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We had no radio but I remember a family who did. Sometimes Dad would harness the team, take a wagon and we would all go to their house to hear the radio. We used earphones, and I remember well the static when putting them on my head. Then, to our great astonishment and wonder, we heard. Later, the family got a loudspeaker, and everyone in the room could hear at the same time. Sound came from a large horn. It must have been run by battery.
The roads were not ploughed. People didn’t drive cars in the winter so cars were jacked up off their tires until spring. Different men were each responsible to "break out" a certain length of road after a big snow storm. Each farmer would drive over the road with his team. Dad would braid the horses' tails and put some sort of a band on them, which looked nice and kept their tails up out of the snow. On cold or stormy days, or if the horses had to stand long, he put plaid storm blankets on them. There were night blankets (barn blankets) too.
Our one-room school at Goshen Corner was over a mile from our home. We had to go through woods on our way to school. For a fair distance, we could not see a house. After we got through the woods, we went through a covered bridge that crossed the Kennebecasis River. Covered bridges are dear to my heart! On our way home, we would linger in the covered bridge and climb up inside it. Once we saw a moose when we were just beyond the bridge. We hurried back to the bridge, climbed up inside and waited until it left. Then we got down and ran for home.
Culture & Heritage
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
- Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
- Albert County Pharmacy
- CR Yardworks & Equipment
- Hon. Rob Moore, MP for Fundy Royal
- CBDC Westmorland Albert
- Albert County Funeral Home
- Grass Roots Community Economic Development Cooperative
- Albert County Chamber of Commerce
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- East Coast Kids Child Care & Learning Centre
- Fireside Home Heating
- Foods of the Fundy Valley
- The Garden Guy (Micheal McBurnie)
- Hon. Mike Holland, Minister, MLA-Albert
- The Old Church Farmers' Market
- Village of Hillsborough
- Village of Riverside-Albert
- Broadleaf Ranch
- Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC)
- Cape Enrage Fundy Log Cabin
- Falcon Ridge Inn B&B
- Friends of Fundy
- Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
- Fundy Mud Pottery
- Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
- Village of Alma
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