Collected by John Logan Hays Sullivan
Transcribed by M.C. Parler Burdette, Ark.
April 28, 1962
Reel 410 Item 10
This is Hays Sullivan talkin' and I'm the manager of the Burdette Gin Company at Burdette, Arkansas. I work about eight families of darkies, and about the finest bunch of folks you would find anywhere in the country.
This is something that happened to one of 'em a year ago.
I got an uncle that is a doctor out in California. He is a pedeatrician and obstetrician. He was here last summer and this one darkie called Dubbie -- the one that has been playing the guitar, he's got eleven children -- had one every year for the past eleven years. Might have skipped one year in between. Uncle Carl was here last summer and Dubbie was running this big dirt mover. Uncle Carl always speaks to Dubbie when he gets here. He spoke to him "How are you, Dubbie?" "Doctor, I'm just fine."
Dubbie had just got through paying a fifty-dollar hospital bill for delivering a baby. Doctor Carl he owns part of the place here. Said to him "Dubbie, looks to me like when Doctor Carl is here, that's all he does for a living, deliver babies, looks to me like you could get together on this thing. And when he is here in the summer time, you could have the babies in the summer time.
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Dubbie looked at me and said "When is Doctor Carl coming back?"
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