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Piece DescriptionLisa Ray grew up in the late 1960s in Flat Rock, North Carolina. When Lisa was just six, her father, Lenoir (luh-NOR) Ray, passed away.
NPR's Morning Edition 1/15/2010
LR: I lost my father when I was six and half and I just don't really have that many strong memories of him. The ones that I do have, I kind of cling to uh.... When I was five I started to get a loose tooth and I told mom it was ready to come out and uh she said, "Well, you know wait til Daddy gets home, that's his job." So he got home and started to go to work on it and when it was over he told me all these stories about the Tooth Fairy, you know, what it would be like when she came and what fairies were like. So when I went to bed that night I was so excited. My sister and I shared a bedroom and I put my tooth under the pillow and I woke up the next morning and I stuck my hand under the pillow and pulled out my tooth.
Momma and Daddy were eating breakfast so I held out my hand with the tooth on it. Momma started to say something and Daddy just threw his hand out and stopped her and sa...
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
Time now for StoryCorps... that's the project where everyday people talk about the moments that have shaped their lives.
Lisa Ray came to a recording booth in Norfolk, Virginia...
she wanted to share one particular memory of her father...
Lenoir (luh-NOR) Ray...OUTRO:
Lisa Ray in Norfolk, Virginia.
Her interview will be archived along with ALL StoryCorps interviews at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
The podcast is at NPR dot Org.
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