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Good Friday Tradition

When we were young it was the custom for all the meat stores in town to put on a display of their Easter Beef. The shops would be all cleaned up with new sawdust on the floor and some crepe paper in Easter colours decorating the place. Our father would take us on Good Friday after church from one meat store to another - Mills on Hillsborough Street, Turpins on Prince, Queen Street Meat Market that was then on Queen Street [it is now on University/Elm Avenue] and of course to the Market where mostly all the meat men were Fords as far as I can remember. You wouldn't buy anything that day - only look. To this day I love the feeling of a good meat store, but unfortunately we don't have many left. Victoria has some beautiful ones.

Written Friday, April 21, 2000 at 02:49 PM

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