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Lewis Payne and Bessie Dawe on 'courtship between communities,' Town of Fogo
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Descriptive TitleLewis Payne and Bessie Dawe on 'courtship between communities, ' Town of Fogo
Social beliefs, practices and customs
Festive events and games
Person as TopicPayne, Lewis
Dawe, Bessie
DescriptionBessie Dawe describes how she met her husband from Seldom-Come-By even though she was living in Stag Harbour. They would walk down to Seldom-Come-By from Stag Harbour for various parties and gatherings. There would be church events with supper, for example. They would have dances, although not on Sundays, on nights after the church sale (garage sale). Lewis says that they would walk to Seldom-Come-By from the Town of Fogo in the morning and back again at night. They might also go by bike or dog team.
CollectorPower, Maureen
InformantPayne, Lewis
Dawe, Bessie
Biographical DataLewis Payne, 85 (b. 14 September 1922) and Lewis Payne, 85, (DOB Sept 14) and Bessie Dawe, 82, (DOB Dec ?) live together in Seldom-Come-By. Bessie is from Stag Harbour and Lewis is from the Town of Fogo. Lewis' family is from the town of Fogo, but he is not sure where they were originally from. They both are Anglican. Lewis has one child, Bruce, who is a teacher and owns a store called the 'This and That' store in the Town of Fogo. Lewis' brother is Stewart Payne, the bishop. Bessie has eight children: six boys and two girls.
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island--Town of Fogo
Recording LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Fogo Island--Seldom-Come-By
Extent01:47 minutes; 8.3 MB
TypeMoving Image
Resource TypeVideo
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Folklore and Language Archive. Fogo Island Collection 2007-225
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Central Newfoundland
GPSN49.61398, W54.16810
Fogo Island (N.L.)--Social life and customs
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