Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
10 July 2004

Heather: How are you doing?

Audrey:  I’m fine. It’s very sunny out here! I can’t remember everything. It comes and goes. We had a Price is Right game and I won a pocketbook. I think it is pretty. It is braided and has a brown leather handle. I use it all the time with my mirror and napkins. I always had a mirror with me. I always had a mirror tucked away in my pocket or pocketbook. I was always trying to look at my hair. I always thought I was ugly. I thought my eyes were nice, but I had a long chin and a long face, so I wasn’t happy with my looks. If I looked cheerful, I’d get along O.K. Way back, when kids picked me to the most beautiful, way back at Rocky Hill Grange, I was so surprised. I was a Sunday School teacher. The kids liked my actions-not my looks (I thought).

Recently two or three people mentioned my good looks and I said, “What can’t they see?” (to myself). When old clothes make me look funny, I feel funny. But when I dress up. I feel better. I kind of felt I am a little bit different. I was always inventing things to make me look better.

After I got married, I didn’t feel so bad about myself. I caught somebody and that’s all that matters. I always had a beautiful little child with me, and they didn’t look at me. I always had pretty kids.

Conversations, Life in Anthony (Coventry)