Green, Bernice (8 of 25). Food: From Source to Salespoint

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  • Subjects

    Caribbean cuisine; Caterers

  • Recording date

    2001-01-08, 2001-01-19, 2001-01-30, 2001-02-06, 2002-01-21, 2001-02-27, 2001-03-05, 2001-03-13

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Leicester

  • Interviewees

    Green, Bernice, 1937- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Russell, Polly (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 8: Tape 5 Side B. Continues talking about ED being ill and dying. Talks about beliefs as a child in heaven. Talks about her religious beliefs. Describes Seventh Day Adventist as a free church. Celebrate the Sabbath and do not eat pork. When she first arrived in UK she started visiting a Seventh Day Adventist church but it did not feel right. Husband Baptist. Eventually BG started going to Baptist church. BG and husband were married in a Baptist church. Talks about joining Anglican church. Mentions daughter’s wedding and doing catering. When growing up in Jamacia pork was and was not taboo in the house. Describes father’s religious beliefs. BG talks about how she feels about the man being the head of the house.Talks about the relationship between her step-mother. Thinks father bullied step-mother. Describes relationship with her husband and issue over will. Father and Step-mother’s relationship eventually ended due to domestic violence. When described home previously BG said she had ‘brought both homes together’ and ‘deep memory was of my second home.’ The earlier home was more suburban, closer to the city. There was not such a large garden and the house was nearer to the street. There were more shops close by. The second home is ‘riveted in my mind’.

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