Jane shares one of her stories at the Spring Garden Library Holiday Party
So here we are with no electricity in the village until the year 1955. There was no drinking water except from a neighbor’s well and a brook for laundry. There were only a couple of cars on the road. Horse and wagon was the main transportation.
The school was made up of one room, with grades primary to twelve the teacher found it difficult to cope.
Winters were horrible with banks of snow from November until May. One storm met the other! I’ve had lots of fun in the snow but it was nice to see the winter break up.
In summer there was a beach a mile long so we could swim in the ocean and play in the sand.
My father was called to a better paying job at a gypsum plant in Milford. He went and stayed a year and then decided to move the family to Milford. We were unhappy moving from Sugarloaf but we will never forget our Cape Breton Home.
By Melita Carvery
Captain William Spry Library Adult Learning Program
Melita with her tutor Stella at the Captain William Spry Library
When I was a little girl I was very active and always getting into trouble. I didn’t care and I did not listen in school. Then something very sad happened to me. My grandmother died when I was nine or ten years old. My grandmother was very special to me. She had looked after me since I was a baby.