Carefully decorated tea tables were scattered about the Museum’s exhibit gallery for guests to enjoy refreshments and listen to selected readings from the archives and other Museum’s sources on Thursday afternoon, February 18, 2016.
Lynn Marttila read a moving story from the book “Goosegrass and Buttercups”, by D.C Kirk, about a family of early homesteaders at Smith’s Landing (now called Seaford).
Patricia leRoux read some funny Carrington Bay stories from “Carrington Bay’s Early Days (1915-21)”, The Sparrows Remember and The Real “Oldtimers” , by M. McMillan, a story about Joe Gregson. Both the Sparrow and Gregson families were early settlers on Cortes
Lynne Jordan read from a memoir Freddie Smith Remembered, about Freddie’s ‘tobacco’ smoking…. and another about The Mystery of Charlie Houghton Disappearance on Read Island, Christmas Day, 1912.
We had coffee, tea and sweet things, and shared reflections on the hard life of the early settlers and their sense of humour that helped them to cope with harsh living.
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