Pury Stephens and Johnnie Pasco

Title

Pury Stephens and Johnnie Pasco

Subject

Community and domestic life in West Augustine

Description

This is an interview from February 2016 of Pury Stephens and her mother, Johnnie Pasco, for the West Augustine Oral History Project. Mrs. Pasco moved to West Augustine in 1946. Mrs. Pasco talks about the utilities, amenities, and appliances that she had and didn't have in her home and explains how things were done without these. She describes her experiences with some technologies such as the radio, television, and telephone line. Mrs. Stephens describes the elementary school and high school she attended while growing up in West Augustine. She also recounts childhood experiences such as the games she played and who she played with as a child. Both women talk about the food they usually cooked, growing vegetables in the garden, fishing, and which goods they had to buy from the store. They also mention which holidays they celebrated, such as Christmas, Easter, and the Fourth of July, and how they celebrated these occasions. They discuss figures in the community such as doctors, teachers, and pastors, and describe the places people went to socialize.

Creator

West Augustine Oral History Project

Contributor

Grace Leffler, Intro to Public History 2021; Stefanie DeFazio Digital Humanities Intern 2022

Language

English

Identifier

OH-240

Date Created

February 15, 2016

Duration

1:09:16

Interviewer

Charles F. Philips, Jr.

Interviewee

Mrs. Johnnie Pasco
Mrs. Pury Lee Stephens

Location

St Johns County, Florida

Citation

West Augustine Oral History Project, “Pury Stephens and Johnnie Pasco,” accessed July 15, 2024, https://publichumanities.omeka.net/items/show/448.

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