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Page 87 - A Visit with Frank Landry, 91. of Isle Madame

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1996/6/1 (168 reads)

tom. After that they haul the damn thing and, of course, it makes a bag. They purse that and then they bale the fish. And that's the way it's done. I never was fishing myself but I know how it's done. Anyway, they were eating. Oh, they had good cooks. I happened to be having dinner alongside of her father at that time. I knew him well. So at night they had a nice place--white-washed, you know. All white. It was a great big shed. There were quite a few men. Perhaps about 20 people, see. And I could see red spots in the white. So I asked her father, I said, "What's them red spots over there?" He says, "Those are damn bedbugs that we kill at night!" They used to kill them and, of course, it used to make a mark. So he says, "Look, (if) you're coming here to work," he says, "get the hell home!" He says, "You'll do just as well home as we're doing here." He says, "If you were home you'd have your day (off). Today we had to get out (and work)-- 6 o'clock Sunday morning to get out." So I was never interested to go. (He talked you out of it.) Well, they didn't have to. I saw the world going. In fact, the first time I went to Boston I went with a parish priest, (from) here. My brother was staying there after my father died. And I went to his house, and we were all sitting at the table, there was six of us. Now, a place in the city is fast, it's not the same as a country place. But they had fun with me anyway. Cripes, I don't think I had seen an electric car at that time. So anjrway, we were at the table. And my oldest sister-- she was my godmother --she said, "Why don't you take Ma and the rest of the family to Boston." There was 6 in Bos? ton and 6 When touring the Cabot Trail, '' you'll enjoy your stop in Cheticamp. It is a "' ' friendly village with strong Acadian traditions. ' While in Cheticamp, why not enjoy a meal at Le Gabriel? We offer imsurpassed Acadian hospitality and cuisine. The dining room We offer seating for 125 people, and many traditional dishes. 1 As well, you might dine on fresh local seafood, sizzling steaks, • ?-' fresh baked bread and sinfully delicious desserts. Best entertainment for miles around Le Gabriel would like to invite you to visit our great hall, for the best in local entertainment! Tuesday: Square Dancing & Fiddling Wed., Thur., Fri., Sat.: Popular Music Saturday & Simday: Fiddling We offer full lounge service, and the best entertainment for miles around. • fully licensed service • air conditioning • U. S. currency accepted Le Gabriel p. O. Box 316 Cheticamp, Nova Scotia While in Cheticamp, don't forget to visit Flora's craft shop, which offers a variety of locally crafted fbrate on the Cabot Trail Best selection of hooked rugs Flora's offers an excellent selection of rugs and other hooked items, made by over 100 local craft ladies. We also feature other quality handcrafts and souvenirs. • Coasters • Sweaters • Chair seats • Quilts • Wall hangings • Placemats • Rugs SX ' • Tartans Flora's has served the tourist industry for over 25 years. We welcome tour groups for one stop shopping. You're sure to enjoy /' our rug hooking dem? onstrations! AWARDS RATE. ALL MAJOR CREDIT / Best Cratt Shop CARDS ARE ACCEPTED, / Entrepreneur Award AND WE ALSO SHIP WORLD-WIDE! / Best Craft Shop ' 'n Cape Breton Relax and enjoy a treat in our comfortable eat-in ice cream parlor. • Frozen yogourt • Soft ice cream • Fresh Muffins • Coffee & Tea >.O.Box316,Cheticar PHONE: (902) 224-3139 87
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