Missouri 17

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 21

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1980

PLACE OF BIRTH: Smithville, Missouri

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Rob Eigenbrad (on behalf of L. Colaianni)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/03/2001

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TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

A story from my childhood is, um, my grandparents had a farm, and we would often go fishing up at the farm, and one day my dad and my grandpa took me fishing, and I caught a catfish.  And I was probably w– 5 years old at the time.  So I caught the catfish, reeled it in, and Grandpa grabbed the fish.  Took the hook out of its mouth an’ was holding it.  It was pretty good-size fish.  And, um, he was able to squeeze the fish in such a way that the mouth would move;  he could control it.  And Grandpa Al started making the sounds of a fish, and the sounds, you know, like he’s speaking to me.  The fish was saying, you know, [in falsetto] “Sarah, throw me back. Don’t eat me please.”  [Interviewer laughs.]  We didn’t eat the fish, and we threw him back.  I was, um, the kickball champion.  My team was the reigning kickball champion, in first and second grade. I was team captain, and you know …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/06/2008

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