Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Patricia R. Walker, September 19, 1994

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:27 - Background Information on Family

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Partial Transcript: Patricia Ruth Walker. Maiden name was True.

Segment Synopsis: Patricia R. Walker talks about her family roots in the community of Hall, KY.

Keywords: Adding coloring to paint; Grandfather born in Camp Nelson, KY; Moved up north for a spell; Seamstress; Walker Hotel in Nicholasville, KY; a barrel cooper at the distillery

Subjects: Detroit (Mich.); Great Depression; Lexington (Ky.); Memories; Veterans pensions; WWI (World War, 1914-1918)

00:09:57 - Family Lived in Camp Nelson

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Partial Transcript: Well, I married. I married, and of course, moved away.

Segment Synopsis: Patricia R. Walker talks about the few family members who remained living in Camp Nelson, and African American neighbors in Hall.

Keywords: Family home; Family roots in Camp Nelson; Hampton Clark; Poortown (Jessamine County, Ky); The Hall

Subjects: Family; Neighbors; Personality change; Post-partum depression

00:19:13 - Memories of Hall

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Partial Transcript: Very plain.

Segment Synopsis: Patricia R. Walker remembers visiting Hall and the families and stores in Poortown and Camp Nelson, and African Americans and funerals.

Keywords: Camp Nelson Band; Charlie Clay; Funerals in Hall; Kaufman's Store; Local store with dance hall; Poortown (Jessamine County, Ky); Race relations; Teaching jobs

Subjects: Church; Community; Memories

00:29:31 - Race Relations / Paul Sawyier

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Partial Transcript: Um-hum, we were.

Segment Synopsis: Patricia R. Walker talks about the interaction of blacks and whites in the Hall and Poortown neighborhoods. She also talks about the paintings of Paul Sawyier.

Keywords: Local artist; The Overstreet family; Whites and Blacks

Subjects: Sawyier, Paul, 1865-1917; Segregation

00:39:30 - More on Paul Sawyier / Raising Children to have Respect / Cancer and Dying

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Partial Transcript: Yes. Oh, yes, yes, Honey.

Segment Synopsis: Patricia R. Walker talks about the personality of Paul Sawyier and the upbringing of children. She also talks about her father's cancer and dying.

Keywords: Children out of adult conversations; Face mole; Kindling; Respect for elders

Subjects: Cancer; Dying; Personality; Storytelling

00:47:19 - Telling Old Tales / Changes to Hall

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Partial Transcript: Well, and my children, uh, I used to go down there when they were small.

Segment Synopsis: Patricia R. Walker recounts a story about her grandfather's antics. She also talks about the changes with the population in Hall.

Keywords: Aunt Sally; Good Negroes and bad Negroes; Local store; Out migration; Peace keepers

Subjects: African Americans; Candy; Disturbances

00:52:32 - Closing Out the Interview.

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Partial Transcript: Well. I can't think. I can't.

Segment Synopsis: Patricia R. Walker talks about a wreck she was in in Tennessee, and getting a card while in the hospital. {Recording ends at 58:43.}

Keywords: Aunt Sally's family?; Get well card is sympathetic' card; Wreck

Subjects: Car accidents; Hospital; Neighbors