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Page 81 - Donnie MacDermid of Margaree Valley: "It could have been worse!"

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1998/6/1 (183 reads)

week either. I used to go all through that when I used to run the shop, you know. And even when I was running the dishes, it was the same way. Running here and there all the time. And then in the wintertime I was doing snowplowing. I used to snowplow the airport, then I got doing it for neigh? bours. I geared up a snowblower on the front of a 4-wheel drive Dodge and that's what I used mostly for snowplowing was the blower. It made a hell of a good rig. 'S.' .''', ->' 1% There was one woman home one morning, and she worked at the hospital: she was a nurse and she always worked night shifts. She's a very nice woman. And I used to plow the driveway and the yard for them all the time. In fact, it's my old home where I was brought up as a kid, that they own up there. An awful hell of a place for snow. So an3rway, this morning I went up there, and I stopped in the store first to get gas and she was in there. So I says, "Pat, rather than drive your car home and push it through the snow, why don't you just jump in with me, I'm going to your place any? way." So she said okay, and she got in with me. And going in their driveway there was six and a half feet of snow. I took note of where it was on the top of the roof of the truck, and when I got home I put the truck in the shop and I measured it, and it was six and a half feet up to that point. That's a lot of snow. I guess she'd have had a hell of a late breakfast that morning if I hadn't gone in with the blower. It's funny, though, last year when I went in the hospital--I was in there for most all of the winter. And one night about two o'clock, (she) come on duty and it was snowing quite heavy out. She says, "You know I pretty near didn't come to work to? night." I said, "Is that right, Pat? How Cape Breton Boarding Kennels MODERN HEATED FACILITY FOR DOGS AND CATS • Open 12 Months • Indoor - Outdoor Dog Kennels • New Cattery Separate Building from the Dogs • Certification of Vaccination Required 737-2281 R- R- #i, glace bay, n. s. Midway Motors Ltd. Now with Two Ljocations: HEAD OFFICE '' NEW OFFICE Middle River wS Port Hastings 295-2290 625-3641 We've Been CHRYSLER Since 192 6 is it storming? pretty heavy. I said to Jack before i lert that if I go I'll never get back tomorrow morning." And he said, "Don't worry about it, we'll call Donnie." Here I am flat on my back in bed there and she's talking to me. So I said, "I guess it wouldn't do much good to call me." She said, "I guess it wouldn't." So I guess I was a little useful to some? body for something. When (our house) burnt I had a gas barrel, aviation gas, inside the shop, and a big bung blew out of it and blew the bedroom Cape Breton Simuiieirtliiie RE WE '08 iSumiMirtiiiie REVUE Wants THE CHRONICLE-HERALD The Mail-Star Platinum Partner June 3 PETIT de GRAT Centre La Picasse 226-0149 GLACE BAY The Savoy 842-1577 PORT HAWKESBURY SAERC Aud. 625-2591 INVERNESS Inverness Jr./Sr. High 258-3700 Aug. 17-18 BADDECK Centre Bras d'Or 295-2787, 1-888-993-9994 JUDIQUE Communtfy Centre 7872434, 7873404 June 4-6 June 8 June 21 Aug. 25
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