DARE Interview : Quincy, Florida; Primary Informant FL026

  • 1966
  • Informant Data:
  • FL026: White; female; age: 75 (old); education: grade school; community type: rural
  • FL026A: White; male; community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: FL026 (3:10)
  • Full Interview (Tape 0261-S1). [Additional speakers: FL026A (Informant’s husband)]
  • Content:
  • 00:30 Difference between cigarette and shade tobacco—latter grown under a cheesecloth for cigar wrappers
  • 04:40 Harvesting and curing both kinds
  • 08:10 Hiring workers for tobacco, curing it. Expensive crop to grow, labor-intensive
  • 13:20 Protecting tobacco from the elements; short season; shipping cured hands of it
  • 18:05 Trying to grow two crops a year, all the work done by hand or mule
  • 21:40 Making cane syrup in a mule- or tractor-driven mill, cooking juice down to syrup or brown sugar
  • 24:50 Feed skimmings, sorghum to stock
  • 26:55 Arthur the Rat
  • 30:20 Local bird names
  • 32:10 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview

Details

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