Tennessee 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 50

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1951

PLACE OF BIRTH: Madison, Tennessee (in greater Nashville)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: N/A

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

Subject has always lived in the Madison area.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Patricia Childs

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/06/2001

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

The story is, back when I was livin’ at home ‘ith my mother n’ father, n’ I had two brothers —Mike n’ Pat — an’ on Christmas morning, early Christmas morning, we would wake up early an’ we knew Mother an’ Daddy was in the livin’ room getting’ everything ready for us to come in, but Daddy would hold us; he would keep on tellin’ us, “John, don’t come in yet. It’s, it’s not time; you gotta stay right there.” So’d we’d wait another five or ten minutes, and he’d keep on sayin’, “Naw, we’re not ready yet.” And this would go on, I guess, it seemed like hours, but it’s probably about a half hour or so, an’, uh, finally we wouldn’t be able to stand it, n’ we were just dyin’ to get in there to look at the Christmas presents, an’ so finally he would — he would call us n’ say, “Now y’all c’n come on in.” So we’d run in there, run down the hall n’, n’ look under the Christmas tree, an’ it would always be somethin’ special for us, but the time that he would keep us from comin’ in there n’ keep us excited, that was a stor- … that’s the time I really remember as bein’ a special part of Christmas.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Sandra Lindberg

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/04/2008

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