Saturday, December 8, 2007
Memories: Growing Up in Newfoundland
I just finished reading the book, Memories: Growing Up in Newfoundland by Joyce Templeton-Gillett. (ISBN 978-0-9688209-2-6)
Joyce is the youngest daughter of Rev’d Gordon Templeton, Rector of Bay of Islands Parish from 1934 to 1949 - my predecessor 55 by years!
The book contains a semi-continuous collection of memories of Joyce’s ranging from childhood to early adulthood in the Curling and Corner Brook area roughly spanning the period of Rev’d Templeton’s ministry here.
This is a wonderful little book, filled with memorable stories revealing the genuine innocence of the author in her youth, as well as a wonderful mischievous streak.
In addition to offering vignettes into the lives of past residents, her stories gave me some wonderful images of some of my current parishioners in their youth.
A good book any Newfoundlander (especially a Western Newfoundlander) would be delighted to read.
Thank you Joyce.