Monthly Archives: September 2009

Yay! Archive stuff

If you’ve been following our twitter feed on the side of the page, you know that some of our long-awaited archive supplies have been starting to arrive. Here’s a sneak peek!

New boxes - these ones will hold our glass negatives

New boxes - these ones will hold our glass negatives

Rare book boxes

Rare book boxes

…And, as a bonus, here’s a picture with some fall colour in it from around Goose Bay.

I don't know when I took this picture, but it was on my camera and I thought it'd be nice to share!

I don't know when I took this picture, but it was on my camera and I thought it'd be nice to share!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Aimee

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Only in Labrador…

…would you ever see these dictionaries on an editor’s desk, all in use at the same time. 🙂

Canadian Oxford English Dictionary, Labradorimi Ulinnaisigutet, and the Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Canadian Oxford English Dictionary, Labradorimi Ulinnaisigutet, and the Dictionary of Newfoundland English

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Them Days on CBC radio!

Hi there, Them Days friends…

Interested in hearing me talk about the renovations and construction that’s been done at Them Days over the past year? You’ve seen pictures up on the blog as it happened, now listen to me on CBC radio talking about it with Denis Calnan for the Labrador Morning radio show.

Click here for the mp3 file. I haven’t listened to it yet myself, but it seems like everybody else has already!

(I find it so weird to hear myself…even though I’ve interviewed many people for my job and so I hear it a lot when transcribing, I still feel funny listening to my own voice! Plus I will pick apart every single thing I said.)

Aimee

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Big Land Fair 2009

This past Saturday was the Big Land Fair. Kelly and I had prepared a few archive photos for sale to go along with our usual goods – 2010 calendar, Christmas cards, special issues, gift sets, Caribou Cakes cookbook, etc. It was great to see so many people drop by our booth to peruse our goods, or just to say hi! I really like working at the booth and getting to see tons of people.

One of the photos we were selling was of Spotted Islands, and that really generated a lot of discussion. I think I’ll have to put a Spotted Islands story in the magazine soon! Another popular photo was that of the Birch Island Bridge, and so many people told us their memories of the bridge.

Thanks to Shawn, Linda, Bob and Morgon who helped with the booth throughout the day!

I didn’t get a picture of myself working at the booth, but here’s Kelly and Linda:

Kelly and Linda working the booth

Kelly and Linda working the booth

Kelly did the morning shift and I did the afternoon, so I was around when all the draws were held. I won a cooler from CLEAN! This is exciting because I don’t win things ever! Again, I didn’t get a picture of me winning it or even me at the Fair with it, but here’s a photo of me in my house with my cooler.

Here I am with my winning cooler.  Please excuse the messy house - I just moved in!

Here I am with my winning cooler. Please excuse the messy house - I just moved in!

(To be honest, I’m just itching to do a little history of my house. Everybody seems to have a story about visiting it over the years, and it’s making me realize that there are neat little histories about so many places around here!)

After the Big Land Fair, I stopped by my old apartment and harvested the little vegetable garden we had growing there. Hey, I had a brand new cooler to put everything in!

My prize cooler holding my (less than) prize vegetables.

My prize cooler holding my (less than) prize vegetables.

So yeah…it wasn’t exactly the most bountiful of harvests, but we did get a few radishes, a few peppers, some peas (we’d harvested some about a month ago, but we had even more that were picked on Saturday), coriander, dill and savoury. Our lettuce didn’t do so well, but I have eaten some really good, big lettuce from around here so I know it can be grown locally! Next summer I hope to have an even bigger garden that will be more successful. I have a new yard and I can’t wait to get things out of it! It already grows strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb without assistance!

That’s it for now! Stay warm and dry!

Aimee

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Archive Life

I found a cool video on the Internet today by way of an archival listserv I’m on and I’d like to share the link with you too!

Photograph of Jesus is a short video about odd requests at the Hulton Archive. It reminded me a bit about requests that we get sometimes. Of course, we are smaller and more specialized than the Hulton Archive, so we don’t get any of these truly oddball requests, but I can definitely appreciate this video.

I’m not doing the video any justice with my description, so just go and watch it now!

Enjoy!

Aimee

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