Gertrude Patterson - Well I come to Texas in June of Depression, when ole Hitle and Kaiser and Mussolini, when the times was tough. People hoboing, and oh Lord, it was tough then! It ain't tough now. It was tough. Always did want to come to Texas. I don't know I just always did…even when I was a child. I'd hear so much about Texas and I'd tell 'em all, "My mother listen(?) and she'd whup us. Whup us, she listen(?). I said, "That's alright," I said, "When I get grown and get along on my own," I said, "I'm going to Texas where they're hookin' bulls." 'Course, I hadn't ever seen a prairie. I didn't know what a prairie was till I come out here. I didn't know about no prairie. nor about no ranch. And when they all come into dinner, it was all colored people. And I never cooked for a bunch of colored folks. I said, "Oh my God, as I got to be worried with headless(?) children. I'd fix dinner, had that… Mr. Welder… had that table as long as both of these two rooms. And woman, I'd have it lined up from one end to the other, and that table over in another room, I'd have it lined up full. And I held that kitchen eight years by myself. And I tell ya, I really…they would give me so much trouble, sometimes I just almost ready, wanted to quit. And I'd look at 'em, but I'd go on and put up with 'em. Fuss with 'em, put up with 'em. And they said, "Oh, I sure hate to see Miss Gertrude quit." Honey, I got in there and I straightened them out! I just thought 'em was nuts! I just thought they were nuts! Cause I told them, I'd say, "I wouldn't do like y'all do for nothing in the world." On Sunday, when they didn't work, they was breaking horses. Oh child! They used to have a time out there with 'em. But I enjoyed it. I really did!