Jean Emberton Interview Clip 02

Title

Jean Emberton Interview Clip 02

Description

Miss McIntosh's proper personality and secret nickname among the children, Tosh.

Date

2016-08-21

Creator

Jean Emberton McAvoy
Pamela Kostelec

Contributor

Alyse Hennig

Rights

Subject to copyright restrictions. Please contact us for permission to use any part of this interview.

Language

English

Type

sound

Identifier

2016-08-21-emberton_jean_clip02

Spatial Coverage

Rockville Centre, NY

Extent

01:30

Transcription

J: We called her Tosh.
A: Now, I am very curious about this. Who called her Tosh? Did everyone?
J: All of us.
A: All of you?
P: Just the kids though.
A: Just the kids.
P: Not the adults.
J: When we were speaking about her...
P: You didn’t call her Tosh to her face, did you?
J: No.
A: Oh, ok.
J: She was Miss McIntosh.
A: [Laughs] Miss McIntosh.
J: Yes, Miss McIntosh.
A: But just among you kids, you would call her Tosh.
J: Yes.
A: That’s really cute, I like that nickname. And what did you think of Miss McIntosh?
J: Of her herself?
A: Mm, hmm.
J: She was very proper. She dressed proper. She was a dignified, elegant lady. And she was just very good, a very nice person, but she was a very strict person about her music. And, it was… She had a relationship with my father because they both came from Scotland, and were there at the same time. And my dad and her used to talk about being back in Scotland all of the time, and they enjoyed speaking with each other. Miss McIntosh was a very proper lady, but a very nice lady.

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Jean Emberton McAvoy and Pamela Kostelec, “Jean Emberton Interview Clip 02,” Edith McIntosh School of Music Digital Scrapbook: A Community History Project, accessed June 22, 2017, http://edithsmusicrvc.com/items/show/297.