Did you ever wash the fish off -- or did you-?
Bride Fitzgerald: Washed it, no, I washed it out in the
morning because we had to carry it out ... take it out of the puncheons
and wash it out and lay it away all day and all night -- and all that
morning 'til the next morning [when] we'd carry it out, then it'd be- all
the water and everything would be drained off of it hey? ... It'd be
better, it wouldn't be so heavy.
MF: ... So your brothers would carry it into the big store ...
BF: Yeah, to salt it, my mother used to salt it
MF: Oh- ok, she was the salter eh? So she knew how to salt?
BF: Oh my gosh, I'm telling you! And they had hard times making fish --
cause it's not like the years now. Do you know what I mean to say now --
we had a -- hot weather -- used to have hot weather, burn the fishes, pick
the fish up -- my blessed Lord! -- quintals and quintals of fish used to be
split up with the sun -- [MF: It was so hot eh] Yes, it would split the
fish right open. [MF: Jeepers] Yes boy, I'm telling you.
MF: What was that called -- does that ... have a name or anything?
BF: ... Sunburned fish they used to call it, yeah sunburned. That's
what they used to call it.