I recently returned from a 2 week trip with the first couple of days spent driving from Cartwright down through Southern Labrador then over to the Island portion of our province. My mom, aunt, husband and daughter joined me on this holiday. We had a good but tiring trip as we travelled many, many kilometers. The weather did not cooperate as hoped for but we still enjoyed the adventure. We visited the Red Bay’s Whaling Museum, L’Anse aux Meadows, Gross Morne National Park, Cape St. Mary’s Bird Sanctuary, The Rooms and Signal Hill to name a few places. We actually could not see the Cabot Tower at Signal Hill from the parking lot due to the fog so we tried again the next day with the same results. I was glad to return home from my holiday to rest up as that much driving and sightseeing is exhausting. So here I am back at work at Them Days and hope to hear from anyone who enjoys our publication and has a story or 2 to share.
I was interviewed by the OKâlaKatiget Society for a bit on the radio earlier this week. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to hear it myself (I think it aired when we were in North West River), but I was able to find it on their website!
Read all their radio briefs here; read the Them Days one here.
Margaret, it has been a joy to have you in the office for this all-too-short summer employment. You’ve been such a great help to Josie and I, and we will miss having you around the office. Personally, I know I will miss sharing the editor’s office with you! (Especially when I have to do interview transcriptions.)
Good luck with your studies in Fredericton and I will hold you to your promise to visit! 🙂
This morning, we gave Margaret a little send-off party with sugar cookies and fortune cookies (so we could see what our futures held!).
Over the past six (and a bit) weeks, you’ve probably seen our faces around town as we represented Them Days and met a lot of people!
Aimee, Margaret and Josie – This summer, we worked together as a great team for everything that crossed our path!
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So, this is my last day at Them Days. I can’t believe how fast my time here came and went! It seems like just a few short days ago that I was coming into work and meeting Aimee and Josie for the first time.
In only two weeks I’m headed back out to Fredericton to do my last year at St. Thomas University. This time next year I’ll be a university graduate! Hard to believe, considering the fact that I can vividly remember graduating from junior high and feeling very mature (we all thought we were so cool)! Oh, how time flies.
To end this, I would just like to say a special thank you to Aimee, Josie, and everybody on the board of directors for making my time here enjoyable. I learned a lot again while working here, as I did last summer. I’ll be back to visit during Christmas to see the new calenders and Christmas cards, and more importantly my co-workers!
I hope that everybody has a great fall, and think of me while you’re out in boat or at the cabin somewhere, while I’m out in Fredericton slaving to become a graduate!
Well, until next time… goodbye fellow Them Days readers!
Margaret Pardy, Summer Student
Margaret and I spent a lovely day in North West River yesterday, speaking with elders and putting up Them Days posters around town. As usual, North West River hospitality was on full display and we left with full bellies and tours of the Interpretation Centre and the Heritage Museum under our belts.
(The “On the Labrador” photo exhibit by Arnold Zageris is nearing the end of its run at the Interpretation Centre, so if you haven’t yet seen his amazing photography, get out there this week!)
We managed to get three interviews completed yesterday, and we had many other names passed on to us as good subjects for future interviews. If you know anybody who might be interested in sharing their knowledge and history with us, as always, let us know! Even if they don’t live in the Goose Bay area, it’s good to know who to speak with when travelling around Labrador!
Good morning, everybody!
I’m back at the Them Days office after being away for 3 days. My trip to Cartwright was great, except for one thing: the weather.
It’s funny, really- my aunts and uncles that are in Cartwright blame my mom for “bringing the bad weather with her.” And I’m starting to believe it! My aunt was telling me that the whole week before we came they were getting nice, perfect sunny weather. We got to a foggy, chilly Cartwright on Wednesday morning, and it was like that the whole time we were there. That is until Saturday, the day we were leaving. It started to clear up and we ended up getting quite a bit of sun! My family makes fun of that every time my mom goes there, especially if the weather’s not the greatest.
Unfortunately, I never got any interviews while I was there. However, I did get some “then and now” pictures of the town of Cartwright, as well as Muddy Bay. The comparisons are amazing, be sure to watch for one or two in the upcoming edition!
I had a great trip, and I was sad to leave. Now it’s time to get back to work!
My Aunt and Uncle's Cabin
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It’s been quiet but busy here in the Them Days office the past few days, with increasingly common power outages thrown in for good measure. Good thing I’ve always got something on hand to do that doesn’t require electricity!
I’ve mostly been working on the Them Days calendar and Christmas cards; Margaret did the majority of the work before she headed to Cartwright. Now I’ve been going over things with the printers, sending it off to them, that sort of thing. It doesn’t sound like much, but the details will keep one busy for hours.
Since starting these projects, I’ve also been thinking of other things we could add to our inventory. What do you wish the Them Days office sold (in addition to what we currently sell)? I’ve got a couple ideas myself but I would love to hear what you have to suggest! Sometimes when people come into the office, I get the feeling they’re looking to buy an elusive something else but I have no idea what that might be.
Margaret, if you’re reading from Cartwright, I hope you’re having a good time out there! I’d love to visit there sometime because that’s where my grandmother is from. I can’t wait to see the pictures you’ll come back with. See you on Tuesday!
And to anybody from Cartwright reading this: be sure to say hello to Margaret if you see her! I know she was hoping to get some interviews done while she was in town, so help her out if you can – I think she’s leaving soon.