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Thread #149822 Message #3487977
Posted By: Ed T
08-Mar-13 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead (1936-2013)
Subject: RE: Obit: Stompin' Tom Connors Dead (1936-2013)
It was the same truck, Ad. It used to be "up on blocks" in front of the school that Tom obtained, beside Russell Alyward's house (aka Ellsworth)- btw, Russell, who raise him, was mentioned in "the song of the Irish moss").
I understood that the original intent of the museum was to establish a fund for local kids attending higher education school. But, because of some type of local dispute (I don't know the details), the idea never took flight and the concept died. The museum and truck weren't locally maintained and the vehicle began to rust away at the site. I don't know what happened to it. Tom also planned a motel in back of the school, and some work was done - but that never materialized.
Song of the Irish Moss
(Froom the Tilsonburg Lyrics, hey there Mr.you don't get any pay/
For sit'in there picking at your nose all day :)