Page 78 - With Archie Neil Chisholm or Margaree Forks
ISSUE : Issue 42
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1986/6/1
you could be any sicker than I was the day I quit. But," I said, "none of you were ar? rested for riding in a wheelbarrow, or very nearly arrested." And I could see their heads coming up as much as to say. This is Cape Breton's outstanding liar. And I told them a true story. I said, "This is true, whether you believe it or not." I said, "When they used to sell these jugs of wine, Catawba wine, for $2 a gallon. There were a couple of sets of box? ing gloves in each jug. I went to Inver? ness and I had $4. And I got two jugs of wine. I came back on the truck that takes the mail down to Margaree. I got off at Margaree Forks about 10 o'clock at night, and put the two jugs on the side of the road. And I figured to myself, I'm a mile from home. I was sitting there wondering. I said. Somebody will come along. And I heard this fellow walking down the road, and I spoke to him. It turned out to be a young fellow quite a bit my junior. And he said, 'I'll tell you what we'll do.' He had a couple of drinks. It was like Bobby Burns and Souter Johnny. We had a few drinks, and he was becoming more active. He said, 'I'll tell you, I'll take the cz'mlj'x 'at& On tL "B'cJt BEACH HOMES MOTEL CHALETS P. 0. Box 177, Ingonish Beach, N. S. BOC ILO (902)285-2525 jugs and we'll walk the mile down to your place, and we can rest every now and again, if your legs get tired.' "We only went about 100 yards and he de? cided we'll have another drink. We did. All of a sudden he was inspired. There was a group of nuns at Margaree Forks and they had a little barn and a farm, and we were right across from the barn. He said, 'I got it, I'm going to steal the wheelbarrow on the nuns.' He stole the wheelbarrow and he came down, and we put the two jugs of wine in the wheelbarrow, and we were walk? ing like this. We came down to the bridge at Margaree Forks. As the wine was taking hold, he was getting stronger. He became a potential MacAskill suddenly. And he said, 'You can get in the wheelbarrow, and we'll come home like that,' "We started down, and we were meeting cars. I'm not exaggerating or anything like that. I met one particular car. And when they saw the wheelbarrow, and me sitting in it, and this fellow hauling me home like that, they just ditched her! Went right into the ditch on the other side. "Everything was going good. Cars were meet? ing us, were giving us a wide coverage. Un? til suddenly this car, a fellow slammed on his brakes, and I felt a flashlight right in my face. And here was the constable from Cheticamp. He recognized me. And he said, 'What are you doing there?' And the wine was right there. I said, 'I'm taking these home.' And he started to laugh. He couldn't stop. He said, 'Look, I'm giving you 5 minutes and I'll be back. And if ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE OF CAPE BRETON Joe's Vferehouse The Food Emporium Cape Breton's Newest and Largest Restaurant SPECIALIZING IN AGED PRIME CUTS OF ROAST BEEF & STEAKS & ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE SALAD BARS IN THE MARITIMES! CHETICAMP 224-2841 Situated on the beautiful Cabot Trail, crammed with all those little things that you forgot at home, as well as gifts, souvenirs, books, and magazines,,, to make your vacation even more enjoyable! Bring your sandy feet in to see us, and do have a very pleasant vacation. COMPLETE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK HANDCRAFT COOPERATIVE ICABARETi OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 'TIL 3 A.M. Live Entertainment Nightly 424 Charlotte street 539-6686 539-0408 • RESTAURANT LOUNGE BANQUET FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE (78) Co-operative Artisanale de Cheticamp Limitee p. 0. Box 98, Cheticamp, Inverness Co., N. S. (224-2170) CHETICAMP, N.S. Produit de laine crochete. Finest hooking in virgin wool is our specialty, Acadian Meals Soupes - Mets au poisson Pate a la viande Crepes aux pommes de terre Our shop is located in Cheticamp on the Cabot Trail OPEN MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY Acadian Museum
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