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00:00:44 - Background Information

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Partial Transcript: Well, I was born in Jessamine County.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts talks about her parents and family in Poortown, KY.

00:09:45 - Race Relations

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Partial Transcript: But we knew all them colored people, we loved them all.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts talks about race relations between African Americans in Hall and Whites in Poortown. {Some of the recording is low and hard to hear.}

00:14:44 - Memories of Neighbors and Family / Music and Musicians

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Partial Transcript: Aw, yes! We used to go up there and...

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts relates the genealogy of her husbands family, and she talks about the musicians in Poortown. She also talks about the carpeting made of straw.

00:20:37 - Memories of Hall Residents, Family, and the Stores

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Partial Transcript: Oh, it's been years and years.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts remembers the people of Hall, the church, and race relations. She talks about one of the stores in Hall also.

00:29:21 - Buying at the Store / Sewing

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Partial Transcript: Oh, yes, had shoes.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts shares her memories of buying goods at the store and her sister's seamstress skills.

00:33:05 - Looking at Old Pictures / More Race Relations / Poortown, KY

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Partial Transcript: Was this was The Hall?

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts shares her memories of the separation of Hall and Poortown, and her memory of John Walk, the African American blacksmith.

00:40:08 - The Distillery / Women and Working / Owning Cars / The Flu Epidemic

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Partial Transcript: Women worked then.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts talks about her father's attitude on women working, the first cars, and the flu epidemic.

00:46:24 - Telephones and Medical Care / Moving Back Home and Employment

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Partial Transcript: Ah, we had telephones when we lived down in he country.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts talks about having a telephone, call the doctor, and the African American midwife, and her employment.

00:52:55 - Going to Church / Store in Hall / Old Neighbors

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Partial Transcript: Nah, I went out to Presbyterian.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts talks about her church attendance and her membership. She and the interviewer attempt to talk about the list of old neighbors, but without much success.

01:01:02 - More Memories on the List of Names

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Partial Transcript: Yeah. Uh-hu.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts helps make the connection with her in-laws, brothers who married her daughters, then continues discussing the list of names with the interviewer.

01:12:38 - More of the Names List and Finishing Up the Interview

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Partial Transcript: Auhhh! ???? Vinegar used to work for us.

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Stull Watts talks about one of her African American employees, Cindy Vinegar who did the laundry and ironing. She and he interviewer continue attempting to identify those on the list of names.