“u focularu” 11 maggio 1973 – pg 4

Finally we get to see some images of some of the founding and executive members of the original Club Gagliato. Yes, at that time, the Club had a physical location where members could visit to socialize. The “sede” of the Club was on Wilson Avenue, just west of Dufferin Street.

This page features an article written in English by Peter Saccoia.

[As with the first page, if you click on the image it will open in a new window and then you can zoom in to read the articles.]

Page 4 of “u focularu” newspaper dated May 11, 1973

“u focularu” – 11 maggio 1973

Well, dear friends, as promised, I am sharing with you my recent finds…

The image presented below is a scanned version of the front cover of the very first issue of “u focularu” (Anno 1, Numero 1) and it is dated May 11, 1973.

Each page measures approximately 12″ x 17.5″ (30cm x 44cm). The front page features prose and an article by Dante Amato, an article by Egidia Amato, and an “open letter” from the President of Club Gagliato, Mr. Giuseppe Gareri (yes, my brother).

I believe it will be fun to create individual posts of each page in the newspaper. Next post will feature page 2.

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Please, let me have some feedback!

Soon,

Nicola Gareri

The first issue
The first issue of “u focularu” dated May 11, 1973

Archives unearthed!

Hello friends!

Today was cleaning day for me and guess what I found? Old photos, newspapers and editions of “u focularu” from the early 70’s! Yes, material from almost 40 years ago.

So, I thought that it would be great and that I should share some of my finds with everyone. If you’re interested, stay tuned. I will organize the material and likely do a little scanning and Photoshop work to present old pictures and articles from the defunct Gagliato Social Club (of Toronto). Given that I was the last President of that club, I believe I have the freedom and authority to publish some of that material. And even if I don’t, I’m going to do it anyway!

I am certain that you will find some of the material interesting.

It will take me a couple of weeks to get things posted. As in the past, I will likely upload one post per week.

Hope you’re all doing well.

Nicola

Blast From The Past… #008

Here’s a younger version of Antonia (Gallello) Giorgio with a sprained ankle (another casualty of the “annual games”) at the 1977 Gagliato Social Club picnic… [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

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Blast From The Past… #007

I’m going to be a little selfish today and post an image of my father’s parents (Francesco Gareri and Maria Grazia Pirroncello). This was taken by me at the Gagliato Social Club 1977 picnic. [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

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Blast From The Past… #006

Here’s another unmanned tripod shot [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

Gagliato Social Club Picnic 1977

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Hint: The guy on the left is me. The guy on the right lost his Afro completely!

Blast From The Past… #005

I still have a few more to share from that day back then… the 1977 Gagliato Social Club picnic. Here’s one more [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

Gagliato Social Club Picnic 1977

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Blast From The Past… #004

Still sharing some pics from the 1977 Gagliato Social Club picnic, here’s one more [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

1977 Gagliato Social Club picnic

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Blast From The Past… #003

Here’s yet another image from the 1977 Gagliato Social Club picnic [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

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Blast From The Past… #002

Here’s a second photo from the 1977 Gagliato Social Club picnic [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

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Blast From The Past… #001

Here’s one of my early photos taken at the 1977 Gagliato Social Club picnic [Click on the image to zoom in/out. To return here afterwards, click on the browser “back” button]…

Gagliato Social Club Picnic 1978 Photo #24

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