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    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells, Full Interview

    • Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcription in progress...
      Transcript of sections of Interview with Jack Wells in his Twine Store on Oct. 14, 2006 (see CD for full interview)
      3:57-4:02: "Down on the wharves then, filling boxes of fish gutting the fish, splitting the...
    • 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...
    • The Cock O Wee Path meanders up a grassy slope

    • Landscape;
    • The outer cliffs of the Wester Cove give way to grassy slopes, some of which are easily scalable. The Cock O Wee Path meanders up and down such a slope just up from the Big Rock. Marina Gambin writes, This narrow path in the Wester Cove led down to...
    • One of the many fossils in the Rocks

    • Landscape; Archeology
    • In addition to a magical place for the young-hearted nature lover, the Rocks are home to a protected fossil site, remnants of life dating back 500 million years. Terry Fletcher writes, Since the description of the Cambrian trilobite Paradoxides...
    • 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...
    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 H

    • Houses; Architecture, building and construction; Water Sources;
    • Transcript: In 1974 we didn't have water and sewer services, as we are used to them now... The water was delivered by a truck... and the sewage was picked up with a truck. A different truck... but you could put your buckets of sewage out on the...
    • 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...
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt A

    • Fishes; Fishing; Fishing equipment; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: After trapping boys, we'd go trawling and we'd [beg] 3000 hooks a night, every night, had a thousand peices of bait that went on every night. You had to cut up your own squid and you had to be ready for the next morning, right. So you...
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt C

    • Personal experience narratives; Population change;
    • Transcript: Everybody helped each other. I must say that. It was great spot to live boy, it was. So much changing, y aknow. There's only a few of us here now.
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt G

    • Fishers; Fishing; Drying (Food preservation); Salt-curing;
    • Transcript: Well, my mother was involved in the drying. That was their job. The women had to spread the fish 'cause the men were off catching the fish in the cod traps, and bringing it in. But the women, they had to come down on a fine day and...

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