was one of my
favorite places to go. I really like this site
2/21/2002 13:02
WILLIAM WAKER SR
2/19/2002 23:21
Joanie Webb
Whynott
Revere--- New
Hampshire
Anyone know whatever happened to Joe Nugent & family? Joe lived at the corner of
North Shore Rd. & Oak Island St., heading towards Kelley's on the beach. Joe was
everybodys oil man & a friend of my fathers. Joe
Class of 1977. Just wanted to say HI. And tell you how great this site is. It is so nice to see
so many people that have such wonderful memories of Revere as I do.
2/19/2002 22:17
Annmarie
revere
hey! I have lived in revere my whole life and so far I have no complaints.Revere is # 1
2/18/2002 15:26
Tracy Davis
Hanover, NH
I'm currently engaged to the great-great-grandson of Fred and Mary (Donahue) Hurley
and he's always telling me stories about Revere Beach and his family's involvement.
However, he doesn't know quite as much as he would like and I would love to be able to
fill some of it in for him. If you have any information on the Hurley family of Revere
Beach or would like to send your stories about how much you enjoyed their rides and
food, please feel free to send them to the above email address. In the end, I would like
to put together a nice scrapbook so pictures would be great too. Thanks for the great
site and all the great input.
2/18/2002 7:04
Joe Silverman
2/17/2002 15:44
Bob Joseph
Wichita, Kansas
2/15/2002 1:36
Florence Adkins
(nee Gladstone)
Oakland, California RHS class of 1949
2/14/2002 13:51
Lyn Gladstone
Marin County,
California
My Father & Mother Owned The Central Pharmacy on the corner of North Shore Rd. &
Revere St. also The Revere Liquor Mart in Oak Island. I have very fond memories of my
youth growing up on Revere St., going to the beach and playing baseball at the lot on the
corner of Revere St. and the Boulevard. Anyone remember those days?
Dear Revere residents and former Revere residents..... CAN YOU HELP ME ??
For seventeen months I have been researching the death of my three- year-old halfbrother,Richard who died in 1949 under mysterious circumstances. At the time he
was living with his foster-parents, Ernest "Mike" and Ellen Flaherty at 10 Wadleigh
Avenue in Revere. If you or anyone in your family may have known the Flaherty
couple or may have some information which would shed some light on Richard's
death please contact me. Thank You.
Bob Joseph
Who would have thought I'd be sitting here having my childhood flash before me some
50 years later? Grew up in the 40s/50s, lived on Shirley Avenue, graduated RHS 1954
and the best days of my childhood were spent "down the beach". Left for California
when I was 19 in 1955 and never looked back. BUT...in 1992, 37 years later, I returned
to have a look-see. It looked rather dismal. I grew up with hustle and bustle and
teeming activity on Shirley Ave. Anyway, I've been called "Lyn" for some 40 years, but
when I lived there it was "Marilyn". Anyone remember me? Or my family? Lyn
Gladstone, San Rafael (Marin County), 12 mi.No. of the Golden Gate.
2/10/2002 19:27
Wayne
Nice job Bob. I enjoyed looking at all of those old pictures.
2/9/2002 0:01
gerry cohen
Nesconset, New
York
Havent been on in quite a while. Hello to all from RHS 52/53. Was on the beach
recently, very different from the old days. I still think of all the things we did...
2/7/2002 13:02
Mary Carroll
Medford Ma
This site is fantastic what memories I am recalling. I finally found a familiar name and
graduate of 55 How are you Vinnie Goodrich . I wish you well . I am still fortunate
enough to walk the beach every Saturday early in the morning winter and summer . But
the amusements aren't there I have to use my imagination. Kellys was my hangout and I
still go there at least 2 or 3 times a year and believe me everything still taste the same
those french frys are the best. The years growing up in Revere were the best Hi to
everyone
2/6/2002 14:56
Mary Carroll/ Lanni
2/4/2002 21:56
Ronnie (Flanzbaum) Delray Beach Florida Class of "51 - would like to hear from friends.
Miles
2/2/2002 16:55
Bobbi Perotti
Garrett
I was a graduate from Revere High class of 1955 would like to connect with any other
grads
Houston, Texas
I would like to find an old friend. Her name is Marilyn Vianni Williams, and she was
graduated from the class of RHS in 1961. I would live to hear from her if she has an email address. Thanks.
2/2/2002 13:28
Sidney Levine
I was the owner of Just-Rite Auto Upholstery on Everett Avenue Chelsea for 48 years
until I sold it on Nov. 12, 1999. It's been resold very recently & is now called National
Auto Upholstery. I am 71 years old & remember my mother taking me to Revere Beach
by trolly with the wicker seats.
1/29/2002 18:07
Elliot (RED) Harris
Las Vegas, NV
1/28/2002 21:29
buddy horrocks
Indian Rocks Beach Just thought id say hi to all my old friends in the class of 1968. love to here from anyone
Fl
that would like to just say hi to old friends
1/26/2002 23:07
Irwin Abrams
Tampa, FL
1/22/2002 17:15
Gerald
1/22/2002 1:33
David Jacobs
Just wanted my friends to know my change of e-mail address. GREAT WEBSITE. Elliot
Harris, class'43
I notice that a lot of people from Revere are living in the Tampa area. Would love to
have a Revere Reunion perhaps at restaurant in Tampa. Anyone interested? E-Mail Me
Revere High School 1953, lived on Campbell Avenue. Attended Wentworth Institute,
served in U.S. Air Force 1955 through 1959, settled near Houston, Texas. Hung out at
Nat's Pool Hall. Had a great time at Revere Beach, Nahant, Lynn and Swampscott. Miss
all of the old gang and think often of the good times.
coronado ca.
does anyone know what happend to the military vet's name board that used to be on
the corner of shirley ave and nahant ave.at the cong.tiffereth isrial tempel?( bad spelling
is results of 12 years at revere schools)
1/19/2002 17:19
Bob and Lori O'Dea St Petersburg FL.
Formerly from Cambridge,did my 'courting' there,still married 46yrs,many fond
memories of this great place.Would like to share your memories with us. We went
there in the late 40s and early 50s as teenagers and will always remember our fun times
life was so simple then -never a problem there,just good people enjoying themselves in
good clean fun.So sad to visit and seeit all gone except for 'Kellys' of course - Does ayone
remember 'Rogers' Pizza place- We sure ate a lot of pizza ther- it was great.
1/19/2002 15:20
Elliot A. Harris, MD Las Vegas, NV
My name is Elliot Harris, RHS class 43 (Although I was in the Navy in Dec.42). I grew up
in Revere, lived on Nahant Ave, Sumner St, Garfield Ave, No. Shore Rd, & Point of Pines.
(Moved around a lot during the depression). Made money in Nat's poolroom. Made
great friends in the drama club @ RHS. Think of PUNK'S corner often. After leaving the
Navy (9&1/2 yrs) I went to medical school, taught at UCLA Med School. Came to Las
Vegas to retire, got bored and now teach in the U.Nevada School of Med. Would love
to hear from any old(just a phrase) friends. E-MAIL [email protected]
1/13/2002 22:04
gene aucella
what would i-or u-give for one of those july-august 90 degree low tide days across from
bianchi's pizza.block ball,beach tennis,flip the quarter all referreed(if thats a word)by
harry legrow,frankie ubatz,the capano bros.add cat damore and lester taylor and you
are back in the 60's.i and my friends took those exceptional days for granted.i wish i
could go back and savor every momemt for the special time it was. but that is an
impossibility.
1/12/2002 12:57
joan Nixon
1/11/2002 21:10
Judy DeAngelis
1/11/2002 18:14
Al Bent
Sonoma County, Ca. I am so glad that people remember that Beachmont had a drugstore. Harold's was a
good place. It seemed always to be cool on a hot summer day.
Anyone from the Class of '61 going to our 40th Reunion? It is going to be at Angelica's
on January 19th. Can't believe it has been 40 years!!! Drop me a line....Judy De
Carson City NV
Grew up in Chelsea in 40's and spent many hours at Revere Beach with the Chelsea gang
in the mid 50's. Great times!
1/11/2002 12:52
Ellen Shaughnessy
Salinas, California
What a wonderful site! I was born in Winthrop but we moved away when I was very
young. We would however visit friends and relatives. I remember my uncles wedding
reception at the General Edwards Inn, Kelly's roast beef, fried clams.... Anyone
remember my father, Daniel Shaughnessy, my uncle Arthur? They spent alot of time in
Revere, think my uncle was a bartender for awhile at GE INN. And I remember the Carey
family, Ray and Mae. Mae was my grandmother's best friend (Esther) Would love to
hear from anyone who remembers any of them.
1/10/2002 23:04
Lawrence Koor
1/10/2002 22:56
Lawrence Koor
1/10/2002 21:05
Peter McCauley
To Goldie and everyone who waited at the soda fountain for one of those hot fudge
sundae at Harold Pharmacy . Since your last email I have been talking to the Guilfoyle
girl, Eleanor and she sends her best. Peter Reinstein was walking th Boulevard and he
remembers those great days. I bumped into the Keeley Girls on Broadway and they
were so happy to hear that you are OK. Their brother Buddy is living in Cal near a horse
trackand he goes there with Nate Seigal's son George. So you are still quite popular
Closing with good wishes and a helathy New Year. I do hear from Chet Drakes neice
from Santee CA. Chet ran the McKeens Taxis. I am sure she was treated with an ice
cream from Harolds. Bless you and keep going Peter McCauley
HARVEY MILLER
MISSION VIEJO, CA WISHING EVERYONE FROM REVERE, IN REVERE, OR WISHING THEY WERE FROM REVERE
A HAPPY NEW YEAR. AND THE CLASS OF 48, RHS
I'm sure this website will bring back a lot of fond memories for people. Looking forward
to viewing the guestbook and reading everyones comments. Regards to all, Lawrence
Koor Are there folks out there who remember my grandparents meat market on
Shirley ave? Would welcome any memories so I can share them with family. Thanks.
1/10/2002 20:53
1/10/2002 20:08
1/10/2002 3:25
david jacobs
coronado ca.
I'm looking for info about old frend from thornton st.1940s.his name Morton cohen,last
name may be spelled differant.he would be about 75 years old now like me.
1/8/2002 22:24
Danae Lamarre
1/6/2002 18:19
Bob Joseph
Wichita, Kansas
1/3/2002 13:20
Tony Abate (
Anthony Abate )
Charlestown ( The
Navy Yard )
1/1/2002 13:57
Bobbie (Liebert)
Collins
Longwood,
FL/Revere at Heart
I HAVE NOT SIGNED THE GUESTBOOK SINCE AUGUST, 1998. I ALWAYS CHECK THE
WEBSITE TO SEE WHAT IS NEW AND WHO SIGNED IN. I REALLY ENJOY THIS SITE AS IT
BRINGS BACK A LOT OF HAPPY MEMORIES. I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL THE REVEREITES
A HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2002 FROM SUNNY FLORIDA!
BOBBIE
1/1/2002 0:05
Goldie [Jacobson]
Kirsch [RHS 1927]
Sherman Oaks,
California
The time is just about midnight, January 1, 2002 and I would like to be the first one to
post a message in the new year. I don't suppose there are many of my classmates left
out there from RHS 1927. You may not remember my name but many of you might
remember the old Harold Pharmacy in Beachmont Square. That was the family business
from 1925 to 1966. Ben Jacobson was my father and Milton (Uncle Miltie to many) was
my husband of 63 years until he passed away in 1993. I live about 2 miles from my
son, Mike and my daughter Barbara [Mortimer]here in lovely Southern California since
1969. If any of my friends from Revere and Beachmont remember me, I would love to
hear from you. I have recently passed my 91st birthday and am looking forward to
reaching 100 and being mentioned by Willard Scott on the NBC Today show. I wish
Hi Bobby! This is incredible! You have done a phenomenal job with this site! It is so
awesome to be able to see the places where my parents hung out at! I wish I could have
been there! Thanks for the walk down their memory lane! Love, Danae
Dear Revere residents and former Revere residents.... If you can answer "YES" to
any of these five related questions please contact me. 1. Do you remember Ernest
(Mike) and Ellen Flaherty who lived at 10 Wadleigh Avenue in Revere in 1949? 2.
Ernest (Mike) Flaherty worked for the MTA for many years. He would have been
known by many MTA co-workers. Do you know anyone who may have worked for the
MTA in the 1950s or 1960s? 3. During the summer of 1949 a three- year-old fosterchild (Richard FORTE) lived with the Flaherty couple. On August 8, 1949 he died. (My
research strongly suggests that Richard, who is my half-brother, did not die of natural
causes.) Do you recall the circumstances surrounding Richard's death? 4. Do you
know anyone who may have lived, or visited, in the Point of Pines section of Revere in
I'm trying to find some old friends that used to hang out at the Revere Beach Bath
House. I cant remember the years but I think in the 60's we hung out at the Bath
House. I can still smell the Fried Clams, and Hot Dogs.... Oh the fun we hade. I wish I
culd go back just one more time. Tony
12/30/2001 15:00
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Hi all, Just want to wish all of you Revereites, and Beachmonters a very Happy New
Calif/Revere/Beach Year from Santee, California HAVE A GREAT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mont
12/29/2001 15:42
Clarence Biggar
Ft. Myers, Fl.
12/29/2001 15:11
Marie Tucci
hi i was looking for someone who worked down Revere Beach in the bowling alley i gave
the rong name his name is John he worked there for a long time way back in the fiftys
12/28/2001 20:12
Marie tucci
im looking for Bob who worked in the bowling alley down Revere beach
12/28/2001 14:08
nicky kessler
south shore
just surfed in/ nice to see old friends that never forget their roots. Lots of good times
with good friends /
12/27/2001 21:57
GENE AND MILLIE
LEWIS
REVERE-FRAMINGHAM-BOYNTON BEACH
FL.
WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN, SOME TIME BACK MILLIE AND I PUT ON THE WEBSITE A
TRIVA QUIZ AND REC'D 40 OR 50 ANSWERS . IT'S A LOT OF FUN AND YOU CAN CATCH IT
BETWEEN 75 & 80 ON THE WEBSITE .
BOTH OF US GO THRU THE REVERE SITE FROM
TIME TO TIME AND A COUPLE OF THINGS CAME TO MIND . IN OUR CITY WE HAD
SPECIAL NAMES FOR MANY OF OUR FRIENDS , JUST TO NAME SOME --- HERE GOES--THERE WAS BOOKIE, YOSIE DUVIE SOOKIE RED FOOFOO SONNY PATSY SPIKE TWEET
DENKIE . I'M SURE THERE ARE MANY MORE . EMAIL ME IF YOU DO AND ALSO , THE
ONES THAT I PUT IN , SEE IF YOU CAN PUT THIER REAL NAMES AND ALSO THE LAST
NAME !!!!! ONE OTHER THING THAT WE THOUGHT ABOUT . WE ALWAYS MENTION
KELLYS , NATS POOL ROOM , PUNKS CORNER AND SO MANY OF THE GREAT THINGS WE
Lived in Oak Island 1939-1947,RHS Class of '47. Now living in Mililani, Oahu, Hi.
12/24/2001 17:07
ABRAHAM(UBBY)
kRAMER
RANDOLPH,MA
HI HERBY BRESNICK,DAVEY JACOBS AND UBBY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU FOR
SOMETIME DAVE JUST SENT US THIS SITE. UBBY IS VERY HAPPY TO FIND YOU. AS YOU
CAN SEE WE ARE IN MA. ON THE SOUTH SHORE. PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL WHEN YOU
FIND THE TIME. WE HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH DAVEY FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS. ITS A
LONG STORY HOW WE FOUND EACH OTHER.SHIRLEY & UBBY KRAMER
12/24/2001 16:32
ABRAHAM (UBBY)
kRAMER
RANDOLPH,MA
WILL BE GLAD TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE THAT WENT TO GARFIELD SCHOOL OR REVERE
HIGH YEARS 1940'S.
12/22/2001 17:07
Bob Joseph
Wichita, Kansas
Dear Revere residents and former Revere residents......
I am searching for
Madeline Libby. In 1949 Madeline lived at 11 Blanchard Avenue in Revere with her
husband, Sheridan. (He may have been a police officer when he was in his 30s.) At
the time Madeline was 26 years old and today she would be in her late-70s. (Sheridan
died at an early age and Madeline may have remarried. If that was the case then
"Libby" would not necessarily be her name today.) DO YOU KNOW MADELINE?
Many thanks,
Bob Joseph
12/21/2001 11:15
Burt Shepard
Hollywood Fla
Hi..I just wanted to wish all Happy Holidays..from RHS48 and all the old memories of
the Beach & Nats poolroom. Have a great 2002.
12/21/2001 4:31
Cutch Mac
Cutcheon
12/21/2001 3:34
David m. Jacobs
Class of 1964 IC High School. Great Memories of the Beach, and all of the fun. There is a
get together on the 29th of Dec at Reardons. All are invited. Happy Holidays.
Coronado,California love this site,reading notes as time permits,hope to hear from1940-53 old feends.
(san diego area)
12/21/2001 1:31
HARVEY MILLER
MISSION VIEJO, CA JUST STOPPING IN TO SAY HAPPY HOLIDAYS. AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL FROM
REVERE, AND THOSE WHO ENJOYED THE GREAT PLACE THAT WE GREW UP IN.
REGARDS TO ALL. CLASS OF 1948, RHS
12/19/2001 12:39
potts
12/18/2001 16:43
STAN FELDMAN
HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
Happy Holidays and New Year to all my classmates from the great RHS Class '61.
Wishing you a great 2002.
12/17/2001 16:27
Walter Lyons
Bay Shore NY
The pictures brought back great memories for a "kid" who was born in Chelsea in 1933.
My Aunt Alice Fraser lived on top of "cow hill" on Reservoir Ave in Revere. Her house
was one of the first built there. I can still remember nickel day a Revere Beach during
the late 30's and early 40's.
12/17/2001 12:16
Gloria Nicholson
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
Happy holidays to everyone in Revere. Have wonderful memories of the beach.
"56"
12/17/2001 10:03
Kristie whitten
missouri
I am 15 i moved from boston last yr thats still my home and this is the only way to see
my beach
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS IC 1961 REVERE AND REVERE BEACH WILL
ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART HAVE FUN AND STAY HEALTHY
RHS
12/15/2001 11:46
Jack Ingham
Merry Christmas to all in Revere and to all on Endicott Ave. in Beachmont form
Langhorne, PA (RHS, 1960)
12/13/2001 11:19
Mimi E. Benvenuti
Petrilli
Brooksville,Fl
1-532-799-6408
12/13/2001 11:15
John A Petrilli
Brooksville,Fl
give me call 1-532-799-6408 anytime
12/12/2001 20:14
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
Hi all, Just want to wish everyone in Revere and Beachmont a Merry Christmas and a
Calif/Revere/Beach Happy New Year from Santee, California. Have a GREAT ONE. Lois
mont
12/12/2001 19:42
Leah Schmidt
Revere Beach, MA
12/12/2001 11:03
Lillian Belinfante
Herz berg
Beautiful San Diego, Wish all my cousins and class of '44 a healthy happy holiday season.
CA
Hello Revere Beach Fans! I am currently working on a pictorial history of Revere
Beach from approximately 1896 - 1978 and am looking for original photographs and
memorabilia (postcards, ticket stubs, etc.) for possible inclusion in the book. Any
material and/or possible contacts would be helpful. Please let me know ASAP. Thank you
all for your help!
12/10/2001 14:00
Janet (Rizzo) Stover
12/10/2001 10:35
Leah Schmidt
Revere Beach, MA
Mr. Upton: My name is Leah Schmidt and I am working on the Revere Beach book for
Arcadia Publishing. Based in Portsmouth, NH, Arcadia is the leading publisher of regional
and local history books in the country. I am working to gather old photographs, original
postcards, advertisements and other promotional material to include in this book. I was
wondering if you had access to such material and if you would be willing to meet with
me so that I might view it for potential inclusion in the book. Any material or contact
names that you could provide would be helpful and truly appreciated. As a lifelong
Revere Beach resident, it is my intent to create a superb pictorial book detailing the
remarkable history of our home and America's first public beach. I would also be
interested in perhaps advertising for material that visitors to www.reverebeach.com
12/9/2001 20:16
james andrews
groveland ma
01834
graduated 1959 hi to all
12/9/2001 18:16
howard ladd (rhs
56')
discovery bay,
california
the sites, the sounds, the smells:what a rich and valuable memory. forrey, franklin,
anderson, the crescent drugstore, garfield jr high, maureen o'connell, snuffy who used
to buy giq's of pickwick ale for drinking on the seawall,the great ladies from the point of
pines, the submarine races, trying to pick up chelsea girls at the oceanview, bill ash's log
cabin, shirley ave, nat heller, i realize nostalga is not what it used to be but my god....the
memories are so good and important. we lived in a colorful and exciting place. we have
to maintain the memories. that's why this site is so valuable and important. happy
holidays everyone.
12/7/2001 20:07
Donna Beck (
Hanson )
Beautiful Vermont
My brother Phil and I really love your site. It brings back a lot of memories of growing up
and spending time at the beach with family and friends. It was a wonderful place to
gather for family get togethers. Does anyone out there remember Treasure Island?
12/9/2001 20:25
12/6/2001 20:38
Judy (Austin) Riley
Boca Raton, Fl.
Just found this site by accident and enjoy reading the comments. I grew up in
Beachmont and graduated RHS 1955.
12/3/2001 21:36
Phil hanson
Tampa FL.
12/3/2001 20:06
Nancy Baillie
Imbracsio
Peabody H.S.Class Of 69
2nd time back, to this "walk down memory lane" web
site. The last time I wrote, I mentioned a great pizza place ,but i could not remember the
name of it, in reading the guest book, I found It yup Bill Ash's Pizza! Best Pizza pie in all
of New England! Anyone remember "The Ritz", a great Italian Resturant, on the way out
to the beach? And Oh yea who could forget "Kane's Donuts" eating one , was like eating
3 of them! Don't make them like that anymore! I rode the "Cyclone", that had been
moved to Maryland..and supposedly Its the same one that was at Revere Beach! It may
be , but It wasn't the same, Nah, no smell of Kelly's Clams in the air, or Joe & Nemo's hot
dog's It just wasn't the same! Grand Mother and Grand Father loved it there also, A
great place to go after church on Sun. Who could forget Bob's Arcade, If he didn't have it
from Beachmont class of '69. looking for old friends.. Dance teacher Irene
Baron..."FOB" "friends of Baillie's of Beachmont.
12/3/2001 12:41
David Zaslow
Vista, CA always
Beachmont
I've been here befor and will be again. I just want to wish all a Happy New Year. Miss you
all
12/3/2001 2:42
David Jacobs
Coronado Island,san born at the beach 1927 moved1954 ..never forget hot dogs fried clams frozen custerd
Diego,california
fireworks and my harley d.and model t ford advertising the supersonic car wash at
bellcircle.
12/2/2001 8:36
Jack Mendoza
Lake Worth,FL. &
Harrisburg, PA.
Have been here before but thought I would drop in again.
happy and healthy holiday. JACK Class of 39
Hope everyone has a
12/1/2001 20:16
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee,
I want to wish all of my home town people Happy Holiday from California. I love to
Calif/Revere/Beach read all the mail. What a happy place the Beach was growing up. I grew up in the 30's
mont
and 40's. when the Beach was at it's best. The rides the good food. Just a dream now.
But what a dream. Folks now, don't know what a wonderful place the Beach once was.
Bye for now.
12/1/2001 15:05
Stephen Cutler
TN
11/25/2001 21:07
richard st george
11/23/2001 20:37
jack moreschi
iwakuni japan
really enjoy the site. brings back memories of revere and revere beach. haven't been
there in a long time but would love a kelly's roast beef right about now. graduated from
rhs 1973.
11/21/2001 22:32
Nancy Wilcox Bray
Woonsocket, RI
I lived in Everett from Birth till age 25, and boy did I get a rush of memories looking
through this site! I can't tell you how many day's (and nights) I spent at Revere beach
with my family and friends. This is a great site, and it makes me want to go home for a
visit! I LOVED Kelly's and knew almost all the guy's that worked there! Also hung out at
Sammies Patio and once in a while at the "sloung" the lounge... kind of a dive.. sorry.
haha. anyway thanks for the memories!
11/18/2001 7:54
Mark Wolper
Swampscott, MA
I used to take the bus from Chelsea to the beach. Hung at Punks corner. Would walk to
the beach down to Kelley's and spend all my money. I still drive the beach and miss all
the excitement that was there when I was growing up.
I've been here before but haven't posted a message in quite awhile. I see all the notes
and still brings back a lot of memories. Haven't been back to Revere in several years now
since my parents passed. I have to agree with one of the notes that "WE" really didn't
know how good we had it growing up in the 50-60's and having so much to do and the
fun on Revere Beach. May all of you have a GREAT HOLIDAY Season and GOD BLESS one
and all and this GREAT COUNTRY. Steve Cutler, Class of "59"
Anyone who was down atthe beach from 72 to 75
11/16/2001 17:46
Hadele Nyman
Groman
Lafayette, CA
Cheslsea High School, 1957. "Go Red Devils!" My days at Revere Beach, Bandstand,
were some of the best in my life. We were so lucky to be near enough to get there
easily. I can still smell the salt air, the Joe and Nemo hotdogs, Bill Ashe's pizza, and the
chocolate dipped ice cream on a stick. They were the best. So was the food at China
Sails out on the water (remember, Alan?} Had such good times with friends, Arleen
Isaacs Barnes, Phyllis Fineman, Iris Rosnow, Phil Ellerin, etc. Loved the band music on the
weekends. Does anyone ever hear about David Walkenstein from Revere? My husband,
Phil Groman is from Winthrop.
11/16/2001 17:46
Hadele Nyman
Groman
Lafayette, CA
Cheslsea High School, 1957. "Go Red Devils!" My days at Revere Beach, Bandstand,
were some of the best in my life. We were so lucky to be near enough to get there
easily. I can still smell the salt air, the Joe and Nemo hotdogs, Bill Ashe's pizza, and the
chocolate dipped ice cream on a stick. They were the best. So was the food at China
Sails out on the water (remember, Alan?} Had such good times with friends, Arleen
Isaacs Barnes, Phyllis Fineman, Iris Rosnow, Phil Ellerin, etc. Loved the band music on the
weekends. Does anyone ever hear about David Walkenstein from Revere? My husband,
Phil Groman is from Winthrop.
11/15/2001 13:07
Nick Harty
Barrington, NH
11/14/2001 15:19
Carolyn Brown
East Greenwich,
Rhode Island
Nice site. Brought back a lot of memories of my childhood in Beachmont. We used to
coast over the rocks at short beach in our bare feet without a flinch. All the local kids
learned to swim there. No coaches no lessons, just trial and error. Had a great time at
Mary T. Ronan, and Julia Ward Howe. Jim's variety and Campbells Corner. Sunday
mornings after church standing at the window of Brodricks Bakery watching the donuts
being cooked. You know they were so good for you. When you bought a bag of fresh
baked donuts, the oil used to leak through the bag. They went down so good. Easter
Sunday officially opened Revere Beach for the season. Everybody was there. What a
great place. Rogers Pizza. You could smell it from the Oceanview Ballroom.The Dodems,
Virginia Reel, and the Cyclone were great rides. A summer evening at short beach with
Used to "live" on Revere Beach in the 50's and early 60's. My favorite ride was the
carousel and favorite horse was Agnes. Have pictures. My grandparents used to take me
there as a kid and loved Kelly's Roast Beef!
11/14/2001 5:51
A. Rabinowitz
11/13/2001 19:33
Bob Joseph
Great site . . .
Would like to locate my relative Hedy Newman who graduated from
Revere High School, 1960, or her sister Dorothy Newman.
Wichita, Kansas
Dear Revere residents and former Revere residents......
First....my apologies to
all of you who have already seen a different, earlier version of this message. With
each subsequent message, since the first message, several months ago, I re-assure
myself that a different group of readers may see my appeal for assistance.
Dear
folks....do you know anyone who lived on Wadleigh Avenue, or visited with someone
on Wadleigh in the summer of 1949? In the summer of 1949 my three-year-old halfbrother, Richard,was living at 10 Wadleigh with his foster-parents Ernest "Mike" and
Ellen Flaherty. On August 8, 1949 Richard died suddenly and under mysterious
circumstances. If you, or anyone you know, remembers Richard or the Flaherty
couple please contact me.
Many thanks, Bob Joseph Wichita, Kansas
11/13/2001 19:03
Elliot and Margie
Belt
Hi cousins! Love from our house to yours.
11/12/2001 20:27
Donna Beck
Vermont
Every Sunday my parents took us to Revere Beach to spend the day swimming and going
on the rides. It is one of those child hood memories that will always stay with me. I think
it is a shame that now all there is are high rise condos.
11/12/2001 2:15
Phil Hanson
Tampa Florida
Wow! I was so surprised to see a web site, for a place I hung out at,as a teen! Wish I had
a dollor for every time I rode the "Cyclone" and listened to "Pretty Woman" playing on
the loud speaker there!And who could forget Bob's Arcade! How about a Joe$ Nemos
Hot dog? What was the name of that Ny pizza place? Best pizza in the world!
11/10/2001 20:24
Debbie Pratt
Packard
11/10/2001 19:24
JOHN FRANKLIN
11/9/2001 22:20
Thelma Clark
Maitland
JUST MADE A 4 DAY TRIP TO REVERE WENT FROM THE PROVIDENCE AIRPORT TO
KELLY'S FOR CLAMS AND A ROAST BEEF SANDWICH HAD CLAMS EVERY DAY.TO BAD
THE RIDES ARE NOT THERE WE DIDNT KNOW IN THE 50'S HOW LUCKY WE WERE.
Santa Barbara,
California
It's always fun to view a little of the past....I recently visited the beach when I was back
East.....Thanks
11/9/2001 13:19
Ken Isaacs
Kingston, NH
CHS "62. Great memories-from infancy to early 20's & beyond. Still take occasional
walks along the beach, sit on the wall, eat anna's pizza & remember all those fun times
& great people. Was there anyplace better than punks corner to spend the summer in
the 50's & 60's?I think not!
11/8/2001 8:02
Fran Duffy-Giarla
Good Ole REVERE
It is so nice to see names from the past.Ihad a million GREAT times down THE
BEACH.Remember those wonderful smells of hot dogs and pizza?Hello to all the freinds
out there who made my teens and twenties such a blast! KEEP IN TOUCH. FRAN
11/7/2001 17:27
ARNIE BAKER
DOWNINGTOWN,
PA
FANTASTIC! CHELSEA HIGH - 1957. REAL HOME WAS PUNK'S CORNER. MY SISTER,
JUDY BAKER LEVINE LIVES IN STOUGHTON. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU
OLDER FOLKS.
11/7/2001 10:27
Audrey C. Steinberg Margate, Florida
I just happened on the site last nite and got such a kick out of it. I grew up in Winthrop
but spent many days and nites on Revere beach. No place has such great memories for
me as Revere!
11/6/2001 6:06
Jack McCarthy
Houston
Just came back from my first visit in 10 years. Class of 63.
11/5/2001 22:36
David Cohen
Los Angeles,
California
Found this great site six months ago and check in from time to time. Graduated from
Everett High, Class of '62. Planning our 40th reunion for next October 2002. For
information, please contact me. Anyone know the whereabouts of Pam Guy from the
Pines, RHS '61? Or Roberta Stone, RHS '63 or Sharon Cohen RHS '63? We have truly
beautiful beaches here in southern California, but memories of Revere Beach can never
be duplicated.
10/31/2001 15:07
maura
clearwater beach fl. Love the pictures!My grandparents owned that ballroom,it was The Beachview
Ballroom.Does anyone remember the "childrens ball"or Mr. Bean from the
sat.afternoon movies?
10/31/2001 14:37
maura
10/30/2001 19:27
Bob Joseph
........Wichita ,
Kansas.......
Dear Revere Residents and former Revere residents...
Are you, or anyone in
your family, old enough to remember a couple that lived on Wadleigh Avenue in the
Point of Pines section of Revere in 1949? Please contact me if you remember them.
ERNEST (Mike) and ELLEN FLAHERTY. ERNEST (Mike) and ELLEN FLAHERTY. ERNEST
(Mike) and ELLEN FLAHERTY. ERNEST (Mike) and ELLEN FLAHERTY. ERNEST (Mike and
ELLEN FLAHERTY. ERNEST (Mike) and ELLEN FLAHERTY. ERNEST (Mike) and ELLEN
FLAHERTY. ERNEST (Mike and ELLEN FLAHERTY. ERNEST (Mike) and ELLEN FLAHERTY.
ERNEST (Mike) and ELLEN FLAHERTY.
Many thanks.
Sincerely, Bob Joseph
Wichita, Kansas
10/29/2001 0:31
Joanne (Bidder)
Jumper
Katy, Texas (west
side of Houston)
I was born and brought up in the Shirley Ave area of Revere and lived there until 1989
when my now ex-husband got transferred to Houston - I am living here with my new
husband and my two kids (daughter 21 & son almost 18) - I graduated in 1971 from
good ol RHS....I would love to find some of my old classmates to email with - I think it
would be lots of fun!
On hot summer nights my friends and I would always be found
hanging around Danny's - cos the guys that worked there were pretty hot!!! Anyhow please feel free to email me at the above address.....It would be great to hear from
anyone that I graduated with! Bye for now - Joanne
10/27/2001 16:22
Maureen
PA
My husband and I are originally from Everett and Malden. We now live in PA. Of
course, Revere Beach was THE fun place to be while growing up. My husband and I met
at Revere Beach on September 3, 1989 and have been together ever since.
When
returning to MA to visit family, we always try to stop by with our children to share our
happy memories with them and NATURALLY because we just HAVE to get clams and
beefs at Kelly's.
10/26/2001 19:17
Alexandra McGaha
Hello to the man, so far away in Revere! I will never forget you....
10/23/2001 11:14
potts
IC 1961 JUST READING PETER MCCAULEY NOTE AND SINCE HE IS A OLD NEIGHBOR HE
MUST REMEMBER OSULLIVANS JELLY DONUTS, NONE BETTER, STAY HEALTHY AND
HAVE FUN EVERYONE
10/22/2001 21:02
Marina Trestin
Stoughton, MA
To Bob Upton, Jr.: Thanks for telling me about this web site. Although I have only
lived in the Boston area for 22 years and didn't attend high shool in Revere, I can still
remember my senior year at Malden High and cruising down Revere Beach and eating at
Kelly's. This may not be the same experience that many folks who visit your web site
have, but it's something too, I guess. Take care and say hello to your Mom for me.
Regards, Marina Trestin
10/22/2001 5:17
BOB CARBONE
SAN JACINTO CA
AND OF COURSE
REVERE MASS
CHARLOTTE WEBBER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT RIGHT MAIL KEEPS COMING BACK
AND I DELETED YOUR OLD ADDRESS SO DROP E YOUR NEW AD OK
BOB
10/19/2001 18:21
June kaye Israelson 12300 Park
Blvd.Seminole, Fl.
33772
I haven't been on this for a long time, as I was up in Boston having rotator cuff surgery;
Now I'm back home where it is very warm. I'm doing lots of therapy. That's all for now,
June
10/17/2001 20:57
Peter McCauley
10/17/2001 17:50
Amy B.
My wife,Mary and I still manage to take a walk on the Blvd when the sun is bright and
we bring our coffee and a Kane's Bakery donut with us so that we sit in the pavillion
opposite the MDC Police Station, now that is still a treat. It is nice to see a note from
people who I have met and had a friendly chat like Amy B and Lois Campise. Some are
out of state but I do send notes and exchange memories on the e-mail. A sunny story
which I like to repeat was the day when I was driving back into SanDiego and while
passing the Custom gate, the Officer stepped up to the car and I told him I was from
Revere Beach, he all but gave me the royal welcome, he was so happy. He said he had
been stationed there for 25 years but he was born and brought up on Park Ave near the
Woodlawn Cemetary.. He didnot want me to leave but wanted to know if the
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Peter McCauley by chance after long
admiring some of his photo collection showcased in the Revere Beach T station. He was
such a wonderfully kind man, and sent me one of his postcard books when I told him of
my love for the long lost beach towns. I have also lived in Venice Beach CA, which was
similar in many ways to Revere long ago. I was refered by a firend to your website and
was thrilled to see so much history, esp. in pictures of Revere and Wonderland. It's so
sad that the grand buildings and entrances and ballrooms are gone now. Just like in
Venice Beach CA. How exciting to have been alive in that time, I only wish I could have
experienced it for myself. Thank you for sharing the hitory with us all.
RevereBeach Still
10/14/2001 20:06
Bob Joseph
10/14/2001 14:22
Brian Wiseman
10/13/2001 20:04
Lois (Drake)
Campise
10/1/2001 13:27
DEBBY KASSOY
9/30/2001 21:48
Barbara Brodine
Spann
9/24/2001 0:04
Temple B'nai Israel
of Beachmont
......Wichita,
Kansas.....
Dear Revere residents and former Revere residents.... CAN YOU HELP ME ??
I am searching for folks who are at least in their mid-60's that lived on, or near,
Wadleigh Avenue in the Point of Pines section of Revere between 1948 and 1950. I
would also be eager to make contact with anyone, in the same age-group, that may
have visited with friends or relatives on, or near, Wadleigh Avenue between 1948 and
1950. If you, or someone you know, can relate to either of the above scenarios you,
or they, may be able to help me unravel the mystery surrounding the death of my
three-year-old half-brother in August of 1949. In 1949 the following families lived
on Wadleigh Avenue. a) WHITE, William and Elizabeth (#16) b) DADDIECO, Anthony
and Laura (#22) c) RAFANIELLO, Joseph and Lillian (#11) d) KELLY, Timothy and Helen
Does anyone have any photos of Shirley Ave during the 1960's and 1970's? It would be
great to see some of how it use to be in our days. . .
Santee,
Hi people, what!!! NO new e-mail since 10/01/01 I check this site daily and nothing has
Calif/Revere/Beach been posted since then, hope every thing is OK in good old Revere. I know things are not
mont
so rosey these days, but come one lets get back to normal, or at least near normal.
Come on people lets get busy with some mail. OK????
i UNDERSTAND THERE IS A REUNION PLANNED FOR CLASS OF 66. I WOULD APPRECIATE
ANY INFO. HOME IS NOW TORONTO, ONOTARIO!
Dallas, GA
Thanks so much for this site. Just learned that my grandparents met and fell in love
there. No wonder! Just in case someone can help - she was Kathleen (Cassie) Elenor Apt
from Eastport, ME and he was William Brodin(e) an artist and muscian from Sweden. He
brothers owned or operated a restaurant-dinner-theater, probably around 1908-1910 I
think. Anyone know what the name of that would have been? Please email me if you
have any info. Thanks.
Hello to all Revere Beach.com visitors! Temple B'nai Israel of Beachmont, Revere, just
turned 95 years old. In honor of that celebration, we have created a major history
project and are looking for people, stories and photos of those who have (or have family
members who have), been a part of the congregation and have history to share. We
have the capability of video and taping for a video documentary. If you have any
information, we would love to hear from you. Please respond to
[email protected] or call the temple office at 781-284-8388. Thank you!
9/22/2001 14:02
Gloria Nicholson
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
I want to say thank you to whoever was responsible for lighting the candles on the wall
at Revere Beach. I was in Revere for my 45th RHS class of 1956 reunion when this
tragedy happened, concerned about flying home to California, the candles and everyone
walking the beach gave me a very peaceful feeling. It was sad that such a tragedy
happened the week of my visit but, I will always remember the beautiful sight of those
candles at my favorite place, Revere Beach. Thank you
9/18/2001 23:34
Carol Santella
Florida
Hi anyone from class of 1980!!! I visit Revere once or twice a year and there really is no
place like home....Love and warm wishes...
9/17/2001 13:44
Fred Collari
Sandwich
I think this is a terrific web site! I think the online pictures are great and I would like to
see more pictures of the beach.
9/11/2001 17:14
Liz Moomau
Big Run , PA
Thanks Billy for showing me this site it takes me back to childhood and where I was born
Love that dirty water Boston your my Home
9/8/2001 18:42
Bob Joseph
Wichita, Kansas
Dear Revere residents and former Revere residents... CAN YOU HELP ME ?? I
am searching for folks who are at least in their mid-60s that lived on, or near,
Wadleigh Avenue in the Point of Pines section of Revere between 1948 and 1950. I
would also be eager to make contact with anyone, in the same age-group, that may
have visited with friends or relatives on, or near, Wadleigh Avenue between 1948 and
1950.
If you, or someone you know, can relate to either of the above scenarios you,
or they, may be able to help me unravel the mystery surrounding the death of my
three-year-old half-brother in August of 1949. Many, many thanks. Sincerely,
Bob Joseph
9/7/2001 13:07
Gary Rutstein
Hudson N.H.
Fond memories....my Dad would bring us there as kids...DOGGEM, THE
CYCLONE,SKEEBALL, THE MERRY-GO-ROUND...MINI-GOLF.....taking the 'BLUE BUS" TO
PUNKS CORNER"..thank God ANNA'S PIZZA was there...FRIED CLAMS and
RUDOLFFS..best steak sandwich in the world&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;
.....loved that DIRTY WATER!!!!!!
9/6/2001 13:12
Joel Morrison
Boynton Beach, FL
RHS Class of 1960. My wife Nina (Brooks, RHS 1960) signed the guestbook some time
ago but I thought I would, too. Would love to hear from old friends. (figuratively
speaking)
9/4/2001 12:34
Irene Heath
St. Augustine,, FL
You youngsters from the 60s keep mentioning Punk's Corner. Where was that? My
memories of the beach go way back to the days when you kids were in diapers -- the
40s. Riding the blue bus from Woodlawn with all the little rascals who could scrape up a
nickel. Frozen custards, nickel day, the smell of pepper steaks sizzling on the grill, the
Cyclone. We hung out at the Nautical, our barefeet skipping bravely over the rocks.
Jitterbugging Friday nights at the Oceanview. Later, it was Van Dykes frequented by a
bunch of firefighters who pumped iron (it could have been calleld Muscle Beach), and
party boys from Malden Is anyone out there old enough to remember?
9/1/2001 6:35
Lenny Hirshberg
in mass.
one of nat's boys. graduated in 54 and am on committee for our 50th reunion. Enjoy
hearing from old friends and from people who know me. This site has been great, have
gotten in touch with people I haven't heard from in years. Grew up in Garfield school
area. Played ball at curtis park and have some great memories from there. Please feel
free to contact me.
8/31/2001 12:02
John Mondello
Charlestown Mass
originally Revere
because of this website, I have managed to get in touch with many lost friends I havent
seen in over 15 yrs.Keep up the great work. If my name sounds familiar to you, feel free
to drop me an email thanx
8/31/2001 8:33
elaine fleishman
schwartz
8/29/2001 8:57
Burt Shepard
am a 1963 grad of Everett high school. Many of relatives from Chelsea and Revere.
Many fond memories of sleeping on the beach in the 50's and meeting friends at punk's
cornor in the 60's. Remember my sister going to the Children's Ball , shopping for shoes
for $1.69 etc and of course navigating Bell circle. Can still taste the clams from the Clam
Box... Would love to hear what happened to Wesley Covitz, Alan Potash, etc
Hollywood Fl
Hi..class of 1948..one of " Nats Boys" ..send
me an E-mail if you remember me. Been in fla for years.
8/28/2001 22:42
Mary Ann
Monterose
This brought me back to when I was a teenager going to Revere Beach and hanging out
with my Everett friends in front of the Nautical. Great times!
8/28/2001 20:44
Ellen(Rutstein)
McCarthy
Salem, NH
I remember "Punks Corner" 1965-66-67!Also remember hanging at "HOJO"S lots of fun
and fond memories. Would love to attend a reunion!! Contact me via e-mail
Thanks.
8/27/2001 21:06
Leigh Musicof
Boston
My father grew up in Revere, and worked at the amusement park when he was in high
school. I grew up hearing stories about "old" Revere. This web site is pretty good. I
wish you had more photos of the BRB&L and of the BERY and Eastern Mass Street cars
that operated in Revere.
8/25/2001 11:37
Stephen
Panopoulos
Fallston, Maryland
Greetings, Just wanted to say great site! In the 60's and 70's our family would travel
from MD and visit Revere Beach and Winthrop every year. This brings back alot of good
memories.
8/20/2001 14:16
Katie
New Hampshire
Hello, I'm Katie. I am doing a report for school. I would like to know how long Revere
Beach is from Winthrop to Lynn, Mass. Please, email me back at:
[email protected] Thank you, Katie
8/20/2001 14:03
Karen St.Clair
(Indorato)
Salem, MA
Great sight...brings back a lot of memories....Hanging out across from Danny's on the
beach, playing pin ball.. Bill's Spa...the Youth Center dances...having fun on
Broadway..Piece of Pizza, the old Revere Theater..RHS Class of '71 would love to hear
from old classmates.
8/19/2001 16:44
Janet Damelin
Medford, MA
Hung out at Punk's Corner and HOJO's from 1966 on. These were some the of best
year's of our lives. Would love to hear from some of the gang Eddie, Jimmy, Randy,
Sheryl, Debra, Nancy, Paul.
8/19/2001 4:13
RITA(VINCENT)MCD CALIFORNIA----ONALD
REVERE BEACH
HI BOB THANK YOU VERY MUCH----I HAVE MET A LOT OF NICE PEOPLE--THANKS TO
YOUAND A LOT OF OLD FRIENDS.--I O-YOU RITA VINCENT MCDONAld
8/18/2001 21:49
Danette
Class of "79" Looking for old friends. Now living in Seattle WA. Still come home for visits
now and then. Love the beach in summer.
8/18/2001 21:45
Danette Belliveau
8/16/2001 10:59
george
brockton mass.
hi again ,,,just a note,,,me and my then girlfriend,,,now wife ,,rode the last ride on the
cyclone coaster,,,as it would shut down the next week in 1969,,,,,,sad.
8/16/2001 10:55
george pierni
brockton mass.
i love your page i am a coaster fan also.
8/15/2001 19:34
Susan Chinchillo
Living in Sunny
South Florida
Born in Revere and having spent 18 years on Revere Beach, I appreciate this website.
Great job!
8/11/2001 16:41
John Mondello
Charlestown
If it wasnt for this website,I would have never located some of my long lost friends I
hung out with at funspot arcade back in the early to mid 70s.If any of u people r still
around,please contact me
8/9/2001 13:14
Marianne
(Olson)Welch
Chelsea,Massachus Well, I am a graduate from CHS Class of "73" Had a lot of wonderful times down Revere
etts
Beach.. With my buddie Susan She to is a Graduate of CHS Class of "73"...Our renioun is
comming soon!!!
8/6/2001 22:41
Pam DeGroot
We are planning a punks corner reunion for the summer of 2002 if you hung out at
Punks during the following years (1965-1966-1967-1968)and would like information
about the reunion please contact me with your email address, name and for women
maiden name. looking forward to seeing all of you.If you would like to be part of the
planning group let me know.
8/6/2001 20:12
Lori Spinelli-Navarro Saugus
I grew up in Revere worked the ice-cream stand across from the band stand, made
cotton candy and hung out at the dodge cars and the cab stand. As an adult i still love
good old Revere Beach and can remember walking over the overpass at Curtis Park..I
now have a son lifeguarding down Revere Beach. Life is a circle. I remember Red Cross
swim lessons at 8:30 am in the cold June waters. Oh Revere Beach. Hung out with the
Hurley's too. It goes on and on.....
8/5/2001 19:07
debbie benson
I return to the beach every time I get up to the north shore. Grew up in Malden and
spent many hours cruising the boulevard as a teenager and of course the rides as a
kid. Does anyone know where I can purchase a poster of the beach (the
amusements) circa the 60s? I've seen a book on Lincoln Park in RI but would love to
find anything similar about Revere Beach. Thanks.
wareham ma
8/5/2001 1:51
Heather
Revere!
So glad to have found this website! As a local--and someone wholly in love with the
ocean--I have a profound sense of pride at living not only in a beachtown (which I took
for granted for a very long time in favor of trekking down to the Cape... the shame), but
also at being able to boast of having the country's oldest public beach! Revere Beach is
beautiful (albeit a bit crowded), and I'm lucky to live so close.
8/4/2001 17:56
Charlotte Webber
Culbreth
Lynn
I was born and brought up in Revere. One of the last babies to be born in the old
hospital. I have alot of good memories of Revere. I lived on Calumet Street as a little girl.
8/1/2001 12:52
Shirley Levy
Fiorentino
Cape Cod
Graduate RHS 1956 - Lived on Walnut Place!
8/1/2001 12:34
Shirley Levy
Fiorentino
8/1/2001 0:40
Norm Lipofsky
Monroe, CT
Hi: As a graduate of Nats (also RHS '56), I thoroughly enjoyed looking through this site
and reading the comments in the guestbook. Brought back some great memories..Stan
Lee Druck--saw your remarks and, if you're on-line, drop me a note. Would love to hear
from you. Great site! Keep up the good work.
7/30/2001 17:32
June (Kaye)
Israelson
Seminole, Florida
On the Gulf Coast)
This will be the last e-mail change, unless of course lightning takes out another webtv. I
hope not. If anyone from the class of 1954 from Revere High, or anyone who hung out
at Punks corner in the 50's knows me I would love to hear from then. I grew up on Beach
St.Well, I guess that's it for now. June
Graduate RHS 1956 - Lived on Walnut Place!
7/28/2001 11:04
Jim Glunts
Milton,MA
Growing up in Everett in the 1930-40's, used to go by Service Bus Line to the beach with
my parents. Very nostalgic memories and spent time there after I returned from Navy
after WWII.
7/27/2001 22:31
Ellen Gelin (Cohen) Peabody, Ma.
To the class of '71. We are planning our 30th reunion. Please e-mail me with your
address so we can forward the info to you. Save this date Nov. 23rd 2001. Hope to
see you there.
7/27/2001 16:32
Adriene (DeMasi)
Breda
everett
Great site, but also wanted to tell anyone interested about another web site. Its
reverehigh.com/. You can get in touch with people from your year of graduation and
best of all its free. Im from "79" and i think im the only member right now from my year.
It has a lot of other good stuff too. Check it out.
7/25/2001 16:51
Joe Repici
Saugus, Ma.
Finally found my way in BOB, I am not disappointed. This site is great ! Keep it up BOB.
Grew up on Dolphin Ave and Atlantic Ave, worked Holt's Pier when I was a kid. Every
day at the beach, summer, winter, it didn't matter when. Best place and time to have a
childhood. Hung out at Beachmont Corner, giving Mel all my dimes and quarters, just so
I could learn how to play pool. Thank you ! Bob you've done a fabulous job putting
this together. My e-mail is here, so drop a line, anytime. Once again, THANK YOU !!
Oh yeah, I'm a 1969 Revere High Graduate.
7/23/2001 13:59
donald p smith
revere ma
7/21/2001 16:14
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
Formerly of Revere Just a reminder to all of Revere High School's Class of '56. Don't forget to send in your
reservation for your 45th Class Reunion which will be held Sat. Sept. 8th at the Sheraton
Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. Please e-mail me if you have any questions. Also, if anyone
out there knows of anyone who graduated from the Class of '56, please let me know.
Thanks!!
7/20/2001 22:35
joe pescione
i worked the rides and games at funspot from 1969 to 1978 one of the best times
growing up .hanging at all the bars
7/19/2001 14:43
June (KAYE)
Israelson
I did it again I forgot to put my maiden name (KAYE) when I wrote my last message in
the guestbook. June
7/19/2001 14:29
June L. Israelson
Seminole, FloridA
I hope this is the last time I have to change my e-mail address. I just wanted people
(On the West Coast) that graduated with me in 1954 and my friends from Punks corner to know my e-mail
address . June
7/18/2001 23:46
Robin Hurt
Roanoke, VA
7/17/2001 21:28
June (KAYE)
Israelson
Seminole, Fla. ((The
West Coast)
7/15/2001 23:03
rick bernard
I'm a carousel enthusiast and found this site through some links on a carousel web page.
I really enjoyed Peter McCauley's pictorial history feature! Also the Vintage Postcards.
Thanks!
graduated in the class of 1966 and would love to hear from anyone how hung out at
holtie's, squeeze-in or anyone who remembers the bernard's from henry street!!!
7/15/2001 20:39
Lina
Found this site quite by accident and think it's great. I lived in different parts of Revere
growing up in the mid-late 50's. Revere Beach was a wonderful place! Went there all
through high school too, of course, even after we moved.
7/15/2001 16:49
john norton
I grew up in winthrop and spent a long time at revere beach . hanging around, fishing,
spending time with family and friends. i'ne been out of the area for almost ten years
now and owe so do i miss the area.
7/15/2001 0:37
Charlie Russo
Revere
Class of 61 having a Class reunion Nov 10 2001 at Salem CC anyone intereste emai me
also a great site hello everyone and anyone from the class of 61
7/13/2001 23:32
Peggy Rock
Brockton
What a wonderful visit! I was finally able to sea the fruits of your labor.
7/13/2001 10:12
June (KAYE)
Israelson
Seminole, Florida
(on the Gulf coast)
Well, here I am again, I had to change my e-mail address because we had a bad electrical
storm last week and my webtv got hit so I had to buy something else. I wanted all my
friends from Punks Corner and the people from the class of 1954 to have my new
address...June
7/12/2001 22:42
Bob Joseph
Wichita, Kansas
....APPEAL NUMBER TWO..... Dear Revere residents and former Revere
residents,
CAN YOU HELP ME????
Are you old enough to remember a hot
summer day in 1949? Are your parents or grandparents old enough to remember
the death of a three-year-old toddler in the Point of Pines section of Revere in August
of 1949? For several months I have been researching the circumstances
surrounding the 1949 death of my three-year-old half-brother, Richard
(Forte).(Richard may have been known as "Rusty".) In August of 1949 Richard was a
foster-child living with Ernest ("Mike") and Ellen Flaherty in Revere's Point of Pines
area. "Mike" worked for the MTA (Massachusetts Transit Authority) and Ellen was a
housewife.In 1971 "Mike" retired from the MTA and the couple sold their Wadleigh
7/12/2001 17:09
Elaine C. Nelson
7/10/2001 18:44
Harold Trieber
7/9/2001 9:41
khadijah
7/9/2001 9:11
Michael P.
Panopoulos
7/7/2001 19:38
JOHN FRANKLIN
7/7/2001 2:00
BOB CARBONE
I grew up in Revere. Graduated class of 1957. My mother grew up in Revere she was
Claire Campbell we lived in Oak Island and still have family there. I now live in Florida
but my roots are in Revere.
Bridgton, ME 04009 Please get intouch with us. We have been residents of Maine for the past couple of
years. This is the way life should be.
what do you guys d during the day and how do you gather information an some issues
you guys are having
Timonium, MD
Winthrop beach was our local beach for family vacations up from Baltimore, but lots of
great memories from Revere's Cyclone and other rides to getting clams at Kelly's hmmm still good!
HI PAUL LADDS E-MAIL [email protected] I SENT HIM YOUR NUMBER LET ME
KNOW IF YOU HEAR FROM HIM
J.F.
San Jacinto ca
to Roz And Frank I know you are enjoyinf your sojon back to the greatest place Revere
Beach get your fill of all the best food anywhere we Sherry And I will hold the fort here
in the Hot hot San Jacinto valley get your fill of the best seafood anywhere in the world
also pizza's that west coast dosn't know exists also the best Italian and Jewish deli's and
of course the way a hot dog is suppossed to be madebun sliced on the top we have been
in excess of 100oF since you left so enoy the nice east wind at night we envy you, BOB &
SHERRY
7/5/2001 19:38
paul forrey
san diego ca.
howie ladd where are you?
7/2/2001 16:47
eric cipriano
France
Just liked to visit your website because a lot of souvenirs came back to my mind. You
have a nice place, i will certainly return there, for a long walk.
7/2/2001 14:37
Larry Marino
Juno Beach, FL
7/2/2001 13:12
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
California
Talk about going down memory lane, great site, how about Saturday afternoon movies,
a newsreel, cartoons then two movies, my grandfather John the Cop collecting tickets at
the Revere Theatre. Taking a walk to the beach, or hop on the back of the trolley and
get to the beach, sit at Beach Street, the Nautical or Revere Street, (such tough
decisions), speaking of the Nautical, how about the boat rides under the bowling alley
before it became a miniature golf course, all the rides at the beach, the Cylcone, Virgina
Reel, and later the double ferris wheel and the Mighty Mouse. How about the Airplane
ride behind Joe & Nemo's, that was a thrill before the age of special effects. Great
food at Bianchi's, West Lynn Creamery, DeMaino's, the China-Roma, fried clams at
Kelly's, man I can taste it all now. To the class of 1961, my best wishes to all my old
Just a reminder to all of Revere High School's Class of '56. Don't forget to send in your
reservation for your 45th Class Reunion which will be held Sat. Sept. 8th at the Sheraton
Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. Please e-mail me if you have any questions. Also, if anyone
out there knows of anyone who graduated from the Class of '56, please let me know.
Thanks!!
7/1/2001 18:57
Bob Joseph
Wichita, Kansas
7/1/2001 10:36
chuck swartz
brookline
Dear Revere Residents
and former Revere residents,
CAN YOU HELP ME
??
For several months I have been researching the circumstances surrounding the
1949 death of my three-year-old half-brother, Richard (Forte). In the city of Revere
I have made many, many official and unofficial inquiries about Richard's death but, as
of today, I have not received a single, useful response. In August of 1949 Richard
was a foster-child living with Ernest ("Mike") and Ellen Flaherty in Revere's Point of
Pines area. "Mike" worked for the MTA and Ellen was a housewife. In 1971 the couple
sold their Wadleigh Avenue house and moved to Sarasota, Florida. Both died several
years ago. At mid-day on August 8th (1949) Richard was admitted to Boston City
Hospital and by mid-evening he was dead. His death certificate was unsigned by his
Hi, It's been a while since I've said hello. RHS class of 64, I've seen a lot of people sign
on from Shirley Ave, the class, etc. I see Mike Braverman who has a candy and card
store (Hidden Sweets) in Harvard Square. We re-live the memories from the Ave., and
the beach etc. I see Stephaney R, Melinda K. Want to say hello to Ruthann, Norma,
Lester and any one else. It's a hot day today so I think I'll take my family for a ride to the
beach.
6/30/2001 18:00
Pam De Groot
Shaker Hts. OHIO
Punks corner, the drug store, the cheap shoe stores, Wave Ave. where my dad grew
up...memories. Would love to hear from people from my past.
6/30/2001 16:16
ROBERT FENTRESS REVERE
6/28/2001 21:50
Lenny Hillman
Former Revere
I grew up on Walden Street in the 40's. I graduated RHS in 1943. I was in the US Navy
Resident.....Peabody 1943-46. Love Revere and all the memories. Love to hear from you.
6/27/2001 22:06
Vinnie Gudewich
Old RHS class of
"55"
Gold Canyon AZ.
6/25/2001 15:03
Barbara L. Mahoney
6/24/2001 10:59
dmegare
I live in the foot of the mountains east of Phoenix & Apache Junction. Revere what a
place to grow up "the beach" (I met my wife there) was a playground, hotdogs, pizza,
fried clams, slush, the bath house "my uncle Tony (Albano)" was a life guard for years. I
would take the water temp. Who can forget rides like the Cyclone, Vigineer Reel,
Bumber Cars etc. how about the cool clear waves, sand, beach rocks and of course
seaweed ; hold it the MDC police! Hope to here from old friends: Charlie G. Buster F.
Figsy and so on. I will back on 7/4/01 for a few weeks to see my mother at Liston
Towers next to the circle. Vinnie(Goody)
Just great. Loved looking at the old time attractions. I remember some of them very
well.
REVERE MA
I have been living here for two years now and I just love it. There is so much history here
and contrary to popular opinion, this beach is not dirty at all. MDC just needs to spend
more money.
6/21/2001 16:11
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA
Just returned from visit to MA and, of course, Revere. Loved the walk on the beach and
eating at Kelly's. Hated the driving and humidity. Met some former Reverites who live
near my home. Revere was a good place to grow up. My class is having a 57th (?)
reunion in September. My timing was off.
6/21/2001 2:39
Faith Kramer
Pinstein/Jackson
South of Boston
Loveto read the rest of the guest books and to find people haven't heard from in years.
Any Emails welcome.
6/21/2001 2:37
Faith Kramer
Jackson
South of Boston
Great job on the guest books.
6/19/2001 15:03
angelo luongo
norton mass
nice site brings back lots of memmeries of "old high school" walking back and forth to
the "shop school".Want to say hi to all past and present from revere and to those from
the CLASS OF "71" hope to here from some of you. ANGELO
6/18/2001 17:32
marie (fronduto)
banks
the sunny state of
Texas
Just happened to find the web page...Former Beachmont girl now living in Texas. RHS
class of '81. Would love to hear from some of the old gang....just sitting here
daydreaming about " the Crest Ave kids" "Richard's Army", block parties, OLL Softball
league, Rocky beach, The Blizzard of '78, The schoolyard at the Mary T Ronan..Doris,
Richard, Andrea, Troy, Nancy, Rob, Mark, Richard, Rosario, Mary, Doreen and Laurie-you guys out there?
6/17/2001 11:48
Louise Marrama
New Hmpshire
How'd you end up under my brother?You can do better.
6/17/2001 11:39
6/17/2001 9:54
June (Kaye)
Israelson
Seminole, Florida
I can't believe how many people that I know are in this guestbook/ I even found a
cousin of mine/ I think this guestbook idea is great. I graduated in 1954, so if there is
anyone who remembers me please e-mail. I also as so many others remember all the
good things about the beach. I also remember Nat's Pool hall, because I lived near there.
Those were the good days back than. Don't forget I'd love to get some more e-mails
from people back than. June
6/12/2001 16:24
Danielle DiCarlo
My profession takes me to beaches all over the USA. My favorite beach will always be
Revere Beach and my favorite food will always be a "vanilla in a cup with jimmies" from
Kelly's Kreme.
6/12/2001 11:52
Christine Malley
I've lived in Revere for 30 of my 32 years of life, and it wasn't until recently when I had
to vist a historical site for my American Studies class that I decided to do my
presentation/report on Revere Beach. I was amazed at all of the history Revere Beach
once had. The audio tape was wonderful! I enjoyed doing my project because I learned
about the history of my city's beach.
6/11/2001 5:56
Kimberly
Lawrence, MA.
6/11/2001 1:32
Gayle (Pinstein)
Landry
Taunton, Ma
Hi, my name is Kimberly I am an adoptee born in Lawrence, Ma. 08/23/76. I am
searching for a Lawrence H. Skillin (Larry) he may not be using that name anymore. I am
posting here because Revere has a beach. My birthdad loved the beach. He used to go
to Salisbury and he worked there also. I think he's still around and I would really like to
find him. He was born 08/06/41 in NY. He is about 5'7, blue eyes, partially bald, looks
irish/norwegian, he had brown hair but probably white/gray now. He may be stalky. He
is about 60yrs old now(in 2001). I would just like the chance to know my birthdad. I
know he wanted to keep me. Please if you know him reply back to my e-mail. I have a
picture if their's someone with a similar name and description that you know of, or you
think may be him. We can compare to the picture. Dad if you are the one reading
Hi, I left Walnut ave. in 1972 at the age of 14 would love to hear from anyone who
remembers the fun times there. the top of the hill was a great please to grow up.
6/10/2001 10:45
Jim Kaye
Newton Highlands, Well, after all these years of wondering if I was the only one that had such fond
MA soon of Upton , memories of Revere Beach I find there is a whole world of people out there. I would
MA
have graduated in "59" if I had stayed there. Many of the people's names I have seen
here were my age. If anyone remembers me please email. Just a sidelight. While
looking through this site I found my cousin who I had been looking for over many years.
Jim (Jimmy) Kaye
6/7/2001 22:57
Louise Marrama
Nashua, HN
6/7/2001 8:48
clark masters
6/6/2001 10:27
Jan "DeAngelis"
Cafarella
Formerly from
wonderful Revere
Just a reminder to all of Revere High School's Class of '56. Don't forget to send in your
reservation for your 45th Class Reunion which will be held Sat. Sept. 8th at the Sheraton
Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. If you have not received your flyer, please e-mail me your
up-to-date address. Also, if anyone out there knows of anyone who graduated from the
Class of '56, please let me know. Thanks!!
6/4/2001 11:13
howard ladd (rhs
56')
discovery bay,
california
took my family back many years ago. high school gone; wolcott elementary
gone;schwartz's deli on shirley ave gone;china sails in the pines gone: they doubted all
my stories thereafter. it was a great place to live. i miss it.
5/31/2001 23:26
JOANNE COYLE
SILVIS, ILLINOIS
I was thrilled to find this site of Revere Beach. It was a magical place for me while
growing up. I love reading all the notes from everyone, especially about the sun rising
over the ocean, and Kelley's Roast Beef and Joe and Nemo's, etc. I graduated in the
class of 1965. Would be happy to hear from any of my class mates. I made the 25th
class reunion. Don't know if there has been another one since. I think this web site is just
wonderful to keep up with old memories and to make new ones!
I had many a good time and got some of the best sun you could get anywhere on this
infamous beach! I still travel from New Hampshire to come back to RB, on occasion I run
into some old friend from the past here. The memories of this place are endless, I have
traveled to many beaches both domestic and international and this one has them all
beat.........probably the memories and the people have something to do with it! If
anyone remembers me feel free to send me a e-mail and we can go down memory
lane!
I live in Westborough
5/28/2001 18:32
June(Kaye) Israelson Seminole, Fla.
5/28/2001 18:16
June (Kaye)
Israelson
5/27/2001 13:05
Hanna Strowman
5/26/2001 12:06
Louie
Revere
This web site is the best thing thats come along since apple pie. I know there are a lot of
people out there that long for the old Revere Beach, it was and still is the best. Now I
might be sticking my neck out a little bit on this one, but, if there is anybody that would
like me to send some pictures of Revere Beach that I took about two weeks ago, I can
send them to you through the e-mail. If there is something other than the beach you
would like a picture of in Revere and I have the time, I'll try to take it. I can't promise
that I can do this for everyone because I'm sure I'll be getting many requests, but I'll do
my best. Please remember, this is something I'll be doing only in my spare time, so
please be patient.
Louie &lt;&gt;&lt;
5/26/2001 3:18
Bob Carbone
SanJacinto Ca via
Revere MA
5/25/2001 22:03
Rose Terenzi
Revere
well here I am on one of my many visits back to my origin "Kelleys Meadows" that was
the place to grow up in the 30s 40s hre it is Memorial Day weekend the start of the
beach season getting all the rides gussied up cyclone, thunder bolt ,derbyracer,
dodgem's whip. and of course the Hurley's Hurdeler's and famos "Blue Beards Palace"
with the air blasts on the side walk and the smell of fresh popcorn. hotdogs. and fried
clams.The beach in its heyday was the place to be they were good times if any one of my
friends of the past are out there drop me a line you know who you are.If any of you who
read this and get " Dog Fancy" magazine there is an article about the city Revere in the
current issue and believe iy or not it is not derogatory its the may issue.Well must end
this for now to all my fellow Revereites have a wonderful season Hi to Peter
Don't you just LOVE Revere!!!
Seminole, Fl.
Grew up in Revere and graduated from Revere High 1954, got married and eventually
moved to Peabody. I moved alone to FL. 11 years ago. Anybody in my neck of the woods
who wants to e-mail me, feel free to do so.
Thanks Bob for helping.
I grew up on Revere Beach! I've been on all the rides, hung out a the bowling alley. I
love this site...its' quite a walk down memory lane...ps. anyone know the Masters?
Clark? Darlene? Bonnie? Rose Silverstein? Write to me anytime!
5/24/2001 19:19
charles masters
Albany, GA
Class of "55" Revere High retired.
5/23/2001 16:08
Tom Brown
Louisiana
Graduated class of 67. Stayed with the Army for 25 years. Currently working for TRW.
Living in Louisiana and loving life. Have 3 grown children and 4.5 grandchildren. Bob
Marino, Eddie Fitzgerald, Dan Cornish or anyone from Haskell Ave area I'm only an Email away. Later Tom
5/21/2001 12:47
Joyce King Goff
My husband, two sons and I moved from Oxford St. to the suburbs of Cleveland ten
years ago. It feels a little like home viewing this site, especially because from where we
lived we saw the sunrise over the ocean every morning. I get to Revere Beach every
time I come "Home" to visit my Dad, Joe King, councilman in Everett. Gotta get my
Kelly's clam plate! I practically grew up "down the beach" -- the best place in the world!
5/20/2001 22:00
Elaine Mac Intyre
I am so glad to see that this site brings back so many good memories to all who have
lived here or just visited Revere.. The 60's were a great time for all of us who hung out
on the wall in front of the arcade...Patty Leary if you are out there I would love to hear
from you...Keep up this wonderful site. It has been fun looking back.. Anyone who went
to the C M Barrows school and AC Whealan school during the late 50's and early 60's I
would love to hear from you
5/20/2001 11:12
Adria Ramirez,
Adam Gardner,
Steph Cote
5/17/2001 3:50
judy soles
My mom and all my relatives were from Revere. Right across from the church on
Hutchison St. Does anyone know the recipe for slush. It is one of my fondest memories
from when a was a small child in the 50's and vising my relatives.
5/17/2001 3:41
Judy E. Soles
Brings back a lot of childhood memories. Thank you.
5/16/2001 14:45
Sandra McEwen
Creighton
Washington , DC
I lived in Beachmont on Winthrop Ave., and graduated from RHS in "58". Would love to
hear from some of my classmates.
5/16/2001 11:42
Saul STOCKMAN
New York
5/12/2001 10:06
lannie
ma
Oh, the memories! Nat's PoolRoom. Shirley Drug. Michaelson's Drug Store. Arthur's
Creamery. The Dodgem. Hire's RootBeer. Joe & Nemo HotDogs. Freddie Perlmutter.
The Haas Brothers. Billie Waxman. I lived on Franklin Avenue till I was 4, Then moved
to Highland Street. Then moved to Beach Street. Lived in Revere til I was 14. Then
moved to Peabody. What a letdown Remember there was a dance hall or pavillion at
the end of a long pier toward the Beachmont end of the beach? What was it called. I
remember Dickie Fox died while diving off the end of the pier. I remember VE Day on
the beach.....I remember so much. I think I took the narrow gauge to a ferry in East
Boston. Then trook the ferry across the harbor to Boston. Then the subway! Oh, so
many memories
Pat Mazola My mother was Mabel's best friend years and years ago. My mother also
worked for her Remember the Clark girls?
5/12/2001 9:32
Kathleen
Revere
5/10/2001 17:40
Karen Tatten Farber Chatsworth,Ca.
Anyone from the class of '67 out there? Does anyone know where Margaret Foley
(McKenna)is? Would love to hear from everyone.
I would love to hear from any and all people that graduated from RHS class of 1960.Just
love this web site and all the talk about the "beach".So, come on all you Reverites, let
me hear from you.
5/5/2001 5:37
Gail De Luca (Mc
Andrew)
Brisbane,Australia
Would love to hear from any classmates from class of Revere High 1970.
5/5/2001 0:01
Richard Santo
5/4/2001 16:22
Jerry DiStefano
La Quinta, California As a follow up to my entry of April 30, 2001 "Looking for information and/or comments
about my dad, Patsy Bulldog Santo," former professional boxing champion from Revere
(1928-1937)......He played football with the Revere High class of 1928. Some of his
teammates were; Jimmy Crivello, Chet Kezar, Joe Gallant and Peter Jordon. My dad
earned 12 Varsity Letters in High School. He played football with the Revere pals in
1929-1930. Some of his teammates were; Sully Crivello, Mel Tucker, Bennie Carrol,
Waddy Myers, Al Keats, Jake Riordan and John Smith. He did a slapstick comedy act
with Primo Carnerra (Ex-World Heavy Weight Champion) at the old Howard Casino. My
dad wrote the boxing column entitled "Hooks and Jabs". He taught many youngsters
the fine art of boxing. Some of his students and fighters were; Charlie Anderson, Louie
Saugus, Ma
Hi Everyone. I still get down the beach often and go for walks. I miss the old gang from
the Nautical. If anyone sees this please send me an email to let me know how you are
doing. Also, I say HI and best wishes to anyone from the 1970 class it was the best class
ever!!!. Jerry
5/4/2001 16:05
Joyce Forte
Bonasoro
5/3/2001 22:35
Joseph Simone
San Diego,
California
5/3/2001 22:29
Jan
Formerly from
Revere
To all members of the Class of 1970, the reunion date is being changed!!! If you need
information,please email me. More information will be forthcoming soon.Here are some
MIA's:ALDECOA,LEONORE;BACZEWSKI,JOHN;
BANKS,LAWRENCE;BARLETTA,GERALD;BURNS,
PATRICIA;CAPOZZO,JAMES;CATINO,RONALD;
CICATELLI,LAWRENCE;CLAPP,ROBERT;COHEN, ILENE;CONWAY,JEANNEMARIE;CORRADO,LUCY; CUMMINGS-PINKERTON,DARLENE;DAVIS,CINDY;
DELISLE,RICHARD;DELUCA,GAIL;DIRUZZA,
DOROTHY;FABIANO,BEVERLY;FEENEY,DANIEL;
FENNELL,CAROLE;FENNELL,DIANE;FERRAGAMO, BLANE;FORTINI,PHILIP;FRANK,ROSE;
I am a former resident of Revere Beach and I was told by a friend that there was a
website to see so I checked. It is wonderful to see it again.
Just a reminder to all of Revere High School's Class of '56. Don't forget to send in your
reservation for your 45th Class Reunion which will be held Sat. Sept. 8th at the Sheraton
Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. If you have not received your flyer, please e-mail me your
up-to-date address. Also, if anyone out there knows of anyone who graduated from the
Class of '56, please let me know. Thanks!!
5/3/2001 16:52
maura gibson
clearwater fl.
Miss my home town and the people i grew up with.
5/2/2001 21:36
Irwin Abrams
Tampa, Fl
Loved reading about Revere Beach. I grew up in Beachmont. Pearl Ave, to be exact.
Miss Revere and all the great people. Would love to hear from some old friends...
5/1/2001 9:06
Bennett Covitz
Deerfield Beach, FL This is a great site!! Are any of the "Aces" on-line? Remember Nat's pool room??
Watching the "submarine races" on the beach. B-ball at the JCC? The "Real Revere
High". Got to go. Will definitely log on again soon.
4/30/2001 20:23
RICHARD SANTO
LA QUINTA,
CALIFORNIA
4/30/2001 18:49
Barry Cook
ma.
4/29/2001 22:28
rich oconnor
port richey florida
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION AND/OR COMMENTS ABOUT MY DAD FROM HIS OLD
FRIENDS, CLASSMATES AND BOXING STUDENTS. MY DAD PROMOTED BOXING
SMOKERS AT THE ROLLAWAY SKATING RINK AT REVERE BEACH DURING THE 1940'S. MY
FATHER WAS PATSY "BULLDOG" SANTO. EX-PUGALIST BORN IN THE NORTH END OF
BOSTON IN 1910 AND LIVED IN REVERE FOR 68 YEAARS UNTIL HE PASSED AWAY IN
1986. HE WAS A 1928 GRADUATE OF REVERE HIGH SCHOOL WHO EARNED 12 VARSITY
LETTERS. PLAYED FOR THE REVERE RAMBLERS BASKETBALL TEAM, AND THE REVERE
PALS FOOTBALL TEAM. HE WAS A BOXER FROM 1928 TO 1937, NEW ENGLAND
WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP WITH 46 KNOCKOUTS, 22 IN THE FIRST ROUND. A SUPERVISOR
FOR THE REVERE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT WHO TAUGHT COUNTLESS
hello again everyone ! just wanted to drop a line to everyone . i miss revere beach alot !
i moved from revere to florida about 6 years ago ! i really miss kellys ! i lived on gladys
st. so a fish plate was not very far away ! i was a 1980's beach goer so i am still looking
for some people from that time to share cool memories of the beach . i am too young to
remeber the rides at the beach but i have heard quite a bit about them ! hope to hear
from some old friends = the vellas , the cuillas & anyone else ?
4/29/2001 19:35
Robert W. (Bob)
FitzGerald
Reading, MA 01867 To Bob Upton: Just getting around to signing the Guest Book. I truly enjoyed the
presentation by you and Peter at the Swampscott Historical Society on March 22, 2001.
Sincerely, Bob FitzGerald
4/28/2001 0:25
RICHARD "DICK"
SANTO
LA QUINTA,
CALIFORNIA
THIS IS SUCH A GREAT SITE! HAVE FOUND MANY OLD FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES
LISTED. I NOW LIVE IN CALIFORNIA AND ONE OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS, SAL "SONNY"
CASTRO LIVES IN SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA. I WAS A 1950 GRADUATE OF REVERE HIGH
AND LIVED ON WARREN STREET UNTIL I MOVED TO CALIFORNIA IN 1963. SAL WAS A
MEMBER OF THE CLASS OF 1951 AND LIVED ON VANE STREET UNTIL HIS MOVING TO
CALIFORNIA ALSO IN 1963. WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRIENDS AND
CLASSMATES.
4/28/2001 0:17
RICHARD "DICK"
SANTO
LA QUINTA,
CALIFORNIA
4/27/2001 7:16
r
massachusetts
SEARCHING FOR OLD BUDDIES!!! WE ALL HUNG OUT IN FRONT OF THE NAUTICAL AT
THE BEACH DURING THE SUMMERS OF THE LATE 40'S. SAL CASTRO AND MYSELF, DICK
SANTO, NOW LIVE IN CALIFORNIA. OUR FRIENDS WERE ALL FROM REVERE: AL CHIPO,
CEASAR PUGLISI, WESLEY MOORE, RALPH MOORE, LENNY PATTI, STEVE SAMU( STEVE
DIED IN FORIDA IN 1983), RICHARD BRONSON,BOBBY NEWELL, HARVEY CORIN, LOUIE
LANDANO, NEIL MACCUISH, JACKIE MACCARTHY, EDDIE SASSO, AND SANTO SPERANZA.
CEASAR PUGLISI, AL CHIPO AND DICK SANTO USED TO DO A HANDBALANCING ROUTINE
ON THE BEACH IN FRONT OF THE NAUTICAL. WOULD APPRECIATE AN EMAIL WITH ANY
INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF THE OLD GROUP. JUST
LEARNED OF THIS SITE, WHAT A GREAT IDEA. HAVE ENJOYED READING ALL THE
hey there
4/24/2001 22:31
Steve & Raymond
Brisbane,
Queensland,
Australia
We spent a year in Boston during '96-'97 and visited Revere Beach quite a few times. It
was one of our favourite places to spent a day.
4/24/2001 17:48
Jan "DeAngelis"
Cafarella
Formerly from
Revere
Just a reminder to all of Revere High School's Class of '56. Don't forget to send in your
reservation for your 45th Class Reunion which will be held Sat. Sept. 8th at the Sheraton
Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. If you have not received your flyer, please e-mail me your
up-to-date address. Also, if anyone out there knows of anyone who graduated from the
Class of '56, please let me know. Thanks!!
4/24/2001 13:40
POTTS
ONCE AGAIN IT IS GREAT TO SEE MANY OLD NAMES FROM REVERE DROPPING IN.
GRADUATED FROM IC IN 1961 AND NO PLACE BETTER THAN REVERE AND THAT STILL
GOES STAY HAPPY AND STAY HEALTHY
4/23/2001 14:56
Karen Noonan-Kuhn California (formerly RHS class of '78. Re-posting with new email address. Love the site! I come back often
Revere)
when I miss the beach!
4/19/2001 19:47
Bob Carbone Sr.
SanJacinto Ca via
Revere Beach
4/19/2001 18:30
Charlie Goldstein
Lowell, MA
4/19/2001 2:17
Natalie(Natti Bell
)Dishaw (65)
Northern
Vermont,Boston,
Daytona Beach,
4/19/2001 0:03
Bob Kennedy
Well I guess it is about time for me to put another entry in here.Been here many times
before I see we have some new visitors some name rings a bell grew up in the meadows
on calumet street family were life members of Revere I'm the last one left sister Grace
Coleman pased on about 3 yrs ago I get to go back to attend the reuions of the
Battleship Massachusettts and see some of my friends from the meadows, my brother
Arthur had a fixit shop Bro Jim was a heavy equiptment operateor for the city I worked
atthe oil farms nephew had a cleaning bussiness in Revere brother francis was a
mechanic for Nate fournier at the circle boy am I going back in the years been in Ca for a
long time but really miss Revere and all the good things about it hi to peter McCawleyI
have some of Norms G shetches of Revere well if any one want write I'm here. already
Hi out there. Wishing all my old friends and acquaintenances well. I'd love to be in touch
w/ classmates from '55 and other friends, even if they didn't grow up on THE Ave.
Another Email address to reach me is: [email protected] Be in touch, Charlie
So much enjoyed surfing the site. Many wonderful memories and familiar names. I still
like to reminisce.Would love to share a few stories and get in touch with old friends.I
lived in Revere on the boulevard from 1947 to 1965. Those were the years of no
responsibilitys and lots of fun. The beach was awesome!!!Remember the saying on the
radio, "Al Bell will give you the shirt right off his back." I was really teased by many about
that. Billy don't you feel guilty!!HaHa My husband and I visit at least once a year. We
like to walk end to end to see what has taken place since the year before.And ofcourse
stop and have a slice. Peace and Blessings Natalie
Hi Peter, great site I am your former neighbor and I was reading your posts. The Jim
Morgan you mention was my grandfather. The Joan Obrien who wrote is not a
relation although there is a Joan Obrien in the family. My dad Reggie says to say hello
also. good to talk to you bye now
4/18/2001 21:45
Michael & Kathy
Petrilli
4/18/2001 21:08
greg
yt
y5e
4/18/2001 7:59
Diane
(yampolsky)Allen
revere
Hi to every one We are still in Revere Just sold our home and have no idea where we will
end up.We still love the beach,we sit down from Bill Ashes,we used two know every
one.
4/18/2001 7:29
Brit Allen
Revere
4/17/2001 14:58
KAREN TATTEN
FARBER
This is too much-never knew this page existed.What a trip-thank you Peg-if you see this-I
will E-mail you.So, I don't suppose anyone remembers me.I spent the better part of the
last hour reading all the messages-what a trip down memorie lane.Thanks to you all for
bringing me back home.Kelly's-Joe & Nemo-skating rink-Bianchi's Pizza-the beach.Have
not been home since 1966 or 1968.It's been so long I can't remember.I lived on Ford
Street and in Beachmont on Henry Street.I am in Los Angeles now and have been for
more years than I care to remember.God do I miss Fried Clams and Pizza-neither of
which are good in Los Angeles.I would have been in the class of 1960.I would love to
hear from anyone in my class.So please E-Mail me.Again, thank you all for the menories.
4/15/2001 1:41
Leona Bell Paul
The Boulevard now We lived on the Blvd for years. My three sisters Sandy Jacque and Natalie and My cousin
Fl and Haverhill,Ma. Carol. We spent every summer at the rides. Our fathers owned the Flying Horses and
the PT Boats and the Rapids. Fourth of july fireworks and the horse jumping off the
platform. The skating rink, Joe and Nemo,Frozen Custard, Sammy<Pizza Been gone from
Revere for a long time. Married my chilhood sweetheart married 48yrs Seven children
and 15 grandchildren We love living in Boca Raton but Revere will always be my home.
4/15/2001 0:23
Leona Bell Paul
Haverhill,Ma
Love to hear from all Revere and Punks Corner friends.
4/14/2001 20:02
Lillian (Donati)
Anderson
Revere, Ma
Lived in Revere all my life and just wanted to be in touch.
4/14/2001 9:13
Dennis Keenan Class of 1975
4/13/2001 0:34
Peggy Congiliando
Power
Wilmington, MA
4/12/2001 23:59
Peggy Congiliando
Power
Wilmington, Ma
4/12/2001 22:08
Lois (Drake)
Campise
Santee California
I always enjoy stopping by this site now and again. I especially like seeing old friends
post their thoughts of Revere Beach here. The beach was such a big part of anyone who
grew up in Revere. Some of my favorite memories of the beach were, the bumper cars,
Rudolph's, the $.10 slice of pizza at the entrance of the bowling alley, the indoor golf
course underneath the bowling alley and ALL the rides and old arcade games. It's a
shame current generations can't enjoy the beach as we did. It just seems like so much
of the beach's charm is being wasted. I hope that will change in the near future. Hi to
my old friends from the RHS Band and class of 1975.
Hi folks, Just found the site and I am delighted to see what a great site it is.
I am
looking for fellow classmates from the class of 1960. We have a fellow classmate that
did not graduate with us, but would like to be contacted by former friends from the
class. Her name is Karen Tatten Farber. She lives in L.A. and left Revere in 1959. She
lived in Oak Island. Do any of you remember Karen Tatten? Her e-mail address is:
[email protected] She has not been back since 1966, but has an excellent
memory of Revere. It would be fun to hear from anyone from the class for both of us. I
do not visit the beach very often. I am still in mourning over the loss of our old haunt.
Again, I am thrilled to see what a great site this is and look forward to reading the many
messages. Peggy Congiliando Power....Class of 1960
Hi Mr. McCauley, I wondered if you were the Mr. McCauley who lived on Butler St. and
I guess you are!
I lived at 10 Butler St., two doors down from Vinnie Martelli (sp) and
across from Jack and Ann Sheehan. My parents names were Peggy and Ernie
Congiliando. My mother passed away in 1961 and my dad in 1965.
I can remember
you had something to do with weights and measures. You had a son in the early 50's
and I can remember how nice your wife was. I must compliment you on the site and
the enormous amount of work you have done. A big Thank You. I have a big job
ahead of me reading the messages, but look forward to some fun reading. I am
currently in touch with a fellow classmate (1960) who lives in L.A. and moved away
before she graduated. We are trying to find old friends so she can re-connect with her
Hi all, Just read the message from Peter. It is fun to read all the messages, just got mail
from Lillian Anderson and George King, and a lady named Joan, didn't get her last name.
Would love to hear from more friends. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday Peter.
Helen and Yappa Cummings from Santee say HI. Until I hear from some one. Have a
good day!!!!!
4/11/2001 22:42
Peter Mc Cauley
Still in Revere
Sure is refreshing to log on to Reverebeach.com and see so many persons reliving their
personal memories of an evening on the Boulevard. Every week or so I go thru the log
book and see the many different ages of each generation who can come up with so
many interesting stories. Tonight I see my friend Mike Hirsch in Calif. with his mother
who was quite a favorite at the ice cream counter at the drug store in Beachmont, you
are right Harolds Pharmacy, then I see a note from a Joan O'Brien I'm wondering if she
was the granddaughter of the man who owned Lindys because he lived next door to me
on Butler Street, Mr Jim Morgan. and lastly there was the young man who played in a
band in Lindys, Ron Greene. That is the summary of tonights history lesson and to tell
all that Kellys is still doing a super business with super food. Peter Mc Cauley
Southern California Just checking in (again). I access the site occasionally just to see if any old friends are
around. I'm a Beachmont boy (my family owned the Harold Pharmacy in Beachmont
Square) and graduated RHS in 1953. Of course I spent a lot of time at Nat's billiard
emporium on Shirley Avenue and I chased a few girls along the crest on Winthrop
Beach. If I chased you, drop me a line. If I didn't chase you... there's still time!
4/11/2001 16:43
Mike Kirsch (RHS
'53)
4/11/2001 1:11
Jim Johnson
I was stationed aboard the USS Leyte CV32,which was in South Boston Naval Shipyard, in
1953. I'll never forget the great times we had at the Fri. nite dances at the roller skating
rink, which I imagine is now gone.
4/10/2001 20:39
Joan O'Brien Nixon Sonoma County,
California
This is a great sight. I like reading about Revere. I lived in Beachmont but have been in
California a long time.
4/10/2001 14:49
Dotti Davis
Chelmsford, MA
Hi to all my old friends. I had signed in a couple of years ago, but my e-address changed.
Anyone from Nahant Avenue? Class of '55??
4/10/2001 0:27
Ronald F. Greene
Surprise, AZ
I grew up in Massachusetts and spent many weekends at Revere Beach as a child. When
I was 18 or 19 (1965) I played at Lindy's Cafe on the beach with a trio called 'Count
Shorty and the Royals', led by Frank Orloff. We were a Rockabilly band and had fun
doing the gigs on weekends.
4/10/2001 0:10
Hank Foresta
Los Angeles, Ca.
born in Boston, and raised in Revere Beach.
4/9/2001 21:03
Joe Greenberg
New Hampshire
I signed in to the website before it was redone, and I am not sure my original note is still
included. I am thrilled to see such a wonderful listing of comments about our wonderful
city, and even happier to see the names of people that I went to school with as well as
the names of friends of my brother Jeff. I continue to visit the beach from time to time,
stopping for the best pizza in the world, revisiting the new Joe and Nemo's, and of
course, eating at Kelly's. If there is anybody out there from the class of '62 and/or
other friends, I would love to hear from you.
4/8/2001 14:44
gene aucella
rowley ma
grew up on revere bch-teenage yrs were the early to mid 60's.across from bianchi's
pizza-still the best in the world,silver's and joe&nemo's and never forget hoagie's
lemonade! our crew included everyday regulars nick catinazzo,bob krovitz,rich
mastronardi,and on weekends the guys who worked would join us;bill laracy,dennis
fitzgerald,jim andreottla,jon cronin,ken kyle,pat rossetti,steve merullo. older guys like
harry legrow,les taylor,frankie ubatz,frank capano would organize the tennis
tournements and block ball games.id give anything for one of those hot sunny low tide
days i took for granted.having spent my summers on the beach truly makes me one of
the luckiest guys i know.
3/29/2001 18:06
John C. Santo
Uniontown, Pa.
Class of 1960, live on the beach 66&67, till i meet my linda, wife, moved to pa.
(vanderbilt 10 miles
N.)
3/22/2001 16:35
Louie Dell'Anno
Revere Ma.
RHS-1970. Revere beach was the best, always hung around Hogies next to the Wild
Mouse. Those were the days, wish I could go back in time to visit some old buddies, Tom
Ciulla, Steve & Chuck Cifuni, Dave Ciampoli, Nick DiSalvo, Donny,Bob,Danny,and Ron
Federico, Bruce Winn, Biago Matrano, Peter Gelatis, Frank,John,and Joe Badolato, just
to name a few. Like I said, those were the days guys. Now its my two Sons that hang
around at Revere beach, if they only knew what it was like back then..... If anybody
remembers me, drop me an email. Thanks for the web page and bringing me back in
time.
3/21/2001 12:00
dorothy (chesna)
watt
worcester, ma
What a great page in salute to a great era and great beach. Those were the days when
you could sleep on the beach all night. I'm excited because though things are much
different now, I'm waiting for retirement and back to Revere Beach I shall return!!
3/20/2001 20:15
M David Cohen
Wonderful site, Or should I say Wonderland. I remember Bill Ash's Pizza and fishing for
striped bass all night at the circle. Now living in California since 1970.
3/15/2001 19:30
William R Hall
Palm Bay, FL
Hello to Deborah R.
3/15/2001 18:42
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
California
Revere High School, Class of '56 is having their 45th Reunion, September 8th, 2001 at
the Sheraton Colonial Hotel in Wakefield, MA. We are looking for updated addresses
of anyone who has graduated from Revere High School's Class of 1956. If you
graduated RHS Class of '56 and have not received your flyer it is probably because we
do not have your most recent address. Call Jan DeAngelis Cafarella at 949-494-8176 or
e-mail her at [email protected] with any updated information. Thanks
3/14/2001 23:07
Susan and Richard
Stone
3/13/2001 16:35
Pat Wilkinson
Melrose, MA
3/13/2001 9:54
John Mondello
Charlestown Ma
Just found out about the site, wanted to visit and say hi.
I lived in the Mill Hill district of Chelsea, close to Revere and it's wonderful beach,
arguably the best on the east coast. When I was a youngster, large groups of us spent
our summer days on the beach. On the corner of the boulevard and a side street,
situated downstairs from the merry-go-round was an eatery called Mary O'Neill's. The
waitresses wore lacy hankies in their uniform pockets and starched aprons over the
uniform. The place was as clean and clean can be; and the hot dogs and hamburgers
were to die for. One could sit at the counter (if you could find a seat)and listen to the
music coming from the merry-go-round upstairs. Sometimes, while strolling along the
beach on a hot summer's night, we bought freshly made potato chips, served in bags.
Scruptious! the beautiful lights; the sound of the waves as they neared high tide, gently
looking 4 old friends-if u remember me,drop me a line
73 RHS grad hung around
down Revere Beach
3/13/2001 0:29
Denise Roberts
Maine
Hello to all. I grew up on Walnut Ave and would have been a graduate of the class of
72, however, moved away in 71, graduating in Maine. Have often wondered about the
people I was in school with all those years at Libery, Wolcott, Garfield and a few years at
the high school. Hope to hear from my friends from those years and hope all is well with
all of them.
3/12/2001 21:54
Herb Epstein
Unionviille, N.C.
I go back to visit the north shore several times a year. Lived on Campbell Ave till 1954.
No one in N.C makes Pizza like Biancci,s. My brother Sammy still lives in
Lynnfield.Excellent memories. Thanks Deborah and Steve
3/12/2001 18:42
rich 88
port richey florida
thank you for a great web page !! i miss revere beach ! thanks rich
3/11/2001 22:52
Anthony Abate jr
3/10/2001 19:26
Jan Cafarella
California
Here is a list of people we are trying to locate because we are having our 45th RHS Class
of '56 Reunion. Louise Collar, William MacNeil, Marjorie Ellsworth, Tommy Bronsdon,
Margaret Cahill, Barbara Wall Covino, Dorothy Irvine, Marion Racca Freedman, Judith
Rossman Kollen, Barbara Coyle, Kathryn Santosuosso, Alfred Rizzo, Salvatore Perra,
Leonard Guido. We don't want them to miss out on a good time. Our Reunion will be
Sept. 8th (Sat.) at the Sheraton Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. Thanks,
3/9/2001 19:30
Phil Skewes
Mansfield Center,
CT
I hope to do some metal detecting this summer at Revere Beach. Any helpful hints?
I grew up in Revere as a child, I was liveing on Page St as a child and went to visit my
Grandmother who lived on Baret Street ( Sparanza )... Thanks for takeing me back to my
younger days... God, How I wish I culd meet some of my old friends just one more time
and go to back to Revere Beach.
3/9/2001 15:25
Cama (ROSARIO)
FIOREROSSO
I REMEMBER THE ICE CREAM STORE DOWN THERE IT WAS THE BEST. THIS IS GOING
BACK TO THE 70'S.
3/9/2001 13:20
Robert J. Rondelli
3/5/2001 15:07
Sandra McEwen
Creighton
What a treat! Going home again.
3/3/2001 19:59
Deborah Podolsky
Ravenna
Just finished going through the website and was so impressed. Thank you all for all your
hard work and making my day.
3/2/2001 19:02
Joyce Forte
Revere, Ma
Looking for 1970 RHS classmates, if you know of someone who has moved please
contact me. All invitations have been mailed.Let's have a good turnout!!
3/1/2001 22:36
donna furlong
eidson
arlington, ma
Peter McCauley, It's always wonderful to read your books. Keep it up!
RHS Class of
'70 is hosting a reunion on 5/27/01. Contact Joyce Forte-Bonasoro, 55 Charger St.,
Revere 02151 for info.
Rochester, NY
Lived in Revere for 17 years until July, 1959 when I went into the AirForce. Attended
Revere High School (1955 - 1958) and spent many great summers at Revere Beach. Also
remember Kelly's roast beef sandwiches. If any of my long lost friends or classmates
remember the good times, drop me an e-mail. This is a great Web site.
2/27/2001 12:01
Bill Ferruzzi
Revere
Hi Bob, Good show! Bill Ferruzzi
2/26/2001 14:15
michael a. morgan
revere
great to see such a passion still exists for this great city. having been born too late to
enjoy revere beach in its heyday, i have many fond memories of my own and the many
family stories from my grandparents establishment "LINDY'S". hopefully revere, as well
as the m.d.c. will put a renewed effort into bringing back this wonderful resource.
2/24/2001 23:50
Lee Marcus
Robbins
Tamarac, Florida
Graduated in l950 from Revere High. Niece of Sam Samuels. Looking to hear from
anyone in this area. Have been living here for 13 years.
2/23/2001 12:19
Stephen Cutler
Clarksville, TN
Hey all. This is about my third entry into this book. I really enjoy looking back and seeing
all friends/acquaintences in here. Right now I'm seeking help....Does anybody know the
location of Henry Podolsky, Debbie Podolsky (his sister),Susan (another sister) and Mark
Sacks. They are really old friends and would love to get ahold of them. Thanks in
advance for any help. Hey Class of "59" when is next reunion....Regards to all Steve
2/19/2001 12:38
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
2/18/2001 21:38
Lois Campise
I am from the RHS class of '74 and have real strong memories of growing up on Thurlow
Ave, off of Beach St (west of Bell Circle) near both the old (we were the last graduating
class!)and "new" HS. Dad (Irwin Cohen, RHS '47) owned Broadway Card and Stationers,
two doors down from the Journal on Broadway while I was growing up. My dad and his
sister, my aunt Myra (Cohen) Simons (RHS '53?), and my uncle Lenny Simons (RHS '5?)
all grew up in the Shirley Ave. area. Anybody remember them? Dad passed away in
1993, but my aunt and uncle are now in Boynton Beach, Florida. I always try to go back
to the beach whenever I am in town and have a sandwich at Kelly's or pizza at Bill Ash's
(is it still around?), and I have to bring my two kids (ages 14 and 9) there soon to
experience it as well. Hi to all of my classmates and friends from the RHS Band, the AZA
Beachmont/Santee Hi all you Revereites, Just want to leave another letter, anyone who lived in Beachmont
California
in the 30's and 40's. I lived on Bradstreet Ave. Went to Gov. Bradstreet School(M.T.
Ronan). Also went to Julia Ward Howe. Miss Annis was my teacher in the 6th grade. My
first grade teacher was Miss Kenny, how I loved her. Any one going back that far drop
me a line. My friends on Bradstreet were Yvonne Bancroft, Margie Dorherty, Florence
Heath, my cousins were Betty, Barbara and Carol Purcell. I would love to hear from
anyone. I worked at Rotherhams and at Woolworth's on Shirley Ave. My best girl friend
in High School was Evelyn Curtin. I will be waiting.
2/12/2001 17:33
Stephen Cutler
Clarksville, Tn
Hello all. I've signed in prior to this but I keep returning to the site every so often to see
what's happening. I'm glad to see so many people have taken advantage of this to keep
others abreast of what's happening with them. Anybody care to chat, drop a note.
Steve "Class of 59"....
2/10/2001 13:39
Jan "DeAngelis"
Cafarella, Class of
'56
Southern California Hello to Revere High School, Class of '56. We are having our 45th Reunion on Saturday,
Sept. 8th at the Colonial Hotel in Wakefield. We will be mailing out the flyer and if you
don't think we have your up to date address, please drop me a line. Thanks
2/6/2001 19:26
Stephen Weiss
2/4/2001 20:08
Jerry Green
Salem, MA
Class of 1954, looking forward to hearing from friends from Revere.
2/4/2001 18:02
Janie Neilssien/
Tabor
Las Vegas, Nevada
Just returned from one week in Revere, caught Bob Upton's presentation at St.
Anthony's, History of Revere. Bob, such a pleasure to meet you, and you did a great job.
All those old pictures, I want them all. The weather was great, but cold. Met so many old
friends and made new ones, so great to see Patty Jones. Revere is always home to me.
Will be back in Spring. Through this sight have contacted everyone I went to school
with, remembering old days at Garfield, ( 57/58) then HS. Bob, Thankyou ever so much
for putting this sight together..... Janie
2/1/2001 16:08
burt shepard
I lived a few blocks from the beach, at 51 Centennial Ave, from birth until I was 12 years
old in 1954. I have fond memories of boyhood friends and the amusements at the
beach. I sure left lots of nickles there.
hi again..my e-mail was wrong in my last message ...so I'll add my phone number....954458-8495 or 1-800-882-9556 let me hear from anyone who remembers me.
2/1/2001 15:54
Paul A. Odierno
Billerica MA
I was impressed with the site. I grew up in Revere and lived on Winthrop Ave in
Beachmont. Lots of good memories came back to me as I surfed the site. ---PAO---
2/1/2001 10:41
burt shepard
hollywood fl
hello all from Revere...I'm the class of 1948 RHS. if any body out there remembers me
or my sisyter Phyllis, send me an e-mail...we lived on Thornton st across from Nats.
1/30/2001 14:56
Mae McKinley
Revere
Thought I'd sign the guest book and see if there's anyone out there that remembers me.
My brother John has already signed on. Good to see people still love Revere.
1/23/2001 16:27
Dorothy
(Gudbrandsen)
Rinaldi
N.C.
Just surfed in. Grad. 1948 Revere High. Lived on Standish Rd. off North Shore Rd. Went
to Garfield. Would like to hear from anyone out there that knows me or my family.Lois,
Donald, Robert, and George.
1/23/2001 13:43
HAROLD BLOCK
pembroke pines fl.
i am enjoying this fantastic web page. please wright me, would love to hear from old
friends. married to phyllis baum from malden. i'm the luckiest man alive.
1/20/2001 17:41
Chuck Hurley
I really enjoyed looking at the pictures of the beach in its "golden age". I'm only 40 years
old, so I'm not familiar with many of the buildings and attractions before the 60's. But, I
can still remember the rollercoaster, Hurley's Kiddie Rides, and the multitude of
sidewalk games. Revere Beach was, and still is, a great place!
1/19/2001 12:25
Jerry and Jerry
Guyer
Correction on the previous email adress re class of 1951 reunion........we're vacationing
in Panama Beach on the panhandle for several weeks , the beaches are
beautiful...similar to Revere untill the pols stole our precious sand and shipped it
elsewhere!
1/15/2001 20:09
Peter McCauley
I forgot to mention that the RR Book contains over fifty photos which includes pictures
of the Point of Pines Station, Oak Island Station, Revere Beach and Bath House Stations
along with Beachmont and all the stations thru East Boston all the way including the
ferryboat ride from Jefferies Point across Boston harbor to Rowes Wharf. Those were
the good Old Days, Peter McCauley.
1/15/2001 20:03
Peter McCauley
Still in Revere
1/15/2001 17:16
Mike
colorado
1/14/2001 13:49
Norma
Arizona
1/12/2001 14:20
Jan and Jerry Guyer
It is always relaxing to tag onto Revere Beach .com and hear from alumni of Revere
Beach. There are literally thousands of memories flashing in and out of that memory
bank. The new book about the old Narrow Gauge Railroad which started on Market
Street in Lynn and brought numerous kids to RevereBeach and dont forget those roller
skaters from Lynn who lived for every evening at the Rollaway or the Arena right behind
the MDC Police Station. I am mailing out copies to San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando ,
New Jersey, lake Wales FL Jacksonville FL. I save every one of their letters with their
memories which will go to the Revere Archives . They send me a $10. check and I mail
the book the next day. Keep happy. Peter Mc Cauley 71 Butler Street, Revere, MA
02151
Looking for Dino Dicinero (sp?) and Rick Turko that use to work in boston at Guadala
Harry's. I use to work there in 1986-87 and wondering if anybody still around.Dino's
mother gave me a tour of Revere back then and was alot of fun. I use to live in East
Boston when I was attending college at first. Was nice to see the first American beach.
I loved Revere Beach. Had the best times there. My cousin lived on Thornton St., just
off Shirley Ave. Used to go out with an Eddie who also lived on Thornton St. his family
was in the plumbing business. Revere was just enchanting. The water, sand, food, fun,
people, could not be beat. That was a lifetime ago. I lived in Dorchester and we thought
nothing of taking the street car, then trolley all the way to Revere Beach. Great
memories and great times. Drop me an e mail if you just feel like chit chatting. I'd love
to hear from you. I have a sister in Boston, and hope to get there this year.
Ok...the time is right..all of you from the class of 1951 mark your daytimer for June 22 to
celebrate our 50th..look up all those lost souls and spread the word...Jan and Jerry
Guyer
1/12/2001 10:30
Bill Earle
From class of 1970. Out here in sunny California with wife and two boys in high school
1/12/2001 8:57
ANDY KELLY
SCOTLAND
I FIRST VISITED IN 1978 THEN 20 YEARS LATER WHAT A CHANGE... BUT STILL BILL ASHES
AND BIANCHI'S. CAN'T WAIT TILL SUMMER 2001 FOR A RETURN TRIP LOVE THE PLACE.
1/11/2001 22:24
Rocky Gray
Phoenix AZ.
What a great site,Oh the memories of Mom taking me to the beach on those beautiful
saturdays and sundays when we lived in west roxbury.Now that i am the father of 2 I will
alway cherrish the time i had in such a one of a kind setting.The rides ,the food ,the
beach and the atmosphere .Even as a small child i can remember it like yesterday.I hope
one day I can show my children the place that dreams and fun were made of.Hey what
happened to paragon park? take care all ,from sunny arizona------ and go sox's
1/11/2001 20:06
carl & kathy
(moran) mercurio
Revere
This site is just great, like everything else in Revere. I have many memories of "THE
BEACH". The rides, the food, the people, the clubs, the smell, the sounds, and of course
the sand and water.
1/11/2001 0:56
betty(falzarano)mar revere,ma.
otta
I remember growing up near Revere Beach,I was there every day in the summer with my
family,I also noticed the famous picture of Hurley's kiddie park postcard book,I'm in the
picture along with my sister,aunt&cousin waiting to get on the boat ride. this picture
was just printed in the revere journal the first week in january2001 again. I had it
enlarged and it is hanging on my parlor wall.I also have other photos that were taken
that same day. Those days in the 50's and 60's were the best. sincerely
Betty(Falzarano)Marotta
1/10/2001 0:08
davic s bynoe
I still crave Kelly's clams and ect. ERvery time I go to Boston I make who ever picks me up
at the airport take to Kelly's on the way back to Malden.
taos, nm.
1/9/2001 8:44
Jerry
Haverhill mMa.
Hello everyone out there. Im formaly from Beachmont. I lived on Bellingham Ave. I have
left other messages before, but my computer got a virus , so i have a different
screename. Im married with 2 beutifull daughters ages 2 and 7. Im looking for my old
friends from the Pines. I lost all my prior e mail addresses. Any help would be
appreciated. My wifes name is Angela Cuocolo from North Ave. I go to the beach every
Summer and hang out at Annas Pizza Please e mail if you know me
1/8/2001 22:42
Jim Starkey
Kingston, RI
I came to this site to get a Gautreau print. I saw several of them at Bianchi's. Maureen
and I go there whenever we are near Revere. I get depressed when I go to "Revere
Beach." It is as if someone erased part of my memory. I grew up on that beach. I rode
every ride, ate food from every stand (loved Joe & Nemos) , played every pinball,
watched the submarine races etc.etc. We drove down Shirley ave on Sunday (1/7/01). It
has changed (wry understatement). Maureen and I (class of 1960) just had our first
grandchild, who, unfortunately, lives in Florida. Well so much for memory lane. My
best to all my friends I did not see at the last reunion (life gets in the way). Jim
1/7/2001 20:16
Mike Kirsch
Southern California So I made a mistake and I wasn't the first to sign the guest book in 2001. Don't try to sue
me... my lawyer can talk faster than yours!
1/7/2001 20:02
Mike Kirsch
Southern California Seems that folks are bashful so I'm gonna be the first entry for 2001. Been in Los
Angeles going on 40 years now by way of Beachmont and RHS class of 1953. Hope to
hear from some of my old friends.
1/7/2001 14:07
Ralph Epstein
1/6/2001 21:32
Ernie Sochin
iwould like to hear from some of you
re
Miami FL
REVERE rite,s
Check out my web site for some interesting stories about growing up during the war
years in Revere Oak Island etc.
1/4/2001 13:20
Shelli Calabro
Clermont Florida
Oh! The most wonderful memories of my childhood, Especially Easter! I'm sorry it
disappeared before my growing eyes.
1/2/2001 22:09
ricky bernard, rhs
1966
everett
enjoyed going to revere beach again. would love to hear from any henry street
neighbors, holt pier workers, squeeze-inn people!!!
12/31/2000 16:37
Jack Cook
Revere Swampscott Lived on Campbell Ave 62 years.R.H.S. class of 1938.HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OLD
Delray BeachFl.
TIMERS AND NEW COMERS.
JACK
12/30/2000 10:20
John P. McKinley
Vienna, VA
Just surfing on in to let you know that my e-mail address has changed. Also, like the new
look of the site. Happy Holidays to everyone.
12/29/2000 17:10
Adam Bonito
Beachmont!!!!!!!
Beachmont is the best part of revere!!!
12/16/2000 5:10
Ji Harrington
Saugus
Thought you Revere folks might enjoy my Saugus Web page. It has hundreds of pictures
from the Eastern Massachusetts area. The Address is: http://www.saugus.net/Photos/
(Use upper case P)
12/11/2000 15:30
STANLEY FELDMAN ARLINGTON, MASS Has it really been 40 years next June. Was it suppose to go this fast. Let's hope the
organizers are still around. If it wasn't for you guys, we may never get to see each
other again. I know who you are and let's hope the Class of 61 knows. For them and
me, thanks for everything you have done over the past 40 years to keep the
memories alive. When I see a name of a classmate, signing in, I go to the yearbook to
remember their face. Many I haven't seen since the graduation. We had a great class
and don't ever forget that. Hope to see many of you if there is a fortieth reunion. See
you soon. Stan Feldman Harvard Biology
12/10/2000 3:36
Bill Jones
Plano, Texas
Let's go Class of '61, class reunion time!
12/10/2000 0:53
Bobbi Perotti
Garrett
Houston, Texas
12/4/2000 18:07
Jack Mendoza
Harrisburg, PA.
NOW
Recently I visited the Boston-Revere-Melrose area. I was back in town for Thanksgiving
week. Since my mother has moved to Melrose, I was only able to spend a few hours in
the old home town. I was reunited with some of my high school pals from the years of
60-61. We had a wonderful reunion at Billy T's. I got to re-enjoy the company of
Joanne Houdlette Harris, Carol Dilorenzo Foye, Joyce Chinchillo Griffin, and Carol
(Perullo) and Richard Trefrey. My favorite pizza place, Bianchi's, was op[pen for my
traditional slice of Pizza. I attempted to eat it on the traditional wall, but the cold wind
and the seagulls drove me out. Are there any plans for a reunionfor the class of 61? I
have lived in Hartford, Conn., Los Angeles, California, and Houston Texas. While I've
been gone since 1966, I would love to hear about any plans for a reunion.
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM CLASS MATES FROM CLASS OF 1939, HOPE THERE ARE A
FEW LEFT!!!!!!!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY AND A BETTER ONE TOMORROW
JACK
11/28/2000 14:52
Joyce
Revere
It's Reunion time! Finally, plans are in the works for RHS 1970 reunion. Save the date
May 27, 2001,the location is the Sheraton, Colonial, Wakefield. Please email me to
update your address. Lets do our best to have a good turn out for this special reunion.
11/26/2000 23:53
Estelle MarchWilliams
Revere
Revere is home. It always has been and always will be. I wish the site had more picture
updates of the beach to put in this website.
11/26/2000 18:56
Sheila PERKINS Marks
Franklin Place (Off
Shirley Ave) in
Revere
Class of "58". Would like to hear from any and all back in those days of 'good ole
REVERE'. I will be visiting Revere once again in October of 2001. Can't wait! have lived
in California for the last 40 years but my heart will always be in Revere. Love to all that
remembers....
11/25/2000 2:48
Bill Jones
Plano, Texas
What happened to the Class of 1961? Did they all move out of the city? Let's hear from
those classmates, from one of the best years of the 60's.
11/19/2000 22:27
Michael J. Baron
Born in Winthrop,
MA; live in
Framingham, MA
I was born in Winthrop in 1944, and lived there until 1967. I spent many happy days at
Revere Beach, from when I was a little tyke taken by my parents to ride on the merry-goround, to my teen years when I went bowling at the Nautical, rode the Cyclone, or
peddled my bike to Nahant.
11/17/2000 4:59
Sherry Roberts
Grew up on Walnut I grew up there from the 50's to the early 70's. I have nothing but fond memories from
Avenue, moved to those days. I got my love for the ocean right there at Revere Beach. I'm still a faithful
Maine
lover of the sea, Maine is coastal too. But it certainly started at Revere Beach.
11/13/2000 0:58
Joann Houdlette
Harris
framingham
11/13/2000 0:46
gene smiertelny
Hello to all - my sister Jessie ('58)just told me of this site. What great fun! I was in the
class of '61. Friends were Bobbi Perotti, Carol Perullo, Janice McLaughlin, Carol Foye,
Dottie Grace, Joyce Chinchillo. Would love to hear from you. I have lived in
Framingham for 32 years and work in Boston. Even now, on the occasion of a hot
summer nite I have driven to Revere Beach to get clams at Kelly's and a walk on the
beach.
my son lived on beach st, just a couple of blocks from the ocean. my wife and i visited
for many years. we loved to walk on the ocean early in the morning. what a beautiful
beach. about three years ago he moved to amesbury. one day,soon i hope my wife and i
will visit again and take that long walk on the beach
11/12/2000 20:19
Jessie Houdlette
Lambiase(RHS58)
Winchester
formerly Revere
Was just recently made aware of this site it's terrific. Memories of the rides, the beach,
the "Double E" snack shop across from the High School the beach parties, the great
friends....wow, what a trip!!! Will be visiting site regularly.
11/10/2000 16:53
JIM CHALMERE
PARK FOREST, IL
HI THERE: MY FAMILY LIVED IN REVERE(NEPONSET ST.) SINCE 1916. IT WAS GREAT TO
SEE THIS PAGE. BROUGHT BACK A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES. MY MOTHER WAS A
LIFEGUARD ON THE BEACH IN THE 20'S. I ATTENDED PAUL REVERE ELEM. 50-52. WE
LIVED ON GARFIELD AVE. IN THE 40'S. I PRACTICALLY LIVED ON THE BEACH LOVED IT!!
WENT BACK IN 1980,BROUGHT MY SON TO SEE IT AND COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES.
VANISHED. I HAVE A PIC OF REVER BEACH IN MY HALL. JIM
11/8/2000 17:53
JOHN FRANKLIN
REVERE/ALBUQUER I SIGNED ON #1005 BUT AFTER LOOKING AT OTHER MESSAGES I HAVE TO ADD MORE.
QUE,N.M.
GARFIELD 1951, R.H.S 1954 U.S.M.C.54-57 SHIRLEY AVE & NORTH SHORE RD.HOLTS
PIER,NATS POOL ROOM,SCHWARTZ DELI.JOE & NEMOS AT BEACH & OCEAN AVE.AND
THE WHOLE BEACH.MISS FROZEN CUSTARD, FRIED CLAMS,WONDERLAND DOG
TRACK.WHAT A GREAT PLACE REVERE WAS.I SEE SOME PEOPLE ON HERE I KNOW BUT
NO E-MAIL ADDRESS. MINE IS ALB FRANKLIN @ AOL.COM PLEASE WRITE, THANKS
LENNY HIRSHBERG TELLING ME ABOUT THIS.
11/8/2000 13:09
Joseph P. Salvo
11/5/2000 22:50
JOHN FRANKLIN
originally from East I miss the old Revere Beach amusements the sights and sounds of people enjoying
Boston presently
themselves. I have fond memories riding on the wild mouse with my father and getting
from Beachmont
sick after about a dozen rides. Looking back now, I realize Revere Beach was a place to
go and have fun for the day usually on Sundays, when families didn't have alot of
money to spend on their children. However, today to bring your family to a amusement
park like Six Flags cost alot of money, like a weeks pay. However, we Americans will
spend no matter the cost as long as we enjoy ourselves. Revere Beach has lost its
amusements, however the character remains the same, with caring people and good
food for your money. I see alot of promise for Revere Beach, like the prospect of
rebuilding the dock that was built meny years ago. We will someday enjoy, a Revere
REVERE
CLASS OF 1954
11/4/2000 23:43
EVELYN MORRIS
REVERE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960 HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL REUNION IN
OCTOBER..OVER 125 CLASSMATES ATTENDED..ALL FOUR CLASS OFFICERS WERE
THERE..BOB CHINCHILLO, FRANK LILLO, KAREN HURST AND MARILYN ANGRISANO..WE
ALL LOOKED MARVELOUS..THE THREE PEOPLE WHO CAME THE FARTHEST WERE JANE
ANDERSON FROM MINNESOTA, MARILYN HIRSCH FROM INDIANA AND PAT STELLATI
FROM FLORIDA..ALL ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 45TH REUNION IN 2005..ANY
CLASS MEMBERS WHO WERE NOT LOCATED OR NOTIFIED MAY WANT TO CONTACT ME
TO VERIFY YOUR ADDRESS..EVELYN MORRIS
11/4/2000 16:23
Lois M. Campise
Beachmont/Santee, Hi all, Just wanted to let everyone know what a wonderful new book Peter has just
CA
published, "Meet you at the Station" He and all the other have made this web site a joy
to me. I have been having so much fun writing to some of my friends from Beachmont
and Revere. Every time I get on I find another letter from some one else. I miss
Beachmont and the good times we had as kids growing up. Not that it would be the
same, can't ever go back. Write to me any one.
11/4/2000 9:32
Dick O'Brien
Orient Heights
Peter McCauley, I'm looking forward to reading your new book. I just haven't figured out
how to enter an order yet! Enjoyed yor "Revere Beach Chips" and refer to it often. I have
a large collection of Boston area post cards with many from Revers Beach. I would be
happy to share them with you. I have one showing "Noah'Ark" and another of "Gulliver"
lying down. I was unaware that they were Revers Beach amusements but do recall
seeing Noahs mentioned in "Chips. Is it the same one that I remember from Old
Orchard?
11/4/2000 1:21
DODO SULKIS
BARRACK
REVERE MIAMI LA
GRADUATED REVERE HIGH 1946. LOVED THE BEACH. SAT AT THE LITTLE RED SCHOOL
HOUSE. MISS GOOD OLD DAYS, AND LEWIS' HOTDOGS.
11/2/2000 16:00
Danielle DiCarlo
Revere
Revere Beach and Kelly's Kreme - That's where dreams are made of!
11/1/2000 14:15
Jerry
Haverhill
Hello to all. This is a updated message. im from the class of 79.i love Revere and come
back as often as I can. I still love that beach. please e mail me if you remember me . im
married and have 2 children. im married to Angela Cuocolo.
10/31/2000 20:38
Eric Lee
Everett
As an Ebay.com Seller, Every now and then I come across historic items from Revere
Beach, and I am always facinated with how hot these items are. People from across the
country start bidding wars to purchase these items. From a selling perspective its great,
from a historical perspective its a shame that these items do not remain local. There are
many of us who grew up with fond memories of the beach.....too bad we don't have a
museum to rekindle memories of kinder, gentler, happier times. This is a great
site....Thank you.
10/31/2000 2:24
Joan Guilfoil
Bullhead City Az.
Was glad to find this site. Is Carol Geautreau out there somewhere? I went to the
Assumption School with her. Her dad is the guy who painted all those beautiful pics of
Revere Beach. I'd love to hear from her.
10/30/2000 20:53
Peter McCauley
Beachmont/Revere This is so much fun just reading all of these memories falling out of the memory bank,
one thought catches onto another. I have heard from so many former Beachmontites
and with so many great stories. Now I'm sure I will hear so many more as my new book
is out and it is all about the Narrow Gauge Railroad. The fifty photos include every
station from Market Strett in Lynn thru the Point of Pines, Oak Island Revere beach and
right thru East Boston
10/30/2000 11:46
Harvey Epstein
Newton, MA
My father, Julius Epstein, 90 years old, grew up in Revere. He graduated Revere High in
1928 and was wondering if there are any graduates from his class still around. The last
time there was a reunion was about six years ago...and there were about 12 people in
attendance. They all occupied one table at a restaurant. This would be great if anyone
knew the whereabouts of anyone from the class of 28'. My dad would love to contact
them to say hello...and yes...arrange another "class reunion".
10/29/2000 21:47
Fred Ciampi
San Diego
What a great site, I just had the most enjoyable time reading the comments in the Guest
Book. I have been on the "Other Coast" for about 15 years and not a day goes by that I
don't think about Revere Beach.
10/28/2000 4:52
Peter Lafontaine
Malden, Mass
just like seeing site4s like this where I grew up in
10/25/2000 22:29
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
Revere
Hello to the Class of '56. Coming up is our 45th Class Reunion. All the planning in the
world won't bring about a FUN reunion if we can't find you. Check in today and give me
an update on where you are and if you are interested in coming to our 45th!!!
THANKS!!
10/23/2000 21:55
JERRY[BROTHER]
MENKELLO
REVERE ST.REVERE
MA.
I HOPE TO MEET SOME OLD FRIENDS,I GUESS I SHOULD NOT HAVE SAID OLD.SO I WILL
SAY JUST FRIENDS.THANK YOU
BROTHER
10/23/2000 16:16
Donna Silva-Fitchett
10/23/2000 14:36
A.DIAMOND
INDIANA
I GREW UP IN SAUGUS.LOOKED FORWARD TO VISITS TO THE BEACH REMEMBER
NICKEL DASY WHEN YOU COULD GO ON ANY RIDE FOR JUST FIVE CENTS. I HAD MY FIRST
AND SECOND ROLLERCOASTER RIDE ON THE DERBY RACER. NEVER AGAIN. THE OLD
BEACH IS NOT THE SAME BUT MEMORIES LAST FOR EVER.
10/22/2000 6:02
We Can Dream
USA
Does anyone really believe there is a better pizza outside the confines of our good city.
Given the importance of pizza in our modern society, this fact alone should put Revere
on the world map. After all, we originated the thin crust pizza. Our city leaders should
capitalize on this legacy. Efforts should be made to publicize this fact. Perhaps sculptures
and statutes of pizza should be strategically placed throughout the city. Tourism would
flourish. Salem is known as the "Witch City", why not Revere as the world's thin crust
"Pizza Capital".
10/20/2000 22:22
Tim &amp;amp;
Nancy (Hart)
Mccarthy
Palm Harbor, Fl
I grew up in Revere and spent multitudes of hours on Revere Beach in the 60's. Our
"spot" was in front of the penny arcade next to the Virginia Reel. My grandmother
owned 'Dot's Shoe's' on North Shore Road. I remember lying in bed as a child listening
to the cyclone as the cars chugged up the hill leading to an "AHHHHHHH" as it decended.
Easter was a favorite holiday as it signified the opening of the rides and stands after a
quiet winter. My, how we took the food for granted--the absolute BEST pizza in the
country, not to mention fried clams, greasy peppersteaks. What a place to grow up!
10/19/2000 22:40
Eddie Goldstein
Beverly, MA
Grew up on Shirley Ave and Walnut Ave, RHS '50. Brothers Sumner and Charlie. I still
admit to them. Enjoyed our 50th class reunion recently, but missed Anthony Chiota, and
Jim Rowan. Would appreciate having lead to contact them.
Hello to everyone and especially to the Class of 1970! What a surprise to visit the beach
this summer! It was so incredibly clean and pretty. I really enjoyed my visit. Looking
forward to the upcoming reunion for the Class of '70 which should be sometime in the
Spring of 2001. Ciao!
10/19/2000 4:00
Jerry Green
Nat's Poolroom 1949 - 1959. Revere High, class of 1954. Love to here from someone!
Email me...
10/18/2000 20:57
al peterson
cape cod
hi lived off malden st. slopped pigs at mulligans , packed spinach at suffolk farms.
summers were on the beach. worked for the m d c. from 43 t0 47 rhs class of 47. lost
touch with class. never forget mary o'neils and her blueberry pie, the music from the
hippodrome, the smell of fried clams, and the roar of the cyclone..best wishes to all of
you from revere catboatal @aol.com
10/18/2000 2:35
Bill DiSisto (Cisco)
Revere
Hi to the Class of 65. Had a great time at the reunion Sat. A big thank you to the
committee, who did a great job. Will see you at the next reunion, if not sooner.. CISCO
10/17/2000 2:21
John Mondello
Charlestown Ma
originally Revere
Looking for friends i hung out with years ago at the Liberty School and the Funspot
Arcade down the Beach.I am a 1973 RHS grad
10/17/2000 0:32
Lois M. Campise
Beachmont/Santee, Hi, any body who lived on Bradstreet Ave. in the 30'and 40's and ever went to
CA
Provincetown with Jack Cannon. We went to M. T. Ronan School. I lived at 92 Bradstreet
for a long while, then moved down to 64 Bradstreet. Walked to the Beach to work at
Rotherhams Popcorn Stand. I have been getting mail from people that are a little
younger than myself. Went to RHS in 1944-1947. Please drop me a line, I would love to
hear from you.
10/15/2000 23:20
Diane D ( RHS class
of 83)
Hello Everyone I was born and raised in Revere. Really enjoy summer nights walking the
beach and Kelly's Roast Beef ,however, miss the arcarde and amusent rides... Hi to all
my friends...
10/14/2000 3:27
Mike Mac Cutcheon Woburn, MA
(Cutch)
Hi to everyone from the class of 1964 of RHS, and IC. I would love to hear from any on
from that time. My Email Addr is: [email protected] Cutch
10/11/2000 16:54
glen werline
studio city california Looks like a great place to visit, possibly live. Can't wait to visit Revere Beach summer
2001. Great site, very informative although it shoul d contain current photos as well.
10/10/2000 4:23
David Maron
Shirley Ave
Hi to Reverites worldwide.Only got as far as Hyde Park., and that only took 72 years!
RHS'45
10/8/2000 14:25
Reuben Bennett
Chelsea
Grew up in Chelsea,but Revere beach was the recreation zenith of my youth.Whether it
was the old trolley car ride from the Chelsea Post Office in Bellingham Square,Chelsea or
a quick bike ride from Chelsea,Revere Beach was always the ultimate high point of my
social life.
10/8/2000 2:14
Lois M. Campise
Santee, California
Hi, I lived in Beachmont until I was 20, worked at Rotherhams Popcorn stand when I was
15, Moved to California in 1949. I found this site by surfing. I guess I will be Reading the
Revere Paper, to keep up on some of the news of my old home town. I was thrilled to
find this.
10/5/2000 22:08
marienmiami
originally, Boston
Hi, I grew up going to Revere Beach. My grandmother before me went to the beach. (I
still have a souvenir of hers engraved 'Revere Beach 1903'. I had my first date there
with my current husband - 50 years and counting!!
10/5/2000 12:58
harris goldberg
florida/originally
revere
HELLO EVERYONE FROM REVERE,IAMDOING GREAT HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.
10/5/2000 4:08
Buddy Marcus
Stoughton, MA
It is great to know that we are preserving Revere Beach. We had too many wonderful
times there to forget were we grew up. Cannot forget Nat's Holts pier, Bill Ash Pizza the
Shirley Drug, Swartz's and on and on and on.
9/28/2000 3:34
Ellan Zaslow
Beachmont
Graduated from R.H.S in 1958 Redhead always telling jokes. Hung around punks corner.
Three brothers, David, Richard, and Jerry. David, a redhead as well. Am I jogging
anyones memory? Looking for some old pals.
9/25/2000 21:24
BOB
vernon,ct.
sure wish my e-mail page could look as good as your guest book.
9/25/2000 6:53
Jim Harrington
Saugus
Some of you Revere Beach people might enjoy Saugus Photos Online.
http://www.saugus.net/Photos/ (upper case P) It contains hundreds of pictures from
Saugus and around New england.
9/23/2000 4:08
Joan
Beverly, MA
Oh those wonderful sunny days-- relaxing in my lounge chair at the edge of the water
while sipping a Danny's iced coffee, puffing on a cigarette (gasp!) and reading a trashy
novel. The lounge chair, cigarettes, and firm thighs are long gone...but somehow Revere
Beach is part of my very essence.
9/22/2000 19:12
Gloria (Nicholson)
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
Hi
Just got home from my visit to Revere and I must write to say the beach looks
great. I do miss the rides and stands, but the beach is beautiful. Met old school friends
from the class of 56 and reminisced a lot about our times at the beach. Check this site
often to keep up on what is going on in Revere. Family is still there.
9/22/2000 3:55
Pat Mazola
Chester, New
Hampshire
Well hello there!! Revere Beach?? oh yeah I remember, nana had a lunch stand that I
worked at, around the corner from the flying horses. I used to work it and help out.I
loved the Virgina Reel,the dodgeums and Hurleys flying horses,soft serve ice cream and
Joe& Nemo's, Dick and Gert Holt (Holts Pier)were very good friends of our family. Nana
lived on Broadway,above the Drug Store. We use to walk down to Pizzano's with Uncle
Ernie, and Uncle Ralphie, but Uncle Ralphie used to stop at the - ahem "Dublin" to see
someone. Nana also worked at the school cafe, passing out lunch, she fed many a
youngster back then. Anyone out there remember my nana "Mable Humphreys"??
9/21/2000 22:32
Joyce Forte
Revere
CLASS OF 1970!! Its time to get together for a reunion, if you are interested please email
me! The 30th reunion may not be in 2000, but it will be a memorable occasion. Please
make it a point to attend. I'll fill you in as details become available,also check the Revere
Journal, and the Revere Independent for contact info. Thanks, See you all soon!
9/15/2000 0:52
Laura Hookness
Cohen
Revere now in
Quincy
RHS'66 My family owned Harry's Bake Shop. This site is great. And I laughed at my
mother when she told me about it.
9/12/2000 23:23
Roxanne (Fisher)
Aiello
Revere
This is great, I thought maybe get in touch with people haven't seen in a while.
9/10/2000 22:15
JOHN MONDELLO
ORIGINALLY REVERE RHS GRAD 1973---I GREW UP IN THE SHIRLEY AVE/LIBERTY SCHOOL AREA.I HUNG OUT
NOW LIVING IN
AT THE FUNSPOT ARCADE DOWN THE BEACH AND ALSO UP THE LIBERTY SCHOOL.IF
CHARLESTOWN
ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBERS ME ,DROP ME A LINE. THANX
9/9/2000 1:06
Susan Sochat
Godfrey
Gilford, NH
So glad the beach will never be forgotten. My fondest memories of growing up were all
at the beach.
9/7/2000 18:33
Bob Upton
Revere
Just testing! Thanks for all your entries. Please continue to pass the word along about
RevereBeach.com!!
9/6/2000 13:57
Bev
Mass
particularly enjoyed the art gallery
9/2/2000 22:11
Bob Carbone Sr.
San JacintoCa.
Kelley's Meadows
Hi everyone in the beach city just want to wish everyone a real good holiday in the
beach's heyday this would be the end of season except for the one's that stayed open
during the winter Rudy's pepper steaks bowling alleys ,HJ Rotherhams and a few of the
other oldtimes gee the old times were GOOD As Jackie Gleason use to say " HOW SWEET
IT IS " Well must close now altho we live in So Cal the heart is still on the beach best to
any and all my friends Bob Carbone
9/2/2000 2:29
Betty &amp;amp;
Peter Martinelli
Everett,Ma
WE thought the old pictures & postcards where nice.
9/1/2000 13:09
SAl
Winthrop via Revere hi all, just want to say "HELLO" again. this is one fine site!!!! I love reliving my youth at
the beach. that was a VERY long time ago
Sal Ciarlone
8/31/2000 3:18
Judy Venezia
LAS VEGAS, NV
Iwas born in Revere but moved away to the West Coastin the mid 50's both my parents
are from Revere. I love reading thie web site it brings back memories of stories and
places I have heard about all my life. I can remember Shirley AVE, Sandy's rides, the
beach and the Liberty schooland the two sisters that lived across the street from me
Flora and Joyce if you are out there God Bless you I love this web site thank-you for the
memories
8/30/2000 16:07
Cheryl Corriere
Faherty
Tewksbury formerly Hello RHS 1970 Classmates, WHERE ARE YOU? It's our 30th Reunion and nothing has
Revere (RHS 70)
been planned! Love to hear from you. Any suggestions?
8/28/2000 20:44
Rich Cantrell
Millbrook, AL
Will be coming to Boston this week for a family reunion. Have been to Boston on several
occasions visiting family and love every trip. My wife is from Charlestown and we plan
on visiting Revere Beach this weekend.
8/27/2000 1:35
ROBERT FEE
CHELSEA
I AM 65YRS OLD AND SPENT I ENTIRE LIFE ON REVERE BEACH.I MET MY WIFE AT THE
BEACH IN 1952. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 45YRS AND STILL GOING. I PLAN ON
SPENDING ALL DAY TOMMOROWENJOYINGTHE BANDS AT THE BEACH.IN BETWEEN
BANDS I WILL ENJOY A LITTLE JOGALONG THE BEACH. 8/26/00 BOBBY FEE
8/25/2000 3:57
Mike (Mickey)
Fitzgerald
Everett
Born in Revere in '36 on Henry St.Lived on Dolphin Ave grew up in Beachmont Went to
Louis Pasture & Julia Ward Howe Hung out at Holt's Pier and skating arena Enlisted in
Marine Corps in '53 Also spent time in Sammy's Patio Bill Ashe's & Roger's Pizza
&LaCesta Carhop Spent many a summer night on the seawall Would like to hear from
anyone who knew me Looking for Al Fabiano who ran Rogers & Gen Edwards Inn & gang
from Holt's Pier & Back Beach. Life was good then. Anyone know what happend to Tom
Billcliff, Peter Dawley, Bobby Foster, Richie King, Bobby Powers & Georgie Guide. Love
to share Revere Beach memories.
8/22/2000 0:57
Tom Love
San Francisco
Hello from a former resident
8/17/2000 0:20
Tom Hancock
Temecula, CA
I'm the grandson of Bill & Daisy Moore. They live at 74 Alden Ave in Revere. My mother
was Thelma Moore-Hancock. She grew up on the beach and was a high diver in the
1930's. Her cousin is Myrtie Green-Bordan who now lives in North Calif. Is there
anyone out their that remembers them. Thanks Tom
8/16/2000 17:49
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United Kingdom
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8/13/2000 7:34
Dan Haggerty
Everett MA.
I used to go to Revere Beach with my friends when I was 10-11 years old, in the late
60's. We used to pay 10 cents and take the bus to WOnderland Station and spend the
whole day at the arcades and the rides on the beach. I work with you at the Everett
Post Office!! HA! HA!
8/12/2000 16:08
Dom Gieras
Lynn, MA originally Visited the Beach many times. My aunt & uncle ran a carousel & ice cream shop down
near the crinkle french fry place (name ??). Nice site. Thanks for the memories.
8/11/2000 2:13
Paul Atlas
Plaistow, NH
Attended school in Revere until "62". Moved to Chelsea and graduated there in "64".
Grew up on Thornton Street. My father had a meat market on Shirley Ave. The store
was maned Prime Market. It was three doors down from Schwartz's Deli. Ira
Novoselsky....where are the jokes. You have been slacking off!
8/9/2000 8:25
Ken Fougere
Everett,
Massachusetts
Growing up in Everett,(5 miles away) Revere Beach was a magical place my parents
would take the family on a sunnySunday afternoon for the beach and an early summer
eveningfor the rides & ammusements. Even when in high school itwas the place to see
and be seen! I only wish I could take my 4yr old son to experience the wonder that once
was ...
I found you when answering a survey at
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8/9/2000 3:39
Jo-An Noel
SanDiego via Revere Great website. Can't wait to get on again and check out everything. Hello to RHS '59
(and '57, '58, & '60).
8/8/2000 18:20
Stephen M.Cutler
Tennessee
Hey all, I posted message 924 several weeks ago, but the e-mail is no longer valid and
i've been losing a lot of mail. Please use this one. Also, if you have a chance, check out
the family web page. Thanks Steve Cutler, RHS, Class of "59"
8/6/2000 17:11
SidMagerer
Revere,now Boca
Raton, Fl.
Just catching up on all the nostalgia. We used to have wonderful Revere nights at The
Crystal Lake Country Club run by the late Roz and Bernie Baltimore. We now
incorporate them with Lynn night during season. Would love to see it happen once
more.
8/4/2000 23:46
Margaret Joyal Kelly Merrimack N.H.
Lived in Revere 1966 to 1970. Graduated from Revere High in 1969
8/3/2000 17:18
Rita Vincent
McDonald
Lancaster,Ca.
I am logged in with entry 419,but the E-Mail has changed.Please use this one to contact
me.I have talked to a lot of wonderfull people from the guest book,and am looking
forward to talking to a lot more.
8/3/2000 0:46
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA since Just notified that my first book length "creative non-fiction" book is about to be
1960
published. It is called "Kindness of Strangers" about friends who survived WWII in Italy
with the kindness of the Italian people. It is published by EricaHouse. I am grateful to
the teachers I had at Garfield Jr. High and Revere High, class of '44, some of whom were
my father's teachers. They did a good job for me.
8/1/2000 15:40
Roberta
Revere - 20 years &amp;quot;Carp&a Rest - Katy,TX
mp;quot; Clay
You did a great job on the website. Now you need to update it to show what the beach
looks like for our new visitors. I lived there for twenty years before I moved to Katy,
Texas. Fantastic job.
8/1/2000 12:44
Sal Ciarlone
Revere now
Winthrop
To all of those out there that remember the beach the "WAY IT WAS". miss it as much as
i do? I rire the boulevard about 3-4 times a week and think of all the good times.
7/31/2000 3:25
John Mondello
originally Revere
now residing in
Charlestown
I am looking for all my friends I hung out with many years ago at Funspot down the
beach and also at the Liberty School. I am a 1973 RHS grad thanx
7/30/2000 21:14
James Fenno
Fitchburg, Mass.
Very interesting to see "Fenno's Corner" noted on your site. Hello to all in Revere! (originally) Chas., SC James Fenno
(now)
7/30/2000 5:04
Sherry
Cambridge, MA
I'm 42 and only knew about Revere's Cyclone Roller Coaster when I was a kid. I went to
Paragon Park as I lived on the South Shore. I was at Revere in 1984 when the closed the
last of the amusements. Today, I brought a teenager from Brazil to see Revere. I'm
proud to show it to him and we discovered this web site which he took with interest as
he experienced a little bit of America.
7/29/2000 3:36
Everett Brown
New Britain,
Connrcticut
Have read lots of comments regarding the pleasures of this web page and I agree with
them. A wonderful lady answered my inquiry regarding information on a family
member. I also received a note directing me to contact a Mr. Peter McCauley @ the
webmaster site. I could not find this site but am hoping that someone can help me
contact this person.
Many thanks
Everett Brown
7/28/2000 21:17
Carmine Warren
Revere now living in Hi, I grew up in revere. and now living in orlando florida. was nice seeing pictures of the
orlando Fla
past.
7/28/2000 3:47
Alan Foulds
Reading, MA
Great Page! As a Revere native (until I was 3) I thought I'd take a stab at a couple of the
unanswered questions. As I remember the airport was originally called Muller Field, and
later named Revere Airport. The park next to the Garfield was called Curtis Park. I saw
many soccer games there, where my father, uncles, and even grandfather played (Pines
Ramblers, Revere Corinthians).
7/28/2000 2:01
Aaron Sandler
Sarasota FL
I used to live at 56 Shirley Ave. Lived there from 1926 until 1953 when I moved to
Michigan. Father was Dr. Sandler
7/26/2000 16:06
Stan the answer
Man
7/25/2000 22:31
Jack Cook
7/25/2000 4:22
MILLIE &amp;amp; REVEREGENE LEWIS
FRAMINGHAMBOYNTON BEACH
FLA.
Good answers Jack. I need a couple of suits tailored. How about Gabriel's barber shop
next to Harry's Bakery. Who had better candy? Lerner's or Bloomfield's. The salt sticks
at Lieberman's were incredible. Coffee sodas at Michaelson's served by Shelly Maron.
Corn beef sandwiches at Swartzes late Saturday night after Wonderland. Heading to
the beach in the mid 50's with all the fruit laid out on the sidewalk in front of Pauls.
Arthur's grocery and getting Jimmy Pearsall's autograph around 1954 at the deli
counter. Revere people are everywhere. Jot your memories down. It was a great
time to be growing up. Talk to you soon.
Ex Revere
To my friend J. Lewis: Here are some of the answers. Barney SCHEFFS.MULLERS FIELD
Swampscott DElray LIGHTENING ROLLER COASTER,BLONDIE, DRUGSTORES MICHELSONS, SHIRLEY DRUG
Fl.
STORE AND CRESTANT PHARMACY,BARBERS,JULIUS,JACK INDICK,FRANKS.WHITE TOWER
, SUPERMAN OF COURSE WAS MAYO KAHN.
P.S. THERE WAS A FOURTH DRUG STORE
THAT LASTED ABOUT A YEAR LOCATED TWO STORES ON THE LEFT OF MICHELSONS
WHICH LATER BECAME A SHOE STORE. IN 1937 I TOOK A RIDE ON THE SEA PLANE AND
THE COST WAS $1.50. GREAT QUIZ.
JACK COOK
WE ARE MILLIE SHIPMAN LEWIS & GENE LEWIS---MILLIE WAS A CHEERLEADER FROM
1943-44-45. GENE,TRACK & GYMNASTICS 1940-41-42, BOTH OF US WENT TO LIBERTY
AND GARFIELD,MARRIED IN 1947-3CHILDREN -5 GRANDCHILDREN. MILLIE GOT POLIO IN
1952, BUT SHE DOES VERY WELL- WE MOVED TO BOYNTON BEACH FL. SO SHE CAN BE
OUTSIDE AND AWAY FROM THE COLD & SNOW. WE'VE BEEN HERE SINCE OCT. 1997.
WE WILL ALWAYS CONSIDER REVERE BEACH OUR HOME AND WOULD LIKE TO TRY
SOMETHING DIFFERENT- A LITTLE TRIVIA-FROM THE 20'S- 30'S AND 40'S ---------------HERE GOES --#1 WHAT WAS ON THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF BEACH ST. AND OCEAN
AVE ? #2WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE AIRPORT ALONG ROUTE 1? #3 NAME THE
ROLLERCOSTER THAT WAS CONDEMED,NOT THE CYCLONE? #4 WHO WAS IT THAT
7/25/2000 2:14
Patti Scarlata
Witman
Brockton, originally Reading all the messages brought back such sweet memories. I graduated with the class
Revere
of 1965 and moved from Revere in 1970. Still have family there but don't get back to
visit very often. Does anyone remember Crisafi's Drug Store and Paul Revere School?
Hello to all my old friends. If anyone remembers me, please e-mail. Patti
7/23/2000 16:21
Stephen M.Cutler
Tennessee
7/22/2000 18:35
Cyrus
Formerly Revere
&amp;quot;Cy&am now Salem NH
p;quot; Goldman
What a great site - brought back lots of good memories of growing up on Beach St,
hanging out at Nat's & Punk's Corner.. Went to Walnut Ave Grade School, Garfield Jr
High and graduated RHS Class of 1939. Any former classmates or buddies out there??
7/21/2000 23:36
Jan DeAngelis
Cafarella
Laguna Beach,
California
If you are from the class of '56 and would like information on our '45th Reunion, please
e-mail me your address and/or your e-mail address so that we can keep in touch.
Thanks!!
7/21/2000 4:40
Lois Gudbrandsen
King
Arizona
This is my socond sign in, i lost add. of some of those that responded to my first sign in,
Rita from McDonald Farmand a few others that responded, i would like to hear from all
of you again,thanks.
7/19/2000 15:08
Irene Marino
Stuart, Florida
I am a former "Beachmont Girl" and graduated from RHS in 1959. My friends and I
walked the beach every Friday night as young teenagers, weather permitting, and
occassionally frequented Bill Ashes and Sammy's Patio when we got older. I have many
fond memories of Revere Beach and was happy when they made it a historical site. I've
been in touch with classmates by going to the website Classmates.com and plugging in
the year I graduated. You may want to try this website. If anyone would like to keep in
touch, I'd love hearing from you. I live in Florida and spend summers traveling around
and visiting our children.
Hello all, I'm working on a web page for the family and when describing myself and
going back in my history I put I was raised in Revere. I'm a "59" grad of "RHS". Thought
I'd just say hello and see if there are any old friends out there who would like to chat or
say hi. If so, drop a note and I'll respond. Take care Steve Cutler
7/17/2000 23:51
Jack Cook
Revere Swampscott To anyone who read my Just Surfed On In letter Iam sorry I did not put in my complete
Delray fl.
email address so here it is, [email protected] Please get in touch. Thanks.
Jack
7/14/2000 17:40
jack cook
swampscott delray i lived on campbell ave revere for 62 years, i owned and operated cook's fur and tailor
bch fl.
shop and also owned 15 buildings in revere, perhaps you were a customer or tenant of
mine? iwould like to hear from you. to the people who mentioned nat,s pool parlor i
have an original nat heller pool table in perfect condition. to my cousin ralph epstein, a
big hello. i graduated rhs class of 1938. always loved revere.
jack cook
7/12/2000 1:32
Gerry
7/11/2000 21:59
Burt.Shepard
Have lived in Revere I love Revere mostly because of the beach, but I also love the friendly people who live
2 years
here. With such a blend of differant nationalities, all getting along together, it enriches
everyones growth.The garbage strown all over the streets and the beach is a definate
negative thing about Revere. Perhaps garbage pails with the shape of a clown, dog, or
etc. with an opening that is a "mouth", would encourage the children to put their trash
in the container. If someone was a designer, perhaps they could also incorperate, into
the trash containers, a sound that goes with the design of the trash barrel, like a bark,
for a barrel that uses a dog design. The only way the trash problem can be solved is to
reach the younger generation, train them early. Fines for littering work well also, but
would be a definate hardship on the majority of people who live here. I lived in Florida
Hollywood FL
Hi: Grew up in Revere..Nat's poolroom..RHS 1948 moved to Hollywood FL....would like
to hear from anybody who remembers me.. My sister is Phyllis ( Maycomber) Shepard.
7/11/2000 20:03
John Mondello
7/11/2000 2:30
Ralph Epstein
Originally Revere
now Charlestown
where r all my old friends I hung out with back in the 70s at FUNSPOT ARCADE on the
beach? Email me if u hung out there. I am also a 1973 grad from RHS .
Class 1931. Ran the phototon. Also rented beach chairs as a youngster. My three
brothers and I have wonderful memories of the beach. Had fun at Nat,s pool parlor on
Shirley Ave. Does anyone remember The Boyos Club. I know reside in Tamarac, Fl.. I
would love to share my wonderful memories with old friends.
7/10/2000 20:44
Jack Ingham
Langhorne, PA
Lived in Beachmont for 32 years (love that Rocky Beach} and in Revere for 42 years. Just
lost my Mom (Ruth) who lived in Beachmont for 83 years. I'm out of Revere now but I
will always come back to the place where I had so many happy years. Please feel free to
E-mail if you recognize my name.
7/10/2000 7:34
Bob Carbone
San jaciinto Ca via
Kellys meadows
been here before but have changed e-mail adress just want to update things how was
the Fourth of July at the beach boy in the past the beach would be really hopping
fireworks etc well I hope eveyone had a good holiday thats all for now talk at you later
Ira NOvelsky say hi to Franh Grayson for me thanx Bob Carbone
7/8/2000 4:42
George Dishler
Revere, Mass.
Greetings from Delray Beach, Fl. Jan and George Dishler would like to say hello to all
their classmates from 1942 and would love to hear from them!! The old Nat's pool
room gang and the first Whelan School PTA group, we would like to hear from you too!!
Hope to hear from you soon. Jan and George
7/6/2000 21:50
Henry L. White
Beach St. Revere
Resident of Revere for 11+yrs.,originally from Camb. Som. area. I love the friendly
people and the convenient location,not to mention all the entertainment the city offers
throughout the year. Anyone from old Central Square (Cambridge late 50's and
60's)contact me I would love to reminisce.
7/5/2000 21:00
STAN FELDMAN
ARLINGTON, MASS HI CLASS OF 1961. HOPE ALL IS WELL. ARE WE HAVING A 40TH REUNION. BLESS YOU
MA HATHAWAY WHEREVER YOU ARE.
7/5/2000 0:22
Rick Cohen
Miami, FL
Has anyone from the class of "70" started putting together any kind of reunion? Time is
running out. If there is no formal event planed, would anybody from that class be
interested in renting something for a party in the area, maybe some hotel suites ect. and
doing it ourselves. What a shame to let 30 years of history go to waste. I live in Miami
but will do my part if needed. Come on all you class officers we elected you back then to
lead us, didn't you read the fine print your responcibilities didn't end after graduation.
Show us the way. Lead us to the party.
7/2/2000 3:47
Eric Breda
Revere
Best web site I've seen in a long time!
6/29/2000 0:02
Christine Ruberto
L.A. CA
The Class of '85 is planning a reunion. All alumni should contact Michael Merullo with
their information (name, address, phone--don't forget maiden name if applicable!) His
email is [email protected] If you aren't a member of the class of '85 but have info
on someone who was, please help us. We want to reach as many alumni as possible!!
Thank you!!! Christine
6/21/2000 16:03
stan druck
revere high '56
formerly from shirley ave; walnut pl. ;walnut ave; campbell ave; since 1973 houston , tx
.Call or Fax to say HELLO VOICE CALL 713 666 3033 FAX 713.666.5852
6/21/2000 5:13
Wayne Connors
Sherman Oaks,
California
Just looking for an update on RHS 70 reunion. I'd like to attend. I miss the old gang. Can
someone let me know when, where. Thanks
6/20/2000 18:22
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Stoughton, MA
Hi again to all my friends from Class of "59". Would love to hear from former classmates
and old friends. We're planning a reunion. On a personal note, I'm widowed. Was
happily married to Jimmy Sandler. We have two great sons, married and 3
grandchildren. Let's hear about you!!!!
6/20/2000 0:10
John mondello
Charlestown
originally Revere
OK-where r all the people I hung out with back in the 70,s at the Funspot Arcade on the
beach?send me an email.I am also a 1973 grad from R.H.S. here r some of the initials of
them that I hung out with PB ,FO ,JG ,JP ,DK, AI, LI, NV ,JS ,MC ,CC, WK
6/19/2000 19:15
Julie Duffy
RAW ARTS IN LYNN Iam an artist working with a group of older artists in the Lynn community. We are
MA
gearing up to make a short film about their view of Revere Beach then and now. Many
of the artists speak of the dancing and good times they had at Revere Beach. We are
open to any dialogue about your experiences or stories in the dance halls of the
40,50,and 60s. Send any and all responses to me at RAW ARTS. RAW ARTS is a
community arts based studio in Lynn, MA. Thanks, Julie
6/19/2000 16:03
Charlie Goldstein
Lowell
6/18/2000 2:15
Everett Brown
New Britain,
Connecticut
6/17/2000 4:32
Lois GudbrandsenKing
Mesa, Arizona
To anyone out there who grew up in the 40's and 50's in Revere Beach, greetings from a
very hot (106 degrees) Mesa, Arizona.
I wish I were on the beach in front of the
Hotel Pleasanton, that's where our group hung out! Boy those were the days! If anyone
out there wants to share some memories, very old memories, e-mail me! I'd love to talk
about the fun we used to have. Hopefully someone out there knows me from my
past...my hometown address in Revere was 9 Standish Road. My sister Dottie,
brothers...Donald, Robert and George are all still well. My mother, "Mrs. G" is still goin'
strong, lives in Farmington Maine, age 94! Stay cool and think about the beach and
one of those custard cones!
Lois
6/16/2000 5:41
Ilene Dishler
McCarter
Knoxville, TN (by
way of Revere!!)
6/13/2000 21:34
Joan Blaisdell
Lynn, Ma.
It was wonderful finding this website!!! Revere will always have a special place in my
heart. As I look back upon my childhood, what wonderful memories this community
holds for me. Though I have moved to Knoxville, TN, my best friends are my old friends
from Revere. People in Tennessee cannot get over that I have had the same friends
since grade school. They are even more shocked when I tell them that my parents still
have their friends from grade school. There is something special about Revere and the
community that bonds us. I grew up on Walnut Ave. and graduated in 1974. I was a
regular beach bum at punks corner and hung out at the JCC. To all of my fellow
classmates, I would love to hear from you. To my old BBG and AZA buddies...(I have a
daughter in BBG) I would love to hear from you too!! I normal get back to Mass. at least
I loved your Web site. What memories .Maybe some day the city of Revere will wake up
and bring back the glitter , fun and new casino's, along the beach. It was a loss seeing
Revere Beach taken away. It could still come back the way it was. It would put Las Vegas
out of business!!!!Joan
Hi all. Charlie Goldstein, Class of 1955, here. We're looking for some of our classmates
for the next (45th) reunion in October. If you know the whereabouts of any of the
following, please email me at [email protected] James Chisholm; Robert Collins;
Gloria (Cohen) Cannavo; Joseph Chiota; Barry Davis; Dorothy (Davis) DiGiacomo; Marie
D'Orlando; Mary Delgrosso; Barbara (Ostrow) Essegian; Fredrick Ford; Henry
Francesconi; Les Fraser; Sue Frazer; Sandra (Gersh) Gabriel; Rosalyn Gray; Ann (Savoia)
Howell; Marie (Puopolo) Luzzo; Dan Middlebrook; Beverly (Swerling) Martin/Burns;
Charles Master; Dennis Moreno; Josephine (Casale) Miller; Carmella (Ciampa)
Mersicano; Joyce (Nelson) Moore; Joan (Piccus) Mello; Marilyn (Powell) Spaziani;
Leonard Salvatore; John Spinelli; Ralph Sasso; Louis Spagnola; Helen Schwartz We'd
I am looking for information on an individual named; Henry Freemont Newell. He lived
at 25 Hillside Ave., in Revere around 1906-1907. It appears that he is a very important
part of my family tree.
Many thanks,
Everett Brown
6/13/2000 19:14
Lori
Derry NH
LOST MEMBERS of the Class of 80! There are a lot of people from the Class of 1980
who are missing from our current lists. If you are one of them, or you know one of them,
please email me. Heather McArdle, Patrick Lentz, Lorraine Savickas, Angela Page,
Barbara Green, Louise Hatch, Karen Fleming, Scott McMenimen, Irene Kelley, Colleen
McGinley, Gale Gallo, Stacey Pasco, Scott Lias, Heidi Thomson, Kenny Fentress, Glenn
Glover, Eugene LeDonne, Ann Norman, Elizabeth Gatti, Valerie Palermo, Dora Migliori,
Yvonne Profit, Frances McDonnell, Robert White, Thomas Martini, William Wright, Ellen
Starr, Lorraine Cecere, Charis Milona, Wanda Conway, Dawn Brown, Melinda Ancillo,
Anna Bertone, Joseph Caliri, Noreen DiPrimio, Theresa D'Addario, Cathy Diorio,
Maureen Coughlin, Eddie Dellascio, Mark Paronich, Wayne Duffy, Jayne Zirpolo, Carol
Sitting here in the city on a Sunday afternoon with a temp of 95 degrees. Definitely a
Revere Beach kind of day. Mike
6/11/2000 16:27
Mike Hemeon
NYC
6/10/2000 23:39
bill h
e.boston,&lt;now&g dutchy goldberg,s son in law
t;florida
6/8/2000 0:16
KIM MACOMBERPOULIN
Originally Chelseanow Plantation,FL
6/2/2000 13:57
Jim Callahan
Winchester,Ma.
5/30/2000 5:22
John Leslie
Beachmont
Hi! I was brought up in Chelsea, graduated from Chelsea High in 1977. Moved to
Florida in l980. My memories of Revere Beach, besides going to the beach all summer,
every summer, are going to the discos on the week-ends all over Revere and Boston,
and then standing in line at Kelly's at 2:00 in the morning for a clam plate and clam
chowder!! No matter how cold it was, we were there! That's one of the things I really
miss about home! Every summer I still come home and the first stop off the plane is
Kelly's! Only now, I'm with my kids and husband!! It's weird! My Mom is from Revere,
Shirley Ave. Her name is Phyllis Shepard, and my Dad and his family are all from
Chelsea. Dick Macomber. I love living in Florida, but it's not the same as Boston! My
heart will always be in Boston!! My brother works for WBZ, Channel 4, Rick Macomber.
Just A Message For All,The Good old days of radio are comming back to Boston radio this
Sunday June 4,2000 and every Suday after that, On News Talk 1060 With Larry Glick On
The All New WMEX Boston From 4 PM - 5 PM Join The Commander And The gang A Real
Blast From The Past. also on the Net @ WMEX. COM Join Larry, and thr Regulars from
The Past. also A Special REPERT FROM SEYMOURE.
Liiks Good!
5/29/2000 17:43
Jane Tabor
Revere,; L.A.,; now
Las Vegas
Have other entries, but this one brought a smile. Hope it does to you also. My sister, (In
Oregon) found an ad in Nickel Ads South Valley Ed. (Oregon) " Stein & Goldstein, caousel
horses, 1906-1916 from the Famed Revere Beach carousel in Mass. They are unique S &
G horses. Bigger and more bold than any other. Powerful piece, $30,000. " Suppose to
be outside row. Other horses around different parts of the country. Are you dreaming,
like I am? Have a great day! I wonder if these were the ones built for the Hippodrome....
5/29/2000 5:10
geo. king
lynnfield, ma
grew up in beachmont in the thirties and forties, it's too bad that kids today don't have
a place to go to like revere was then.
5/27/2000 13:27
Jim Callahan
Winchester,Ma.
This Is My my second message on your web page it's the best. I am a former beach
worker early sixties,early seventies, Shooting Waters and other games. Looking to
hear,from former beach workers,already heard from balley,Mikey,balley, of
shootingwaters. Would like to hear from others, Race track Mundoe & Sons
Eddie,dennis ect;and all other workers. Great times and Great days At New Englands
Number ONE FUN SPOT, THE BEST OF THEM ALL REVEREBEACH. JIM C.
5/26/2000 3:21
Robert L. Carbone
Sr.
now So Cal born and Just me again whishing everyone in good old Revere a happy one it is coming up on
raised in the
Memorial Day that was the beginning of the beach season I can still hear the sounds of
meadows
all the rides cyclone, derby racer. virginia reel, Bluebeards Palace Etc also the two best
Roller skating rinks in the U.S. of A. rockmaple skating suface's they don't make them
like that now Also it is time to remember all the fallen young men from Revere who
made the supreme sacrifice in the past conflicts WW 1 WW 2 Korea Vietnam and all the
peace keeping situations Revere men were always ready to answer the countrys calls
and needs so once again have a real nice summer talk to you later Bob C
5/25/2000 4:56
doug blair
texas
5/25/2000 1:26
marcia
revere/nowfl
goldberg(HARDIMA
N)
lots of fine times on the beach and in revere.just another one of the punks that hung out
on the corner.
this is marcia goldberg
friends,of the past.
dutchys daughter,my father wants to know about his
5/24/2000 22:38
paula marie
boston
very nice web site for all to see!!
5/24/2000 21:31
Bill J
Plano, TX
Oh, one last thing, why don't you all have a "beach cam" like they do at other historic
beaches along the coast.
5/24/2000 21:21
Bill J
Plano, TX
Anyone from the RHS Class'61. Let's chat.. My heart will always be in Revere, a recent
visit shows me that the city isn't moving ahead. The city/beach were alot cleaner in the
50s 60s when I was a kid growning up and having fun along the beach. What has
happened?
5/21/2000 18:08
Noreen Liendo
Maryland
What a nice surprise to see Revere is in step with the times. I will be checking this site
more. I love Revere.
5/19/2000 21:36
lisa cappucci
REVERE
I LOVE REVERE BEACH BEEN GOING TO THE BEACH SINCE I WAS A CHILD. BUT WOULD
LOVE TO SEE THE BEACH CLEANER. MORE TRASH CANS WOULD HELP. ALSO WOULD
LOVE FOR EVERYBODY THAT USES THE BEACH TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES.
5/16/2000 22:30
Ralph
Malden
Greetings everyone, I am to young to remember revere beach the way everyone
describes it. Just wondering if anyone remembers the EbbTide or the surf club. If so,
where were they located and if you could describe them a bit that would be great.
Thanks in advance
5/12/2000 22:14
Barb Sarro
Elgin, IL
Just wondering what Revere, MA is all about. Going on vacation soon and will be staying
in your town!!
5/12/2000 20:49
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA
Just heard a wonderful story on Lifetime TV about a Revere family. I didn't get their last
name but Denise, the mother, was paid tribute by Carla, her daughter, for being such a
wonderful support when helping her through treatment for nonHodgkins Lymphoma.
Denise had just helped her husband, Carla's father, to recuperate from the debilitating
treatment of leukemia. If I heard correctly the family is trying to raise money to help
those with this terrible disease. GO GALS GO!
5/8/2000 23:03
Janet and Roger
England
Visiting Boston beginning of May. We are staying in Revere, after surfing through your
web site we cant wait to visit itlooks great.
5/7/2000 22:17
Karen Manzie
Knoxville, TN
I'm currently living in Revere and will be moving back south soon. I just wanted
everyone to know what a terrific place Revere Beach is! I'm really going to miss this
place and the people.
5/5/2000 1:36
Rich Herman
New Hampshire
By any chance any of my Shirley Ave Friends around????
5/4/2000 15:36
roberta perotti
garrett
Houston Texas
I am trying to find Ed MCManus or Bob Gray, both graduates of the class of (57)
4/30/2000 14:19
Renie
Winthrop
Grew up in Winthrop, but spent alot of time in revere. Graduated in 76.looking for
Denise Mosley from Revere. Age about 42 at this time, i am desperate to find
her.....HELP email me back please
4/30/2000 1:16
Michael P. Kirsch
Beachmont
A friend mailed me a copy of Peter McCauley's story on the 4/19/00 Revere Journal and
it brought back a flood of memories. I was born in the Spanish apartments on Winthrop
Avenue in 1936 and my family owned the Harold Pharmacy in Beachmont Square
between 1929 and 1967. My mother, Goldie (Jacobson) Kirsch lives about a mile away
from me (Sherman Oaks, CA) and is 90 years old now... still as sharp as a tack, lives
alone, drives her own car, still works 2 mornings a week at a local hospital and is as
pretty and vivacious as she ever was. She read Peter McCauley's full page article on the
4/19 Revere Journal and burst into tears of joy and nostalgia.
4/29/2000 3:04
Jim Callahan
Winchester,ma.
This is a great web site. I use to work at Revere beach,from the earl 60s thru mid
seventies. I was 14 years old when I started,I work the cat rack,ballon darts,shooting
waters,it was a great time to be young and it sure was the best place to be on weekends
and hot summer days. All the people who owned and work the stands and rides were
just great hard working people. I sure miss them all. It was a great time and a learing
experience i"ll never forget. JIM C.
4/29/2000 2:11
Laura
Revere/Saugus
Hello to all that LOVE Revere Beach. Surely, when people say, "there's no place like
home," they mean Revere Beach. Grew up on the beach. Worked Sandy's Kiddie Rides
65, 66 & 67. Hi to Jerry, remember the rental boats at Holts Pier? Can you hear the
music from the Everest???? Yea, I can too :-). Happy Spring to All. See you on the
"BEACH".
4/28/2000 18:27
Jim McGuirk
Revere
RHS Class of 66, retired from Air Force in 85...would love to hear from other class of 66,
never been to or heard about a reunion. I remember a couple of fierce sunburns from
falling asleep on the beach. Also remember the Children's Ball when I was in grade
school (Lincoln and Garfield) Now reside in Spokane,WA since 1982
4/28/2000 15:37
janet russell lawson cambridge
I can't tell you how much I enjoyed going down memory lane with Revere Beach, My
sister Claire and a bunch of kids from cambridge spent many a summer day there, Annie
Krikorian, Helen Bolster where are you? janet lawson
4/27/2000 18:55
David Zaslow
Revere of course,
but now Vista,CA
Have been here befor. It's realy a great site, non better. Trying to contact Rene LaCentra
Baily. #855 entry. It seems that your E-mail return is not correct.
4/27/2000 2:44
Tom Indelicato
NH now. Everett
HS, 1965
Was watching PBS on amusement parks. Got to thinking about R.B. in the 50's and 60's.
Researched and found out at least part of Hurley's is in Sandusky Ohio now. Also
remember Bluebeards, the Nautical and Mary's hotdogs. Oh ya; and the elephant next
to the Merry-go round at Hur;ey's. Thanks for the memories. TI
4/24/2000 1:31
Rick Glazier
Revere class of '59
I have not been home since 1974. I cannot seem to locate too many members of my
class. If you are out there, drop me a note.
4/23/2000 22:54
Frederick
Gould/Goldstein
Winthrop, MA
Punks corner, beachmont, class of "46", Fred Bernard Band, married selma starr-chelsea
4/23/2000 21:16
Stan Berman
Framingham, Ma.
RHS '58, WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO GROW UP. THE BEACH, PUNK'S, NAT'S,
WONDERLAND, SHIRLEY DRUG, BROADWAY, REVERE ST., THE ALL TO OCCASIONAL RUN
TO "JACK & MARION'S", THE GIRL'S FROM WINTHROP. I MARRIED A GIRL FROM
CHELSEA. MY FRIENDS THOUGHT I WAS DESERTING THE CAUSE. 38 YEARS LATER, STILL
MARRIED. IT TOOK ME 10 YEARS TO DE-PROGRAM HER.BEST TO ALL.
4/23/2000 20:57
Bill Aldorisio
Bedford Ma.
Hello fellow seniors. I am still looking down at the grass and looking forward to our 50th,
next year. Hope to see you all then. Please email me and tell me how you are doing. Bill
4/23/2000 6:57
JUDY VENEZIA
LAS VEGAS, NV
Looking for my cousin, Donna Pruitt. Would like to hear from you. Please reply. Judy
Venezia email me at [email protected]
4/23/2000 4:07
Janet Berman
Pressman
Revere but now in
Burke, Va.
Graduated in l965 from RHS. Who is going to the reunion in October?
4/22/2000 20:09
John mondello
originally Revere
now living
inCharlestown
I am a 1973 grad from RHS.I am looking for the gang of friends I hung out with in early
70s at the the FUNSPOT ARCADE on the beach.I havent seen any of these people for
almost 20 yrs.We also hung around at Dunkin Donuts at Bell Circle.If anyone remembers
me from the beach, please contact me. OH by the way , this website is great. thanks
4/22/2000 15:29
Ilene Bloom
Revere, MA
Revere is a great city that is definitely on the rise!!!! Class of 1984 where are you?
4/20/2000 4:56
Rene La Centra
Bailey
Chelsea, Ma.
Shirley Block,
4/18/2000 17:47
Lori (Webb) Van
Curen
Derry NH
The class of 1980 has planned its class reunion. We are looking for current addresses of
it members. If you are a member of the Class of 80 or know of a member, let them
know that they are being sought after. Please E-mail me at [email protected] with
your current address if you are interested in attending.
Everything is fine. Rene Happy Passover.
4/18/2000 15:49
Greg Mullen
revere
I think this web page was well thought out. You should show a map of revere in the
olden dayz
4/18/2000 10:01
HARRIS GOLDBERG REVERE
4/18/2000 3:39
Janice (Abate)
Guyer
4/13/2000 18:16
Lori Webb Van
Curen
4/13/2000 2:05
Joyce
Revere
After reading the Independent I thought I'd write again. First still looking for Class of
1970 members, thirty years is a long time, and a reunion of 500 classmates would be a
beautiful thing! Second I've just come back from Florida,do you know that they have the
most beautiful piers in Fort Meyers Beach,and Clearwater Beach? Well, they do! Don't
you all think we should have one again in Revere?? I do. So, now that we have a new
Mayor, I think we should all get on the bandwagon. Oh, by the way speaking of the
Independant, there was an email from a Robert Obrien, from Orient Heights, he wants
to get the Hippidrome back in Revere, check out the Independent! Bring the life back to
Revere Beach.
4/12/2000 4:05
Jane
Revere
#839 Sandy, unable to reach you, wrong address. Please E-mail me. thanks Jane
JUST SAYING HI TO EVERYONE IN REVERE
I AM STILL IN FLORIDA HOW IS THE CITY
WORKERS DOING
I LOVE MY RETIREMEANT
BYE DUTCHY
GOLDBERG
Middleton MA via Hi! Jerry signed in a few days ago...but I thought I would put my "two cents" worth in,
Revere
now! He grew up in "Kelly's Dump" on Agawam St. but I lived on Proctor Ave. We both
graduated from Revere High in l951...got married in '57 and have three sons and
daughters-in-law and six grandkids. We are looking forward to our 50th class reunion,
which should take place next year.
Revere will always be a special place in our
hearts...the long walks to the beach in the summer, movies at Revere Theatre (long
gone), Friday night dances at Revere City Hall (that's where proms were held back then),
Hours spent in Cubby's Spa, CYO at Father Brennan Hall, the fun at the football games at
the stadium...Our wedding reception (back in 57) was held at the Paul Roger House
(another landmark long gone)....I could go on and on down memory lane.
Derry NH
Hi, The plans are set for REVERE HIGH CLASS 1980 CLASS REUNION! We are looking
for members of the class. If you know anyone E-mail me. I am collecting addresses for
the May mail out of Invites! [email protected] Time is getting short. E-mail today!
4/11/2000 9:00
Tom Brown
Leesville, La
I lived on Haskell Ave. Graduated class 67. Retired from the Army after 25 years. Am
working for TRW and enjoying life.
4/9/2000 19:12
Jerry Guyer
Middleton Ma
Revere Beach in the late 40's and 50's was a major part of my early life, one that I fondly
remember. I grew up in the "Kelly's Dumps" or meadows as we called it, on Agawam St.
In that era, the beach was a beautiful and peaceful place to stroll and relax.
4/8/2000 5:00
marsha
revere ma.
love reading comments from revere people. revere is on the rise again. i love this place.
4/7/2000 3:54
Sandy DeMattia
DiBlasi
Revere
Just got a glimpse of this and I think its great. Brings back alot of old memories. We
have a class reunion coming up soon. It will be forty years we are out of school. Boy is
that long. Hope to see some of my old classmates and sorority sisters. Anybody
remember Beta Gamma Chi Sorority? and the Bon Ami. Have many memories of the
beach and I cherish all of them. My children missed out on a great part of their
childhood. They both remained here in Revere which makes us a fourth generation
family here. I love Revere . Hope to hear from some old friends out there.Class of "60".
Married to Jimmy DiBlasi, a retired firefighter for Revere Fire Department.
4/5/2000 21:34
Jeanette Regnier
Peabody, MA
Not from Revere, but visited many times in my youth. Met Norman Gautreau through
my brother Sal, Norman's long-time friend. Love his work. Have some of his prints.
He's a very talented artist.
4/5/2000 21:26
virginia
revere originally,
san diego, ca. now
Hi. I was looking for some old photos of Beachmont. I grew up there in the 60's. It
was a great time of my life. The rides, Holtz and Simpson's pier. If anyone has any
pictures of this area at that time, I would be interested in getting copies. thanks
4/5/2000 21:20
Sal Pomer
Peabody, MA
Norman Gautreau's paintings are the best I've ever seen. Revere should be very proud
in having him as their celebrated artist.
4/5/2000 20:54
Lorraine Cox
Maine
I thoroughly enjoyed this web site. I lived in Winthrop since the 1930's and even if it
was before my time, it brought back good memories from those pictures. Loved it. Did
a great job with the site. We enjoyed Revere Beach so much when we lived in Winthrop.
Wish it was still the same.
4/4/2000 3:55
Sandra Winecour
Woolf
Florence Ave off
Shirley Ave
Hi and Good wishes to all my classmates from 1958
4/1/2000 20:14
ann (middlebrook)
jones
NH
Just wanted to say there are no Kelly's clam plates up here in cow hampshire!!
3/28/2000 21:45
Judy Durante
Revere
I loved the homepage. I even saved one of the paintings from Norman G. for my
wallpaper. Thanks.
3/26/2000 13:48
joanie webb
whynott
Revere
Moved away from Revere many years ago. But Revere is still im my heart. You can take
me out of Revere, But you can not take Revere out of me. any one looking for old
friends should check out the site www.classmates.com you will find many people that
went to Revere High.
3/23/2000 18:36
thomas murphy
winthorp
no rides or stands from the 60s
3/22/2000 22:13
The Ell Family
Marblehead, MA
My daughter is doing a report on Revere. We lived in Revere for 10 years until 1997.
She was born there and remembers alot about the beach-we lived in Oak Island and
Kelly's was one of our favorite places to go! We
recieved lots of information after
having contacted the Chamber of Commerce, but this website is great! I'm very
impressed with the design and found it easy to surf. We found lots of great info. We'll
drop in again to check on our old neighborhood! Thanks for the wonderful trip down
memory lane!
3/22/2000 17:47
Marlene Santoli
Southern California Originally from Revere, and enjoy keeping up with whats going on in the community.
3/21/2000 5:48
DeDe Edwards
Waugh
oakisland
hi remember the old revere beach grew up at kelly's hung around the beach wall every
day and night still walk it every morning there's no place like it and will never leave it
revere high 1975 like to hear from any one from that year.
3/21/2000 3:20
Bobbi Kerrins
Everett, MA
If only you could turn back time. I enjoyed Revere Beach from 1950-1980. From being a
teenager with friends to a mother with children.
3/20/2000 19:52
John Mondello
originally from
I am hoping to make contact with my old gang of friends I hung with at the Funspot
Revere now living in Arcade on the beach back in the early 70s.I havent seen anyone for over 15 yrs PLEASE
Charlestown
DROP ME A LINE Thanx
3/18/2000 23:44
B Giglio
Revere, E.Boston
originally
Easter Sunday brings back great memories, My Mother would get us all dressed up.We
would go to church then we went to the Beach for opening day.I'll ask my family for any
pictures and E-Mail any. As I grew older the Beach Ball, Ocean View and hurleys were
hot spots, Good times, Crazy times but I will never forget them. Revere Beach was great
and still is. I still walk it and see a lot of my old friends they may be a little older now &
me to but we're still there. Thanks your web site is great.
3/17/2000 18:23
EVELYN MORRIS
3/16/2000 23:42
alan schwartz
GOOD OLD REVERE I am working on the Revere High School Class of 1960 Reunion to be held at the Colonial
in October, 2000..date to follow. I am looking for a few classmates. Once again, I am
asking all who view this page to call or email me with any info on these people. My
phone number is 781-289-1790 and my email as above is [email protected] Here is
the list. Women are listed with maiden names. Marie Avola,
James Campbell,
Billy Campbell, Donald Cantone, James Carter,
Diana Cohen, Vincent Ellis,
Thomas Ferris,
Helen Cronin, Cheryl Finklestein, Joseph DeVito,
Helene
Gaeta, Dominic DiGiorgio, Patricia DiGregorio, James Gillespie, Janice Gallarelli,
Gail Hart,
Ralph Hooper, Brenda Lamkin, Ed McGovern,
Mario Piniero,
Janet Porter,
Robert Reilly,
William Richards Barbara Russell, Mary Anne
revere
see you at the lewis room.
3/14/2000 19:48
Robert (Bob) Snow
RHS52
Centerville, Ma
02632
Just like to say that I'd like to hear from my old friends.Guess you are "old" friends now!
3/11/2000 14:29
Al Peterson
Mashpee Mass
Great to see Revere Beachon the www I worked on the beach summers from 43 to 47
making change at the Nautical arcadeand for the M D C Remember Mary O'Neils for
lunch and nickel day, the funhouse and the great smell of fried clams and pepper steak.
Revere was certainly a wonderful place to grow up I have many fond memories. many
thanks
3/9/2000 12:32
Mike Fiore
Everett,
Massachusetts
I've been going to RB since a child and have always enjoyed it. My folks have moved
there recently and now my kids get to enjoy it as much as I do.(minus the attractions)
This web page is excellent! Keep up the good work.
3/8/2000 18:46
Gloria (Nicholson)
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
You asked for comments about Easter Sunday memories of Revere Beach. I could not
wait because it was the first day that the amusements opened for the year. I remember
we always were given a certain amount of money to spend. I lived close enough to be
down the beach often and see the workers checking out the rides to get them ready for
opening day. It was a very exciting day, especially after a long winter.
3/8/2000 15:47
Bob
Revere
Thanks for everyone's patience! The guestbook to RevereBeach.com is back up. We'd
love to hear from everyone who remembers going to Revere Beach on Easter Sunday.
If you have pictures taken at the beach please send them we'd love to share them with
everyone. Send photo's via email to [email protected] Please be sure to provide
information about the photo and the people in them.
3/7/2000 3:12
Jan Cafarella
Laguna Beach, CA
92651
I AM LOOKING FOR A REVERE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '56 YEARBOOK. IF YOU HAVE ONE
YOU CAN PART WITH PLEASE CONTACT ME. I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR ANY REVERE
MEMORABELIA. THANKS....
2/28/2000 13:22
Elizabeth Porrazzo
North Reading, Ma I don't live in Revere and never have but i still go to Revere Beach sometimes in the
summer with my mom and i love it. Well, i love all beaches but i like this one because my
mom tells me great stories about it from when she was growing up there. She tells me
about all the great rides that used to be there such as the Cyclone and the Round Up.I
love going to Anna's Pizza and Bill Ash's for slushes and pizza. Oh i just wish that i could
see Revere as it used to be.
2/27/2000 17:06
Dorothy M.
Moulton
Reston, Virginia
Fond memories of Revere Beach.
2/17/2000 3:37
Johnny Neilssien
Revere Beach-Beach Street
Hello Revere, I grew up there, used to work at Sandy's (merry go round) and arcade.
best friends were Billy Panarello, and Eddie Venezia. I'm still in touch with Ernie
Venezia and Eddie. I went to the May Ball with Linda Pinstine, probably about 1957.
Loved to play stick ball behind Nat's pool hall
I seen a message from Johnny
Mckinley. Was your father a cop?
2/16/2000 5:19
Darren Wright
From Winthrop live Looking at the old stomping grounds. Is Kelly's still there. I miss that Roast Beef. I grew
in Wa.
up in Winthrop, and spent alot of time at Revere Beach. If you know me or remember
me, E-Mail me.
2/13/2000 2:28
Joseph & Carol
Simone
San Diego Ca.
We are transplants here in San Diego 24 years ago. We used to live in Revere on
Malden Street. We found this sight from a fried that lives back there and we just started
to email back and forth. We haven't looked to much further but I'm sure when we do
we will find it very interesting as we haven't been back for about 12to 15 years now.
2/12/2000 12:43
ANDRES MORALES
CHATTANOOGA
TENNESSEE
GLAD TO SEE THIS PAGE.I CAN READ NEWS ON REVERE AND KEEP UP WITH THE
PROGRESS OF THE CITY.I AM GLAD TO SEE THE CITY CHANGING FOR THE BEST.I MISS
REVRE EVER SINCE I LEFT IT AFTER GRADUATION IN 1984.I HOPE SOME GRADUATES
FROM 1984 WILL GET A CHANCE TO READ THIS AND GET IN CONTACT WITH ME.
THANK YOU.ALL THE BEST....ANDRE/CHATTANOOGA.TN
2/10/2000 22:39
Jim Williams
Revere
We need the ole beach back ASAP!!!
2/9/2000 11:42
Jackie Corby
Pensacola, FL
Most of you are too young to remember "nickle day" at Revere Beach. I have vivid
memories of cutting coupons out of the paper and spending the day at the Beach. Also,
I remember meeting my boyfriend there. He said.....I'll meet you under the "N" in
Nautical. Anyone remember the little boats at the Nautical? Jackie fron Winthrop
2/8/2000 21:47
Sal Ciarlone
Winthrop in body, here i am again folks. to all of you that remember Revere Beach in the 'heydays' i know
but my heart is still you all have pleasent memories but for you who never knew 'The Beach' i feel sorry for
in Revere
you. and to the few who knocked it by saying they did not know what was so great
about it well get your heads back in your shells!! you missed the boat!! TOO BAD!! i
answer any and all e-mail that i recieve so feel free with your comments.
2/8/2000 3:19
Roberta Anne
Garrett
Houston, Texas
Great page, beautiful pictures. Would like to get in touch with old friends from classes
of 56-63,
2/6/2000 16:18
Nancy Baillie
Imbracsio
Revere
RHS classes of 1968 and 1969 combined Millenium Reunion!!!(Better late than never!!)
Date: March 4 Place: Spinelli's, Route 1 South, (new facility) reply to me on line and I
will provide more info... next reunion will be 40th - so don't miss this one...
2/6/2000 12:52
Dave McKay
Dorchester
Many thanks for remembering the past! Bostonians must remember where we came
from. I am yonger - but wiser, becaus I have a lust for history. Your look back at Revere
Beach is awsome. We visited there via the Blue Line and car on many saturday's and
Sunday's during our youth. My mom & dad spent many happy hours there durign their
youth as well. Revere beach holds many fond and happy memories for the McKay
Family. I thnak you for putting this page together to help me remember "how it used to
be". Thanks agian! Dave McKay
2/6/2000 12:32
Sandy Spiros
Revere
I think this is a great site and I will be ordering some of the pictures you have to offer, as
I remember most of them! Thank you for having this great site! Sandy
2/4/2000 20:28
lisa
revere
HI I HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS REVERE BEACH AS MUCH AS I DO JUST PLEASE
REMEMBER TO CLEAN UP YOUR OWN TRASH LET"S KEEP THE BEACH CLEAN!!!!
2/3/2000 19:48
Louise Bosco
Revere
I want to try to make the beach a fun place like it used to be with arcade's, amusement's
and so on. I grew up there and it was the best place to grow up and I wish my grandson
could experience what I did. Louise
2/2/2000 3:42
Joe Pavone
Nashua, NH
Had previous entry #748....Just wanted to check back to see if any old friends were on
here...To entry #803 (Barbara Reedy-Santosuosso)..I tried to email, but it was
unsuccessful--did you teach 2nd grade at the Julia Ward Howe School?
2/1/2000 23:47
Harvey Cohen
Rochester, NY
I am RHS Class of '74 - we just had our 25th and not many folks showed up! Great
memories of band and other activities in school. My folks owned the stationery store on
Broadway - remember? Anybody out there from my old crew? Write back!
2/1/2000 14:07
Barbara ReedySantosuosso
Revere
like to hear from people who lived in Revere I'm from class of 51
2/1/2000 0:33
Dick O'Brien
Orient Heights
TO: Bob Upton Bob this is a great thing you've done, not only for Revere, but all the
surrounding comunities as well. I think a great project would be to try to get back one of
the Beach's great attractions. I understand that the Hippodrone is somewhere in Florida.
What a great stimilis that would be to revitalize the beach. For starters, I pledge $100.00
to bring it back to revere. If ten more of the sites readers pledge a like amount, I'll
increase mine by a factor of ten! C'mon all you lovers of THE beach, "anti up!" Let's
make this happen.The longeast journey starts with one single step.
2/1/2000 0:02
John P. McKinley
Vienna Virginia
1/31/2000 15:56
Jane Neilssien
Hichborn & Beach
st.
Hello - i was born in Revere in 1942. I grew up on Shawmut St. In the 1950's, I'd spend
every day on the beach with friends from the neighborhood. I moved here to Virginia in
1962 but when summer comes around I always remember the great times I had at the
beach. My favorite ride on the beach was the Cyclone followed by the Derby Racer.
Whenever I go home to visit, my family still lives in the same house on Shawmut St, I
always get up before the crack of dawn so that I'd have time to get to the beach to
watch the sunrise. It is one of the most beautiful sights to behold as the sun rises over
Nahant creating a gorgeous display of colors across the water. It's like watching a
painting in motion. It would be to see some pictures from the 50's in your potfolio of
the beach. overall the sight is great.
I was so surprised. What a joy. Remembering Easter Sundays dressing up, on the beach.
Anyone remember big tobogan sled my dad had on top of Hichborn st.{about
1950}Because of this sight been in touch with many. thankyou so very much. Someone
stop by Shirley Credit and say "hi" to Barb. Oh she'll kill me. best regards to all, and
thanks for the memories.
1/31/2000 14:33
Sharon Jalbert
DeRenne
formerly a Reverie, Brings back so many wonderful memories. Wish we could get back the old beach.
now Reading
Someone out there has to have enough money to get the ball rolling. Think of the
revenue that would come into Revere. Revere Beach would be so much better than
Hampton. Besides our children would know what we mean when we say how much fun
it was to be on Revere Beach when we were kids. I tell my daughter, who's sixteen, all
the time what a great place it was when I was a teenager but of course when she sees it
now she can't even imagine how it used to be. I'm sure I'm one of many who feel the
same!
1/30/2000 3:41
Bob Upton
Revere
Thanks so much to everyone for taking the time to sign in on our guestbook at
RevereBeach.com Its so great that so many of us have such fond memories of Revere
Beach. The beach has meant so much to so many of us. Please be sure to pass the
word along to family and friends about our website. We'd like everyone to once again
share the memories of a special place that Revere Beach holds for all of us. - Bob
Upton, RevereBeach.com
1/29/2000 21:26
carl destefano
oak island
this web site brings back a lot of memories
1/29/2000 19:55
bill kelley
revere
revere beach was once a great place to visit and a very popular destination for people
from all across new england. let's hope someone with vision sees it for all its potential
and returns it to its past glory.
1/29/2000 0:00
Jane
Saugus,MA
I just fell onto this website, but my mother and family all grew up in Revere during the
popular Revere Beach Times. Let me tell you from what I have heard and seen on this
website and personal pictures, Revere Beach was a thousand times better then what I
am used to. I wish the beach was the way my mother and family grew up with. It seems
like my generation is missing out on a lot of fun and memories.
1/28/2000 21:48
joyce chinchillo
griffin
revere
I SAW AN ARTICLE IN YOUR PAPER FROM AN OLD SCHOOL MATE NAMED BOBBIE
PEROTTI GARRETT. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM HER. IT HAS BEEN YEARS. THANK
YOU JOYCE GRIFFIN
thank you
1/27/2000 9:31
sal ciarlone
winthrop but
keep up the fine work
brought up in
revere and went to
revere schools
sal ciarlone
1/24/2000 19:05
Jennifer
Frankfort, Kentucky Looks good!
1/23/2000 0:45
Thomas F.
Catanesye
1/22/2000 19:55
David Simkovsky
Seattle, WA
1/22/2000 14:02
Sal Ciarlone
raised in Revere and I still love to have people know that i came from Revere
now in Winthrop
1/15/2000 15:44
Robert K. Miller
Weymouth,Mass.
Great pictures, brings back many memories of my family history!
Hello I am from the Revere Class of 1989. If anyone is from that class or knows anyone
from that class please contact me. [email protected] Thanks in advance.
Former resident of revere. I used to live at 79 Shirley <<< >>Ave. I attended Revere
High and graduated in 1960. I have a sister named Diane and a brother named Tom.
My folks are Morris and Ida Miller. I was a member of the Young Israel group and
Mr.Sam Samuels was our director.
1/15/2000 2:23
Joan Ardini Cawley
Charlotte, VT
Hi Just happened on this site. Grew up in Revere in the 40'and wondered if there are
originally Campbell any graduates from RHS in the year 1948.
Ave.
1/10/2000 20:36
Steve Doucette
Originaly, Chelsea
now Everett
Yes! I remember the days of hopping on a street car to get to the beach and pulling the
cable to get off, meeting at the clock, and renting those itchy black wool bathing suits,
till I could afford my own. Fond memories. I was from Chelsea Square. The White Tower
Boys... Now live in Everett, but at the beach as much as I can, and remembering the
good ol' days there...If anyone would like to remenise, drop me a line or two...
1/9/2000 11:44
Dick O'Brien
Orient Heights
I've been reading the comments from the guest book for quite a while and enjoy it quite
a bit. I think it's great that the people from Revere use it to find and reminise with old
friends. I would like to see more entries people from surrounding Orient Heights,
Winthrop and Chelsea. C'mon you guys, Revere Beach belongs to all of us. I know there's
many of you who "hopped" a street car to get there. Let's hear from you.
1/7/2000 22:44
Bobbi Garrett (nee Houston, Texas
Perotti)
Hi from Houston Texas where I have been these past 27 years, I went to Revere
schools, graduated RHS in 61. My friends were/are: Carol Perullo Trefrey, Lou Perullo,
Ferma Perullo Nadler, Janet and Joyce Chinchillo (Griffin) Marilyn Vianni Williams and
Richard Caruso, Others too numerous to mention. Sad to say I have lost touch with
most all. Graduated from college in 1966, moved to Connecticut, Los Angeles and
Houston. Throught this site I have found several Reverites in the Houston area, and we
are planning to get together and talk about the food and the fun. Would love to hear
from anyone who remembers me and would like to reminisce or just visit.
1/7/2000 20:44
Al Luongo
Byfield Ma
Found out about this page from Streetmail, Galaxy Internet Services, North Shore. Hi, to
my old friend Bob Upton Sr. What are you up to now? I am still in the PO at the airport
and living up north in Byfield(Newbury). Happy New Year to you and the boys.
AL Luongo
1/3/2000 0:28
Eddie(Binky) &
Donna (Ardini)
Albano
Revere and
Peabody,
We both grew up in Revere. Great place back in the late 50's
1/3/2000 0:24
plummer e koontz jr pennsylvania
I worked many years at revere beach for Kohr Bros frozen custard stands. I graduated
from revere highschool in 1944
I would love to hear from anyone who knows me.
and espescially if you lived on kimball ave and heard the sound of a wipperwill late at
night.
1/2/2000 16:11
Jeff Greenberg
I want to wish all my friends and classmates a Happy New Year. I miss Revere Beach and
I try to visit whenever I am on the East Coast. I have been in touch with many former
classmates and neighbors over the last month or so. I would like to hear from more of
you. I graduated Revere High in 1959 and in lived in the Shirley Ave from 1957-1968.
This website is bringing back such wonderfull memories, I just want to thank you very
much.
1/1/2000 15:54
Lisa Kriensky Rosoff Revere and now
Marlborough
12/31/1999 22:18
Bob Carbone
San Jacinto Ca. (via Hi again everyone in Revere thanks to Ira Novoselsky for answering me and I did call
Revere )
Frank Grayson but I got his machine will try again so again Happy New year to everyone
looks like I didn't make a typo this time so again anyone who I grew up with in the city if
you are online drop a line to me I will answer you we are an long time Revere family my
brother Jim retired from the P.W.Dept he was a heavy equiptment operater My sister
Grace was secatary to his honor Ray Carey. Does any one remember in 1940 when the
Columbia Squires (the youth end of the Knights of Columbus ) took over the city Of
Revere.(mayor Chief o Police etc )well I guess Iv'ed rattled on long enough so I"ll shut up
happy NewYear talk at you later Bob C
12/30/1999 20:35
Barry Cohen
Shirley Ave., Revere Did you go to the Liberty, Wolcott, and old Garfield Schools, starting in 1960 (RHS Class
of 1972)?? Are you interested in a reunion? Please get in touch with Barry Cohen
([email protected]) or Howie Levine ([email protected]) if you are interested. All
the best in 2000!!!
12/29/1999 15:59
Chuck Swartz
Brookline
Woodland Hills Ca.
Revere Beach is the best place. All my friends and family are still sitting in the same
location that our parents did.
Does anyone remember hanging in front of the Shirley Drug one New Years Eve in the
early 60s? Stanley Forman said "Lets all meet here on New Years Eve 1999 for the year
2000". Well the time has come.
12/28/1999 3:08
jack hoover
lawrence,ks
relatives born and lived in revere 1920"s thru today. i lived there 1948-1955 and went
back almost every year to swim at revere,beach brother still lives there and has a
sailboat at winthrop. revere beach has many memories for me. used to dig for clams
etc.
12/26/1999 11:40
O'Brien, Dick
Orient Heights
12/24/1999 21:29
Bob Carbone
San Jacinto Ca.(via
Revere )
Hi, I've been reading and enjoying the guest book for some months now and thought it
was time to join in. I grew up in Orient Heights and like most people in this area spent a
lot of time at THE beach. Amoung my many interest is postcard collection and have a
large number of scenes of Revere Beach. I would particually like to discuss them with
Peter McCauley. Peter do have an e-mail Address? I purchased your book "Revere Beach
Chips" and have read it twice. Great and entertaining information. One question I have is
why is there so little information regarding Blue Beards Palace? I believe your book
mentions it only twice. In my ten year experience of collecting post cards, I have never
seen one of that fun house. To me it was one of the most distintive features of Revere
Beach. I would as thought there would have been many cards out there.
Here we are again just want to everyone in the City of Revere a Merry Christmas and a
very Haooy New year any of my friends from down in the meadows they can drop me an
E-Mail I will answer them plan on going to the USS MASS. reunion in June 2000 so will
drop on by to see the beach again and to get some fried clams hi to Peter Mc Kauley it
would be nice to see you again Frank Grayson if you on-line how are you doing maybe
we can get to-gether when I get back there BOB CARBONE
12/24/1999 17:48
jana (miles)
minnesota
hello again......i was here last when this when this guestbook had just started......my
father is from Revere...his name is Bobby Miles...i have gotten a few letters via email
from his friends of the past...but i know there are more out there! My dad loves to hear
from people that he wouldnt otherwise know how to get a hold of other than
reunions...lol Someday i will get back there to see what all the thrill is.. that i hear so
much about from him...happy holidays to all and have a safe new year..p.s. his son-andlaw, my husband is the one that made the ball that will be dropped off the building in
times square this new years....hope all enjoy it!!!!!
12/24/1999 13:56
Victoria A.
Revere
I luv Revere!
12/20/1999 12:32
The Best
REVERE BEACH WAS THE BEST PLACE TO GROW UP. I LIVED OFF OF SHIRLEY AVE.
WHERE EVERYONE KNEW ONE ANOTHER. SIBLINGS KNEW SIBLINGS, PARENTS KNEW
ONE ANOTHER. EVERYONE GREW UP TOGETHER. THE BEACH WAS A FABULOUS PLACE.
YOU JUST CAN'T GET THE "FEEL" OF IT UNLESS YOU LIVED IT.
12/19/1999 18:07
Tired Of It All
Are there any other spouses out there who are tired of this whole Revere Beach thing?
My husband hasn't lived in Revere for 30 years but just can't let go! Come on, I've been
there and frankly if it was my home town I'd keep it to myself.
12/14/1999 16:02
POTTS
JUST DROPPED IN AGAIN READ THE NOTE ABOUT BLOCK BALL AT LOW TIDE ON THE
BEACH SAT AT SANDYS 59-61 STROLLED THE BEACH EVERY DAY DURING THE
SUMMER. ALSO PAULA TAYLOR FROM RHS 62 SAID TO SAY HELLO TO ALL HER OLD
FRIENDS
12/8/1999 18:27
Randy Barron
The Ave now in
Peabody
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12/8/1999 16:51
Jack Dempsey
Loudon NH
I heard about this site from Alan Kagan, This site is a great idea, it brings back many fond
memories of places and friends. I graduated from RHS in 1959 and I hope I will be
hearing from any of my former friends that might read this message on the Revere
Beach Site, I go down to the beach on occasion, hoping to see old friends but that rarely
happens I wonder where everyone from the old days have gone...what about the Bill
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12/8/1999 15:06
Arthur DeMattia
Revere
Attention fellow classmates of RHS75. There is a new free site availible to you for class
updates, notices, messages, photo viewing and class listings complete with email
addresses. Stop by and check it out at http://rhs75.proad.tzo.com Thanks Arthur
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12/5/1999 19:51
KaeAnn Rausch
Revere - A new
neighbor!
I think it's great this site is here. I'm assuming that there is probably a lot going on in the
spring and summer that will be announded here. Looking forward to visiting often! I'm
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11/30/1999 17:22
Chuck Swartz
Brookline, MA
I wanted to say hello again. I signed in last year at #397. Class of 64, hung out on Shirley
Ave. Sat by the bandstand and played block ball at low tide. Lots of great memories.
Hello to many friends many of whom have already signed in. Think I'll go for pizza at
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11/29/1999 1:18
frank butch veglia
Great page. Just want to wish everyone a happy & safe holiday season. Butch/class of
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11/28/1999 17:13
ANTHONY TEDESCO REVERE
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11/26/1999 20:47
Joyce Forte
Revere, MA
Just want to say hello to all the 1970 graduates of Revere High, much to our surprise it
has been 30 years since we roamed Revere Beach, then we were part of the landscape! I
want to get as many of "the graduates" to attend the reunion, (which I have no
information about at this time), please send me an email, and lets get some adrenalin
flowing!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/23/1999 14:35
ernie skip barone
born in revere
hospital1944
It"s been 20 years since we left Massachusetts maureen and I live in florida the storm of
77 78 drove us out. their are so many memories that I dont know where to begin I hung
around so many people. best buddies were billy D and a schwartz we traveled near and
far . we bassically grew up on the beach wish I had a dollar for every time we walkd it I
graduated revere high in 1963 weeks before we left fo florida billy d and I played the
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11/23/1999 3:54
Dr. Maynard
Schlager
Revere/Malden
recently a new book about Revere Beach has been published called "Revere Beach
Boulevard" by a professor from Bennington College of Vermont. He grew up in Revere.
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11/23/1999 1:43
Gloria Tetu
Rhode Island
I inherited a drinking glass in ruby with clear crystal-cut base from my grandmother.
This piece belonged to my great-great grandmother, and it is engraved "Revere Beach
1909" on one side, and my gradmother's name, Julia Potter, on the other. I live in
Rhode Island and have always wondered if Revere Beach still existed, and its history due
to inheriting this carnival glass recently. I think you have a great historical record of this
beach and I found it most informative. Thanks for the history lesson!! It lets me
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11/23/1999 1:23
Ira Novoselsky
Shirley Ave.
Hi Folks,
Looking for RHS and Immaculate graduates from the "Class of 1965" for
the 35th Class Reunion. Saturday, October 14, 2000 - Sheraton Ferncroft, Danvers, MA.
Let me know. Use E-mail address.
Nice to hear and see that everyone has GREAT
MEMORIES of Revere and the Beach.
Be well.
Ira Novoselsky<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/21/1999 23:56
Diane Freedman
(Miller)
Oviedo, FL
Oh what happy days we had! I grew up in the Shirley Ave area and graduated from
Revere High School in '63. My brothers are Bob and Tom Miller who also attended
schools in Revere. Ida and Morris Miller, parents, are residents of Saugus. Moved
around a bit but have settled down near Orlando, FL for 15 yrs now.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/21/1999 22:56
Danielle DiCarlo
11/19/1999 22:15
Carl & Kathy
(Moran) Mercurio
Revere
11/19/1999 15:27
Jimmy Belliveau
Indian Rocks Beach, Those who knew me knew me well, remember all the fun on the Beach and on the
Fla
corner(Beachmont corner). Visit Kelly's whenever I am home and also enjoy steamers
and of course LOBSTER. Looking for old friends. Visit Revere often, as still have lots of
family there. Will be getting e mail address soon in the meantime using my sisters. Feel
free to contact and she will relay the message. Take Care and God Bless Revere!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
There will be no-more like the RHS Class of 84!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Just checked out the site, and like everything else in Revere, it is GREAT!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/19/1999 15:11
Jimmy Belliveau
Indian Rocks Beach, Never borrow money, it causes amnesia,<!-FLA
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11/17/1999 23:12
Tom Miller
Searsport, ME
11/17/1999 18:34
Joe Pavone
Revere, Beachmont, Just found this awesome site! Looking for people I grew up with...(who wrote about
East Boston
King, Queen, and Egg rocks?!!!--my initials are on them!) Left Revere in 1979 to enter
the Air Force, retired this past June, now living in New Hampshire. Father owned "My
Donuts" in East Boston between '65 and '83. Attended Julia Ward Elementary and Dom
Savio...man, hope I hook up with some old friends from the corner and field
gangs!!!!!!!!!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1999 22:36
Linda Aronow (Leah Chelsea MA (now
Aronow-Brown)
Fairbanks Alaska)
11/15/1999 20:51
Donna DiStasio
Bisazza
11/15/1999 15:37
sandra arnold carvin sharon
Wow!!! Major head rush bringing back all those memories of "home". I left Revere
schools in '68 - last year was 9th at Garfield. I graduated from Huntington in '71 and
then Tufts in '75. Lived in KY for a few years, then moved to Buffalo area, next a couple
of years in VT, and now it's been 11 yrs in ME. My folks live in Saugus now, so I still get
down to the area once in a while.
Yes, I am still a geek - love my PC!!! ...got a few
other interests, too ;-)<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Hey all you Punk's Corner gang from the mid-sixties! My fondest memories of my
childhood are from hanging around the beach. I sure miss the old gang - would love
to hear from any of you. Some names in my memory file: Marc Schaeffer, Bobby
Bevilacqua, Bruce Gerson, Ronnie Packer, Ed Steiman, Dave who sold the umbrellas,
all the Chelsea Clovers, Elliot Sarnovitz, Elliot Skidell, Phyllis Leader ... I miss the hours
of wist and playing guitar. Not a lot of beaches in interior Alaska where I live now.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Revere, MA now in My husband Tony Bisazza (from Salem) and I have been living in Cincinnati for 11 years.
Cincinnati, OH
We are thinking of moving back to Revere in a year. My father was Dr. Guy DiStasio, a
family doctor at 221 Beach Street, Revere. My brother Guy is a musician and piano tuner
in Revere. My uncle Dr. Gene DiStasio was a well-known trombonist in the Boston area. I
attended the Shurtleff School on School St. in Revere. I still have a lot of family in the
area. We remember the double ferris wheel, BLuebeards Castle, the Hippodrome. Lots
of nice hours spent at the beach. Would love to hear from anyone who may know me or
my family.Thanks!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
graduated from revere high in 1952. Lived on Walnut Ave top of the hill until moving to
Sharon 39 years ago. Would like to hear from people from my class.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/12/1999 3:50
Fred Guazzerotti
Revere
Great site! Lived here since 69. RHS class of 79. I can remember Virginia Reel,
Cyclone, Hippodrome, Nautilas Bowling alley, Arcade (High School hangout), Whip,
Dodgem, Frolic, Russell's Palace. I actually got my first job washing dishes then
cooking for Victor's resturant It's a shame what the beach has become. (few high-rise
condo's, vacant lots.) But beautiful nonetheless.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/12/1999 1:49
andrea (jackson)
stockard
peabody
having fun going thru to see so many names. still can be found in front of anna's pizza,
on the sand any weekend in the summer. my favorite place to be. "class of 71"<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/11/1999 4:10
Mr. Thomas Totten Revere
Sr.
Looked through your site and must say it's improving all the time, looks good. I'm also
looking to get the word out about our new Web Site at: www.tmtspecialtygifts.com<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/10/1999 21:51
Joyce
Revere
Nice talking to you Bob, bring back memories of the old Beach we grew up with! Sitting
on the wall with no cares or responsibilites.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/10/1999 20:26
Billy DiSisto (Cisco)
Revere
Hi Folks; I just saw my message about our class reunion and that I ommitted my email address. [email protected] Sorry about that! Billy.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/9/1999 16:56
Bob Wright
Connecticut
My Grandfather used to take me to Revere Beach in the 40's.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/7/1999 16:48
Bill DiSisto (Cisco)
Revere
Class of 1965 info. Am in touch with the committee for our 35th reunion. Have some
info. Sat,Oct.14,2000. Sheraton Ferncroft,Danvers. $45.00 or $50.00 per person.
Rooms available for $119.00 The committee is looking to update addresses,phone#s
and possibly E-Mail addresses of our classmates. A list of the committee in no order.
Kiki Hanson, Cathy Penny, John Spinelli, Ed Ciancarelli, Ann Bellofatto, Dennis
Moschella, Sandra Barletta, Joe Cole and Ira Novoselsky. If anyone wants any of their EMail addresses, contact me and I will make sure you receive them. Hope to hear from
all our classmates<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/5/1999 15:19
EVELYN MORRIS
REVERE,MASS
11/5/1999 3:09
Connie Mirasolo
Wakefield, Mas.
I WAS AMAZED AT THE HELP I GOT FROM THIS PAGE WHEN I POSTED LOST MEMBERS
OF REVERE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1960. REVERE IS REALLY A SMALL TOWN WITH
MANY CONNECTED FAMILIES. I AM NOW LOOKING FOR JAMES GILLESPIE, STEVEN
GOTTLIEB, MARY GRASSO, NORMA HARRINGTON, ROBERT HILTZ, RALPH HOOPER, JOHN
INGHAM, JOHN LANZA, BONNIE LESSARD, BARBARA MARSH, JOHN MACDONALD AND
JANICE MCLAUGHLIN. THESE PEOPLE WOUL BE ABOUT 57 YEARS OLD. WOMEN ARE
LISTED BY MAIDEN NAMES. I WOULD LIKE ANY INFO--RELATIVES,NEIGHBORS AND
OTHER CLASSMATES WHO MAY HELP. PLEASE CHECK ENTRY #721 FOR OTHER MISSING
PEOPLE. EMAIL ME AT [email protected] OR CALL ME AT 7812891790. THANK YOU
IN ADVANCE.<!-For Peter McCauley and Bob Upton. We certainly enjoyed watching the slideshow of
Revere Beach and the abundance of information you gave us at Saint Mary's Women's
Club in Revere. Thanks again.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/3/1999 16:21
Robert K. Miller
Weymouth,Mass.
Hello,its me Bobby Miller! I'm the kid who grew up on Thornton St. and Shirley Ave. My
brother is Tom Miller and my sister is Diane Miller-Freedman. My father is Morris and
mother is Ida. We remember Nat's Pool Room,Scwartz"s Delicatessen and Shirley
Ave.Drug Store. I attended the Liberty School,Garfield Jr.High and Old Revere High
Class of 1960.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/2/1999 18:17
Tony Cobb
Centerville OH
All those years of wandering the boardwalk as a kid, and I was too preoccupied with
Rudolph's pepper steak, Bianchi's pizza, or Kohr's frozen custard to realize the real
treasure of Revere Beach: Kelly's Roast Beef!! I had gone to my 45 year reunion at
Framingham High, had a little time left for lunch before turning in the rental car on
Sunday, so drove up to Revere Beach for a taste of what everyone is talking about.
Incredible! Yes, Kelly's is definitely a treasure; (although it would be kind of nice if they
had not torn down the Virginia Reel :-) Keep going, Kelly's! You are a legend!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/2/1999 4:23
karen (rubin) carey revere
I graduated 1975. Have not been back to Revere since 1991. Here it's changed a bit.
Would love to hear from former classmates. Have not seen but 3 of you since I left
Revere in 1983. I moved to Seattle where I met my husband and have since moved to
Vegas. Love It!!! Hope to hear from you<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/31/1999 0:05
Ida & Morris Miller Saugus
we think this is great! as a married couple we lived in revere for over 40 years. Ida lived
in revere for over 60 years. her maiden name was 'skolnick' - her father was a carpenter.
i came from chelsea. we just want to wish you good luck with this. who started the web
site and who takes care of it? much success!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/29/1999 21:25
Paul Atlas
Plaistow, NH
I grew up in Revere and moved to Chelsea in the 10th grade.
I graduated in 1964. I
found and scanned an old Liberty School class photo (black&white). I think it was 1955.
If any classmates or friends would like it, just e-mail me. [email protected] or
[email protected]<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/29/1999 16:51
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA
Every once in a while I go through new names. Anyone know whereabouts of Shirley
Horblitt, Gloria Freeman, Simon Baker, Tommy Peters, Graham Larabee, Eddie Fritiz?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/27/1999 19:31
Diane (DeDe)
Edwards Waugh
Revere Ma.
hi, love the site,grew up in Oak Island and kelly's still walk the beach every
morning,wouldn't leave for anything!!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/27/1999 17:07
JOHN CONNORS
REVERE
REVERE IS A WONDERFUL CITY TO LIVE IN.MAYOR HASS HAS DONE ALOT OF GREAT
THINGS FOR THE CITY AND WORKS HARD TO KEEP THE CITY DRUG AND CRIME FREE.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/25/1999 17:12
Benjamin Sklar
Lived on Shirly Ave and graduated RHS 1966...lived all my teen age life on the beach
during the great rides..does anyone know where Karen Shaw is located? haven't heard
nor seen her since high school...would like to hear from her.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/25/1999 16:51
benjamin Sklar
10/20/1999 20:24
GERALD MILLER
10/19/1999 16:45
potts
10/19/1999 3:21
Gaye Ribeck
Kligerman
10/16/1999 22:01
Evelyn Morris
10/15/1999 17:54
Jim Mahan
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STOUGHTON, MA
STILL FRIENDS WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL GANG....COSMO AND MAUREEN, SHEILA
POLIAKOFF SANDLER (JIMMY PASSED AWAY). WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM CLASS OF
"59" OR ANYONE ELSE THAT REMEMBERS THE FUN TIMES IN REVERE.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
greatest yeaers back in late 50's early 60's, graduated from ic in 1961 covered the
beach every day still the greatest place revere mass have fun<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Revere-Shirley
Avenue (now I live
in Peabody)
The best memories I have are of Revere Beach, especially during 1964-1974. Punks
Corner (the Bandstand) was the place to be. We had great times that will never be
forgotten! Anyone for a game of Whist or Buck,Buck, How many fingers do I have
up???????????<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
I am looking for members of the REVERE HIGH CLASS OF1960. Even though I have
located many of our class, some are elusive. These first ten people would be 57 years
old. Women are listed with their maiden name. Can you help me find Richard
Coderre[his father ran the park with the double ferris wheel in it],Margaret Congiliando,
Mercia Connell, Camille Conte, Carol Costa, Frank Cronin, Dominic DiGiorgio, Edward
Fahey, David Wilson and Ernest Tedesco. Any info will be appreciated....addresses,
phone numbers, relatives' names. Please feel free to call me 7812891790 or email me at
[email protected] Go Red Sox<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Chelsea
Bob, I'm looking for that Chelsea paper we talked about. I'll come back and look again
at another time. Jimmy<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/15/1999 11:56
Anna Finnegan
Saugus
it's great to go back to when it was a real beach. I am surprised that in all the writings
about the beach no one ever mentions the Original Arcade or Antonetta Carusone who
owned it. I worked for her and she was terrific to her help and other people (MDC etc).
Does any one remember her? located under the Viginia Reel next to Ma Burkes. I would
like to put in a special tribute to Detta.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/13/1999 19:04
Jackie Finnegan
Chelsea
My parents met each other working for the arcades on Revere Beach. When I was a kid
my brothers and sisters would take me there.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/11/1999 20:54
Doug Goodwin
Las Vegas Nevada
Great web site has put me in touch with some old friends will be retiring from the US Air
Force soon, and will be heading east when I'm finished.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/11/1999 1:38
sam epstein
revere 1943-1954
the best years of my early years were spent in revere<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/10/1999 22:56
Herb Epstein
Unionville, N.C.
My family,(mother,father brother, aunts,uncles,cousins) all lived just up the hill on
Campbell Ave. I LOVED going to the beach. We always sat in front the Pleasanton Hotel. I
also remember Roger,s Pizza. @ .20 a slice. Even Bianci,s Pizza can,t compare. Revere
1941-1954<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/10/1999 6:03
Eric Wiseman
Revere of course!
Graduate of RHS class of 1971. Kenny Goldman, where are ya?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/9/1999 18:11
Cathie Jones
Orig.
Cambridge/now
Revere
I came to Revere as a child and teen with family and friends to go to the beach and
amusement park and I chose to live here as an adult because of the many happy
memmories. Even though Revere has changed through the years it's still a nice place to
be.<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->
10/9/1999 2:50
Louise Marrama
Nashua, NH
10/9/1999 0:36
Mr. T. J. Totten Sr.
Revere
If anyone remembers me from The Class of "56" would love to e-mail and catch up on
what has been happening in your life and world. Revere Beach holds very fond
memories for me, got some of the best rays there and had the most fun sitting, walking
and playing there. Depending on the social situation or ethnic background, it would
dictate where you sat, Revere St., Punks Corner, Bandstand, Okie Fonoakie, Bianchi's.
Bill Ash's. etc. Although I would have to say it has lost some of the flavor of the past, I
still return periodically and meet up with some familar faces and am always delighted
for the experience. Met some folks who meet every Thurday at Revere Beach who have
sort of a summer weekly reunion and they travel from great distances to accomplish
this. Thanks for making this possible for all of us. There is also a site called Classmates
Love the beach, sites are very special and inviting. People are friendly.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/8/1999 3:18
Jim
Disneyworld areaLongwood, FL
Enjoyed the memories you created of my home town. Graduated RHS in 1938. Lived
on Garfield ave. opposite the Garfield Jr. High School. Anyone from my era still
around. Would enjoy hearing from you. Thanks again for the memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/5/1999 23:59
Bill Holding
Revere,class of
1947,
coming up on 70 yrs young this coming Friday. A wonderful life with a wonderful girl.
Wonderful of getting into space. Wonderful the 'web ' of the internet....a salute to
life!!!! 10/8/99
Bill,Irene Holding<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/5/1999 3:23
Rita T. Boc
(Mulrainel)
Malden, Ma. Live in Oceanview was the best dancehall around from 1949 to 1960!<!-Revere Now
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10/2/1999 2:31
Rachel
Boston
This site is pretty cool..I like all the old pictures......to look back at how different it was
before...wow.,..how time's changed....and keep changing...Great Website!!!!....<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/1/1999 3:36
Teabags
Auburn, Maine
Hey, Al Macomber, an old friend from the "Old True Street" gang would like to say hello,
good buddy.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/1/1999 3:00
Raymond Marchi
Beachmont since
1932
GREAT Page love it<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/30/1999 20:58
Maria Th.
Greece
I visited Revere on 1996, it is a very nice city I hope to visit it again one day!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/29/1999 23:16
Mike Evendoll
Revere, Mass
Nice page I like the links, good work<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/29/1999 2:03
Susan F.(JAMES)
Lindsey
Revere,Massachuse The beach was my 2nd home for many years. My sister and I spent a lot of time with our
tts
friends and eating a lot of Anna's,Bill Ashe's,and Bianchi's pizza. And who could forget
the Foot long "dogs" ? I'd love to hear from any of the class of '76.I've been back in
Revere about 6 yrs.after a long absence.Now my daughter hangs out at the beach!!I've
got great memories!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/29/1999 1:26
Albert Macomber
Revere(always)Pittsf "The Beach" Bianchi's Pizza is still the Best! Kelly's Roast Beef Man my mouth is
ield MA (presently) watering. R.H.S class of 78. Any RHS soccer players out there? The Stairs ! The Rinners
night moves! The Beach House !! Rose's! Man I'm lucky to still be alive!!!!Grew up on
Pomona St. off Revere St. Once from Revere always from Revere.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/26/1999 21:41
Beverly/Sonny Pike Weymouth, MA
Hi Pete! We're visiting our son's new computer and we logged on to your web site. See
you soon-Bev<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/24/1999 23:10
Gloria Nicholson
Hobson
Santa Paula,
California
Lived by the beach for many years. Could tell you which hill the roller coaster was on.
Watched many a Fourth of July fireworks from my bedroom window. Also worked at
Skil-a-Line for a few years. Have many happy memories of the beach both in summer
and winter. Moved to California about 35 years ago. There is nothing that can compare
with the beach we had growing up. Wish I could have shared it with my family. Thanks
for keeping it alive this way and in the books. Hi to all my friends still in Revere.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/18/1999 2:17
ED GIONEST
9/17/1999 19:44
Andrea LeRay
(now
First I would like to thank you for the nostalgic moments...nice site. I was born in Revere,
residing)Akron,Ohio raised in W. Swanzey N.H. until 6 yrs.old then returned to Revere to live on Page
St.with a wonderful elderly lady who ran a boarding house for boys, Mrs. Finley, until I
was 10. I then moved to live with my mother in Chelsea until I was 17, when I entered
the U.S.M.C., During my childhood I spent many, many hours at Revere Beach. I enjoyed
all the rides and amusements, the beach, the pier, frozen custard and the reason I
found this site, "Kelly's". I was really upset and disappointed at the closing of all the
rides I used to enjoy. I would have liked to have let my children and grandchildren enjoy
them as I did. I guess it's the price we pay for "PROGRESS". Now 53 yrs. of age, I still
sometimes notice my older kids listening intently as I describe the "Cyclone", the Tilt a
Everett, MA
I was born in '72, so I missed all of the fun that Revere Beach Blvd. used to be. My
parents tell me stories of the amusement rides and the live bands performing. I'm more
curious to learn about the earlier days of the beach. I collect each and every vintage
postcard of the beach that I can get my hands on. (My favorites are c. early 1900's.)
Anyway, although the beach is not what it used to be, it is still one of my favorite places
to go. My sister's and I, along with my mother of course, practically spent all summer on
Revere Beach growing up. I still spend time at the beach sunbathing, reading, walking,
or like this morning, collecting shells.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/15/1999 2:09
rich oconnor
born in saugus now hello all ! i love this site & want to thank the person who created it . i have very fond
tampa fl.
memories of the beach . the late 80`s were alot of fun for me & my friends . summer
nights made for a fun time hanging out on the wall . trips to kellys were alot of fun ( FISH
PLATES ). i was hoping to find some old friends who were visiting this site . i have many
friends still including the vellas . i hope th beach remains as much fun to everyone who
visits it as it was so much fun for me . i plan on visiting in october . until nxt time rich<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/14/1999 17:59
Lillian Belinfante
Herzberg
San Diego, CA
Living in San Diego for 40 years. Realize what a wonderful time to have grown up in
Revere...15 cent pastromi sandwiches at Ben's Deli, corner of North Shore Rd and
Shirley Avenue; nickle rides on the Tilt-a-Whirl; being (well) taught by some of my
father's caring teachers at Garfield Junior High; laying on the beautiful sandy beach on
warm summer nights without fear. Been married 50 years. Have three adult children,
one moved to Chicago, another to Wollaston! Evidentally, they didn't like gorgeous
weather! One offspring still in Southern CA. Plan a visit East in mid-November and will
head immediately for Kellys!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/13/1999 6:16
Danette Belliveau
Seattle, WA
originally
Beachmont, Mass.
I was born in Lynn, Mass. we moved to Revere in 1965. Spent almost everyday on
Revere Beach. My Dad had us go get snails and seaweed He would have a campfire with
a coffee can and cook them and we ate them. We spent alot of time at Zekes Lounge as
young kids. There was alot of thingd to do down there. We bowled at the bowling alley
every Saturday. I think it is great to have this book:)<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/13/1999 1:20
Jerry Dushane
Haverhill, Mass
Hello to everybody who is surfing this page. my name is Jerry Dushane. I am married to
Angela Cuocolo. We graduated from RHS in 1979. We have 2 daughters, Alysia and Julia.
I used to live in Beachmont on Bellingham Ave. If any of our friends are out there, please
contact us We go to the beach as often as we can. I will always call Revere my home.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/10/1999 23:45
Danielle DiCarlo
Manchester, CT
RHS class of 1984. Visiting Revere Beach and eating a Kelly's Kreme (vanilla with
jimmies) is still one of my favorite things to do. It brings back memories of a time when
sitting on "the wall" and watching cars go by was very cool!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/10/1999 18:13
Roberta Wanyo
Campbell Ave
When I heard about the site I just had to check it out. Reading the entries brought back
a million vivid memories. Playing pinball in the arcade and playing whist on the wall was
how I spent my days. The pizza was great and Danny's made the best steak & cheese
sub anywhere. I don't live in Revere anymore but I frequently go back to visit.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/10/1999 2:30
Richard Zimbel and Irvine, Ca (Orange
Edie Lakin Zimbel
County)
Hi, my wife and I lived in Revere for many years .We visit often and always feel we are
returning home. Nice to see this web page with old friends signed in.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/10/1999 2:05
Roy Teixeira
9/9/1999 17:30
Jennie (Caras)
Dwares
9/7/1999 1:15
ck
9/6/1999 5:12
Brenda Burkholder
9/3/1999 15:18
Peter Russo
9/3/1999 3:35
Laurie (Weinstein)
Cabit
It's nearly 25 years since I left Revere for the west coast. Would love to hear from
anyone back there that might remember me. It's 9/9/99 and just after 9PM back
there...<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Sarasota, FL
I lived in Revere Beach from 1930 until 1948. My father had a grocery store at the
corner of Campbell Ave. and Centennial Ave. My brother took it over after my father
retired. It was called Caras's and then Caras and Soskin's. I moved to R.I. in 1948 and
am now living in FL. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers me or my
family. Jennie<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Katz's deli at the corner of Shirley Ave. and North Shore Rd.; the best. Anyone
remember it?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Sarasota, FL
I lived in Revere Beach for the first 9 years of my life. I have fond memories. My
grandfather owned a store at the corner of Cambell Ave. and Centennial Ave. I attended
the Liberty school. Moved to Pawtucket, R.I. at the age of 9. Left cousins and
aunts/uncles and grandparents behind in Revere and visited them often after that.
Name was Brenda Dwares.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
RHS Class of 1962. Love this site! Grew-up on Revere Street. Hello to all of my old
friends.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Stoughton,Mass
I was born and Raised in Chelsea, My family and I spent all of the summer days and
sometimes into the nights on Revere Beach. For many years my family (mom,Dad &
brothers worked at the food stand under the cyclone., From many drunkin fights to
watching the July 4 th fireworks over the ocean are strong in my memories of Revere
Beach which run side by side with my childhood,. As a teenager the day was at the
beach playing cards at punks corner and remember the band on Sindays and all the
crazy ladies that would humor us with their dancing to the bands....Revere Beach is just
a place that I am sure many people can't say they have in theirpast...Thinking about this
place that lies with warm memories in my heart gives me a great feeling Thank you
who ever developed this web site I greatly enjoy the remenisence of it.<!--
9/1/1999 2:15
Nancy (Mulligan)
Munroe
Port Charlotte,
Florida
Enjoyed the pictures and info. Wondering if anyone from the class of 1974 was on the
page. I've been living in Fl. for almost 20 years and visit Revere every few years since
family is still there.Would like to hear from fellow classmates.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/31/1999 4:18
richard oconnor
saugus mass.
i grew up in saugus mass. . i freqently visited revere beach as a teenager . i am 30 years
old now & i live in tampaflorida . i miss the beach & i find the history of it very
interesting . i have many friends in revere & surrounding areas . i actually lived on gladys
st. which is about 100 yards from KELLYS . i miss it very much . thank you rich<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/31/1999 1:41
bobbie
born in chelsea
mass. va. now
trying to establish contact with revere residents past or present<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/30/1999 23:38
Alyce
Va. (originally
Revere Beach)
Born and raised in Revere Beach, MA in 1930's now living in Virgina.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/29/1999 1:26
Marla
(Glass)Porrazzo
Shirley Ave.
I just found out about this site. Reading all the entries brought back a million vivid
memories. As a little girl on the sand at the end of Shirley Ave., as a teenager on all the
rides and hanging outside of Sandy's Arcade and as a grownup sitting by Bill Ashes and
Sammy's with my friends. I tell my kids all the time that Revere Beach was a great place
to grow up. They wish they could have seen it as it used to be. I wish they could also.
This site gives them a taste of how strong the ties to Revere can be.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/28/1999 21:03
Barbara Bruce
Meade
Revere Originaly
We've lived in Key West Fla. for 2 years, San Diego Ca. for3.5 years Japan for 2
now Norfolk Va.We years,now Norfolk, Va.for 25years butmy heart and fondest memories are from Revere
have lived
Beach<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/25/1999 2:37
Paul H. Smith
Petaluma California Ah yes, a Revere Runs Through Me, too. Born in Boston in 1929, my first home was on
Campbell Avenue, where my parents and I lived surrounded by my mom's parents, six
siblings, and couple of my cousins. We were joined 2 2/3 years later by my little sister.
To get to Revere Beach, we short cutted through the playground of the school that was
one level below us. Anybody remember its name? I particularly remember the seaplane
that took people on rides but can't quite recall its design. Does anyone know if it
resembles the biplane in Norman Gautreau's painting "Aerial view of Revere Beach,
Circa 1930's"? Does anyone have a photograph of that plane? (Anyway, there's no room
for sentiment in today's scramble for the dollar, making the loss of our own little Coney
Island sad and inevitable. Is bigger really better?) When I was four or five, we moved
Be sure to check out the schedule of events for Sunday August 22nd at Revere Beach by
visiting www.revereindepent.com Theres also a link to it from the homepage at
RevereBeach.com<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/21/1999 18:39
Bob
8/21/1999 16:16
Renee Forman
Hambro & Jack
Hambro
Revere
Hello to all of you great Revere people past and present. We would love to hear from
you. Jack will get his messages at [email protected] a Great Day!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/21/1999 14:40
Billy
Revere
Valerie. I am glad you found Revere on your computer. I told everyone that was on the
beach during your visit about your nice comments about our beach. Hope you someday
get a chance to come back. We are all beach bums, so we are there rain or shine. It is a
lot cooler here now than that hot weather you are having. So nice to chat.Billy and the
beach gang.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/21/1999 3:44
Stephen Pasquale
Jaguar Realty Inc.,
I Visited your newspaper I think it's great I have met your staff which I new from the
journal. And I think You Guy's are going to do Just fine. the very best of luck Stephen<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/21/1999 2:01
Lisa
Methuen (But
I miss Revere. It was the best place to grow up. A cousin, Aunt, Uncle or friend around
always from Revere) each and every corner. The sea breeze, Hill Park, Broadway, Revere Beach, the Garfield
and new and old high school. It will always be the best!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/20/1999 14:02
Bill DiSisto
Revere MA
Would like to here from any of my old friends out there.
Cisco<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/20/1999 2:43
Janice DeAngelis
Cafarella
Laguna Beach,
California
Any more '56 High School Grads out there? Would love to share some memories of our
old high school days. Loved Revere Beach - wish they would bring back part of the
beach with some rides like the ferris wheel, roller coaster etc. Kelly's roast beef looks
pretty lonely there...... E-mail me at [email protected]<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/18/1999 2:31
William A. DiSisto
(Cisco)
Revere, MA
Would like to hear from all my friends.
Cisco<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/18/1999 1:56
m lupien
Sudbury Mass.
I heard there was to be a great time at the Revere Beach Bandstand This week-end (8-2122-99). Can not find any information about it. Please help me Thanks M Lupien<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/18/1999 1:51
m lupien
Sudbury Mass.
I heard there was to be a great time at the Revere Beach Bandstand This week-end (8-2122-99). Can not find any information about it. Please help me Thanks M Lupien<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/18/1999 1:48
m lupien
Sudbury Mass.
I heard there was to be a great time at the Revere Beach Bandstand This week-end (8-2122-99). Can not find any information about it. Please help me Thanks M Lupien<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/16/1999 16:54
Jim & Gloria
Weeder
Revere
We had many wonderful memories growing up in Revere and enjoying Revere Beach
with our friends -- the rides, the music.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/15/1999 19:15
Diane(Glass)&JoelSc Houston, Texas
hwalb
Just celebrated our 35th anniversary and visit whenever possible. We get a slice of
Bianchi's Pizza, sit on the seawall and just eat and enjoy the heavenly view along with
the wonderful ocean breezes. Best wishes to all our friends.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/12/1999 23:06
Richard M. Schwartz Revere
Graduated Revere High in 1960. Live in Houston, Texas<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/12/1999 15:42
Alan MacInnes
Lowell
In the 1968 movie Charly, set in Boston, is a shortscene in which the main character is
riding theDodgem's. A concession booth "Photos" isnearby. Does anyone know if this
was shot atRevere Beach? (A later scene in the movie wasat Pleasure Island).<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/12/1999 12:24
Tuck
Derry, NH
Surprised to find a homepage for Revere Beach. Been there many times....nice
beach....many babes.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/10/1999 12:42
jerry miller
malden,ma
would love to hear from the old gang<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/9/1999 7:23
Chris
REVERE, MA
BESIDES VENICE BEACH REVERE BEACH GOT TO BE THE BEST 1 I HAVE EVER BEEN TO
OR SEEN<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/9/1999 3:22
Janice DeAngelis
Cafarella
Laguna Beach,
California
Any class of 1956 out there!! Getting together with Roseann Castaldo Coviello. Her
husband is Louis. My cousin Dick DeAngelis has the restaurant "Companions" on
Broadway Revere. My sister is Judy DeAngelis. e-mail me at [email protected]<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/8/1999 14:46
BOB
FLA/NJ
Thomas Wolfe was wrong! YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN. Class of '47 RHS. Any survivors
out there? Thanks for the memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/4/1999 19:39
Valerie
Grand Prairie,TX
To Billy and the Beach Gang- Thank Ya'll for your kindness and conversation while my
son got to play in the surf for our short stop on the way to the airport. The beach is so
beautiful. Our trip home was uneventful. Our pool here is 92 degrees--sure wish I had a
couple hundred gallons of your nice refreshing cool water to add to it!! Thanks again,
Valerie and Alan<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/3/1999 1:35
Dave Waldman
Nashua NH
Graduated from RHS in 1960. Great to see Revere is inthe 21st century<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/31/1999 6:35
Sheila (Perkins)
Marks
Wow! I read all 654 posts in this guest book. This is almost a miracle to me. I left Revere
in 1960 at age 20- and never never forgot punks corner, Harold's Deli on the corner of
Shirley Ave and Walnut St, and of course Swartz's deli 8 blocks away; The Shirley Drug,
Nat's Poolhall, that stunk of cigarette smoke for 3 blocks. I graduated Revere High in
1958. Went to Liberty School, Garfield Jr. High. And Revere Beach, that blessed nitch in
the Universe. By August everyone was so brown from being out in the sun every day
all day that it looked like a whole new sect moved in. I'm so very grateful to have grown
up there. Will be back to visit Kelly's Roast Beef. Love to all.......<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/30/1999 21:30
David Zaslow
Vista, CA (but
always Revere)
Brian Rebholtz, Your E-mail address did not work. I would like to E-mail you. Can't
forget Shirly ave., The J.C.C., Swartz's etc. Revere was real great for us to grow up in
during the fifties. Holts pier, were you could rent a boat for a few bucks and go fishing
or just rowe about and have fun. Collected tonic bottles and turned them in for cash,
Then maybe buy a foot long hot dog at Danny's where I worked for a time. I could talk
all day about the wonders of Revere and it's great people. If I only new then what I know
now. Love you all David Z Butch I'll be waiting for a good E-mail adress.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/30/1999 20:26
Anonymous
Beachmont
Let's not forget about Short Beach in Beachmont...with all the famous rocks...Egg, King,
Queen, etc...<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/29/1999 20:48
Marilyn Bruce
Live in Winthrop but
will always be (from
Revere) and proud
of it!
7/29/1999 5:07
Ernie Fortier
7/28/1999 18:31
Marie Bartlett
Greenwood, Maine Great memories of the beach. Does anyone remember the Chainey's, Onorati's and
Hurley's? My family on both sides were bourn and raised in Revere. One of my
uncles, Henry Onorati, from Revere, wrote the words for the Christmas Carol "The Little
Drummer Boy" Marie (Onorati) Bartlett<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/26/1999 19:10
brian butchie
rebholz
revere
This is so much fun! Hats off to you Bob, what a wonderful thing you did for all of us who
grew up in Revere and have so many wonderful memories from childhood on. Hi, my
friend Peter McCauley, I was looking for you last Sunday during the "Historical
Celebration" (located at the Bandstand) sorry I missed you. I left Revere in 1971 and
moved to Franconia, NH.and raised my family there. I enjoyed 25yrs in the Mountains
but have moved back home to the Ocean! My family owns three businesses on the
beach one of which is Twist & Shake so my children are working there and it is fun to see
them enjoying what I did at their age, "Great Memories". Looking forward to our 30th
Class Reunion, waiting to hear when that might be! Hope to see a lot of familiar faces at
the Millenium Celebration, I believe it is on August 22nd.<!-Palmdale California I am originally from Revere. I left there in 1965. I can remember when the beach was
still real big with rides and funhouses. It was really great to grow up there.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
still live in Revere married to cheryl [hurley] 2 kids 3 grandchrilden live down the
point of pines ride the beach every day on my bike in the summer still love Revere<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/24/1999 13:39
Eddie Biggins
I'm currently writing a musical comedy set on Revere Beach in 1943. I would love to hear
reminiscences from those who were there. E-mail me at [email protected]<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/24/1999 2:07
Joan Fishman Zukor Joan (Boynton
- Sheila Fishman
Beach,FlPalter
Sheila(Marlboro,MA
)
Great to hear from old friends. Joan and Mark Zukor (Mark is from Beachmont)
graduated in '58, retired to Boynton Beach, Fl, 4 children scattered around the country,
7 grandchildren. (Joan grew up on Highland St) Sheila graduated in '64, married Arthur
who graduated in '63, living in Marlboro, MA, 3 children, 2 and 3/4 grandchildren. We
have a brother Jerry living in Kissimmee, Fl - he graduated in '61. Hi Steve Glixman -- say
hello to Joey!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/23/1999 2:08
Joshua Resnek
Chelsea,
Massachusetts
I love your site and would like to do everything I can to preserve, and project the history,
and the public face, of one of America's great beaches. Summer, spring, winter and fall Revere Beach is the place where I restore myself everyday.
Josh Resnek<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/22/1999 1:41
Gene and Millie
Lewis
Orig. Revere
We would love to hear from some of the real oldtimer from Revere Beach !!!<!-Beach.now Boynton http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Bch Fl.
7/20/1999 16:58
Ed
When I think of the Beach, I remember all the laughs I had with the "RatPack" at Kelly's
on all those Hot Summer days. Jimmy,Fugi,Bill,Blinky,Murph,John and BooBoo, those
guys got the food out quick and made 10 hours a day on your feet enjoyable.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/20/1999 2:38
Elaine Foley
I presently work in Revere. I wanted to learn more about the old days of Revere Beach.
Wish I had visited in its heyday. Your website is wonderful. Enjoyed reading the history
and looking at the photos of the amusements.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/19/1999 8:05
Pam De Groot
Shaker Hts, Ohio
Punks Corner, the Band Stand, the Drug Store, the boys from Revere and Chelsea, those
were the days my friends, we thought they'd never end. Lived in Malden, but had family
in Revere, they started out on Wave Ave. Ed De Groot, Ellen and Paul Cantor, son Alan.
Parents Albert and Eva. Later moved to Point Pines. Sally Fine, the math teacher was my
aunt. Lots of other relatives to many to mention. Curious as to what happened to Karen
Olson, Alan Cohen, Alan Mintz and Shirley Horblett.Some of the best memories I have as
a child were in Revere. Mr. Sugarman delivering fruit, walking to the shul on the corner,
Sandys rides and Bill Ashes Pizza. Flirting with the boys at the drug store and shopping
for shoes on Shirley Ave. Would love to hear from anyone I mentioned and those I
didn't. Graduated Malden High in 1967.<!-Hi gang! Guess I was a little late to enjoy the beach in it's heyday (RHS class of '79), but I
still have fond memories of danny's foot longs, blow-up rafts for a buck at Bob's
Discount, the Tilt-a-Whirl, the bumper Cars, that annoying machine gun shooting game
where you could never shoot out the entire Red Star, and all those old lady's chain
smoking at Fascination. Any of my old hoodlum friends out there?? Drop me a line<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/16/1999 18:11
Steve Martin
Revere
7/15/1999 22:37
Joe Corrao
Beachmont
Great! I can smell the clam cakes at Rudolphs now!!!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/13/1999 14:08
Carolyn Maden
Baltimore, MD
I'm originally from Revere. Lived there 31 years. I love your site and miss the beach. I
visit every chance I get!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/13/1999 2:07
Lenny and Marcia
(Holzman) Hillman
Peabody...formally
Revere
Grew up on Walden Street...across from the fire station. Graduated RHS 1943 and
joined the Navy. Married Marcia Holzman Hillman, 1948....married 51 years. Retired
Revere letter carrier....... two wonderful daughters, and 4 grandchildren. Always loved
Revere, the beach and all it had to offer my family. Live in Delray winters...and Peabody
summers. Hello to all fellow REVERITES.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/12/1999 2:39
Philip
Just want to say hello to any old friends that may be tuned in to this page.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/12/1999 2:26
Becky Joyner
Woonsocket, RI
Loved viewing the old photographs of the heyday of the beach. What a shame it's all
gone now.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/11/1999 16:16
Bill Jones
Plano, TX
Hi again gang. Looking for anyone from the RHS class of "61. I love Revere. The beach
will never be the same. All those memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/11/1999 7:23
Tommy D
Klingon
I kept the right ones out, and left the wrong ones in...Had an angel of mercy to see me
thru all of my sins..;)<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/8/1999 15:59
Steve Rose
Billerica, Mass
I was born & raised in Beachmont (Endicott Ave), and graduated from Immaculate
Conception in 1970. Great to see pictures of the old Beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/6/1999 4:44
Bob Carbone
7/5/1999 3:49
Gene & Millie Lewis Revere Beach
(originally) Florida
now
been to this site many times grew up down in Kelley's Meadows just want wish every
one a HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY The 4th of July was always so much fun at beach the 30s
through the late 60s were awsome can still hear the screams coming from the
rollercoasters,the smell of fresh popped corn, frozen custard from Mary Ahearns the
peppered steaks from Rodholps Oh to be able to turn the hands of times 40 years boy
those were the real good times oh well tempest fugitSo again happy Fourth to all my
friends in the GreatCity of Revere The first of the best theme oarks as they call them today Bob U keep up the good work this site is a must for me see you all later
R.L.C.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Both, Millie and I come from Revere Beach from way back when the amusements were
in full swing back in the 30's and 40's when the band played on the band stand and
there was no parking on the boulevard So many sad and happy memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/5/1999 0:30
JOHN PARILLO
EAST BOSTON
REVERE BEACH BRINGS BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/4/1999 7:02
Betty Fraser Smith
Tennessee
I have fond memories of going to Revere Beach in the 60's as a teenager with a friend
named Annie. She lived in Malden and I lived in Newton. I could listen to the sound of
the ocean on your website over and over. Thanks for providing a little taste of home.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/3/1999 19:59
Sid Magerer
Baker Ave.,now
Boca Raton, Fl.
Looking forward to seeing any old friends who log on. This is a great idea.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/2/1999 14:29
David
Revere
I love revere.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/1/1999 19:22
Roberta AllenEvanchuk
Los Angeles, Ca
My mother was born in Beachmont (1910)and moved to Lynn when she married. Most
of my extended family lived on Crest Avenue and I remember Revere Beach with
fondness. I visit Boston every so often with my daughter and my grandchildren, always
making that special trip to enjoy the beach. I would love to make contact with anyone
who knew my family during the 1940's and '50s or earlier. Does anyone remember the
Vargus girls? Rose, Lilly, Helen, Blanche and my mother Hazel? What a wonderful
website. I will visit often. Best to all.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/25/1999 22:25
Nick Longo
Woodland Hills, CA Hi Mom, Auntie Ellie & Chickie... Enjoy your visit to Revere Beach. Love, Nick 1,2,3!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/24/1999 16:09
Ron K. Olson
Marblehead, MA
My brother Bob suggested I visit this website and I am truly pleased that he did.
Thanks for providing such a terrific stroll down memory lane. Revere was a terrific place
to live and grow up in, as I did, mastering the pinball machines at all the arcades along
the beach, sitting with all our friends on the sand in front of the Nautical (where we also
bowled as part of our high school activities), eating pizza and Joe & Nemo hotdogs.......
But how could you have left out pictures of the famous Virginia Reel - (my mom told me
never to ride it) - or the Hurley Dodgem cars, fasteston the strip, underneath? I now
have something to show my two sons about the environment in which both their
parents grew up. But the words and pictures, excellent though they are, cannot do full
justice to the "gem" Revere Beach really was.<!-Jacksonville, Florida Thanks for the memories from a graduate of RHS class of 1954 and long-time Jarvis St.
resident.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/23/1999 21:45
Bob Olson
6/21/1999 13:32
john pellecchia
6/21/1999 3:09
Ellen (Cohen) Gelin Peabody, Ma.
This is so awesome. Revere Veach was such a wonderful place to growup. Lots of
wonderful memories, Sandy's Rides, Kelly's Danny's and of course Bill Ashes Pizza. Class
of 71. Anyone else out there from my class? would love to hear from you.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/19/1999 18:15
Susan
CA
Revere Beach is a warm and happy childhood memory. I love your site and will be back
to visit again and again.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/19/1999 4:10
Karen Dornbach
Buena Park,
California
Nice home page. I liked the sound effects. Looks like a nice place to visit.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
east boston
I remember the beach when I was a kid. I had alot of fun there. It was a great place at
one time, unfortunately, all good things must come to an end but I'll never forget the
way it was & the memories will be with me forever.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/18/1999 15:24
Eileen Kastan Patto Revere Beach,
Mass.
Hi I just went to Yahoo, plugged in Revere, and a flood of memories rushed in. I found
two very close friends and would like it if I found more. If you get on this site check it out
and leave a message. If there are any Bon Amies out there, well hello and get in touch.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/18/1999 8:40
Mike Mac Cutcheon Woburn MA
(Cutch)
I am a Graduate of Immaculate Conception HS in Revere, Class of 1964, And I am
interested in hearing from any one from that era from either IC, or Revere HS My EMAIL is [email protected]<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/17/1999 15:49
Ed Gillespie
Wakefield, Ma
Would like to have any 1954 RHS classmate send e-mail with current address. Purpose, I
maintain the mailing listing for notifications, etc.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/17/1999 1:04
E.ROMANO(DAUGH EVERETT, MA.
TER OF FRANK W.
SMITH
MY DAD, FRANK W SMITH LOVED REVERE BEACH. I GREW UP ON HIS STORIES ABOUT
THE OLD DANCE HALLS, COLLEGIATE DANCING, COLLEGE ICES AND TRIPS FOR FRIED
CLAMS. HE WAS BORN IN 1908 AND PASSED AWAY A YEAR AGO THIS LAST APRIL.
CHELSEA HIGH GRADUATE AND DEGREE FROM NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY. ANY
OTHER OLD TIMERS OUT THERE THAT REMEMBER MY DAD? HE USE TO HAVE ME DRIVE
HIM UP AND DOWN THE BEACH IN HIS LATTER YEARS LOOKING TO SEE IF HE MIGHT SEE
SOMEONE FROM THE PAST. MISS HIM TERRIBLY, BUT WILL ALWAYS HAVE HIS STORIES
OF REVERE BEACH.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/15/1999 1:19
Chuck Matthews
Revere
Hi Revere!!!:)Just Checking in again...Born and raised in Revere, ..Spent last 10+ yrs in
Derry NH..... Looking for anyone from the class of 1970 ....e-mail me... Hi Bob !! Hows
things going ??? great page! Look Me up!!!!!!!! Married with 3 girls all under 5yrs
old!!!.......LOL Chuck<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/14/1999 18:11
BOB RICHMAN
revere-everettwinthrop
graduated in 54. worked at bill ashes original stand as a kid. this website sure brought
back memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/14/1999 5:23
Mark & Robin (
Jackson) Cohen
Santa Clarita, CA
What a pleasant surprise to find Revere Beach as strong as ever. Class of 67 grew up on
Walnut Ave past the Liberty School. Robin was the Class of 69 and grew up on Overlook
Ave near Campbell Ave. We have nothing but fond memories of Revere Beach and
Shirley Ave. We still crave Danny's, Bill Ashe's, & Rudolph's. Love to hear from the "old"
crowd.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/14/1999 0:35
david s. marcus
danvers, mass.
looking for old friends.I'm from the class of 1954. Shirley avenue area.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/9/1999 13:57
Lisa Anderson Nutt Revere
I've lived in Revere all my life and always near the Beach. It's looking better and better
all the time, but we need to keep it clean. I also think the city needs to start cleaning up
the sand area better. I know that my kids love to go down to the beach just like I used
to.<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/8/1999 2:42
Jack Cook
Revere/
Swampscott
I grew up on Campbell Avenue and owned Cook's Tailor Shop on Sumner Street for 50
years. Remember the great days and nights on Revere Beach. Sold papers for Blondie!
Graduated RHS class of "38" WOW! Have over 1000 Revere Beach Postcards and
souvineers. I have 5 grandchildren and 5 great-granchildren. Married to Miriam Cook
for over 57 years. Spend 6mos. in Delray and 6mos. in Swampscott. Would love to hear
from the good ole- guys and girls.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/7/1999 0:21
Lenny Hirshberg
Revere now in
Holbrook, Ma.
Graduated in 54. Would like to hear from Revereites who remember me. Was one of
Nat's boys, still keep in touch with some of the old gang from Shirley Ave.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/5/1999 13:52
Debra Morrison
Revere
What a Beautiful home page!!! Haven't yet explored the whole web site, but I'm sure I
won't be disappointed. I'll comment again when I've seen It all. Revere resident for 14
years.
Debi Morrison<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/5/1999 4:12
Janice DeAngelis
Cafarella
Laguna Beach,
California
ANY CLASS OF "56" GRADS OUT THERE? I LOVED LIVING IN REVERE! REVERE BEACH
WAS MY PLAYGROUND. I WAS THERE ALMOST EVERYDAY WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. I
REMEMBER THAT WE HAD CERTAIN PLACES THAT WE SAT ACCORDING TO AGE. I
REMEMBER AS A TEENAGER SITTING IN FRONT OF BIANCI'S PIZZA. I LOVE VISITING
REVERE AND SOME OLD FRIENDS....Marie DeFlumeri Russo, Doris Sarno Buongiorno.
WOULD LOVE TO COLLECT PICTURES OR POSTCARDS OF REVERE BEACH DURING THE
'50's. IF ANYONE OUT THERE KNOWS WHO TO CONTACT LET ME KNOW. E-mail me at
[email protected]<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/4/1999 23:13
Sherrill Bachner
Boston, MA
Awesome pictures. Alot of the stuff is before my time, but what I do recognize sure
brings back alot of memories. I've forwarded the site to about six more people who will
definitely enjoy it!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
6/4/1999 5:06
Jay Doucette
Hayward,CA
I'm so glad i found Revere Beach again,i grew up in Lowell as a kid in the fifties&sixties
and Revere Beach will allways be a part of my memmories!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/28/1999 16:05
Bernard Shavelson
Grew up on Shirley Thank you very much for doing this.<!-Ave.
http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/27/1999 18:34
Nancy Mitchell
Gould
Beachmont
Wonderful to read notes left by everyone. I have been in Beachmont all my life (RHS
Class of 67). Anyone out there??? Would love to hear from you.... Laura Barrett please
get in touch with me. Mike Moschella, lost your email so I cannot write back. Please
email me.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/24/1999 7:21
Bill Lozier
Bethany WV
I have gone to Revere Beach since I was born. I used to live in Boston and still spend a
few weeks there in the summer. I would like to see the Beach gain back some of its
glamour. The city of Boston and the state should look into providing money to bringing
the beach back to prominence. There has been some work done, but the beach is still a
poor beach by todays standards. There should also be incentives for buisneses to
locate themselves along the beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/23/1999 15:24
Patti Bartusek
Minnesota,USA
Would Like Info on your Ammusement Parks Please.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/18/1999 18:06
Sheila Poliakoff
Sandler
Stoughton, MA
Class of 1959. Widowed-was married to Jimmy Sandler for 35 years. Would love to
hear from old friends regarding our 40th Revere High reunion. Look me up in the
book!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/17/1999 1:39
Ira Novoselsky
Revere, MA
Hi folks,
I haven't written lately, but I hope eveyone is okay.
A note to the Class
of 1965. Beginning plans for our 35th (yes 35!) reunion. Meeting on Monday night,
May 24, 1999 at 7:00 PM at the Seaside on the Beach. Call me to let me know if your
interested in being on the committee or if you have up to date addresses of classmates
(781-289-7031).
Looking forward to this one!
IRA NOVOSELSKY<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/15/1999 20:16
Camille Minichino
12 Malden St.(long
ago!)
My books are set in Revere, as an excuse to take me back there often, and as a tribute
to the wonderful education I received in the Revere public schools. I'll be at the Revere
Public Library for an event on Tuesday evening, June 29.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/14/1999 17:32
Joseph Sellaro and
T.Tom
Revere Mass. and
East Boston
congratulations ,on a wonderful web page. It is a pleasure to see revere beach on the
net.As far as a beatiful city was conserned revere was lost and forgotten. Thanks to
you and your wonderful work many will see just how beatiful our towne really is . Thank
you and God bless! From Your good ole friends from revere and your brother T.Tom
who is as I write this on my right side." hotrods on the inside"<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
5/2/1999 13:52
Alan Randall
Revere, Mass.
I like the sounds you added<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/29/1999 16:10
BOB
Revere Beach
Be sure to visit the new Rumney Marsh segment to RevereBeach.com website<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/22/1999 14:59
map
somerville
great web page remeber the 60's and 70's on the beach many a good time<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/21/1999 14:52
GISSELLE TAVERAS
DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC 100%
DON'T THROUGH TRASH IN THE BEACH BECAUSE EVERYBODY WANT TO SWIM THERE
BUT THE BEACH IS TOO DIRTY.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/21/1999 14:45
Kathie Ward
Revere
Would love to return to the good old days on Revere Beach<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/20/1999 20:48
Bill Jones
Plano, TX
Hello everyone. Born and raised in Revere. RHS class'61. Miss the old city. The hottest
spot in the state in the 50's & 60's. Night clubs like the Frolic and Surf brought them
from all over to our fabulous city. Joe & Nemo's, Bianchi's Pizza, and Kelly's Roast Beef
landmarks in their own right. Yes, Revere Beach the times have changed but the
memories will always be the same. Hello Mom, still lives there in Revere. God Bless!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/20/1999 19:42
POTTS
GREAT TIMES AT THE BEACH IN FIFTIES AND SIXTIES, WE SAT AT SANDY'S AND WALKED
TO PUNKS CORNER THEN DOWN TO REVERE STREET EVERY DAY DURING THE SUMMER,
YES THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS, DOWN TO THE HIMILAYA AT NIGHT THEN A
STOP AT KELLYS OR RUDOLPHS. YES STILL WORKING LIKE A DOG BUT HAVING FUN
HAPPINESS ALWAYS<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/19/1999 21:10
Marshall Wise
Diamond Bar,
California
I was born in Revere and spent my first eighteen years there.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/19/1999 5:07
Francis Richard
Elliott
Kokomo, Indiana
Hello I was looking for something about Revere Beach. I am originally from the Boston
area, (I was born in Malden) Although we moved to Kokomo, Indiana back in 1953 I still
have many fond memories of Revere Beach. The favorite memory of Revere took place
about 1951. I remember very vividly walking out very far into the ocean up to my chest
and my little sisters chin. It did not take long for my mom to let everybody on the beach
know my name. Look forward to viewing this site many times. signed........Francis
Richard Elliott<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/16/1999 1:14
Edith Blanchard
Smithfield, N.C.
Revere Beach many family memories. I have a picture of my mother 1918 on the beach.
I also have one of the family in the 1940's. We used to go every Sunday and listen to the
band play. Ride the rides and go to Kelly's. Walked on the beach with the man of my
dreams my husband of 33 years, must have been a lucky charm. My children also
enjoyed the beach. I am so glad I found this site because it makes me feel closer to
home.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/15/1999 21:43
Laura Barrett
Arsenault
Revere
Hey all of you 60's Revere Beach people, how are you doing? I took a day off work and
decided to take a ride down the beach. The sound, the smell, the memories. I could
close my eyes and hear the music playing from the Everest. I no longer live in Revere,
but I am close enough to drive there anytime to slip into the past. SMILE:)<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/15/1999 15:51
larry blanchard
chapel hill nc
originally from malden used to drive the strip checking out the beutiful women nightly,
living in NC really makes you appreciate just how close the beach was as a kid, although
my last visit home in 1996 I was really dissapointed at how run down the beach looked it
did not take away any of the great memories me and a lot of others shared there, web
site is great!!!
thanks for the memories, LB<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/12/1999 22:58
bob ryan
eastie
looking good bob<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/9/1999 1:55
dell
Boston
Enjoyed your site -- found this site via a friend...will visit again later...
lady dell<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/5/1999 20:23
Bob Hobbs
Derry,N.H.
I miss the rides @ Revere Beach, I lived in Malden, Ma. when I was a kid, spent a lot of
time at Revere Beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
4/3/1999 21:41
Bob Carbone
San Jacinto calif
Been here many times the web site I mean grew up on the beach lived on calumet st in
the meadows family has lived in Revere it seems forever in fact some R still there just
want to wish all my Revereites a Happy Easter also a big hell-o to Peter Mckauley
revere's historian and hell-o to all the kids i grew up with the Marleys Flynn, Glennon,
Burrige corbelle fitzmeyer shea joyce pidgeon mel williams there not enough room to
list them all any one can e-mail me any time Bob Carbone<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/31/1999 23:29
Henrietta Pussycat
Mr Rogers Show
I was in class and I came across you site and loved it. You are great and I hope you
continue with this wonderful work of art! Walka, Walka, Walka!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/29/1999 11:05
tony p
north reading
used to live in the st george<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/29/1999 1:59
harold anderson
revere
hi, i was just wondering...my friends and i were talkin about the beach...and one of us
said they heard about a bunch of sharks that came to the beach a few years back..im am
not askin because i am concerened...just interested...im am wondering if this is
true..and if u have any pictures on this event...thanks...harold.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/28/1999 16:25
Mike Hemeon
NYC
Hung out at the Nautical during the late 60's. Met some of the best people I have ever
known there, not to mention a great time.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/25/1999 17:45
JOHN ALLEN
INDIANA
I JUST GOT YOU BY SURFING ON THE NORTH OF BOSTON PAGE A TRIP FROM SAUGUS
TO REVERE BEACH WAS A GREAT TREET IN MY YOUTH SIXTY YEARS AGO.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/24/1999 17:15
John Clark
chelsea ma. now
nashua nh
hi,thanks for the page.spent my teenage years at the beach.long time ago.miss the rides
and fried clams,the amusements etc etc.John<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/24/1999 15:01
Christopher Grafton Jacksonville Florida I am moving to Boston in June to begin law school. I am unfamiliar with the area and
based on suggestions I have decided to reside in Revere Beach. I would like some
information about the area if possible, it seems to be the ideal place for me. Is it
crowded? Is it safe? What part of it would be best to find a place? Any information
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/21/1999 10:50
Dorothy Grandolfi
Sigourney Street
No place like home!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/21/1999 5:10
Trina Travalgia
Revere of course
I was born & raised in Revere and proud of it. I grew-up 2 streets over from the
Boulevard and still live in the city now (on the other side though) and love to hear the
recalled memories so many people have about the beach. Thanks to whoever setup
this site - Revere Beach was a real jewel at one time, it's important to keep the
memories alive.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/19/1999 22:33
Ruby
Saugus
Woo hoo........Danny's ..steak'n'cheese subs... so yummy. Hearing The Beach Boys song
"Don't worry Baby"..on very loud speakers while riding a ride.......Gosh, I love thinking
about Revere Beach, sends me back.....and it feels so good remembering.........<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/17/1999 23:02
Tom & Carole Joyce Westford, Mass
We loved Revere Beach while we were children and teen agers and adults. We've
danced(I've forgetten the name of the ballroom on the Revere circle) and ate and swam
at Revere Beach. We go back to to the earilest rememberance of revere in 1942 (I was
born in 1935 in East Boston, Carole in Chelsea after me) as kids and we revisited the
beach during 1996 with our Grand children. The Beach remains but the melody of the
amusements(roller coaster, tilt-a-whirl, fun house etc.) and food stands and ballrooms
linger on. Carole Witkowski (now Joyce) was a babysitter for Tony Conigliaro at Revere
Beach in 194/5?. We Still love Kelley's (even in Natick).<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/17/1999 2:03
Andrew J.Donovan
Saugus
Glad to read & see the home town news.Thanks<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/16/1999 1:00
Pat and Richard
Giordano
Revere
We have lived in Revere for five years now and are very happy to be here. We have
great neighbors and enjoy the city very much,Revere has so much to offer in regards to
families,we recommend it to everyone.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/14/1999 13:44
MICHAEL GUIDA
71 NORTH AVE
I LIVED IN REVERE MY HOLE LIFE ME AND MYBROTHER LENNY HAVE A
RESTAURANT DOWN THERE IT IS CALLED "LENNYS GRILLE" AND THE PAST FOUR
SUMMERS HAVE BEEN THE BEST TIME OF MY YOUTH<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/14/1999 13:19
Jan
Revere
Welcome to Revere, MA.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/12/1999 6:46
david scott
n.syracuse ny(
revere 62-66)
i lived on dolphin ave from 1962 to 1966 ,attended louis pasteur school 1st thru 4th
grade . i am fascinated by the nightclubs that were on the beach.would love to hear any
stories about tigers tail au go go,surf club,the ebbtide etc.and the stars (sophie
tucker,rusty warren, bo diddley,etc that played them<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/10/1999 19:38
Tom Hunt
Revere; now living
in Plymouth
Thanks for the outlet to relive my youth. I grew up on Winthrop Ave. 6 houses from the
grand old high school and the "Spa".I graduated in the class of 1966. Spent my high
school summers working and hanging on the beach.Those were the best times of my
young life. Thanks again for allowing the world to feel the history and emotion that
was once the greatest public beach of all time.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/9/1999 1:07
Lewis West
Gloucester Va.
I was just surfing and I found this site. I was born in Sommerville Mass. When I was a kid
I would visit my relatives in revere and saugus every summer. All my relatives live there.
I miss it very much. My uncle use to run "The Whip" fun ride at revere beach. I would
ride that all day for free. I loved it. I also use to take the subway to Boston just for the
heck of it. This site just brought back so many childhood memories. Thanks for giving me
a piece of my past back again. I'll come back to visit another time. Yours,
Lewis West.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/7/1999 0:24
Maureen
(Hemeon)Capano
Revere
:>Have wonderful child memories, Going down the beach from morning till night, Laying
in the sand, waiting for the fireworks to go off, smells of the food and hearing the
people scream going on the Cyclone.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
3/6/1999 16:03
Richard W. Prescott Lake Elsinore
California
Looking for my mothers cousins possibly living in RevereBeach Mass. Mothers maiden
name is Amelia Mae Morrillborn in Winchester Mass. 1912. Cousins names are
Charles,William,Harry,Elizabeth DUNTON.Amelia and sister Ruth lived at # l0 Kendall st.
WinchesterMass. Their mothers maiden name was Harriet DUNTON.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/28/1999 22:03
KATHRYN M
MATTOS
MY FAMILY AND I ENJOY RUNNING WALKING AND BICYLING ALONG THE BEACH LIKE A
LOT OF RESIDENTS OF REVERE. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PEDESTRIAN/BIKE PATH
PLACED ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE BEACH. THIS WOULD BENEFIT THE CITY FAMILIES
AND VISITORS.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
REVERE, MA
2/27/1999 0:58
dennis coffey
bar harbor, me.
I'm not seeing much from Oak Island.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/26/1999 21:08
Lori Shea
Jackson Hole,
Wyoming
My great uncle is John Shea, long-time resident and "figurehead" of Revere Beach. My
cousin, Father Leo Shea, John Shea's nephew, alerted me to this website. If anyone
has pictures, stories or any other information on my great uncle, I would love to hear
about it! Thank you! Lori Shea P.S. Great web page!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/26/1999 17:33
Elsa(Parsons) &
Walter Shea
Massachusetts
You have done a terrific job with this website-congrats!We have enjoyed the tour. As
high school sweethearts, we have fond memories of Revere Beach and many friends.
We have been married 46 years, 5 sons, and 1 daughter with 6 grandchildren-----so far.
Our very colorful Uncle John Shea was a very well liked guy who was referred to as "
Mayor of Kelly"s MEADOW?" You could see him daily walking the beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/26/1999 15:20
Lynne Sigel
Shrewsbury Mass
All I can say is WOW! This site just keeps getting better and better! I look forward to
seeing more carousel photos! Revere was the home to many great vintage carousels
that I wish I had the change to see! Keep up the "Awesome" work! Cheers! Lynne<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/24/1999 2:14
VINNY MILANO
REVERE
i LIVE IN WOBURN MA NOW, AND HAVE A JEWELRY STORE IN BURLINGTON. I
GRADUATED FROM R.H.S. IN 64.... YOU CAN TAKE THE MAN OUT OF REVERE.....BUT YOU
CAN'T TAKE REVERE OUT OF THE MAN....<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/23/1999 20:44
Father Leo B. Shea,
M.M.
Peter, I enjoyed reading about Revere Beach on the internet at NY City Public Library.
Thank you for Uncle John Shea's photos in December. Leo Shea<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/22/1999 23:40
teedee goodman
philadelphia,pa
Ihung around with charli. grew up on dehon st. near shirley aave in the fifties. hung out
with charlie goldstein and all the guys at nats poolroom. does anyone know where
Ina Raymond might be, please let me know...
thanks
ken goodman<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/22/1999 18:19
Wolfe
Missouri
I really enjoyed the sound of the surf on your homepage. My family and I are looking at
moving there next year and I was just checking out sites in your area!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/21/1999 19:29
RAYNA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
BECOVSKY(WALSH)
I GREW UP ON THORNTON ST. I GRADUATED IN 1959. I AM STILL VERY CLOSE TO A LOT
OF KIDS I GREW UP WITH. I HAVE THREE GIRLS TWO STEP SONS AND 10
GRANDCHILDREN. I SEE EIGHT OF THEM ALL THE TIME. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM
ANY ONE THAT KNOWS ME FROM SHIRLY AVE. THIS IS FUN. I LOVE TO TRAVEL. WE HAVE
TRAVELED A LOT.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/20/1999 11:33
larry kelley
revere mass
grew up in beachmont rhs 1962 like to here fr some callsmates<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/17/1999 16:17
Dana Geramonte
Beachmont
Hi Bob this is your cousin Dana I'm in Canada visiting ,Your web site looks great
Dana R. G.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/15/1999 2:47
Gary Wilson
Franklin Mass.
Sent scanner picture of old postcard Thompson,s Scenic Railway,Revere Beach Mass.
on 2/14/99<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/13/1999 23:42
LISA
I live here in Revere, and no matter how much teasing I get, I'm proud to be from here.
This is home and it will always be.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/13/1999 15:17
Elaine & Bob
Chinchillo
RHS Class of '60
Looking forward to our 40th-year class reunion.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/11/1999 1:29
NICK AND ROBERT
GRAVALLESE
REVERE
OUR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN IN REVERE FOR OVER 45 YEARS, AND I CANT IMAGINE
GROWING UP ANYPLACE ELSE. I ALSO WENT TO THE BEACH ON EASTER SUNDAY, ALL
DRESSED UP, DYING TO GO ON AS MANY RIDES AS I COULD!IT MADE FOR A
WONDERFUL AND VERY MEMORABLE CHILDHOOD.ITS GREAT TO SEE SO MANY FREINDS
IN THE GUEST BOOK.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/11/1999 1:04
FRAN DUFFY GIARLA REVERE, MASS
I AM ALWAYS HAPPY TO READ ABOUT REVERE. I THOUGHT I KNEW ALOT, BUT AS I READ
SOME OF THE INTERESTING THINGS ON THIS WEB SITE< I REALIZE THERE IS SO MANY
THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN REVERE THAT I NEVER KNEW. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/10/1999 19:31
Ed Ciancarelli
Revere
The site just proves that REVERE RULES!!!!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/8/1999 22:47
Robert Stott
REVERE!
I liked this site bacause it has cool pictures<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/8/1999 12:52
Billy Adreani
Revere,Ma.
your page is great and I love it<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/8/1999 2:51
Deborah Margolin
sharon,ma
Lots of great memories of Revere Beach from my childhood on up to my second
childhood.Trolleys,trains,Rudolf's Roast Beef and oh yes the swinging cages. Murray at
Nat's,Jack dodging the seaweed,Rita dodging Jack,Lots of great memories!!! Oh don't
let me leave out Cheryl and Debbie vanilla sodas on Shirley Ave and pickles at Wolfies!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/4/1999 8:46
Jason King
114 Kimball Ave.
Revere,Ma. 19761989
I just want to say the pictures of the old Revere Beach are great.I also want to say what's
up to all my old friends from Kimball Ave. I grew up with,Pat and Tony
Dibenedetto,Bobby and Shawn Gignac,Tucker Robinson and Family,Anthony
DeAngelis,Cliff Fusco,John and Mike Rozanski,John Frazier.And I'd like to thank my
grandmother and grandfather for everything they did for me,my brother and my
mother.I love you guys.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/4/1999 2:02
Ed Toomey
now, Hampton, Va
Nice website, I lived in the Point of Pines until I was 5 yrs old (1955-1960). It was nice to
see some of the old Revere Beach postcards. Take care, Ed<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/2/1999 22:19
Brittany Freitas
Revere MA
I think it's great to have a site on the joy Revere Beach has given to Revere! If you ever
wanna chat or join a zine called Revere Beach Kids E-mail me!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/2/1999 14:27
Carol Kinnally Cote
Revere born n bred It's great to read all the memories people have taken the time to write in the guest
book. They bring back some good times. I worked Hoagies stand when I was a teenager.
I met a lot of unforgettable people and had a great time growing up on the beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/1/1999 23:37
Alan Randall
Revere
Good work bob..........My daughter needed some info.on the beach for school.........she
found everything she need right here..Thanks<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
2/1/1999 13:17
Bob Stott Age 11
Revere Ma
Hi Peepz<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/31/1999 14:06
Raymond Tilton
Revere
Good to see the info provided at this site.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/30/1999 0:55
ralph tarr
revere
Class of 47 at RHS. Married to Lillian Zides Class of 48 Lived off of Shirley Avenue 19371962. Living in Delray Florida part time and part time in New Hampshire<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/29/1999 14:04
Jeff Pearlman
1/29/1999 13:43
john taylor
I have the pleasure of teaching a history of Revere here at the Beachmont School as an
elective. The 8th graders love the course especially the material about the beach. I tell
them personal anecdotes as well as show them the video,"The Changing Tide". We are
fortunate to have the great memories of sitting on the beach and growing up in the
sixties when the beach was the mecca for kids in all the surrounding cities.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
saugus,massachuset Up in the Beachmont section of town, I find it very difficult to drive up in those hills.<!-ts
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1/28/1999 14:01
Steve Glixman
St.Louis,MO
Hi friends,its me again,my address on my last entry 517 was incorrect and you could not
contact me...sorry....Just want to say hi again to all my friends and Poolroom buddies of
the 50's,graduates of NATS poolroom on Shirley Ave....sure loved the reunion we had at
the wonderland ballroom,it was a real love in.Hope everyone has a happy and healthy
New Year.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/28/1999 13:43
Brent Collar
Revere
I've lived in Revere all my life and would love to hear from classmates, little leaguers,
softball players, bowlers, neighborhood friends, and the myriad of people who helped
shape my life.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/27/1999 4:34
RITA (VINCENT)
MCDONALD
REVERE BEACH
&CALIFORNIA
WERE IS THE OLD GANG;JIMMY HUDSON;EDDIE FARREL;ISSY MARTIN;BOBBY
WELLS;ISIBELL& ROSE LARA FROM BEACHMONT.THE MCKENZIES FROM GARFIELD
AVE.IS THERE ANY OF THEM LEFT THERE?MY E-MAIL NUMBER IS CHANGED TO
[email protected]
RITA(VINCENT)MCDONALD<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/27/1999 3:27
julie
Boston suburb
I spent many happy times on this beach as a young child. Sometimes we'd go in by
streetcar and sometimes by the narrow gage. Great memories!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/25/1999 18:20
Jamey Bosco
Revere Ma
I made a page about my uncle's band,
http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/plaza/4614/index.html<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/25/1999 3:07
Danny Raboin
Medford MA
Are there any plans to bring Revere Beach back to life again? perhaps a new amusement
park? are there any future plans for an amusement park anywhere in the Boston
area?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/23/1999 19:16
JIM DOWNEY
WINCHESTER MASS I USED TO BE THEIR EVERY WEEKEND WHAT A BLAST REALLY MISS THE PLACE HAD A
LOT OF FUN THEIR LETS GET IT OPEN UP AGAIN AD GET RI OF ALL THE HIGH RISES WE
NEED TO HAVE FUN AGAIN<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/22/1999 0:54
Steve Glixman
Shirley Ave, Revere Just want to say hello to all my friends who may read this,graduated Garfield JHS 52,
RHS in 55,,played music most of the time at Sammys patio lounge with Sonny Stephens
Band, also Lakeside Ballroom w/Johnny Sisk...now living in St.Louis,MO(for 25 yrs) and
selling Cadillacs...My Brother Joey lives in the Pines and Sister Francine lives in
Peabody,Married the girl of my dreams Carol ann Parker from Chelsea,celebrating our
40th yr ,this yr. have two great children and 4 beautiful grandchildren.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/20/1999 19:06
VIRGINIA KENNETTE BEACHMONT
HI.. I GREW UP IN REVERE DURING THE 60'S. I LIVE IN CALIF. NOW. I ALWAYS THINK
OF HOW MUCH FUN IT WAS GROWING UP ON THE BEACH WITH RIDES STILL THERE.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/18/1999 22:57
Joe Glixman
Revere
I'm still one of the few people still living in Revere. I have been married to my wife for
35 years. We live in the Point of Pines. We have 1 daughter and a wonderful 6 year old
grandson. I am a 1955 graduate of Garfield Jr., and a 1958 graduate of R.H.S. I have
been working as a jeweler for 42 years, and would like to hear from anyone who
graduated around 1958. If someone needs some information about anyone, please let
me know.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/17/1999 1:05
RIck White
Quincy, Mass.
Hi Bob, finally checked out your site. Liked it a lot. Very easy to move around in. Really
enjoyed reading peoples memories and stories, still many more to read. lots of people
missed it in it's prime, so it's great to read about the beach. Hope many others tell
their stories, i'll be popping in to read more. p.s. BoB, hope you like the new bid job.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/10/1999 19:52
Kathi Reinstein
Revere, MA
Wonderful Page! I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. If
anyone needs to reach me, please do so either through e-mail or my phone number
which is (617)722-2800. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.- Kathi<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/10/1999 14:31
Bill
Lexington, MA
<FONT FACE="Comic Sans MS">Hi! It was a pleasant surprise to happen upon yourWeb
site. I worked in Chelsea for many years and fondly remember warm Summer days we
would head up to RB for lunch (Kelly's) and some fresh air. Keep up the great work!
Bill</FONT><A HREF="http://members.aol.com/bfisher188/index.htm"><IMG
SRC="http://members.aol.com/bfisher188/tools/anibanner2.gif"><!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/10/1999 3:01
Jeff Greenberg
Revere Beach now
Los Angeles Ca
1/10/1999 1:52
Steve Raymond
Peabody, MA
My Brother e-mailed me the other day to inform me of this website. You have no idea
what a thrill it was to know that former Revere residents can see what everybody is
doing. I live in Ca. for the last 17 years and prior to that I lived in Miami Beach where I
met my wife of thirty years. I own and operate an Automobile Sales & Leasing company
for the last twenty seven years. I was back in Revere five years ago to attend a reunion
of of my former area in the West End of Boston. My Brother Joe is married and has two
children, who are both attending college. My Brother is a renowned educator having
achied many honors and degrees. He is now the New England rep. for admissions for
George Washington University. I graduated Revere High in 1959 and would like to know
if there is a reunion planned as it is our 40th year. I would love to hear from my former
Bob- Great job with the site. I enjoyed it very much.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/5/1999 0:20
Carol (Connors)
Ryan
Watertown
(formerly
Beachmont)
Nice job. Interesting to see that, although the ages vary greatly, the memories are the
same. Graduated RHS Class of '61 and have fond memories of Revere Beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/3/1999 17:42
bob ryan
east boston
JUST THOUGHT I WOULD CHECK OUT THIS SIGHT<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/3/1999 3:51
Paulo Paizante
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Dear Revere City. We love you so much. Really.!!!
May you live long. Paulo
Paizante/ Marilucia Paizante/ Charles Paizante.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/2/1999 9:37
fillmore,marion
lynn,ma
my mom was born in revere around 1914,lived for 26 years on cambridge st, met my
dad and moved to lynn where she is still with us, any one remember her, she graduated
from Immaculate Conseption High school.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1/1/1999 14:35
Bob Upton
Revere
1/1/1999 6:45
Robert
12/31/1998 1:17
ROBERTA
(MENDOZA)
SEEFRIED
FT. LAUDERDALE
The page is great and reading everyones comments makes me realize that I am not the
FORMERLY REVERE only one that once lived in Revere and wants to see what is happening and if I could find
anyone that I recognized. I lived off of Shirley Ave and graduated from RHS Class of 64!
I have lived in Florida for the last 30 years and am taking a trip next week to get a taste
of "winter" again and eat all my favorite foods! If anyone remembers me please write.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/31/1998 0:52
Kerri Ago
revere
great site<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/30/1998 0:16
Barry Wise
Revere (now
Bodega Bay,Ca
Interested in hearing from any of the gang from Nat's poolroom circa 1945 to 1956<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Happy New Year to All !! Thanks so much for all the support and encouragement for the
development of RevereBeach.com. We have had a lot of fun putting the site together
and look forward to bringing much more to the site in the very near future.
Your
comments, ideas and suggestions are most welcome. The guestbook at
RevereBeach.com has become a great way for friends and relatives to become
reacquainted. The shared memories and stories are what makes this site different from
most. Please continue to send them along and encourage others to visit the website.
Thanks again for the great support and have a Happy and Healthy New Year. - Bob
Upton, RevereBeach.com<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
east
i was born in east boston ,moved to beachmont 1961<!-boston/beachmont http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/28/1998 11:31
Bill Jones
Dallas TX
I have visited this site many times and found several of my old friends here. Thank you
for developing this site. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone. Go RHS
class of "61<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/23/1998 2:02
Frank Butch Veglia
12/22/1998 13:54
Charles & Mary
Dolan
Arlington, Mass &
Revere, Mass
12/21/1998 3:37
Shirley Daryl
(FURBISH) Perkins
North Revere..Now Hi, My sister told me about this site. I was born and raised in North Revere (Franklin
Moberly, Missouri Park) on Franklin Street. Formerly Shirley Furbish (Now I go by my middle name of Daryl
and my married name is Perkins.) I went to the Henry Waite School for 8 years (I have a
brick from it when it was torn down!) then good old RHS. (Class of '65) Anyone out there
from those days????<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/18/1998 21:39
Thomas A. Reppucci REVERE
12/18/1998 15:27
Elaine (Baron)
Pectol
Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
I had lived in Revere for 2 years then in Peabody. Mary lived all her life in revere.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
I have lived in Revere for 46 years. I lived in Beachmont when I was growing up but now
I live off the Park Ave area. I miss the rides at Revere Beach but most of allI enjoy living
in Revere. GREAT WEB PAGE AND ITBROUGHT BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES OF WHEN
IWOULD "HANG OUT" DOWN AT REVERE BEACH INTHE SUMMER TIIME AROUND 1960
to 1965. Helloto all my friends in Revere and Merry Christmas.Date is December 18,
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formerly from
What a great site!!! Reading the history has brought back many memories. If anyone
Revere - now living is out there from the Class of '65 drop me a note.<!-in Tennessee
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12/15/1998 4:09
Wayne Connors
North Hollywood,
California
The new format is great! I graduated RHS"70". I just visited the beach after 20 years of
living on the West Coast. It sure has changed. I worked at Bob's Discount in the 60's and
worked the games even in the winter. I remember being the only game open in the
snow and how cold it was. Bob would do and sell anything to make a buck. He used to
say "there's an seat for every ass and an ass for every seat". I miss the good old days and
would enjoy hearing from others who remember the good old days at "The Beach".<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/14/1998 14:43
Michael D. Hartig
Revere, MA
I just moved here from Germany. I was in the US Air Force. This page has provided me
with the history and happenings of Revere. Thanks!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/11/1998 20:23
William J. Aldorisio Revere, class of 51
now in Bedford
I am new to the web but when I heard about this site I was really excited. Nice job and
isn't a shame that our beach gets so little press? I had dinner last night at one of the
newer(?) seafood places. But the real attraction was simply to look out at the beach,
"my beach"! I am impressed with this site and certainly will support it. Great idea, I
have many of the prints of Revere, I think I am missing one or two, perhaps I can find out
how to get them from this site.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/11/1998 3:07
Harvey Miller
Mission Viejo, CA
Brought up in Revere, RHS class of 1948
living in California last 20 years I have an
extensive collection of Revere Beach post cards. I would like to hear from any one
that also comes from Revere.
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12/9/1998 1:55
Tony Cobb
12/8/1998 21:08
Michael P. Burwen
What a place Revere Beach was. Living in Hopkinton, RB was only a car/Green Line/Blue
Line ride away. What wonderful cuisine! The ubiquitous Pepper Steak Sandwiches,
washed down with the famous Orange Drink, pumped into a real glass, sold at the
Western end of the strip. Then there was pizza, still a bit of a rarity in the early 1950's.
Top that off with a Frozen Custard cone dipped at the stand of KOHR's. "The
Originators". And what wonderful ways to lose the whole mess. The Ferris wheel at the
west end, where you would start revolving, then watch the ride operator go over, sit
down and have a bit of lunch. All the while, you went around, and around, and around.
There was the water scooter boat, like a seaborn Dodgem car, getting the power from
an overhead trolley. There was the Virginia Reel, with the "urban legend of how a car
Los Altos, California My mother's family (Sandler) comes from Revere, and I lived there when I was young at
my grandparent's house on Shirley Avenue during WWII. My grandfather, Jack
Freedman, had a part-time business in the summer making the syrup for all the soda
fountains on the beach, and I worked for him one summer in 1953. All my growing up
years, I spent copious amounts of time at the Beach. My grandfather would give me a
note - "This is my grandson, take care of him." They surely did. I never, ever paid for a
ride, food or drink at Revere Beach. In those days, a kid of 7 or 8 could walk the Beach
area alone without fear. If anyone sees this note and wants to reminisce about the good
old days in Revere, feel free to contact me.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/5/1998 18:09
Grace M. Federico
Methuen/aka/Wint Thank you for this great SITE! We lived in Medford growing up and our Dad and Mom
hrop
would drive us to Revere Beach in summers and especially on the 4th of July
celebrations. We had so many wonderful times there. As Ever, Grace M. Federico<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/4/1998 7:45
Susan Raymond
Wrentham, MA
I am doing a paper on Revere Beach and 3 other MPC parks from their inception around
the turn of the century. If uyou have any information or memories about that time I
would love to hear from you soon! I am also doing Nantasket Beach, Middlesex Fells,
and Blue Hills Reservation.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
12/3/1998 14:12
Stacy (Vigdor)
Whittredge
Saugus
I would like to thank everyone for making RHS Class of 83 reunion a success. I think
everyone had a fun time at the Kowloon on 11/28. I would really like to thank Laura
(Roberto) Roper. Without her this reunion never would have happened! Hope you all
enjoyed? See you in 10 years for our 25th year reunion!Stacy<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/30/1998 19:39
Evelyn M. O'Neil
revere, ma
Ilove living in Revere very much. I have lived here over 20 years. Please send me any
new or old info that i would be interested in. thank you Evelyn O'Neil<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/29/1998 2:00
David Ferrairo
Severe,Ma.
Bob,U. Best R.B.memory. Hanging out @ the "Himalaya", with B.S., K.B.,N.D.,M.C, and
hearing "I Can't get no satisfaction" for the first time.You have done an unbelievable job
with this site! See you on Sat. D.F.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/29/1998 1:13
Dan
L.A.
Great Web Page...I was looking to contact Kellys Roast Beef.....I grew up on the beach
and worked the amusements as a kid for Abe Shore...lots of great memories...<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/28/1998 22:41
Roylyn Parks
Memphis, TN
My Mother was born in 1899 in Somerville, Massachusetts and spent her young years at
Revere Beach when it was in its heyday. I have many photographs taken of her there
when she was a toddler. I hope to get up there sometime.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/28/1998 8:58
Stephanie Ristino
Revere, MA
Just wanted to say hi again...I miss the beach already...Kelly's too....Hi to all my
highschool classmates 1990...Hope everyone is doing well....If my first love from the
C.M.Barrows school (Kasey Kellaher from Cummings Ave.) is out there, I'm thinking of
you after 15 years...Please drop me a line.....Take Care everyone.....<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/26/1998 0:54
Joe Greenberg
11/26/1998 0:21
Gerry Cohen
New Hampshire
I was so happy to find this web page. I lived on various streets around Shirley Avenue,
(now), Revere from worked at the Shirley Drug, Nat's Poolroom, Arnold's Drug Store, Harold's Deli, and a
l957-l966
few other places. I loved living in Revere, had many friends and still keep in contact with
several of them, and loved the beach. I have visited Revere often during the last 24
years. I lived in Washington, DC during this time, working as a professor in the Graduate
School of Education and Human Development at TheGeorge Washington University. I
have moved back to New England with my family, and now serve as Director of
Admissions in New England for The George Washington University. I have a brother Jeff,
who lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California, and my mother, Rose, lives in Miami
Beach, Florida. My father, Buddo, passed away this last summer. I hope some of my old
Revere
I grew up in Revere, graduated from RHS in 1952, played baseball there. Hung around
Nats Pool Room, tought a few years at the Garfield Jr. High, moved to New York and
worked in Brentwood NY since leaving. Just want to say hello to any of my old friends
who may see this. My sister still lives in Revere, right on the beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/24/1998 21:14
DEBBIE(ARNONE)
SIMONTON
WINTHROP, MASS
HI, I WAS BROUGHT UP IN REVERE,I HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES OF REVERE BEACH
AND THE RIDES AND OH THE SMELLS OF ALL THE FOOD COOKING AT THE STANDS.
WELL I HAVE A MESSAGE! I HAVE THE PIANO FROM THE NIGHTCLUB "THE FROLIC" ! I
WANT TO SELL IT. I HEARD SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE SANG AT THIS PIANO, LIKE BARBARA
STRISTAND AND MANY MORE. IT'S NOT IN SUCH GREAT SHAPE BUT WITH A LITTLE
LOVING CARE SOMEONE WHO COLLECTS REVERE BEACH ITEMS MIGHT JUST LOVE IT.
LET ME KNOW @ [email protected]
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11/21/1998 5:42
harvey smoller
Los Angeles
Came to check out your new page<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/20/1998 7:49
Elizabeth
Detroit, Michigan
I surfed on this page trying to find photos for a collage I'm making for my best friend
(rollercoaster fanatic) A.K.B.. He said that one of the greatest coasters of all time was the
Lightning at Revere Beach. By the looks of it he was right. Thank you for helping me
along in my search!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/19/1998 1:20
Scot Kamins
Originally Revere,
now Portland OR
I used to sell tickets on the Virginia Reel and run the dodgems that ran beneath it!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/18/1998 22:17
GEORGE KING
11/18/1998 21:36
Jenna Mocci
CT
HI I wonder If we are related ? If you r interested in finding out Respond.
-Jenna Mocci<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/18/1998 18:31
jim arigo
Revere
Hi there!! I signed on in the old guestbook---but wanted to say this one is nicer....but I
do miss the water&seagull sounds. I do feel lucky though, because working at Kelly's I
get to see the beach each night. Keep the good work in here going, and feel free to email.<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->
11/18/1998 14:58
Pam DiFraia
Revere
Great new look.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
LIVED ON JONES ROAD IN BEACHMONT AND CONSTITUTION AVE REVERE<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/18/1998 3:22
Robert H. Marshall
Longmeadow, MA
01106-1015
Great pictures. Brings back old memories. Our mother use to bring all us kids to the
beach on the trolly car from Somerville through Charlestown in the 40's....<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/17/1998 0:38
Frank FitzGerald
Middleton MA
Dropped by to see the new look. I was amazed from the time I first posted a msg (#150)
that I'd meet so many old friends. Will take some time to check out the "new" RB
page.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 23:22
Steve Smoller
Chelsea, now
Framingham
Thanks for letting me know about the new additions. I, too, miss the sounds that used
to come on when your page loaded. Would like to see more sights and hear more
sounds if possible. This is still a great site for us nostalgia buffs. I grew up in Chelsea,
and spent a lot of time at the beach as my notes in entry #306 reflected. Keep up the
good work.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 16:58
Bill Jones
Is there any place
else? Revere of
course
Hey, sorry to leave another message. Just wanted to say hi to all my friends at Kelly's
Roast Beef along the beach. Everyone at the Sons of Italy, Orioles on Revere St. and
Motolo Post VFW. All my friends in the graduating class of 1961, someone say hello to
my ex-wife Marilyn, in the Pines. God Bless!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 16:48
Bill Jones
Long time revere
boy, living in dallas
tx
Great page. Love everyone there<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 16:31
Ruth (Young) Doyle Austin, Texas
thanks for letting me know you updated....enjoyed the scenery....went back to my old
stomping grounds in Saugus Mass.....thanks again....<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 14:26
Dawn Arciere
Beaulieu
Cambridge
Here I am again! I checked out your site last year. It's great (although I liked the sound of
the waves and sea gulls on your first site last year). I miss the old days, hanging out at
the beach, the rides, exciting smells, crowds, the cute guys... I still go to Revere a few
times a month (Kelly's Roast Beef)- But I did like the old Revere much better. It was a
place that we went to every weekend all summer long. FUN!!!!!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 12:52
Debbie Pagliarulo
Revere
New Web Page looks wonderful!!!! Have advised many friends and relatives to sign
on.<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->
11/16/1998 11:32
JUNE MCLEOD
KINNALLY
the beach
city,REVERE
WELL, HERE I AM AGAIN. I LOVE TO READ ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND THE GREAT TIMES
THEY HAD ON THE OLD REVERE BEACH. THE PIZZA STAND BY THE BOWLING
ALLEY,JOE&NEMOS ARE FUN MEMORIES.THE CAGES AND THE TRAMPOLINE WERE FUN
AS WELL. I'LL BE LOOKING IN AGAIN AND RELIVING THE GOOD OLD DAYS. I WONDER
WHY THEY ONLY WANT HOTELS AND CONDOS ON THE BEACH? WHAT A WASTE!!!!!!
GREAT PAGE
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11/16/1998 6:56
Joseph Pineau
Revere
I think that this is a wonderful website, especially for people like myself who thrive on
nostalgia. I grew up on the beach and the sand is in my blood, so I hope this continues
to grow with more pictures and additional information.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 0:57
Christine (Faiello)
Grant
Originally from
My parents had brought me to revere beach when I was a baby. I have such beautiful
Webster St., in East memories of being at the beach with my parents and all of my wonderful relatives. Then
Boston, now
I brought my children there and now my grandchildren. I have always wished I could
Melrose, MA
buy a house at the beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/16/1998 0:11
cindy
Boston
Bobby, The site looks fantastic! I will be adding your link to my Website hopefully next
week:-) Thanks for sharing :-) cindy<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/15/1998 19:33
Hugh Connolly
Yokohama, Japan
Bob, You did a great job updating this home page. It realy looks great. I grew up in
Saugus and these photos bring back many memories. Thank you for your efforts,
Hugh Connolly 70-Mameguchi-dai Naka-ku Yokohama 231-0838, Japan<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/15/1998 19:22
Dennis Bishop
Winthrop,MA
Hi Bob,
Your site is looking good. I have also added a lot of new stuff on my site.
Good Luck, Dennis<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/15/1998 17:13
Ruth Lewis
Florida
Thanks for notifying me about new page.I truly enjoyed. I also checked out theSaugus
page. Thanks so much. Just seeingthe New England areas I grew up in, suchgrand
memories. Florida is wonderful, butthere is nothing like our New England
heritage.Again, thanks for the memories<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/15/1998 9:37
chris davitt
revere
really great looking home page.i have lived in revere for over 25 years and i love this
city. my parents visit me every summer and love to go to the beach and eat at
kellys.keep up the good work.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/15/1998 1:23
Laura Roper
Saugus
WHERE IS THE RHS CLASS OF 1983?????? We're waiting for you. Ready for the reunion
on November 28th at Kowloon Rest. We have about 60 people so far and wanting
more. Please contact me for more information. [email protected] Thanks. Hope to see
you there!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/14/1998 20:50
PATRICIA M.
COTTER
REVERE, MA
HAPPY TO SEE THAT OTHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAN ENJOY THE HISTORY AND
HAPPENINGS OF REVERE BEACH. IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/9/1998 18:22
John Desimone
Revere
Hello to all da boyz.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/7/1998 23:39
The Dobrowski
Family
Revere
We love the city of Revere! The festivities for the 100th celebration was
fantastic,especially "Freddie BomBom Cannon" was very entertaining. I (Stan) got my
picture taken,"Stan the Man with the Tan".<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/5/1998 16:44
John Alleruzzo
Swampscott
I have many great memories of Revere Beach, like walking the Boardwalk with my
parents as a kid, and as a teenager spending night after night riding the Auto Scooter
which was located next to the Wild Mouse and Bianchi's Pizza. I wish I could go back in
time even for just one day. Such wonderful memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/4/1998 22:24
Pat Murphy
Mauceri
Swampscott
Great site! RHS class of l970, originally from the Shirley Avenue area. Have been in
Swampscott since l978. So many memories of Revere Beach!! Chuck, I didn't know
there was a *real* North Revere!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/3/1998 22:25
Barry Badolato
Originally from
Revere, now in
Swampscott
RHS 1958. Living in Swampscott with wife Barbara, have two sons Mark and Steven.
Still drive through Revere everyday, seeing many old friends.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/3/1998 15:19
michael ackerman
revere
hello fellow revereians.....<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/3/1998 12:41
Karen (Wakuwa)
formerly Revere
now Derry NH
Thanks to my online friend Chuck for referring me here. This page is great and makes
me miss Revere. I grew up here and left here when my three boys were small. I
remember the blizzard of 78 when everyone was walking and friendly and the military
were there with their tanks! The beach is a great place to go and just relax and of
course Kelly's and Bianchi's Pizza are memories too. I remember Jacobs Ladder on
weekend nights and the Harbor House too. Class of 75 RHS so anyone who wants to
email me please do. I will always consider Revere my home especially since my family
still lives there. Thanks again Chuck :-).<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/2/1998 2:24
Phill Brandt
Morristownship, NJ Just looking for RHS reunion info and found this. Liked the photos.<!-now, Revere from http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
1960 to 1980
11/2/1998 1:18
Francine Hillman
Cook
Revere
I grew up in Revere, I teach in Revere, I own property in Revere, I STILL LOVE REVERE!!!!
I graduated RHS in 1969. I visit Revere Beach as often as I can in the summer.
What a
wonderful place to grow up!!! Wherever I go, I meet people with ties to Revere. I've
been playing "Revere Geography" for years!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
11/1/1998 23:09
chuck matthews
Revere/ Derry Nh
Hi !! My name is Chuck Matthews graduate of Revere H.S 1970 I was just wondering if
there was anyone out there on line that may have graduated in these years!! Maybe
even someone i know!!:) i grew up in North Revere!The real North Revere! Between
Linden SQ and Cliftondale Sq Well if there is anyone out there that is of my age please
respond!!! See ya Chuck<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/31/1998 22:25
Beverly Brenner
Shapiro
Swampscott
I remember my days in Garfield Junior high, I remember my days at Revere High School.
I love all my memories, and it brings me incredible joy whenever I meet my friends from
Revere. I live in Swampscott, and my brother, Jerry Brenner, lives here also. It is so
great to be so close to my youth, and so close to Revere. My mother Sarah (Patt)
Brenner lives here in Swampscott also. We are so lucky to be close to one another. My
daughter Bonnie lives in Revere, and will soon be married to Erik Ergen. I shall finally
have a son.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/31/1998 11:50
Laura Roper
Saugus, MA
If anybody out there knows anyone that graduated from RHS Class of 1983, please give
them this message: We are having our 15th year reunion on: November 28, 1998 at
Kowloon Restaurant, Rt. 1 Saugus 8:00 p.m. until midnight, tickets are: $30 per person
$55 per couple. Make check payable to: RHS Class of 1983, mail to: RHS Class of 1983,
20 Westland Avenue, Saugus, MA 01906 by November 10th. No tickets needed. Also
there will be no walk-in admission. Please send check immediately. Questions, 781-2312304. Thanks<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/30/1998 0:46
Myrna Cohen
Thurnher
East Boston
Left Boston in '71 Girls' Latin School grad, class of '65, BC class of '69. Spent much time
in the sand at Revere when not at Orient Heights or Beachmont. Live in northern VA
now, but miss the old haunts of Eastie.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/29/1998 12:04
Barbara Lefkovich
Greenberg
Salem, MA
My husband (Morty Greenberg) and I are both from Revere and graduated from Revere
High, he in '52 and me in '53. Heard about RevereBeach.Com from a friend and would
love to hear from anyone who remembers us.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/27/1998 23:44
steve l
THE IMC
HI BOB, IT'S LOOKING VERY GOOD. SOUNDS EXCELLENT ALSO! KEEP UP THE GREAT
WORK.
DARYL<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/27/1998 1:30
Steve Bransfield
Kensington, CT
Great information on the "Coney Island of the East" and the methods of getting there.
All gone today, but what a place it must have been around the turn of the century.
Thanks for the memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/25/1998 22:06
Gary Plotkin
Coral Springs,
Florida
Hi old friends.
I now live in Florida, Would like to hear from you. RHS Class of
1962. From the Ave.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/25/1998 21:32
Guess
Revere
I'm a 1975 Revere High graduate. I enjoyed the beach like everyone else here. I really
miss Rudolph's and their fried chicken. And I miss Danny's Dog's, the ten-cent pizza
slices (at the entrance to the bowling alley) and all the activity. Revere Beach is such a
waste now. I can't believe our politicitians have left this great site undeveloped. No,
I'm not talking about apartment buildings, but the great attractions it used to have.
George Colella really let us down by letting the beach go down hill and Mayor Haas is
only interested in hotels and office buildings which provide no entertainment to the
residents of Revere whatsoever. I sure hope their thinking changes so the beach can
once again become a place for family fun and activity. Oh, and by the way, why do
some people want their messages private here? Isn't that stupid?
10/25/1998 18:07
Robin (Kagan)
Cooper
Swampscott
I grew up in Revere, graduated in 1970. Still spend many a Sunday at Revere Beach
with my husband, Butchy Cooper and friends. On Thursdays I meet my brother, Mike
Kagan and we spend the day at the beach. Love the beach and Revere.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/25/1998 16:15
Ruth Lewis
Florida
Grew up in Nahant in 50's and in summer that was ourtreat parents would take us over
to the rides 2 or 3times. When we got old enough to drive we would goto Kelly's and
enjoy the roast beef. Great trip down memory lane. I have lived in Fl.past 20yr. so really
enjoyed this. Is Kelly's stillthere? I know the rides are not.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/24/1998 19:20
Mike Kagan
SPRINGFIELD, MA.
This is a great site. RHS 1957 "People say you can't go home again" Not true!! During
the summer months I take off every thursday (weather permitting) to sit at the beach all
day. great relaxation.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/22/1998 22:19
Frank Devito
Boston
Hi Bobby I'm in florida and got a little home sick so i decided to stop in for a visit. I
noticed you updated; looks great. Frankie :o)<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/21/1998 0:49
Sherry Roberts
Revere, Mass
Grew up on Walnut Avenue. Went to Liberty, Wolcott, & Garfield Jr. High. In 1971
moved to Maine. Anyone remember me or my family, write us.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/20/1998 5:29
MARK CASELLA
REVERE
BOBBY - GREAT JOB WITH THIS SITE ! With the undeserving, negative publicity we get
sometimes in REVERE - it's refreshing to see such a POSITIVE potrayal of our great
city.....and you captured the essence of what REVERE, and the Nation's first public beach
is all about. ;-) Again, KUDOS ! Your Friend (and one-time understudy - LOL), MARK
CASELLA<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/19/1998 2:45
Lianne Moccia
Hi Pete: What a surprise to find your Revere Beach page. It's great! Hope you're
feeling better. Give my love to Mary. Lianne<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/17/1998 0:05
Ed Cohen
10/16/1998 2:42
bill portalla
10/16/1998 2:38
BILL AND
DOROTHY(BAILEY)
PORTALLA
REVERE,VIRGINIA,
HAVERHILL
i REALLY ENJOY THIS SITE AND COME BACK HERE OFTEN TO READ ALL THE COMMENTS.
jUST FINISHED A BOOK BY A LOCAL AUTHOR MERULLO (TITLE) REVERE BEACH
BOULEVARD. it was great and word recommend to all citizens of revere past and
present..........<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/7/1998 12:29
Richard J. Roach
Oxford, Ct
I grew up in Lynn. I remember my folks talking about the narrow gauge.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/7/1998 4:29
FRED SORDILLO
PEABODY,MA
LOOKING AT THE BEACH. WHAT IT WAS THEN, WHAT IT WAS DURING MY CHILDHOOD
YEARS, AND WHAT IT IS NOW. TIMES CHANGE, USUALLY FOR THE GOOD.....???.?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Hull Ma.
Some great memories. Grew up in East Boston. Thanks<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
made a mistake on prior message e mail is: [email protected].com thanks<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/4/1998 22:59
ANTHONY MAURAS ORIGINALY REVERE HEY BOB GOOD JOB ON THE WEB PAGE. I STILL GET THE REVERE JOURNAL IN TUCSON
NOW TUCSON
AND I READ YOUR STORY. SAY HI TO EVERYONE AT HQ STARC.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/4/1998 17:20
DEBI SIMONTON
REVERE
I WAS BROUGHT UP IN REVERE, EVERY SAT NIGHT MY FAMILY AND I WOULD GO TO THE
BEACH. WE LOVED GOING ON THE RIDES. IT WAS THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE. THE
MEMORIES WERE WONDERFUL. I CRYED WHEN THEY TOOK THE RIDES DOWN. I CAN
STILL SMELL THE COTTON CANDY AND POPCORN!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/3/1998 13:53
Vera
E. Boston, MA
They could tear down the cyclone, level the area, but one thing they can never do is
take away the wonderful memories that I have of Revere Beach. The most memorable
is on the eve of 4th of July....does anyone remember the horse, jumping from a high
level into a big tank of water?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/2/1998 6:30
rita vincent
mcdonald
lancaster californa, i grow up on revere beach , i worked for mary ahern on her fro zen custard stand ,
93535
i grow up when i was 16 years old . she was one of the hurly girls, when the beach was all
on revere beach
amusements, the whole beach, we had a ball, i was rita vincent then, every day was a
picnic then, now i live on a ranch,<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
10/2/1998 1:39
Mike & Ida Sheehan Watertown,Ma..orig We had so many good times at Revere Beach growing up that we now bring our children
inally from
there, but they cannot appreciate what the beach was years ago,they see pictures and
Somerville,Ma
postcards but it is not the same.......they do love Kelly's<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/30/1998 20:55
Alycia DiNapoli
Revere,Ma.
Hi uncle bobby it's Alycia. Thank you for the Revere beach books!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/25/1998 8:38
Powder Puff
Texas
what a lovely site...I enjoyed my visit. *sweet smile*<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/22/1998 15:27
Cheri
Revere
Okay Bob, turnabout is fair play, go to MY page and sign MY guestbook<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 16:57
The Doherty Family Massachusetts
Great Site<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 16:54
Brian Doherty
Massachusetts
Great Site<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 16:54
Patrick Doherty
Massachusetts
Great Site<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 16:53
Theresa Doherty
Massachusetts
Great Site<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 16:50
Steve Doherty
Massachusetts
Great Site<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 16:10
cindy
Boston
Bobby, You have an excellent site here!! I saved it to my favorite places and will be sure
to visit often!
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9/21/1998 4:27
Brian Doherty
Massachusetts
Cool Sight.....love it<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 4:20
Patrick Doherty
Massachusetts
Love your sight and the Beach! :)<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/21/1998 4:15
Steve Doherty
Massachusetts
Love your site....used to work at Abe Shore Concessions on the beach when I was a
teenager....a lot of good memories<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/19/1998 23:24
Robert Leo Carbone SAN JACINTO CALIF i signed on in june of 98 since then have a new e-mail ad.my fisrt sign was # 314 I grew
SR
up dowm in kelly meadows back in 1930- 1940's came back after ww2 HI to peter
McCaully<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/19/1998 22:27
cindy
Just testing this out...tell me if the banner came out ? Thanks :-) <center> <A
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9/19/1998 20:11
Lori (Webb) Van
Curen
Derry NH
I went to a small reunion this summer with some old friends who used to hang down the
Garfield area in the late 70s. It was great seeing all you people. I am really glad I went.
Hope to see you all again next year. Maybe we can add some people to our little
reunion. If you hung out down there, E-Mail me. We can expand on this idea for next
year.<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->
9/18/1998 20:26
Dennis Dillon
Boise, Idaho
My old man is from Revere(Janverin Ave, Beach Street), and his family/my cousins live
on the beach. I was there last summer for a wedding and had a ball. Kelly's is still the
best but they need to sell some T-shirts. This is a cool site, could use some local news
links.<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->
9/17/1998 17:16
Davy
Nashua, NH
Hung out at the beach summers of '63-'70. My buddies and I stayed in front of
Fiorienzo's, which was next ot HO-JO's. We'd arrive early morning, set up our "spot",
roam the entire beach stopping to hang out for a while with the many friends we made.
It was a great time. I'd often go back at night with a date and park facing the beach. It
was great. Boy, the old days of sun and fun. This site brings back many memories. I
went back in the early '90s, it was all dug up, most everything is gone, it isn't what it
used to be, it doesn't seem to be the fun place I remember, but its new times and new
memories for new generations.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/17/1998 5:48
David Zaslow
Vista, CA
I lived in Beachmont for seventeen years. Moved in 1960 but my heart is still on the
beach. The best sights and sounds in the world. The food is second to none.
I'm
coming back in two days for a visit. If we could only turn back the clock. Rudolph I
would buy your fries in a minuet.
David Z.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/17/1998 2:08
Ken Schwartz
Boca Raton, Florida Hello out there! I went to the Wolcott Elemantary School. As a matter of fact I lived
next door. Also the Garfield Jr. High and graduated Revere High in 1965. Seems like
yesterday. I also remember the dance hall fires on the beach when I was a kid. I loved
being a beach bum on Revere Beach when I was in my teens. Then, the beach was a
going concern with alot of entertainment. When I was a kid, the best thing about the
beach was "Cott Nickle Day." For .05 and a Cott bottle cap, you could ride just about any
amusement. I also remembered all the fun I used to have with my friends as we sat at
"Punks Corner," during the summer months. Any of my old friends out there? Please
write.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/16/1998 2:45
Joseph O'Neill
Hampton, NH
Lived on School St, went to Shurtleff and Revere High, graduated 1933. Walked to the
beach through the clay pits of the old "brickyard". Learned to swim at the beach and
the "pool" there. Bought hot dogs at Mary O'Neil's for 5 cents and rode many of the
"rides", including the Merry Go Round which had the Golden Ring, which, if caught, you
received a free ride. The penny arcade, the 4th of July fireworks and bonfires, the
night out until nearly dawn, the Fun House, the Pit, the Derby Racers and other
amusements, including the Dodgems, the shooting gallery, etc,. all provided so much
fun and excitement. Thanks for a fine web page and bringing back many memories of
the beach area.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Always in touch with the past. Grew up on Francis St. and Trevalley Rd. Dated Norma
when at Garfield (Mr. Gold and Mr. Diamond), and Ruthann at RHS (class of 64). Hung
out on Shirley Ave. at the drug store and at Nat's with Lester, Mike B. Felby, Schtickie,
Bloom and Jouve. Got beat up by Billy Butler. Basketball at JCC. Remember Sunday
dinner with the family at Joe and Nemo's. Any one remember pizza at Roger's on the
beach? What happened to Ralph's slush? Recognized many names on guestbook but
many are missing. Great idea. My email is [email protected]<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/14/1998 18:33
Chuck Swartz
Cambridge
9/14/1998 4:36
Rick Marotta Jr.
Revere Ma
Wonderful site...its about time Revere Beach got the credit it deserves for being the
place that it is....me and my friends have been hanging out there for the last 4 or 5
years...many happy memories<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/13/1998 23:54
MICHAEL DINITTO
eastboston
I think revere is the best city in the world<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/13/1998 0:35
Rich Novak
Laguna Hills,
California
I grew up in Revere, on Thornton Street and Clark Road. I graduated from RHS in 1967.
It's been a long time since I've been back for a visit, but this website brings back
memories. I'd love to hear from any of you.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/11/1998 23:14
Ron Brown, Sr.
Lynn, Ma.
Those were the days !!!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/10/1998 20:43
Dianne McLaughlin
Iam a 20 year resident of Revere. For years everyone I met, knew and loved said "Oh,
why Revere. Why? The people, especially the youth and my neighbors. The beach,
especially in the fall, winter and spring. It calms the soul and heals the spirit. I hope
with the redevelopment of the beach we don't the lose the specialness of it's history,
and more recently, diversity.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/10/1998 17:02
Laurie Leone
9/9/1998 4:55
Paul M. Corrado Sr. Kennebunk, Maine
I lived in Revere for 33 years in Beachmont!!! Grew up on the Beach.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/8/1998 17:38
rick thompson
revere,ma
like walking the beach .... it's getting alittle nicer... but,.....needs to be keep
cleaner....otherwise it brings back memories from the ole days taking a bus from
chelsea. taking in the beach..than the rides..the food..than the bus back
home...............................<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/8/1998 17:29
rick thompson
revere,ma
i guess we're in the big time now..................... we need more leadership......more HELP
for ward 2... fine absenteeism landloards if their properity are not keeped
up....streets are filthy.....beach dirty,need more barrels on beach....if not who do you
think will stay at the new hotels on the beach ????<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/8/1998 14:09
Michelle Dinatale
Revere
Some of my favorite memories are of July 4th festivities down the beach. The Schaffer
barge would be out there shooting off fireworks while thousands watched. Holt's Pier
was still there and functioning.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
Revere, MA
Revere Chamber of Commerce is proud to be hosted at RevereBeach.Com. We
encourage vistors to RevereBeach.Com to visit our site by clicking on the icons to the
Revere Chamber of Commerce found throughout RevereBeach.Com.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/6/1998 13:21
Julie
Kennebunk, Me
Love the beach went alot as a kid<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/6/1998 2:54
Laura Roper
Saugus, MA
9/5/1998 8:57
Paul Atlas
New Hampshire
Revere Beach has been a special place in my heart for a long time. When I was a small
child growing up in East Boston we would come to meet our family every Sunday near
the rotary in Beachmont (grass area) and spend hours among hours hanging around and
swimming. We met with our 1st, 2nd and 3rd cousins routinely on Sundays. I
remember our older cousins taking us in the late afternoon down to the rides. The ferris
wheel and arcade was my favorite. Although it felt like such a long walk, but we didn't
care, we loved it. My family decided to move to Revere in the late 70's. I started junior
high school at the Lincoln School from there I went to RHS. When I was attending RHS I
started to work part-time at a very special place that I enjoyed throughout my 4 years in
high school. That place was a landmark in Revere for many many years. It was the
I grew up on Thornton Street (near the top of the hill)which is off Shirley Ave. I attended
the Liberty, Garfield Jr., and Revere High. I believe I was the only student to be hit by a
car in front of the Garfield Jr. What an honor! I moved to Chelsea in "62". I graduated in
"64". My father had a meat market on Shirley Ave. It was right next to Schwartz's Deli.
Does anybody remember Mike the barber, The Smoke Shop, or the Arcade Bazaar????
Digging and eating clams near Holt's Pier? Joe& Nemoe's or Bill Ash's Pizza?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/4/1998 20:37
Danny Gromet
Davie, FL
I have once before went to Revere Beach, but that was a long time ago. I was wondering
if there are any current pictures of the beach located on the website? Thank you.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/4/1998 2:14
Marty L
Hull (orig. Malden
MA)
9/3/1998 18:34
Meg Intagliata
Delray Beach,
Florida
Boy do you bring back memories. I spent every summer for my first 14 yrs at Revere
Beach. We would take the bus from Malden Square with enough baggage to move in for
a week. Some years we would take a littlte cottage of Bay Rd. or I would spend the
summer with my Grandmother in her little two room apt above the bathhouse at the
Oak Island end of the beach. I remember the penny arcades and the bumping cars and
the roller coaster and Bluebeard's Castle and the machines that would give you a movie
star or a cowboy's picture for a penny. I also remember the block partys when they
would show cartoons and movies on a large sheet for a screen. I remember the big
Howard Johnson's fire although I forget what year it was. I could go on and on but I am
getting to sentimental. There will never be another old Revere Beach.When I was 15 we
I love the sound of the beach!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
9/3/1998 16:45
cyberbyter
Pa.
Truely an enjoyable experiance for me.It let's me know what a good site should look
like.I will be sure to return for more sights and sounds.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/31/1998 23:11
Howie Levine &
Barry Cohen
The Ave.!!!!!
Great site. Lots of memories from "old" Revere of the 60's and 70's. Shirley Ave., Punks
Corner, JCC, Liberty, Wolcott, Garfield schools. Anybody from the Ave. or Class of
1972...let's hear from you.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/31/1998 18:31
Nina Phare Fraley
8/28/1998 3:34
Roberta (Liebert)
Collins
Longwood,
FL/Revere at Heart
What a great website! Keep up the good work! It brings back a lot of great memories. I
was born and bred in Revere. I lived in "Kelly's Meadow", went to the Paul Revere
School and graduated from Revere High School, class of 1954. Does anyone remember
coasting down Sagamore Hill, pizza at the Ritz, popcorn at Rotherham's on Revere
Beach, a frosty mug of root beer at Mary O'Neils, the Hippodrome "flying horses"
(where I had my first job selling tickets), the Tumble Inn Diner and Spanish Gables? I
could go on and on. I would love to hear from anyone who knows me!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/25/1998 19:42
Dotti Davis
Tyngsboro, Ma
Hi, What a great site...I lived in Revere for 20 years...a long time ago! Went to
Revere High and spent many summers on the beach... I miss it and this site brought
back some great memories! Thank you.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/22/1998 4:34
Steven Robotnick
Winthrop
The page is great. I would like to see more recent history though. Like: The ten cent a
slice pizza stand under the bowling alley, the Virginia Reel, The Mighty Mouse, The
Surf, Simpsons Pier, The old MDC Station, Bill Ash's & Anna's Kelly's....... Keep it
going.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
My father worked for Thompson & Jackson roller coaster builders before going out on
his own, first with his brother-in-law, and then by himself. His credits include one at
Revere Beach, very early, surely before 1919 and probably earlier than that. Is there
such information available? His name was Carl Phare.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/18/1998 0:53
Dr. Don and Dr.
Joanne Smith
Martinsburg, W. Va. Joanne is a graduate of RHS class of 53. Her dad, Plummer Koontz managed the Kohr
Bros Frozen Custard stores on the beach in the 40's, 50's and early 60,s. I managed the
Clyclone store In1957 and worked for the "fabled' Bobby Shayeb in his toy store during
the Christmas season. Those really were "the good ol days"! What we wouldn't give for
a slice of Bianchi's pizza, a Joe and Nemos hot dog, anostalgic trip to Swartz's Drug Store
and just one more night at the submarine races.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/14/1998 21:57
Joanne Albano
Massachusetts
I'm looking to purchase some old postcards, possibly Kelly's Clam sign. It reminds me of
a all those late night stops. Thanks,<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/12/1998 5:35
harvey smoller
Chelsea
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8/12/1998 2:07
Pam Paris
Chelsea
As a child I used to spend alot of my time during the summer along the boulevard....my
favorite thing was the carousel.I would go there during the afternoon with my parents
and they would sit and watch me ride the "flying horses" while they were eating their
food from Kelly's....then we would go out and just sit on the wall or in the sand for the
rest of the day...I love looking at the memories here, even those that were from before
my time. Good luck with the page.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/9/1998 16:11
David Ferrairo
SEVERE,MA.
Bob, Great job!
D.F.
CALL ME<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/7/1998 11:04
Gail McAndrew
(DeLuca)
Australia
Great site. I grew up in Revere, but I am currently living in Australia. It's good to be able
to visit this site and relive the memories.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/6/1998 21:16
Rosemarie
Revere, MA
I grew up in Everett,MA and always went to "the Beach" as a kid. My dad was a chef
for a time in a restaurant in Revere, the name of which I think was The Skipper. Anyway,
I am now living in Revere in my own home andit is nice to see the beach kept up . I think
the city doesa fine job.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/4/1998 15:43
Rick Popp
Virginia
GREAT SITE!! Grew up in Beachmont, RHS '64'. Keep up the great work.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/4/1998 12:34
Michael and Judith Revere
(Baker) Levine
Judy and I graduated in 1960. We have three grown children. We are currently living in
Stoughton, MA. Would love to hear from classmates.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/4/1998 0:36
rozalyn hayden
miami fl
my mom's family is from revere beach. my grandparentsdavid & molly task raised their
family there. Lewis Task,Rita task and Ruthe task. I use to go there everysummer. My
fondess memories are of the rides, mygrandpa was friends with most of the owners so I
hadfree rides all summer. The soda fountain on Shirley Avehad the best ice cream cones
with chocolate jimmies.Every 4th of July we had the best firworks show that wewatched
on the piazzo at 133 KImbell Ave.one day I'll go back and see all the changes...or maybeI
should not..just keep the wonderful memories.
roz<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/3/1998 16:39
SF
Revere
HI! Luv the page! :) Great job putting it 2gether<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
8/2/1998 18:02
Joe O'Brien
Beachmont
I was the former city councillor from ward one,also owned Buddy's Cafe for a number of
years. I am now living in Punta Gorda Fl. Familey still living in Beachmont.Anyone
remember drop me an E Mail<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/30/1998 2:48
Claudie Bellemare
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
This beach is beautiful. I am surfing on the net for a beach not too fare from Boston,
thus I found this nice place. I was looking for a campground or guess room (bed and
breakfast) near this beach. Enjoy your day Claudie Bellemare Fax.: 514 3538921<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->
7/29/1998 14:34
Anita
Grew up in Revere
This is a wonderful site. Who says you can't go back! Wish I could enjoy the best clams,
pizza, hot dogs and bakers dozen donuts again.My father attended the very first show at
the Revere theater and I happened to attend the very last movie.Graduated Revere High
in late 60's. Thanks for the opportunity to be a "kid" again.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/29/1998 10:54
Laura Roper
Saugus, MA
I am wondering if it is possible to run an ad on this site regarding our 1983 R.H.S. Class
Reunion (15 years)? It will be held on Saturday, November 28, 1998 at Kowloon
Restaurant from 8:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m. Tickets will be $30.00 per person or $55.00 per
couple. Send checks c/o RHS Class of 1983, 20 Westland Avenue, Saugus, MA 01906.
Or call 781-231-0016 for more info. We're having trouble locating many class
members. Thanks and let me know if this is okay? Thanks Bob. Please advise!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/28/1998 18:12
Danny Lipman
565 Beach St,
Revere
I miss Shirley Ave. and Punks Corner.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/28/1998 2:47
Rose Sardina Dunne E. Boston MA 02128 Born in 1915, went to school in E.Boston. Anyone as young as me out
there???????????<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/25/1998 19:28
doreen
i was just telling a friend about my childhood memories of eating the most wonderful
pizza in the world and watching the people on the cyclone roller coaster. it was nice to
see the black and whites. thanks for the memories<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/25/1998 16:29
Nancy Mitchell
Gould
Lived in Revere over I grew up in Beachmont, spent many great hours on the beach. Graduated RHS class of
40 years
1967. Would love to hear from anyone... Love Revere and the beach... Cannot imagine
living anyplace else...<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/25/1998 12:19
DEB (CINELLI)
LIBERMAN
Revere Beach
After living in the suburbs I've come back to the area where much of my life took
place,what goes around comes around.....Each morning watching that glorious sunrise
brings back to life so many thoughts once forgotten,Easter Sundays all dressed up to
stroll "THE STRIP",Clam digging down near "THE PINES", Joe & Nemo's, frozen custard,
and most of all, 4th of July fireworks under the stars, they truly were the best around !<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/24/1998 19:48
Stephanie Ristino
Revere
Love Kelly's and sunbathing on the beach. (even though he water stinks) It's not Hawaii
but there are always exciting people to look at!!! I recommend it to people at my
workplace (Holiday Inn) and everyone loves Kelly's!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/23/1998 19:32
Laurie Ranno
Reading, MA
Just checking in again to see how things are coming along. It looks excellent. It looks
like the site to advertise on. I'm proud of ya!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/23/1998 4:49
Robert Festa
Revere
I now live on the island of Oahu in the beautyful state of Hawaii. I've been here for three
and one half years. I come back to Revere every year during the summer to visit my
family. I have many memories of Revere Beach and Revere itself. I graduated from
Revere High in 1974 but my actual class was 1973 which should be celebrating their
25th reunion this year. I would be interested in any information reguarding either the 73
or 74 class reunion. Please contact me at my e-mail address or write me at my place of
business. Robert festa c/o Bostons North End Pizza 29 Hoolai St. Kailua, Hi. 96734.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/22/1998 20:48
selma sattin
arnold,ca
what a wonderful memory, i hung out at punks corner summertime 1955 to 1962.
where are you all now? evie wolf, francine, bobby fruit, yale patt are you there?<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/21/1998 15:25
Dennis Bishop
Revere, but now
Winthrop
I would like to comment on what a great job you are doing on this site. It was nice to see
what the beach looked liked, when it was the place to go. I only remember the 50's and
60's until it closed. Thanks, Dennis<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/13/1998 18:53
jimmy arigo
revere
VERY NICE SITE HERE.....I am employed by Kelly's Roast Beef....it's been 13 years
now,and I remember very well the old beach and good times down there. The
amusements are long gone, but the memory's are still here. Enjoy!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/13/1998 7:08
JOHNROOT
7/13/1998 0:10
Joe O'Brien
Beachmont
Just stoped to say hello.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/12/1998 21:21
Peter Francis
East Boston
I told you that I would be checking this out today!!!!!!<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/12/1998 16:23
Fred Morrison
Montville, NJ Via
Revere
RHS class of 1954. Great times in Revere. Looking for classmates. Friends from
NAT's.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,I'LL BE BACK FROM TIME TO TIME.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/12/1998 9:29
frances keana
revere beach
I'm originally from Revere Beach and enjoyed reading your web page.<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/12/1998 0:25
Donald Carasso
Revere MA
HI This is a really good page,there is a lot of good information,I really like the history of
Revere alot of info that I never heard of thank alot.
yours truly DON
Carasso<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/9/1998 23:07
Terri Roberts
Maine
I had lived in Revere when I was young but I have very vivid memories of the place and
the beach. I remember walking down Walnut Ave where I use to live, going down to
Shirley Ave. I had a friend that I use to talk to on the phone named....Donna Mc Pherson
and I don't see her anymore. I would love to contact her again. So I hope she reads this
on the internet and emails me. Well I am very happy to have this sight. Everyone
enjoy......bye<!-http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->
7/8/1998 4:03
Lou Greenstein
North Reading
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm-->I grew up in Revere,
went to the Liberty School, Garfield Jr. High and graduated from RHS in 1960. I am now
married with two children. I remember the great fun of summers at the beach and the
great friends we shared it with. It would be great to hear from old friends. I used to be
good friends with Norm Gautreau. Where is he now? We used to sail together at
Community Boating on the Charles.
7/5/1998 18:28
gene sandler
chapel hill, NC
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->Born in Revere in 1933, grew up on Shirley Ave. Went to Liberty School, Garfield and
RHS. Now working for UNC - CH in School of Dentistry.
7/4/1998 15:37
PETER DOUCETTE
REVERE
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->I
LIKE TO COLLECT REVERE BEACH MEMORABILIA.
7/4/1998 1:11
Ed Simches
Born in Revere
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.lycos.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach->Born in Revere...lived on Nahant Ave and attended the Liberty School til Grade 5... My
late mother was a teacher in the Revere School system..as was my late uncle Marvin
Glazier I still live in the Boston area..and love jogging the length of the beach and
remembering how it was so many..yet so few years ago.
7/1/1998 18:36
Bonnie
Arlington,MA
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->There
are so many memories of Revere Beach...like as a small child walking at night along the
lighted street alive with rides and concessions...It sure put a sparkle in my eyes! Going as
a 9-10 yr old with my uncle of only a few more years, eating pizza, going on rides and
tossing my cookies all over the blueline train on the way home. Then as a teenager
Revere Beach was a major meeting place for members of the opposite gender. Never to
forget Kelly's and the seagulls for lunch!!!! Lately I go just to look at the ocean and relax.
7/1/1998 18:23
jimmy arigo
revere
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->just a
hello here
7/1/1998 0:30
Nina (Brooks) & Joel REVERE
Morrison
6/29/1998 2:09
Butch V
Frank Veglia Cellular <!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->Just
Phones & Paging
reading comments,great memories.
6/28/1998 3:39
Bill Jones
Dallas via Revere
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->We are
both 1960 graduates of Revere High School. We have been together since Garfield Jr.
High School. After living in Peabody for many years, we now live in Salem, Mass. We
would love to hear from our classmates.
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->This is a
great site, brings back so many good memories. I am coming back the week of July 6th,
everyone meet me at Kelly's Roast Beef, I'm buying.... LOL... class of '61 anyone on
line from class of '61 write me or come to Kelly's....
6/28/1998 0:25
Stacey Travalgia
Revere
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->Formely
Stacey Mondello---Graduated from RHS in 1979---
6/28/1998 0:03
Laura Roper
Saugus, MA
<!--http://saturn.guestworld.tripod.com/wgb/wgb.dbm?owner=RevereBeach-->Visit
Shear Appeal at 329 Revere Street. Thanks for the support.
6/26/1998 20:03
Christine Faiello
Grant
formerly of East
Boston now
Melrose
Revere Beach is very special in my heart. My dad brought us there from the time my
siter and I were very little. On hot evenings my mother would pack up our dinner and
we would go to the beach for dinner and spend a few hours there. It is my very favorite
beach. I grew up going to this beach and then took my children there.
6/23/1998 1:26
Keith Bureau
Revere
Great website my mom just loves looking at all the great pictures etc.
supporters
6/20/1998 15:05
Stuart & Barbara
RevereBeach
6/19/1998 19:44
Shirley Levine Dlott Framingham
loyal
New intrnet service and email address.
I love Revere! Graduated 1951. If any of my classmates are on line please write me...
Revere has so many wonderful memories. From Shirley Avenue to Revere Beach....
Walking on the boulevard during the second world war and watching all the service men
...the hustle of the times...not being afraid to walk after dark....the boulevard
theatre......12 cents a ticket....oh what a wonderful time to have grown up in such a fun
city.....
6/19/1998 19:23
Kevin Rosseel
Washington, DC
Thanks for the lead, Bob Upton!
~kevin
6/18/1998 2:31
Bill Jones
Dallas
6/16/1998 14:09
Theresa
Burlington, MA
I wish it was warm enough now to go to Revere Beach
6/15/1998 23:29
Pat
mass
email me
6/15/1998 22:14
Andrea Brown
Berman
Point of Pines,
Revere, MA
6/15/1998 6:39
Tom DiFraia
Revere
Lived in Revere until 1981. Graduated RHS in 1961 have many fond memories of the
old Revere Beach. Worked many summers on the beach for the MDC. It will never be
the same....
Help us organize "Friends of Revere Beach". Still in the planning stages, need
help!Contact me to be included. The Beach is alive & well! Come join us & keep the
memories alive too!
Those where the days my friends...I thought they'd never end...those where the days!!!
6/14/1998 1:31
Mr.& Mrs. Ronald R. Revere, Ma.
Accettullo
Having been born and raised in Revere.......{And still residing there with my family}.......I
treasure my childhood memories of that marvelous area known as Revere Beach!Thanks
for keeping the past alive!!
6/12/1998 23:07
steve&marian
kamins
walnut ave,high
street,now from
lynn
looking for william billy gallagher,richy glazier, marty stolmasn or any of the walnut
ave gang from 1955-1960 glad to see site as obviously I am an old punks corner and
nats "pool" emporioum from shirley ave,and who could forget schwartz delly and
libermans bakery, and the youth commission run by JACK KAMINS!
6/10/1998 14:40
Pam DiFraia
Beachmont
6/10/1998 2:53
Frank Gautreau
Everett
6/8/1998 23:57
Beaker
U.S.A.
6/8/1998 3:10
Nancy Hamann
NH
Grew up in Beachmont one of the seven Rose children. Geat City!
Hi Bob
memories.
Your web page is looking good.Enjoy visiting it,brings back lots of
:)
I don't know much about Revere Beach, but find this page interesting. Bob Upton told
my Mom to tell me to check it out, so I did. Good page too!
6/1/1998 0:39
ROBERT L CARBONE SAN JACINTO ,CA.
SR.
FAMINLYT IS A LONNG TIME RESIDENT OF REVERE. MA. I GREWUP IN KELLYS
MEADOW. WENT TO PAUL REVERE SCHOOL, REVEREHIGH SCHOOL AND AM A FORMER
CREW MEMEBER USS. MASSACHUETTS.PERSONAL REGARDS TO MR. MC CAULY.
5/31/1998 13:36
Paulo C. Paizante
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil
5/31/1998 6:52
ARTHUR
REVERE/BONADINO' JUST CHECKING THINGS OUT SEE YOU SOON
S
5/28/1998 20:57
Matt
Revere, Ma
There should be some kind of celebration every year on the 4th or somethin with the
carnival like the bicentenial celebration
5/28/1998 2:15
B.C.
everett
Great job Robert.....much improved since my last visit....my favorite is reading the
guestbook comments...you've touched a lot of people...thanks..Bob
5/27/1998 18:48
Andrea BrownBerman
Point of Pines,
Revere
Somebody suggested here at the Revere Beach Website that we should think about
forming a "Friends of Revere Beach" group, similar to one that I believe was from a
beach in New Jersey. This sounds like a wonderful idea! Anybody else interested?
Please let us know here, or Email me at Parrotldy1 @ aol. Seems like there really are a
lot of "Friends" out there!!! Let us know if you're one of them!
A very nice view of the sea. Thanks, Paulo Paizante
ARTHUR
5/27/1998 12:44
Louise Piso
Framingham, MA
My parents took my sister and I to Revere Beach. Their both deceased now but it
certainly brings back wonderful memories. Great site
5/27/1998 5:27
harvey smoller
Chelsea, Mass
5/26/1998 23:36
Stephen Smoller
Chelsea, MA
5/26/1998 12:54
JUNE MCLEOD
KINNALLY
revere
5/25/1998 23:42
Roger L. McDevitt
Jr.
Northboro, MA
Nice site !!!
5/25/1998 18:09
Peter Russo
Originally Revere
Hello to all of my old friends from Revere.
I can't believe this--it brings back so many wonderful memories.
Growing up in Chelsea meant spending a lot of time at Revere Beach. I had relatives
from Worcester who used to stay at the Pleasanton Hotel. I had other relatives who
used to rent apartments near Point of Pines.I recall spending many happy hours riding
the amusements in Kiddie Land, the dodgem cars, and playing miniature golf in the
Nautical.Bill Ash's pizza was a great treat, then Kelly's opened up, and I seem to recall
those giant sized roast beef sandwiches selling for around $1.25 or so -- back then.I
remember Friday night fireworks, Sunday afternoon band concerts. I remember taking
the MTA, as it was then called, from Chelsea to the beach to hang out at the bandstand
as a teen. I remember my first time in a night club -- the Frolic, and Jerry Vale was the
headliner. I also saw Myron Cohen appear there.This web page with its sights and
love to come bac to this page often!!!I remember when the Nautical was on the beach
and there use to be a hat stand down where the miniature golf use to be.Up stairs they
had the bowling but out side when you first got to the doors they sold this thin sliced
pizza that was the best anywhere.My girlfriends and I often reminise about the old
revere beach and they are all good memories!!!GOD forbid I should forget
HOGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST SAUSAGE AND ONION AND PEPPER SUBS AROUND !!!!MARGIE
AND RICHIE WERE GREAT AND PUT UP WIT ALOT FROM THE CREW THAT USE TO BE
THERE ALL THE TIME.WISH IT WERE BACK THE WAY IT WAS!!!!!!!GREAT PAGE!!! KEEP IT
GOING.
5/25/1998 17:56
James Weeder
Revere, Mass
James Weeder now retired, and living in Clearwater, Fl. asked me to write after seeing
a notice mailed to him from Revere Paper. Jim was born in 1903 and lived on 21 Eastern
Ave. He went to school with a John Upton on School Street. If Bob Upton is any relation
to John Upton, he would like to hear fom him or anyone remembering the "good old
days" in Revere. I will pass on any info. to Jim Weeder.
[email protected]
5/25/1998 15:54
Joseph R. Piazza III
Revere Beach
Please help keep the beach clean.We need more barrels along the beach especially
near Kelly's or need to be emptied more often,because the trash blows down to my
house.I've lived here all my life and the beach is my favorite place to play. Sometimes
my friends and I make a game of cleaning the beach.
5/25/1998 15:36
William E. Shanks
New Bedford, Ma.
(Boston born &
raised)
I spent many a day and night enjoying both the beach and rides. How I loved to lie on
the beach and listen to the sounds and screams of delight from the people on the
various amusement rides. My favorite was the Virginia Reel.
5/24/1998 20:07
RICHY CHAET
FLORIDA VIA
REVERE
I graduated Revere High in 1950. If any of my classmates are on line, you can reach me
at the E-mail address of [email protected] I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Richy Chaet
5/22/1998 15:13
Ira Novoselsky
Revere
I've been a Revere resident all my life. I have many memories. The Blizzard of 78
stands out very vividly. I was a member of the city council (Ward 2) at the time. I spent
3 days at the civil defense headquarters at the Central Fire Station answer phone calls
from worried people. There can be much more said but I have very little time. Good
luck and G-d Bless.
IRA
5/22/1998 0:03
Robert Earle Hughes
I am looking for recordings and MIDI files that reproduce the Band Organ sounds. I
have enjoyed the articles I have so far found. This pm is the first that I have used the
internet to search the subject. Have greatly enjoyed
Thank
you
Robert Earle Hughes
5/21/1998 23:27
Cathy Barsotti
Revere - Where
else?
5/19/1998 3:35
Arthur Cannon
Revere
5/18/1998 22:43
michael goldfarb
revere
5/16/1998 19:41
r.a.buonfiglio d.m.d. revere
5/13/1998 22:56
Anthony Pagliarulo, Saugus
Jr.
Great site! After moving to the Arizona desert I really appreciated the waves and sun
sparkling on the beautiful Revere Beach water. When I came back to the ocean where I
grew up, after what seemed a long time (only 10 months) I was body surfing for three
days straight. No I can just dream and surf on the net. Keep the beach clean so that my
children can also appreciate what we have grown up around. Roots and culture are
critical for well-being. Hi to all relatives!
5/13/1998 14:56
JUNE MCLEOD
KINNALLY
WISH I COULD READ MORE OF THE MESSAGES THAT HAVE BEEN LEFTBY VISITORS
SINCE I WAS LAST HERESTILL LIKE TO COME AND VISIT EVERY NOW AND THEN.
REVERE
great job guys! be back soon.
I'm an old Beach Bum who now teaches at the Paul Revere School. Every year we take
the kids on our annual Sea Shore Treasure Hunt down the street at the end of Revere
Street. Keep up the nice work!!
very good when l travel i know ill be close to home.
nice spot. well done.
5/12/1998 22:55
Mike
Currently in PA
You have a great site, and well done! I love the cute graphics of the girl, and all the
other great historical info. I lived in Revere on Nahant Street in 1982 for a bit over a
year, and remember waiting for the "T" for over an hour; not knowing that there was a
"Wildcat Strike" that suddenly happened that day. I obviously didn't listen to the radio,
or watch the morning news that day. (GRIN) Well anyhow, I loved living so close to the
beach (4 blocks away), and especially loved watching the sunrise over the Atlantic
Ocean from my back patio. Glad I wasn't living right there during the Blizzard of 1978!! I
do remember some of the amusement park still being there back in 1974 though it was
all wiped out after the blizzard storm. Revere Beach is still a fond memory, and I plan to
visit soon again! Oh, and it was always interesting to "hang out" at the Dunkin's at Bell
Coming here makes me homesick but I can't help but to keep coming back. Growing
up on Walnut Ave and going to Liberty, Wolcott, Garfield and then graduating RHS in
68.....great times! I keep coming back to take a walk down memory lane :) This site is
very special to me, Thanks.
5/12/1998 18:00
Sandy Roberts
5/9/1998 23:47
Arry Murphey Frank California
5/8/1998 1:42
Richard J. Ward
Hollywood, CA.
5/7/1998 14:52
Julie
Everett
Summers wouldn't be the same without sitting in traffic at the beach. My grandparents
honeymooned there! Many great memories for my family and I hope more to come!
5/6/1998 15:17
Dawn
Cambridge
Revere Beach has always been my favorite place. When I was a kid in the 50's, I used to
go all summer long. Going on the amusement rides was wonderful at the end of the
day. We would spend the day on the beach and then go on the rides before taking the
train home. It was fantastic. I still go to Kelly's for goodies. Dawn
Oh I just love Revere, I lived there in the early 80's on South Ave and I would love to
hear from anyone who knew me. I worked at Jacobs Ladder (Point of Pines), Rowed in
Row, Row to Revere, was known to have tipped a few at the Speakeasy on Broadway. I
knew quite a few real Reverites and I am sure that alot of them must still be around. It
was a great place to live and everyone always treated me really well in Revere and I
remember it quite fondly.
Grew up at Revere Beach..and loved to ride the Roller-Coaster. Was it the Cyclone?
5/6/1998 13:02
Carol Kinnally Cote
Revere, born and
bred
It's good to come back to this page every now and then to dip into a past that will
always be cherished by thousands who worked and played on the beach. I walk the
beach in the early morning hours and if you listen hard enough, you can still hear the
laughter and the music and the delighted squeals of the children on the amusements.
With this page it is easy to keep up with old friendships. I've heard from several from
the old neighborhood. The beach is a wonderful place. I hope all of you have a chance
to come back and spend some quiet hours this summer laying on the sand listening to
the sounds of summer.
5/5/1998 19:24
Sidra C.
Lynn (formerly
Revere)
5/5/1998 19:06
Ralph & Dot DiPesa Revere
I grew up in the Shirley Ave section of Revere. The beach was our backyard. Hung
around the bandstand, aka Punk's Corner. While there are too many fond memories to
recount, my favorite goes back to when I was about 5 or 6. Cott beverages sponsered
Cott Nickle Day once a year. The corner stores had large ice chests filled with bottles of
soda floating in ice water. On the outside of the chest was a bottle opener and the caps
fell into a container. The challenge was to talk the proprieter into opening the bottle
cap container and collect all the Cott bottle caps. On Cott Nickle Day, a Cott bottle cap
along with a nickle got you a ride on the amusements.I still see many of the friends I
grew up with and have family still living in Revere. To this day I am thankful for the
experience, memories and the common bond that is Revere Beach.
Nice Web Site
5/5/1998 18:42
Jeff Pearlman
Beachmont School
5/5/1998 13:05
Debbie Pagliarulo
Revere
5/5/1998 5:01
Ken Horrocks
Chestertown MD
Bobby,
Just found you and am quite impressed. Even though my time is limited, I'd
love to contribute whatever I can to your project
Nice web page!
Thought I would drop in and say hello to any old friends in Revere that might hit this
sight. I lived in Revere for my first 23 years and my parents are still there. I have some
great beach memories especially from my teen years. (great make-out spots) Hope
someone will remember me and drop a line to say hello.See ya.
5/5/1998 4:15
Patrick F.
McDonough
Oklahoma via
Revere Beach Ma.
I'm fairly sure this website was constructed with help fromPeter E.McCauley of Revere,
Ma. Tell Peter you receiveda message from his kid brother Pat. in Oklahoma.
5/5/1998 1:57
RUTH FALKENSTERN NORWOOD, N.J.
5/2/1998 18:57
Michael G. Mooney Revere, Ma.
5/2/1998 15:43
Joe Jacobs
4/30/1998 14:29
uN-OFFICIAL
Revere Beach )Point Hi Bobby
HISTORIAN(DUDLY, of Pines
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4/29/1998 16:57
Pete Theriault
MY NEIGHBOR IS 95 YEARS OLD. SHE TALKS ABOUT VISITING REVERE BEACH AS A
SMALL GIRL. SHE LIVED IN COCHESETT(NOW W. BRIDGEWATER) , MA. BETWEEN 1908
AND 1915 AND WAS IN THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS. APPARENTLY THEY USED TO TO GO THE
BEACH ON FIELD TRIPS?? SHE ASKED ME TO SEE IF I COULD FIND OUT IF IT WAS STILL
THERE. I ENJOYED MY VISIT TO YOUR SITE AND HAVE COPIED QUITE A BIT TO RELATE TO
HER. THANKS
Revere is a great place to work and in which to reside. I love the City.
I live in New Jersey Great web page. I would like to hear from anyone who grew up in Revere from 1940 to
Now
1960, 1958 graduates of Revere High School. I lived on Kimball Ave, not far from the
beach.
Malden, Mass. Now I lived for 21 years in a place called Linden Square. I used to travel to Revere Beach
Augusta, GA
about once a week on the bus. I remember the Cyclone Rollercoaster which my friend
Bobby Smith and I used to ride and reride for 25 cents. I also remember the
Hippodrome and the sounds of the organs sure brought back memories.
4/29/1998 2:02
Christopher G.
Pesce
Revere
Great page. I'm proud to say I'm from such a historic community.
4/27/1998 19:38
KEN&FLOSSIE
4/27/1998 16:13
DAWNA & DICK
MATTOGNO
REVERE
We have been comming to Revere Beach since 1949. It was "the place to go" after
school and on weekends. The midway and rides were the main attraction and the beach
at night was great. It must have had some attraction for us for now we live here.
4/27/1998 3:34
Lil
Everett, MA
Isn't this site just great ! Please keep adding to it; I visit it often.I've so many fond
memories of going there with my family, later with my friends and even later with my
husband when we were dating.Wonderful site visit !!!
4/26/1998 20:59
Janice L. Doherty
Revere
I grew up in Chelsea and have enjoyed Revere Beach since I was a baby. I miss the
amusements, games of chance, bowling, penny games, my relative's summer rental
cottage, and the fine, white sand.
4/25/1998 11:32
Tom Birch
Rhode
Island/Chelsea,MA
NICE WORK AND GOOD LUCK IF YA NEED ANY HELP OR WOOD CARVINGS GIVE US A
CALL
Revere Beach used to be a big part of my life from 1921 to 1940.
4/24/1998 14:56
Frankie DeVito
My Mother(Revere)
Bobby Phenominal web Page!!!! :0)
4/24/1998 14:41
Joe Buttiri
Revere
Keep up the good work
4/24/1998 4:39
Gladys & Joe
Peabody MA
Marks(Markowsky)
Gladys and Joe met at the beach...She was selling custard ice cream for Kuhr Brothers
and Joe worked next door at the Hollywood photo studio...We have been happily
married for 48 years and have 4 children and 8 grand children..We love Revere
Beach.....By the way ,Gladys got a new heart 3 years ago on March 13 1995 and is feeling
great.....
4/23/1998 23:43
Debbie
Raymond, N.H.
When I was a kid I always went to the beach with my boyfriend. It was great and they
had the best Pizza and Kelly's roast beef sandwiches. Some things never change.
4/23/1998 22:53
Ron Tucker
Georgetown, MA
I heard about this oage on WRKO this morning. Thought I'd drop in and look around.
As a child - we would visit the Amusement Park once a summer. We'd each get $1.00
and that would last all day. Later - the amusement park was gone but I still visited
frequently from the office for lunch. Somehow I haven't been there for a long time.
Maybe next week.
4/23/1998 14:24
Michael F Parker
originally Presque
Isle, Maine...now
Boston! ;-)
Listening to WRKO Katz & McCarthy, heard about events there today and thought I
would check it out..so Here I am....Looks good so far!
4/23/1998 11:02
Mike Janoplis
Cape Cod
Revere Beach was my favorite amusement park as I grew up.
4/21/1998 19:44
Charlotte Penachio Revere, MA
4/21/1998 16:48
Carolyn
(Cunningham)
Simon
California (originally I miss Bianchi's pizza and Kelly's Roast Beef!!!When I make a trip back East, sitting on
Revere)
the walland enjoying one of them is a must...Whenever I tell anyone that I am from
Revere--theyask me if I have "big hair"!!!
4/21/1998 3:59
Adam Menges
New Jersey
4/19/1998 22:26
Tony Z
Everett Mass
4/17/1998 21:57
Dyan Baxter
Whelton
Everett,MA
Revere beach already had its fun by the time I came along, but as a child I remember
eating chicken dinners at Kelly's and sitting in "my spot" behind the bandstand area.
Now I am not a visitor of the beach but I have lots of memories there.
Your site is great. I got some good info for my trip to Massachuessetts tommorow
(April 21, 1998)
AHHHHH Easter Sunday at Revere Beach. What memories.
What a site!!!!! Memories from my childhood are with me now. Remember taking
"blue bus" from Everett to Revere Beach. Eating bolonga SANDwiches litteraly. Never
tasted that crunch again. But we had to eat it with Zarex from our cooler. It was great.
Never have I seen a Double Ferris except for Revere. I still ride by and when I do I realize
I could never live far away from the ocean.
4/15/1998 21:27
Ruth (Young) Doyle Austin, Texas
Born Everett Mass. 1st grade Revere Mass. Grew up Saugus Mass. And Revere Beach
has a lot of fond memories....thanks for the sight....
4/15/1998 1:48
Jana Kenyon
California
origionally/Minn.
now
My grandparents were Robert and Bess Miles. My father is Robert Miles Jr. They were
from Revere. I have heard many interesting stories about that area, but have not had
the pleasure of visiting. Someday.... If you knew my grandparents or father, please
contact me at [email protected]
4/15/1998 1:04
Robert J. Miles
Revere
I used to live at 82 Hichborn. If you recognize me, feel free to e-mail me at
[email protected]
4/15/1998 0:19
Jan Mullaney
Winthrop, Mass
Hi, Susan Otolo from the Walk A thon for Spina Bifida, told me about the website and
that you were going to put up some info on the walkathon... Thanks for the help...Fellow
walkathon committee member...Jan Mullaney
4/14/1998 15:54
janet snyder
indiana
my parents frequented beach as children met under the clock.My grandfather was
policeman on the beach
4/14/1998 6:46
Mark Gold
Winthrop
My father grew up in Revere .I visited my grandparents there many times before we
Mass./St.Louis mo. left Winthrop.I have very fond memories of the beach from the early 60s.My wife and
kids visited Revere Beach with me in97'.They all loved Kelly's,and feeding the seagulls.
4/14/1998 1:50
Miss jane
Everett, Mass
Great sight to see. brings back memories of the 60's and 70's for me.
the same as it was then.........
I wish it were
4/12/1998 14:38
The D'Eramos
revere
we loved the web sight! we think it is educated and gives Revere a good name. The
people or person who did this is a great person and they took great pride in it.
4/12/1998 1:16
Patti Doucette
Revere, MA
I am very interested in Revere Beach memorobilia.
4/10/1998 20:23
Larry V. Minott
Haverhill, Mass
Excellent web site!! Revere Beach is awesome!!!
4/10/1998 18:02
Mike Cornish
Revere,MA
Hi everyone, I'm a life long resident of Revere and would love to hear from any of my
classmates from the graduating year of 1970. Are there any others of us still around?
The memories of the beach are plentiful and I still enjoy it now. See you on the sand !!
4/10/1998 15:12
Dan Orsini
Revere
HI! I enjoy reviewing The memories of Revere Beach! They were a important part of
my life!!! If any of my old friends from revere remember me from class of 1960 e-mail
me at Towncar85! Thanks Dan!
4/10/1998 6:07
Bill Luca
Salem, MA
4/9/1998 18:16
Leanne Elliott Soden MA
My grandparents lived on right near Point of Pines on the Boulevard. I spent a part of
everyday there until my grandfather died when I was 13. I have so many fond
memories of the beach. We were right across the street. My grandparent's house is
still there. It's a brown house right next to the apartment buildings. I remember the
men walking the beaches with the ice cream coolers around their necks and I always
got a creamsicle. We always went to Bob's discount store and Kelly's. They torn the
rides down when I was about 5. When I was little they didn't have any sand just rocks.
My mom says I used to run so fast over the rocks no one could catch me! This is a
great sight.
4/9/1998 16:36
Tom Bernard
Florida
I am a distant cousin to Norman Gautreau. I just found out my grandfather and
grandmother (Howard & Emma Bernard) had there honeymoon at Mr Gautreau house.
Not sure if it was a summer beach house or where. Mrs Gautreau, I have been told,
maiden name is Bernard. If at all possible would like to have Mr Gautreau read my email. I would like to hear anything about my Grandparents. Also, Mel Bernard says Hello
to Mr Gautreau, he's my father. Thank You.
4/8/1998 14:26
Phyllis Shepard
Thornton St. Shirley Early to mid-1950's, punk's corner, fond memories... my brother Burt keeping me
Ave. section Revere outside the screen door of Nat's poolroom (while he was suppose to be babysitting
me!) Burt and I both live in Fort Lauderdale area now. Old friends please e-mail my son
Rick Macomber. (I have no computer!)
4/8/1998 0:55
Robert J. Dauwer Sr. Revere,
Massachusetts
I loved Revere Beach. Bring back the old rides, as it was in the 40's and 50's !!!
4/7/1998 20:52
Philip E Jones
Brings back many childhood memories of back home Best wishes from UK
Watford, UK
This site makes it possible to keep the memories of the great days of Revere Beach
alive. Maybe a membership organization can be formed like the Euclid Beach Park Nuts,
which has 700 members even though the park has been gone for 20 years. My special
request to everyone is: I'm very much interested in photos of the Treasure Island dark
ride (spook house or tunnel of love) which was next to the Cyclone. Would anybody who
has a snapshot of this please contact me. Thank you all.-Bill
4/7/1998 16:39
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4/7/1998 16:24
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4/7/1998 1:56
Charlie Goldstein
lowell
How could I read so many messages w/o mention of Nat's Pool Room. I'm a 1955 grad,
played varsity baseball, became an architect (office now in N. Andover); spend a good
part of my life explaining the attraction to Shirley Ave. and Revere Beach to many people
who missed out on the good life we were fortunate to experience as children. I've got 5
great kids, from 2 marriages; life is good; if you run into Bobby Ross, tell him to call and
we can meet at Punk's Corner again.
4/6/1998 4:51
Bob Ferris
Blackstone, Ma.
Never rode them, but am in love with the Lightening and Cyclone Coasters. Do you
know where I could perhaps purchase photos of these coasters. To find some would, for
me, be like winning the lottery. The two greatest coasters ever built.
4/6/1998 3:30
Morton Alpert
Graduated from RHS in 1942. Worked on beach from 1936 to army enlistment in 1942.
Still in touch with a few people from Revere. My wife, Eleanor(Rosen) and I just
celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary here in Sarasota FL. I have Norman's
drawings of Revere Beach and Revere on my wall and many postcards dating from the
early 1900s.Ellie is also from Revere.
4/6/1998 2:49
Rich Havens & Chris Haverhill Now
(Hansen) Havens
We get back to the beach as often as we can. Graduated in 1964 and both worked at
the beach during the 60's. All of the comments bring back so many memories. All
Good!! Too bad we couldn't turn back the clock to those days and hear the Cyclone click,
click one more time going up the hill. Great page.
4/6/1998 2:24
Richard Baleno
Malden
Wish they had kept the Cyclone! Have fond memories of 25 cent rerides and riding all
day!
4/6/1998 0:52
Laura BarrettArsenault
Revere - Saugus
Grew up on Revere Beach in the 60's and I think this website is an awesome idea. It is
great to be able to have a place to remember the way the beach used to be and find old
friends.
4/5/1998 22:37
Herbert Goldstein
Revere, MA
Known as Red Goldstein. Graduated Revere HIgh School 1946. Played many a softball
game at the field at Garfield Junior High School. Lived at Centennial Avenue and
Campbell Avenue. Was a regular on Shirley Avenue and Punk's Corner, Revere Beach.
Was a regular at Bresnick's Delicatessen.
4/5/1998 18:08
Arlyne J Freedman
(Brenner)
Florida
Grew up in Revere. Loved every moment there especially on the beach. Graduated
RHS
4/5/1998 17:33
E. Goldstein
Whitestone, NY
I've only been to Revere once,and yet it was a place I heard a lot about growing up. My
Dad, Herb Goldstein grew up there during the depression. Punk's corner, Campbell Ave,
The Walcott School were all places I'd heard about since I was young. Last year my Dad,
my sister and me took a "pilgrimage" to Revere so we could share these places together.
It was great! Any one out there remeber the Goldstein kids: Evelyn, Herb, Jack, Danny
and Fran?
4/5/1998 14:45
Frank & Bonnie
Brenner
Naples, Florida
Great idea!
4/5/1998 14:00
Richie Ireton
Revere
I'm happy to see Revere on the move. I have read a lot of the messages left on your
site and Revere MA.com and they offer strong support...keep up the good work, Revere
has a lot to offer. Good job, Richie Ireton
4/5/1998 1:45
Tony DeJoy
Lynn, MA
Remember taking the little blue-and-white 'Service Bus Lines' bus from Central Square
in Lynn to get to the "Beach". Think my two favorite rides were The Wild Mouse and The
Hippodrome. Got "caught" in a "peep show" once--after I'd paid my money, of course.
Hey! Iwas just a kid (THEN)! Where did it all go?? :-(
4/4/1998 15:21
muriel r
revere
i worked on the bubble bounce in the 1950's, as a ticket seller, my boss was william
o'brien who was a high school teacher at revere high......met a lot of interesting people.
4/4/1998 8:28
Hubert C. Connolly
Saugus
My wife, Louise, from Lynn, and I, from Saugus, currently live in Yokohama, Japan. It
was very pleasant to wander threough the Revere Beach Home Page for both of us. We,
like a lot of 'locals' used to go to Revere Beach in the 50's for a good time. We
appreciate your efforts in compiling this page. Many of Revere Beach's old friends don't
live nearby any more. But we remember the great times we had there.
4/3/1998 20:46
art francis
california
4/3/1998 16:33
Brian and Cathy
Novak
Chelsea and Revere
I had a sandwich at Kelley's in 1997!
thanks...
Both Cathy and I grew up on the Beach, she from the Pines and me from Chelsea. I
spent most weekends in Revere with relatives on Thornton St., Shirley Ave, Clark Rd. Too
many memories to relate in this small space, but Anna's, Hotel Pleasanton, Band Stand,
Facination, Those ice cream sandwiches made from harlequin ice cream, Beatles at
Suffolk Downs, the penny pinball machines, Kelly's, Victor's, etc. all conjure a fond
memory.
4/3/1998 1:59
Roberta Ginesky
Shuman
Swampscott
My grandparents lived in Revere as well as my parents who both graduated from
Revere High. I lived in Revere for the first twelve years of my life. My family owned a
home on Centennial Ave. This wonderful site brought back many fond memories of
good friends and fun times. I remember high wire acts on the beach, bands playing, the
Wolcott School and much more. Thank you.
4/3/1998 0:50
Bob Earley
Venice, Florida
I heard about the site from old friends, Lou and David Greenstein. I'm enjoying the
opportunity to connect with some fond memories. I particularly liked seeing Norman
Gautreau's art work. Mr. Gautreau's son, Norm Jr. and I were close friends back in the
50's. I'd enjoy hearing from old classmates.
4/2/1998 23:22
Kathy Finklestein
Chelsea, MA
Great page! I read about it in the Revere Journal and finally went on-line to take a look.
I found it very interesting.
4/2/1998 0:15
Herb Bresnick
Rochester, NY (born Just discovered this site. I was born in Revere - my dad had a delicatessen store on the
in Revere)
corner of Shirley Ave and Walnut Ave. for 25 years - called Bresnick's Delicatessen. We
also had a store in Punk's Corner on the beach before WWII. Went to Revere High graduated in 1944. Revere Beach was great - especially the amusements and the fried
clams! Does anyone remember my dad's store?
4/1/1998 18:15
Krystal Glass
Swampscott
Liked the Web site. Have many memories of Revere Beach when I was a kid to a
teenager to college. My friends and I have had a lot of laughs on the wall just hanging
out and having fun. Remember when the rides were there when I was a kid and my
parents took us down there for fun. Wish I was young again. Thanks for the memories.
4/1/1998 16:32
Cynthia S.
Keystone Heights,
Florida
Thought I would sign in first. Graduated Revere HS in 1960. Had some great times with
friends and family at Revere Beach. Remember riding the Himalaya and listening to the
Locomotion. Remembering friends (Louise, Pat, Gladys, etc.) Those were the good old
days. Thanks for the memories.
4/1/1998 15:27
Hank Zbyszynski
Manchester MA
I have seen many changes in the beach over the years, but I drove it yesterday
(3/31/98) and still found it one of the most interesting beaches in the world!!! }{MZ
4/1/1998 3:05
Carole Morello
Everett Ma
This sure brings back memories of when I was a kid. I will pass this address to other
interested people.
4/1/1998 3:02
Richard Perlman
Salem , Ma
CHELSEA orginaly
I worked a pitch stand next to Bob's Disc. House as a kid of 15, 16 & 17 years of age.
Victor owned the Cyclone & Bob owned several stands. I learned a lot on that beach !
Loved it and miss the: stands, the rides, the games.
4/1/1998 2:35
Frank V
Revere
4/1/1998 2:17
RANDY TOWNSEND BEVERLY, MA
I WAS BORN IN REVERE. I HAVE A GRANDFATHER WHO IS 97 YEARS OLD, GREW UP
AND STILL LIVES IN REVERE. WE ARE VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THE HISTORY OF
REVERE BEACH.
4/1/1998 1:18
Richard Ceruolo &
Donna Avallone
We had lots of fun with family and friends after Easter every year when the season
started. We loved the cyclone!!!! Lived in Point of Pines during the flood of 78.
East Boston Ma
Very good, I like every think, I seen.
4/1/1998 1:16
Anthony Pesce
Revere
Great job, it is good to see that the good days at the beach are not forgotten. With all
the mixed news from town, it is nice to see the way thing were.
3/31/1998 21:34
Carole (DiLorenzo)
and Jim Foye
Billerica, MA
3/31/1998 16:09
Ricky DeSisto
Revere
3/31/1998 16:09
Kelly Collins
Revere
This is a great site!
3/31/1998 16:08
Jeff DiGaetano
Revere
Like the art gallery!
3/31/1998 16:08
Kattie Pace
Revere
We lived in Oak Island adjacent to the beach...lots of great memories.
I think this is a good website because you can learn many things about Revere Beach
here.
I think that this is a wonderful website because it gives kids like me a chance to learn
more about the beach when it was young.
3/31/1998 16:08
Kasey Chotkowski
Revere
It was a good web site about the Revere Beach!!!
3/31/1998 16:08
Jennifer C.
Revere
This website is fun and educational!!!
3/31/1998 16:08
Patricia Arevalo
Revere
It was very interesting to learn about Revere Beach's history.
3/31/1998 14:43
Paul Mc Mahon
Everett, MA
As a kid, I swam & played at Revere Beach frequently. I was a red-head and light
complexioned, and would get some terrible burns while swimming. Usually my funds
were limited and I'd be drooling with desire for the goodies at the food stands.
3/31/1998 11:59
Michael W. Tanen
Nahant
This webpage brought back a lot of fond memories of time spent on the Beach in the
late fifties and early sixties!
3/31/1998 4:42
Herb Sosna
Maynard, MA
Great to find a site from my hometown. I get nostalgic about the times I used to
spend in Nat's Poolroom, punks corner, working on the beach, etc.etc. I'm sorry I can't
make my 50th RHS reunion - I'm sure it will be great.
3/31/1998 3:57
Rosemary
Nauenburg
Haven't had a chance to thoroughly peruse Revere Beach as yet. Someone told me
about carousels, and that was what I was looking for.
3/31/1998 1:53
Andrea Brooks Kline Swampscott, Ma
Saw the article in the Boston Globe and being born and brought up in up in Revere, I
couldn't resist.
3/31/1998 0:04
Kathy Kerrins
Revere
I think this is a great idea. I have so many memories of Hanging at Revere Beach( great
memories). I read an article in the Sunday Globe this week. I live in West Roxbury now,
but I work in Revere as a teacher at the McKinley School.
3/30/1998 22:20
patty
revere
think your page is great. revere beach is a precious resource in need of help. i'm not
sure if the construction of the marriots is a good or bad thing. enough of the beach is in
shade during midday from those awful condo towers. keep up the good work and
maybe the beach will return to its former glory!!!!!
3/30/1998 21:34
Jim Harrington
Saugus
Hi I read about your Reverebeach.com in Sundays Globe. Its a great site. It's good to
view local stuff on the Web. Most of the rides at Revere Beach were closed down by
the time I was old enough to visit. I do remember seeing the roller coaster, didn't it
burn down? JIM
3/30/1998 20:40
Bob Gray aka. Dom Indian Wells,
Gray
California
Move to Revere in 1938 when I was 10 years old. Lived on Thornton Street. Had two
brothers and three sisters. Father DAvid Gray, mother "Sadie". Uncles Jimmie and Louie
lived respectively, on Sumner and Hitchborn Streets. Left Revere in 1951. Have been
back one time in 1978. Best friends were Irving and Phyllis Aronson. I remember Revere
Beach as one fine place to grow up.
I would appreciate your prayers and best wishes
for the Billy Waxman family. Billy has been in the hospital for more than 7 weeks (in
ICU). For more particulars, please contact his family at: (978) 535-2530. Now that I
am pushing the envelope of life, I find myself thinking that it might be nice to spend my
remaining years in the place where I grew up. I know it has changed, but Revere Beach
will always be my "home".
3/30/1998 19:37
Rick Macomber
Grew up in
Chelsea...
I grew up in Chelsea and spent all of my youth @ Revere Beach. Great memories! My
Mom and Dad hung out at the Bandstand in the 50's. My mom grew up in the Shirley
Ave section of Revere.
3/30/1998 17:44
Murrray Dubin
Peabody, Ma
Caught the article in the 3/29 Boston Globe. Lived in Revere all the way through
college. Instead of a summer job I used to earn my spending money playing at the Sport
Of Kings--5 cents a game and 35 cents if you won the race. House rule was "don't win
too many in a row". Punks corner every night, its just someething that I have never seen
duplicated anywhere else in the country. We've started going to Revere Beach a couple
of days a week in the summer. It seems so strange sitting on the beach almost in the
same spot as when we were kids hanging out. Talk about coming back to one's roots
3/30/1998 16:30
Camille Minichino
12 Malden St, now
California
Great site! See my series of mystery novels set in Revere, starting with The
Hydrogen Murder (Avalon Books, 1997)
3/30/1998 15:00
Jack Ripley
St. Louis
I grew up on Crescent Ave. in Beachmont during the 40's & 50"s across from the Julia
Ward Howe school. Revere Beach was a vibrant, exciting, wonderful place where I
spent a considerable amount of my youth. I can still remember the smells emanating
from the various food booths - the pizza & the pepper steaks. What a great place and
what a great site. It sure brings back so many memories.
3/30/1998 14:51
Carol Lessard
Winthrop/Lynn,
Mass.
This is so great to be able to see some photos of some of the fun places we remember
from our youth! Hope more photos will be available.
3/30/1998 14:34
Bob Dame
Charlottesville
Virginia
Wonderful web page. I grew up in Beachmont and my folks are still there. Miss the
ocean and the sea breezes in the summer!History buffs, please visit my award-winning
web page on a famous Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War.
3/30/1998 13:47
Jerry Ruotolo
Winthrop, formerly Caught the article in the Globe, 3-29-98. My friends and I spent a good portion of our
East Boston
childhoods " up the beach ". It was such a fun place. Great rides, the skating rink,
wrestling at the Rollaway, you were never at a loss for something to do. It was THE
PLACE on Easter Sunday.
3/30/1998 13:42
Cynthia Gershfield
Titlebaum
originally
Everett,now
Danvers
Punks corner was our hangout.
3/30/1998 12:33
ED Pinanski
Beverly,Ma
Brings back Memories of growing up in the sixties and seventies
3/30/1998 4:26
Lillian
Everett
3/30/1998 2:40
Frank Butch Veglia
3/30/1998 1:45
Jacob
This is absolutely the greatest web site in cyberspace!!!My parents went to Revere
Beach c. 1925, as did all theirfriends. Later on, we were introduced to Revere Beach as
children(oh how I remember the rides). Later still, my husband and I went there on our
dates. No one has mentioned the double ferris wheel; how we enjoyed that!!! I still go
to the beach now to walk and can see all the amusements in my mind's eye. I have the
videoand the commemerative books made from vintage post cards.I will be a frequent
visitor to this site.
Many great memories of Revere Beach/ class of 71
Malden(Formerly
from Revere)
Lived in Revere 31 years. Brought up two sons in Revere. Wife is a Revere Girl.
Worked int Community Center on Nahant Ave. Her name is Annette
3/30/1998 1:04
Bob
Brighton and Now
Melrose
This page is awesome I remember my mother taking us from Brighton on Trolleys and
trackless trolleys and then trains to Revere Beach.She took us at least twice a month in
the summerand it was an all day trip at least an hour and a half or more from Brighton
we loved i will never forget i think of it every time i go to the beach which is often now i
work for the ambulance service that covers Revere.
3/30/1998 0:49
Robert J. pelosi
Malden Mass.
I read the article in the Boston Globe about Revere Beach has it's own web site.I
checked it out what a great site .It brings back a lot of memories.The amusements,the
shows,the food,It was a great place and this is a great web site.Keep up the good
work,and let's keep those memories of the greatest beach that there ever was alive.I
can still smell the hot dogs,the pizza,the cotton candy.Old Revere Beach there will
alway's be a place in my heart for you.
Bob Pelosi
3/30/1998 0:37
Jason & Lee
Mondale
Marblehead
I read about you in the Globe North Section and am just getting to know you. My wife
is a photographer who first went to the beach as it was being razed. She has some very
poignant photo's; and we still have a big blue-colored light bulb from one of the huge
displays that was being totally destroyed when she was roaming the Beach.
3/30/1998 0:36
Thomas Graziano
Merrimac, Ma
I read the article in todays Boston Globe,Mar.29. I'm originaly from East Boston. I have
many great memories of the Beach, from early childhood going to the Beach with my
parents, to driving down the Bulovard, in my dads car, on a hot Saturday night. Great
Idea Guys.
3/30/1998 0:22
Bernard Shavelson
Formerly Revere,
now Marblehead
3/30/1998 0:16
BERNICE (RISEBERG) MALDEN,MASSACH I LIVED ON CAMPBELL AVENUE IN REVERE IN THE 60'S. ATE ALL SUMMER AT BILL ASH'S
OSATTIN
USETTS
AND DANNY'S.ALSO REMEBER RIDING THE TILT-A-WHIRL UNTIL I WAS SO DIZZY I
COULDN'T WALK STAIGHT. REVERE BEACH WAS GREAT BACK THEN AND IT SEEMS IT
MAY BE AGAIN WITH MARRIOT HOTELS TALKING ABOUT BUILDING.
Found you by way of article in Boston Globe.
3/29/1998 23:59
joanne mcpartland swampscott ma
meeker
3/29/1998 23:05
Sidney Levine
3/29/1998 22:35
Steve*FLIP* Filipiak Originally from
Chelsea
Many good times on the beach!!!!
3/29/1998 22:34
robert palandro
saugus
I'm glad to see the return of the happy times and the good old days of revere beach.
3/29/1998 21:35
Pam Marden
Revere
It was great!!!!
3/29/1998 21:32
Debbie Hanscom
Revere
formerly from
Chelsea, now
Lynnfield MA
hi everyone! i was raised in swampscott but my father worked for MDC for 40 years.
spent many days at revere beach on rides etc.I was always afraid of the wooden roller
coaster! my mother said "you"ll fall" so of course i listened to her "that day" had many
kelly roast beef sanwiches.i live in IOWA now and how i miss the smell of the salty air ! i
wanna come home !!there's nothing like the ocean'i know this now !!!!!!!!!
been going to Revere Beach since early '30's
Beach memories. I spent many days & nights on the beach.That is where i met my
husband 27 years ago.
3/29/1998 21:30
Bob Stanley
Revere, Ma
Revere beach is Cool. I grew up right near it and i remember the rides and all the fun. I
miss the old revere beach.
3/29/1998 20:12
Chuck Fothergill
Chelsea,Mass
I wish they never changed the beach. I would have liked for my children to have
enjoyed all the amusements and stands that I did growing up.
3/29/1998 17:40
Nick DiSalvo
Revere
Will always remember sitting on wall across from Wild Mouse, late nights at Kellys,and
parking with girlfriends. Thanks for the memories.
3/29/1998 16:58
Milton Steller
Lynn,Ma
Brings back fond memorys.
3/29/1998 16:56
Marla Gay
Swampscott
Great article in the Boston Globe! My mother was Sylvia Bresnick. Her parents owned
Bresnick's delicatessen. I heard many wonderful stories about Revere Beach and the
great people who lived there. If anyone has any stories about my grandparents or their
deli, I would love to hear them.
3/29/1998 16:05
Alan Lowell
Great Site with lots of interesting info. I enjoyed my visit! Brings back the great
memoriesof when I was a kid. Remmeber playing in a band down there with DJ Ron
Robin!
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3/29/1998 15:38
Joyce Forte
Revere, MA
Great idea!! Nice to have a little history of a place I love. Our kids missed so much,
Rudolphs, Danny's and the Pin Ball machines.
3/29/1998 15:38
Joyce Forte
Revere, MA
Great idea!! Nice to have a little history of a place I love. Our kids missed so much,
Rudolphs, Danny's and the Pin Ball machines.
3/29/1998 15:02
Edward Goldstein
3/29/1998 14:58
Donald Campbell
3/29/1998 14:19
3/29/1998 14:19
Matthew Tileston
Boston Globe article helped me find you. This is great, and I appreciate having this link
to my past. I'm a member of the class of '50. Larry Upton, you are my classmate, unless
we have two of you. I'm forwarding web site address to others, including my children,
and hope to hear from anyone who finds me here. I live in Beverly, where RosaLee and
I raised our 5 children. Our Shirley Ave neighborhood changed, but the pizza at
Demaino's is still the best!
Swampscott Ma.
I can rember the double rollacoaster the Cyclon Hurley's and the bands that they had
there My favorit song i heard there I Cant Sit Down was the name of it I saw my first
electric getuar there
Saugus, MA
Retired MDC Police Capt. who spent most of my career at that district station and had
the honor of retiring in 1986 as the District Commander.My best to friend Peter
McCauley & anyone else reading this that I had the honor of meeting.
I live in a condo on Revere Beach and just love it! It reminds me of my childhood days
on the Jersey Shore.
3/29/1998 13:39
anthony r. costanzo east boston
i will always remember the day me and my buddy, "wellsey", rode the cyclone (in the
front seat) all day for $20.00!
3/29/1998 12:32
rich auger
everett
born on sherley ave. where there was jewish delis & shoe stores the shoe stores would
give out tins full of potato chips for my 10 siblings & i , We would walk down to the
beach w/ sandwiches & chips & stay the whole day wishing to go on the rides. Very fond
memories playing in the sand & water we loved it.I once had a poster of the rides but
lost it ,ginger ale,games ect.
3/29/1998 12:32
Frank FitzGerald
Middleton MA
Actually found you in the Sunday Globe article. I grew up in Revere...worked all over
the Beach as did many of my friends at the time. Reminiscences of Abe Shore, (blind)
collecting money from us at the shooting gallery, working at Howard Johnson's (Owen
McGaffigan, the mgr. used to tell us how he won WWI. I'll be checking in. Once a
Revereite, always a Revereite.
3/29/1998 3:17
Barbara & Diane
Tuck
Revere, MA
Our families live on Revere Beach. Our husbands' families have lived here for
approximately 50 years. And now we both have children of our own who will be here
probably just as long. We are proud to live on the oldest beach in America and are
proud to pass this heritage to our children. Feel free to send us a message or just to say
hello.
3/27/1998 2:46
bill portalla
haverhill virginia
revere
a great site that holds many fond memories for me. most of my family is still in
revere they will probably never leave. in some ways i wish i never left. miss the
smeel of the ocean and the many sounds that bring back nostalgia
3/26/1998 23:49
Dorothy Bailey
Portalla
Haverhill, Ma.
Thanks for the great sea sounds- Reminds me of the wonderful time it was growing up
on the beach.
3/26/1998 14:08
Nick & Debbie
(Polito) Addario
Good ole Revere
Hi, just surfed on in. We just love the beach, and wish that someone could do
something to bring back the memories of the beach the way it was. Those were the
good ole days. On Easter Sunday, it was traditional to hit the beach with the suits on and
the dresses, and bonnets. It is too bad we don't have that today. Those days were a lot
of fun. We would like to see it all come back for our children to enjoy.Thank you Debbie
3/26/1998 1:36
Stephen Picardi
Revere - Fort
Lauderdale
3/25/1998 22:31
John & Kathy
Consolo
East Boston
Just got a call from my Mom up in Edgewater, FL, the Revere Journal in her hand. She
insisted I log on to RevereBeach.com to see what it was all about. Nice site, Bob. I was
born in 1960 and grew up on Warren St. McKinley Elementary then RHS. Loved hanging
out on the beach at Victor's and Bill Ash's. One of the things I miss most is a Kelley's
Roast Beef after dancing at...oh oh, I forgot the name, you know, that club at the foot of
the bridge in the Pines. Lot's of memories conjured up here. Does anyone remember
Piece O' Pizza on Broadway? I left because I got tired of looking at my boat in storage
for 7 months of the year. I've been in Fort Lauderdale for 12 years and I'm not leaving!
I'd like to get in touch with some of the old crowd. Please email me any suggestions on
how I might go about doing that. Thanks so much for bringing back those memories,
I think this is great and it sure bring back alot of very fond memories. It especially
brings back Easter Sundays when everybody would show off their bonnets and suits
while strolling down the beach. Wish those days would come back. Good Luck.
3/25/1998 3:42
Karen (Noonan)
Kuhn
Revere (now
California)
Fabulous site. What a great trip down memory lane. Saw the ad in the Journal. My
Mom grew up in Revere, RHS '52,she still gets the paper. I was RHS '78. I got married at
the General Edward's Inn. I know I'll be back to the web site whenever I miss the beach!
3/24/1998 1:47
marie cullerton
East Boston now
living in Virginia
Many wonderful memories of my youth. Rode the whip while on a double date.
Later married the other fellow in spite of the fact he vomated all over me during the
ride. He turned his head because he didn't want to get sick over his date. We have
been married for 35 years.
3/24/1998 0:50
Barbara Lowe
Augusta, GA
For the past 12 years I have lived in Augusta. Grew up in Chelsea and Revere. Spent
many, many summers on the beach as a child and young adult. Used to love those Joe &
Nemo hotdogs and Bianchi's pizza. My family used to sit across from the Wild Mouse &
the Ebbtide. Every visit "home" I make a trip to Kelly's (even in the dead of winter).
Saw your homepage in the Revere Journal -- my mother has to keep up with everything
going on in Revere -- so glad she has a subscription, otherwise I wouldn't have known
about this.
3/23/1998 16:04
John F. Zaino
Xenia, Ohio (via
Revere, Mass -1950 High School
Graduate)
Actually, I just read the March 11 Revere Journal (a gift from my sister for a long time)
... and was pleased to learn about this web site. I used to live at 19 Irving Street, and still
get "home" about every year (I was just there to attend a funeral for my uncle Ernie
Yantosca).Two of my brothers still live in the area, but my sister, Mary Ann and her
family, moved to Phoenix (her husband works for Intel). I'm in the advertising/direct
marketing agency business. I grew up on Revere Beach, working for three to four years
for Bob Shayeb and his brother Victor (I ran some of the games, especially the "Hits the
Donkey on The Tail and Win a Prize). I also worked at the two skating rinks behind the
MDA on Ocean Avenue. Learned to skate there ... and eventually played high school
hockey for Revere (under Coach Allen Parker). I'll send a copy of the Journal story to
Enjoyed your Website. Bill Upton was my uncle, having married my mother's sister.
Margaret Havey. Many fond memories of Revere Beach, having worked at Mary
A'Hearn's Frozen Custard Stand and Howard Johnson's Stand. Keep up the good work.
3/21/1998 22:21
Charlie Carroll
McLean, VA
3/21/1998 19:57
Richard Minsky
Revere /
Swampscott / NYC
3/20/1998 18:38
Eric Levay
Revere, Ma. but
reside in Florida
My family in Revere sent me the article from the Revere Journal March 11, 1998, and I
thought it would be a great way to see the beach once more.
3/20/1998 16:58
Peter Lattanzi
Revere
I can remember as a small boy talking the trolley/bus from Broadway down Beach St.,
all the time looking out the front waiting to get the first glimpse of the beach. The
Nautical, Sandys, Hippodrome, Cyclone, Hurley's, arcades and the Tumble Inn Dinerwhat great memories! Reverebeach.com website:Great idea.
3/20/1998 15:54
John J. Milano
Revere
What a terrific homepage. The sound really topped it off.
I was born in 1930, so I
experienced the real Revere Beach. In fact I worked there during the war years for the,
General Zacaria, running all his rides: Ferris Wheel, Bumber Cars, Whirlaway, eating at
all his food stands.
Your picture of the beach is beautiful. The water scene is familiar,
but the ground scene is unknown to me. I will be in Revere the 6th of June to attend
the 50th highschool reunion, class of '48. My nephew John Milano put me on to your
site, he got if from his dad, my brother, who read it in the Revere Journal. (For your
information) Thanks for the memories. John J. Milano of the Tapley Avenue family.
I found this site very interesting because it brought back many memories
3/20/1998 1:22
Bruce Hemeon
SLC, Utah
Revere Beach in the 60's and 70's. The sounds of the Arcades and the crouds on a
hot summer evening. Many fond memories. Class of "72" . Nice Web Page.
3/19/1998 22:11
Helen Hemeon
Palm Harbor,
Florida.
3/18/1998 23:39
Cindy (Dow) Hudson Port Charlotte
Florida
3/18/1998 17:18
RAY FERULLO
FRASER, MICHIGAN
3/18/1998 0:07
ARTHUR BENNETT
STONEHAM MA.
02180
I COLLECT POSTCARDS OF REVERE BEACH
3/17/1998 15:06
Brian Greene
revere
I'm signing in first then visiting, but my father says it's a real nice web page.
The sounds brought back many memories.
As a former resident of Revere, this brings back many memories, keep it going.
GREW UP IN REVERE, WORKED ON THE BEACH IN THE 50, IT WAS GREAT REVISIT.
GREAT SITE
3/17/1998 14:40
Margy Mills
Minuteman Model
A Club of Sudbury,
MA
Bob Upton called and told me about this web site. I love it! We thoroughly enjoyed
being a small part of the Centenial celebration July 96. Margy Mills
3/17/1998 5:27
Damian Sheather
Brisbane, Australia
I've never been to Revere Beach, but it looks like a great place to visit. I hope to get
there someday...
3/17/1998 2:04
Nora Hartigan
Pittsfield
3/17/1998 1:24
JEFFREY A GREENE
REVERE, MA
3/16/1998 15:34
Christopher Foresta Chelsea --&gt;now
Wisconsin
3/16/1998 14:38
Susan Penney
Revere
I spent many times at this place and miss it greatly.
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS WEBSITE, AND THE MUSIC FROM THE ROLLER COASTER AND
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND. I WISH REVERE BEACH WAS THE WAY IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORY.
Great site. Gives me a chance to come home when I'm 2,000 miles away.
I read about this web site in the Revere Journal and thought I'd tune in. It looks great.
As a child my family visited the Beach every Easter Sunday and it was the one day we
were allowed to go on all the rides we wanted to and eat as much as we could. They
are such fond memories. The beach was great then and it still is!
3/16/1998 13:48
Mary (Jankun)
Kelley
Revere
3/16/1998 3:43
Ida Dorgan
3/16/1998 0:14
James A. Smith
3/15/1998 20:30
Mike Cantone
3/15/1998 15:38
Ernie & Susi Alvino
Revere
3/15/1998 3:39
S.Griffin
Revere
I miss those good old days just hanging and chowing down Revere Beach. After you
graduate high school, you work, get married, have kid(s) and now that I have a five year
old she is bringing back memories of still hanging and chowing with our old and new
friends (most with kids). We all have a great time. Just wish our summers were
LONGER. Bob, I don't know you, but you are doing a great job on this website!!!
Hi Bob. See you at work.
Malden, MA
I remember that various Revere Beach posters were sold years ago. Are they still
available? If so, where.I've been walking the Beach on a weekly basis now and really
hate to see that people are walking their dogs on the beach and sidewalk and do not
bother to clean up after their dogs. It really is too bad.
When I think of Revere Beach it brings me back 27 years when I was 15 turning 16 it
was the summer of 1970. I would catch the bus every morning rain or shine because at
that time there were places to go to get out of the rain, like Hurely's. I wanted find
something or someone to have a change in my life. With thousands of people coming
there every day I knew I would meet some new faces. I made friends with this beautiful
girl who lied about her age so I wouldn't send her home. My parents weren't worried
too much because I would let them know where I was going before I left in the
morning. I got home late at night not eating supper.Things would pickup after dinner.
That's when another beautiful girl came into my life. She was older than me, we were
hitting it off great. I had no serious interest in either girls because the girl I really loved
Beautiful site, it is great to get some shots of the history of the beach. The beach is still
a great place to spend a summer day. Let's get some current photos to bring people
back to the beach and to Revere.
I still keep the newspaper clipping of my brother's friend Anthony Teixeira finding a
Civil War era Burnside breech-loading rifle. The finding of the gun marked the 130th
anniversary of the Civil War's opening shot at Fort Sumter, S.C.
3/14/1998 21:25
Linda Calla
We grew up on Revere Beach. Thank you for the memories!
3/14/1998 15:35
Bill
Revere, Ma
I like your site very much. Great job. I have lived inRevere all my life and remember
Revere Beach verywell.
3/14/1998 14:14
Thomas F.
Catanesye
Beachmont, Mass.
Great Web Page! Good job Bob. I have 4 Generations of my Family that have grownup
on the beach and are still enjoying the same. There's no place better to growup and not
have to pay to enjoy the simple pleasures of life!
3/14/1998 11:10
ALEC BORSETI
REVERE
LOVE THE WEBSITE. I THINK THAT IT IS A GREAT IDEA!
3/14/1998 2:36
Michael O'Hara
Revere
Bianchis pizza forever
3/13/1998 21:23
Blackie
Revere
The night before the fourth, the beach with people alive, with flashing lights all glowing
on all of the rides. Sounds of music was playing, the loud noise of the crowds, and the
smells of the food like a low hanging cloud. Popcorn, pizza, cotton candy and fudge,
while we all sit there waiting for the fireworks barge. It now grows quite late but we still
sit there and wait, knowing the show that is coming is going to be great. Then at last it
all starts far above with a din, the first flash of the lights brings out joy from within.
Then one by one they all flash and they soar, bright lights in the sky, the explosions great
roar. Repeating faster, the bright colors and hues, with flashes of light to everyone's
oohs. The crowds mezmorized by this fabulous show, of glittering explosions and the
colorful glows. With a bright light and a smash, the end now comes at last. That final
3/13/1998 19:37
Sally
NW Arkansas
I have been talking to one of your finest. . .(a very nice policeman), and he sent me
your way. Perhaps I can see your pretty town one day soon. I adore the sea, so I know
I would not be disappointed. Sally
3/13/1998 17:20
Capt. John Currier
REVERE
HiBob, I think you did a great job on this,you have reach to the west coast, i friends
out there. keep up the good work,........ Capt,John C. Currier Revere Auxiliary Police
dept.
3/13/1998 15:15
Donna Todisco
DiGiovanni
Peabody, MA
I grew up in Revere and have fond memories. Revere High Class of '72. I still miss the
beach.
3/13/1998 14:47
Janine (Bonfiglio)
McWilliams
Revere
3/13/1998 1:05
Lucille Fitzgerald
revere
This website is fantastic! I grew up in Revere and have many, many fond memories of
Revere Beach. Number one on the list is "Danny's Long Dogs". Foot long hot dogs, all
around! And THE best onion rings to go along with it! I spent many summers at Revere
Beach. My grandmother used to take us to the Beach on Sundays to ride on the Merrygo-round, bumper cars, etc. I was too afraid to go on the Cyclone; I finally got up
enough nerve to go on the Wild Mouse! As a child my mother used to belong to a
bowling league who bowled at the Nautical. My brother and I were sent to the
Children's Play Room (pool hall) with a coke and a bag of chips. We used to crawl under
the pool tables (our fort) and eat our snacks and cause havoc. Kelly's Roast Beef at 2:00
a.m., hanging out on "the wall". I could go on and on........but I'll spare you. Thank you
There was nothing like the old Revere Beach!!! This web site really captured the good
old days!!!!
3/13/1998 0:15
ANN
REVERE
I remember Revere Beach in the middle sixties . I was there every weekend . Especially
Joe Lavargies pizza , 10 cents a slice. And the Virginia REEL.
3/13/1998 0:04
Tim Scanlan
Revere ma
As a young kid back in the early 70's growing up in Nahant we used to pile a bunch of
guys in my dads 14ft. skiff powered by a 15hp.motor, dock the boat at Captain Fowlers
marina, at the southern end of the General Edwards bridge. Packed with a pocket full of
coins from collecting bottle empties we would be on a (mission) to go on as many rides
and eat as much junk food as we could,AHH those were the days I feel sorry for the Kids
growing up today they'll never know the fun we all had at Revere Beach in it's glorious
past
3/12/1998 23:54
Maureen+Gary
DiBella
Roughans Point
Revere,MA.
We've lived here all our lives and love RevereBeach.We have three children and what
a great place to raise kids.Enjoyed many summers and weathered many winters.
WE
LOVE REVEREBEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3/12/1998 22:51
Andrea Brown
Berman
Point of Pines,
Revere
3/12/1998 22:00
Patrick
Revere, MA
Although I grew up in Chelsea (Shurtleff School, CHS Class of 1971), my best memories
are of all the summers I spent at Punks Corner (Just like my brother, sister, and father
did!) Many lasting friendships were made there, and that was where I also met my
husband. (Little did I know that I'd be explaining to my kids that I met their father
hanging on the wall at Punks!) They'd never understand in a million years. We moved
to Medford, lived there for 22 years, and this past November came back to Revere when
we bought a house right on the Beach in the Point of Pines. We're now among the lucky
few who can see Revere Beach each and every minute just by looking out the window.
And we ARE lucky! Too bad there are so many who only have memories of the Beach.
It's still a wonderful place to come and watch the sun come up and walk and watch the
Although the site is well done graphically, it is too commercial. There should be a much
better photo gallery and opportunity for us to post our own pictures like AOL (Keyword:
Revere Beach). I hope this site will grow with less of a commercial presence. It just
seems as though this site is designed to get us to spend money rather than being a true
dedication to Revere Beach. There are already plenty of places on the net to spend our
money.
3/12/1998 20:10
Donna
Revere
3/12/1998 17:02
Charles Hallock
Everett,,MASS.
What a wonderful site on Revere Beach. You have done a fantastic job bringing the
beach back to life.
very informative site,,i did not know Wonderland Park was a Amusement Park
3/12/1998 16:00
Cynthia Graff
Revere
The site is wonderful. The graphics and audio are super!!
3/12/1998 12:19
Mike Cantone
Revere
I was anxious to sign in I haven't had a cance to look. I would like to comment later.
3/12/1998 2:12
Beverly (Dingwell)
Buckley
revere
Gee Bobby nice Job! I remember Easter Sunday's opening the beach. After church
going down there in our Easter outfits and riding on all the rides. Then the later years at
the Arcade playing pin ball, working at Hurleys icecream stand next door. There was
card games on the wall and Bill Ashes pizza. I remember riding the rollercoaster with no
hands over and over again. And how was that water??? I dont think we ever went
swimming.. Good job keep it up. Bev
3/12/1998 1:03
ANTHONY LAVINA
REVERE MASS
I HAVE LIVED IN REVERE ALL MY LIFE AND WOULD NOT TRADE ANOTHER CITY FOR IT.I
JUST WISH I COULD REMEMBER ALL THE RIDES DOWN THE BEACH.I AM 28 YEARS OLD
AND I WISH I WAS 50 SO I COULD HAVE ENJOYS THE OLD DAYS LIKE SO MANY OTHER
PEOPLE.
3/11/1998 0:44
nicholas tannone
formerly east
boston
many fond memories of revere beach early 60s late 50swild mouse, virginia reel,
rudolphs pepper steaks,have lotsmore!!! the ebb tide nite club, kellys roast beef
3/8/1998 1:19
Nick & Debbie
(Polito) Addario
Revere
We just surfed on in, and think this web site is awesome. We are from good ole Revere
all our lives. We love the beach, and Kellys. I had a lot of fun going to Kellys at 3:00 a.m.
after a club got out. But those days are gone now, I have a wonderful husband and two
handsome boys. Anthony is 14, and Nicholas is 4. Keep up the good work. My husband
just told me he could write a book about the beach. Life was good in 1973, hanging out
at Victors.
3/7/1998 2:39
denise roberts
It was great to see my home town of revere on the net!! I grew up on Walnut Ave
attending Liberty school thru Garfield. Went to RHS but moved away in my senior year
graduating in 1972 . But the years i did spend at RHS were great but i have lost track of
many of the people i spent those years there with. I have great memories of the beach
and always enjoy going back and spending the day there.Liberty School playground is no
longer there but I spent many a summer day there under that tree playing games and
getting ready for the end of summer parade. I have kept in touch with some people I
grew up with but would love to hear from anyone else who shares the same stomping
grounds.
3/7/1998 1:48
weenister
revere(oakisland)
revere beach is fun to hang out at in the summer but it is to dirty to swim in
3/6/1998 18:21
C. Arruda
Arlington, MA
Nice Job!
3/6/1998 12:57
Sandra Harrington
Revere,
Massachusetts
3/4/1998 14:51
Arlene (Freed)
Meltzer
3/4/1998 12:30
Sheryl (Robson)
McMillan
I truly enjoyed checking out your web site. I live in Erie, Pennsylvania now but I grew
up on Walnut Avenue in Revere and I spent a good portion of my youth on Revere
Beach. The memories are so special to me. I would have liked to see more photos of
the beach from the 50's and 60's but even what I saw made my heart yearn for home.
Thanks for sharing.Sandy
Hello. What a wonderful thing this is. Grew up in Chelsea, but was at Revere Beach
all the time. As a child, with the family on Sundays, taking the streetcar, going on the
"flying horses" and getting popcorn at Hurley's, then picking up the streetcar at the car
barn. What fun! Been married to a Revere boy, Marvin Meltzer for 44 years. We still go
to Revere Beach and love it. Thanks for the memories.
New Jersey
My father (Jim Robson) grew up in Revere. His sister (Carolyn Healy) and my two
cousins (Richie and John Healy) still live there. My family and I used to come up to
Revere every summer for a few weeks when we were growing up. My cousin Richie
owns a bar on the beach (called The Bar) right near Kellys. His family used to have a
food stand in the same area in the late 60's. My family consisted of 7 children (myself,
Kim, Stacey, JoAnne, Lisa, Karen & Jimmy Robson). I still make it up to Revere at least
once or twice a year. Have to go to Kelly's everytime. Love this page, great job.
3/3/1998 20:21
Paula (Freed) Sack
Malden
Born and raised in Chelsea (at least until I was 8 years old), my happiest memories
were of the Sunday afternoons spent at Revere Beach with my family. As I grew older, I
once again gravitated to the beach where I found friendship and new memories. I raised
my children "on the beach" and now I teach "on the beach" at the Garfield School. That
beach is as vital an element to me as the air I breathe! Thank you for creating this special
page.
3/3/1998 2:31
paul tarr
port charlotte
florida
As a former Revereite I would love to hear from others of the same persuation...
3/1/1998 23:12
jullene nardone
revere
Joey and I love to stroll along the beach. I love you Joey - 4/7/95 and on.
2/28/1998 21:09
CHARLES
SANTAGATE
REVERE MA 02151
GRAT JOB I LIVE AT POINT OF PINES, REVEREBEACH SITE GREAT THANK YOU ALL FOR
HARD WORK CHARLES SANTAGATE
2/28/1998 16:54
John K
Oak Island Revere
When I was ten years old in 1950 I came to Revere, and spent my winters at the Paul
Revere School, and my summers on Revere Beach. For a young lad growing up Revere
Beach with its thousands and thousands of peopleon the beach was certainly a sight to
behold. Growing up on the beach was certainly an experience which only now I can
bring back in my memories. When I left in 1957 for the service the beach was going full
blast, and when I came back years later it was all gone. What an utter loss.
Revere
Beach Forever !!!!!!!
2/28/1998 15:47
John A. Williams III
Reading,
Massachusetts
Hi Bob,
made.
I really like this website a lot. I am really impressed with how well it was
John
2/27/1998 0:29
PAUL DONOVAN
REVERE
I HAVE LIVED IN REVERE ALL MY LIFE AND STILL LOVE IT HERE ITS STILL A NICE PLACE
TO LIVE
2/24/1998 14:43
Mike Hemeon
New York City
Had a great time at the beach during the mid-sixties. Worked most of the stands and
some of the rides.Revere High Class of 1970
2/23/1998 14:36
Carol Kinnally Cote
Bedford
Revere Beach was a way of life for the people who lived and worked there. It was good
times and good friends. I grew up there. The beach has always been a very big part of
my life. Thanx for the memories.-wav
2/23/1998 3:11
Paul Dion
Pittsburgh
I can remember when my family would go to Revere Beach and spend all day just
playing with my cousins and family it was one of the greatest times of my life. As I grew
up I never stop going to the beach when I return to Revere. It is one of the most
overlooked natural wonders that I grew up with. And of course Revere Beach wouldnt
be what it is without Kellys Roast Beef. I miss it and hope to return to live there again.
May the Lord who is Jesus with the Holy Spirit open your heart to know the one and only
true God. Fall on your knee and plead with the God who is able to to save you. Praise
God for Jesus who has saved us who believe. In His Love and Mercy.
2/23/1998 1:17
louise
canada
I have a postcard of copley square and trinty church ,boston,mass.no,60581
[postmarked 1912 ] on back says diamond sharp,logo which says superior quality...
could you help with some how rare this card.
Thank you louise
2/22/1998 22:46
Wayne Connors
N. Hollywood,
California
I lived in Revere on Avon Street near Revere St. and N. Shore Road from 1964-1976. I
worked on Revere Beach in the games and at Bob's Discount house on the Beach. I used
to hang out at the Penny Arcade and put tonic can tabs in the pinball machines. Detta
who ran the arcade always caught us. I miss the rides, the games and the fun of the
Beach. Hoagies hot dogs were footlong and the owner's wife painted on the biggest red
lips you ever saw. I miss the Cyclone, the Wild Mouse, the Dodgems and the "Flying
Horses". I'm glad Revere Beach lives on in my heart as well as others.
2/22/1998 12:47
George McLeod
Revere, Ma
I grew up in Revere on Revere St.. I have some of my best memories from hanging out
on Revere Beach in the summertime. I used to get free rides on the Whip and Dodgems
from Carmine "Carminuch", played one of the most popular pinballs "Lady Luck" at that
time in the Penny Arcade. In the winter, after a good strom and surf, I would go down
to the beach at low tide and pickup sea clam and sell them to Hoagie's Grill for a nickel
each; there is so much more I couldn't begin to write about it. Those were the days!
Who knows, maybe someday there will be another for Revere Beach amusement park. I
only wish my son could have enjoyed Revere Beach as I did.
2/22/1998 12:44
JUNE MCLEOD
KINNALLY
REVERE,MA.
2/21/1998 21:25
Arry Murphey Frank California
REVERE BEACH HAS MANY FOND MEMORIES FOR ME.I REMEMBER MY MOTHER
TAKING SIX OF US KID FROM CHELSEA(WHERE WE LIVED UNTIL I WAS 8 YEARS OLD) ON
THE TROLIES THAT RAN ON TRACKS AND WERE ATTACHED BY ELECTRIC PULLIES.BACK
THEN THE BEST THING ON THE BEACH TO EAT WAS JOE AND NEMOS. THE BEST HOT
DOGS (2 FOR $.25 CENTS) AND HAMBURGES. GOOD PRICE WHEN YOU HAD THAT MANY
MOUTHS TO FEED.WE MOVED HERE FOR GOOD IN 1955 AND I HAVE BEEN HERE EVER
SENCE.I HAVE SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES OF REVERE BEACH AND I REALLY MISS IT,
THE WAY IT USE TO BE.I CAN REMEMBER LIVING ON REVERE ST. AND GOING TO SLEEP
WITH THE SOUND OF THE CYCLONE AND THE VERGINIA REEL GOING UP AND DOWN
THEIR STEEP HILLS. THE PEOPLE SCREAMING ,SOME IN FEAR AND SOME WITH GLEE,AS
I used to live in Revere, it is a great place and I have very fond memories of the people
and the places that I frequented there. I knew alot of people in Revere and I would love
to find some of them , I haven't been back in over 10 years. Do they still have Row, Row
to Revere? I was in the first 5 of those, I worked at a place called Jacobs Ladder, ate at
Kelly's Roast Beef (crab rolls) and hung out in a bar called the Speakeasy. I was young
and impetuous then and now I am a middle aged mom in California. I am hoping to visit
again some time soon.
2/20/1998 17:31
Tom Tallant
2/19/1998 17:49
Gina Ranno
2/18/1998 1:19
chris mcgee
Tucson
Nice web site
This is a great website.. I can remember going to Revere Beach as a kid with my family.
Wow, it has changed since the days of the Cyclone. I wish that I could have experienced
the real thing....Thanks. Great work!
metro west
interested in the history.
2/17/1998 3:43
Danny Raboin
Medford
I look forward to knowing more about Revere beach, both the past, & the future.
Thanks
Danny
2/17/1998 1:36
Shawn Tempesta
Revere, MA
Good site...i used to live on Revere Beach.I miss the weather...the views...the girls...THE
KELLY'S!!
2/16/1998 8:48
George C. O'Connor Revere
Took my first baby-steps down there (R-Beach)35 years ago! MANY happy memories
of that sandy shore!
-George.
2/15/1998 17:00
Henry Leno
Revere, MA
As a child, I remember all the rides and pinball arcades here. Living in East Boston at
the time, it was a quick Blue Line ride on the MBTA for a Saturday of fun and enjoyment.
2/15/1998 14:19
Leah Schmidt
640 Blvd. Revere!
It's great to see a site in support of America's first public beach! As a resident, I've long
been aware of the special atmosphere surrounding Revere Beach, and have recently
taken a particular interest in the history of the immediate area. Hey, if anyone out
there has any information concerning the construction date of my home (640 Revere
Beach Blvd.-- the large brick/stone house), I'd love to hear from you!!! My email address
is [email protected] Thank you so much, and kudos on a fine webpage! -- Leah
Schmidt
2/15/1998 0:07
Larry Deshowitz
Randolph, Ma
I grew up in the Point of Pines. I lived there until 1985, whereby I got married and
moved to the South shore. I miss the ocean very much and our family try to get down
there whenever we can. I worked at Kelley's in 1976. I think every guy in the Pines
worked there one time or another. Ray Carey and Mac were great guys. The Pines was
a great place to grow up. The neighbors were all close. I had tons of friends there. The
beach was everything!
2/14/1998 19:12
ALAN AMATO
REVERE
just keep up the good work in revere to make it the best city to live in
2/13/1998 2:10
Leonard B. Glasser
South Windsor CT
2/12/1998 3:22
john marino
davenport,ia (born
in revere)
2/9/1998 5:34
Bob Sher
Redondo Beach, CA
From Revere Beach to Redondo Beach - Coast to coast. Revere will always be home.
Great memories of Sunday's at Punks Corner in the early 70's - Danny's hot dogs and
cheesesteaks, Bill Ash's Pizza, the band concerts and, oh yes, the girl who became my
wife. This page is a great way to remember a great place!
2/4/1998 3:00
Chris Adkerson
Revere, MA and
proud of it!
I think the web-site is a great idea. It will help people bring back lots of memories.
Good luck with it. I will check it often to see what is new.
2/4/1998 1:49
Jeff Landroche
Berwick, ME
Hi Bob! Great site! As you know, Revere became a home away from home for me
during the 70's and 80's. I even got stuck there for a week 20 years ago (Blizzard of 78).
Thanks and hope to see you soon. Jeff
Hi, I lived on Warren St in the 50's and spent all my time with my mother, Betty
DiPlatze and my brothers and sister at the beach. My Uncle Pat was one of the
caretakers of the old bathhouse. We used to park our blanket right across from Lindes,
around the coner from the Revere Cab Co's pick up spot. Hope to visit this summer.
Lenny Glasser
my mom owned Dots lunch on shirley ave back in the 70's
2/2/1998 14:15
Frederick WooO'Brien
Pahoa,Hawai'i
I grew up in the Boston area. Grade school in Jamaica Plain, Brookline and had
grandparents who lived on Beacon St. in Back Bay. cousins in Dorchester and Newton,
My mother lives on Pleasant St. in Brookline. My family and I are considering moving to
Boston for a few years to further our education. Any helpful hints on affordable
housing??
Thank you FWO'B.
2/2/1998 2:19
Hal & Eileen
Boudreau
Beachmont
1/25/1998 20:59
Maria Cassarino
Revere, MA
I have a story to tell about Revere Beach. My grandmother's name was Mary Donahue.
She was born in the late 1890's and lived in Melrose. Her family wasn't wealthy, but they
enjoyed a happy family life. During the long hot Sunday summer afternoons of that
time, the family would dress in their Sunday best, pile into the family horse-drawn
carriage and take the long one hour plus journey to Revere Beach. My grandmother
told me that the cool ocean breezes always felt so refreshing after the long dusty
journey from Melrose. The clothes at the turn of the century, especially their "Sunday
best" were very hot and restrictive. She painted some wonderful pictures of the beach
for me. I wish I could see it the way she saw it. I have some pretty special memories of
my own, but none that could match the memories of my grandmother, Mary Donahue.
Thought it would be interesting to sign the book and see if I know anybody else that
signed.
1/25/1998 20:51
Donna
Palermo/Russo
REVERE
1/25/1998 18:52
Richard T. Serino Jr. Revere, Ma.
1/24/1998 17:02
Diane Ianuzzi
Revere
Hi, I lived in Revere all my life (quite a life!). My mom graduated Revere High in 1943, I
graduated RHS 70 and my daughter, Lori, graduated RHS 93. My younger kids (twins Bobby & Janine) go to the Beachmont School. My Heart belongs to Revere ! ! ! (But
wish the taxes were cheaper)
I'm very interested in the history of the beach. This page is great!
Its awsome to go back in time and see all the wonderful things Revere Beach had to
offer. I'm just glad that I'm old enough to remember (and appreciate) the history. Great
Job,looking forward to coming back to the beach, only today we have to surf the net
instead of the waves.
1/24/1998 0:40
Peter Garofalo
everett
Bobby i wish you all the luck. as i told you i love revere beach. it has so many great
memories of coming to the beach every day by bus with my mother. now that she is
gone this place holds some very fond memories. thanks
1/23/1998 16:24
Gary Mitchell
Marshfield, MA
Great Job Bob. I like the history of Revere Beach.KBLE TV3 is putting together a
documentary on theBlizzard of '78. Any help that we can get on how theblizzard
affected Revere Beach would be appreciated.Thanks again.
1/22/1998 11:18
Jim Malveira
Salem, NH. Formerly Thanks for bringing back some of the memories of the beach. Spent much of my youth
from Revere
there on the wall, at Kelly's, and Bianci's. Nice Job!!
1/21/1998 14:27
Lori (Webb) Van
Curen
Revere first - then
Derry NH
My sister Joanie told me about your site this morning, I couldn't wait to check it out!
Its great. I love the beach. I met my husband on the beach. I still visit. Just goes to show
you: "You can take the Kid out of Revere but you can't take Revere out of the Kid"
1/21/1998 9:28
Mathew J. Sims
Revere
I've only loged in once but it looks nice.
Matt
1/20/1998 2:29
jerryand joanie
whynott
revere /now new
hampshire
we both grew up in revere on the ave. it was a great time and have fond memories of
the beach. from the rides to swimming. and luv kellys and still make many trips. our
hearts and thoughts are always in revere.
Keep up the good work !!!
1/17/1998 2:47
Maureen Tuttavilla Revere
Bob - I'm impressed! I'm glad I finally popped in! Best of luck. (This sure will be a
challenge to consolidate into a business card, ha?)
1/16/1998 1:44
chrissie alagero
oh what fun remembering Revere Beach. The beaches down here on the Cape are
beautiful but we don't have those hard packed ridges at low at alow tide remember
how they used to feel on your bare feet? and how about the Pizza King, that used to be
my favorite i think i had an uncle that was arrested on the beach in the 30s for taking
the top of his bathing suit off. lol this was fun looking at the pictures. ;-) happy happy
memories
1/13/1998 18:33
MAU
Revere
I can't believe the work you have done! This sight just keeps getting better and better!
Wow!!!
1/8/1998 3:16
Geri Clarke
Rhode Island
My mother told me we were related to the Hurley family who had amusement rides at
the park,including Hurleys Hurdlers carosel.
12/31/1997 1:12
BOB SICILIANO
NORTH READING
12/28/1997 20:57
Jeanne Kline
Chantilly, VA
NICE JOB
We spent a wonderful day at your beach this past August. The facilities are great,
restrooms, showers, concession stand .. and best of all .. a wide expanse of white sand
beach. We'll be back!
12/26/1997 17:55
wayne terminello
Hi Bob Finally got to look at the beach web site. You did a great job on it. It looks
very professional and has a lot of fun stuff to stimulate memories.
Hope you and
the family had a great Christmas. Talk to you next week. Wayne
12/17/1997 22:52
Bob Marra
12/7/1997 1:54
Jackie MacLeod
12/1/1997 21:12
Kathie Clarke
12/1/1997 16:46
Carol Gautreau Bent Ipswich, MA (Born
and brought up in
Revere)
My Dad, Norman Gautreau told me about this website. Great job! I especially loved
viewing my Dad's painting on the home page. Thanks to people like you, Pete McCauley
and my Dad to keep the memories of Revere Beach alive for all to see and remember.
Keep up the good work!
11/30/1997 21:36
Cindy Gordon
Hi Bobby... Can you believe I finally made it on here~~~~ Looks Great....It was worth
the wait....Keep me posted when you add to this...I would love to watch it come
together :-) Good Luck!!!!!!!!!! Cindy
Revere...and Still
from Revere...
It's gratifying to see so many people with great memories of Revere Beach. Especially
for those of us who still live here, where the Beach continues to be a source of pride and
contentment. This website is an impressive tribute to our gem, Revere Beach.
Hopefully it will inspire people to respect the Beach for what it is, as well as for what it
once was. People like Pete McCauley and Norm Gautreau are what Revere is all about,
and their efforts are saluted!
Love the picture on the home page. Can you buy the book someplace?
Stoneham
I'm not telling...so
there!
Great site of course the mouth that told me was Cindy Gordon!!!! LOL
11/19/1997 19:19
Mike Testa
Somerville
Great job - Do you know where the AOL page is from the centennial, I was told there
was one!
11/19/1997 18:33
Laurie Shannon
Malden MA
Great web page Bob!
11/18/1997 18:26
James Mahan
MASS
I loved the page and will tell all my friends about it
11/12/1997 1:25
John Manganaro
West End...East
Boston....Revere
Your web site is great, brings back a lot of memories. Keep up the ggod work.
Daryl from the Post Office told me to say hi to you. Regards, Johnny
11/7/1997 17:40
Bill Ferruzzi
revere
hi bob
10/28/1997 1:34
Mark E. Sullivan
Melrose MA
I was at the Bel Canto Quartet concert at the Woburn Congregational Church. After the
supper, I was by the kitchen at the foot of the stairs leading to the Pastor's Study. I
heard someone talking about the WebSite. So, I decided I'd drop by and sign the guest
book. Looks good. The concert was good, too, wasn't it? Thanks!
I'll pass the word on!
Laurie
P.S.
10/14/1997 14:34
Raymond J. Deleidi boston area
I will always have fond memories of Revere beach .Growing up as a kid I spent many
hours of fun and amusment at the beach.
10/14/1997 6:07
Bill Luca
Salem, MA
There was no place like Revere Beach when I was a kid. Certainly deserves its own web
page! Keep expanding the site-preserve the memories!
10/11/1997 18:23
E. Holmes
Revere
Thanks for the visit home, do you think I could get Kelly's takeout sent to Seattle?
10/8/1997 6:27
rick
10/6/1997 0:14
keith roland
cantone
revere,originally,no youre website is very informative,ispent my first twelve years of my life growing up on
w in fl.
revere beach,alot of the old rides and sites that you have on here bring back a lot of
happy memories.i wish i had a bucet of fried clams and a bianchi's pizza in front of me
right now!! i swear i can smell em,thats ok though because i'm planning a trip up there
in a couple weeks,my kids were raised in fl. so it should be a lot of fun,well gotta run,but
i'll be back,thanx for the memories
10/4/1997 2:05
Shawna Hansen
Revere Historical
and Cultural
Commission
kewl page !!! I grew up on Severe Beach
This site is excellent. I hope that you add links to www.RevereMa.com and to the
Revere Society for Cultural and Historic Preservation. Good work! If anyone wants
information on how to order books on the history of Revere, let me know.
9/29/1997 18:39
Marguerite
Revere
I love this sight because I grew up in Revere, and I think it is great to be able to read
these interesting facts about the place. I especially loved listening to the familiar sounds
of the Cyclone Roller Coaster. The whole sight is incredible. Thanks for the memories
and keep up the great work!!!
9/25/1997 8:46
BOB
9/23/1997 16:08
Mike Hemeon
NYC originally from Good to finally see a Revere Beach site. A chat line would be nice.
"Revea"
9/22/1997 13:39
Kevin Carey
Manchester, Mass
Nice Job. This sight should get a lot of play. Great Idea! Keep in touch K.C.
9/22/1997 2:46
Lynne Sigel
Shrewsbury Mass
Super Site!! It is great to see all the old photos of Revere Beach and the history behind
it! Keep up the great work!!
9/21/1997 19:31
chad hummel
rochester, new york revere beach was a wonderful place! Wish I could have been there when the beach was
still "booming!" I was there this past august to visit my aunts and uncles, and to check
out my uncle's awesome pizza shop...BIANCHI'S PIZZA on revere beach. Uncle Butch.
you are the man!!!
Very nicly done, hope to see more soon
whats up uppy!!!!
9/21/1997 2:38
Ed Haas
Revere
Well, you have the start of a great page. Pete is a great revere historian and I have been
facinated by his books and stories for years. Keep up the good work. Ed
9/21/1997 1:29
Steve Shea
Westminster, MA
Nice Job Bob!!
9/19/1997 20:31
Alan MacInnes
Lowell, MA
Revere Beach was a fascinating place. Revere Beach Chips is a very interesting book!
A question: how does the Wonderland Ballroom relate to the old Wonderland
amusement park? Is it the same ballroom that was at that park, and moved to its
present location?
9/19/1997 3:24
Tommy Collins
Winthrop by way of Hi Bobby This is a nice thing you're doing for Revere Beach. Good Luck in all of your
East Boston
efforts to keep many of the wonderful memories going strong.
Tommy Collins
9/17/1997 23:01
James W. Carroll
Winthrop, MA
Great site!! I grew up in Winthrop and was a frequent visitor to Revere Beach. Great
photo's. I remember them like it was yesterday. Would like to see more sites like this!!
I'll definitely be checking back again.
9/17/1997 22:59
Laurie Ranno
Reading, MA
I remember spending a lot of time on revere beach growing up with all my relatives that
are living there. I remember getting Ice cream from the banana boat, and walking the
boardwalk with my aunts at night. You are doing a great job with this sight-- Keep it
up!!!
9/16/1997 17:43
Bruce Zubee
Connecticut
Very nice site. Looking forward to future stories on the history of the beach!
9/15/1997 16:35
Howard Glazer
Meriden, CT
Hey, What's New Too works! That's how I found you. I'm the son of Revere-ites -- mom
grew up on Wave Ave., dad on Walnut. Visits to the grandparents as a kid always meant
an afternoon in the arcade on Revere Beach. I still stop at Kelly's for clams when I'm in
the area. This site seems to be off to a good start. I'll definitely check it out again.
9/14/1997 20:15
Burt Dov Levy
Revere Beach
I am happy to be the fifth signer, and perhaps the first Reverebeachnik to swim aboard
this great web-site. I lived there from 1940 to 1952 when I graduated high school,)
and worked during that time for every large company on the beach: Hurley's kiddie
rides, Shayeb brothers "pitch till you win," Louis Fox's Fascination and Bingo.
Congratulations on doing it, Bob, and helping my grandchildren to know that the place I
grew up really exists. It must exist if it is on the computer. Shalom from Israel. Dov
Burt Levy
9/14/1997 6:57
BILL THOMAS
BILLERICA,MA.
NICE JOB
9/14/1997 0:34
Paul Halupowski
Portland OR
Just curious. Used to go to Revere Beach when I was young.
9/13/1997 20:06
John Oliva
Tewksbury,Ma.
Looking good Bob.Keep going.Where's the vitual rollercoaster ride?
9/12/1997 18:44
Chester Andersen
North Andover, MA Signing in, use to hang out at the Sandbar years ago. That would be the bar that always
had a line of Harleys parked out front. I remember going to Revere Beach with my
family as a kid to ride the rides.

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