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This Interview is with Barry Butterfield on June 17, 2015 in his home at Allen Street. He is the owner, proprietor, and chief waffle maker of the Hudson B & B.
Barry Butterfield was born in NYC on the Lower East Side. He lived early ages of his life in NY and moved back and forth betwee Upstate and the city. He moved to Hudson in 2006. He was a guest of the Bed & Breakfast that he currently owns and purchased when he was going through life changes. He has two boys. He describes preparing waffles at the B & B having made them for his family for Sunday breakfast using an old fashioned cast iron waffle maker. He descirbes the old owner teaching his to make pancakes when he purchased the B & B. He grew up atheist in a mixed religious family without clear traditions. His father was Jewish and he grew up in a Jewish neighborhood. He describes celebrating certain holidays with his children now. Barry talks about the history of the home and purchasing it, coming up to Hudson in the '80s and his eventual reason for moving to town.
Hicran Karataş was born in Turkey and lived in Ankara where is the capital of Turkey. Briefly, She is a folklorist. She is PhD student at Turkish Folklore Depatment in Hacettepe University. She is getting involve women studies, tradition and modernite, religion, folk law and linally oral history. She is literally trained in oral history theories and methodologies. She came over to this workshop to improve herself and get more experience in field. She wants to conduct new Project focusing on oral history.
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