The River

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Years be­fore my fa­ther worked at the mill he worked in the woods.

His first job was with an A.N.D. Com­pany woods con­trac­tor in 1921 when he was a mere boy, 12 years old.

He worked as a cookee, that is, a cook’s helper. One of his chores was to bring lunch to the men work­ing the log drive along the Ex­ploits River. He was up be­fore day­light and worked un­til dark. He of­ten went to bed wet and woke up wet. He saw no joy in the work to make him sing about it.

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