Audio Recording "Lots of days it gets so hot, it gets so cold I don't think I'm going to make it, but I just pray."

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Title
"Lots of days it gets so hot, it gets so cold I don't think I'm going to make it, but I just pray."
Contributor Names
Jones, Lee (Narrator)
Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-11
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Hours of labor
-  Faith
-  Refuse collectors
-  E & A Soul Food Restaurant (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Short conversations with customers at E & A Soul Food Restaurant.
-  Summary of audio segment: (Encounter strange people?) yes, but I just tell them about Jesus; "Every morning, I get in my car or in my bathroom or at work -- in a truck or wherever -- and I pray; I pray that God strengthen me each and every day; Lots of days it gets so hot, it gets so cold I don't think I'm going to make it, but I just pray and I ask God to help me and for some strange reason I get the strength to go on. It's rough at times, you know; I would like to be home at Christmas holiday, New Year's and all that stuff too, you know, but we got to go; we're mandatory to work six days a week -- Monday through Saturday -- we only have Sundays off." (Time off?) Sundays is mostly my church time; goes to Canaan Baptist on Paterson Hill, 11th Avenue; Sunday school is beautiful, services are beautiful, we visit other churches, we minister to people on the street. Share the Gospel with other people.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A008
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afcwip.sla00802
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Jones, Lee, and Susan Levitas. "Lots of days it gets so hot, it gets so cold I don't think I'm going to make it, but I just pray.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003602/.

APA citation style:

Jones, L. & Levitas, S. (1994) "Lots of days it gets so hot, it gets so cold I don't think I'm going to make it, but I just pray.". -08-11. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003602/.

MLA citation style:

Jones, Lee, and Susan Levitas. "Lots of days it gets so hot, it gets so cold I don't think I'm going to make it, but I just pray.". -08-11, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003602/>.