DARE Interview : Elfers, Florida; Primary Informant FL009

  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • FL009: White; female; age: 75 (old); education: grade school; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: FL009 (4:08)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0244-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:20 Working with tobacco as a girl—removing worms and stringing leaves to sticks for curing. Packing oranges
  • 05:15 Big freezes hurt orange industry—sold off their grove to be a subdivision for retired Northerners
  • 08:30 Old people in subdivisions; Greek sponge divers kill off sponge-hooking business
  • 12:35 Describes fresh (live) sponges. Packing plant that burned down last week
  • 16:00 Lost $20,000 in fruit in 1958 freeze—couldn't warm trees because of lack of labor and high wind
  • 19:20 Arthur the Rat
  • 23:30 Tape end

Details

Fieldworker
Porter, Ruth
Date
  • 1966
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
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