Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Gail White, December 11, 2006

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:04 - Childhood

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Partial Transcript: Hello, uh, this is Dale Johnson at Manchester Elementary.

Segment Synopsis: White talks about when and where she was born. She talks about the activities she engaged in as a child, such as making pork and bean sandwiches and gathering scrap metal. She describes her first home in Redbird (Ky.), which she moved to because her father took a job as a school principal. White recalls eating frog legs one day, which led to an incident in which her mother found the frogs still alive after they had been butchered. She also talks about how her family used an outhouse. Next, White talks about the allowance she received as a child.

Keywords: Adams, Douglas; Allowances; Barnett, Phillip; Bees; Brothers; Bubbles Thompson; Burning Springs (Ky.); Clay County High School; Cousins; Douglas Adams; Fishing; Fogertown (Ky.); Frogs; Gas wells; Goose Holler (Ky.); Hughes, Shelby; Libraries; Log cabins; Manchester Elementary School; Newspapers; Outhouses; Phillip Barnett; Redbird (Ky.); School principals; Scrap metal; Shelby Hughes; Sports; Thompson, Bubbles; Toilet paper; World War II

Subjects: Childhood; Clay County (Ky.); Food habits; Kentucky--History; Plumbing.; Recreation; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Schools; Sewerage.; World War, 1939-1945

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1738, -83.7199
00:09:53 - Growing up on a farm

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Partial Transcript: Did your, did your, did your family do any type of farming business?

Segment Synopsis: White talks about harvesting kudzu near Fogertown (Ky.). She also talks about the farm on which she grew up, which grew tobacco and corn. White also talks about how her family carried water from the creek that was near the outhouse.

Keywords: Bathrooms; Fogertown (Ky.); Gardens; Indoor plumbing; Kudzu; Nieces; Outhouses; Sewers; Tobacco; Washing; Water; Wells

Subjects: Agriculture--Kentucky; Families.; Family farms; Farming; Kentucky--History; Plumbing.; Sewerage.; Subsistence farming

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1738, -83.7199
00:15:24 - Environmental issues

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Partial Transcript: How is your trash disposed of now?

Segment Synopsis: White describes how her trash is currently disposed. She also gives suggestions for a cleaner and safer environment. White then talks about the importance of keeping the water supply free from pollution.

Keywords: Garbage pick up; Horses; Husbands; Marriage; Mayors; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Trash collection

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Manchester (Ky.); Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Water quality.; Water supply; Water-supply

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1738, -83.7199
00:17:56 - Recycling

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Partial Transcript: What are some examples of using recycled ma, materials around, around the home being used to make other useful materials?

Segment Synopsis: White talks about recycling materials, such as fabric, into new and useful items. She also talks about the recycling program available in Clay County (Ky.).

Keywords: Aluminum foil; Aluminum pans; Christmas; Christmas ornaments; Crazy quilts; Icicles; Metal; Paper chains; Popcorn; Quilting; Quilts; Wax paper; Wood; Wood scraps

Subjects: Environmental protection; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Recycling programs; Refuse and refuse disposal.

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.1738, -83.7199