Audio Recordings "Just me and my wife making those pies."
Family Run Businesses
Hours of Labor
Sweet Potato Pie Company (Paterson, N.J.)
- "Just me and my wife making those pies."
- Contributor Names
- Ramsey, Edgar (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Foodways
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Hours of labor
- - Family-run businesses
- - Food industry
- - Pies
- - Sweet Potato Pie Company (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Edgar Ramsey, owner, Sweet Potato Pie Company.
- - Summary of audio segment: Back at first, it was just me and my wife making those pies. When we went to the basement, we had to hire someone and hired our present manager, Winsome who is from Jamaica; she'd never heard of these pies. She was caring for our baby, the second kid, but we told her that she might have a dual purpose; we put the kid in daycare and Winsome concentrated solely on the pies. My wife was still working; it was rough. A friend of mine's son needed a job and so we hired him. Then a month later, we needed another person, but it was just two people down there when we first opened up.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A020
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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