Sylvena Murphy and Margaret Quinn

Sylvena Murphy and Margaret Quinn "Best friends for 40 years"


Margaret Quinn and Sylvena Murphy have been the best of friends for many years. The two first met when Margaret’s son worked for Slyvena, he owned the Montague Bakery with her husband Emmett. Margaret in later years then started the Cardigan Craft Guild in 1977 and Sylvena became a part of the group. Sylveana also used to join the Victory Chimes senior group of ladies for quilting every week and crib, card plays before she was able drive .She has since then been made an honorary member to the group. The ladies still meet every Friday at Sylvean’s where they chat and crochet. Margaret will be welcomed at the door where Sylvena will be awaiting her visit. Sylvena has hooked many beautiful rugs and has them on display on her walls throughout her house. She often donates rugs and knitted socks to raise money for charity and to be sold at the Craft Guild in Cardigan. The two have an exceptional friendship that clearly can be seen when visited. Margaret tells me questions to ask Sylvania about her life that will spark memories from her past for the interview as they know so much about each other from over the years. And Sylvena keeps referring me to ask questions to Margaret as she says “ask Margaret she will know” and comments on how great of a person she is. Every year Margaret and her son John Michael take Sylvena to Kinkora to meet at a restaurant so Sylvania can meet up with old friends in an area that she has lived in for many years with her husband Emmett. They hope to make another trip this upcoming summer to remise yet again about old times.


Photo: Margaret Quinn and Sylvena meeting on their normal Friday afternoon to spend time together.

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