Missouri 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 16

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1984

PLACE OF BIRTH: Portsmouth, Virginia

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject was born in Virginia but raised primarily in the St. Peters, Missouri, area.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Shawn M. Muller and Tim Hansen

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/09/2000

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Um, I remember: OK, my childhood.  I remember this is one thing that sticks out a lot.  Um, me an’ my brother — he’s 18 now — we were playing in my room.  An’ my mom an’ dad had a bunch of friends over, an’ family an’ stuff.  An’ we were bored, ’cause, you know, it’s not fun with a buncha adults when you’re little.  So we were playing in my brother’s room, an’ we were jumpin’ on the bed.  At first of all we were jumpin’, then, you know, we’d stand by the side of it an’ have the other one push on the bed ’n’ see how far you could bounce back.  Well, yeah, um, I was standing on the side of the bed, an’ wasn’t ready, an’ my brother pushed me, an’ I hit my head on the frame of the bed, an’ I got stitches in my forehead.  You can still see the scar to this day.  Last year I was in Greater Tuna, an’ this year I’m in the “Complete Works of William Shakespeare.”  Oh, it was — it w–, since it’s my first experience, it was pretty fun.  I mean, I, I was expecting it to be really hard, but everyone made it pretty easy.  ’Cause we all get along, so, it was fun.  In my first show, I’m, I’m … I had a good experience, so I’m gonna keep doin’ it.  It was great.  I love it.  I feel so, um, I love it.  I woke up, splashed my face, took a shower, ate breakfast, mm, came to school.  First hour, oh, zero hour, zero hour, have to be here at 6:20.  I don’t like zero hour.  Oh, we watched a movie about, uh, segregation, an’ it was the Montgomery bus boycott, an’ that pretty much put me in a better mood the whole day, ’cause it showed everything.  An’, so … but I’m gonna — I’m cheerin’ up, because I’m goin’ to a birthday party this weekend, so …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/2008

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

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

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