Interview with Andy Cylurik 1.1

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Title

Interview with Andy Cylurik 1.1

Subject

birthplaces
local identity
mail
occupations
presentation of self
railway mail cars
schools
cars (automobiles)
carts
childhood
childhood memories
cigarettes
crops
family stories
personal experience stories
sleighs
smoke
spanking
transportation
wagons
family farms
immigration stories
foodways
Christmas
grocery stores
ritual meals
fasting
milling
boots
catalogs
clothing
coveralls
department stores
purchasing
shoes (footwear)
cattle
canola oil
coffees
sugar
teas
chopping (manufacturing processes)
chores
farm chores
house chores
wood
churches
house building
interior design
religious art
Easter eggs
churches
ethnic identity
ethnic stereotyping
religious identity
Russian Orthodox Church
Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Date

2003-03-11

Format

audio

Identifier

2003-091-018

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Kuranicheva, Anna

Interviewee

Cylurik, Andy

OHMS Object Text

5.4 Interview with Andy Cylurik 1.1 2003-091-018 30:45 U2 Local Cultures Cylurik, Andy Kuranicheva, Anna mp3 2003-091-018.mp3 0 http://206.12.88.230:8080/lcp/2003/2003-091-018.mp3 Other audio English 0 Identity Andy was born in 1914 in Warwick near Vegreville (17 km North). Moved to Elphinstone in Manitoba in 1919, and came back to Two Hills in 1921/22. Finished school at grade 12. Worked as a rail-mail clerk for the federal government, travel across the country by train, first place to visit by work was Prince George. birthplaces ; local identity ; mail ; occupations ; presentation of self ; railway mail cars ; schools 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 53.50015, -112.05182 17 locality: Vegreville, Alberta 53.71686, -111.75181 17 locality: Two Hills, Alberta 54.11687, -112.46863 17 locality: Smoky Lake, Alberta 53.63345, -112.05183 17 locality: Warwick, Alberta 50.53111, -100.32274 17 locality: Elphinstone, Manitoba 50.65817, -99.97297 17 locality: Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba 53.9166, -122.75301 17 locality: Prince George, British Columbia 258 Stories from childhood, before WWII: smoking, weather, and crop failure Smoking with his older brother who just started to go to school (and Andy didn't go to school yet), they found cigarettes in their father's suit-cot in his bedroom. His brother saw horses on the road from upstairs and rushed down with a cigarette in his mouth, and sneaking the cigarette on his way so his father couldn't see it. He never smoked after that. Cold winters in the 1920s, -30/-40 C. In 1931, it was a mild winter and very little snow, and it was very difficult to use any transportation, either snow carts or sleighs, nor cars or wagons. Crop failure in 1926: very dry summer. cars (automobiles) ; carts ; childhood ; childhood memories ; cigarettes ; crops ; family stories ; personal experience stories ; sleighs ; smoke ; spanking ; transportation ; wagons 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 521 Immigration and Settlement Andy's parents came to Canada in 1901 from Ternopil (Western Ukraine), they were already married, and came with their parents (Andy's grandparents). Andy's parents had six children (three boys and three girls) in Canada. Andy is the youngest, and the last survivor in the family. family farms ; family stories ; farming ; farms ; immigration ; immigration stories 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 49.55342, 25.58918 17 locality: Ternopil, Ukraine 643 Foodways Heavy snow in the first week of June in 1930 and potato crop failure. Typical meals: potatoes, perogies (pyrohy), sauerkraut, chicken, cottage cheese. Not much fruit: apples and oranges were bought for Christmas time. Breakfast: leftovers. Dinner (lunch): soup or borshch at home, and sandwiches at school. Supper (dinner): studynets, chicken, nachynka, sauerkraut, holubtsi (cabbage rolls). Christmas Eve meal: twelve dishes - fasting, no meat and no dairy - kutia (poppy seeds and wheat), nachynka, fish (fried), pickled herring, holubtsi, pyrohy. Christmas bread for Christmas Day. Easter meal: about the same as Christmas Day or any other festivities, also paska (Easter bread/cake). Andy's parents were very strict about fasting, they observed Lent: four weeks before both, Christmas and Easter. Lent was over on Saturday, and on Easter everyone in the family could eat everything. In 1932, Depression started - no income for the whole year in terms of money, it was difficult to sell animals. Family purchasing at stores. borshch ; cottage cheese ; Depression ; holubtsi ; kutia ; nachynka ; paska ; pyrohy ; sauerkraut ; studynets ; twelve dishes apples ; breads ; breakfasts ; chicken ; chickens ; Christmas ; crops ; dinners ; dried fruits ; Easter ; fasting ; fishes ; flour ; fruits ; grocery stores ; herring ; Lent ; lunches ; meals ; milling ; oranges ; peppers ; potatoes ; purchasing ; ritual meals ; salt (seasonings) ; sandwiches ; soups ; sugar ; wheat 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1191 Clothing Clothing, as well as groceries, was purchased at department stores or mostly ordered from Eaton’s catalogs. Type of clothing and shoes/boots to wear for different seasons. Eaton's boots ; catalogs ; clothing ; coveralls ; department stores ; felt ; purchasing ; shoes (footwear) 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1369 Cattle Story about uncle Stanley and his cattle in the early 1930s. Depression cattle ; family stories 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1423 Foodways-2 Food to purchase. No coffee at stores, they made their own coffee - from roasted wheat. canola oil ; coffees ; purchasing ; sugar ; teas 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1475 Household Duties/Chores Children chores were herding cows, teenager - chopping wood. chopping (manufacturing processes) ; chores ; farm chores ; house chores ; wood 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1520 House decorations Talk about house decorations obrazy churches ; house building ; interior design ; religious art 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1667 Arts and Crafts Talk about doing arts or crafts in the family: Easter eggs Easter eggs 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1727 Religious Life Andy's family attended Roman Catholic Church, and it conflicted their religious and ethnic identities. Poles ; Russians ; Ukrainians churches ; ethnic identity ; ethnic stereotyping ; religious identity ; Russian Orthodox Church ; Ukrainian Orthodox Church 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta No transcript. audio 0

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