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Page 86 - "Is Your Father Dead Yet"? with Allan MacDougall of "Hughie & Allan"

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/6/1 (164 reads)

pothole wouldn't mean a thing. The streets weren't like they are today. A few streets were paved, but there weren't all that many paved. And they'd come back in, and they'd be dirty, filthy. You'd wash a doz? en cars, you know, just splash them off with a hose, and clean the windows to get them ready for that night again. (And what's this business about rounding the cars up?) Oh, you'd find them any? where. You'd call the guy up or, whoever had it for rent--"Where's that car you didn't bring back last night?" "Well, I ran out of gas down on the Esplanade"--or down on the Glace Bay Road or down the Pier. So Mike himself would take a car and I'd go with him, and pick them up and get it going and bring it back up to the gar? age. I spent all morning.... Another fel? low' d drive me around, a fellow that worked in the shop, a mechanic, he'd drive me around picking up the cars and getting back where they belong. I remember getting one out on the Glace Bay Road and we took it right down to the junk shop on, if you can believe this, in the rear of Charlotte Street. Took up about an acre. It was in behind where Fred's Creamery is now, on Charlotte Street. You could go in off Dor? chester or off Charlotte. We took it down there, he gave us $35 for the junk. Fellow (had) rented it for $5. And I helped the fellow in the garage--he was a pretty good mechanic. Strange, too-- his name was Leif Erikson--same name as the great explorer.... You did anything and everything. You worked in the garage "Experience a New World of Shopping' Nov'* A collection of Maritime handcrafts, Canadian pine, woolens, folk art, country clothing, gifts and accessories. Major Credit Cards Accepted A Cape Breton Country Store OPEN DAILY (902) 295-2868 Chebucto Street Baddeck A channing Victorian House TELEGRAPH HOUSE tn the heart of BADDECK, where you will find gracious dinmg in an elegant setting. A truly delightful Maritime Scottish Breakfast, Businessman's Lunch, and Daily Dinner Specials. Children's Orders as well. Open Every Day of the Week • Fully Licensed Dining Room Relax in the warmth of open fires, stroll at your leisure thru this historic house where courtesy and hospitality have been a tradition for over 100 years. A place to free the soul. Inquire About Our Weei [baddeck]
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