BRISTOL BITS: Checking out some Bristol residents

Published on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 12:26


Every once in a while I like to include someone or a couple who are true citizens of Bristol, the type of folks you’d want to know or live next to. So, here’s a photo of Al and Jane Goodwin, sitting at a table at home with some goodies to choose from.

Barbara Comstock

While watching the weather on TV late Monday, one of our local stations received a report from Florida, and one of those interviewed was former Bristol resident Barbara Comstock. I don’t recall knowing her when she was here, but it was nice to see a former resident on the tube.

Barbara took a reporter around the neighborhood in driving her golf cart, and the cameraman captured some of the damaged homes. Luckily, Barbara was one of the fortunate homeowners with little or no damage.


A one day belated birthday to Donna Chapman, Maureen O’Laughlin Green, Bob Messier and Sarah MacDonald.

This belated celebration goes out of town to Terryville. The late Phil Fowler’s family celebrated his widow’s belated birthday recently, and that’s Joan. I think the world of her two sons, Dennis and Mark.

Car Wash

I’m confused. I was told by a good source that the former car wash on Pine Street was now going to be a drug dispensary location. Going by the property lately, I see a new car wash sign on the top of the new building. Anyone?

Michele’s Barber Shop

This is the 75th anniversary of Michele’s Barber Shop in Bristol, which opened up in 1952 on Foley Street. I’m wondering if anyone has a photo of the original location?

Jillian Sullivan

“Teach the young. You might not realize the impact you have on underclassmen.” 

This from former Bristol Central and UConn All-American distance runner Jillian Sullivan when she was a keynote speaker at a Bristol Sports Hall of Fame Leadership Council breakfast in 2008. The breakfast brought together sports team leaders from Bristol’s high schools to learn about leadership,

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Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 5 October 2022 12:26. Updated: Wednesday, 5 October 2022 12:29.