Wisconsin 6

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1949

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GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: program assistant

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject’s birthplace is unknown, although she speaks of West Allis and Green Hills, in Wisconsin. She was living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at the time of this recording.

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One of the things I liked, the place that we lived the longest, I was from age 5 until the summer I turned 13. We lived in a part of West Allis that was sort of on the edge. And this was in the fifties, (um) late fifties. An — which, now, you — figure out my age if you wanted to, but anyway, you could go — we lived around a block area that was off of Highway 100, which was the major thoroughfare — before expressways — and you could walk from my house — the equivalent of about three blocks — and you’d go past where the houses were built up, which had lots of kids, and very suburban, very post-World War II — to what we called Green Hills. It had been a farm. We thought it still was farm, just because there was all this greenery. In fact, I shouldn’t even say “we,” because I went up there mostly by myself. I’d walk up, the top of the hill, lay on the grass, and, in the distance ahead that — I didn’t walk that far, because I didn’t think it would be allowed — you could hear cows mooing. And I remember laying on my back in the summer and watching the clouds, and telling myself stories. That’s one of my favorite places in the world. Another place — Milwaukee does have a good park system. And there was Greenfield Park, which was bike-riding distance from my home at that same time. And I would — by telling my mother I was going to the swimming pool, only I hated swimming, it was really for the bike ride — and we’d go biking through the woods, and the road was winding, and you could just coast. Um, back then — well back the whole time I was growing up — my bicycle was what I tell now to my children, you know, I had a no-speed. [laughs] You know, there weren’t hand-brakes, or anything like that. It was either you were biking or pedaling, or you weren’t going anywhere. And, um, but I remember going down, you know, biking along there, on the way to the pool. And then I would just bike back again. And the times that you could coast, and there were all the trees overhead, that you know, the sky was sort of — the sunlight would dapple in and go out again. Those are my favorite places.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker and Alex John

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 25/10/2007

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