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Page 80 - 10 Years! The Story of The Cape Breton Summertime Review

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1995/6/1 (159 reads)

sketches. We'd come up with a character, and then away you would go. It becomes sort of a game. He'll pitch something to me, and then I go with it, and then pitch something back. And then we'd listen to them back, and there'd be all these little clicks. Because every once in awhile we'd have to stop the tape because we'd start laughing and laughing and laughing and laughing. And then we'd turn it back on and keep on going. I loved doing that. We could do that for hours and hours and hours and hours. And Ed is way better at it. He is--he's the best. I'm very willing to admit it. He's the funniest guy I've ever met. He's hysterically funny. And so bright. So entertaining.... There's this story (our sister) Donna told me about. When Ed was, I think, four years old, and he was off at a birthday party, just up the street. And Donna had to go and pick him up. And she said when she walked in he was on the kitchen table do? ing this song and dance! I thought, boy, that was a sign. So he's been doing it forever. Stephen MacDonald: The next year--1987 Sum? mertime Review--your number two year's your tough one, right? How do you keep going, how do you top it? Well, who'll we get-- Rita's not going to be in it. I mean, she was well on her way. That first album was out. "Flying on Your Own" was a national, if not international hit. So Rita was out of reach. Geez, we need a voice. Raylene Rankin! She was in the Follies of '85. I think we also asked her to be in the first Revue. I'm not sure about this. But she was OVER 200 SITES IN A 15 ACRE PENINSULA Ben Eoin Beach Campground 32 km (20 mi) west of Sydney on Rt. 4 112 km (70 mi) east of the Canso Causeway WINNER OF t 14TH ANNUAL' C.B. TOURIST ' • ASSOCIATION , JCAMPGROUND' ' AWARD ' - = SUMMER (902)828-3100 WINTER (902) 562-4978 PO Box 1115 SYDNEY, NS B1P6J7 A spectacular peninsula surrounded by the unpolluted salt water of the Bras d'Or Lakes • Beach • Swimming • Paddleboat & Canoe Rentals • Playgrounds • Picnic Tables • Rec Hall, Canteen, Games Room • Dumping Station • Laundromats • Multipurpose Court • Lighted Grounds • Clean Washrooms • Hot Showers • Ice, Firewood, etc. • Night Attendant • Public Phones Bette, Steve, Maynard, and Max committed to being a lawyer. And come '87-- called her again."No...." She said, "But I've got two sisters, and they both sing, and they're both going to Acadia. Cookie and Heather." So--sure enough, these kids, young girls, young women, are both in a drama and a music program at Acadia. Both in their teens. I think were thrilled to death. Anyway, they said yes. We auditioned them--Max's living room, I think. And they were great. And oh, can't they sing, and isn't this nice.... But there we had two--Heather and Cookie Rankin. They weren't even a member of the Rankin Family Band. Because I can remember saying for the bio notes of the program, "What'11 I put down? Are you members of the Rankin Family Band?" And they would go, "Well, are we members...?" I remember Cookie: "Well, I think we can say we are." Because they had played with them. So we put that in the program. But that was the stage they were at. Sailing Tours { imCa'eBretot's Golden Sea... the Bras dOr • A 21/2 hour sailing adventure on the Bras d'Or with a guided view of the natural wonders of this beautiful inland sea. • From Cod to Eagles, leam about this unspoiled ecosystem while exploring remote coves and islands. I • 50' level sailing catamaran, specifically designed for your comfort. Canadian Coast Guard certified. • Sails daily, June - October. Inquire about a sunset sail, family reunion or a special celebration. Rt. 4 Johnstown, RR#1 St. Peter's, Nova Scotia, Canada, BOE 3B0 Ph. 1-800-903-3371 or |902)535-3371 Gas Tank Replacements & Repairs For Personal Efficient Service: Call 539-2122 Sydney Radiator New Heaters & Radiators or Repairs We Service and Ship 121 Pri nee Street, Syd ney Anywhere on cape Breton Island 20 Years a Family Business 2 Years Warranty on All Parts * We Accept VISA & MASTERCARD
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