My Life For What It’s Worth : Growing up on Twillingate island. Early life in the Outports. First Edition, Signed

By: COLBOURNE, Lloyd

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COLBOURNE, Lloyd. My Life For What It’s Worth [front covers adds subtitle: : Growing up on Twillingate island. Early life in the Outports. (St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador : DRC Publishing, 2014). First Edition. Pp (4),5- 239,(1). With 26 b&w photos in the text. 8vo, photo-illustrated red cardcovers. " I was always a bit skeptical about the Heavens, and the Earth being created in only six days anyway. In my later days at Sunday School I said so. My teacher, Mrs. Pennell, tried to change my mind by giving me a smack in the head with a rolled up Easter Special Service program. It was to fix my skepticism and my heresy. The whack was to knock some sense into my head, she explained. My only crime was my choice of words not my thesis. I had casually expressed the opinion that I thought that God, the poor bugger, needed a rest, of at least one day, after all that work. She agreed with myobservation, but took a strong exception to “the poor bugger”. Thus the kn ock." Excerpt from Page 119 on rear cover. Chapters : 1. War Years; 2. Growing Up; 3. Ready for School ; 4. Early School Days; 5. A Time of War; 6. USInvasion [by the American Coast Guard and its Quonset huts]; 7. Troubled T imes; 8. Bad News; 9. Dark Days; 10. Life Goes On; 11. Feeling My Oats; 12.A Day of Rest; 13. Coping with Crises; 14. Welcomed Spring; 15. Turning Po int; 16. Close Call; 17. A Good Shot; 18. The Last Straw; 19. Politics; 20.Looking Up; 21. The Letter; 22. The Trolley; 23. Reluctant Visit; 24. Reve lations. Very good. Signed, with inscription, by Colbourne on the title-page. 20.00

Title: My Life For What It’s Worth : Growing up on Twillingate island. Early life in the Outports. First Edition, Signed

Author Name: COLBOURNE, Lloyd

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Outport Publishing, St. John’s, 2014, ISBN:1926689798:

Seller ID: 113040

Keywords: NEWFOUNDLAND OUTPORTS BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY CANADA CANADIAN LOCAL SOCIAL HISTORY,