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Page 45 - Leo Aucoin, Acadian Traditional Singer

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/6/1 (253 reads)

just the kind of songs....) Yeah. (It was just how they used it.) Yeah, how they used it. (So you may have a song that you would sing at a party, and a woman may have that same song....) For the baby. Right. (That's very interesting.... And you feel it's the drink that really separated that, and made party singing more a man's thing.) Oh, yes. Yeah, yeah--in those days. Homemade beer. You couldn't afford to go to the liquor store. Maybe the big shot...there would be 3 or 4 down home, they had the store, something like that. But the rest were making homemade beer. (When you were small, looking towards your Vacation in Louisbourg! ?? I Canadian Parks Servic Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park Operating Hours: June and September 9:30 to 5:00 July and August 9:00 to 6:00 Pre-Season and General Information 733-3100 With a Glace Bay buddy, & cutting wood with Freddie {k Paul) Aucoin future, what did you think you were going to grow up to be?) Oh, I don't know. See, I had no education. I thought maybe a lum? berjack. I made my living pretty near all lumberjack. When we went to Toronto in 1966, (back home) in 1974--8 years (away). But before that I fished a little bit, but not too much. And besides that it was lumberjack. I cut wood at the Mersey Paper. Till '56. But in the summertime we used to go at Ju? dique, for Dick Cotton, Richard Cotton. That was peel wood. And after the peel wood, after the 15th of August, we used to move to the Mersey Paper. (Peel wood?) You'd cut it 3 1/2 (feet) and then you'd peel it. And then, when the mill got built in Port Hawkesbury in 1961, I worked '61, '62, '63, Take Route 22 Out of Sydney BAR & GRILL LTD. LOUISBOURG 733-2333 • 9 Alserdeen St LOUNGE HOURS 11 am - 2 am, 6 days a week SUNDAYS: Grill 2 - 7 pm • Lounge 2 pm - 2 am DINING ROOM HOURS 11 am-2 pm 5 pm- 7 pm Weekend Entertainment From the Sea: - Fresh Sole, Chips, Tartar Sauce - $4.95 Off the Grill: - 8 oz. Striploin served with potato, veg., roll - $5.95 the QUAY CRATT & GIFT SHOP • Local Crafts • Marine Souvenirs • Books • Jewellery • Tapes • CD's • Large Selection of Crested T-Shirts & Caps LOUISBOURG 'SiiUM'SiSi'iMiiS& 733-2936 We take pride in our fine quality and friendly service! Louisbourg Pharmacy" • A Local Pharmacy Serving Your Needs • Providing complete drug store needs, including: Prescription Service 'r*rft Health & Beauty Aids Greeting Cards v"'/ First Aid Supplies Baby Supplies ' ' <' Sundries Monday to Friday f ' Saturday 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. L J 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. 1360 Mam Street • Louisbourg 733-2160 rOn Saturday, prescriptions' V' filled up to 1p.m. ONLY J Sanjiv Maindiratta, phannacist Louisbourg! From the Old Town to the New
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