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00:00:04 - Life in a coal town

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Partial Transcript: Um, Ms. Worster, tell me your whole name.

Segment Synopsis: Worster talks about the class distinctions in the Van Lear community. She talks about her father's job and she talks about the immigrants that lived in the town. She explains that her own life wasn't affected much by the Great Depression.

Keywords: African Americans; Coal companies; Coal towns; Community; Fathers; Foreigners; Mothers; Parents; School; Social classes; Van Lear (Ky.)

Subjects: Appalachian Region; Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions; Families.

00:13:21 - Poverty in Butcher Hollow / higher education

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Partial Transcript: Um, do you remember anything about, um, the Webbs?

Segment Synopsis: Worster talks about teaching at the one-room schoolhouse in Butcher Hollow and teaching future country singer Loretta Lynn. She talks about women who worked in the community. She describes her and her siblings' education and her father's philosophy on higher education.

Keywords: Butcher Hollow (Ky.); College; Poverty; School; Shoes; Teaching; Van Lear (Ky.); Walking; Women

Subjects: Appalachian Region; Appalachian Region--Economic conditions; Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions; Education--Appalachian Region

00:20:51 - Recreation in the mining town / prejudice against Appalachians

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Partial Transcript: Go ahead and tell me--

Segment Synopsis: Worster talks about how times have changed. She talks about how when she grew up Van Lear was a peaceful place to live. She discusses how she feels about people who write about terrible things that happened in the mountain towns when things weren't like the way people say.

Keywords: Boys; Children; Drinking; Girls; Mining towns; Movies; Playing; Poverty; Prejudice; Recreation; Smoking; Social life; Van Lear (Ky.); Violence

Subjects: Appalachian Region; Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions; Country life

00:28:31 - Marriages and gender roles / church and religion / childhood Christmas

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Partial Transcript: Did your, um--let me ask about your mother and dad's marriage, if I can.

Segment Synopsis: Worster talks about her parents' marriage and compares it to her own. She discusses the gender roles in her family. She talks about being raised Methodist and continuing to attend a Methodist church. She talks about what Christmas was like when she was growing up.

Keywords: Christmas; Church; Fathers; Grandparents; Husbands; Mothers; Parents; Santa Claus; Traditions

Subjects: Appalachian Region; Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions; Families.; Marriage

00:35:56 - Mining accidents / parents and family life / birth control, sex, and dating

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Partial Transcript: Was there anything, um, was there anything tragic that happened in your life?

Segment Synopsis: Worster talks about the mine explosion that happened when she was in eighth grade. She talks about how the community came together and supported each other. She talks about her parents and their family's situation. She discusses learning about sex and teaching her own children about sex, as well as dating when she was in school.

Keywords: Birth control; Canning; Cemeteries; Dating; Deaths; Fathers; Health; Hiking; Mine explosions; Mothers; Sex; Sex education; Work

Subjects: Appalachian Region; Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions; Coal mine accidents; Families.