This is my De La Salle Secondary School Honours Matriculation graduating class photo. I am in the top row, third from the right. De La Salle was a very good high school. My father was born in 1880 and went there in the late 1890s. One Brother who taught him was still teaching when I went to school. “Del” was located in a different location than now. “Upper Del” for grades 11-13 was at Perpetual Help parish primary school. They didn’t have enough students from the parish, so Del had five rooms in that school. “Lower Del” for grades 9 and 10, was next door to St. Michael’s Cathedral in a building on Bond Street. We had two floors of the building. St. Michael’s Choir school was opened in 1950. Before that, Msgr. Ronan taught singing to the choirs at 200 Church Street. The current location of Del on Farnham Ave. was donated to them in someone’s Will.
Since my mother knew I wanted to pursue the priesthood she never let me go to school dances, including the graduation dance.