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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
If you come out of New York, well, that's a place I would be needed.
And if you was to take your time shucking, if you just let, just take your time, then there's. If you don't shuck, about a half gallon a day, you just take your time, and shuck them and don't. The main is, that'd cost you. If you cut them, you gonna bleed.
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You're losing weight, but if you're shucking, oh, you're gonna hold your pounds.
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Take your time, don't make a fool out of yourself.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
You said the, uh, oyster bleed.
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Yeah, if you cut in, and you see it's got water inside, look inside of me, and you cut 'em there, you bleed. You let that water run away.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
So is that, once you cut it and it bleed, is it no good, or-
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Oh, yes, it's still good.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
It's still.
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
It's still good, but it don't count as fast.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay.
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
It don't count as bad.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Oh, okay. What are some of the activities you and your parents, and uh, sister and brothers did together?
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
What family activities did you
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Oh, the Family Union. Family Union park
How we
Come up we have to listen to them old folks and do what they say to do
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Do you find that it’s different today?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Oh yes.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
How so?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
You can’t tell a child what to do, I can’t tell your child how to live. When I come along I come up to the store, my mother sent me up to the store to buy I ain’t get what I want come up store. If I stand round there and some old folk's there he tell me something he doesn’t ….. and I have to do what they say to do.
But now, ….. you can’t tell a child that.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
That’s so true. [laugh] Uhh, what were some of the uhh, other activities that you guys did together as a family? Sunday activities besides going to church?
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{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Oh, we go different places different houses, played games, sometime played dominoes, [?] dominoes, on a Sunday evening, sat down played domino else, we played [get together played] played baseball, [?like [?] do?]
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Do you remember your grandparents?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
No, not, uh nuh-uh. Don't got 'em no more. [?]
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. What were some of the family remedies that your mom would use when um, you and your sisters and brothers would get sick? Medical remedies, ‘cause doctors was that not easily at hand as it is today?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Ohh. I remember my mother used to make a tea out of uh, cottonweed, for cold.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Cottonweed?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Cottonweed. You go out [and get a [shoot?] sometimes make a tea of it, I guess for cold. Also a [? ...ball] to keep the [moth?] off the [?] on ride the side of it, keep the sun[?] on, [she ate that ball off the?] she’d make a [soup?] of it, for cold.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
You say cotton weed? I didn’t know they uh,
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Cottonweed.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
...had cotton here in Calvary County
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
No, ‘cause it’s a weed called cotton.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Oh, it’s a weed called cotton. Oh, okay.
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Yeah, a weed called cottonweed.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Oh, okay. When did you first start uh workin’ in tobacco fields, plantin’ tobacco
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
Oh, [?…..] nine years old.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. You would just plant them or…?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
I’d go [?] different people

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We had plant by hand. These too. Go for [corn?]
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Is there a particular type of uniform you need for uh, shucking oysters or you just wear your regular uniform
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
No, your regular uniform
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
You need an apron or…?
{SPEAKER name="William Bourne"}
A apron and a knife that's all you need.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Uhh, what’s the

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