Life At The Store

Louise’s common-law husband Duffy, through his store just west of Hastings and Main, Dumac Distributors, was a wholesaler of imported asian goods: watches, knife sets, clock radios, sunglasses, cheap jewellery, novetly items, pretty much anything that uneducated but charming salesmen could carry in bags or in the back of cars to hawk in bars or at Husky stations along the road. Louise worked long hours 6 days per week at the store while the latch-key kids spent Saturdays dodging drunks and low income seniors on the sidewalk along Hastings, just west of Main.