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{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Well, the different is, [[laughs]] they're all very fast shuckers. They'll keep you on your toes. But there's no way that we can keep up with them.
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And one thing that I like about it, I think they saved our jobs because if it was just dependent on a few of the African-American [[?]] men he wouldn't have been able to fill his orders. So I have no problem with them being there.
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The only problem I have I can't talk Spanish![[laughs]]

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. What's the age range of the workers?
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{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}

Let's see I'm a think the youngest would be about 20 and the oldest I think is 80-something. There's one woman there who's in her eighties.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Is that Mrs.--Chase?
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
--Sorelle, Hannah.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. Are there many young people there?
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
No.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Why do you think there's not a lot of [[tape cuts out]]

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Okay, you ready Denzelle?
{SPEAKER name="Denzelle"}[[little child]]Huh

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}You ready?
{SPEAKER name="Denzelle"}[[little child]]
Aha.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}Okay
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{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
She says sit still.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. Who's the fastest shucker at the oyster house?

{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Oysters? On oysters?

{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
At the oysters or clams.
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{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Well, now, now that the Mexicans are there, the fastest girl went back home. She gone back to Mexico.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Why's that?

{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
She got to at home, back there in the winter.
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And she got married in February. So her husband sent for her to come back home. He need somebody there to cook and clean for him.
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And she made $25,000 last year shucking clams. I guess with clams and picking crabs together. And. But it's now that some of the other girls are--beginning to be just as fast as she was.
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They all very fast. I don't know how they move their hands so fast.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Who taught them how to shuck?

{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Norman.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Okay. He taught one and they just taught the others,or--?

{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
No, he came round and worked with each one of them.
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