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  • What brought me to mind was going to a friend's and smelling the smoke from the wood stove. that's what brought to mind all the memories.

    Grammy was poor. I think we were poor. We were poor too in Boston. Like, Mom really struggled with three girls. So when we moved to Indian Island we were probably a little fussy about what we ate because Grammy was poor, and we had canned milk and I used to love the toast on the stove, I mean that's what brought back all the memories. I used to remember how we used to put the bread on the stove and flip it over. We never got used to it at first, but then as you get older, it's like 'Wow, that toast was really good, really good, tasty.'

    She took us to the beach. She'd often go clam-digging and we'd go fishing. We'd borrow the clams and on the beach. My brother Roger would take us into the woods and we'd do the typical every season. In the summer it was the berries and in the winter it was the rabbits. Then we had pigs there. We weren't used to going into the woods and getting the raspberries, blueberries, whatever, because we always, in Boston, you had stores and we never really seen the woods until we moved there.

    I don't know if Grammy owned a car, I don't remember. Anyway, they'd go to town for a few hours and come back and she'd always treat us with peanut brittle. It was our favourite!
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