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Not Too Long Ago: Stories of a Traditional Way of Life
Edited by Garry Cranford

Not Too Long Ago: Stories of a Traditional Way of Life Edited by Garry Cranford

Paperback, 221 pages
Pub Date: March 2012
ISBN-10: 1-926881-68-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-926881-68-3

Price: CDN$19.95

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Book Description
Not Too Long Ago is back by popular demand in this newly revised and expanded edition! In this volume, today's senior citizens talk about some of the more exciting and memorable moments of their lives growing up in Newfoundland and Labrador. Read these richly detailed biographies, and meet:

Charlie Bown — Bell Island Miner
Arthur Clarke — Ambulance Driver
Howard Elliott — Big Game Outfitter
Margaret Giovannini — Outport Nurse
Gordon Lannon — Train Conductor
Howard Lethbridge — Trapper
Jack May — Lighthouse Keeper
Frank Mercer — Newfoundland Ranger
Florence Michelin — Grenfell Nurse
George Snow — Lumberman
Hubert Waterman — Twillingate Fisherman
Millie Young — Port au Port Midwife

. . . and many more who share experiences from various walks of life: true stories of shipwrecks and sailors, moonshine and home remedies, the seal fishery, the 1959 Badger riot, and young men and women who survived the 1929 Burin tidal wave, who cooked on the Labrador, and who marched off to war.

About the Author
Garry Cranford was born in Markland, Trinity Bay, and grew up in Buchans (Central Newfoundland) and New Harbour (Trinity Bay).

A proactive campaigner for the preservation of this province’s culture and heritage, Garry Cranford is author, co-author, and editor of many non-fiction books dealing with the history of Newfoundland and Labrador, including Norma & Gladys, The Buchans Miners, Potheads & Drumhoops, From Cod to Crab, Tidal Wave, Not Too Long Ago, Our Lives, and Sea Dogs & Skippers.

He has two children, Justin and Jerry, and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Grace, and lives in St. John’s with his wife, Margo.


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