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Page 57 - Joe Delaney and His Scarecrows

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/1/1 (175 reads)

all that. And they used to go to rununage sales up there in Waltham, Mass. And they'd get a barrel of clothing--a barrel full. Well, they'd probably pay $3 for that. In the barrel there was about half a dozen pair of shoes, 2 or 3 suits, a coat, half a dozen shirts, sweaters. You know? And they'd mail that barrel of cloth? ing to their rela? tives- -whoever they had down here. And then some of that clothing, well, the people weren't used to that kind of ,??--.- • - : ~. ?? clothing. So they'd put it aside, and that would do for the mid-Lent festivities. And when somebody got a barrel--there wasn't only one barrel coming in. There was about--oh, my God--10, 15, 20 families getting these barrels of clothing. So when the mid-Lent festivities came around, you went to see some of these kids. They'd on? ly loan it to us. You had to give it.... (You would exchange it?) Right, right. Be? cause you had to have clothing for three days. So if you'd have gone around with the same out? fit the three days, you'd have been known. So you had to change. Make sure that you would swap uniforms. And the people down here are good for that. Some of them are better than detec? tives . If they see one of your ears showing! You'd got to hide everything. You've got to sort of have a cloth-like over, before you put on your mask--hide all your hair, your ears, the side of the face. So that once you put the mask on, there's no skin showing. Because some of them, they can guess--if they hap? pen to see one eye, end of the nose, an ear--right away they've got you. Oh yeah. i 60UP _' -,, 18-HotePuMle lliiiidee 6otf CoBfse Dundee. located in West Bay. Cape Breton Is? land, offers guests a variety of recreation and relaxa? tion. Visit our Dining Room and enjoy wonderful cuisine or drop by our lounge and experience Cape Breton hospitality at its finest. Dundee has something for everyone. From our 18 hole professional golf course to our full service marina to spectacular scenery. Dundee is the perfect labeside resort. Dundee is a yachtman's paradise, a golfer's dream, a vacationer's delight and everything elseyou would expect from a world class reson. Whateveryour pleasure. Dundee guarantees satisfaction. R.R. # 2. West Bay, Nova Scotia BOE 3K0 Tel. (902) 345-2649 ; Fax (902) 345-2697 Odyssey Cape Breton Toll Free 1-800-565-5660 Richmond County's Route 4 "I took the road less travelled by ..and that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost St. Peters Drug Store Ltd. Don Stone, Ph. C, Proprietor Open 6 Days a Week Monday to Friday open until 8 p.m. Saturday open until 5 p.m. 535-2203 St. Peters, Richmond County, N. S. Experience Cape Breton Culture and Tranquil Beauty in the Villages of Richmond County NESTLED BETWEEN the Bras d'Or Lake and the At? lantic Ocean' we offer activities and accommodations to suit every taste.... Log Cabins and Resorts, Quaint Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts.... Salmon Fishing, Kayaking, Diving, & Golf. OUR ROADS WIND through seaside fish? ing villages, and along the shores of the spectacular Bras d'Or Lake to Sydney and Louisbourg. For TRAVEL INFORMATION call Toll Free throughout North America: 1-800-565-9464 For RESERVATIONS call TollFree in Canada: 1-800-565-0000 in Continental USA: 1-800-565-6096 SPONSORED BY IRjICIEIMKDNID COHJNITY A wonderful place to live, work, visit, & invest!
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