May I introduce to you our most recent special publication, Snowblind and Seal Finger. It’s a revised and expanded edition of the 1998 publication (which is so rare, we didn’t have one in the office until someone bought a used one and donated it to us). It’s all about early health care, home remedies, and medical stories. Right now, it’s only available through Them Days, as we haven’t sent it out to retailers yet, so come on over to our office or our website and buy it! This is not one of the regular magazines, so if you’re a subscriber, it won’t come in the mail automatically.
Category Archives: Alicia
Well today, myself, Aimee, Alicia, & Daphne came to work wearing something black and white. None of us knew exactly, that we’d be wearing something the same colors lol. I’ve decided to get our photo taken to blog, seeing I never blogged in a while. Seems like, most days a couple of us will be wearing something similiar 🙂
Myself, Aimee, Alicia, & Wallace went to the Military Museum today. What an adventure! I’ve never been to a museum before, so it was quite joyful for me 🙂 Never expected to see what I did see though. I love learning about the war, and this was definitely the place to go! I enjoyed seeing the old flight suits, didn’t think they’d look like that to be honest.
This is a bit of a guest post today…Alicia, one of our former co-workers here at Them Days (we miss you very much!) e-mailed me some photos of the grade eight Heritage Fair projects. Her daughter is in grade eight, so she got to see them all.
(Oh, if anybody involved with the Heritage Fairs is reading this, I would LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEE to be a guest judge for these sometime!)
Alicia says “There was a great mixture of projects there…All around, the kids did a great job with their research topics and it was evident that Them Days magazines was a big part of that!”
Awww…*blush* that is so great to hear!
I knew Heritage Fair time was coming up because we had some people come in to do research, including a couple of students who came here of their own volition–on a SNOW DAY!–and did some digging in the magazine back issues and archives. It’s rare to see students do their own research these days, so I was really excited when they came in!
So without further ado, here are a selection of projects from the 2014 Heritage Fair:
(The theme of the fair this year is “Growing up in Them Days.”)
Alicia says the students were very knowledgeable and talkative, and it was a pleasure to be there and talk to them.
Saturday started out snowy and rainy (not great for the yard sale I had) but the day turned into a gorgeous sunny day. Not too warm because of a brisk breeze, but comfortable and bright. Perfect day for a barbecue to celebrate our Grand River issue.
Unfortunately, our barbecue was on Sunday! Which was, of course, wet and cold with a snow/rain/sleet mix, coupled with strong winds. Not so great for a barbecue! (I wore my brightest colours to will the weather away, without any luck.) But we decided to go ahead and have it anyway. Our intrepid barbecuers (Morgon and Jos) set up a tarp, tent-style, and grilled despite strong winds sometimes snuffing out their fires! And the rest of us stayed inside and stayed warm with tea, coffee, hot dogs and hamburgers! (And Ikea lingonberry [redberry] juice.)
Clarice Blake Rudkowski, former Them Days Board member and driving force behind the special issue, read from the issue.
Clarice, you really looked fabulous, and I liked your choice of piece. And of course, what you had to say about it as well!
I think we would have had a huge crowd if the weather had cooperated, but what can you do! We had a full house anyway, large enough for the indoor event. We brought out a ton of chairs from the reading room, plus the couch and loveseat that are already out front, and most people had to stand. It was a nice mix of our regulars, plus new faces.
A few of our other contributors came by as well, but they slipped away before I could get a photo with them. 😦 Next time!
And then we had a special little visitor…
All in all, a good time, and a bright spot in an otherwise very grey day! Thanks for coming out, everyone!
We have a third person working in the office for the next 14 weeks. Alicia Elson is our Project Assistant for the Grand River special issue. If her name seems familiar, that’s probably because she worked at the local paper for awhile! It’s been really great having Alicia here, and she’s been doing tons of research into the river’s past in the archives and out in the field.
So welcome to the office, Alicia! It’s been wonderful having you around!