Page 22 - Alma MacDonald - A War Bride in West Mabou
ISSUE : Issue 73
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1998/6/1
and she'd knock against it with her nose, she'd whinny, and then she'd walk from there to the door. She'd open the latch, and she'd come into the house, and she'd stand there and she'd whinny, wanting a crust of bread. (Laughter.) Yeah, you'd back her out then after you gave her the crust, and out she'd go. One day I was out hanging the clothes, and I came in. I came in the front door because I couldn't get in the other door, Nellie was in the door? way. Gerard was sitting on the kitchen floor, and the pig had got in the house too. Gerard was screaming, he was scared of the pig. So I had to come in, back the horse out, chase the pig out--a clear riot I'm telling you. Ah, she was a beautiful horse. Don's Uncle Dan? ny was plowing up on the hill, and John sat in the furrow. He sat there, and the horse wouldn't go. 252 TOWNSEND ST., SYDNEY 562-4501 Where good friends gather! Sydney's Most Versatile Dance Bar ''We're people you can talk to" ESTABLISHED 1987 Dealers for: Electronic Keyboards Pianos • Guitars • Violins Music Books & Accessories' Piano??Guitar?Vlolin Instruction Boutiliers' Music Shops OPEN MONDAY through SATURDAY Music Keyboards Guitars Reeds Strings Horns Violins Ctianters Amplifiers PA Systems All Supplies Cape Breton Shopping Plaza 43 Keltic Drive Sydney River, N. S. Wal-Mart B1S 1 P4 562-0018 Danny tried everything to get the horse to go, and when he went around to the front of the horse, here was John sitting in the furrow. (Laughter.) The horse was wise enough to know not to go. They had some lucky escapes you could say. Gloria was always out there doing some? thing. One day she was going out the barn door and someone was chasing the cows in. The cows ran over top of her and she had the hoof prints on her chest. Oh, she was lucky. I think it was her the horse kicked too. There was three or four on the horse's back and she was hanging on its tail. Nellie didn't kick, she would never hurt them, she just took her foot and pushed her away. Get away, she'd had enough. (Laughter.) I remember two cows, they were fighting, and one stuck its horn into the other cow's head, and its head swelled. Don stuck his finger in the wound to stop the bleeding, until the vet got here. It survived. The kids were worried, they could see the mag? gots (that the vet put) in the wound, but they were supposed to cure it, the vet said. They did too, kept it clean. They ate the dead parts, and then they dropped away. We had Dr. MacNeil in Mabou. He came the time Elizabeth lost her fingers, he came over to look after her. We took her down to the hospital. John was climbing up the pulp, and it was stacked where it shouldn't have been, stacked at the edge of a bank, and it wasn't braced. When he started, it rolled, and she had her hand on a stick; the pulp fell on her fingers, took three of them off. She was about three and a half, she would be that anyway, and she lost her iiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Markland coastal resort -r small and beautiful resort right on the sandy ocean beach and back bay. Dunes, sea meadow, eagles, whales. Straddling the National Park. v'ome for the beauty, stay for the service! Reservations: 1-800-872-6084 Voice (902) 383-2246 Fax (902) 383-2092 Wi titer Vo ice (902) 224-1840 Fax (902) 383-2324 Visit our WEB site Email: [email protected] - Cape Breton's Finest Locally-Owned Musical Outlet ~ I Cabot Trail, P.O. Box 62, Dingwall, NS BOC iGO Canada
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