DARE Interview : Old Mystic, Connecticut; Primary Informant CT041

  • 1969
  • Informant Data:
  • CT041: White; female; age: 96 (old); community type: village
  • Media File:
  • Full Interview (Tape 0216-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:30 Going to school, and then working on a spinning machine at mill. Siblings and parents.
  • 04:40 Different rooms in mill—warp, weaving, spinning. Father worked in lap room
  • 07:45 Working as a domestic, and going back to mill work after marriage
  • 10:35 Vacations and fun while working at the mills
  • 13:00 Time in nursing homes, getting in trouble with super in mill for laughing
  • 15:40 Childhood games—drop-the-handkerchief and hide-and-go-seek. Climbing trees.
  • 18:15 Mother's bread and sister's cakes. How her hair was when she was young.
  • 21:05 The apparent vanishing of her pension
  • 24:45 Getting along with her oldest brother because he bought her dolls
  • 29:30 Tape end
  1. Full interview


Goldberg, David
  • 1969
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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