CALL NUMBER: T4401:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], [ca. 1969-1972] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alicia Ammon reminisces about her childhood and early life in England; reads the words of two old songs she learned from her mother; describes a music box; recalls practical jokes; talks about exorcised spirits and ghosts. TRACK 2: Alicia Ammon reads "Little Jim"; describes emigration from England after World War I, travelling on the ship "Gross Island" with her three children; trip across Canada to Penticton, B.C.; worked as maternity nurse; after four years in Penticton, moved to Oregon; took up theatre again (as had been involved with theatre in England).
CALL NUMBER: T4401:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], [ca. 1969-1972] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Alicia Ammon recites "The Mistletoe Bough" and "Little Jim" and sings "Gypsy's Warning". Continues reminiscences: to Oregon from Penticton; assembling acting troupe in Oregon; performances; Irish jig episode. Story of son Jack's lost pants. Return to Canada; brother in Kootenays, worked in mine; house in Blackburn; took up nursing again. TRACK 2: Alicia Ammon talks with her son Jack about experiences working in Spencer's store; the Spencer family; Woodward's; Major McGeer; Bank of Commerce anecdote. Life in England during WWI -- husband joined Royal Engineers, Alicia worked at Queen's Hospital in London as maternity nurse. More readings.