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Page 90 - A Visit with Ray "Mac" MacDonald: In Honour of the 50th Year of CJFX Radio

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/8/1 (160 reads)

made a joke out of everything and it kind of rubbed off. Joe Scott did a thing with peo? ple's names. There was a Harry Eastwood in town and a Davey Turner. So he might say. "If Joe Scott had a merry-go-round, would Dave Turner?" Then he'd say, "No, but Harry Eastwood." It was corny stuff, but we were kids and that was the kind of silly stuff that we grew up with. Joe always said, "It was great in the old times. The Angles knew all the Saxons and the Saxons knew all the Angles." He had all these images. I'll never forget...there was a guy named Willie. In those days we played ball hock? ey on King's Street in Sydney Mines, and those games which would end maybe 2-1 at the most had about 47 players on each side. So you had to know even the religion of each of the guys on your team because the game would go on for hours and the Protestant boys would have Sunday School and the Catholics would have something at The Shopping Centre for Victoria and ''m' Cape Breton Counties... m NORTH SYDNEY GROCERIES * CLOTHING CARDS * LADIES FASHION ENTERTAINMENT * SOUVENIRS * GIFTS PHARMACY * HOUSEHOLD ITEMS * LIQUOR DEPARTMENT STORES * MUSIC Open MONDAY through SATURDAY 10 AM to 9:30 PM 116 King Street, North Sydney, NS • Phone (902) 794-4703,794-4704 a different time, so you had to be careful that you weren't under-strengthed at any given time because of religion, you know. So we were quite ecumenical about that and we competed like that. But this Willie came home after the war, and he had hands as big as guitar cases, you know! I remember this day he called me--this was at time out. He said, "Ray? mond, C'mere!" I said, "Yeah, Willie, what do you want?" He said, "Here fie cents"--not five cents --fie cents. "I want you to go down to Danny Maclnnes's store." This would have been a little convenience store down the street. "I want you to go to down to Danny Maclnnes's store and get me a cut of bal? oney. B'y, I wanna nice cut near the heel. If ya' do, if ye're quick about it, if ya come back in a hurry, I'll give ya a bite. If ya don't," he held up his two big hands, "I'll mangle ya." (Ray laughs.) So that was the neighbourhood. So, needless to say, I got him a nice cut of ba- logna. But that's the kind of stuff that went on. I mean, we didn't think we were funny, we just didn't know any better. (Laughter.) But you've got to laugh. That's all there is sometimes. I remember another guy. We had a priest who was particularly generous to "knights of the road" and those who maybe didn't work as much as they should WE HAVE INFORMATION ON YOUR PROPERTY • AND YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT IT IS! We have over 20 pieces of information on every number you see on this map, and we have a number on every property in Cape Breton, Richmond, Victoria, and Invemess Counties. ~ A SERVICE WORTH INVESTIGATING ~ Cape Breton Land '' Information Centre -'' Department of Municipal Affairs Land Information Management Services Division - 500 George Place, Sydney, N. S. BIP 1K6 ~ CONTROL SYSTEM of concrete monuments for surveying BASE MAPS: Orthophoto for rural areas, Line Maps for cities, town, villages PROPERTY MAPS with boundary information and ownership information REGISTRY ASSISTANCE for government and private users Your Property Is Our Business • Ask Us About It From BADDECK TELEPHONE (902) 563-2280 or 563-2281 • FAX 563-0503
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