Duffy, Annie

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    Introduction
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    Most of the old items are gone; the original house is gone. Annie was 20 when her grandmother was 90 so she didn't hear a lot of the stories.
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    Five teachers in her family (aunts and uncles). Also nuns, nurses and farmers. Longevity in the family. Grandmother was her next door neighbour. No major misfortunes- 14 children, 36 grandchildren. Divine providence or just nature?
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    Discusses religion, house renovations. No miracles. Lived as peaceful citizens in Irish community. No animosity except maybe during election night. Discusses alcohol and drinking: free alcohol passed around on election night. Peaceful family, liked cards, chatting, and church.
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    Traditions and customs: Christmas, no Christmas tree just stockings on fireplace. Easter, no candy, just hens eggs. Weddings, morning breakfast after ceremony and party after honeymoon. Baptisms, small ceremony. Annie married in 1930 during the depression.
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    Brother killed on a train. No lotteries, just hard work all the way. Fortunate to have no tragedies. Story of a New Brunswick family's tragic house fire.
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    No superstitions but the family feared bears.