How 'Danvers' Are You?

Just for fun, here's a handful of quiz questions to determine just how "Danvers" you are!

There are places and things in every town that the locals tend to know particularly well. Whether you've lived in Danvers all your life or for just a couple of months, there's a good chance that you know your share of the places that get mentioned in this little quiz. How "Danvers" are you? Take the quiz and find out!

Tasney Mazzarino July 18, 2012 at 11:24 AM
This was so clever and brought me back to my childhood in Danvers, thanks Bill!
William Laforme (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Thanks, mine too! (three blocks away...!) Hopefully a lot of others agree too!
Michael J Bourgault July 18, 2012 at 03:22 PM
There was no Market Basket in Danvers when I grew up there, but there was a Purity Supreme at the Danvers Plaza! (S). I worked at Almy's when Purity was there.
William Laforme (Editor) July 18, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Sounds pretty Danvers to me Michael! I think they opened the Danvers Market Basket in the mid 80s. I'd say having worked at Almy's is certainly a "yes" answer on the quiz as well. My mother I think worked there for a time as well back in the day - Bill Laforme
Tom King July 18, 2012 at 05:04 PM
FAIL! AWWWW. Your newcommers are too curent, They were just organizing Endicott estate when I grew up, no market basket, but we went to Your Market' ( Mckinnons?) in Tapleyville, We all learned to swim at Sandy Beach before the Y was available. They weren't re-enacting revolutionary ( some forlks were old enough to have fought in it!!) battles although we ate plenty of strawbery shortcake , some on the center street Green, We LIVED at the Meadows, (early am to late night) in the winter especially after Curt King had lights and music setyup there from home, ...(and we made rafts and mucked around there in the summer, fished in the channel). Mill pond was just a pond then, ducks were in danger of being eaten , not fed...no gazebo or bucholic resting places. Sometime skated there but not often:), Tutcos potato farm was just being converted to the Libity Tree ( mall) ,,,, Mostly we went fishing at the res, 'parking ' was done elsewhere.. wE WNET TO bILL AND bOBS at the bev/salem bridge LONG BFORE sUPREMES WAS OPENED FOR OUR jRS WITH SAUCE, but nephews have rrun us thru there a number of times ...
Michael J Bourgault July 18, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Tom: Could the place to go parking was on Dane Street (?) across from St. Richards Church B4 it was built? I remember hanging around with friend s from Forest Street that use to go over there & harass the "parkers" (VBG).
Susan Ortins July 18, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Hi Tom, Are you Tommy King from Wadsworth Street? Susan Pelletier Ortins
Michelle Tybinkowski July 19, 2012 at 01:53 PM
I remember Market Basket before it was officially called "Market Basket". The sign used to say Demoulas!!! And I used to work as a youngster next door to "Demoulas" at "Donut Delight"... anyone remember that?
William Laforme (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Haha, Yes! I used to go to Donut Delite every 10 minute break I had when I was a 15 year old "sacker" at Demoulas. My fiancee and I actually met while working there years ago, although there was a 20 year hiatus where we didn't see each other.
Michelle Tybinkowski July 19, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Then I'm sure I served you donuts, coffee, or lunch at some point! LOL
William Laforme (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I think it was run by a couple named Terry and Humbert? Funny how those random memory brain cells work...
Cathy Price July 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Despite being born and living here for 55 years I failed the Danvers quiz, maybe because I answered no to "Did I ever work at Market Basket". There was no MB when I was younger. Now if you had asked "Did you ever work at Hotwatt" my answer would have been different. But there is no right or wrong answers, just different ones.
William Laforme (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 02:20 PM
This morning it struck me that since Demoulas only opened up around 1985, a good addition to that question could have been "Did you ever work at Almy's?" which one reader mentioned yesterday.
Michelle Gilliss July 19, 2012 at 03:38 PM
We weren't dazzled by the emergence of big supermarket shopping in Danvers, being loyal to the smaller stores like Brooks Market (Brooksies), Your Market (MY Market), and Purity Supreme (S'Purity Preme). Although, I never worked at any of them, I was a great career babysitter :)
William Laforme (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 03:38 PM
You know, with all due respect to McKinnon's, I think I still slip and call it "Your Market" about 60% of the time!


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