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Page 95 - A Visit with Frank Landry, 91. of Isle Madame

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1996/6/1 (146 reads)

with that and everything is good and you can pay the pallbearers and the priest. What more do you want? And you're going to put that in the ground!... I was to North Sydney Hospital. There was a fellow, he was very religious, he be? longed from Sydney Mines. And sometimes I used to say "Christ" or "Jesus"--not swearing but, you know, you have a kind of a slang and you kind of forget yourself. So this priest, he died--he was an alco? holic, too, this priest. But anyway, the fellow that was next door, he told (this priest), he says, "You know that fellow swears." He says, "You better preach to him." So (the priest)--he was about as tall as you, a big man, a very nice man. "Well." I said, "Father, I don't feel that I'm swearing. It's a slang that I have." And I says, "I pray every night that I love God and everything. But," I says. "I'm gonna tell you. I should quit. I should quit that." And I says, habit that I have sometimes." L'Arche Cape Breton L'Arche Cape Breton is a community for mentally challenged people and those v'ho choose to share life w'ith them. Drop by our store THE ARK - new books and crafts - used books and clothing THE ARK esdt 4 on the Trans-Canada L'Arche Cape Breton Whycocomagh, N. S. B0E3M0 (902) 756-3162 We welcome visitors for tea and a tour about our community every Wednesday [' in July and August at 1:30 p.m. "It's a The other fellow, you know, he was very holy. But I says, "I'm going to tell you, from now on," I says, "come in to visit me later on. I'm go? ing to try it anyway." I says, "Every time I'm gonna say that word," I says, "I'm gonna put a quarter for charity." So 3 or 4 days, you know. "Well," he said, "how did it work?" I says. "Father. I ran out of quarters!" He was laughing like hell. (When you were small, wasn't the priest almost himself holy in these communities?) You're coming to a story that I'm gonna tell you. Now the priest comes in to give us holy communion once a month. So I have a candle, see. The second Sunday of Febru? ary they call that Candlemas Day, the can? dles are blessed. See that candle way on top there, that was blessed on the second (Sunday) of ' February. He came in and he gives you holy com? munion and a little candle. He says, "You know, this is the first place I come that they have a candle 15 Minutes (From Sydney, that is.) I NORTH SYDNEY 794-4703 CflOW VAN f00 Restaurant A Warm Welcome OPEN DAILY 11 A.M. to 1 A.M. FRI. and SAT. till 2 A.M. SUN. till MIDNIGHT Major Credit Cards Accepted Gift Certificates * Ample Parking Oriental and Canadian Cuisine in a relaxed and elegant dining atmosphere Daily Luncheon Specials Banquet Facilities Available Take Out Orders Delivered Excellent Service and Fine Food 460 Grand Lake Rd., Sydney 562-0088 or 539-2825 95
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