Interview with Anne Kotyk 1.3

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Title

Interview with Anne Kotyk 1.3

Subject

baptism
rites of passage
health
folk medicine
childbirth
weddings

Description

1923-1928 Gardenton MB (farm); 1928 Rycroft AB (farm); 1928-1939 Silverwood AB (farm); 1939-2003 Rycroft AB ?

Date

2003-08-08

Format

audio

Identifier

2003-091-195

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Kuranicheva, Anna

Interviewee

Kotyk, Anne

OHMS Object Text

5.4 Interview with Anne Kotyk 1.3 2003-091-195 16:27 U1 Local Cultures baptism rites of passage health folk medicine childbirth weddings Kotyk, Anne Kuranicheva, Anna mp3 2003-091-195.mp3 0 http://206.12.88.230:8080/lcp/2003/2003-091-195.mp3 Other audio English 0 Wedding meals, moonshine It was a typical Ukrainian wedding. They built a pich (oven). They had kolachi on the table and had Ukrainian foods. They received gifts for the wedding. There was moonshine. Anne is telling a story about moonshine, the father was caught and had to pay a fine. They discuss this and other stories about moonshine in greater detail. They are talking about their weddings in the area as well as about the wedding between different nationalities. moonshine ; weddings 334 When a new baby was born, baptism, godparents When a new baby was born you were not allowed to be close even, the children used to go to the neighbour. When they came back in the morning the mother was with a kid. They did not talk about where the kid came from. All children were baptized. They were in the Greek Orthodox church. The priest would come to the house to baptize a baby. Anne tells about baptism she witnessed at the age of about thirty. Newborn children had to be baptized within a year. baptism ; godparents ; newborn infants 568 Funeral, medicine, remedy, doctors, hospitals Anne does not remember funerals. Anne says: &quot ; If we had a cold sometimes they get us to drink a teaspoon of coal oil.&quot ; Anne does not remember getting sick. Anne is mentioning some more remedies. They used wormwood (polyn) to cure an upset stomach. Nobody went to a doctor unless someone broke a foot or something. A doctor used to come to school. They had a phone in Woking, it was 3 miles away, closer then Silverhood by they had to cross a river. They could call a doctor on this phone. The happiest time was when the neighbours' kids would come to play. Then they had to separate the cattle. They were playing and picking strawberries. Anne went to work when she was fifteen. She did housework and in the evening she had to milk cows. folk medicine ; hospitals 1923-1928 Gardenton MB (farm) ; 1928 Rycroft AB (farm) ; 1928-1939 Silverwood AB (farm) ; 1939-2003 Rycroft AB ? No transcript. audio 0 https://localcultures.ukrfolk.ca/ohms/render.php?cachefile=

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“Interview with Anne Kotyk 1.3,” Local Cultures, accessed June 15, 2021, https://localcultures.ukrfolk.ca/items/show/424.