The speaker is a 48-year-old White woman with a high school education from Laporte, Pennsylvania; she was recorded in 1968.
|Inf: Well actually I???ve, I???ve looked for bottles for years. I mean probably ten, fifteen years, if I was out in the woods, I???d watch for them. Or if I was picking berries, I found them in fields, you know [FW: Mm-hmm], small ones, little ones. And I thought I had some quite nice ones until I started reading books on them, you know, looking them up [FW: Hmm]. And then I saw what I had were, were not much at all. So, we started, we???d go out to old, abandoned dumps and dig them up [FW: Hmm]. And you go quite a ways. You dig, oh possibly, I imagine sometimes we???ve gone five or six feet to find them [FW: No kidding]. And you dig them, one place that we dug, there had been a dump and they had been covered with ashes, and then they put more on top of that and I mean you???d think you were at the bottom of the pile, and you???d keep digging and you still will come up with a bottle.
And Tommy, he likes to go just about as well as I do. He???s, we get, it???s quite a thrill to, you know to be digging in the earth and dig up something that [FW: I can imagine] was partially man-made. In fact, the ones that we really are looking for, the ones that are, you don???t very often find a hand-blown bottle, you know in the [FW: Mm-hmm], something like that. But you find them that are blown into molds and so forth that are considered a man-made bottle.