Name: Pauline Autherson
Date of Inerview: January 16, 1998.
Interviewer: Jenny Haymen
0:00.05: Identification slate
0:04:00: Now the kids are driving a car. At that time we sit around and talk, run bicycle in the garden. We dont have television set. I help in the kitchen.
0:06.62: School years - I go to Central grade school
0:07:10: When I was a kid, my neighbor ladies look for a bread. If I go down hill and get her some bread. She gave me a dime to get her a loaf of bread, and a penny for candy (laugh). Thats a big deal, get a penny for the candy, so the bread was nine cents.
0:09.47: When I was in school, I walked to school in the morning, back home for lunch, back down to school, and then back home.
0:10.26: What get you in trouble by your teacher? I didnt know, I didnt get any. Back then, the big things were chewing gum, spit bold, talking when youre not supposed to be.
0:10.45: Now you see on television, gun or something like that.
0:12.34: I know something that I like in the summer time about my mom. We swing on the porch in the evening and just talking.
0:13.08: My mom talked about the town clock at Central school. When it strikes at 10 oclock. Its time to go to bed.
0:14.00: In the winter time, mom used to hang cloth in the kitchen. We used to hang them up in my neighbors basement. Put the cloth on slade, take slade to school (laugh). Can you imagine about that now? That was a good time.
0:14.47: Working Years-I started working part-time in high school when I was sixteen, I worked 10 hours on Saturday.
0:15.23: I believed I got 27 cent an hour, $2.40 in the envelope. I saved some of them. I gave some to cut my moms hair.
0:15.47: That was a part-time work for kid. You see, how much better off for kids.
0:16.00: Then I worked there full time for almost 10 years.
0:16:20: People values - back then, I feel like people have more values and they care about people.
0:17.20: Flood - there were so many different floods. In the 1937 flood, we sleep with water.
0:18.55: My neighbor, Jack built a raft. My sister went with him go around Pomeroy to take picture.
0:19.25: On the raft, they have high water, I took Catherine. They could get drowned, she couldn't swim.
0:21.25: Depression - I dont know whether it effects me.
0:21.45: Pearl Harbor - that was on the radio. My dad was listening to the news.
0:22.30: WW II - I remember World War II. My father still young and I worried whether he had to go to war. One of his brothers was almost killed.
0:23.48: Gold stars - if they have more soldiers, more sons in services, they hung more stars at the windows. But if someone died they have gold star or something, I dont remember.
0:24.40: JFK - we lived out Syracuse. A neighbor told me that the President has been shot. I remember John-John. I have my moms book about the Kennedy.
0:26.36: Television - I remember when I saw a box with the word "TV/Television" and people told you can see a picture in it. How could you see the picture?"
0:27.25: How people say about the man on the moon and how they can walk?
0:27.50: All the thing about computer stuff. theyve come along way.
0:28.00: I forgot something like in the summertime, we go to Bible school and we walked down Pomeroy. I want to say about but I forgot.
0:29.00: Hippie - I dont know whether I was Hippie. I dont know if people like to be like that (laugh).
0:29.30: Picture of family, grandparents, parents, sister, great grandmother.
0:34.56: Picture of her nephew who died in nursing home after serving Vietnam War.
0:36.00: Flood - when I went to school , that was fun time because school got out. But when I worked, it was not fun time because we have to move.
0:39.04: When we were in school it was vacation time for flood.
0:39.47: Ive seen a lot of hard water. I just want to say that.
0:41.10: Picture of daughter and her fiancée at the prom.
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