Interview with James Edwards, June 12, 1973
James Edwards was born in Bladwin, North Carolina in 1890 where he grew up on a farm. His occupations included painting and carpentry. Mr. Edwards built his own house in 1912 in West Jefferson.
Mr. Edwards spends a large portion of the interview talking about growing up on the farm. He also talks about cooking and producing food such as molasses and drying fruits. Mr. Edwards also talks briefly about his mother's cooking and recalls some memories from holidays as a child such as Easter and Christmas. He recollects childhood memories of courting, school, church, the Great Depression, and fun activities children did at his age. He also briefly mentions helping with work projects during the Great Depression.
Farm life--North Carolina--Baldwin (Township)--20th century
Baldwin (N.C. : Township)--Social life and customs--20th century
Farm life--North Carolina--Ashe County--20th century
Ashe County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Depression--1929--North Carolina--Ashe County
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