Page 91 - A Visit with Frank Landry, 91. of Isle Madame
ISSUE : Issue 70
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1996/6/1
have enough potatoes for all the year. I seen flour, 200-pound barrel for $3.50. Now you gotta pay $4.00 for about 10 pounds. See, that's the trouble. Sometimes I used to go with my mother be? fore my father had come (back) from (fish? ing in) the States. And we'd have that, we'd have about 3 or 4 barrels (of flour) for the winter. (She would bake that much?) Oh, yes. (Do you have a story about Peter Petti- pas?) That was my father-in-law. My first wife. In killing an ox? (Yes. How does that story begin?) Frank laughs. Oh, that's a long story. This Peter Pettipas, he was my first wife's father. He used to go fishing in Montauk, Long Island. Him and his sons, he was a smart guy. He was one of the king fishermen there. He'd go outside, perhaps 10 miles or so, and they used to fish and ship their fish to New York after they'd come ashore. But anyway, I don't know that line of fishing at all. Anyway, he came, I guess he must have had about $20,000 when he came home. Bought a property. And there was a fellow next door to him was from French St. Pierre. And them French St. Pierre fellows, they're hard to get along with. I know them, I lived there alongside of them for a while. They're stubborn. But anyway, there were two fields. Peter "Pitts" (they called him) had a field over here on the right of where my daughter is now. And (this other fellow) had the next one. Well, they had to go across a swamp to go in a hayfield. So he asked the old man if he could go through his field to go get his hay on the other side. He refused him. It would cut the field or something if he was going through there. Anjrway, it might have been something else besides that, I don't know. They didn't get along too good. But anyway, Peter Pitts, you know, he didn't say much. I guess he lost the hay or something, he couldn't make it. So he worked and he made a road on his own land through the swamp to go over the following year. But the following year on the other side of the brook they each had a field, too. So the French fellow had to go on Pe? ter's land to go to the field--it was all the opposite. So what my father-in-law did, he put the fence in way up to the wa? ter edge so that the other fellow couldn't go through. So when they came to cut the hay on the other side, the French fellow went there and opened the fence. Took the fence apart and cut his way through. So he went and he got the hay. He went to get the hay at night and the old Richard Burke Cindy Campbell Bruce Guthro Trina Hennick Berkley Lamey Fred Lavery Cliff Le Jeune Brian Mclnnis Michael McPhee CAPE BRETON Savoy Theatre Date: May 21 • 22 • 23 Time:8:00 pm Box Office: 842-1577 Tickets: '7.00 Also Available at the usrnL outlets Centre 200 Date: June 21 • 22 Iime:8:00 pm Box Office: 595-2130 Tickets: '7.00 Centre 200 or Loto Booth- May flower Mall plus surcharge CJCbl270 * am stereo '' Cape Breton Post 221' Glace Bay Pictou Halifax Truro Antigonisti Sydney The Savoy Theatre deCoste Centre The Cohn Cobequib Educational Ctr St. F.X. Auditorium Centre 200 Port Hawkesbury SAERC Boddeclc Gloc'o'' Halifax Pictou Centre Bras D'or The Savoy Theatre The Cohn deCoste Centre 21-23 26-28 & 30-31 6-12 14-16 17-20 21-22 5-7 8-9 11-17 19-21 22-24 902-842-1577 902-485-8848 1-800-874-1669 902-893-6060 902-867-3954 902-595-2130 902-625-2591 1-800-708-1811 902-842-1577 1-800-874-1669 1-800-353-5338 The first choice for fine food and lodging on the Cabot Trail The Normaway is proud to be able to share a part of Cape Breton's culture. Enjoy traditional music, nightly fQms, a choice selection of Cape Breton books & records. Concerts/ceilidhs/dances in The Bam Fridays (spring/fall); Wednesdays (summer) You don't have to be a guest of the Inn to enjoy a Normaway evening. Dinner served from 6 to 9 p.m., June 15 to October 15. Reservations suggested. THE NORMAWAY INN 902-248-2987 or 1-800-565-9463 I 2nd Decade of Nationally Acclaimed Music and Comedy Entertainment
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