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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Thomas Samuel Hudson and Elberta Pugh-Hudson, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0283. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Debt and death, but also generosity and giving, in the storm's aftermath

Elberta describes some of the losses Hurricane Floyd created: dead farm animals floating on the water and creating an "unbearable" smell, and an acquaintance who was plunged into debt when she was on the verge of clearing her ledgers. Nevertheless, Elberta sees God's work in the generosity of donors and the lessons of humility and anti-materialism the flooding taught White Stocking.

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Oral History Interview with Thomas Samuel Hudson and Elberta Pugh-Hudson, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0283. 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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