Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Jeanette Dollarhide, August 6, 1991

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:03 - Home remedies

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Partial Transcript: This is an interview with Mrs. Jeanette Dollarhide on August 6th, 1991, and the interviewer is Elizabeth Albert.

Segment Synopsis: Dollarhide talks about her family selling ginseng. She talks about some of the home remedies that they used when she was young.

Keywords: Farm accidents; Father; Ginseng; Grandmother; Home remedies; Logging; Selling; Yellowroot

Subjects: Agriculture.; Country life; Medicine, Rural

00:05:30 - Education

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Partial Transcript: Well, can you tell me a little bit about school?

Segment Synopsis: Dollarhide talks about her elementary school. She talks about some of the competitions her school participated in. She talks her parents' education and their role in her education.

Keywords: Competitions; Family; Fathers; Math; Mothers; Parents; Reading; School year; Schools; Students; Teachers

Subjects: Country life; Education, Elementary; Rural schools--Kentucky

00:11:48 - Family life and working on the farm

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Partial Transcript: We were talking on the other tape about, um, the chores that you did when you were little and, and how there was such a big age difference between you and your brothers that you were almost an, an only child really because there was...

Segment Synopsis: Dollarhide talks about the chores that she and her family did and how they worked in the garden. She talks about some of the games that she played with her brothers. She discusses her relationship with her parents and their influence on her decisions.

Keywords: Brothers; Chores; Family; Fathers; Future; Gardens; Housework; Mothers; Parents; Plans; Playing; Teaching

Subjects: Country life; Families.; Family farms; Farms, small

00:19:00 - Raising crops and animals

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Partial Transcript: Well I wanted to ask you when you--after you were married and you did start, you know, gardening and growing corn and having animals, whose, whose idea was that mostly?

Segment Synopsis: Dollarhide talks about the crops and animals that she and her husband raised.

Keywords: Animals; Barn; Buying; Cows; Gardens; Hay; Husband; Pets; Pigs; Planting; Property; Selling; Sheep; Working

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky; Farms, small; Livestock--Appalachian region

00:22:27 - Raising children

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Partial Transcript: Who did what among the kids? Did, did certain, certain ones do certain jobs?

Segment Synopsis: Dollarhide talks about the chores that her children did on their farm. She talks about her children's work and education. She discusses how she and her husband disciplined their children and encouraged them to get their education.

Keywords: Children; Chores; College; Discipline; Future; Husband; Television; University of Kentucky

Subjects: Agriculture.; Families.; Family farms; Farms, small; Parenting

00:31:30 - Using pesticides / advantages and disadvantages of farming

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Partial Transcript: When you had, um--you only had--now you only had a cow for a little bit of time, and then you had hogs.

Segment Synopsis: Dollarhide talks about how much more difficult it is to farm now, and how she has to use more pesticides than she would like. She talks about what she thinks about the advantages and disadvantages of farming.

Keywords: Apples; Bean bugs; Children; Corn; Daughters; Farming; Food; Growing up; Hogs; Mothers; Pesticides; Rats; Spraying; Vegetables; Winters

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky; Family farms; Farms, small