Charlos Cove Entertainment and Holidays
For entertainment people played cards for rabbits, socks, mittens and pennies. The pennies often bought a gallon of molasses or Kerosene for 25 cents.
At Christmas, a turkey was cooked, and people visited from house to house, played guitars and had house parties. The oldest child was given the duty of watching the other children so the parents could enjoy a night away from home.
On the 20th day of lent, everyone dressed up similar to Halloween and went house to house celebrating. The 40 days of Lent restricted dancing, playing cards and other similar activities. It was deemed a sin to partake in any such activities. Midnight mass during lent was always held in Larry’s River; people from Charlos Cove walked to the service.