Frances Greene

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

CD: Lovely

FG: In the sitting room, we used to have it.

CD: Yeah

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!

CD: Lovely

FG: And veg and mashed potato and I had a big appetite!

CD: Great

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

CD: Yeah

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


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