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Fay Ball was born on March 28, 1904, in Lincoln County, West Virginia. She was raised on a farm and shared most of the farming responsibilities with her family. Mrs. Ball discusses social interactions within the farming community of Lincoln County, including barn raisings and harvesting. She focuses on entertainment during her childhood and explains styles of popular music and games. In the audio clip provided, Mrs. Ball discusses how to play games like “Blind Man,” “Aunt Me Over,” and “Nay Hide.”
Living on a farm, farming responsibilities as a family, community interactions, education, one room school house, food preparation, funerals, courting, religion and going to church, games, the first automobiles, doctors and medicine
Appalachian Studies | Education | History | Oral History | Religion | Women's History
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-128. This interview was conducted by Karen Handley. MDS exhibit prepared by Jennifer Gehringer, November, 2014.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-128, Huntington, WV.