Mississippi 10

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 87

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/04/1929

PLACE OF BIRTH: Clarksdale, Mississippi

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: retired teacher

EDUCATION: master’s degree

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject lived in Fort Worth, Dallas, New Orleans, and Memphis but grew up in Clarksdale, which is where she was living at the time of this interview.

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RECORDED BY: Mendy McMasters

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/10/2016

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Clarksdale was in its heyday. When, wonderful businesses, all over town. I’d go to Marian Parlor for maybe an ice cream cone. One dip was a nickel in those days. And the picture show was right next door, which cost 11 cents, so if I had that in my pocket, I might spend the afternoon at the movies. We called it the picture show in those days, but the picture show was wonderful, especially on Saturdays, when we had a feature and we had two serials, one maybe Flash Gordon and one maybe Dick Tracy. I can’t remember back too far, but we kept up with those, and that gave us material to imagine. We just had such vivid imaginations that we carried those serials through a whole week of play-time.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Mendy McMasters

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/10/2016

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