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HeatherH
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Re: Poke hat

Post by HeatherH » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:01 pm

I remember going to our local corner store with pennies for a pokey hat from my Mum and getting such strange looks. Probably because I was in Newfoundland. I couldn't understand why they didn't know I wanted an Ice Cream. It's what we always called them at home. I soon learned I had to translate from words we used at home to those used in town. Same problem when Mum sent me for a pound of mince at the butchers. But, luckily they soon got used to us and our strange words lol.
Anne I have enjoyed quite a few pokey hats from Nardini's in Largs. Yum.
I recently found out my Great Aunt's father was an Ice Cream maker when he immigrated from Italy to England.
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Re: Poke hat

Post by paddyscar » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:11 am

Same here in Ontario, Heather. Mum sent me to the little neighbourhood grocer and they said they didn't have any 'mince' and I was standing there looking at it in the refrigerated display case. Another time I had been sent for tea to the same store. I asked if I could call home, because the only tea they had was 'orange pekoe' and we drank brown tea at home. Mum chuckled and so we had tea with our supper afterall!

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John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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