Oral Histories

Deone Skewes

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Deone Skewes

Q: How do you explain that?

A: I don’t know. Maybe it’s called growth, I don’t know.

Q: Do you think the people have changed as far as free work?

A: Some individuals have changed a lot, you know.

Q: Well, you played the piano for free, except you played for dinner, but outside of that…

A: Well, but I do remember that commissioners and people used to do a lot of things just for money for postage and stationery.

Q: Maybe there was just a job to be done and they did it.

A: And people did it. Yes. I think a lot of people get salaries for other people used to just donate their time.

Q: I wonder why that is?

A: Well, maybe you can call it greed, I don’t know. 

Q: Well, is that what you would call it?

A: I didn’t say that now.

Q: Are you a church going person?

A: No. I just stay home.

Q: So. Some people think this is a Mormon community. Do you have Mormon roots at all?  

A: Well, really yes. I’m not a Mormon, but my mother was. 

Q: Oh really.   What about your father?

A: Oh, he was not a Mormon. No. He wasn’t … he didn’t have any religious affiliation, however, he was a Mason.

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