As described in my Suburban Newspaper column this week, the Montreal Memories Facebook group page is a great idea.
In just over a year, more than 3,300 people have signed on. Many of them are extraordinarily active and passionate about Montreal. The more ex-Montrealers log on, the more they miss our city. Members are posting some very nostalgic items.
Besides photos, folks like Allan Berbrier are finding things such as an old Miracle Mart staff ID tag to post. Founder Barry Zbar, an ex-Montrealer now in Toronto, posted his old Northmount High School Grade 8 scheduler. A quiz on gas stations that no longer exist attracted 43 comments.
Let me direct you to a post my sister Lisa wrote about the fan page. She covers all of the bases here.
A few months ago CJAD's Aaron Rand did an interview with Zbar whose colleague David Perelman dressed it up as a neat slide show. See for yourself.