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“GOOD OLD DAYS OF YORE”

  Mr. Alex A. Parsons, (1848-1932)  in the St. John’s publication Christmas Bells, 1912 took some time to reflect on Christmas “in the good old days of yore.”  He wrote: “It seems to me that people of the present day (1912) do not enter into the spirit of the season as did our ancestors in…

Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Awarded Distinguished University Professorship

(St. John’s, NL – December 13, 2013)  The President of Memorial University, Gary Kachanoski presented the President’s Awards  to the outstanding educators, researchers and staff members for 2013 at Memorial University last night. The president’s awards recognize excellence in teaching, research, service and community service. “Our accomplished recipients have helped students discover their true potential…

“Christmas of Long Ago”

“Christmas of Long Ago” (St. John, NL)  Actor Paul Rowe and musician Allan Byrne have joined forces to develop a Christmas show based solely on archival materials from all across the province. Paul and Allan have done considerable research for this show, having unearthed dozens of poems, recitations, songs and stories written during the 1870s-1940s…

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