Mary Ellen delivering a RADical presentation
On Friday, Mary Ellen Wright from the Archives Association of Newfoundland and Labrador came to Happy Valley-Goose Bay to teach a workshop on ARC-ANLA, the database/catalogue/finding aid (pick your favourite word) for archives across the province. We had some people associated with Them Days, the Labrador Institute, and Torngasok Cultural Centre there to learn more about how to add our archival descriptions to the database, so that somebody searching the database could stumble upon our holdings that maybe they didn’t know we had! We also had a refresher to RAD, the Rules for Archival Description, so that when we add our descriptions, we’ve got them up to archival standards.
We had a blast hosting the workshop, and it’s always wonderful to see Mary Ellen. (She’s also probably our most loyal blog reader, so hello MEW!) I think everyone learned a lot and had a good time while we were at it. We also ate some lovely redberry cake, courtesy of our Chair! (At Them Days, we are quite lucky to have a number of amazing cooks and bakers on our board.)
Also take a look at the photo–I’m the only person at the workshop who was NOT wearing glasses! (You can’t see me because I’m behind the camera, but take my word for it.)
Looking at some photos brought in by Margaret.
We had another tea-and-talk session with the folks at Healthy Waters Labrador on Thursday evening. The stories and memories were just flowing from this talkative group! What’s great about these meetings is that everybody tends to either be good friends or knew each other “back in the day,” so conversation tends to flow very easily.
This time, we brought a copy of a map, and we marked several houses with the names of the residents. That was a ton of fun!
To have a listen to some of the talk around the table, check out a story that aired on Labrador Morning.
Filed under Aimee, Events, Radio
….again! Not as bad as some days we’ve had so far, but it’s cold out there with the wind! As you can see, the clouds are moving through (along with some blustery snow). Stay warm!
We’re in the midst of changing servers, so over the next few days, there may be some issues reaching themdays.com (it is likely that these changes will take place after Jan. 1, so it’s probably good for now.
Happy New Year!!
Daphne and I are dressed like twins again today. We’re both wearing red v-neck sweaters and jeans. Must be our Christmas uniform!
We’ll be closing at noon today. Here’s a summary of our holiday hours:
Tuesday, December 24: 8:30 – 12:00
Wednesday, December 25: CLOSED
Thursday, December 26: CLOSED
Friday, December 27: 8:30 – 4:30
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Monday, December 30: 8:30 – 4:30
Tuesday, December 31: 8:30 – 12:00
Wednesday, January 1: CLOSED
Thursday, January 2: 8:30 – 4:30
Friday, January 3: 8:30 – 4:30
Have a Merry Christmas!!
Today is the start of an odd work week, for us and probably for a lot of people. We’re working today, half of tomorrow, and then off for Christmas Day (Wednesday) and Boxing Day (Thursday), then back to work on Friday! So with the closure of my daughter’s daycare for the holidays, that means I have a little helper at work today.
My little helper
I should set her to dusting or something again…thankfully, she’s pretty content to go between sitting on my lap and watching me type, and lying on the floor playing with her toys. That’s all you can ask of a two-year-old!
We’ve decorated the office for Christmas a bit..
Our Christmas tree
Our Christmas cards. Have you also been receiving fewer and fewer each year?
Our desk, all decked out for Christmas.
One of our two little trees on the shelf
Hope you’re having a good Monday, and if you still need to buy things for Christmas (I need to pick up stocking stuffers) stop by the office and get the new issue of Them Days! (or anything else you want, lol!)
Last week, I had a meeting with some people here at the office. While they were waiting for me to finish a transaction with a customer on the phone, they were looking around the shop. One of the ladies picked up a calendar, thought “Ooh, I should get this for Mom,” and put it back down as she looked at other things. After all, there were four calendars there and the two women were the only people in the building with me. It’s not like we’re an American Wal-Mart on Black Friday and you have to snap up what you want when you see it.
Well, wouldn’t you know it–in swept a new customer who picked up all four calendars and brought them straight to the office for check out (she knew what she wanted!). When she left, I announced to my meeting-mates “Wow! She just bought the last of the calendars! We’re now officially sold out!” One of them replied, “Really?! No more? I was just about to buy one! You snooze, you lose, I guess!”
I assured her that there were more still around…so, if you find yourself in the same predicament (“I want to buy a Them Days calendar but I don’t know where to find them!”) here’s a list of the retailers who carried them this year:
Blake’s Store – Rigolet
Hayne’s Store – Nain
Labrador Investments – Makkovik
Sheppard’s Variety – Postville
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Dorothy’s Crafts and Sewing
Northern Lights Ltd.
B.W. Powell – Charlottetown
Northern – Cartwright
Mona’s Place – Lodge Bay
BNL Enterprises – Red Bay
Avalon Superette – Labrador City
Gallery Pharmacy – Labrador City
No guarantees that they’re still at those places (I know I saw them at Co-op the other night, though), but that’s where they went this year. Good luck with your Christmas shopping!