Missouri 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 50s

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PLACE OF BIRTH: Kansas City, Missouri

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: church lecturer

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: Louis Colaianni

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m a lector at my church.  Maybe I, I read about once a month, an’ I also read at another church, w– on the third Sunday of the month.   And, um, it’s something that I very much enjoy, an’ look forward to.  An’ it takes a lot of preparation, rehearsal for your readings.  And, um, you’re … it’s your re– it’s really your responsibility to, to help the assembly understand the readings. I have some friends, that live very close.  And they got a cat, about a year and a half ago.  And I was kind of against this, them getting a cat, because I, I don’t know why, but I just was kind of against it.  But then when I met their cat, which they named Emma, I fell in love with her.   An’ I think a lot of her, and I am her regular babysitter, or cat-sitter [laughs], which I enjoy very much.  She likes to sit on my lap an’ watch television with me, an’ maybe take a nap on my lap.  I live in a high-rise apartment on the twentieth floor of my building, which I very much enjoy, ’s’ there’s a wonderful view.  Can see for miles an’ miles, an’ I enjoy it.  I enjoy the, the height, except when it storms, and then I do not like living on the twentieth floor of my building.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/06/2008

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