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[laugh]
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
but you work under, um, Denton [?] or have you always worked under Norman Derrell [?]
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Oh, Norman because when Denton had it they didn't have clams, Denton only shucked oysters, since Norman did that then no. So he started out with oysters and then he started with the clams, and now he's doing crabs.
[00:10:30]
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Mm hmm, okay. Is there a difference to the taste

Hey, Gail [?]
{SPEAKER name="Gail"}
How you doin'.
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
I can't remember, I can't really remember how much we made a pound, with Larry. That long ago, and you know as you get older your mind starts to deteriorate
[laughing]
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
You're not old. Not yet you're not talking about old!
[laughing]
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
But uh, now he promised that he would start us at a dollar an hour and we kept him to it, and that's what we've been doing, we've been shucking for a dollar an hour which is not that bad, course it's time it's due for a raise now.
[laugh]
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
I'll suggest that when I go to a meeting. [laughs}
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Good.
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Have the quality and the availability of the oysters changed over time?
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{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
I couldn't tell you about the oysters
{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Oh clam, I keep forgetting you're a a clam shucker not oyster
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Certain time, it's a certain time of the year when a clam will go through a process of spawning, they turn red, but they're... but then they're fat then. But it's a certain, I'd say from September up until the last of November they get very poor, just skin and water.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
That's spawning, what spawning is?
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Well that's, I don't know why they, no, they're spawning I guess, I don't know what that is but they turn red, they get real bloody, nasty looking when they're spawning.
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{SPEAKER name="Shelia Montague Parker"}
Didn't your children shuck oysters or clams?
{SPEAKER name="Christine Gray"}
Oh, I think all of my children have shucked clams

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