“…Oh yeah, we had a big–they had a big celebration. I’ll show you the pictures. We had a–down to the old town hall. It was up on the hill, where the old schoolhouse used to be. And they had a town hall there, and they made a nice stage in there, anyway. And then they decorated that. The women done good. It looked lovely, I didn’t see it before that night. See, there were seven of us girls, and I didn’t see it before that night, but it was all decorated and up on the wall it had–they took the cartons, the sardine can cartons and made, “Sardine Queen Ball.” I’ll show you the picture. And itwas up on the back–well back of us girls, and flowers, and it was really decorated. And there we were, Yeah, I thought I would never get it, but I’m enjoying getting ready, you know, and I was pleased, of course,
And they had three judges. They had a–we all had to, one at a time, get up and answer questions–what you wanted to do and all such questions. And then these three judges–and they chose me, one of the seven of us.”
January 16, 2013
Interviewer: Keith Ludden
Recommended citation: Calder, Susan, Knight, Oral History Interview, January 16, 2013 by Keith Ludden, Page #, Oral History and Folklife Research. Online: https://www.oralhistoryandfolklife.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Calder-Transcript.pdf
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Calder packed sardines in the cannery at Lubec, ME.