The speaker is a 78-year-old White woman with a college education from Burlington, Wisconsin; she was recorded in 1968.
|Inf: We bought my mother's home, the one in which my sisters and I had all been born. It was a wonderful place to bring up our family. A rather commodious white colonial house on a hilltop, with much room for garden, fruit trees, and, and fruit bushes, quantities of other trees, room for football, baseball, croquet, a tennis court, in the winter, a flooded sp- place in the back yard for skating, and always in the winter, a fine place for coasting in the front yard. Each summer, there was camping at nearby Brown's Lake in our family cottages. Eight years ago this fall, we started a new chapter in our lives, selling the big place and moving into a brand new modern ranch-time. . . ranch-type home. We have enjoyed the convenience of this, even though for the last four years I have been alone, with many happy memories. My sons' families, most of them, are nearby. I have seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Several of the grandchildren are now in college and universities. My life is not at all humdrum for I have numerous outside activities and interests and considerable in my own home at my desk.|