A community of workers outlasts their workplace
In a final thought, Tripp fondly describes her former coworkers as family, and her gratitude that she still sees them around her community.
Citing this Excerpt
Oral History Interview with Millie Tripp, August 12, 1994. Interview K-0112. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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- VALERIE PAWLEWICZ:
I think those are my questions. What sorts of things did you have in mind
to put on tape when you were asked to be interviewed?
- MILLIE TRIPP:
Well, to be honest I've said a lot more than I thought I knew
to say. I don't know whether you drew out--. I said,
"Well, we won't be but a few minutes." You
said, "No, an hour." I said, "What in the
world are we going to talk about for an hour?" But the people
overall they were family. You get the feeling of family, and I still
have a lot of people to come to shop just to say hello, and
it's nice. And then when you go places you see them;
weddings, funerals, and all these kinds of things. I still have close
feelings with those people.