WEALE, David Island Studies No.04
Title: Them Times. 8th pr.
Publisher:  Institute of Island Studies, Charlottetown , 2001, ISBN:0919013155
Seller ID: 72299
WEALE, David. Them Times. Charlottetown : Institute of Island Studies, (2001). Eighth Printing. Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),1-120. Illustrated. 8vo, illustratedgrey card covers. No.4 in the Island Studies series. "Within living memory a revolution has occured in the green and gentle country side of Prince Ed ward Island . Over the past few decades the changes have been so profound that the recent past is now referred to by many as "them times." Based on the popular local CBC Radio series of the same name, Them Times is a collection of historical vignettes depicting Prince Edward Island before and after what some folklorists call 'the break," that early post-World War II periodwhen the twentieth century seemed to hit the Island all at once. David Wea le combines anecdotal reminiscences of Islanders with some of his own musings and observations of a way of life that has all but disappeared." - from the rear cover. An introduction followed by 40 short sections including: InBed with a Brick; Spring Cleaning; Homemade Bread; Molasses; The Christmas Orange; Picking Potatoes; The Death Ship; The Mixed Marriage; Remembering the Sabbath; Soil Sacrament; Islanders and Hippies; Kitchen Table Surgery, The Forge; The Christmas Concert; and Island Zen. Very good. 7.00