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Page 81 - With Dan Angus Beaton, Blackstone: Farm Life, Dredging on the Great Lakes, and Tales

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1988/1/1 (137 reads)

It was just a forerunner. (And after that, you never saw it again.) Dan Angus: Never no more, never. He was killed, up at Hay River. Catherine: On a tractor. A tractor rolled. Dan Angus: Eighty years before he was born, the MacDougalls used to come a-running through the swamp, to somebody hollering for help. And when they'd get there, there was nothing. He was travelling on the road. The tractor went on its side. And the tire went on his head--it drove his face into the ground. And he was still living when this fellow came along. But he couldn't get him out of there. And he was still living. And he couldn't lift the tire. And he was hol? lering and hollering and hollering for help. And they were hearing that 80 years before the fellow that was killed was born! Now, those things have to happen. (Before you came to this house, did you ev? er see anything?) Catherine: No, I don't think so. '' Lloyd MacDonald ' NISSAN Our 28th Year 124 KINGS ROAD SYDNEY RIVER Toll Free 1-800-565-9427 20 CAR SHOWROOM "88 Pathfinder 4x4 NOW IN STOCK Dan Angus: Well, I'm going to tell you a good one. I was in the house here. Well, roadwork was just, kind of--times were hard, and a little roadwork was good, espe? cially if you'd get the horses out, with a team. And it was teamwork then. Hauling gravel with a team. And Ronald Rankin, he was the man that was the road foreman. Nice fellow. He's dead. And he used to come over and sometimes ask me out to work. But this day I saw Ronald coming down the road. Well, the family was small. I said to myself, "Ronald's coming to the house. Likely he's going to have some roadwork to do. And I might get two or three days of work on the road. That'd be a few extra dollars." You know? Ronald came in, but he didn't look--looked kind of pale. I spoke to him and he spoke to me. He sat down. Ronald said to me, "Dan, what were you and I doing down at Broad Cove Banks last night?" "Broad Cove Banks?" I thought the man was gone in the head, you know. And I said to him, "What's the matter, Ronald? Do you want a drink of water?" "Oh no," he said, "I know what you're thinking. I know what you're think? ing." He said, "I'm not gone up here." He said, "You watch and see. We'll be there. We were seen there last night, you and I." I said, "I was seen there?" "Yes." "And you with me?" "Yes." And he had a very WE BUY AND WE SELL AND WE'RE AS NEAR AS YOUR TELEPHONE Sid's Used Furniture Phone 564-6123 436 Charlotte Street, Sydney Lunchtime, dinnertime, partytime, anytime, it's finger iicicin' good. K?ntu% fried 'id'H No matter what you're doing'' or how many you're wlth' there's nothing that tastes so good when you're hungry as... y' 5 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU: ' • "'- /'_'J
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