Page 96 - A Visit with Frank Landry, 91. of Isle Madame
ISSUE : Issue 70
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1996/6/1
lit." I says, "Father, years ago in my fa? ther and mother's time, they'd have a can? dle lit and they'd go and meet you at the door coming in." If the priest was carry? ing Holy Communion somewheres, he'd have a red ribbon to show that he had the Lord with him, you know. It's not that way now. That's done away with. In my young days if the priest was going to administer somebody, he was taking the Lord to them. If you were on a sleigh, you'd stop the ox and you'd get on your knees on the sleigh, see him go by. Crazy. True! I done it. That's the old, old people.... You know what I did two years ago? I'll tell you what I did two years ago. We wer? en't going (to Ste. Anne de Beaupr') any? more. I don't want to say that we're better than others, but there was a girl that was working here, her husband is kind of sick just now. So she worked here for two years, see. She was making about $270 a month, I think, and it was helping her some, you know, she was a very nice woman. And her husband took sick, so I had to get another woman. So anyway, she's a convert--she was a Protestant and she married a Catholic, she changed for him. Very nice girl. I said, "Did you ever go to Ste. Anne de Beaupr'?" She said, "No." I said, "Would you like to go?" She said, "It's costly." "Well," I says, "Yes, I know what it cost. It cost $350 to go there." I said, "Would you like to go?" "Well," she said, "if I had the mon? ey, I wouldn't mind." I gave her $350, she went there. I said. "You go and pray for me." I never missed it. It's not that I got money, I got (nothing). But anyway, I gave it to her. I'm gonna tell you one thing, there's a lot of places in the Catholic book. "Give and you shall receive." I believe in that. Especially for charity. So that's what I do. But anyway, I have a nice family, lived well. Silver Donald & Lulu Terrlo-Cameron of D'Escousse first told us to visit Frank Landry. Our thanks. Readers may be interested to know that the pogy of "pogy- fishing" is an Algonquin word for a fish known as menhaden (al? so Algonquin) • a herring abundant on the Atlantic coast, taken for its oil and for fertilizer. A COMMITMENT TO CAPE BRETON Cape Breton's Largest Full-Service Garden Centre MABOU GARDENS Grand Lake Road SYDNEY • 562-6000 • Locally Owned, and • OPEN 12 MONTHS A YEAR! Buy All Your Garden & Gift Needs • Weddings Hospitals • • Anniversaries Balloons • • Fruit Baskets Artificials • • Green & Potted Plants • We grow and supply bedding plants, trees, shrubs, etc. Keep Cape Breton Growing . .. Buy Cape Breton Grown! Complete Flower Shop " Wire Service Inverness Isle Scarlet Ribbons Central Avenue, Inverness • 258-2231 MAIL ORDERS & INQUIRIES: 1-800-565-4998 Stop in and see our selection of Local Handcrafts Quilts Souvenirs We feature our own shop-designed T-SHIRTS of CAPE BRETON .. and PORT HOOD, MABOU, INVERNESS & MARGAREE Local and Imported Dried Flowers Driftwood Art rOURlST INFORMATION CENTRE We are so glad you are here, and tve hope you enjoy your stay! • Exclusive Distributor of The CAPE BRETON TARTAN Ribbon • A Complete Une of Assorted Velvet Ribbons •
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