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Peggy Pearson

Peggy Pearson is from Fairfield

... they used to laugh at the way I spoke, and they’d say "Peggy, was that wash house, the washing machine fixed when you come down?" I says "Washing machine?" I mean I’ve still got a washing machine. I’ve still got it. I brought it with me. "Washing machine? You mean the spin dryer? No, as a matter o’ fact, when I come doon there the reet was spewin’ oot it.

"What did she say there? Peggy, say it in English."

"The smoke was pouring out of the spin dryer."