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Page 70 - Visit with Will Pringle, Richmond County

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/6/1 (168 reads)

the MacPhails and the Maclnneses, around a bonfire. "Oh, there"--when I came in sight--"there's a fellow from South Side!" And skating across to this side. And hear? ing the mail going down, the shoeing on the frost--oh, it was just screeching like it was on gravel. I figured up it must 60 miles I skated. (In one one evening. (After a day Suppliers of Commercial Recreational Fencing p. O. Box 98. King St., North Sydney, N. S. B2A 3IVI1 794-4773 'j'. Imagine this as your office... Imagine a career at sea... becoming an officer in the Canadian Coast Guard. If you are finishing Grade 12 plus 6 OAC's (Ontario), CEGEP 1 (Quebec) or Grade 12 (other provinces) in your university preparatory program this year, if you excel at math and physics, and if you think big... Head for the freedom, the excitement and the challenge of a sea-going career with the Canadian Coast Guard. I#l have been 55 or evening.) Yeah, in the woods.) Yes. I wish I was in that shape now. Yeah, skated around the bonfire there and played what we called "Fox," and "Tag." (What was "Fox"?) It was a game of chasing after. If I tagged you, you couldn't tag me back, you'd have to tag someone else. And so it was--instead of running, people were skating. One day at the island over--we used to go over to the island skating, when I was just a young fellow. And this fellow was there--oh, he was up in his 60's or 70's. And he had a great big beard--Angus Mac? Leod. "Ho, ho," he said, "I'll catch you!" So he got after, and around the ice and here and there. And at last I took up into the alders on hands and knees. I looked behind, and he was coming. He looked like a big bear, with the whiskers. Back down on the ice-- ha, ha! I remem? ber we stopped then.... Back down the bank then and out on the ice. We used to play tag. We used to play hockey there. We'd have pulp logs and poles around to keep the puck in. And one winter we played 18 games, and they won 9 and we won 9. And of the whole bunch of them, I was the only one played organized hockey. • Tuition-free training • A monthly allowance • Practical sea training • A modem, attractive campus in Sydney, with private rooms • A guaranteed position as a ship's officer after graduation I Canadian Coast Guard College CanadSI BATTERED WOMEN AND YOUR CHILDREN If you need help: 539-2945 TRANSITION HOUSE
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