Martha Cousey Interview, March 2016
Crawford, Eric (Interviewer)
Martha Cousey, a resident of Conway, South Carolina, has parents, Helen Harriet Lance and Georget Lance, from Sandy Island. She spent summers and breaks on the island growing up and spending time with her grandparents and extended family in the Mount Arena area. She discusses nature-based remedies she developed on the island and wildlife that could be found on the island. She remembers the two churches on the island, Gordon Chapel, alongside the still-extant New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. She remembers life being plentiful and self-sufficient on Sandy Island. She remembers the funeral traditions and quilting. She recalls where Sandy Islanders would go to school after graduating the sixth grade.
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Cousey, Martha and The Athenaeum Press, "Martha Cousey Interview, March 2016" (2016). At Low Tide Oral Histories. 5.