Interview with Mrs. Freida Jones
Sister Margaret Beaton introduces Mrs. Frieda Jones
Questions Mr. Jones
History of her father, the Rev. Mr. MacMillan of Sydney Mines (N.S.) in early days
Mrs. Jones went to school in Sydney Mines (N.S.). The Principal was Mr. Haggerty, Teachers were Ella Partridge, and Margaret Morrison.
William Snow was a school mate
Mrs. A.C. Day tells a funny story about William Snow, Manager of the Isle Royale Hotel
Tell us about your career in music. Where did you study?
What about the social gatherings at that time? Discussion follows.
The people were mostly miners, paid three dollars a month
What do you know of the dinner parties? Velvets and the best of dress
There is a story of the Archibalds
Archibalds entertained quite a bit..
Sutherland - Paymaster with G.M.A.
Pauline Johnson came because boats on their way to Newfoundland stopped in North Sydney (N.S.)
Tell us about the Brown's old home
Did the Brown's entertain very much?
What do you know of the Sydney Mines (N.S.) militia?
Formal dress for dinner - evening dress
Tell the story about Mrs. Sutherland and the fellow on the street car
What about the Bridges?
Were the people more religious than they are today?
Presbyteruan Precentors - Singing Mrs. Jones does not like it; Sister Beaton loves it
Organs were not liked in the Presbyterian Church
Very good friends - Rev. Mr. MacMillan and Father MacKinnon.
One night out a week - in at 10 pm
Eggs 26 cent a dozen; they had their own cows; made their own butter and food
Plays "School Days" on her piano
How about another story...
Halloween stories and tricks. Human nature is the same - one generation of youngsters not too different from preceding generations seen by these Halloween tricks
Beaton, Margaret, Sr.