Memory Is A Fickle Jade |
Raymond W. Guy
200 pages, 5.5" X 8.5"
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Memory is a Fickle Jade is a collection of essays about
Newfoundland's history from the early 1900s through to the
end of World War II. Much of the history noted here is from
the personal observations of the author, supported by official
documents and news reports of the events. Some of the
topics include William F. Coaker and the rise of the
Fishermen's Protective Union, the power of the Orange
Lodge in rural communities, the Hollis-Walker Inquiry of
1924, the impact of the Depression years, and the Riot of
1932, among others.
Raymond W. Guy was born and educated in Musgrave
Harbour, Newfoundland. He worked in the business and
retail trade of thirty years. In 1940 he went overseas to
serve in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, receiving his
commission as a Sub-lieutenant in April, 1941. At the end of
that year he was promoted to Lieutenant. During the Battle
of the Atlantic, where Mr. Guy served as 1st Lieutenant of
an escort ship, he was mentioned in dispatches. Between
1959 and 1962 Mr. Guy sat in the House of Assembly as
the Member for Grand Falls, following which he returned to
the retail trade. In 1965 he moved to St. John's to work
with the Emergency Measures Organization (E.M.O.). Mr.
Guy retired to Musgrave Harbour in 1977.
Raymond Guy has researched and written essays about
many aspects of Newfoundland's history, some of which can
be found in magazines such as the Newfoundland Quarterly.
In 1971 and 1977 Mr. Guy was awarded first prize in the
History section of the Arts and Letters Competition, and in
1995 his first book From the Straight Shore, was published.