Photo: Cohen’s interior during the Christmas season.
Recorded audio interview with Frank Beson completed by Terra Barrett with the Heritage NL.
That was busy. It was very busy and at times they used to have the Salvation Army down there going around different places with their musical instruments and they were playing their Christmas noels and that. Their songs, whatever you want to call them, noels or not noels but no that was exciting. Around the last two weeks of Christmas or December, just before, about the middle of December we would come out of school now school was very close and the first place we would make for probably on a Monday morning Paddock’s store. Here was the dolls and the guns and the things, the toys for Christmas right in the window and everybody was gathered, we were gathered around looking at this. We’re going to get this, and that was exciting. But Christmas was busy down there yeah. The stores didn’t open then until probably the last two weeks or probably I don’t know if it was that long in the nighttime. Then the stores would be busy.