Where’s Joe Cut­ler?

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION - Did You Know? Star Weekly,

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.

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