1973-There’s George Cowie and the same two guys from Courtenay. They got used to me taking pics.
Sometime in 1975 or 1976 George Cowie came up my driveway and banged on the door of the cabin we were living in at the time. He offered me a job on the highways. He complained that of all the guys of the right age only a few were Canadian.
I said “yes”. Something hidden in the back of my mind was the thought that my money was not going to last forever. Larry Smith had been hired a few days earlier and we were detailed to get the road ready for paving.
A few days after the hiring I got a phone call. It was to warn me that my job was only temporary and that I would be laid off every fall. The caller was apologetic and didn’t realize that was this was exactly what I wanted.
Ron Matson, George Cowie/1979