Rum Tales

David Mossman

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ISBN: 9781989725092

Rum Tales

Down Home Yarns Around a Pot-Bellied Stove

  Author:   David Mossman    
  Publisher:  Pottersfield Press

Welcome to The Shop.

Arthur Benjamin Lohnes was proprietor of a small country store known locally as The Shop in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, from 1919 through 1957. AB, as he was called, provided a welcoming haven to people eager to indulge in the venerable art of loafing and storytelling. The yarns were spun by some of the most colourful characters of the first half of the twentieth century.

With the blessing of their wives, menfolk met there regularly around the warmth of AB?s pot-bellied stove, a cozy forum in which to relate experiences and share their concerns of the day. The practice was carried out almost to the point of ceremony. Starring actors in this pageant of patriarchs ranged from grizzled old blue water sea captains through ordinary seamen to shore fishermen, a preacher, store owner, and a part-time postmaster. The tales are spliced with a biographical narrative – glimpses of adventures and misadventures ? of a gentle, kindly woman, once a child, to whom the book is dedicated.

The tales recounted within the walls of AB?s store take the reader back to a bygone era of daily poverty and everyday adventures in a coastal Nova Scotian community. Thanks to these storytellers, the past survives and comes alive for the modern reader.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781989725092
Item PC0307
PublisherPottersfield Press
PublisherPottersfield Press
Published on August 27 2020
Language eng
Pages 260
Format Paperback
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight301(g)
David Mossman is a seventh-generation Canadian, born at home in Rose Bay, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. He and his wife live in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. A geologist, he has worked internationally and taught at the universities of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), Otago, New Zealand, and Mount Allison, New Brunswick, where he is professor emeritus. He is the author of Going Over: A Nova Scotia Soldier in World War I, the bestseller Oceans of Rum: The Nova Scotia Banana Fleet in Rum-Runner Heaven, and Random Shots.