Collection American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

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  • Page 1 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 1 of [Mr. Richard]

    LIFE HISTORY February 27, 1939 Mr. J. H. Emerick (white) Mr. L. L. Emerick " 157 First St. Athens, Georgia Fishermen Grace McCune The rain was coming down in torrents as I started out in a taxi to get an interview with Mr. Richards and his son about some of their fishing trips. As the taxi crossed the river and left the pavement, it ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 2 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 2 of [Mr. Richard]

    2 no danger of them turning over. They assurred me that with a good fire built under this stove cooking was no problem. Picking up a large coffee pot, which would hold several gallons and was black from long use over many fires, Mr. Richards said, "This old pot has been on many trips with me, and is just like an old friend. I ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 3 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 3 of [Mr. Richard]

    3 and said, "Yes I did it. He left the basket in the chicken yard, and one of my hens got in it to lay and she couldn't get out. I tried to get her out and couldn't so I just cut the bottom out. Oh, yes, they both put up an argument, said the basket cost more than two or three old hens. ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 4 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 4 of [Mr. Richard]

    4 We went through the kitchen to a bedroom where a bright fire in the grate made the room so comfortable. The son turned on the radio to get the news report and for a few minutes they were quiet as they listened to the reports of a tornado in South Georgia. " On the day before that was terrible, " he said. " ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 5 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 5 of [Mr. Richard]

    5 I thanked her and said I had already had my lunch before I left town , " but that was a long time ago for you was here at eleven o'clock and now it is one. she insisted When you get these men to talking you will wish you had eaten and besides, Grandpa wants you to eat some of his cake. I ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 6 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 6 of [Mr. Richard]

    6 "Fishing is not what it has been, for I have seen the time when I could make good money fishing and hunting. It was no trouble to sell all the fish we could catch, and get a good price for them There was also a demand for game of all kind, but the automobiles have changed all that, as well as they have ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 7 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 7 of [Mr. Richard]

    7 plain catawba and you get them off catawba tree. Did you ever see any catawba trees? " "Yes, on a trip one time to North Carolina," I replied. "But I did not know there were many in Georgia. " "Why I have some out here in my back yard," he said. "But you are right, there are more in North Carolina and there ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 8 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 8 of [Mr. Richard]

    8 the swamps are the best places for them. There are different kinds. The ones that we get around here are mostly a dark blue in color and just about three inches long. But down in Greene County most of them are striped, dark blue and white, and are I believe just a little larger. There is just about twoo good bait in a ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 9 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 9 of [Mr. Richard]

    9 "How long have you fished? " I asked. "Well, ever since I have been large enough to follow around after my daddy. He was a great fisherman. I have fished in all the streams in Clarke County as well as other nearby counties. And I have really fished in this old Oconee River. I have had good luck, and bad luck in fishing. ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 10 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 10 of [Mr. Richard]

    10 As he mentioned go, ? the yellow and brown dog lying at his feet raised her head to look at him. He reached down to pat its head and said, "No, it wasn't this one. It is dead, but now you can laugh for it was just a little poodle dog but she was a good sport if she was little and would ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 11 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 11 of [Mr. Richard]

    11 son of hers, he is my only grandson, but I have five grandchildren, likes fishing. I used to take him with me, when he was very small. "Do you make good with your trapping? I asked. "Sometimes, yes," he replied, "but even that is not so much now. Of course if we could catch plenty of the game it would pay fine. We ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 12 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 12 of [Mr. Richard]

    12 "Back in those old days, there were two cisterns down on the main street and rain water was run into these cisterns from gutters to be used to fight fires. One of the companies had one of those old time hand pumps and it took two men to use that pump to pump the water out of the cistern into another hose that ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 13 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 13 of [Mr. Richard]

    13 "Every summer we go on a camp for weeks at a time, just fishing and how we do enjoy it. Oh, yes we usually get a crowd. Then we always have company over the week end. They come out on Saturday night after they get off from work, and if we were not too far out they stayed over until Monday morning. When ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27
  • Page 14 of [Mr. Richard]

    Page 14 of [Mr. Richard]

    14 I soon found that they were right, for I tried one hour and didn't get a taxi and it was a long way to the bus line, but I decided to try to get to the bus and any way I didn't much like the idea of riding down that hill. When I was ready to leave I thanked them for their hospitality ...

    • Contributor: McCune, Grace - Emerick, Mr. J. H. - Emerick, Mr. L. L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1939-02-27