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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Kathryn Killian and Blanche Bolick, December 12, 1979. Interview H-0131. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Parents share authority

Killian and Bolick's parents shared authority and responsibility as parents, the pair recalls.

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Oral History Interview with Kathryn Killian and Blanche Bolick, December 12, 1979. Interview H-0131. 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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JACQUELYN HALL:
Who would you say was the boss of the family? Whose word was law?
BLANCHE BOLICK:
I think it was equal. Yes I do, don't you?
KATHRYN KILLIAN:
Mama and daddy got along fine. They were a good example to us children.
JACQUELYN HALL:
So did they ever disagree about things, about how to raise you all?
KATHRYN KILLIAN:
I feel sure they did, but they didn't do it in front of us.
JACQUELYN HALL:
So you never saw your parents fighting?
KATHRYN KILLIAN:
Not among themselves. They believed in peace. That's the way they tried to raise us.