Page 111 - With John J. and Sadie Theriault
ISSUE : Issue 50
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/1/1
The wife said, make a dollar." 'Anything at all, to try to So, I went, and I had no trouble getting in the army. I enlisted right away. I didn't need any training--I was already trained. So, I went right on duty. Taking prisoners from New Brunswick out to Al? berta. The Mounties were with us.... When we filled the train up with prisoners, the Mounties went--one Mountie in each train. And me and another veteran went between the trains. You know where the train is-- that's where we stood with a rifle and bayonet there. For two hours at a time.... So, I sent the cheque home to her, and she kept on going. For two years--a little over two years. Sadie: He went in in '42 and he came out in '45. (And all this time, of course, you were home. Did you have men at home to help you with the farm?) Sadie: No. The two boys, they weren't old enough to do anything. They went to school up--there was a school up here where we went in the last--a school up here. In Smelt Brook up here. And they used to go to school. The ones that were old enough--there's 3 of them old enough.... (Were you still keeping an? imals?) Oh, yes. Oh, we just kept animalsv like that until you couldn't look after them. The cows. We still keep pigs. (You had your animals, and you had your children. Did your mother come to help you and live with you?) No, my mother lived up in South Harbour. No, she had a family of Go ACADIAN STRIPS DAILY BETWEEN SYDNEY & HALIFAX • miP52 - Pick ups in: NORTH SYDNEY, DEPART ARRIVE SYDNEY HALIFAX 8:45 A.M. 5:10 P.M. LITTLE BRAS DDR. BIG HARBOUR. BADDECK, LITTLE NARROWS. WHYCOCOMAGH, PORT HASTINGS. PORT HAWKESBURY, & others TRIP 64L - No other Cape Breton pick ups 10:30 A.M. 4:00 P.M. TRIP62L - Pick-ups in: NORTH SYDNEY, 11:00 A.M. 5:40 P.M. LITTLE BRAS D'OR, BADDECK, WHYCOCOMAGH, & PORT HAWKESBURY TRIP 54 - via St. Peter's - Pfck ups in: SYDNEY RIVER, 2:15 P.M. 9:50 P.M BIG POND. ST. PETER'S, GRAND ANSE. CLEVF.LAND, PORT HAWKESBURY. & others TRIP 76 - Pick ups in: NORTH SYDNEY. BADDECK 6:00 P.M. 12:00 AM:I WHYCOCOMAGH. PORT HAWKESBURY (SUNDAY TO FRIDAY ONLY) PARCEL EXPRESS • Same day servfce to most Maritime points • Collect shipments now accepted • Excess Insurance available to $500.00 • "Prfority Pak" our new 12"x16" waterproof envelope with a flat rate throughoutjhe Maritimes for $4.00-sold 10 for $40.00 GRAYLINE SIGHTSEEmG TOUBS June 1-October 15 See Historic Halifax/Peggy's Cbve We depart fix>in most hotels ??ar these tours. ACADIAN LINES LiMfTED 6040 Almon Street, Halifax, N. S. B3K 5M1 ?? CALL TOLL FREE 1-454-9321 for further information ' her own. And my father died, and left her with 2 or 3 children to look after. So she couldn't come. I had no help in any way. No help. No help at all. (And how many children did you have?) We had 8. Six girls and two boys. Well, I had 5 when he went in the ar? my. Had the rest after he came back. John: We lost another boy be? sides. He was killed. I was going to make a song about that, but I couldn't stand--couldn't do it. (No.) Ml die: Oh, we had a good life. We were happy. (That would be the hardest. That would be "' the hardest, I suppose, to write one for yourself.) John: Yeah, it's the hardest, to make one for your? self. He was killed kind of care? less, too. Sa- 4ie: He was Halifax. John: They had a crusher, and a pan feeder, you know. And he was in cleaning the pan feeder, and the boss came along, pressed the button, started the pan feeder. Killed him?? He never asked was anyone in the pan feed? er. Sadie; Well, he had no busi? ness. He shouldn't have been there. It HIGHLAND OFFICE PRODUCTS _--_ YOUR COMPLETE . Canon BUSINESS MACHINE DEALER SALES * SERVICE * LEASING Canon PLAIN FVPER COPIERS 4000 SERIES • Dual Colour • Image Editor • Semi-Automatic Document Feeder • 40 Ck3pies a Minute • Duplexing Canon rV*" Reproduction |fg| • Confidential • 16 Shades of Grey • Speed Dialing • High Speed Transmission • State-of-the-Art C'i%T|OTI Electronic V'Cllllfll Typewriter /Al • 700-Character Correction Memory • "UNDO" Key • 8-Line Back-lit Liquid Crystal Display '[Pili ' Highland Office Products Reeves Building Call Today For 22 Maple Street A Demonstration ir/iJe''- 539-2677 Serving AU of Cs' Breton with (hialltv Bu'ness Machines
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