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Page 63 - With Evelyn Smith, Wreck Cove

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1994/1/1 (164 reads)

years--that's the memo? ries we have. I don't dwell on the--I've been telling you a few things today, but I don't dwell on those things because--a lot of good memories of my father. He was really a very intelligent person. He only got Grade 3 or 4 in school. But he read a lot. He was self-educated. And apart from his drink? ing problem, I think he could have gone a lot fur? ther in construction and contracting and building, because he had a marvel? lous mind for things, to be built, and.... A Poem by Sandy MacDermid "Written In memory of George Mac? Leod, a dear friend I lost suddenly some years ago:" Oh George, dear friend I miss thee sore, On earth I'll see your face no more, But hope through God's redeeming love. To see thee in our home above. The memory of thy kindly face. Time from my mind will ne'er efface. In simple Unes thy praise I'd sing, Though thoughts of thee the tears doth bring. I travelled much this world around, A friend like thee I never found, A friend so true, so patient, kind I'm sure again I'll never find. A christian mother brought thee forth, And in your heart she sowed the truth. Though sin and hell did bar the way. By grace you view her face today. Dear christian friends don't think I'm bold. As I our Saviour's love uphold. Infinite power is in his hand. His grace can make his own to stand. I guess he built seven churches. And I see--went by yesterday, a home at North River that he built--well, I'm sure he must have been in his 60's then when he built it. He built the house up at lan's there. After the first house burnt. And I could say that he built our house, with Alex's help. You know, because Alex wasn't a car? penter at that time. He learned from my father. My father was the head carpenter. (Now, your father had a role in raising you.) Oh, yes. He wasn't awfully strict at all, my father. He'd be more apt to be lenient with us, really. And I can't re? member of him ever--apart from when he'd be drinking--I can't remember my father ever saying a cross word to me, or spank? ing me. Which he did with some of the old? er ones. I think the family thought that being i was the baby, or a lot younger than the rest, and my mother taking sick when I was quite young, that maybe that had a bearing on it. But I think I was sort of his pet, all right. George MacLeod, Wreck Cove A mother's prayer he holds most dear. Her tender heart has naught to fear, The child she placed within his care, Will escape at last the fowler's snare. (What about stories? Was he the kind who would tell stories?) He would tell us--he sang a little bit to us. Although he wasn't a singer, he'd take us up on his lap and he'd sing-little songs. I remember one of them was--it was about a rabbit--a man hunting a rabbit. And he shot the rab? bit, and the rabbit went into his pack, and--he used to sing that one a lot to us. (What language?) In English, that one was. SALES ?? SERVICE - INSTALLATION J??T WELLS e PUMPS "?? *Dug> ffrrmrrr' ogggg'iDggflggggg'ggggj OWNED BY ATLANTIC SHOPPING CENTRES LTD. A&W; 539-7222 Mark's Wori( Wearhouse. 539-0441 Agnew Surpass 562-3129 IMetropoiitan 562-1134 Balloon City 562-7620 Munroe's Barber Shop Bank of Nova Scotia 539-6760 Northern Reflections 564-6788 Biao's Fast Foods 562-2322 Olympic Shoe Repair 564-8112 Bill's Pet Centre 539-2243 Quick Break 539-1908 Bi-Way 539-8860 Radio Shack 539-4617 Bojou 539-5596 Reitman's 562-3177 Candy and Things 562-6292 Sam The Record Man, Carlton Cards 564-6531 Shoppers Drug Mart 562-1144 Cole's Book Store 539-6053 Sobey's 562-1762 Don's Fish & Chips 564-0002 Sony Store. 562-8811 Fun Villa Arcade Sport Card Corner 562-3531 Gals & Guys Hairworks . 539-1811 Sports Experts 539-2320 Gem Photo 539-2288 Super Touch Fashions.. .539-4454 Goldsil 539-7273 Suzy Shier 539-5538 Heather Bowling Centre. 562-2695 Tim Horton's 539-4287 Jeans Experts 567-1217 Vanelli's Mrs 539-7882 KFC 564-6322 Zeller's 539-5600 HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.
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