DARE Interview : Interlachen, Florida; Primary Informant FL041

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • FL041: Black; female; age: 83 (old); education: some schooling; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0276-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:10 [Blank]
  • 01:50 Farm life with cane and vegetables, raising flowers, selling milk. Has special sugarcane
  • 05:55 Popular donkey they had—children would play with him, was in parade twice
  • 10:35 Flowers and vegetables she grew; how to raise peanuts and "peanut hay"
  • 15:00 Types of peanuts, how to parch or boil them. Using a wood stove because she distrusts gas or electric
  • 19:45 How to get stove going in the morning with cypress and oak. Preparing sugarcane to make syrup
  • 25:00 Uses for syrup—pancakes, biscuits, sale. Baking biscuits the old way, homemade pound cake and corn bread
  • 31:50 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0276-S2). [Additional speakers: Male child]
  • Content:
  • 00:10 Making corn bread, or frying it into hoecake. How much better life was in the past. Her experiences working as a cook
  • 06:25 Different foods she likes to cook: fried and baked chicken, lamb or beef stew. Hog's head cheese and potato pone
  • 11:25 Making salads or cooking berries; canning fruit and vegetables in jars. Prefers to freeze things
  • 15:25 Canning pears, how to get food into jars
  • 17:20 Tape end
  1. Full interview 1

  2. Full interview 2


Porter, Ruth
  • 1966
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
  • English
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