Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween

















Halloween

Happy Halloween!  When I was teaching this was one of my favourite days because all kids dressed up for their afternoon Halloween party at school.  All kids from Grade 1 - 6 were excited and my job for the afternoon was to try and photograph all kids in the school.  I usually started with the youngest and worked my way to the oldest.  I don't think I ever got everyone (there were over 700 kids at the time) during the 2 hour session.  When I look back at the photos I get a kick out of them, especially when some of the kids are now finished high school.  They would probably get a kick out of seeing themselves in costume.

The photos I am sharing today were taken in Holyrood and Chapel's Cove in 2002.  Interestingly, I did the same drive last year around Halloween and there were hardly any outside decorations.  I assume the kids in the house are grown and decorating for Halloween is no longer a big deal. 


 The first photo was taken in Chapel's Cove and the trailer that was decorated for Halloween is no longer there and has been replaced by a big house.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grand Falls, 1970's











Grand Falls, 1970's

I lived in Grand Falls in the 1970's and took many, many rolls of black and white film.  In those days I did freelance photography for The Advertiser, the local paper.  I photographed many events in the town and still have most negatives.  A while back I scanned a few of them and thought this would be a good time to share them.

I don't have the specific event but I think that one is a Christmas Concert with performances by St. Catherine's and St. Mike's students. Other photos were taken at a St. Catherine's / St. Mike's Graduation. The photos were taken 40 years ago.  If the kids in the photos were in their mid-to-late teens, they are now now in their mid-to-late 50's.  :)   If you know anyone in the photos, let me know.

I happened upon a car accident on the Trans Canada Highway near Atlantic Building Supplies (not sure if that's the correct name).  I believe this photo was published in the paper.


I also made photos at many hockey games and recently came across this photo of Joe Byrne who posed for a quick photo in the stadium that was later named after him.  I think he was still coaching the Cataracts when this photo was taken. Not sure of the guy with him ... may be Mr. Davis?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wheaton's 4











Wheaton's 4


Today is the last of my current Wheaton's Series.  I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of the items for sale in this interesting store.  LOTS of Christmas, Halloween and Fall items as well as furniture, art, coffees, teas, and a variety of delicious home made fudge.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Wheaton's 3











Wheaton's 3


This morning I have included 2 photos of dolls from Wheaton's store in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, but feel free to check my Blog for 11 images including other Christmas decorations as well as decorative items for your home.

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