Page 104 - With John J. and Sadie Theriault
ISSUE : Issue 50
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/1/1
was time to move back home to South Har? bour, to dig the potatoes and get things fixed up for the fall. Then he'd stay down there codfishing, him and my brother, till November. Then he'd move home, too. (When you'd go down there--did the whole family move--all 16 of you?) The whole family moved--the whole family moved to White Point, for just the fishing--lobster fishing. We'd go down the last of May and we'd move back the last of September. (That's a big family to take....) Two boatloads. He'd have a big, big boat. He'd take--if we had a pig, he'd take that in the boat--a number of children. And then the other boat--my brother would have the other boat. And the rest would go with him. (Was house summe bedroi was. * people (What fathe over the house at as you had.. home, just oms, and the (Two bedrooms : lived there kind of bunk and mother in that corne White Point as good a .?) No, it was just a a summer home. Just two kitchen--that was all it and a kitchen, and 16 .) We all bunked up. were they?) We had--my slept on a little bed of the bedroom. And then 4 or 5 of the kids slept on another little bed down this way. Then there was another bed up above them. (Like a shelf, against the wall?) No, no, they had a big bed. A big bed came out as far as they could. There were 3 or 4 of us, or 5 of us, slept in that. And then they had an? other one above that--my brother slept in that. That was just a little bed. We used to go up on a ladder. (These beds--were they nailed to the wall?) Oh, dear, definitely. Oh, yes. (So they were like shelves.) Just made like-- just made like a board--just boards, made like of boards. And a hay tick--used to make the ticks out of those bags. And fill them full of hay. (So the beds went up in steps.) Three. Yeah, we had a little lad? der going up. My brother had the little bunk up above--we used to call them the bunk beds. (There wasn't a second story to this house, then.) Oh, no, no, no. It was a flat roof. But it was high, eh? It was high. That's all. Just the kitchen. Had a stove, and a table. Had a nice large kitchen. John; Everybody was comfortable. DAVE'S CYCLE SALES 455 GRAND LAKE ROAD SYDNEY, N. S. 902-562-4343 We make tlie difference. WINTER IN r 1 p-TAT.: • i' Cape Breton Highlands JOeS WarehCXiSe National Park The Food Emporium Cape Breton's Newest and Largest Restaurant SPECIALIZING IN AGED PRIME CUTS OF ROAST BEEF & STEAKS 6. ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE SALAD BARS IN THE MARITIMES! ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE OF CAPE BRETON Why not take some time this winter to relax, explore and enjoy some of Cape Breton's natural and cultural history? The Park is open year 'round. During the winter months, we offer: - groomed and ungroomed ski trials, with warm-up cabins - free winter camping facilities at Ingonish and Cheticamp - tobogganing, snowshoeing, and skating (bring your own gear) FOR INFORMATION: (902)285-2691 (INGONISH) (902)224-3403 (CHETICAMP) Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. cabaret) 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
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