Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Laura Day Hogg, May 29, 1979

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:06 - Family / chores / school

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Partial Transcript: This is an interview with Laura Day Hogg for the Frontier Nursing Service oral history project by Sadie W. Stidham at 6:30 on May the 29th, 1979, at Keavy, [Kentucky].

Segment Synopsis: Laura Day Hogg is introduced. She discusses her family history. She talks about going to school as a child and the chores she did when not attending school.

Keywords: Ancestors; Ancestry; Books; Childcare; Children; Chores; Coal camps; Communities; Duties; Food; Genealogy; Homes; Houses; Income; Money; Parents; Responsibilities; Selling; Work

Subjects: Education; Families.; Leslie County (Ky.); Schools; Teachers--Kentucky

00:06:37 - Local families / churches

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Partial Transcript: What about--uh--the community of Paul's Creek? Uh--who--who are some of the families live there?

Segment Synopsis: Hogg talks about the oldest families in the community and their family histories. She talks about attending church in the community and various church activities that were held.

Keywords: Baptism; Church buildings; Church of Christ; Communities; Denominations; Food; Graveyard meetings; Meetings; Nights; Preachers; Preaching; Religion; Schoolhouses; Sunday School; Yards

Subjects: Church; Churches--Kentucky; Families.; Rural churches

00:15:02 - Work as a housekeeper

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Partial Transcript: Alright, how far'd you get in school 'fore y--you stopped?

Segment Synopsis: Hogg talks about dropping out of high school to work as a housekeeper. She details her duties and the various places she worked.

Keywords: Burns; Cleaning; Cooking; Duties; Gardens; Great Depression; Grocery stores; Harvesting crops; High schools; Housekeepers; Injuries; Jobs; Lumber; Milking; Post offices; Responsibilities; Sawmills; Soap making; Wages; Washing clothes; Working

Subjects: Depressions--1929--Kentucky; Schools

00:20:33 - Advancements in technology

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Partial Transcript: What kind of roads were there in your community?

Segment Synopsis: Hogg talks about her first experiences with telephones, radios, cars, and airplanes.

Keywords: Airplanes; Boxing matches; Building; Cars; Coal; Communities; Construction; Fights; Mines; Pranks; Radios; Telephones; Tricks; Trucks; W.P.A.; WPA

Subjects: Roads--Design and construction; Rural roads; United States. Works Progress Administration.

00:26:19 - Floods / Great Depression

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Partial Transcript: What about floods in Paul's Creek?

Segment Synopsis: Hogg talks about the floods that have affected Leslie County over the years. She discusses how the Great Depression affected the area and the government assistance they received.

Keywords: C.C.C.; CCC; Clothes; Commodities; Cutshin (Ky.); Desperation; Droughts; F.N.S.; FNS; Fish ponds; Food; Government relief programs; Great Depression; Hospitals; Ice tides; Rafting; Seed programs; Sewing projects; W.P.A.; WPA; Wages; Work

Subjects: Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); Depressions--1929--Kentucky; Floods--Kentucky; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Logging; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; United States. Works Progress Administration.

00:34:16 - Social events

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Partial Transcript: Well, what about those box and pie suppers they had back then?

Segment Synopsis: Hogg talks about the social events held in the community including box suppers, barn raisings;fishing trips, and games played by children.

Keywords: Beechnuts; Box suppers; Closeness; Communities; Cooperation; Excitement; Fishing trips; Food; Fun; Games; Hardware; Helping; Hickory nuts; Men; Opossum hunting; Playing; Pranks; Social activities; Socializing; Stores; Tight-knit; Trees; Tricks; Walnuts; Women

Subjects: Appalachian Region--Social life and customs

00:42:18 - Stinnett Settlement School

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Partial Transcript: Uh--what about--um--uh--tell me about--uh--the Stinnett Settlement School you--you went--

Segment Synopsis: Hogg discusses her experience attending the Stinnett Settlement School and living in the dormitory.

Keywords: Adoption; Breakfast; Christmas programs; Cleanliness; Clothes; Cooking; Dormitories; Food; Games; Learning; Money; Singing; Swimming; Teaching

Subjects: Schools; Teachers

00:48:27 - Medical care

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Partial Transcript: Uh--what medical care was available in your community?

Segment Synopsis: Hogg describes the medical care that was available in the area during her time in Leslie County including home remedies and local midwives.

Keywords: "Granny women"; "Granny" midwives; Ailments; Clinics; Colds; Deliver babies; Deliveries; Diseases; Doctors; F.N.S.; FNS; Fees; Flu; Herb doctors; Home remedies; Illnesses; Money; Mothers; Pain; Pay; Sickness; Tea; Treatment; Whiskey

Subjects: Childbirth; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Medical care--Appalachian Region; Medical care--Kentucky; Midwifery--Appalachian Region; Midwives--Appalachian Region; Traditional medicine

00:52:54 - Hyden, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: Alright, tell me about Hyden?

Segment Synopsis: Hogg describes the town of Hyden, Kentucky when she was a child as well as when she worked at a hotel in town as an adult. She talks about the local elections. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Bathrooms; Candidates; Churches; Communities; Cooking; Cotton candy; County fairs; Dental care; Dentists; Department stores; Drugstores; Election Day; Gingerbread; Government programs; High schools; Homes; Horses; Hotels; Houses; Jobs; Laundry; Money; Opportunities; Rowboats; Salesmen; Speeches; Tales; Towns; Voting; Wages; Washing machines; Work

Subjects: Floods--Kentucky; Hyden (Ky.); Kentucky--Politics and government; Leslie County (Ky.)