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    • 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......
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt D

    • Buildings; People;
    • Transcript: Years ago, my father used to keep his car down there. They had a dance hall... down in the square, but its tore down now... My mother and them used to go down there when they were younger, right? When they'd get us into bed, they'd go...
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt E

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: All the neighbours were alike right? ... They'd run in and out getting a cup of tea or coffee... y' know? Your neighbours would come in. Now there's none of that, no. There's none of that now.
    • Hussey, Dorothy. Dorothy Hussey Interview Excerpt F

    • Fishes; Fishing;
    • Transcript: We were never allowed out there [as children]... so dangerous... we used to go down and get a fish, y' know? Ten cents for a fish... Beauties... and it was right fresh. And now you got to pay for it. It's not the same...
    • 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 B

    • Families; Fishing;
    • Transcript: The original families out there, when I was growing up... The Reids, the Garlands, the Wellses, the Ritches, the Pearceys, the Prettys, the Edgecombes, The Dawes... they were... the Rogerses... there was a dozen, that's seven or eight...
    • Lucas, Ernest. Ernest Lucas Interview Excerpt C

    • Houses; People;
    • Transcript: They're here now... about... about 10-15 years ago... the big house on the fort, the great big one up there... Greg Kendall owned it, and he sold it... that was the first house that was sold on the Battery to strangers, as far as I can...
    • 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 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 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 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. ...

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