"Uncle Al and Aunt Esther ran a gas station in Sundridge, Ontario which eventually became the Castle Inn. Once, while I was a young boy travelling through town with my family it we noticed Aunt Esther was running the place by herself. When asked of the whereabouts of Uncle Al she said he was serving 30 days in the slammer for drunk and disorderly."
"Al owned 98 acres of land south of North Bay, Ontario along South River. After he died my brother Jimmy and I bought the land. It's mostly scrub - 25% marsh. I go up there once a year and shoot my guns.