(L-R) Norma Harris (Snyder)

A stroll down memory lane in Nelson

We saw a neighborhood friend and some familiar faces. The city has changed a lot and yet stayed the same.

These three people — Norma Harris (Snyder), Harvie Harris and Margaret Harris (Hayes-Holgate) — in this photo lived in Nelson over 70 years ago. We had a recent and very enjoyable visit to Nelson once again. We toured many old haunts and especially Hume School — it was Norma’s 70th anniversary of starting Grade 1 there in 1942.

We saw a neighborhood friend and some familiar faces. The city has changed a lot and yet stayed the same. We noted how friendly people were when passing them on the street.

Lakeside Park is more beautiful than ever before. The sandy beach is a huge boast for Nelson. The gorgeous flowers are a display of their own. As children we would ride the ferry back and forth for something to do. The bridge is wonderful, but I did miss the ferry.

Gyro Park has been upgraded and very well kept. I had to take a picture of the wading pool. The sign attached to the fence around it is hilarious. “No Diving” caught my eye as it is only 0.7 metres deep.

I said to the groundskeeper, “Okay who’s the joker?”

He replied, “Well you never know, someone may try diving.”

I guess that’s called covering all your bases.

The homeowners of places we lived were so gracious to allow us to tour the homes we lived in. Thanks again, you know who you are.

Thanks again Nelson for being so hospitable, for keeping the city so beautiful. It was a pleasure coming “home” after so many years away.

Norma Harris

Blaine, Washington

 

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