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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...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt D

    • Fishers; Fishing; Families;
    • Transcript: Well, I grew up a boy in the fishery when Dad... and his brothers fished together from right up through, when I was big enough (8 or 9 years old) right up to when he died... couple years after that my uncle sold it all off and we gave...
    • 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...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt A

    • Families;
    • Transcript: Well, this goes back to 1861 to my great grandfather Moses Pearcey. He died in 1938, he was 77. His wife also, Naomi, was born in 1862 and she died in 1928 at 66... My grandfather Samuel who was born in 1891 and he died in 1954, at 63....
    • Wells, Jack. Jack Wells Interview Excerpt E

    • Drying (Food preservation); Fishes; Fishing equipment; Salt-curing;
    • Transcript: You gotta fillet it, wash it, then you got to put it in salt. We had to have the flakes seven or eight days... you wash it out and put it out, right? You wouldn't have to soak it, see? Then you got to put it out and you got to get the...
    • 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...
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt H

    • Families; Fishes; Fishers; Fishing; Drying (Food preservation); Salt-curing;
    • Transcript:There's pictures over there when Dad were on the flakes picking up the fish with my family and my mother, my sister and my cousins and their parents also. That was one of the one things you had to do here at the Battery.
    • Pearcey, Charlie. Charlie Pearcey Interview Excerpt R

    • Families; Houses; People; Personal experience narratives;
    • Transcript: Yes... if you had something [somebody else wanted or] you wanted ... and the next door neighbor got a lend of it and brought it back. Everybody was "aunt" this or "uncle" that. When I was a boy and grew up everybody's door was open you...

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