Mississippi 12

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 88

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/09/1928

PLACE OF BIRTH: Yazoo, Mississippi

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: owner and operator of a wedding business

EDUCATION: high school

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject has never lived outside Yazoo County.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject was having mild cognitive difficulties during the interview.

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RECORDED BY: Mendy McMasters

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/09/2016

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

… so I had to go ahead and hire people and all that kind of stuff, and me just about broke [laughs]. An’, and so, but, they were wonderful ladies. They loved working in here; they loved helping doing the weddings; they came an’ helped me. I did all the weddings and, I, I mean, I did them right, you know. I got into all that too. An’, an’, I started that, and I married everybody that came in the store. Course I was the only one in town that did back then, 44 years ago, you know? So anyway, that was me.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Mendy McMasters

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/10/2016

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