I have lived in Conception Bay South for over fifty years, My parents moved from Creston South, on The Burin Peninsula, in 1958 and except for eight years, have lived in CBS. There were a few times, in the winter, that I considered moving to St.John’s. Many of us can remember the stress of driving Topsail Highway during those winter storms. During most of those storms I would arrive at work, in the east end of St John’s, before my fellow employees who lived in the city.
I like CBS. I enjoy the weather, the friends that we have here, the country feel, the bay, Manuel’s River and the many sports that I participated in over the years. Thinking back, I was always proud to say that I was from Conception Bay South. This is my home.
I have asked a number of people why they moved here and they say, it’s close to the city, the weather is better here and we just feel good living here.
When we first moved here, there was no council. Each town had it’s individual identity and we knew many of the family names that lived in each community, Most of us would have attended the old Queen Elizabeth Regional High School. Each town had their own hockey, softball, or soccer team. I was fortunate to have played on many of the Manuel’s teams and we did win a few championships, especially when Ford Metcalfe played hockey and softball with us. Also, I was thankful to have played on the all star soccer and softball teams. Those were happy competitive days.
As mentioned above, we moved away from CBS for eight years. Those eight years were spent in The Ottawa area. We moved there because our oldest daughter had twin boys born premature at 26 weeks. Her and our son-in-law needed help so we moved there to help them with the boys. We missed CBS and looked forward to moving back. It took eight years but when we felt that the boys would be ok, we moved home.
Why are you living in Conception Bay South?