Page 42 - A Visit with Clara Buffet, Glace Bay
ISSUE : Issue 68
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1995/6/1
Clara laughs. They never proved themselves very much because they were up against the Highland Scot! But my father, of course, to his mother, married beneath him. Now I don't know if Grandma Moffatt ever voiced that. No, they liked my father. He was born in Morien.... But when Glace Bay started, they came in in droves from all over the world. The Chinese came in--to do the laundry! And the people from--now, I think of Lithua? nia, Latvia, and Estonia--a lot of them then. A lot of them from Poland. A lot of them from Italy. Settled in different are? as around. But there was lots of work, be? cause then the steel plant would start af? ter that. Suppliers of Commercial Recreational Fencing p. O. Box 98. King St., North Sydney, N. S. B2A 3M1 794-4773 HAVE OUR AUGER TRUCK DIG YOUR HOLES." EXIT 6E 480 Kings Road, Sydney FAMILY RATE: $73.' 00 +Tax • Large Indoor Pool • Kids Eat Free • Outdoor Leisure Area • Family Games Area • Sauna, Whirlpool, Fitness Club • Children's Pogs & Board Games • Guest Laundromat • Full Service Family Restaurant • Outdoor Lobster Deck & BBQ • Your Family Fun Hotel Your Vacation Headquarters for Value Service and Location • 20 Minutes from Newfoundland Ferry • 30 Minutes from Fortress Louisbourg • 30 Minutes from Miners' Museum • 30 Minutes from Cabot Trail Our friendly staff are waiting to welcome you. Present this flyer at Check-In to receive your special rate. Rooms subject to availability. Reservations Call 1 -902-539-6750 And that's when my husband's family moved up from Newfoundland into Sydney, because of the steel plant. And (his father) worked at the steel plant. Finally, he decided it was not for him, so started a little gro? cery store. And was doing hard work. He managed to bring up his family and educate them, and all the rest of it. (And he raised....) Four children, and educated them all. I think he started peddling fish, if I'm not mistaken, (with) a little hand? cart. "Anything," he said, "but the steel plant." He hated the steel plant. And he hated--the unions were coming in, and there was a lot of trouble. There was a lot of ill feeling. People were taking sides. And of course, being Newfoundlanders, they would be pretty low on the (ladder).... They would be in a (class) with the "Hunky," and the "Ikey," and all the other people that came in. See, Newfoundland wasn't a part of Canada then--they weren't Canadian. Even yet, you hear that once in awhile, you know--"Well, what do you expect of a Newfie?" They laugh at the Cape Bre? toners , but they laugh a little bit more at the Newfoundlanders. (Now, the same man who started out peddling fish, raised his son....) To become a den? tist. That's right. And two (of the daugh? ters) were teachers and one was a nurse. And went to Montreal, of all places to take her--all by herself, went on the train. And never been out of the Pier in her life. So, they had somebody behind (them). I know my mother-in-law had been educated in St. Pox9love & XKy'ne fine ci'aff qallej'v iAn'icu& T'oH&yy;' js'v's-lv'y' ana 5iane.d C'lass to ejcquisi+e/ so|+ nued W'eavmg ana delicci+ely iut'n&a; Wood objects, V-oycglove. &. ~[7'y'ne takes pK*ide in o|je'*iKg a wide 'ange oj e.c&c.VCf; yirvely cy'afieA (Zaps. B>'eto??A lAa??Adc??*ci|ts. • A'on, Xues, Wed, PH, S?+ '0 c*m - 5 pn . Xkursdciy '10 cyY - 8 pm Vsa/)V'O/'VY&y;: jAccepted Skipping ovciilcible {<'Qe. Knc??y oppiy) 7'??*tisQK c.oYYyyssoYs / Custom oyoe-n's w>econe. LA.S. 'UK'K'ency cit 3cik1< T'ote • L-oc'aie.a ye.ay CXaAoWe. &. Dof'cKeste*' Sti'eets 902 567 0099
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