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 Post subject: Cable Head West - - -
PostPosted: November 6th, 2010, 1:40 pm 
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on the North Shore of PEI in the late '40s.

Some of the things I remember:-

- Wondering who carved the initials, pictures, and 'graffiti' into the old double desks, and what year it was done.

- Taking my turn carrying water from the nearest neighbor to fill the drinking fountain each day.

- Going to school an hour early to light the fire in the coal stove. Got paid $75 per winter, and supplied my own kindling.

- Bicycle races around the school at recess. We'd remove the seat and 'fabricate' one out of feed bags on the frame/rear fender to lower the center-of-gravity, and turn the handlebars upside down like a racing bike.

- Taking a 'break' from the routine boredom by going to the 'outhouse' even if I didn't need to. You could sit and listen to the birds singing and other sounds of the community, or read something 'interesting' from the supply of 'reading material'. :lol: 8 or 10 minutes was about the max before they might think there was something wrong and come looking for you.


Searching for truth with an open mind is more rewarding than belief, which by definition is unquestioning.

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