The memoirs of Morris Blaikie – 1909-1976

David Morrison Blaikie
The memoirs of a
Nova Scotia lumberman

Morris Blaikie lived all his life in Upper Stewiacke, a small village in central Nova Scotia. He was always known by his middle name rather than his first. Born July 28, 1909, he attended school there and spent his life in the family lumber business. In 1942, he married Eva Gray of Londonderry Station, and they had four children: Frances, David, Karla and Karen. He wrote these memoirs in the early 1970s. Eva and Morris are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke.

1.  Home and family 11. Eva Ella Gray 21. Spring weight limits
2.  The Hupmobile 12. Building a house 22. Mill crew problems
3.  A steam sawmill 13. Mill and family 23. New lumber grader
4.  Logging-1924-25 14. Making rain gutter 24. The night shift
5.  Lunch hour tales 15. More family changes 25. Back to school
6.  Work and play 16. Emerging ownership 26. Operating alone
7.  Death in the family 17. Changes in marketing 27. Local loggers
8.  Depression times 18. The stock market 28. Changes at home
9.  Fishing and sawing 19. Selling at home 29. Preparing to Close
10. The early 1940s 20. Fire strikes again  30. End of an Era