Ray: I can remember her brothers.
Payne: So did you have somebody who wooed you and you just said, “No, I’m not interested.”
Ray: No … I’m not interested. I liked my independence.
Payne: What did that independence feel like to you?
Ray: To do what I wanted to.
Payne: Yes, because marrying would have meant not being able to do what you wanted to?
Payne: That was what marriage was like back then, wasn’t it? So, how many of you were in that group of independent women who were living … who valued your freedom?
Ray: I guess about ten.
Payne: Really, ten women?
Payne: Who had grown up in New Albany?
Ray: Yea. Most of them I graduated with.
Payne: And what kinds of … when you got a little bit older and were doing more things that riding around on Sunday afternoon. What kinds of things did you do?
12:34 Ray: I took another job at night at the picture show. And I worked there about forty-four years but not the same forty-four years that I worked at the soil conservation service. So, I worked most of the time.
Payne: You really did, didn’t you? Did you buy your own house of did you live with somebody …
Ray: I lived with my mother.
Payne: And how long did she live?
Ray: She lived to nineteen sixty-seven.