I went to Miner's Memorial Day in Cumberland this
June 27th. There were over 200 people there, mainly
from the unions, the NDP and the Communist Party.
We had a ceremony at Ginger Goodwin's grave
and Gord Carter, a Cumberland singer/song writer
sang about Ginger and
the miners. I met IWW members from Vancouver,
Victoria and Portland. The Portland Wob laid some flowers
on Miner's Row, a mass grave of miners
too badly burned to be recognized. Also met a group
of young socialists from Fight Back.
Later we had a supper in a hall next to the Cumberland
Museum and there was a lot of good music. My friends
Jim and Janette and I even got to do the Ginger Goodwin Song,
a poem that I had found and that we set to music.
All-in-all a fine time and made a lot of contacts
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