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Page 6 - Gwennie Pottie of West Tarbot

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1994/8/1 (228 reads)

ning, any of the women that came in. You ain't coming in to visit and do nothing! No! (But that was the way women thought, too, wasn't it? It was busy hands, constantly...,) Constantly doing some? thing, (And you were trained in that your? self,) Well, yes. So then I started. Well, I could knit when I came here. I could knit because we learned it in school, and my mother learned me how to knit. I could knit when I was 7 years old. Just little things, I could knit a sock up to the heel, but then she taught me how to do the heel and how to take in for the foot The Smith brothers, Above: Uncle Murdock; So when I'd be doing nothing I'd sit down and I'd knit. Maybe she'd have three or four pairs to be ready, or oversocks--you know, the men used to wear the oversocks. Now, she'd probably get an order for a couple of pairs of them. (So this would represent a FOOTCARE FOOTWEAR WEEK: Sept. 19-23 • Footcare Nurse • Call ??or appt. In Footcare Week: Jake Gale • 539*5100 West Tarbot. right: Uncle Dan. bit of income?) Well, yes. (If you were working on it, would Fbotmaxji Systems for Custom Arch Supports • 10% Seniors • Up'tO'Date Stock of Stylish Shoes Complete Line of ORTHOPEDIC SHOES for Men, Women, and Children CANES 'WALKERS • CRUTCHES that money come to you?) No. No, no, no. Now, she put the water in the house. She got the pipes and the sink and the faucets with money that she was earning with that knitting. And oilcloth on the floor so as I wouldn't have to be scrubbing with the scrub brush all the time. And then maybe she'd get enough to get wallpaper to paper one of the bedrooms or something like that. See, the money was always spent for . something like that that you couldn't trade butter or eggs for. Me, when I make the money I spend it on whatever I need! I was never what you'd U-DO CRAFT SUPPLIES LOCAL CRAFTS WICKER AND WOOD Crafts & Supplies AND MUCH MUCH MORE Drop in and enjoy our large selection jor your personal use or Jor gtjts. 1818 KING'S ROAD, SYDNEY B1P6G5 564-9877 CO-OP SERVICE STATION CAPE BRETON BRACE LTD. 66 Cornwallis Street, Sydney, NS • 539-5100 • Kerosene Available Exhaust Repairs Complete Brake Service Motor Vehicle Inspection Minor Repairs Lu be • Oi I • G reases Top Quality Low, Gasoline... 562-2315 Low Prices 503 PRINCE ST. • SYDNEY, N. S.
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