Mississippi 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 90

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/01/1926

PLACE OF BIRTH: Helena, Arkansas

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: retired

EDUCATION: BA degree from Ole Miss

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

Subject was raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi, but had been living in Memphis, Tennessee, for 60 years at the time of this recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Mendy McMastes

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/10/2016

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Who in the world wrote that [laughing after commenting on her reading of Comma Gets a Cure]?

Living in Memphis? Well, my children were little; I raised my children there, worked in a doctor’s office, and, uh, I just been living in Memphis. I had two boys; I have one now, lost one to cancer, and he has his own business. He — what should I tell her about Buddy? He has a wife and three children; one of them is a veterinary, veterinary doctor in, uh, Mississippi — Meridian, Mississippi. And, uh, one of them, uh, moving back to Memphis to work with her daddy, and, uh, the boy Rimy’s in St. Petersburg. He has his own business. He, he’s a computer genius.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Mendy McMasters

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/10/2016

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