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I just started working here at them days just a few days ago and am loving it so far. So much to do, but it is all worth it when the day is done.

Farewell :(

Well this is it .. It is time for me to say Goodbye. Although I am still here until Friday I feel it is easier for me to write this now then when the time actually comes. 😦 I have enjoyed working here sooo much, I have learned a lot and this experience was the best I could have ever asked for. Aimee and Kelly were so great you couldn’t ask for better people I am going to miss them so much. It is harder than I thought to leave this place. It kind of feels like a home away from home. I keep comming up with reasons why I should stay, but I know that I cannot stay forever. 😦 So before I get all mushy and sentimental I better say goodbye. Them Days is a wonderful place and such a happy enviornment. I will miss it so much.
Goodbye for now
Amanda
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Happy Birthday Them Days!!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Them Days …
Happy birthday to you!!!
And hopefully there will be many many more to come.

Wow, 35 years, that is a long time. So much has been accomplished. Them Days has put Labrador in so many peoples hearts and has shown people our history, our roots. I am very proud to be Labradorian, and Very Proud to be a part of the Team Them Days!! 🙂

Well the Craft fair went pretty well, there wern’t as many people as we had hoped but it was nice.

The Labrador Winter games went very well too. We will have some pictures up soon to show those of you who may have missed the events. Congratulations to Cartwright who won the Labrador Cup, Congratulations to Happy Valley Goose Bay who took Second Place, and Congratualtions to Mary’s Harbour who took third.. And a very big congratulations to all communities … it takes a lot of courage and effort to make it to the winter games. Even more than courage and effort it takes spirt, and if you ask me Labrador would win anytime for having the most spirit. Thats what Labrador represents is togetherness and spirit. And thats what Them Days is all about as well.

Well thats it for me today .. I’ll be back with another update another day .. 🙂 Keep smiling the sun is out!!

Amanda

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March 8th, 2010

Hey guys, it’s me .. 🙂

So it is officially the start of the Winter Games week, how exciting! Wish I could be there to watch it all but thats ok, im sure I will see lots of pictures .. 🙂 Good luck to all the teams participating all week!! I’m sure it must have been hard to train with the winter we had this year but I’m sure you all will do great anyways!!

So we had the craft fair Saturday, there wasn’t many people out but it was nice just the same. Thank you to all of you who came to our table!!

The new issue should be out in a few weeks, I cannot wait, There are a lot of really great stories in there, I know that you guys are just going to love it!!

Other than that there is nothing new, the digitalized copy of the finding aids are coming along nicley, hopefully they will be availiable to the public soon. Marleah is out again this week, she and the rest of the Katimavikers are volunteering with the Winter Games, so she should be back on Monday .. Yay!! Seems like so long since we have seen her. We sure do miss her!

Well thats it for me today.. until next time .. enjoy your day and Winter Games Week!!!

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Friday Update!!!

Hey Guys, it’s me .. Happy Friday!! .. 🙂

What a beautiful friday it is.. I am loving the weather these days .. not that I am complaining but would love to see 15 degrees out there .. 🙂 Nah, just seeing the sun is good enough for me … 🙂 Hopefully all goes well with the Winter Games next week, All teams from all communites have Them Days support, just go out and do your best, just remember to have fun. Thats what it’s all about after all.

So, Them Days will be 35 in just over a week!! Wow, 35 years and still going strong. If I’ve said it once I’ll say it again, I am so proud and lucky to be a part of the Them Days Team!!. Preserving Labrador’s history is really important. I mean you will never know where your going unless you know where you have been. 🙂 Here is to Them Days and another 35 years to come!!

Just a reminder, there is a craft fair tommorow morning starting at 10:00 am, it will be at the College of the North Atlantic and Them Days will be having a booth there, so come on down!! Lots of great prices!!

Well thats all for me today, have a great weekend everyone and hopefully we will see you tomorrow!!

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Goodmorning!!

Happy March 1st everyone!!

Wow, March 1st already, hard to believe isn’t it? And this Winter, that was hard to belive aswell, I mean where was that freezing, snowcovered winter we love so much? So, the Winter Games is scheduled to go ahead next week, but honestly I do not think that some of the events will actually go ahead, such as the dog team races, snowmobile races, snowshoe races, I mean that stuff requires snow and that is something we do not have, Unfourtunatly. On the up side there is no reason to cancel the Northern Games which happens to be my favorite event .. 🙂 Hopefully everything will work out and The Games will go ahead as scheduled, I mean we are Labradorians we can Impervise if we have too!!

So on another note, Them Days will be having a booth at The Craft Sale on Saturday March 6th at the College, Drop by and Check us out, remember we always love seeing you guys 🙂 We will be selling The newest issue which is 33.4, our 5 and 10 dollar gift packs, pictures, our special issues, our 98 for 98 boxed girft set.. So many great deals make sure you dont miss it!!

Well Marleah is out for the next 2 weeks .. 😦 I know I already miss her, she is house manager this week and then next week she is a volunteer at the Winter Games, How exciting!! I must say she is doing an excellent job and it is such a pleasure working with her, it is also so great to Work with Aimee and Kelly, they are both so wonderful couldn’t ask for a better staff here:) I am really going to miss this place when I am gone.. don’t worry I still go a while yet:)

Well guys thats all for me, just remember Saturday March 6th at the College, dont miss it!! As my good friend Tigger would say ..
TTFN – Ta Ta for Now .. 🙂
Amanda

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Update Febuary 23, 2010

Hey guys,

Wow, did anyone see the sun out there? I did it was awesome!! Mother Nature loves us again! Well Aimee is back in the office, YAY!! So nice to have her back, now our little office is complete. It must have been hard being weather bound in Nain for so long, I really do not know how she did it. Now that she is back it is constant work on the magazine, which I would like to remind you, will be 35 in less than 3 weeks. I am so excited to be a part of another issue, It really is a privilige to take part in preserving Labrador traditions. Anyone would be so lucky to have the opportunity, I’m just glad it’s me.

On another note, the Labrador Winter Games is comming soon! I’m sure the town will be packed in the next couple of weeks or so. Communites comming together, thats what Labrador is about. I was really wanting to go to the games but unfourtunatly it is sold out already .. :(, thats ok hopefully I will be able to see some of it on T.V. or over the internet.

Well thats all for me today, it’s back to the Magazine, I hear it calling my name. Take care everyone, enjoy the sunshine while it lasts..:)

Amanda

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Where or Where Did the Sun Go?

Hey guys,
Me again, is anyone else wondering where the sun went, I mean it hasn’t shown its self it what seems like forever, and the snow, it’s like its running away. This winter is pretty unusual if you ask me. It almost seems like mother nature has a grudge with us or something, she took away our sun, she is taking away our snow and she is holding Aimee hostage in Nain.. 😦 No trouble to miss her, I’m trying my best to fill Aimee’s shoes while she is away, well not fill her shoes but do things I think may help while she is gone, Kinda hard sometimes. Aimee does so much!! We miss you Aimee we really want you to come back now!!

In other news there is not a whole lot new going on this way, like I said Aimee is away so we are doing our best to keep up with the everyday routines, I am getting ready to transcribe some tapes, and Marleah is still working on her slides, but is always there when I need her help! She is such a good worker! I know it must be hard on Aimee not being here to help her and also learn a bit from her, she has been away almost the whole time Marleah has been here.. 😦

Well I guess thats all for today, keep on wishing for the sun and some nice weather, maybe if we all stick together and wish really hard the weather will be nice and Aimee can come home!!! Until next time ..

Amanda

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