Wyoming 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 42

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 20/08/1970

PLACE OF BIRTH: Saratoga, Wyoming

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: animal-control officer

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree

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

Subject was raised in Saratoga, Wyoming, and though she lived for a while in California and Colorado, the majority of her life has been spent in Wyoming.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Lou Anne Wright

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/09/2011

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Ah, my name is, well, I guess I’m not supposed to tell you my name. Ah, I have two dogs at home that are my pets, and I also have two cats.  My dogs’ names are Sissy, but we call her Piglet.  And the other dog is Shasta, but we call her Monkey because she makes sounds like a monkey when she runs around the house.  The cats are Stewart, and Edgar is his nickname and the other cat is [giggles] — the other cat is, um, Vector. but we call him Pooper.  Um, they live in our house which is in Wyoming, and we have a three-level old house that was built about a hundred years ago, and it’s been owned by several families over the course of time, and it had been rented for many years before we bought it, and we’ve restored much of the house to its former glory, and we have gardens and a pond, and we watch the birds, and we occasionally have raccoons come to our yard. And, um, my husband works as a concert lighting, um, director, so he travels through all fifty states and much of the rest of the world.  Um, he’s been to many, many places over the course of his career.  We don’t have any children.  Um, I like to garden, I grow all sorts of flowers, and I grow vegetables, um, with some success, sometimes not.  Wyoming can be a difficult place to garden because it snows a lot and gets very cold in the winter, and we have a very short growing season.  We’ve had a lot of rain this summer, most recently on Monday it rained like crazy.  Um, we’re painting our house because we just built a new garage, so there’s been a lot of painting and some finish work and we enjoy our life here, and I’m happy to participate in this project.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Lou Anne Wright

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 02/09/2011

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