Today’s Word: Yankee
Excerpt: South Carolina State Funded Genealogical Research Initiative
Date: December 22, 1983
Location: Robinson Retirement Home
Cassette Series: IJ83 – JR34
Subjet: Lonzo W. Simms
*NOTE: Interview Disgarded*
Interviewer: Mr. Simms, can you tell us a bit about your memories of Christmas. We’re most interested in how the season has changed since your youth.
Mr. Simms: What you want to know?
Interviewer: Let’s start with Santa Claus. How has the image of Santa Claus changed from the time when you were a child?
Mr. Simms: I never cottoned to Claus, sir.
Interviewer: Oh? Why is that, Mr. Simms.
Mr. Simms: (In hushed voice) Don’t you know where that man’s from, son?
Interviewer: (Pause) The North Pole?
Mr. Simms: Yep. Yankee.