Times, times, times! has been a challenge to present as the residents have so many great stories of these celebrations. The most common phrase heard throughout the collection process was “Those were the good old days”. In every story that line is supported by the sense that “we were all together then” in a community held together by shared experiences, reliance on each other and a sense of responsibility for the community and each other. We had a grand time collecting the stories and as Mrs. Anne said:”Sure, this was a good old chat”. We hope you enjoyed reading about our memories of those times.
We also want to thank the participants who contributed stories, photos, video or audio to this project. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the individual and collective experiences of the participants and for the Heritage Committee, it was a great opportunity to preserve these times for future generations. Thank you, the reader for assisting us in passing on these stories and thank you to the Virtual Museum of Canada for providing the means to collect and share these stories.
If you would like to read more about times and calendar celebrations in Newfoundland, please connect to these links.
Customs and Traditions
For information on Chin music
To learn more about Simani’s music
To learn more about Buddy Wassisname and the Other Fellows
For a general search on Newfoundland folklore and folklife