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Page 83 - Margaret Neil James - A Love Story

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1992/6/1 (133 reads)

done. And that if he was realistic about it, he'd have to do some considering. So, we came home, (Fr, Chisholm) wanted to see us in a week's time. So we came home. And on the way home we stopped at Gillis's Point, and he said, "Well, what do you think? What kind of a mess are we in now?" And I said, "Well, I don't know." I said, "We'll have to see what your father and mother say and what my father and mother say. We just can't jump into something like this," (And Neil was a very religious person too,) Yes. He never came by the graveyard at lona but he went to pray to Kay for help. And I still, to this day, now--my father's dead-- I stopped at her grave and prayed before I went over to his grave, I stopped at his father's grave and his mother's grave and Aunt Lucy, I never knew (Kay) in person, but I know her so well, Because of all that he told me about her. And as far as I'm concerned, she's somebody real special. Be? cause she brought those four children into the world, that I have, I never forget an Anniversary Mass for her. And I think an awful lot of her brothers and sisters. They were all very, very good to me when Neil was sick at the last and died. They couldn't have been better. My own brothers and sisters wer? en't any better, and that's saying some, because my own brothers and sisters were-- are--some terrific people. So, when Neil was sick in Ontario, they were really. Marine Atlantic Flagships of Atlantic Canada, joining people and places for business and pleasure. For rates and schedules call (902) 794-5700 , Marine Atlantic Marine Atlantique Great ' Connections really good to me, and I'll never for? get that. I made them all a MacNeil tartan luncheon cloth in memory of Neil Because I really wanted to do something in some? way to say, "Thank you. What you've done was appreciated," (When you stopped at Gillis's Point, What were you talk? ing about?) The gist of the conver? sation was what the priest had to say, and where we could go from there, Neil's biggest wor? ry was that he couldn't love me. And he wondered if I was willing to accept a situation like that. (Were you in love with him then?) No, No. (There was no thought of this be? tween you.) No. No. Never even--you know, I've often worked where there were men in the house, and it didn't ever bother me--never jarred me one way or the other, (How long was it, Margaret, from the time you first came here until the night that you stopped at Gillis's Point?) I came Sep? tember the 1st, and that was near the end of November, around the 17th or 18th of November, I think that was, that we went to see Fr. Chisholm. So, anyway, I came home. We came home, we talked to his parents. And then I said, "I have to go home and talk to my parents," So I went down to see my par? ents , and took the kids down with me. 1992 Calendar of Events Join in contests and excitement. Some weekends planned for 1992 are: June 4 & 5 School Days (for Schools only) June 6 & 7 Looking Forward June 13 & 14 Sync for your Supper June 20 & 21 Welcome to Summer June 27 & 28 Up, Up and Away Kite flying contests, remote control airplanes Julyl Birthday Party for Canada's Kids July4&5 Celtic Celebrate Irish and Scottish heritage July 11 & 12 Romance of the Valley July 18 & 19 Double Exposure Twins, triplets & quads weekend July 25 & 26 Acadian Weelcend Acadian food and culture August 1,2, & 3 Battle of the Bands August 8 & 9 Celebrity Weekend Elvis & Marilyn look-a-likes August 15 & 16 One for the Road Displays of new sports & luxury cars August 22 & 23 Truck Drivers Day Off Displays of new & antique trucks August 29 & 30 Storybook Weekend September 5, 6, & 7 Gold Rush Days Panning for gold September 12 & 13 Fallfest Scarecrows, Sauerkraut & German Sausage September 19 & 20 Christmas in the Park September 26 & 27 Haunted Harvest Celebration Closing Weekend 5 Minutes from Annapolis Royal, N,S. on Route 1, along the Evangeline Trail in the beautiful Annapolis Valley Free Admission For more information phone 1-800-565-PARK after March 1,1992 10 am - 7 pm Dally - June 27 to Sept. 7 Weekends - May, June, Sept 83
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