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Warner, Vivian and Pate

Warner, Vivian and Pate

Warner, Vivian and Pate

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 1985

Interview 57a : In an interview with Marie Davis, Diboll natives Vivian and Pate Warner reminisce about growing up in an East Texas sawmill town. Their memories include school days, children's games, earning money as a child, and family life during the Depression. They also recall well-known Diboll personalities like Mr. Watson Walker, Fannie Farrington, and the Temple family. Both Vivian and Pate worked in the commissary, the hub of community life and commerce. The Warners also discuss gardens and canning, local working conditions, company benefits, funeral practices, health insurance and doctor visits, childbirth practices, and African-American midwives.