Alvin Bryan

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    Introduction
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    Talks about losing everything in a house fire, pictures etc
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    Father went back to Ireland and brought back a black stick
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    Spinning wheel used to make yarn back in the day, up in the loft also lost in the fire, mat frames.
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    John Thomas Bryan was the smartest one, William Brian Building houses in the states (real estate)
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    Why the Bryan's left Ireland - He married someone who was not in his class. Amelia Evans (commoner) . He went to New York then PEI. Talks about his brother John. Talks about Bryant's wealth, the Bryan surname not being changed.
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    Talks about his father being a great storyteller. Discusses how his grandparents/parents met - tea party (Henry Bryan). Speaks about the basket tradition 00:08:11-00:09:42- Talks about Marriages in his family, who they married and where they met.
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    Talks about Marriages in his family, who they married and where they met. Talks about his father going to boston and his job on the ice team.
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    Removing a house, horses could not budge. Recalls the story of this event
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    Bride family died from TB, tells a story that his father told him, that was why they moved the house
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    Tells of how he is very superstitious and tells what superstitions he follows/believes
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    Speaks of Ms. Campbell saying grace before every meal, bryan's scattered out to different areas. Bryan's were great storytellers, great entertainers
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    speaks about the Parish belonging to bloomfield. The anglican has been there for a long time
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    Clergyman were really important, times were hard, no one had any money. They just farmed and cleared land , lived. Recalls a Senator giving a calf to be milk
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    Mention of the landlord [Woberton] who they bought the place from
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    tells a story about John Bryan's son Hughe, hard work that the men did, no arranged marriages
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    Speaks about Key superstition again and other superstitions . His father would not start anything on friday. Talks about their practices - not doing anything on sunday - playing outside, picking beans, cleaning chicken.
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    Talks about the old lady Mrs.Bryan , she was very religious and counted every word in the bible.
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    They did not believe in ghost stories, could not stare them. Did not believe in any evil
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    Original House, where it was built , talks about dad in his young days catching bears. Recalls a story of a prank his dad pulled dressing up as bear. Talks about the first road and his dad building a trap to catch the bear
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    Recalls the story of a Mrs. Rafty
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    Tape Ends