Page 82 - Dr. Jack Yazer, Citizen
ISSUE : Issue 59
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1992/1/1
But it used to be like a mattress--the blue stripes, you know, burlap like--that used to be the pack. Then you'd have like 4 sides. You know, tie it up this way, that way. And then you had leather belts you'd put over you. And in the front you had a little black case--it was a wooden case. You had (in there), like, jewellery, small stuff, socks, to balance you. (You wore that in front.) In the front, you'd hook on the belt. So, this is what we had. This was pretty heavy for a kid. It was a pretty heavy pack. I don't know exactly what the weight would be, but it wasn't easy. And I remember a lot of times in the summertime, your shoulders were eaten, you know, from the straps. It used to irritate you. (Where would you start out?) Well, the first start--there used to be a ferry go across from Sydney to Westmount. And you'd go to Westmount. You weren't allowed to peddle in (Sydney). So we took a boat across the (harbour) called the Mary. And she'd end up pretty well where the (Dobson) Yacht Club is. Then you'd peddle back to Sydney, to the city limits--you know, walking. HOUSE OF PLENTY WEDDING & PARTY SUPPLY SHOP 3245 Piummer Ave. (downstairs) New Watertord Then, when you got braver, you went to North Sydney, in the city limits, and you started peddling. Come the way of West- mount, you'd stay in different places-- whether it's in Rudderham's Road or wher? ever it is. You've got people--people were glad to see you. And then (my brother) Mendel already had broke the road, made it a lot easier for me. So you'd stay there, then you'd come back to Sydney. Then I went to Boisdale--you know, peddle back. Then you go to Grand Narrows, and peddle back. And the trains used to be very plentiful there. There were a lot of freight trains. And a lot of this, from Boisdale, it was all near the tracks. And the train would come, and they'd stop and pick me up, take me from place to place! Stop the whole train, just to take me wherever I was going. (Not at the sta? tion.) No, no, just if I happened to be walking on the road, they used to do it. Then I went to Bay St. Lawrence. Aspy (a coastal boat) used to go to Bay St. Law? rence. But it wouldn't go to Meat Cove. So in Meat Cove they had a smack. You know what a smack is--it's like a fishing boat, but it's a bigger boat (used for gathering the catch from several fishing boats). So you'd get off of (the Aspy) and you'd go on the smack, and take you into Meat Cove.... (Now, could you get refills? More things ( Dial the PARTY HOT LINES 862-8611 or 862-3713 J CALL FOR EVENING_APP02NTMENTS_ , We Carry, Always I COMPLETE LINE OF: NEW HOURS: Monday-Friday 12-5 Saturday 9-1 CAKE PANS • CANDY-MAKING ACCESSORIES . CAKE DECORATIONS I* Personalized Wedding & Anniversary , Invitations All Types of Collision Work! • Birthday Supplies ' • Complete Line of Party Needs I- Head Pieces ' Cake Decorating Supplies . CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ' Every'VVeddlng S'ppjy YouJI Eyej'Needj, Specializing in Spot Repair J SYDNEY'S COMPLETE COLLISION REPAIR CENTRE 539-2848 • 539-1033 61 BEECH • SYDNEY BIP 6R7 WE HAVE INFORMATION ON YOUR PROPERTY ~ AND YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT IT IS! We have over 20 pieces of information on every number you see on this map, and we have a number on every property in Cape Breton, Richmond, Victoria, and Inverness Counties. That means we have a number on every property in Cape Breton Island. - A SERVICE WORTH INVESTIGATING ~ Land Registration and Information Service Property IVIapping and Records Division 66 Wentworth Street, Sydney, N. S. B1P 6T4 CONTROL SYSTEM of concrete monuments for surveying BASE MAPS: Orthophoto for rural areas, Line Maps for cities, town, villages PROPERTY MAPS with boundary information and ownership information REGISTRY ASSISTANCE for government and private users Your Property Is Our Business • Ask Us About It TELEPHONE (902) 563-2280 or 563-2281 From BADDECK An Agency of the Council of Maritime Premiers
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