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Page 60 - A Visit with Clara Buffet, Glace Bay

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1995/6/1 (185 reads)

were four sisters. That she went into this house and started to be the chatelaine of that house. And she would be! She would be the boss. But it would be hard for her to get the rest of them to realize who was the boss because she was a little short woman. But, gradually, the sisters married and moved off. Oh, Mother lived, I think, until she was way over 90 or something like that. But there was never any disharmony. That was I evident. (How Quality Cameras Building, corner George & Dorchester Streets. PEOPLE YOU CAN TALK TO. can I believe that?) Of course, there must have been. There must have been something. But, of course, she came from a farming area. She knew all about farming. She knew what hard work it 1'' ,tS? was, and she was evidently very proficient in it. As far C as I know. She was a good cook. Even un? til (her latter days). When they sold their farm and came over here to Glace Bay, about 1900. Well, even at 1918 or something, she was still having the family gangs together, and cooking, and bossing everything. So I didn't come from a very soppy line, I don't think! Our thanks to Shirley Chernin, Glace Bay, for her help in prepar? ing this article. Readers will also want to see Clara Buffett's talk about Hilda Wright and the creation of the extraordinary Citizens Service League in Glace Bay. See Issue 55 of Cape Breton's Magazine. The first choice for fine food and lodging on the Cabot Trail The Normaway is proud to be able to share a part of Cape Breton's culture. Enjoy traditional music, nightly films, a choice selection of Gape Breton books & records. Concerts/ceilidhs/dances in The Bam Fridays (spring/fall); Wednesdays (summer) You don't have to be a guest of the Inn to enjoy a Normaway evening. Dinner served from 6 to 9 p.m., June 15 to October 15. Reservations suggested. THE NORMAWAY INN 902-248-2987 or 1-800-565-9463 P.O. Box 142, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada BOE 2C0 CO-OP' CO-OP SERVICE STATION Kerosene Available Exhaust Repairs Complete Brake Service Motor Vehicle inspection Minor Repairs Lube • Oil ~ Greases Top Quality Low, Gasoline... 562-2315 Low Prices 503 PRINCE ST. • SYDNEY, N. S. TO ENCOURAGE Cape Breton writers, CJCB Radio and Breton Books have established this annual award. Any subject is welcome • such as fiction, his? tory, poetry or children's books, or what-have-you. The search is on for to good writing! ANNOUNCING THE ' CJCB Radio / Breton Book-of-the-Year Award $1000.00 to the author $5000.00 toward Publication ALL CAPE BRETON WRITERS ARE ELIGIBLE • living any? where in the world. There is no strict deadline. Send manu? scripts or queries to: Ronald Caplan, Editor Breton Books Wreck Cove, N. S. BOC 1 HO To be awarded annually for a book by a Cape Breton Writer published by Breton Books 60
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