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Page 83 - Charlie MacDonald, Taxicab Driver

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/8/1 (145 reads)

And, met the first flight. Then they gave me the schedule at the airport. The next flight. And the next one, every day. There was one a day, .until April. Then there was one in the morning and one in the evening. After the first of April, summer schedule, they had two on. Then they jumped from 7- passenger to 11-passenger planes. They were fairly good. You unscrewed the bottom to get the luggage out, and the mail. I used to help doing that. So I had it until 1950. I had it all dur? ing the war and everything. And in 1950 Air Canada went big--Trans-Canada Air? lines. And Gander was the crossroads of the world for the overseas, all during the war and everything. Oh, it was fierce, you know. So they came to me and asked me could I put up an office in Sydney--24 hours, scheduled planes. And mail, ex? press. And crews. One crew that would come in, they'd stay here overnight and take another one out, and so forth. And so, I thought it over. And then, at the same time, Joey Smallwood announces Newfoundland with Canada. Well, that knocked off customs, immigration, security mounted police, and--no crews. They'd stay in St. John's. It was all Canada, you see. So, I decided no. So, I turned it over to Think "??Ikii'sflimsi??" now- And we'll do all your mailing! Cape Breton GIANT By James D. Gillis. With photographs & a Memoir of Giilis by Thomas H. Raddall " informative, entertaining, outrageous lx)ok • a t)00k about not one but two singular Cape Bretoners: The Giant Angus MacAskill, and the author, James D. Gillis." A good quality paperback, 80 pages. $5.95 CapeBreton LIVES Great Stocking Stutters! CASSETTE TAPES: FIDDLE MUSIC n Mike MacDougall's Tape for Fr. Hector Mike MacDougall, violin, with Tim Donovan, guitar Canada $6.00 (in Nova Scotia add 60C sales tax) Outside Canada $7.00 D Cape Breton Fiddlers on Early LPs, with Dan R. MacDonald, Dan Joe Maclnnis, Donald MacLellan, Theresa MacLellan, Johnny Wilmot, & their accompanists Canada $7.00 (in Nova Scotia add 700 sales tax) Outside Canada $8.00 Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald: "House Parties and 78s" 90 minutes of fiddle music • all the unavailable 78 records, plus home tapes made for friends Canada $10.00 ($11.00 in Nova Scotia) Outside Canada $10.00 Cape Bretoners talk about their lives in this anthology from Cape Breton's MAGAZINE introduction by Ronald Caplan 121 PHOTOGRAPHS OVER 300 PAGES $19.95 beautiful quality paperback "As a record of Cape Breton life in days gone by, this book is a treasure" • Ellen Pilon in 77je Kentville Advertiser We pay the postage within Canada. For shipments outside of Canada, please add $1,00 for each book or cassette tape. Send cheque or money order to: Cape Breton's MAGAZINE WRECK COVE CAPE BRETON BOC IHO NOVA SCOTIA Edited & Published by Ronald Caplan with the help of Bonnie Thompson Paul Cranford • Carol Kennedy AUGUST 1989 SUBSCRIPTIONS 4 ISSUES IN CANADA 4 ISSUES (FOREIGN) $11.00 $15.00 BACK ISSUES AVAILABLE (except Numbers 2,5,19, and 26) Within Canada: $2.75 each for all back issues. Outside Canada: $3.00 each for Issues 1 to 30 $3.75 each for Issues 31 to 51 A r'i iirtc Trs ICCIICC -i TUDI I i'n ' detailed 10-page "Guide to issues 1 through 50," including all A V'UIUt I U lOOUtlD I I nnu ou Articles and Speakers, appears in Issue 50 • available for $3.25.
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