- Gerry Boudreau, Interviewee
- Naomi Balla-Boudreau, Interviewer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- Video recordings
- Video Interview with Gerry Boudreau.
- Date of Original
- February 1, 2006
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 46.16682 Longitude: -77.79951
- Head, Clara and Maria Public LibraryEmail
Chapter 1 Earliest Memories
Content: Easter, black sheep, ate grass too short, wool.
Chapter 2 Animals on the Farm
Content: livestock, chores, father worked in winter, kittens born in house, house badly built, made their own fun.
Chapter 3 Different Kind of Life
Content: Farming, Depression, no hydro until 1950, outhouses.
Chapter 4 Boudreau House
Content: House appearance, divide of rooms, fires in winter.
Chapter 5 Sliding
Content: Where they would slide, people who would slide, skating, no adults.
Chapter 6 Money Scarce
Content: Losing Money, collecting money.
Chapter 7 Grandparents
Content: Boudreau grandparents, homestead, cookies under bed, house fire.
Chapter 8 Big Lake Demoine
Content: Boudreau Grandparents when they had kids were on this property on the Quebec side.
Chapter 9 School
Content: Teachers, discipline, French not taught in school.
Chapter 10 Church
Content: Tolerance, winter church and sleigh horses, summer picnics.
Chapter 11 Keeping things Cold
Content: Ice House, Milk House, making cream, learning to drive a team of horses.
Chapter 12 Water
Content: Road used to flood, had to walk on railway trellis to school, parents didn’t worry, built a raft, canoe, fishing.
Chapter 13 Surviving With Nearly Nothing
Content: Widows, raising kids, good food.
Chapter 14 Deep River
Content: Closed community.
Chapter 15 Father O’Brien
Content: Church groups, priests, asking permission to work Sunday’s, Bishop’s visit, confirmations, organ player, mass changing from Latin to English.
Chapter 16 Memorable People
Content: Cowboys, gypsies, Natives.
Chapter 17 Trapping
Content: Learning to trap, trapping Mink, Otter slides.