Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Saddest Part of Summer

The office has been eerily quiet since Samantha and Wallace left for school this week. This upcoming weekend is the Labour Day weekend, so summer is clearly coming to an end.

If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that on Tuesday, we said goodbye to Samantha with the traditional sugar cookies from North Mart. We give them to everyone on their last days. Wallace left the next day, and it seemed a little too soon for sugar cookies again, so he got homemade oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies instead (it also just so happened that my husband had made some that morning!).

Surprise!!  We got you sugar cookies, Samantha!!

Surprise!! We got you sugar cookies, Samantha!!

Sam's last day sugar cookies

Sam’s last day sugar cookies

Laughing too hard...I think we all did this on Tuesday.

Laughing too hard…I think we all did this on Tuesday.

Mmm cookies!

Mmm cookies!

And our final group photo…

Me, Samantha, Wallace and Daphne.  We were all holding issues that had relatives on the cover (I think Daphne's was on the inside though.)

Me, Samantha, Wallace and Daphne. We were all holding issues that had relatives on the cover (I think Daphne’s was on the inside though.)

Have a good school year, guys, and don’t be strangers!!!

Aimee

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Another One Bites the Dust

Hey guys!

Yesterday was Samantha’s last day and today is mine. I’m surprised that it went by so quickly. Aimee, Jill, Samantha and Daphne have all been great to work with and so have the customers/researchers that have dropped by. This is a great environment to be in and I would recommend it to anyone. I have definitely learned a lot during my tenure here and I will look back on this time fondly.

I hope that everyone has enjoyed my blog posts, as well as Aimee’s and Samantha’s. Aimee is on her own now! Time to step it up, Daphne πŸ™‚

Not much else to say other than I hope the best for me in school, and I hope for the best for everyone who visits here. Hopefully Aimee and Daphne can help you look for whatever it is you need.

You stay classy, Labrador

-Wallace

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My last blog and my last day

Hello everyone!

 

So, today is my last day here at Them Days, and I have to say it was a great last day, this morning and most of the day I was transcribing an interview I just completed with my grandparents on my mother’s side. After lunch, Wallace and I had to run several errands, including recycling some of our ancient computers, checking the mail and getting things signed. After we came back, I transcribed again for a little while. All of a sudden everyone came in with sugar cookies for me, which is the last day of work tradition. We had a great look back on the time Wallace and I have spent here. I would like to say thank you to all my co-workers, Daphne, Wallace and Aimee. Thank you 3 for being such great people to work with and giving me this tremendous experience I will never forget. You all are very good at what you do and hope to see you around every once in a while. This is the end of a chapter, and the start of a new one as I finish my last year of high school and move on to getting my education in a university. I have gained more than I ever expected from this job and I have contributed to Them Days just as much as I have taken away. Thank you all as well for reading my blogs!

 

Thanks for reading!

Samantha

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Labrador Military Museum (Sort of)

What better way is there to learn about Labrador’s history than visiting the Labrador Military Museum? Well, I may have one idea and a biased opinion πŸ™‚ Unfortunately we cannot be sure, and you’ll know why shortly! Aimee, Samantha and I decided to go on a recreational adventure yesterday morning. Not one of us has ever been to the museum, so we were all looking forward to it.

Here we are

Here we are!

Upon our arrival we noticed something was up. There were no other vehicles or discernable human activity whatsoever. Our fears were confirmed when saw the notice:

We showed up just one day too late

We showed up just one day too late

Sad faces all around

Sad faces all around

Heartbroken

Heartbroken

It’s a shame that we didn’t pay more attention to the hours of operation, so no fault to he museum! Our bad. We have to keep it positive, so we will be back next year. It will be something to look forward to.

-Wallace

 

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New YouTube video!

Hello everyone!

I only have four days left at Them Days, and today I was working on another YouTube video for you all! It features a small piece of an interview with Mr. Isaac Rich, my great grandfather. He was a trapper on the Churchill River, living in North West River until Goose Bay began, which he helped in the construction of. He also aided in the commencement of Them Days, and did some acting, which the high school now performs under his name as “The Ike Rich Players”. He was a very well rounded man, and accomplished many things in his life, although I never got to meet him, transcribing this interview let’s me relive his life through his stories. I am very glad that I have got the chance to hear about his life from him, and I am very proud to call him my great grandfather. I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it! I will embed it into this post so you can easily watch it.

 

Thanks for reading and watching the video!

Samantha

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Today’s events

Hello everyone!

Daphne is back in the office today :). Today has gone by pretty quick, and probably because time flies when you’re working hard! I finished off my first transcription this morning, then I started cutting out interesting newspaper clippings to go in the vertical files, and Wallace helped me out with that one. By the time all that was finished it was already lunch time, and when we came back I started on a new project, to digitize our Floppy Disc collection. There were quite a few there and I had to sort them into different categories. After I finished that, Wallace and I started brainstorming ideas for the upcoming Culture Days poster.

Anyways, that’s all for now!

Samantha

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The end is drawing near

Hi everyone!

There’s quite a lot to inform you of today, number one being, I have less than 2 weeks left here at Them Days, and I can honestly say I’m going to miss it, most of all my wonderful co workers Aimee, Daphne and Wallace. Yesterday Wallace and I drove the distance to North West for some fantastic photos. We also had to run a few errands once we got there, and it was steady raining, miserable. But besides the rain being awful, and my shoes getting soaked, it was worth it for some really nice photos we got for the Then and Now in the upcoming issue. We arrived this morning and I stitched all photos, new and old together so we could decide which one was the most desired of all. We narrowed it down to 3 and let Aimee decide the finalist. Today I was transcribing again, a 3 part interview with Isaac Rich, my great grandfather. We’re missing Daphne but excited she will be back shortly and we’re currently planning a goodbye lunch for all of us to enjoy sometime soon. That’s all for now!

Thanks for reading!

Samantha

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