Name: Richard Buchanan
Date of Interview: May 14, 1998
Interviewer: David Locke
00:00:40: School, was very, very strict, hardly had any fun noise going on, not uncommon to be punched in the face by male teachers.
00:02:01: Worked in a coal mine during at the age of 10 during summer.
00:03:50: High school building was spotless, today things seem very mediocre.
00:07:18: Pay was around 50 cents a piece for washing.
00:11:00: Area called Tippy town as that family owned it.
00:12:05: Served in the military at the age of 17.
00:16:43: Childhood days, not many had cars, we didnt have on till 1948.
00:22:00: Not much in the world for us then, not so many consumer goods.
00:23:50: Dept. of highways, worked there after military.
00:28:28: Gambling homes, guys would go for playing cards betting at $200 or $300 and the kids would get pops.
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