The speaker is a 70-year-old White woman with a high school education from Cedar City, Utah; she was recorded in 1968.
|Inf: Well, it was built around eighteen, uh, sixty-four [FW: Mm-hmm]. Because my father was born in this room here where we???re talking [FW: Mm-hmm]. And it was, it???s built of dobe [=adobe].
FW: Did your grandparents build it then, when they came here from out East?
Inf: Yes, my grandfather [FW: I see], so that when they came to Utah.
FW: What was it like then? How was it different from the way it is now? It???s still in a very good shape.
Inf: Well we, uh, when we first moved here, we took out the two big fireplaces that they used to heat the house [FW: Mm-hmm]. And then underneath the floor they had a, they stored their vegetables and things.
FW: Mm-hmm. Was this the cellar?
Inf: Yes [FW: Uh-huh]. And then besides that, they used to have a granary that was built, not far from the house, that they stored their grain and-, in, in the fall.
FW: Oh, I see. Were the two fireplaces, I think you said, the only source of heating for the whole house?
Inf: They had a funny little stove in the back part of the house that they cooked on [FW: Uh-huh]. They didn???t have any running water, no toilet, no bath.
FW: Mm-kay. And this has been now, in your family ever since then, this house?
Inf: Yes, it has.
FW: And you???ve remodeled it s-, somewhat since then?
Inf: Yes. We took out the fireplaces and put these windows in, but the windows in the bedroom there are the original ones that was there when the house was built.