Page 6 - Stories from the Clyburn Valley
ISSUE : Issue 49
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1988/8/1
poles that were used to lift it out. And apparently everything was well prepared. Because whoever had taken it knew exactly what they were doing. And the young girl was gone. So it wasn't hard to see that some kind of a wagon had been used to haul whatever was dug out and taken to South In? gonish Harbour. So when they went to their barn, they found their horse and harness and wagon was missing. But the strange thing about it was that the Doucette family had been (walking) on the doorstep which they called the kellick stone, because the stone had original? ly been a stone from a form of an? chor which had been! popular, even in my| younger days in In? gonish. It was made| from a stone that was not very (thick), rectangu? lar in shape, and the centre of the stone had chips taken out of it and| notches made so the|' stone fitted into the fork of a tree. Now they would take a yellow birch tree and cut @m!S''*?' HYunoni S '"''" We sell cars that make sense. "GROWING TOGETHER TO SERVE YOU BETTER" OFFICIAL OPENING MAY 14, 1984 MAJOR EXPANSION OCT. 1986 SALES REPRESENTATIVE GREG MacEACHERN RECEIVES SALES AWARD NO. 1 HYUNDAI SALESPERSON IN CANADA HYUNDAI, HERE TO STAY AND PROUD OF IT • Car manufacturing plant, Bromont, Que., 324 million dollar investment scheduled to open Dec. '88 • Parts warehouse, Richmond, B.C., opened May '88 • Parts manufacturing plant. New Market, Ont., opened April '88 • Head office and parts warehouse, Markham, Ont., opened July '87 hrvunoni u Wfe sell cars that make sense. ICjEdCDES / ''Si 34 STATE STREET, SYDNEY * Phone 539-4711 the fork ends off so that the stone would fit with a little bit left over. The stump end would be shaped so a rope could be tied around it and tied through the crotch of the fork, and a flat piece of wood--two holes drilled in it to hold the stone in place with wooden pegs. This was called the kellick stone. Now, this kellick stone had been there a number of years--they walked over it--but nobody ever thought there might be anything buried in it. Now, years went by and my Uncle Jim went to war in World War One. During the course of fighting in the trenches he was awarded the military me4al for bravery. So when it was announced that he had the military medal, and his regiment was out of the line, his commanding officer told him he could have a special leave for a week to go wherever he wanted. He could go to England or any part of France. So my uncle asked if he could have a leave to go to Portugal, and he was granted this leave. So my uncle went to a port in Portugal called (sounds like) Es- trimose, because he knew this was where the young lady that he had known years before had lived. So he got a train to Estrimose, did some enquiring, and found that the fam? ily of the young girl had originally been seagoing people, and over the years (way back) they fell on rather bad times. But the young woman, grown now into her 40s, was living in a villa outside of Es? trimose, so he hired a coach wagon to take him there. And when he got there he pulled a doorbell (chain) and a young maid came out, and he said who he was, so she went to announce to the lady of the house who was there. So he was immediately greeted in, and sure enough, there was the young woman, now middle-aged, that he'd known years before. So, in the course of the conversation, he asked about how she ever came to be in In? gonish. And the story was, according to the story that I was told, that the family had fallen on hard times in the latter part of the 1800s, and the family were going through some old belongings that came from the original gold miners that had settled You Are Welcome to Wandlyn for Your Meals or Overnight lUjnnDLvni /Jnns 69 Air- Conditioned Rooms Senior Citizen Discount Fine Dining at Family Prices A Fully Licensed Dining Room featuring Fresh Seafood WANDLYN INN 100 King's Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia BIS 1A1 CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-561-0000 (Canada) 1-800-561-0006 (U. S.)
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