DORCHESTER (CBS) – Isaque Rezende grew up in the house at 9 Annapolis Street in Dorchester, which was built more than 100 years ago. He would often wonder, “If these walls could talk, what would they say?”
âEver since I was young, I would walk through my house, and I would say, âI wonder who walked down this hall, or who walked down these steps before,ââ said Rezende.READ MORE: Student Arrested After Bringing Gun To Quincy School Program
So he decided to find out.
âIt was just like connecting dots. You go to the Boston Public Libraryâs website, they have Boston resident lists online,â he said.
Through his research, he found Dick Qualter and siblings Kevin Nee and Beverly Nee Lyons, who all lived at the address in the 1940s. Dick now lives in Rockland, Kevin in Connecticut, and Beverly in Falmouth. All of them are in their 80s.
âItâs surreal; it really is. Itâs really going back. It takes me back, but itâs so different now,â said Beverly. The childhood friends reminisced about things that were the same and different about their old neighborhood, with Dick saying, âover on the other side of that house there is now, that was a barn.âREAD MORE: Climate Protesters Arrested After Chaining Themselves To Boat Outside Gov. Charlie Baker's Swampscott Home
The Nee and the Qualter families moved out in 1951 and havenât seen each other since. That is until now, with Isaque bringing everyone together for a reunion at the place they have all called home on Thursday afternoon.
âItâs an indescribable feeling. Thereâs not a word that exists that can fully describe what Iâm feeling. Iâm beyond excited for them because I know it means a lot for them,â said Isaque said.
âIt was wonderful that Isaque put all of this together. Itâs just unbelievable,â said Kevin.
Neighbors and relatives were on hand to witness the meeting of friends, both old and new.MORE NEWS: Severe Thunderstorms, Scattered Rain Showers Expected Through Tuesday Evening
âGetting to meet him again after 70 odd years. Itâs just amazing. Itâs just amazing. Itâs really heart-warming,â said Kevin.