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Page 35 - Clara Buffett Remembers Hilda Wright

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1990/8/1 (254 reads)

they didn't accept. She was allowed in the United Church to take the pulpit and preach. But not in the Anglican Church. But, she carried on. But she said to herself, "I'm never going to do anything with al? coholism here. Alcoholism is some? thing that comes from the person themselves. It's not what I'm going to put on top of them. I can help them out once they get to that--when they're chin gets to there, and they're looking at me for help, and they really want it. Well, perhaps I can do something then. But other? wise, I'm not going to help them." It's like drug--I don't know, if you want to do it, I suppose you can do it, but you have to want to do it first. I don't know. Town House, Glace Bay • home of Citizens Service League And so she said, "There's lots of other things in Glace Bay. So give me another try at it." So she started with--well, everybody was having flea markets--every church was collecting clothing and giving it to the poor, and all the rest of it. And so she said, "Well, let's all get to? gether." So she got them all together, Protestant and Catholics and all the rest. And had a clothing depot. In which St. An? thony's would have it one week, and the Presbyterians would have it another, and the Anglicans at another. And so it was all worked out evenly, and everything got along very nicely. Then she called a meeting. (Clara chuck? les .) If you knew her--she had blue eyes-- I've read in stories about the English blue eyes. Well, she had these piercing blue eyes, innocent as anything. You'd think you were looking at a baby's blue eyes. And I said, "Hilda Wright, that is the curse of you, are those innocent blue eyes. Because you get everyone believing, and inveigled into what you're doing." She laughed at that. Said, "Me? No...!" So, you know, she started then. "The chil? dren are not getting an equal share. ones that have good parents and books in the home, and that'll read to their chil? dren and do this--they sweep through school. The others, that there's not even a newspaper in their house--and nobody's paying any attention--don't even know their colours when they go to school. They don't know anything. So let's start nur? sery classes." The Cedar House Bakery and Restaurant 674-2929 OPEN DAILY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER bread • scones • oatcakes • cookies • pies TRANS-CANADA HWY NEAR SEAL ISLAND BRIDGE CONNORS @??'' Typewriters * Typewriter Rentals * Photo Copy Service Drafting Supplies * Office Supplies * Calculators Artist Supplies * Laminating Service * Office Furniture GBC Punch & Bind Machines * Canon Personal Copiers Your One-Stop Shop in Cape Breton! Phone (902) 562-79(X) Fax #539-8672 350 Charlotte Street, Sydney 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. 81P 5C8 Breton Energy Ltd FIREPLACE PRODUCTS 564-4949 94 Johnstone Street, SYDNEY
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