Debbie Boyd, MMNN Contributor

(L-R) General manager Jeff Ward of Membertou Heritage Park with John Boyd of Glace Bay, who donated this work of art which has graced his family for so long.

(L-R) General manager Jeff Ward of Membertou Heritage Park with John Boyd of Glace Bay, who donated this work of art which has graced his family for so long.

Dear Editor:

“The planter has been in the family for as long as I can remember, my father bought it from a Mi’kmaw man in 1930,” dad said as he carefully passed it to me like a mother passes a baby for someone to hold. Dad sat down and gently caressed the bark on the cradle of the planter with his hands, which are still mighty and strong for his 77 years. The “bowl” of the planter was maticulously made and sat on top of long twigs criss crossed in the shape of ...

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