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Page 15 - Edie MacLeod - Her Glace Bay

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1992/8/1 (371 reads)

Or if you were coming home sometimes, the coal--the teamsters that delivered coal-- they had long, low sleds. Oh, about that long and about that wide, and filled with coal. And they'd let you ride. You could stand on the runners and hold onto the side and he'd give you a drive home. Thrilling! Oh, it was thrilling. The only comic books were English comics. I can't remember the names. There were two of them they had. They would come every month. About the size of the old Courier, the smaller section. They had two people in it named Potash and Pearl- mutter. But we got those and read them and read them and read them. No comic books, but we had all kinds of hard books. We had C & G MacLeod's Bookstore. And he had--that was what was called the Thompson Sutherland Building, faced on Commercial Street. Just below where Mar? shall's is now. It was a hardware store. But on this side of it, they saved about 12 feet of it, top and bottom. And that was the bookstore. And he filled the whole wall with books that you could go in and borrow. (You could just borrow them?) Yeah, you'd borrow them and bring them back. We did. And at school the teacher would go around with an armful of books on Friday, and you could take home what you wanted. I always had three! We had lots of books. Everybody had books. The best Christmases were when you got books. They were good days. I can't remember ever feeling badly because we didn't--you know, like, even Grade 11, they used to have trips--they went in to the steel plant--they had a tour of the steel plant--and I couldn't go that day. But nobody ever thought of going any far? ther than (that)--Sydney was a big trip. In the church we would have debates, too, in the different church groups. And if we got into Sydney, into the other church, that Top left: Edie. Below: with Bob MacPhee, 1932. Above right: Wilfred Crompton, Katy MacDonald, was great, we ''''''? '''?'"P*?"'''''"'*''''??"''''- didn't get very far. But it was a happy time. I have all kinds of happy memories about it, you know. The other thing, too. There were lots of lovely dances then. I didn't get to many of them, but there were beautiful dances they had. Up above Woolworth's then was where the People's store is now. And they 270 GEORGE ST. SYDNEY, N. S. B1P1J6 BRETON BEAUTY COLLEGE Locally owned & operated • Qualified MHI instructors Limited student enrollment • 8-month course Student aid available • Licensed by Province of N. S. U.I.C. sponsored program available Modern training facilities 3 enrollments a year: January, May, & September APPLY EARLY FOR OUR NEXT COURSE 562-1208 ml IN HOME • I HEATING • state of the art heating equipment • Trained heating technicians • Largest Fleet of Home Heating delivery vehicles • Ways to save you money • FREE Fumace Efficiency Tests IN SYDNEY CALL: STEVE BLUNDON | IRVING 567-3000 OWNED BY ATLANTIC SHOPPING CENTRES LTD. A&W; 539-7222 Metropolitan 562-1134 Agnew Surpass 562-3129 Munroe's Barber Shop Balloon City 562-7620 Olympic Shoe Repair 564-8112 Bank of Nova Scotia .... 539-6760 Radio Shack 539-4617 Bill's Pet Centre 539-2243 Reitman's 562-3177 Bi-Way 539-8860 Sam The Record Man 562-8598 Bojou 539-5596 Shoppers Drug Mart 562-1144 Brass Villa 564-9988 Sobey's 562-1762 Candy and Things 562-6292 Sony Store 562-8811 Carlton Cards 564-6531 Sport Card Corner 562-3531 Cole's Book Store 539-6053 Super Touch Fashions.. .539-4454 Don's Fish & Chips 564-0002 Suzy Shier 539-5538 Fun Villa Arcade 539-2215 Take-A-Break 539-1908 Gals & Guys Hairworks . 539-1811 Tim Horton's 539-4287 Goldsil 539-7273 Uncle Chow's 564-6487 Heather Bowling Centre. 562-2695 Vanelli's Mrs 539-7882 Jeans Experts 567-1217 Zeller's 539-5600 Mark's Work Wearhouse. 539-0441 Zip Photo 539-1539 HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. MALL OFFICE • PRINCE ST., SYDNEY, N.S. B1P5K6 • 539-6912 HEAD OFFICE • 115 KING ST., STELLARTON, N. S. BOK ISO • 755-4440
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