Where’s Joe Cutler?
It’s time for the game,
Did you know Joey Smallwood’s proudest possession was a cane once owned by Sir Winston Churchill?
Did you know Joey planned, as a bequest to his province, the rambling house of brick and Newfoundland birch, the house lined with books and pictures and prints of island life, in which he lived on Roaches Line?
Did you know Joey planned his property as a “ famous official residence, a rural retreat for his successors … where historic decisions (could) be arrived at in tranquility”? Did you know Joey’s beneficiaries saw the Smallwood home as “ little Joey‘s Ponderosa?”
Did you know the lifesized wooden horse, which commands a height of land overlooking the Smallwood acres, was once the ornament of a saddler’s shop in St. John’s?
These are just a few of the tidbits of information gleaned from a 1963 issue of the which was published by Toronto Star Limited.
Beginning with the Oct. 5 issue of that year, writer Jeannine Locke and photographer Kryn Taconis teamed up to give readers a vivid image of Newfoundland 14 years after its entry into Confederation with Canada.