Audio Recording "We used to play peggy."

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"We used to play peggy."
Contributor Names
Decker, Jean (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Games
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Neighborhood
-  Watson Machine International
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Jean Decker at Watson Machine International.
-  Summary of audio segment: Growing up in People's Park. Children do different things than we do now. Used to get together and play different games at night. Specific games -- used to play peggy: "you take the end of a broom and you whittle both ends down. And then you would hit that and you would hit the peggy and we would break the windows then. [Laughs]. My father was spending all of his time fixing windows. "And we'd play handball and things like that."
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A006
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Decker, Jean, and Robert McCarl. "We used to play peggy.". -08-10, 1994. Audio.

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Decker, J. & McCarl, R. (1994) "We used to play peggy.". -08-10. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Decker, Jean, and Robert McCarl. "We used to play peggy.". -08-10, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.