Monthly Archives: October 2016

The ‘Real Fabric’ of Kent County: Its People: The DeSilva Men—

(Picture above shows, from left to right: Albert, Richard, Manny, Arthur, and Eddie in succession.) The following story of mine appeared in the Kent County Daily Times. But to tell you the truth, in interviewing them,  I thought we might … Continue reading

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There I Was—Back at My Father’s Childhood Church

I’m pretty amazed at my life.  I never know where the next door leads. I just keep going through doors that present, trusting…even if, at times, I hesitate. A perfect example is what I’m embarked upon now—guest-speaking. You see, I’d … Continue reading

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Guest-speaking: A Hoot!

I’ve spoken at Plaza Esperanza and Wildberry Apartments in West Warwick, in past two weeks, and now will go before an audience at SS. Peter and Paul church, Highland Street, in Phenix, West Warwick, RI. on Wed. night, Oct. 19th. … Continue reading

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Native Daughter Colleen Kelly Mellor Speaks to Kent County Audiences

Many of the folks in my audiences remember my father, John J. Kelly. They just don’t remember him as I do, for they only had him as high school principal.   I tell them I had no dates in high … Continue reading

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A West Warwick Athlete Finds Himself in the Jungles of Viet Nam

“Welcome to Hell” was the sign he saw prominently posted at the gate at Parris Island, North Carolina. Its message wasn’t over-the-top bluster. Instead, it was the not-so-nice entry point telling Michael A. Montigny his life was about to seriously … Continue reading

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