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Lewis Payne reads his poem "40th wedding anniversary," Town of Fogo
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Descriptive TitleLewis Payne reads his poem "40th wedding anniversary, " Town of Fogo
TopicOral Traditions, expressions and the written word
DescriptionLewis reads his poem "40th wedding anniversary." He and his wife Ruby were married in April, 1954. He bought her wedding ring at the grocery store for five dollars. They were driven around the cove after the wedding and had a reception at the Society of United Fishermen (SUF) Hall. The SUF Hall is now a hotel with a Chinese restaurant next door. Bessie will not let Lewis read out the last line of the poem as it is crude.
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
Extent02:49 minutes; 13.4 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
Topic.LCSHFogo Island (N.L.)--Social life and customs
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