Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Donut, Van Ness and Pacific, San Francisco

Pacific and Van Ness

In this city, it’s rare when a business remains on the same corner for decades. But people’s love of fried dough products remains constant. Winchell’s Donuts was a popular after-school snack spot for St. Brigid’s students—especially for those of us who played sports after school in the gym beneath the church. Some kids even got […]

St. Brigid's Church, Van Ness and Broadway

Van Ness and Broadway

St. Brigid’s Church at the corner of Van Ness and Broadway has been around for over a hundred years. Not quite that long ago, I attended St Brigid’s grammar school from first through eighth grade.  We spent a lot of time in the church and in the cavernous room below it, which had been converted […]