JL- 'Big' John 'T-Bone' Little, interviewee / LR - Lyn Royce, interviewer
LR: So tell me a little more about your Aunt Norval. What do you remember about her?
JL: Oh, she was great; she was great. She used to live on Drummond Road; her and Uncle Cy. And, uh, she was just a... just a real bundle of joy. She was just, just, just as perky as all... She reminded me of a little bird you know, she was just goin' all the time, you know. And she always had a bright wit about her and had that smile, it made me, even if she wouldn't feel good she always, I don't know, she always give you that attitude, you know? And she always had time to stop you, and to talk to you or something like that and, uh, she made you feel, feel, feel important, eh? She had that gift. And, uh, she could play piano and uh, I don't know if she sang, I think she sang a little bit too. But she played piano... Well she, she was the backbone of the church mostly, because everybody came to her with, they wanted to put a function on or something she organized it, and uh, she kept it going for a long, long time.
LR: Who, who for you stands out in your mind as kind of the person who influenced you the most? Or had the most impression on you when you were little? That kind of...
JL: Well, I have to say Aunt, Aunt Norval.
JL: Yeah. Aunt Norval and my father.
JL: Yeah. Because, uh... I don't know she had a way about her. She always had time, you know? I used to go over visit her house and sometime and she'd say, 'Oh come in John T;' she called me John T, 'John T, come on in!' you know? And we'd go in the house and she always had cookies or milk or something like that or... we'd sit down and I'd visit and then... Always felt good.