Page 22 - Minnie Aucoin of St. Joseph du Moine
ISSUE : Issue 58
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1991/8/1
you get up before your husband?) Oh, some? times. I'd start the fire. I had to wake (the children) up to go to school. Give them their breakfast. One morning it was beans, and the other morning it was por? ridge. There was no bacon then. (Rosie: What did they bring for lunch to school?) Well, baked bread, and sometimes molasses, sometimes butter. (CBM: I'm just trying to get a feel for your day. You'd get up. You start the Cedar House Bakery and Restaurant 674-2929 OPEN DAILY FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER bread • scones • oatcakes • cookies • pies TRANS-CANADA HWY NEAR SEAL ISLAND BRIDGE It all comes together... at the Sydport connection If you're looking for the ideal spot to locate your business, you should know about the Sydport connection. Strategically located, Sydport Is accessible by road or by rail, by air and by sea, on transportation lines to everywhere. The Sydport connection offers: • serviced land available for lease or sale • buildings available for lease • year-round harbour access • 768 metres of useable wharf - water depth 6 m.-ll m. • new all-weather highway access to Trans Canada Highway • railway and common user sidings available • advantageous government assistance programs The choice Is obvious. The Sydport connection. Ik''-Vi ''P'"' Industrial Park ' P.O. Box 154, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada BIP 6H1 Jir Operated by Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation fire, and get breakfast for your chil? dren.) Boil the water to make tea. And then put the beans on the stove. Fix the breakfast for the kids. (You haven't gone to the barn yet.) No, no, I had to fix the kids before I'd go to the barn. After that I went in the barn, milked the cow.... (Did you have to clean the stables?) Well, sometimes, if my husband was working, I had to do that. When the boys were big enough (they helped). Not in the morning, no. But at night. Because if they go to do the barn before they go to school, (in school) they'll say, "You stink...." So at night, then, they'd help me. (You'd get the eggs?) Yeah. I had to pass the milk in the separator. After that I had to wash the separator, and the dishes, and make the dinner. I boiled two big pots--every day I boiled two big pots of pota? toes- -one for dinner and one for supper. So when the kids came home from school, if I had no po? tatoes- -my God. (How often did you make bread?) Every day. Every day. Every day. I make 4 like this, and a big pan (of biscuits)--another big pan. I tell you, they eat when they come home from school. (Ro? sie: Where did you get your yeast?) At first I had to make it. It was (growing) on the rock, on a pile of rock. (Hops.) We'd boil it. And you'd keep the juice. I had to knit for the kids, to go to school. When I got married my mother-in-law showed me how to weave. At first we had to--they had to shear the sheep. (Did the women sometimes get together to spin.) Sometimes there were 7, 8. (And they all had....) A spinning wheel. (CBM: Would they carry their spinning wheel?) Oh, yes, they walked. (Rosie: And you had to make them din? ner.) Yeah. (And this would go on all day, till night.) Oh, they had fun, I tell you-- they had fun. They'd ing, and they'd talk, and joke. (CBM: When the 22
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