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Page 21 - More about Christy MacKinnon's Silent Observer

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/8/1 (486 reads)

interested in Christy's work. As it tumed out, the people at Gallaudet decided that this was a book of real interest to the whole world. That's when Breton Books came on board to be the Canadian publisher. Silent Observer is a book of Christy's drawings and her story, simply and beautifully told in her own words. The drawings preserve an insight into a time of which we have little record and few details. The generalities of romance for the good old days are re? placed by more careful realities through these draw? ings and words out of a young girl's experience. In this book we see details of how it actually was, from a reporter who was there. We see children rolling wool. The mother's nook under the roof for her loom. The horses struggling to move a house. Silent Obseruer is Christy's memories of farm life, illness, the loss of her first mother, and the joy she took in her father's new bride • plus all the trouble any lit- tle girl can get into. CONTINUES NEXT PAGE "It seemed that even the farm animals looked out for us. One day, I found out that a new lamb had been born in the barn. I rushed out the front door to go see it. But inside the pen, the big boss ram ran ud to me and stopped me. He bowed down and nudged ""' " ' " me. The ram gently pushed me again, all the way back to the gate. It was almost as if he were saying, 'Go home, lit? tle one.'" • S/7enf Observer THE TREASURE COVE GIFTS AND HANDCRAFTS High quality gifts and crafts from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and abroad 1-902-564-8158 tfCASOfCS /'r-''/Vr'Aj Children's books and toys - pre-school to 12 years 1-902-539-3035 All Types of Collision Work! Open Mon.-Sat. 9-6, Thurs.-Fri. until 9 74 Townsend St.. Sydney, N. S. B1P 5C8 I Specializing in Spot Repair SYDNEY'S COMPLETE COLLISION REPAIR CENTRE 539-2848 • 539-1033 61 BEECH • SYDNEY BIP 6R7 • We're proud to be your Cape Breton Home Hardware dealers • McKinnon Home Hardware Building Centre Port Hawkesbury 625-0674 Alex McKinnon • MacRae Home Hardware North Sydney 794-4711 Shirley & Carl MacRae • Baddeck Home Hardware Baddeck 295-2170 Bill Turner Wilson's Home Hardware Sydney 562-6020 Ken Wilson • Robin Jones & Whitman Inc. Cheticamp 224-2022 Cyril Aucoin • Robin Jones & Whitman Inc. Inverness 258-2241 Angela MacDonald Ingonish Home Hardware & Building Supplies Ingonish Beach 285-2323 H. C. (Ted) Goodyear • Harbax Hardware Glace Bay 849-3109 Fred Whyte & Jamie Whyte • Louisdale Home Hardware Louisdale 345-2720 Joe Marchand EVERY HOME HARDWARE STORE IS OWNED BY YOUR NEIGHBOUR Jhaidwaie building centre IN CAPE BRETON "Our price Is more competitive because we make the product in our own factory. There is no middleman.' BEAUTI-TONE PAINT & STAIN Beauti-tone Paint & Stain are manufactured in Home Hardware's own "brand new" computerized paint factory. By producing our own paint and stain, we can assure you of the best for the most competitive prices! We guarantee it! GUARANTEED #1 QUALITY Available from your Cape Breton Home Hardware Dealers Rome Hardware stores are individually owned by someone in your home town!
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