Ohio 9

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 51

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/09/1965

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cincinnati

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: administrative assistant

EDUCATION: high school

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS: none

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: none

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RECORDED BY: Mary C. Coy

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/05/2016

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

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have lived there all my life. I have four siblings. I am the youngest — have three brothers and a sister. I have been married for 26 years. I am in the church choir. I love reading. I have a dog that I love, and love to travel, as long as it’s not flying. Charleston, South Carolina, is my favorite place. I’ve been to Montana; Key West, Florida, is where I honeymooned with my husband. I am an administrative assistant for an insurance / financial advisor. I’ve been with him for 29 years. And in my spare time, I like to craft: uh, both painting, paper crafts, amateur photographer, drawing. I don’t have a lot of spare time, but arts seem to keep me sane. It’s a very comforting thing to do.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Mary C. Coy

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/12/2016

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