North Carolina 7

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 34

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1965

PLACE OF BIRTH: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: African-American

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: Pat Toole

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/09/1999

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

There was times when I used to play in the woods with friends of mine. We used to go in and out playing with animals — different types: rabbits, squirrels — and just go hunting sometimes with my family and do outings. I’m outdoors-type person, so things I like to do outdoors is basically hunting, fishing, canoing, white-water rafting, things of that nature. Actually, June 1996 I went on an outing while water rafting with some employees that we used to work for. Summer day, very nice about 8 o’clock in the morning, we went to Virginia to live out there in Virginia, and we rode about a twenty mile river raft, and that was only tubing, and needless to say it was a big experience for me: first time ever rode down in a tube. I enjoyed it the sound of snakes different types of little animals on the side of the books, and first time I ever seen a beaver in my life; you know, it’s like, oh man, this is, this is what nature is all about, you know. This is so beautiful, what God here created, you know, and it’s far beyond to explain, you know, the human nature. If, so if you ever get a chance to go out to the to the woods, if you know strolling on the bank or the river, you know it’s beautiful sights, things to look at, you know. The weather, you know ,sometimes you hit cloudy days. The weather is really beautiful; you enjoy the things that you do. Then we also cooked out, and that was the best part about it. There was so much food and hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue chicken. We just pigged out. You know then we met people from out of town, from different states, and they was the same ages, and that was pretty interesting just to meet them because you know their first time doing something in our state that they enjoyed, and you know just good experience meeting people around the world doing the same type of thing you know, and the people enjoyed, and it really was a great experience.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Geri Lisa Cohen

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