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Page 46 - Mary Ann (MacLellan) MacEachern

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1996/6/1 (250 reads)

The singing continued, Mary Ann sang a milling tune, and said: It is about a dance they had. John Gillis got married in Glendale, to a Mary Ann MacDonnell woman from Centennial Road. They had the wedding at his place. Then she sang a seventh Gaelic song, a song composed by Angus Cameron in Glendale. It was about a wedding "- TRADE SHOP Reminiscent of Trades from the Past Offering Craft Work from the Finest Tradespeople Pottery in the Barrels Jewellery MariHmeS Mirrors Tin Work Jams & Jellies Wood Work Toys & Books Wrought Iron Floral Wreaths Be sure to make a stop at the Trade Sliop! CAPE NORTH on the Cabot Tral between Sara and Sandy. I was be? tween twenty and thirty then. The two of them were kind of kookie in the head, you know. After they were married, she didn't want to stay with Sandy. She wanted to go back home with her mother and father. Sandy told her to lift the window up so to get some air, and maybe she would get bet? ter before morning. There was an awful commotion. After they got married, Sandy went to work in Halifax. Then HomEnergy ?? FURNACE OIL ?? STOVE OIL ?? LUBE OIL ?? KEROSENE ?? AUTOMATIC DELIVERY ?? BUDGET PLANS - SERVICE PLANS Serving SYDNEY, GLACE BAY, NORTH SYDNEY, NEW WATERFORD and Surrounding Areas 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICES Glace Bay 849-4626 Sydney 539-7580 North Sydney 794-2010 Dan Archie went after her to take her back home. He had the cow, a nice red cow, tied behind the wagon coming up. When they were going by, Sandy's sister began hollering at her, "You damn fool! You damn fool! You're making a damn fool of yourself!" She wouldn't stay down there. People were always rowing, drinking, scrapping all the time. One night up at our place. New Year's night, I, my father, and my mother were home. Ann O'Brien, a neighbour of ours, was in. Who came in, but John from Glendale. He was carousing and drunk. Ann O'Brien got up, and said for him to keep quiet or, "I'll break the neck off you! There's no rowing here!" He got scared of her--(laughter)--and took off to his sister's place. The singing continued, including "Mo Run Geal, Dileas" and one about a dance Sandy Johnny Malcolm's wife had on Halloween night, and one about a wedding--a song about a man, who was seeing a girl who was like a saint, but after they got married she got awful rough. (1 remember you mentioning a story your brother Alec Dan told you, about a woman named Isabel, who got lost in the woods. They called her "The Little Bell" in Gaelic.) Oh, small little woman, she was only that tall. (Mary held her hand about four feet off the ground.) She would walk into Ju? dique to get groceries for herself. She got lost and they were looking for her and they never found her. So they went to Fa- OPEN 9 to 9 24 Flavours of Ice Cream! Fresh Fruit Sundaes ip*'*% CODNTBY MARKET WHYCOCOMAGH • 756-9042 ON TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, ROUTE 105 7 DAYS A WEEK Fresh Baked Goods Craft Ideas Fresh Cape Breton Vegetables Gift Certificates Available [SUPERIOR FENCING LTD: Commercial Residential Industrial INSTALLATIONS and REPAIRS Chain Link Fencing Custom Decks Wooden Fencing 4 Retaining Walls FULLY GUARANTEED Locally Owned & Operated 539-2027 ' AFFORDABLE QUALITY WORKMANSHIP
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