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Page 86 - Dr. Jack Yazer, Citizen

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1992/1/1 (167 reads)

that time, I think, 4 houses. And I was going there, and two young fellows were going to help me to carry the pack. And I remember they threw me down--they wanted me to drink that screech and I wouldn't do it--and they threw me down. I guess they were going to rob me, whatever it was. And they were pouring it, and I wouldn't swal? low it, and it was pouring out here. And finally they gave up. You know. So this was a road that you had. But it's all experiences. Another time I was sitting like this in a chair, and the The Violin Shop ' Johannes Sturm Violinmaker/repairer Quality Repairs to String Instruments Custom Work Bow Rehairing New and Used Instruments Strings Accessories For information or appointment, call (902) 345-2883 R. R. 1, Grand Anse, Richmond County, N. S. BOE 1 VO pack was here. You know, like this. And I see a shirt going disappearing here. I see a housedress going there. And I look. Geez, not very much of my pack left. I couldn't hardly speak English. I said to myself, "Geez, am I going to have anything left? I can't accuse anybody of stealing." So it hit me, an idea. I took out a piece of paper, and a pencil. When I saw the shirt going that way, then I knew who it was. "Shirt." I didn't point to anybody in par? ticular. "A dress." I kept on pointing. As much as I could remember, you see. So, they paid for some of it, and some, well, they gave me back. But. you know, I didn't ac? cuse anybody. All I understood (was) that they were buying it.... But they were actu? ally, you know, grabbing and stealing it. (But were you ever actually robbed?) No. (Never.) No. (They threw you down and they tried to make you drink....) Well, that's youngsters--you know, they thought they were--you know, do something.... Oh, I was scared, don't get me wrong. Environmental Protection Begins At Home Another time I remember I was with a girl and--just fooling around--and I remember she was trying her darnedest to get my money from the billfold. And it's everyone's responsibility. That's one reason we initiated an Environmental Awareness Program for our employees and woodlands contractors. This type of workshop program was the first of its kind in the Canadian pulp and paper industry. It informs participants about global environmental issues and forest management practices and shows what Stora is doing in these areas. Stora has become widely recognized for our intensive silviculture program which ensures abundant and healthy forests. We've been instrumental in developing logging methods that reduce ground disturbance and continue to invest millions of dollars for improved environmental performance. We know the steps we take today will help protect our environment for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. STORA' Stora Forest Industries Limited P.O. Box 59, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada BOE 2V0 Oh yeah, another time I remember, I was sleeping with a fellow in a place--same bed. And I had, like, my money in the pocket here. In a shirt. But it had a safety pin on the inside. At that time I guess they had no other beds, and I slept with him. I sort of woke up. I didn't open my eyes or any? thing. And I felt--he was at--money. So he was bothering me. So I kept on, like, twist? ing. And then he'd try again. And finally I turned myself around-- in my sleep, of course--and I put my arms around him, over him. You know, just--I was snoring--sleeping. And then when he'd turn around, you know, my arm would move with him.... So I just kept him in control for the best part of the night. And in the morning I got up ear? ly. He said, "You usu? ally get up early?" I said, "Yeah, I always
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