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In Memory of my Dad
"My father was a miner, He worked deep underground;
The rush of drams and clanking chains. They were his daily sounds.
He worked so far below the ground. Where coal was hewed by pick,
The work so hard and wages small He didn't dare go sick.
He crawled upon his belly. In drifts so low and narrow,
The wind it whistled down the shaft. It chilled him to the marrow.
He ate his food from a Tommy box, Shaped like a slice of bread,
While squatting down upon the ground, Where spit and crumbs were shed.
His water, it was in a Jack, to wet down clouds of dust,
That gathered daily in his throat and lungs. Where it formed a deadly crust.
We would listen for his footsteps, He then came into sight:
This man, our Dad, as black as black, just like the darkest night;
Right down his back white rivers ran amongst the dirt and grime,
But you cannot wash away blue scars. That you get down the mine.
Years now have passed. My father gone, But I am proud to say,
My Father was a miner, until his dying day."
by William Holden
Llewelyn's collection of books includes the series:
1. Illustrated Diaries about European Budget Short-Break Holidays
2. Photo Albums
3. The Port Hope Simpson Diaries 1969-70
4. Port Hope Simpson Mysteries
5. The Voluntary Service Overseas in Labrador.
6. Travel Handbooks
Llewelyn has worked with The Honourable Canadian Senator William (Bill) Rompkey, on writing the history of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in Labrador.
This is what Bill wrote in his letter to the first get- together of the VSO teachers at Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire 1-3 August 2003,
"...Labrador called to you and we are calling you now. I hope you will do what you can during these few days to fill in the Labrador record with your recollections and reflections. This too will be an important contribution to Labrador history. But mainly I hope you enjoy your time together.
Llewelyn Pritchard has done a remarkable job in bringing you together. He is as shrewd as Holmes and as persistent as Poirot. He could even be a great Canadian! We owe him more than we can say. It's his event and I know it will be successful. All good wishes. Bill Rompkey"
The Port Hope Simpson Diaries 1969 - 70 Vol. 2 Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
The original diaries of Ernie Pritchard - written as a way of helping him adapt to his new surroundings when he was 18 years of age on Voluntary Service Overseas from 1969 to 1970 in Port Hope Simpson, Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada. Now updated with interesting newspaper articles, beautiful photographs, maps and illustrations. Learn what it was like in his own words to spend Christmas 1969 and beyond in the small isolated community on the Labrador coast of Canada...
- Publication Date:
- Dec 03 2011
- 1468020935 / 9781468020939
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage