Lackey, Maedrid 1982-02-02

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Ms. Lackey reminisces over her childhood experiences on a Bell County farm and her more recent experiences in Brownfield, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Maedrid Lackey

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 02, 1982

Location: Brownfield, Texas

Interviewer: Richard Mason

Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Born: 1907, Early education, Parents: Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Brock, Farming operation, Location, Difficulties, Labor, Childhood reminiscences, Piano lessons, Mrs. Whitworth, Mother: Mrs. C. D. Brock, Personality, Community involvement, Preparing bodies for undertaker (1923-24), Father: C. D. Brock, Personality, Education (again), Latin, Benefits in agriculture, Discipline and guidance of children, Behavioral expectations.

Tape 1, Side 2: Family farming operation, Bell County, Texas, Obstacles, Move to West Texas, Attraction, Neighbors moving ahead, Obstacles (again), Cotton prices (1914-1920), General economic conditions, Meadow, Texas, Description, Entertainment, Farmer migration to West Texas, Train ride, Description of Lubbock (1923), Early jobs playing piano in Lubbock (1920s), Motion picture theater, Purchase of land in West Texas (1920s), Meadow community (1920s), Population, Entertainment, Visiting, Schools, Heating, Farming conditions, Weather, Housing, Isolation, Independence and self-sufficiency, Child’s impression of area, Marriage at age 19, Lackey family background, To Brownfield, Texas (1942), Mr. Lackey, Ranching activities, Race horses.

Tape 2, Side 1: Race horses (continued), Sammy’s Bowery (1950s), Photograph, Initial interest, Drill bit, Lackey family (again), Father-in-law, Stock farming, Oil activity in Yoakum County, Texas, Lackey’s interest, Mr. Lackey’s involvement in oil industry, Oil activity in Terry County, Texas (1980s), Independent operators, Larry Petrie, Prediction for future, Improvements in Brownfield area (1960-1982).

Range Dates: 1876-1982

Bulk Dates: 1907-1982

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