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The Yarns We Had

The Yarns We Had

Flanker Press
Paperback
2013-02-20

1771172207
9781771172202

19.95 CAD

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The Yarns We Had is a collection of stories that were handed down to Cyril W. Greenham by his father, Wilbur Greenham, and grandfather, Andrew (Chum) Greenham. Both men were fishermen and seagoing captains from Notre Dame Bay, and in this collection, they relate the wit and humour of outport Newfoundlanders in the early to mid-twentieth century. On the surface, these oral histories are the lighthearted reminiscences of the fun and mischief these rough-and-ready men and their friends got into after their work was done. Tall tales of moonshine makers dodging the law, devilish pranksters aboard fishing vessels, raucous rows and bawdy misbehaviour in a religious-minded community—this book has it all. However, underneath the comedy, these stories are a reminder of a time when life was difficult and the average family didn’t know if they would survive from one year to the next. People worked hard and had very little money, but despite this, they maintained a sense of humour that, to this day, makes Newfoundland and Labrador one of the most hospitable places in the world.

These anecdotes, many of them quite bawdy, are hilarious; stories of pranks and practical jokes, accidents and misadventures. Greenham relates them all in the same lighthearted way.-- Western Star --
[The Yarns We Had is] a quick read, but the chuckles will last for a long time to come.-- The Compass --
Cyril W. Greenham is a wonderful one to recount a yarn.-- Southern Gazette --
A good read-- PEI Guardian --

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