When Moselito is with me on his Home Weekend, we have the choice of seeing a movie in one of these two theaters in Ste.Adele, a small town next to our village. The one on the left was build in 1948 and when 4 viewing rooms were no longer sufficient the owner build a second one with 3 viewing rooms, in 1995. All Premières of Québec-made films are shown in one of these theatres, with artists attending.
This past weekend we saw 'Sarah Prefers to Run' which was screened at the last Cannes Film Festival. I'm a bit worried. Either I grew an extremely thick skin recently or the movie.......? I can't ask Moselito's opinion. He was happily watching the action, eating his chocolate bar and asking for more.
Lac Rond was a source of drinking water, ice and food through fishing, horse racing and raw boat competitions and as late as 1943 was used as a parking lot for the winter tourists of Hotel Chanteclerc. In 1960 it needed to be decontaminated and is since used for skating, snow shoeing and walks in winter.
Painting on a wall across from where we sometimes sit after the movie.
The no longer existing Ste. Marguerite train station - Canadian Pacific.
Now the tourists take a plane and fly to far away places. Coming up North is no longer the in thing. My friends N. and V. from Montreal came up here for their honeymoon, more than 60 years ago. By train. Today a three-lane highway takes us down by car in 50 minutes.
On the left Séraphin, the village miser of the novel 'Un Homme et son Péché' written by St. Adèlois writer Claude Henri Grignon in 1933, on the right.
When we arrived in Montreal in1956 Séraphin was a very successful TV-series and re-runs continue to be shown to this date.
Les 'Draveurs' were considered the elite corps of forestry workers.
The word 'drave' derives from 'to drive', conduire les billots.