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Bygone days : folklore, traditions & toenails

Title
Bygone days : folklore, traditions & toenails / Reginald "Dutch" Thompson.
Author
Thompson, Reginald,
Publication
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island : The Acorn Press, 2019.

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Details

Description
[xiv], 286 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates; 23 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Anecdotes.
  • History.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Issued also in electronic format.
Call Number
JFE 21-304
ISBN
  • 9781773660370
  • 1773660373
Author
Thompson, Reginald, author.
Title
Bygone days : folklore, traditions & toenails / Reginald "Dutch" Thompson.
Publisher
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island : The Acorn Press, 2019.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
"Reginald - better known as 'Dutch' - Thompson is a multi-faceted storyteller with unforgettable voices - those of Roy from Murray Harbour North, Adelaide from Bunbury, Gus from Chepstow, and countless others - to tell the stories of the Bygone days in Prince Edward Island [sometimes NS, too]. Stories that, without Dutch's talent and care, might be remembered only by family and close friends or lost altogether. Remember when the train ran from tip to tip and along all the small branches, taking goods, people, and baseball teams to other parts of the Island? How about when ice cream and two pieces of cakes cost 10 cents at White's Ice Cream Parlour on Kent Street? When lobster was not the gourmet's delight it is now and the backs were used to fertilize the crops? That butchering the pig before a full moon will mean less fat on the meat? Or that it was bad luck to cut your nails on Sundays. From CBC Radio to the pages of this book, you'll hear Dutch's voice encouraging these informative, illuminating, poignant, and hilarious stories from the minds and hearts of Maritimers born between 1895 and 1925, almost as if they were all still here and telling them to you. Reginald 'Dutch' Thompson has worked in film theatre television and radio but his true love is collecting stories and memories from the bygone days in the Maritimes. His 900 recorded hours of oral history and folklore led to a 27 year and counting column on CBC radio and numerous heritage awards. He lives in a 170 year old house in Bunbury, Prince Edward Island."-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Formats
Issued also in electronic format.
Local Note
TRANSCRIPTION OF COLLECTED ORAL HISTORY, MEMORIES OF FOLKS BORN BETWEEN 1890 & 1925.
Other Form:
Online version: Thompson, Reginald. Bygone days. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island : The Acorn Press, 2019 1773660381 9781773660387 (OCoLC)1110185056
Research Call Number
JFE 21-304
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