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Be Careful About What You Say About People in a Small Town, Maine

Lewiston, Maine

Story Narrative:

What does living in a small town teach you?

"Living in a small town it teaches you to be careful what you say about people, because it will get around. And in a way I think it can show you how judgmental people can be. You know, the rumor mill and gossip. Everyone likes to gossip. But, at the same time, there's a community spirit of helping one another. You know, when times are tough people kind of gather together and help one another. So, it kind of shows you the best of humanity, and some of the not so great qualities of humanity in just kind of normal human behavior."

Asset ID: 7093
Themes: Small towns, community, neighbors, gossip, intolerance, rumors
Date recorded: May 24, 2013, 4:51 p.m.
Length of recording: 1:30 m
Related traveling exhibition: Crossroads: Change in Rural America
Sponsor or affiliated organization: Museum L-A, Lewiston, Maine

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