Audio Recording "I have quite a congregation, people come in for coffee."
About this Item
- "I have quite a congregation, people come in for coffee."
- Contributor Names
- Owens, Doug (Narrator)
- Levitas, Susan, 1961- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Grocery stores
- - Neighborhood stores
- - L & B Food Center (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Doug Owens, owner, L & B Food Center.
- - Summary of audio segment: (Is being a grocery store owner like being a barber or a bar tender; do people come here and tell you their life's story?) People tell me a lot of private things because they know I won't tell; I don't equate it with being a bartender or a barber; people go there to let it all hang out, so to speak. (Do people come here to meet each other and talk?) mornings, yes; I have quite a congregation. Older people come in for coffee; sometimes they come in with the bible; deacons; we have a nice little gathering in the mornings; average morning, 20 (people); get here around 7; most are retirees; fisherman are coming in; (why are they coming here?) can't get coffee in the A&P and tell jokes. I've been here so long, I know a lot of people; my nephew is a joker and they come out to joke with him.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-SL-A019
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Owens, Doug, and Susan Levitas. "I have quite a congregation, people come in for coffee.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003657/.
APA citation style:
Owens, D. & Levitas, S. (1994) "I have quite a congregation, people come in for coffee.". -08-28. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003657/.
MLA citation style:
Owens, Doug, and Susan Levitas. "I have quite a congregation, people come in for coffee.". -08-28, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003657/>.