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{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
It's more easy.You don't have to do no bending, bending down and getting up. Housekeeping you gotta do a lot of work, yeah. Shuck clams, you get to stand straight up.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"} So its a lot easier.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}How has shucking clams benefit you and your family over the years?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
Real good. It help me a lot. Fix my house up and everything from what I made down there. It did real good.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. What would you like people to know about your job?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}[[inaudible]] Nothin. [[laughs]]
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
And when people say oh there's no money in shucking clams, what's your response?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
[[?]] You just gotta shuck fast there's some money in it for you. You just gotta shuck fast. Some of em just don't shuck fast.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
The arrival of the Mexicans really change the environment around here?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
Little bit.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
How so?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"} We were just used to our people there. Now they got there it was just a little different. Used to our people just shuckin.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
About how many shuckers were there when you first started?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
Oh, I guess about 40 some when I first started.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Were they all black shuckers?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
Yea, all black.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
And now how many?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
[[?]]About 10[[inaudible]]
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"} Is it just black and Mexican? Is there any white?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}[[inaudible]] Just ours, just black and Mexican. Yea.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
To use your knife, your oyster knife, do you have to do any type of adjustment or your gloves to get you doing what you need to do?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
Just put the knife and put the clam round your hands, go round. I don't use no gloves.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
You don't use any gloves at all?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}No, no sir I can't use em.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}You don't cut up your hand?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}Oh might be a little bit.Fingernails but, I don't cut, no. I'm used to shuckin em. Eleventh year.[[laughs]]
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"} What?
{SPEAKER name="Doris Harris"}
I don't cut no hand, don't cut no [[?]] Some of em might where gloves, but I don't wear no glove.












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