Clyde River Notes: The Facebook and Twitter of the Past

When I read the series of notes from the following newspaper clippings from the late 1920s, it makes me think of our current times where we capture little snippets of personal news on our Facebook statuses and Twitter feeds; however, in those days, they published the little notes the following week in the newspaper. Scrapbooks were like current day internet servers that stored the information, so we could later search these books and enjoy the little tweets from the past. I find myself looking for the “like” button. Enjoy.

Clyde River & Vicinity

The school is progressing favorably under the skillful training of Lee Darrach.

Miss Laura Livingston spent Easter at her home in Clyde River.

Miss Irene MacFadyen has returned from attending the Short Course in Charlottetown.

Miss Mabel and Mildred Auld spent the holidays at their home.

Mrs. Jack Darrach has returned home after spending a few days in Bonshaw.

On Friday evening, March 22nd, the Y.P.S. of the Presbyterian Church were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Hyde.

Messrs. Bill and Calvin MacKinnon, Canoe Cove, were recent visitors to Clyde River.

Friends of Mr. James Livingston are glad to know he is improving after his recent illness.

Mr. Collie Darrach, Canoe Cove, was a recent visitor to Clyde River.

Mr. Louis MacPhee returned last week from a business trip to Strasbourg, Saskatchewan.

Miss Edith Livingston, who has been visiting friends in Charlottetown, is receiving a cordial welcome home.

We are glad to see Mr. Jack Cameron out again after having been confined to the house with an attack of the grippe.

Messrs. Gordon Jewell and Clayton Stevenson, North River, were visitors to Clyde River on Sunday.

Mr. Ernest Howard, a former resident of Clyde River, who for a number of years resided in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is visiting friends and relatives on the Island.

Mrs. James Livingston entertained delightfully on Thursday evening at her cosy home on Baltic Avenue, in honour of her daughter, Miss Edith, whose birthday it was. The evening passed very pleasantly with music and singing.

Then as now, we seem to have the desire to capture the little moments of life among breaking-news headlines, maybe as a reminder of how we lived our lives from day to day. I am reminded of the saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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  1. Janet MacQuarrie on April 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Vivian,
    What a wonderful website – kudos to you!! It was great talking with you the other evening and I look forward to seeing many interesting items on the site.
    Can you tell me where I can purchase the Clyde River book? I like to have them in my collection.
    I am also enjoying the new site put up by UPEI. My Mom and Dad are both on it being interviewed by Dutch Thompson. What a treasure it is to hear my Dad talk about his life! If you are interested they are Ross and Jean Down.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. clyderiver on April 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Janet;

    Great to hear from you. Here is the contact to order a book – Emily Bryant –

    I will definitely check the interview on the Island Lives site. The site is a wonderful treasure. Please email me Florence’s email address when you get a chance – as I would like to follow up on some of her research.


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