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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Christine and Dave Galliher, August 8, 1979. Interview H-0314. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Lack of friendship with fellow workers

Christine Galliher says that she and her husband did not necessarily socialize with their fellow workers. In fact, she argues that time spent away from work was seldom spent socializing, but rather it was devoted to rest. According to Christine, socializing on the job was also sparse and she does not recall close friendships with her fellow workers.

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Oral History Interview with Christine and Dave Galliher, August 8, 1979. Interview H-0314. 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:
Were your best friends people that worked down there, or people that were your neighbors?
CHRISTINE GALLIHER:
I don't know.
JACQUELYN HALL:
You didn't run around with people very much that you worked with, after work?
CHRISTINE GALLIHER:
No. When you worked ten hours a day and fifty-six hours a week, you didn't do any running around; you rested. You might go someplace on Saturday, and that was it. Of course, when you'd go to church you'd be with the people that you'd always been to church with, and . That's about all. Not much socializing when you worked like that. And no socializing on the job, for sure.