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Looking back to September

A couple of weeks ago, Them Days Treasurer Linda and I were invited to meet the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, and the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, Judy Foote, when they came to North West River. They were both lovely people. Judging by these photos, you’d think hanging out with the Lieutenant Governor is a hoot–and you’d be right! She’s a very genuine, lovely person. The Governor General was equally as nice, and the most-down-to-earth astronaut you’d ever meet! (Unfortunately, we don’t have any photos of us meeting her.)

They also visited Birch Island.

 

And just because I know some of our readers love to see Maggie…here she is at the Birch Island boardwalk. As you can tell, she is identical to my husband! (Yep, we got married at the end of August.)

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And here are some images that I was too shy to post on my birthday! This was last month. Thank you Tabea and Pei for the surprise birthday celebration with the Rice Krispie squares!

 

So there’s a little update on what’s been happening here…mostly we’ve just been working on the Spanish flu issue…at the printers now!

Aimee

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Hello, Maggie

I was reminded by a regular blog reader that I have yet to share a photo of Maggie (as I promised when I returned!) So here she is, back in December when I had to take her to work for the morning. Cute, hey?

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For a more up-to-date picture (video, actually!), check out this Tweet by Jacob Barker at CBC…which probably should have been captioned “Them Days editor Aimee Chaulk nervously eating a grape with a fork.” You can see Maggie on John’s lap, and Beatrix too! (It’s been awhile since you’ve seen her for sure, blog readers…isn’t she getting so big now?!)

The power is about to go out…see you later, blog readers!

Aimee

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Lots of Snow!

We live in Labrador, so you might expect that we get a lot of snow in the winter. We generally do. But this is shaping up to be a winter of gargantuan proportions! These pictures were taken last Thursday, February 1, after we got 38 cm. And we’ve had a few snowfalls since then!

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Upcoming Fundraiser!

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An evening with Dave Paddon and Richard Neville always proves to be a good time, so come on out! You’re missing out if you don’t!

Aimee

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by | February 6, 2018 · 9:58 am

Welcome Back, Pei!

Last week, Pei started working at Them Days again. He recently graduated from his Master of Folklore program at Memorial, which coincided nicely with our receiving a grant from Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program. We’re starting Phase II of the Labrador Identification and Dissemination Initiative, more commonly known as #IDThemDays, and Pei is going to be the Project Researcher for a whole year! You can imagine how excited I am. Since I started at Them Days almost 10 years ago (!!!), one of my goals has been to get the Miscellaneous section of our negative collection straightened out. Terra got the project off to a great start in 2016, but we only had enough money to keep her on for a few months. Now Pei will be building on what she’s accomplished. So expect some posts with archival photos soon! (And if you’re nearby, some tea-and-photo events too!)

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Pei did a great job helping out with the Grub issue just before I went on maternity leave, and I know he’ll do a great job in this new position too! Welcome back, Pei!

Aimee

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Hello–I’m baaaaack!

Hello everyone!

Aimee here–I’m back from maternity leave! I left in a bit of a hurry last year. On Friday, November 25, I was tidying my office at the end of the day and a thought passed through my mind–what if this is the last time I’m cleaning my office before I’m gone? This place is a mess! 

But I was hungry (very pregnant and very hungry) and I didn’t want to think about the possibility of not being back on Monday, so I pushed that thought out of my head.

Well, that night my partner John and I went to the movies. And after the movie was over, I stood up and felt a kind of popping. That was my water breaking. So I didn’t make it back to work after all!

I did return on Monday morning, baby in tow, just to welcome Janice (we were supposed to start training that day) and let everyone know a few basic things before I went back home again, but that was the beginning of maternity leave!

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed so quickly. Now I’m back in the thick of things, working on two publications and preparing to start a new phase of the Labrador Image Identification and Dissemination Initiative with Pei. (He’s coming back–yay!). Tabea is here with me, and she’s digging into new work too. It’s good to be back.

I’ve spent the first few days assessing what’s been done, what needs to be done, etc. While it is hard leaving work for a year, it’s also a great chance when I return to come back with fresh ideas, re-assess everything, see things that need to be changed, etc.

Anyway, it’s back to work for me!!

Aimee

My phone isn’t working properly (it’s got too many photos on it) so I can’t show you a picture of Maggie right now for cuteness, but here’s me and Tabea on my first day back:

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CNA Multicultural Day

Today was Multicultural Day at the College of the North Atlantic here in Goose Bay, and we were invited to attend along with other community organizations. Pei, our Folklore Master’s Co-op student, also had a table to represent China. It was a lot of fun! The students completed a scavenger hunt (it involved asking us questions and reading the materials at our booths) and had a Northern Games competition. Here are some photos Pei took from the event.

Thanks to the College of the North Atlantic for inviting us! We had a great time talking with the students about Them Days (and about China!). Also, kudos to whomever made the tea biscuits and toutons, because they were delicious.

Aimee

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