Interview with Josie Critcher, August 8, 1973
 


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“Interview with Josie Critcher, August 8, 1973,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 26, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/7284.


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Title

Interview with Josie Critcher, August 8, 1973

Description

Josie Mae McGuire Critcher was born on May 10, 1876 to Paul McGuire and Laura Martinee Lewis from Ashe County. She married Gaither Critcher on April 27, 1898 and they had seven children that included Thelma, Lena, Willie, Jessie, Paul, Robert, and Hubert.

Gaither was a farmer and carpenter, and also pruned trees and shrubbery. The entire family helped on the farm and mother Josie did the cooking, canned food for the winter, spun cloth to make clothes, made quilts, embroidered pillow cases, made scarves, and crocheted lace and fringe. She also taught weaving at Watauga Handicrafts in Boone. During the interview she talked about her parents, siblings, making soap, quilting, education, using lamps before electricity, and raising children.

She died in June 17, 1977 at the age of 101.


Subject

Critcher, Josie Mae McGuire--Interviews
Ashe County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Ashe County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Watauga Handicrafts Center

Date

8-Aug-73

Rights

Copyright for the interviews on the Appalachian State University Oral History Collection site is held by Appalachian State University. The interviews are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Appalachian State Collection 111. Appalachian Oral History Project Records, 1965-1989, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Appalachian State University, is strictly prohibited.

Format

MP3

Language

English
English

Type

Sound

Coverage

Boone (N.C.) Watauga County (N.C.)

Duration

00:53, Making soap