Martha Cousey Interview, March 2017
Crawford, Eric (Interviewer)
An interview with Martha Cousey during March 2017 at her home in Conway, South Carolina. The recording begins mid-conversation in a discussion on how safe the island is. She remarks on Geraldine Funderburk's death, and how she was connected to her through her father. She speculates on the future of the island, fearing that soon no one will be living on the island. She remarks how amazing it is to have roots in a space that is as rich as Sandy Island, and remembers Prince Washington and Minrus Tucker and their stern personalities but great responsibility. She remembers folklore, how individuals would cook, and the accents on the island (or lack thereof). She also talks about her brother, who was killed in action during Vietnam.
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Cousey, Martha and The Athenaeum Press, "Martha Cousey Interview, March 2017" (2017). At Low Tide Oral Histories. 17.