Ray: In thirty-nine and I went to business college. It was just like a school year. It wasn’t a whole year. And when I graduated, I went to work. I worked one year with the selective service. And then I got a job with the soil conservation service.
Payne: Here in New Albany?
06:39 Payne: OK. And what did your sisters do, your two sisters?
Ray: Well, one sister was a nurse …a health nurse. And the other sister worked at the … wholesale grocery.
Payne: As a secretary … or… clerk…
Ray: As a secretary.
Payne: So, your mother produced three workers, didn’t she?
Ray: She had to (laughter). If we survived, we had to. But we made it … we didn’t … you know … we were poor but we didn’t know we were poor. Things were cheap back then.
07:20 Payne: Yes. And probably your mother made all of your clothes.
Ray: Yes. Yes.
Payne: She sewed …
Payne: Did she make butter? Did she make her own butter?
Ray: Yes. We had a cow.
Payne: You did? Living in town, you had a cow?
Ray: Yes, and milk and butter.
Payne: The cow was out in the back yard?
Payne: And you had chickens?
Ray: We may have had some but not too many.