I was born 53 years ago in St. Mary's Hospital
I was christened in St. Ambroise Church
the first school I attended was St. Kevin's Elementary
and my first communion and confirmation were done at St. Kevin's Church.
When I met John - he sang in St. George's Choir
Most of my shopping is done on St. Catherine street.
except for St. Patrick's day - when it's closed for the parade
In the summer we love to spend the day browsing around in St. Sauveur
and often spend lazy days having lunch and walking around St. Anne De Bellevue watching the boats line up for lunches
I spend a lot of time on St. Denis Street in the summer going to the Just For Laughs Festival
and the Montreal Jazz Fest - starting on St Catherine St and working it's way up to St. Denis
( millions of tourist attend these shows every summer - are you one of them? )
I love getting smoked meat ( pastrami ) on St Laurence
We often go to Old Montreal ( a 17th century neighbourhood off the water ) in the winter and summer -
just to stroll around St. Sulpice - and St Andre streets
But my favorite street in Old Montreal would have to be St. Paul
St Helene's Island is a beautiful place to have a picnic ( just off the St Lawrence River ) that round sphere is the former USA pavillion from Expo 67
and sometimes we find ourselves stopping by St. Hubert Chicken for a snack
I buy my fruit - flowers - and even my Christmas trees from the Atwater Market
which is in St. Henri
IF I wanted to Ski - I could go to Mont St Anne
I'm still waiting for one of these to magically appear over my head
Hasn't happened yet
Oh, so deservable...you know the routine for sainthood around here Suzy. It ain't overnight. ;)ReplyDelete
Looks like we hit a lot of the same 'saint' locales from time to time, that scene of the jazz festival looks oh so familiar. I will try to see if I can't spot you next time.
But you DID get a great visit from Old St. Nick. ;)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year!
Beautiful city you live in!ReplyDelete
You forgot St. Viateur bagels! Yes, it is a beautiful, "saintly" city. Miss it!ReplyDelete
Such a lovely post! What a beautiful area you live in!!!ReplyDelete
Hmm....I was born in St. John's Hospital, in St. Paul. I was baptised at St. John's Church. First Communion and Confirmation were at St. Odilia's. Went to school at St. Odilia and also at St. Rose. Oh, and my name/patron Saint is St. Paula, who liked to hang with St. Jerome....my dad's name/patron Saint. I think I see my halo....ReplyDelete
I too was born 53 yrs ago in St Francis Hospital (So. Cal). But thats the last of my involvement with saints!ReplyDelete
To answer you question on the stencil, its from Royal Design Studio. And I used their bronze stencil creme too. It's great stuff!
Oh my, now you are having conversations with yourself (lol). Us girls are working on the pink straight jacket as I type this!ReplyDelete
Santa was kind enough to bring me a cold (a very bad cold) for Christmas so my blog friends have been about all I can handle and look forward to them daily as working on projects is off the table. Thank goodness I had a flu shot!
Reminder - you owe me a tut on the plank Christmas tree and yes, I'm having a little fun at your expense and you are not the only one in line for the "pink straight jacket" so I MUST be feeling better.
Happy New Year - Carolyn
I was also born in St. Francis hospital in Southern California.ReplyDelete
Your post is lovely and I adore the pictures. Happy new year you and your family.
Montreal is full of saints - just like you!!ReplyDelete
I thought SURE you were going to say your husband was a Saint!!!! lol Love this post....I think your halo may need a little polishing-xo DianaReplyDelete
As I smile while looking at these pictures, the memories came out full force.
Isn't Montreal the BEST?? EVER!!!!!
I was born at the Montreal Jewish General. Lived my first 12.5 yrs in L'lle Perrot. Saw my first movie in St. Anne De Bellevue. In Sept./12 went to Schwartz's for a Montreal Smoke Meat Sandwich (it was great!!). It was just 2 blks from where we were staying!!
Went to Expo '67 as a 5 yr old. Didn't do much shopping then, but, wait 'til next time, Montreal won't know what hit it!!
Your halo is there. You just hide it from us.
Great pictures! It's been a few years since I've been to Montreal, can't wait to get back.ReplyDelete
I haven't been back to Montreal since my husband was there for university. When we were strolling in Toronto last night I was thankful for the cleared sidewalks and the relatively warm temperatures that I wished for many a night in Montreal! Your pictures are really beautiful and make me want to visit again...but I may wait for spring! I would love to see the Oratoire and Vieux-Port again. I will enjoy your winter wonderland from afar. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Our sidewalks are completely cleared Heather LOL - we don't have the winters we used to have at all - this week's was a record ( even for Montreal )ReplyDelete
But I agree Spring is better - and even better than that is Summer - when all the festivals start!
The happiest of New Years to you as well -