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0:12 - Family background

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Partial Transcript: Could you tell me about, uh, your family and when you lived in Virginia?

Segment Synopsis: Bessie Funich talks about her family history. She recalls her father's mining accident causing him to lose an eye.

Keywords: Budapest, Hungary; Chores; Injuries; Laundry; Virginia; Working

Subjects: Coal mine accidents Families.


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4:19 - Life in a coal camp

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Partial Transcript: Could you tell me about the coal camps some?

Segment Synopsis: Funich remembers going to church, her time spent working in the boardinghouse, and meeting her husband.

Keywords: Baptists; Boarding bosses; Boarding misses; Churches; Courtship; Dances; Marriage; Old country; Wages

Subjects: Boardinghouses


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10:21 - Cleaning and laundry

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Partial Transcript: In the boardinghouses that you worked in, what kind of people lived there?

Segment Synopsis: Funich shares how her mother made soap. She explains how people would wash their clothes in a big tub with a washboard.

Keywords: Lye; Making soap; Old country; Washboards

Subjects: Cleaning. Laundry.


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15:20 - Childhood memories

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Partial Transcript: What else about life back then was hard that you remember?

Segment Synopsis: Funich recalls childhood memories, like how her mother would make clothing out of sacks.

Keywords: Bread; Chop sacks; Clothes; Hickory nuts; Lye; Sewing

Subjects: Childhood


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19:34 - Community in Lynch, Kentucky

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Partial Transcript: What about, uh, how did Americans feel about, about immigrants in, in coal camps then? Uh, how were they treated?

Segment Synopsis: Funich tells about going to church and popular community buildings in Lynch.

Keywords: Churches; Clubs; Coal burning stoves; Company stores; Housekeeping; Neighborhoods; Theaters

Subjects: Communities. Immigrants--Kentucky--Lynch


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25:03 - Company store / working in the boardinghouse

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Partial Transcript: What kind of stuff did the store sell in Lynch, the company store?

Segment Synopsis: Funich talks about her experiences working as a housekeeper in a boardinghouse. She talks about the coal company store.

Keywords: Cooking; Housekeeping; Laundry; Scrip

Subjects: Boardinghouses Company stores


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30:10 - Abusive father

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Partial Transcript: Did your father and mother learn English pretty well?

Segment Synopsis: Funich discusses how her father was a drunkard and would beat his family. She remembers a specific time in the garden, but it reminds her of how good her mother was.

Keywords: Alcohol; Alcoholics; Hungarian language; Moonshine

Subjects: Child abuse Childhood Families. Spouse abuse


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35:15 - Memories of her mother

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Partial Transcript: Could you talk more about your mother?

Segment Synopsis: Funich remembers her mother, including her love for gardening and cooking.

Keywords: Cabbage rolls; Canning and preserving; Dumplings; Goulash; Hospitality; Vegetable gardening

Subjects: Families. Mothers.


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39:26 - More on life in coal camps

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Partial Transcript: How did, did people get along in coal camps?

Segment Synopsis: Funich talks about what would happen when a miner was injured. She discusses what it was like to be a miner's wife and how she took care of her husband.

Keywords: Cooking; Eviction; Injuries; Maytag washing machine; Police

Subjects: Coal mine accidents Coal miners' spouses


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