The speaker is a 76-year-old White woman with a grade school education from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; she was recorded in 1968.
|FW: What???s Tommy do? You said your son, he (xx)???
Inf: He has a nice job at the brewery. He uh w-, works up in the top. He um, him and _____ sit up there. And if any of the machinery goes wrong, there???s buttons they push. So then they push this button and everything stops. He had a nice job down there. And they go-, eh, make good money, but every, seems every August they go on a s-, they you know g-, want more money, now that they want what the Fort Pitt???s giving. So I don???t know what the Fort Pitt???s paying. So he???s hoping they don???t go on strike. ???Course if they do, why [FW: Mm-hmm]. ???Course I???d never see him want for anything [FW: Mm-hmm]. He could uh, come here and even stay with me. I wouldn???t [FW: Fort-], I get along with him good, but???
FW: Forty-nine, you said?
Inf: What???d you say?
FW: You said he was forty-nine?
FW: Does he have kids of his own?
Inf: He???ll be fifty the twenty-fifth of next January.
FW: How many kids does he have of his own?
Inf: He just has the one little boy. He had a little girl and she died.
FW: Oh, really?
Inf: She took sick on a uh, she was to come here on a Saturday morning, and he called me up and told me that, uh, she was sick, that eh, she wouldn???t be in. And I wanted to go out and he said, ???No, there???s no, you should come, and I???ll, she???ll b-.??? It was in the winter. And I called him at three o???clock an??? I s-, ???Oh, Tommy, I want you to come and get me.??? And he wouldn???t get me. So then at eleven o???clock at night he c-, told me, ???Don???t worry. She???ll be all right.??? And in the morning at eight o???clock, he called me up and told me she was dead. I almost died.
FW: How old?
Inf: She was thirteen [FW: Geez]. And boy that did something to him, too. So, we just???
FW: What was wrong with her?
Inf: What???d you???
FW: What???d she have?
Inf: Oh, they didn???t know. They held an autopsy and all. And Dr. _____ was gonna find out what was wrong, but he didn???t. I guess he found out, but he didn???t want to tell him so I don???t know to this day.