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“Chicken stories, Add some water to the beans…”

 Monique Fraga Anthus interviews several female cousins (Mary Ellen Valdez Cortes, Cathy Assessor Stone, Elaina Fraga O’Malley, Valerie Rustoni, Camille Fraga Von Dreele) about their experiences at The Farm and with their aunts, uncles and cousins while growing up. The whole interview is approximately 1:58:00.  Approximately the first 28:00 is general conversation, people connecting, etc. I have intentionally left it in for its historical value as a sort of “time capsule” as descriptive of aspects of life in 2021.  The actual interview starts around the 28:00 minute mark.  Muchas gracias to Monique and all the participants for taking the time to share their stories.  


Recorded April 11, 2021





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