Good interview of Linda Barnett as she repairs a generator while talking with Sleepy. “Decarbonating the generator or else you lose compression…it needs some rebuilding.” “The slabs is a 640 acre area, but 300 acres are impacted.”
She also points out how fewer children are out here this year and that her X-ray technician license is still current.
Linda brings up survival issues at the Slabs and how having a mechanical ability has proved very useful. “If we weren’t talented and gifted we wouldn’t be able to survive out here very long.”
Sleepy is still a Southern Baptist minister and has also worked for the phone company. When Sleepy does most of the talking on #168 regarding his life and work, Linda is still seen working away on the generator. Their actions on camera look good on tape while speaking and remaining busy, too.
Sleepy feels the county and state will work together regarding the free issue. On C.B.s in the desert—“You have to realize that the C.B. is more important than a half pound of ground round in the refrigerator.” Linda’s independent spirit and self-reliant attitude carries well on camera. She and Sleepy make somewhat of an odd couple, but they work together and balance each other during their talk.
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- December, 1991
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videotape; 21 minutes, 8 seconds
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- Sherman George
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