Lu Anne Jones, interviewer:
Didn't you tell me before that you met your husband at a ball game?

Eva Hopkins:
At a ball game. It was right up here, at Spencer and Herrin Ave - this ball field's still up there.

Lu Anne Jones, interviewer:
Do you remember what position he played?

Eva Hopkins:
He wasn't playing ball. He was a spectator. And I was a spectator. And, so I was watching him more than I was watching the ball game, and I think he was watching me more than he was watching the ball game. So that's how we met, and we started dating.

Lu Anne Jones, interviewer:
What would you all do for dates? Did you go with other kids?

Eva Hopkins:
We would go to parties, like I said, that ran on the village. They would have parties, different people would have parties on Saturday nights. Through the week, you didn't go much of anywhere because you're too tired, because you worked. Like I said, mill work is hard work. We would go to parties, we would get the streetcar and go to town to a movie. And, like I said, then on Sunday afternoons you'd get out when the weather permitted. Other times you stayed at home and listened to the radio. You sat in the parlor and listened to the radio.

Lu Anne Jones, interviewer:
Do you remember what you'd listen to, was it music?

Eva Hopkins:
Well, on Saturday nights we would listen to the Grand Old Opry. That's when it first started, you know, got real popular back then. And through the week, we would listen to the programs - "Myrt and Marge" and "Amos and Andy", and all those things.

- Eva Hopkins, Charlotte, NC

Interview with Eva Hopkins by Lu Anne Jones, March 5, 1980, Interview H-0167, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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