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Goose Cove’s 1957 babies celebrate their 60th year

Back row l-r: Roger Hodge, Gertie (Troy) Pilgrim, Regina (Sexton) Strangemore, John Fitzpatrick, Gail (Strangemore) Hancock, Joan Whiteway, Annie (McGrath) Troy, Rose (Reardon) Byrne and Greg Reardon; Front row l-r: Desmond McDonald, Nellie Ricks, Leone (Simmonds) Russell, Jerome McCarthy, Ann (Hedderson) Reardon, Patricia (Buckle) Colbourne and Don Bromley. Submitted photo
Back row l-r: Roger Hodge, Gertie (Troy) Pilgrim, Regina (Sexton) Strangemore, John Fitzpatrick, Gail (Strangemore) Hancock, Joan Whiteway, Annie (McGrath) Troy, Rose (Reardon) Byrne and Greg Reardon; Front row l-r: Desmond McDonald, Nellie Ricks, Leone (Simmonds) Russell, Jerome McCarthy, Ann (Hedderson) Reardon, Patricia (Buckle) Colbourne and Don Bromley. Submitted photo

GOOSE COVE, NL – In 1957, a little town on the Great Northern Peninsula grew in population.

Sixteen babies came into the world and grew up in Goose Cove.

Fifteen of the 1957 babies reunited during Goose Cove Come Home year. They attended the feast at the Far East restaurant and later gathered at Jerome McCarthy's house in Goose Cove with cake, a sing along, laughs and conversation about good memories from the past.

“In 2007 we all celebrated turning 50 together,” said Gertie Pilgrim. “It is just a great way to keep the connection with our friends and family, and it makes us all feel more connected to our small community.”

The crew is ready to make its next milestone together.

“When we all hit 65, you better watch out,” said Pilgrim. “The town will be rocking again, with a bunch of seniors and their ugly sticks (walking canes).”

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