Interview with Stella Shell, August 26, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Godfrey Shell was born at Chappell in Leslie County in 1927. He and Stella Shell talk about their school and life in the county when they were young, including home remedies for a number of complaints. Both informants tell of music played at home and of socializing after "workings." Mountain funerals and local preachers are also discussed. After leaving school, Godfrey Shell worked at farming and in the coal mines. His family got along well during the Great Depression because they raised and canned their own food. Stella Shell adds that plenty of wild meat was also available. Godfrey Shell's experience as a soldier during World War Two is mentioned, and he concludes by contrasting values when he was young with those of the present time.

Interview Accession

1982oh145_fns187

Interviewee Name

Stella Shell

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1979-08-26

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Shell, Stella Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 26 Aug. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shell, S. (1979, August 26). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shell, Stella, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. August 26, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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