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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
And, what are the jobs that you have besides on the farm and tobacco work?
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
None.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
That's it?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
That's it.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. [[laughs]] What do your children think about you shucking oysters? Have they ever--
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Well, no. No.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
-- gone with you to shuck oysters?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Um, now let me say, I took care of 'em all my life by shucking oysters and workin on the farm. But, now adays, they'd rather for me to cut 'em up and eat.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
OK

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
And they'd rather not do it.

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Did any of them shuck?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Ah, no.

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
No. OK
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
But they've had shucked 'em.

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
They had?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Yeah. [[?]] shucked oysters
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
OK. Ah. Where did you shuck oysters at? What was your first job at the Oyster House?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Magninet

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Magninet?
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Magninet at Parker Wharf

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Parkers Wharf?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Parkers Wharf.

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
OK. How many oyster houses in the area now?
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Only one

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
That's

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
That's the s...

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Denton's

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Yeah,

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Denton's

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Denton's
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
OK. Was it more than one when you first started?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Yeah. Two

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Two. Was that Denton's and...

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Denton's and Magninet over at Parker Wharf
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
OK. When you, ah, shuck oysters each day, what do, I mean, what do you do first? What do you need in order to shuck oysters?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Huh?

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
What do you need in order to shuck oysters? What type of tool or equipment?
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Well, you need a knife, apron, that's all.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
OK. When you shuck do you stand, sit, or what?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Stand.

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
OK. What's your hours?
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Ah, we only do four hours now.

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Four hours.

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
About four hours.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Why's that?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Well, ah, we used to shuck all day, say 'bout ten hours a day.
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They finally got too much on the shelfs, span that and all, so they cut it back to half a day. And now we only doin four hours, cause we don't get that many oysters. For us it's [[?]].
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
What's the racial make up? Is it all black, white or? What's the racial make up?
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Well, now, it's Mexicans. First it was mixed, white and black.

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
When you first started, how many black shukers was there?

{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Oh, my God
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