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Author Name:    CUNNINGHAM, Bill

Title:   Mumblypeg & Me : Growing Up in Pictou County, 1924-1943

Publisher:    The author, Sackville, NB, 2007, 

Seller ID:   101533

CUNNINGHAM, Bill. Mumblypeg & Me : Growing Up in Pictou County, 1924-1943. (Sackville, NB: William B. Cunningham, July 2007). Printed by Acadian Printing, Amherst. First Printing. Pp. (6),7-204,(4). Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated black and red card covers with white lettering to front and spine. "The game Dad calls mumblypeg was a competitive game that required skill, luck and acceptance of the outcome -- a lot like life. With his intelligence, quick wit and even temperament Dad makes life look easy. But like mumblypeg, his life has had its share of wins and losses. As a father Dad listened to endless questions from us children and he always answered the same way, with more questions. He preferred to lead us on a journey of discovery rather than tell us quickly what we wanted to know. But when our problems were too great Dad was always there with a solution, no questions asked. Proud of his Scottish heritage, his stiff upper lip hides great tenderness and his thrifty practices cover up enormous generosity. He instilled in me an insatiable love of learning. Buit his greatest gift is the value he places on both independence and strong family ties. These stories sketch the foundation out of which those values grew. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed help Dad record them. - Marilyn." - from the rear cover. Contents: Prologue: In the End: Marshview; 1. From Freedom to Bondage:1924-1930; 2. Public Schooling: 1930-1935; 3. My Parents; 4. Siblings; 5. Our Farmhouse: Part A; 6. Our Farmhouse: Part B; 7. Our Neighbours; 8. The East River; 9. Work and Play; 10. A Decade of Depression; 11. High School: 1938-1940; 12. Summer in the U.S.A.; 13. Quitting School; 14. Sawmills and Machines; 15. Anti-Aircraft Shells; 16. Return to School: 1942-1943; 17. One Last Summer. Epilogue: Reflections. Very good. 30.00


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