DARE Interview : Lebanon, Connecticut; Primary Informant CT036

  • 1969
  • Informant Data:
  • CT036: White; male; age: 71 (old); community type: rural
  • Media Files:
  • Arthur the Rat. Speaker: CT036 (3:31)
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 0214-S1). [Additional speakers: Adult female, Male child?]
  • Content:
  • 00:35 Frog sounds; rattlesnakes will fight black snakes, but will also sneak into their burrows to hibernate
  • 04:05 His impressionable youth—discovering about padded bills, buying a tall tale about milking out West
  • 08:15 Traveling with family, favorite restaurants
  • 13:00 His theory of Jews and where their stereotype came from
  • 15:50 Looking over his Indian artifacts: drills, knives, arrowheads. Explains barbed wire ones
  • 23:00 Old town records show how terms for illegitimate children, poorhouse change over time
  • 27:00 What county home provided when he was a child. Being bound out to a farmer
  • 31:00 School requirements, lumber industry
  • 34:05 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 0214-S2). [Additional speakers: Adult female]
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Growing up with couple in their 70s. Man was a Baptist deacon, good man.
  • 03:25 Arguing with the old man, and then later admitting that he was wrong; lessons he learned.
  • 07:10 Entertainment—driving out to sell heifers and lounge by spring; watching blacksmith
  • 11:10 Shops in town, untangling string for broom factory. Town was bigger in 1780 than now
  • 16:00 Describes an old town wit
  • 17:55 Arthur the Rat
  • 21:35 Overhear women talking about water, typing
  • 23:05 Chasing pigs, driving behind National Guard
  • 24:55 Tape end
  1. Arthur the rat

  2. Full interview 1

  3. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Goldberg, David
Date
  • 1969
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff