Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Lillian B. Cody, December 11, 2006

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

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Partial Transcript: Did--do you guys have a prepared announcement or you want me to help?

Segment Synopsis: Cody talks about when and where she was born. She then talks about her childhood in Gary (Ky.), including her education. Cody then discusses how her family obtained water and disposed of trash. She also talks about her first job, which was washing dishes. Next, Cody talks about how she disposes of her trash now.

Keywords: Blair, Grace; Blair, Hiram; Christmas; Clothes; Eastern Kentucky Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Education; Fathers; Gary (Ky.); Gifts; High schools; Houses and homes; Jobs; Manchester Elementary School; Manchester Grade Schools; Mothers; Outhouses; Quilts; Recycling; Schools; Sears, Roebuck, and Company; Shoes; Skillets; Trash; Washtubs; Waste disposal; Wells; White Hall Church; Woods Sanitation; World War I

Subjects: Blair, Grace; Christmas; Church; Clay County (Ky.); Education; Environmentalism--History.; Environmentalism--United States--History.; Environmentalism--United States.; Environmentalism.; Environmentalists.; Families; Houses and homes; Occupations; Recycling programs; Schools; Waste disposal; World War I

00:13:29 - Adulthood

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Partial Transcript: 'Cause we left and th--I was married by that time.

Segment Synopsis: Cody talks about her marriage and subsequent move to Ohio. She then talks about her job at Burger King. Cody also discusses her church involvement. Cody then recounts learning to drive as an adult, as well as the kinds of foods that she ate.

Keywords: Baptists; Burger King; Cars; Churches; Clothes; Driving; Food; Gardens; Heating; High schools; Marriage; Martin’s Department Store; Ohio; Oldsmobiles; Schools; Wagons

Subjects: Burger King Corporation.; Church; Clay County (Ky.); Food; Gardens; Heating; High schools; Kentucky--History; Marriage; Ohio; Oldsmobile automobile; Schools; Transportation

00:20:24 - Soldiers and loss

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Partial Transcript: Pass it around or just lay it down.

Segment Synopsis: Cody gives a reading of a veteran’s version of "The Night Before Christmas," and then talks about the plight facing veterans today. She then discusses why Christmas is a difficult holiday for her.

Keywords: Burger King; Car accidents; Daughters; Fathers; Korean War; Mothers; Soldiers; The Night Before Christmas (Poem); Veterans; World War I

Subjects: Burger King Corporation; Daughters; Fathers; Korean War, 1950-1953.; Mothers; Soldiers; Veterans; World War, 1914-1918