Blanche Tickle was a small fishing settlement on the South Shore of Newfoundland where Mary Sue O’Leary was brought up from age 7 by her cousin Albert. When Albert died he left his house to Mary.
Blanche Tickle was a cluster of small multi-colored houses picturesquely and somewhat randomly scattered around the small bay... patches of brown grass and bare rock seemed to predominate and there were only a few scattered trees to be seen in the village.BTG18
- "Much as I hate ta say it, this place is slowly dyin’. It’s a smaller place now than it was when I was a child, an’ the way the fishin’ has been it’s a poorer place, too."BTG18
In the Glossary to Blanche Tickle Girl it is explained that:
- Tickle: A Newfoundland term for a narrow strait.