Friday, June 29, 2007

Boy's Club Baseball

Jerry talks about playing Boy's Club baseball, all morning for any team that would have them play, sharing gloves if you did not have one of your own

Time: 1 minute, 52 seconds

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CYO Blackstone Valley Champions

Jerry talks about how when he was 13 or 14, he was on the CYO baseball team that won the Blackstone Valley Championship

Time: 2 minutes, 57 seconds

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

The French Church wouldn't marry us

Jerry starts to talk about the local churches and how he and mother got married in his parish because the French church wouldn't marry them.

Time: 54 seconds

The Soda Case

Jerry talks about cases of soda used for the family parties.

1 minute, 35 seconds

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Potato Story

Continuing with the house at Coyle Ave, Jerry tells the potato story and how the neighborhood was affected

Time: 5 minutes, 54 seconds

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Paul Babysat

Jerry's brother Paul came to baby sit the boys while he and Rita went to a wake.

Time: 2 minutes, 0 seconds

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Monday, June 25, 2007

The House at Coyle Ave

Jerry talks about the house at Coyle Ave, falling through the grate one night, and daily chores.

Time: 4 minutes, 7 seconds

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My Earliest Memory

Jerry recalls his earliest memory, how there were two "Henrys".

Time: 4 minutes, 8 seconds

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Grandma Grandpa King

Jerry talks of Grandma and Grandpa King with some discussion on their dates of birth and death

Time: 1 minute, 20 seconds

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You can't call him Jack

Jerry tells the story of his grandmother objecting to the family calling John Francis Edward Patrick Sherlock the second "Jack".

Time: 53 seconds

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Sunday, June 17, 2007


Me, Dad, Bob, Will
Originally uploaded by shersteve
Dad, my brother Bob, his son Will, and I pose at Harvard.

Happy Father's Day

On this Father's Day, the first recording of my father's oral history has been posted. My daughter Allison and I spent about an hour with Dad recording and taking notes as he talked. The first of many story's is now available.

We hope you enjoy!

Happy Father's Day

for Gerald Sherlock
who is also known as Papa, Dad, Jerry, Mr. Sherlock
and perhaps a few others that I may not have heard yet.

Counting Cousins

Jerry's Story: counting cousins.

Eileen was reported by one of her teachers to have a tendency to exagerate. Dad counters with the fact that she actually has more cousins than she revealed.

Time: 1 minute, 50 seconds

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