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Page 27 - With Ella Smith and Joanne Donovan

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/8/1 (284 reads)

there. And there was a guy, and he just turned around, and he was as white as white. Ella: There was always a story about this young couple that was going in their horse and sleigh. Across the pond there, near-- just before you get to the Legion. It's pretty well filled in now. But that was quite a big pond--almost like more saltwa? ter than anything. Just coming over the beach, where the beach is up so high now. But there was always a story of this young couple that were driving there on their horse and sleigh one Sunday afternoon. And they never ever got them up. Joanne: Said it was bottomless. Ella: They always said it was bottomless there. Joanne: But I didn't know that story then. Ella: But the Legion is built on what they call the Old Schoolhouse Road. Joanne: But she saw him too that day. (Your friend.) Yeah, was with me. And he turned around. Ella: We were always told that was haunt? ed. We never went down there--never--we would never go on that road. (When you were a kid?) Oh, God, no--they used to call it the Old Schoolhouse Road. That was supposed to be haunted. (That was the road to the pond?) Yeah. (And haunted because of this particular death?) Yeah, they used to say they saw this man wandering around, eh? (And your daughter saw him, or some? thing that seems to have been him, but she really didn't know the story.) She didn't know the story.... (Is that the only time you ever saw any? thing, was just that one moment?) Joanne: No. Remember the morning I woke up and told you about--I dreamt Rosena had died, but there was a man in the casket with a turtleneck on. And I had taken this pic? ture, a couple of days before that. Well, he was a teacher down at Neil's Harbour-- and I'd taken a picture--I've still got it in the room there somewheres. And the whole graveyard came out--loomed up around him, and he's a black figure in the pic? ture. And that's the man that died. And he wore a turtleneck because he couldn't-- they had a turtleneck on him because there was something here or something.... Remem? ber that morning I got upset, and I told you about Rosena. But he's the same age as THE TREASURE COVE GIFTS AND HANDCRAFTS High quality gifts and crafts from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and abroad 1-902-564-8158 Children's books and toys - pre-school to 12 years 1-902-539-3035 Open Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Thurs.-Fri. until 9 74 Townsend St., Sydney, N. S. BIP 5C8 ANY TIME IS WELL SPENT AT DUNDEE RESORT! Dundee Resort Executive Chalets Golf Course Lounge Swimming Pool Cottages For more information, write or phone: DUNDEE RESORT, R. R. 2, West Bay, Richmond County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia BOE 3K0 (902) 345-2649 Conference Facilities Tennis Courts Marina Dining Room (OPEN TO SEPT. 4) on Cape Breton's Bras d'Or Lakes Stores To Serve You CAPE BRETON SHOPPING PLAZA SYDNEY RIVER m' Featuring "'llflttito The Crossroads of Cape Breton' Sobeys & Shopper's Drug Mart '''''' -o ' "nno Daily 10 p.m. yOfFrM
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