Saturday, July 24, 2010


Of all the games the Joyals played during the summer, horseshoes at the lake or in the backyard has to be the number one memory. I recall that the Sherlock gatherings didn't involve games as I was growing up. They were more formal dressed up affairs.

Growing up and watching the men play, Pepe seemed to be on the winning team a lot. The duo trying to play against his team had a hard time. He could get a ringer or two on each pair of tosses. So pitching against him, you needed to get a ring or two to match, or else!

The NY Times has an article about the current horseshoe champion who regularly throws a ringer 80% or the time and in last years championship broke 90%.

That is some serious pitching!

Pepe and the uncles wouldn't have stood much of a chance against Alan Francis.

You can read the NY Times article here

and see a slideshow here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Smithfield Magazine Article

Jerry was interviewed by Dick Martin of the Smithfield Magazine during June and the article appeared in the July issue.

You can view the 2 page story here

Smithfield Magazine Article July2010 Jerry's Story

The article came out very nicely. There are two factual errors.
(1) The reference to the Marine who is still having shrapnel removed from is body as it rises up to the surface is slightly incorrect. The story was about Del Brouillard and he passed away.
(2) The reference to Jerry's brother Jack fighting in Europe is correct. Jack did survive the war. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 90.

The color version of the photo above can be view on the YourSmithfieldMagazine website here

I haven't be able to find any links to current issues. They appear to have stopped posting content to this website.