What Was Learned From the Interview

What have I learned from the South Shore Memory Project? Well, I've definitely learned more than one thing! So far, I've learned some neat stuff and run into some laughable problems. I've learned things about my town and the world before me, as well as things about doing an interview. Either way, the information that I have gained has helped me and I value it.

One ot the neat things that I learned about my town is that Flippin once had a football team. This truly amazed me because of the fact that Flippin is so centered on its basketball team. I had never heard of the football team until now. I think that it is awesome that we have a football team in our history and I hope that we will again one day be known to have football. It would benefit students, as well as possibly bringing back the past.

Another thing that I learned while doing this project is that it used to take only two years of college to teach school. I found this quite interesting. It amazes me how fast people seemed to grow up in the old days. Children definitely had more responsibilities than they do now. I guess it's because of their responsibilities that they matured so quickly. Two years of college back then is most likely the same as four years today.

Probably the most helpful, I learned that when interviewing someone, especially an elder, you should always put the recorder as close to the person as possible. You should also check your recorder's quality beforehand. If you don't do these things, then your sound quality may be bad. It may even be unusable. So always check the recorder before interviewing.

The South Shore Project has taught me more than I had thought it would. I learned interesting things about Flippin, the world before me, and about doing interviews. Some of the things I have learned are more useful to me than others, but all is appreciated. When one engages in a project such as the South Shore Memory Project, he or she will undoubtedly learn a great deal. Never waste knowledge, pick up a pencil and take notes.

Interview and writings by Chesarae Wegener
Put on web by Wade McBee