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.”