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  • : The Battery (and)
  • Date: 2007-03-15 (and)
  • Topic: personal experience narratives
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    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt A

    • Folk art; Photos (Material Culture); Personal experience narratives;
    • Topic: Isabella describes the pictures she took as part of the Battery Exhibit for The Rooms.Partial Transcript: ...walking out the trail to see the ocean ... an important part of being here is the access to that National Park and the wild area...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt B

    • Houses; Personal experience narratives; People;
    • Transcript: ...what's important to me about living in the Battery is ... being on the water, and seeing the changes in the weather, and the, y'know, expansive, the expansiveness of the view. I can see right out over the ocean, and I can see way...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt F

    • Buildings; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...that was a farm when we were... when we were a'courting each other... She was born right behind it, born right behind it. Ya, that was a farm... we used to walk up, up through the fields... we used to go up there in the, in the fall...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt J

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: We've had [waves] where they've taken out every stage out in the Battery... but we've had 'em where the lighthouse went, and the stageheads went and boats and all the gear went up the harbour... get easterly winds for three or four...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt N

    • Families; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: There's no children here now. I can count on my one hand, I think, for sure on my two hands, the children that are living on Battery Road under 7 or 8 years... when I was growing up, wow. My age, when I was growing up, there was a...
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt A

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: When I was young going to school, when we'd go out, there was no plows... We'd be up so far on the snow that we'd look into people's bedrooms. But now we have no winters now. The plows are out all night long. Give you a headache. We...
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt B

    • Architecture, building and construction; Buildings; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...the hotel they were fighting about up there. Why not? Progress.. those that are fighting about it are not Newfoundlanders. And they're not near the hotel. Sure, go ahead, do what you wants to do with it... Give people work......
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt A

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: We had four people killed... I think it was the 14th of February, 1959. ... About a week or so after that, a friend of mine, Albert Rogers, he lived out there. And the house was covered, and I mean covered with snow. He decided to...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt H

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: We moved one time, we moved over to 25 Gower Street. And that's just right there, I can see the house from here. And after three or four months we were too far west and had to come east again. That's a fact... I never thought of......
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt K

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: E - Right on the top of the hill. Paddy Wadden, used to have a jukebox in there... all the Portuguese, and all the girls and all the fellas get up there and dance... up there an' Paddy Wadden'd have the jukebox going... used to have a...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt L

    • People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: Lots of nice people... I don't think I've met a bad one yet... I don't think I did. Everyone's polite... foreigners are very very polite. Nobody's nasty anymore, I don't think. Not out around here anyway... They come from all over. ...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt O

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: [We would] climb the hills, play cowboys and Indians, play tiddly, the girls would play hopscotch, play with the allies, marbles, and... ride your hook... or tin cans on your shoes... we always done something. Always climbing the...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt C

    • People; Personal experience narratives; Landscape;
    • Transcript: ...when I am in my garden, and out on the deck and so on, it's not open to the hundreds and hundreds of people that walk down the street, so in that way it is private... But when I talk about exposed, I'm not talking about exposed to...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt E

    • Buildings; Houses; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...Ray Rich, the fisherman who lived here before me... he had been using that [the living room] as his fishing shed. So it was full of nets and old motors and nuts and bolts... and the building actually was... the living room section...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt F

    • Houses; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: ...in 1975... the first year I was here, there was a huge storm. Big waves coming in over... chain rock, and smashing into all the wharves. And I was looking out the window, and talking to my sister on the phone, and telling her,...
    • St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt J

    • Folk music; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: One New Year's we decided to have a party... and so... four or five of us got together... and learned seven or eight songs, and played them at our party, and then we played them again... every time we played, more people came up... and...

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