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Page 27 - Annie Battiste: a Mi'Kmaq Family History

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/8/1 (297 reads)

riet would leave a basket behind. But when her father and brother went peddling, they would have to return even in the dark to the camp to protect the women. They camped in an all-wooded area where there were no houses. They washed their clothes in the big river where they camped and dried their clothes on bushes. They owned a big heavy iron which was heated by the fire in a cast-iron pot to iron their clothes. They always appeared clean and well-kept, a trait they took pride in. Their camp was always kept clean, tidy and inviting for guests who may come to visit. Especially important was the Sunday visit? ing. While going from house to house ped? dling, they made many friends and were in? vited to return to visit. They returned to homes where they had stopped along the way and shared stories and laughter. One day Mother's family went to visit a friend, Mary Rose Johnson, in the Nova Scotia hospital. When they arrived they found that she had died the day before. They then went home for the funeral and wake. It was the tradition then, as it continues to be today, to help out the families where one had died by being with the person throughout the wake and sharing one's goods and hands with the grieving family as they care for their visitors with food and sto? ries . The larger com? munity shared in on the Cabot Trail Best selection of hooked rugs Flora's offers an excellent selection of rugs and other hooked items, made by over 100 local craft ladies. We also feafure other quality handcrafts and souvenirs. • Coasters • Sweaters • Chair seats • Quilts • Wall hangings • Placemats • Rugs S.'' Tartans When touring the Cabot Trail, '' you'll enjoy your stop in Cheticamp. It is a ' friendly village with strong Acadian traditions. ' While in Cheticamp, why not enjoy a meal at Le Gabriel? We offer unsurpassed Acadian hospitality and cuisine. The dining room We offer seating for 125 people, and many traditional dishes. ' As well, you might dine on fresh local seafood, sizzling steaks, fresh baked bread and sinfully delicious desserts. Best entertainment for miles around Le Gabriel would like to iiwite you to visit our great hall, for the best in local entertainment! Tuesday: Square Dancing & Fiddling Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.: Popular Music Saturday & Sunday: Fiddling • fully licensed service • air conditioning • U. S. currency accepted Le Gabriel p. O. Box 316 Cheticamp, Nova Scotia Canada BOE IHO Tel: (902) 224-3685 While in Cheticamp, don't forget to visit Hera's craft shop, which offers a variety of locally crafted items. Flora's has served t tourist industry for over 25 years. We welcome tour groups for one stop shopping. You're sure to enjoy /' our rug hooking dem? onstrations!
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