I come from a small town near Halifax, Nova Scotia… It’s a good place but I had to move to Hamilton, Ontario in 1952 because there was no work… I moved here all on my own. I got into town at noon and had a job in a shoe store by 3:00 pm. All I had to say to him was that I was from the east coast and he knew I was a hard and trust worthy worker.
I am 87, and as long as I can get up in the morning and talk, I’m alright. If you come by my house and see my car parked come in and have a tea. I bake a lot so there will always be something to eat. That’s an out east thing. Now you have to phone before you go, it’s a shame that you can’t just drop by, your house could be a mess, but the point is that people come to see you, not your house. Do you know what is lacking in the new neighbourhoods? Front porches. There are no front porches. You used to sit out on the porch and talk with your neighbours. People are not doing the social now, you just text all the time.