Montreal Winter Photos 3


Many years ago, my father told us a "secret" then shared by many business men (now called business people) about this specific part of Sherbrooke Street East. 

550x476The present on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB

The secret was, on this part of Sherbrooke Street East, some of the business men - there were very few business women in those days - invited their mistress for lunch and their wife for dinner, never the other way around. Some kind of an unspoken rule in some kind of a men's club. 

550x577Also the present on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB
550x758The past and the present on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB

This part of Sherbrooke Street East was then completely unknown to me but, this is how it looks now, with the TIKI sign being the last remnant of another day and age.

550x548The past and the present on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB
550x413This is what is left of the TIKI and what will soon disappear - Photo RLB

My father, my mother and I were sitting together in our kitchen when this conversation took place.

550x496The past on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB

So ... my conclusion was and still is, my father did invite customers for lunch in what was then a popular area, but he did not have a mistress. As for the conversation my father and mother may have had afterwards, I was no longer around.

550x413The past on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB

An area that is now being replaced by a rather large and rather fancy apartment building similar to the one already located on Sherbrooke Street corner of Assomption Street. 

550x413The past and the present on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB
550x407The present on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB
550x587The present on Sherbrooke Street East - Photo RLB

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