A Childhood Memory of the Blue Hills – Mary McMahon, Milton

I remember a 1939 summer Sunday afternoon motor trip from Roslindale through Milton and up Chickatawbut Road where my mother purchased ¼ pounds of Penuche fudge from a mom and pop stand located at the summit.

She was expecting her fifth baby and had a craving for some penuche with walnuts.   It was during “The Great Depression” and this was a special treat my father was happy to offer her.  Us “four little peppers” could only witness this grand gesture and were told it was because of her “special condition.”

We proceeded on to find the swings at Houghton’s Pond Children’s Area and it was like being in heaven on those high swinging rides while we listened to the jukebox and watched the dancers jitterbugging around the Pavilion next to the refreshment stand.

2 Responses to “A Childhood Memory of the Blue Hills – Mary McMahon, Milton”

  1. The “voice” of the six year old in the Era of The Great Depression was distilled from “My Memories” as presented at the Blue Hills Annual Meeting last November, in this posting on The Friends of the Blue Hills website.

  2. It was great to have you tell your story at our Annual Meeting!

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