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Page 43 - Mary Ann (MacLellan) MacEachern

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1996/6/1 (268 reads)

remember Angus Gillis was there, Kenny MacDonald, and Hugh MacMillan. They would put a board in the dining room, and use that. Then they would dance after that. Angus Gillis would want me to dance, and me trying to reach him. (She stretches her arms up in the air.) 1 was only small then. I used to hide behind the door. (Did your father ever make moonshine?) Dhia!! No! No indeed, no. My father wouldn't allow it in the house. (Did Alec Dan ever make moonshine?) Oh, Dhia, no. He would never do anything like that. (Irene: Tell the story SEAFLOWER GALLERY =' r" ART & CARVINGS ' * by Local Artists * ANTIQUES * COLLECTABLES ARTISTS'MATERIALS NOWmSTOCK! LUCAS Oils, Water Colours & Acrylics Pastels • Charcoal GESSO 'LinseedOil* Turpentine KAMAR Varnish Spray Knives • Sketch Pads • Canvas Phone us at 295-1991 or 295-2386 or drop in! CHEBUCTO ST • BADDECK ACROSS FROM TELEGRAPH HOUSE when Dad (Alec Dan) had the bottle of whiskey, and someone called the sheriff. Some men came over so to cut the wood for the winter, and Alec had a bottle of whiskey for them. The sher? iff came looking for him, and he had to hide for two or three days.) Oh yeah, oh yeah. They had a frolic you know, and he had a Baddeck Home Hardwarb ' Headquarters for All Your Gardening Needs! Fall Garden Supplies & Fertilizers BICYCLES FISHING EQUIPMENT Interior & Exterior HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Drop in and Pick up Your CHRISTMAS GIFTS Early! Phone 295-2170 Come and Visit Our 3rd Floor... Furniture Showroom MACAULAY'S FORD MERCURY SALES LIMITED 'ADDECK • 295-2500 - SALES - PARTS SERVICE - LEASING <'Vehicle Rentals' ERVING CAPE BRETON FOR OVER 45 bottle of whiskey for the fellows working in the woods. John Gillis, God rest his soul, saw the bottle, and he was clear against liquor. He went down to Glendale, and he told the sheriff that Alec Dan was selling liquor. He wasn't selling liquor at all, he just had one bottle for the frolic. So the priest came out, and my fa? ther told him that the men were working in the cold, and Alec Dan he got it for them. Father MacPherson didn't believe that, and he kept coming up, coming up, coming up. Alec Dan went to hide up at Angus Gillis' old place. The sheriff for River Denys, Christopher O'Henly, was looking for him. My brother Ronald was home then, and the priest asked Ronald where Alec Dan was. Ronald said, "I don't know where Alec Dan is. He'll go out and not tell us where he's going." The priest asked every one of us the same ques? tion. Father MacPherson was up every day and every night looking for him. There was a clear? ing in the woods near our house where my fa? ther was making butter tubs, and (Father Mac? Pherson) went over there looking for him. He came back to the house and he had torn his gown. "I wish," he said to my father, "I wish I was God for three minutes!" My fa? ther says to the priest, "Well, you didn't get that power This charming century-old home located in the heart of Baddeck offers elegant dining and deluxe accommodations in a warm intimate setting. Lynwood Inn Restaurant Come enjoy great food in a relaxed setting. 23 Shore Rd., Baddeck; 295-1995 ' Blue Heron Gift Shop l>*v Books • Glassware • Figurines • Woodenware V' Crystal • Cassette Tapes • CD's • Videos fO Gifts for All Occasions • -**' BADDECK, N.S. 295-3424 HOME OF HORTICULTURAL SCHOOL ON WHEELS This is your educational centre: we're here to help you! Cape Breton Hardy Your Complete Garden Centre Serving Do-it-yourself Landscaping Plants and Shrubs Complete Selection of Bedding Plants Specializing in Geraniums & Tuberous Begonias & Instant Gardens > Drop in or Phone 295-2858 • Don Nicholson Gardening is a relaxing activity: Come to Brookside, relax, and have fun.... '"'OfrCKVAU-E'- ...On the Beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes
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