Conversin' with the Elders
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Wilard B. Smith, 81, talks to his brother C. Toland Draper, 86. Two friends discuss their friendship that spanned more than half a century. They discuss life during the 1930s and both the good and not so good times. "Back then, we didn't have a swimming pool we had a swimming hole. The worst day at the swimming hole was a Wednesday, I'll never forget, my dear friend, Roy Cooper, got hung up in some brush in the bottom of the hole and drowned." He moved to California from Shreveport, Louisiana a week later. They discuss life in California, the difference between black folk then and now and their hope for future generations. This is true wisdom from the elders.