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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Hill Baker, June 1977. Interview H-0109-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Employers treat employees to free food

Baker remembers two employers who treated their employees to free meals and gifts of food. He remembers these employers fondly.

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Oral History Interview with Hill Baker, June 1977. Interview H-0109-2. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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PATTY DILLEY:
When Mr. Broyhill came in, did you feel like you owed him as much as you did Mr. Brady?
HILL BAKER:
Well, Broyhill had a bigger job. He had bigger machinery and more competition than Brady had. That was just a small thing. Broyhill went up, run two or three factories, of which he's got two or three now. He's at the top, making furniture.
PATTY DILLEY:
Did you ever meet him or ever see him?
HILL BAKER:
Oh, Lordy, he used to have big dinners at Conover for us.
PATTY DILLEY:
He did?
HILL BAKER:
Watermelon to eat; there'd be a truck loaded with watermelon. And have long tables and give us a big pie supper, all like that. He were wonderful.