Interview with Anne Elias 2.1

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Interview with Anne Elias 2.1


family farms
farm life
water pumps
water wells
root cellars
calves (cattle)
cheese making
dairy products
house chores
salt (seasoning)
horse carts
railroad trains
community life
dance halls
grain elevators
post offices
rail stations
grocery stores







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Kuranicheva, Anna


Elias, Anne

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5.4 Interview with Anne Elias 2.1 2003-091-011 30:22 U12 Local Cultures Elias, Anne Kuranicheva, Anna mp3 2003-091-011.mp3 0 Other audio English 0 Water supply No running water at the farm. Water supply was from the well, or from a pump. family farms ; farm life ; water pumps ; water wells ; waterworks 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 62 Gardening &amp ; food preservation Did your family grow a garden? What did you plant? What kind of vegetables did you have? Who tended the garden? How and where did you store the vegetables? Gardening and planting fruits and vegetables. Children's participation in gardening. Harvesting and storage of fruits and vegetables. beans ; beets ; carrots ; cellars ; cucumbers ; gardening ; gardens ; garlic ; harvesting ; jars ; onions ; peas ; planting ; potatoes ; pumpkins ; root cellars ; root vegetables ; turnips ; vegetables ; weeds 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 183 Foodways &amp ; Household Duties/Chores How did you preserve fruit, vegetables? Did you mother (and others who cooked) use recipes? What chores were you responsible for as a child? Your parents? What did you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner? What time of the day did they come? Who prepared them? Who helped? (e.g., older sister, brother) Were there any differences between girls and boys? How did you preserve meat? Dairy products? Eggs? What did you do with the milk you had? What food was family’s favorites? What did you cook from milk? Were Sunday meals special? Describe them. Talk about preservation and cooking meat, mild, eggs, fruits and vegetables. Using recipes or not for cooking. Household duties and chores for cooking and other household commitments. Parents and children (boys vs. girls) responsibilities. Specific meals and their time within a day. Favorite meals, Sunday meals. bacon ; brynza ; canned vegetables ; cottage cheese ; nachynka ; Paska (Easter cake) ; perohy ; sauerkraut ; toasts baking ; breads ; breakfasts ; calves (cattle) ; canning ; cattle ; cellars ; cheese making ; chickens ; cooked food ; cooking ; cucumbers ; dairy products ; dinners ; eggs ; fruits ; geese ; grains ; home cooking ; house chores ; lunches ; meals ; meats ; obligation ; onions ; pancakes ; pickles ; pickling ; recipes ; salt (seasoning) ; spices ; sugar ; wood 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 946 Fasting Did your family fast? When? For how long? What did you eat while fasting? Did you fast on Fridays? Wednesdays? Fasting traditions at a farm, and later during independent life. Specific food for fasting. Cheating fasting as children, fasting at a certain time: before big church holidays, like Christmas and Easter. One-day fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays. Changing fasting tradition when getting married and changing denomination. Contentedness and disconnectedness of fasting to attending a church. Roman-Catholic fasting Fridays Christmas ; Easter ; fasting ; meats 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1073 Transportations How often did your family travel? That I can't say that we did. You know, outside of going to visit one of my uncles who lived maybe 20 miles away, and other one about 30 miles away, that was the extend of our travelling, and going into town, that was it. How often did you go to town? I suppose ... mother needed it maybe once a week, maybe, yeah, well. She goes to sell her eggs and milk, so that, you know, maybe once a week, so. Milk wasn't once a week... I really don't recall ... how often these people bought milk, or cream. Cream, we used to take cream into town, and that was probably did every two or three days, not to go to a big shopping center, just a small town where a train goes through, where to put your cream on train to Edmonton. And how did they get to the train and town? Had a horse and buggies. Horses, team of horses, I guess. I think we also had a buggy, with a one horse. I do quite remember. Talk about family travels from their farm within the community or outside. Travels to visit family members, to sell farm products, and to make purchases. buggies ; eggs ; horse carts ; horses ; milk ; railroad trains ; selling ; sleds ; travel 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1206 Services and businesses in the community Talk about various services and businesses available in the community. They include: stores, school, post-office, community halls, railway station, elevators, hotels, restaurants, and rooms for rent for travelers. beers ; communities ; community centers ; community life ; dance ; dance halls ; elevators ; grain elevators ; halls ; hotels ; post offices ; rail stations ; restaurants ; schools 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 53.71686, -111.75181 17 locality: Two Hills, Alberta 53.73346, -111.86852 17 locality: Kaleland, Alberta 1398 Purchases and shopping What did you buy? Well.., when we were kids, candies naturally were very important, that was our big priority. But on manshop there were staples, like salt, pepper, and sugar, you know, and... I suppose some canned fruits now and then, and probably, tomatoes. And many many staples, even meats like baloney, and maybe sausages or something like that. But you didn't buy it, right, as you had yours? Well, we had our own meats, but as I said baloney, that was different type of meat, you know (laughing), 25 cents a pound, I think (laughing). That always tasted very-very good, you know, in comparison what we had at the farm, a meat that was really good ones! (laughing) ... And, basically, as I said, we had our own eggs, our own milk, and, you know, cheese, and stuff like that, so.. what they bought that was staples that we did not have at a farm. Talk about various goods that have been purchased outside of the farm, such as sweets for children, canned fruits, processed meat, spices, and non-food: clothing, shoes, boots. Best place for shopping was Vegreville, about 30 miles away from the farm. baloney ; canned fruits boots ; buying ; candies ; cheese ; clothing ; clothing stores ; coats ; eggs ; grocery stores ; machine shops ; meats ; milk ; peppers ; purchasing ; retail stores ; salt (seasonings) ; sausages ; shoes (footwear) ; staples ; sugar ; tomatoes 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 53.50015, -112.05182 17 locality: Vegreville, Alberta 1524 Making clothes at home The interviewee's mother used to make clothing by her own, and tried to attract her children to that, but they did not pick this up. clothing ; sewing 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta 1540 House and Outbuildings Our home was two room house. One part was kitchen and a bed open-up. And the other room was two beds in it, basically. I've already forgotten if there were any cupboards there. It must be something, but I don't remember. Talk about house structure, layout, building materials, heating system, number of rooms, and furniture in it. peryna bedrooms ; beds ; building materials ; chairs ; cupboards ; dressers (furniture) ; furniture ; heaters ; heating equipment ; house building ; house types ; houses ; logs (building materials) ; pillows ; plastics ; rooms ; stoves ; tables (furniture) 53.532689, -113.506362 17 Interview location: Edmonton, Alberta No transcript. audio 0



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