Frances Greene 16th August 2017 Deerpark Social Services Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)
Interviewee: Frances Greene (FG)
CD: And do you remember when you were small at Christmas time when Santy’d come, did you ever put the sock out at the end of the bed?
FG: Indeed, I did, the sock, round the chimney
CD: That’s it
FG: On the chimney, though
CD: And what would Santy put into it?
FG: Santy, he’d put in a … he’d put in, let me see now, he’d put in a doll for me
FG: In the sitting room, we used to have it.
FG: The big sitting room
CD: Santy used to come into the sitting room
FG: The sitting room, yeah
CD: And what would you eat now for the Christmas dinner?
FG: Well, I used to eat…what at all used I eat now? I used to eat…turkey and ham!
FG: And veg and mashed potato and I had a big appetite!
FG: A big appetite for a child, Yeah
CD: And your mother used to cook the turkey, did she?
FG: Well, my father used to or Michael, my brother used to choke the turkey
FG: … pull her the neck, the turkey
CD: And was it your own turkey or would you buy him?
FG: Oh, or own turkeys
CD: Ye lived on a farm, did ye?
FG: We did, my father was a farmer