Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Margaret D. Combs, November 20, 2014

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:03 - Schooling in Jessamine County, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: My name is Dave Carper, and I'm here with Margaret Combs.

Segment Synopsis: Combs discusses growing up in Jessamine County, specifically the schools she attended and how the communities have changed since she was in school.

Keywords: Detroit (Mich.); Grade school; Graduation; High school; Jessamine County (Ky.); Nicholasville (Ky.); Wilmore (Ky.)

Subjects: Commencement ceremonies; School buildings

00:11:55 - Working and marriage

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Partial Transcript: And after that I worked for one year at Ward's Bakery--

Segment Synopsis: Combs recalls her training at a beauty college, working in a beauty shop in Nicholasville, and marrying her husband, with whom she had two children.

Keywords: Dairy farms; Lexington Beauty College; Nicholasville (Ky.)

Subjects: Beauty schools; Marriage; Parenting

00:15:03 - Ball games / pie suppers

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Partial Transcript: Okay, we're, we're picking back up again.

Segment Synopsis: Combs discusses community sports leagues in Jessamine County for adults and children. She also tells the story of community "pie supper" socials.

Keywords: Baking; Pies; School sports

Subjects: Recreational sports

00:19:12 - Children's games / high school

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Partial Transcript: Okay Margaret, we're back.

Segment Synopsis: Combs remembers games she used to play at school as a young girl, as well as some social events from her years in high school.

Keywords: 4-H clubs; Asbury College (Wilmore, Ky.); Nicholasville Christian Church; Red Oak Elementary School, Nicholasville (Ky.); Wilmore (Ky.)

Subjects: Dance; Games; High school