|I grew up in Rowan County here in North Carolina
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|in a little crossroads called Enochville,
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|which is near Salisbury, Kannapolis, China Grove area.
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|It was great, small community. Most people in our area were either farmers or textile workers. That's generally what you did.
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|My dad had retired from the service at that time and he worked at the VA hospital in Salisbury
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|and my mom worked at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, so I guess she worked there for about thirty years.
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|But it was great. They didn't go to college and none of my immediate aunts or uncles did
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|but it was important for my parents to make sure that I did and so I'm first generation.
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|My sister actually went to nursing school but even though she's older she did that a little bit later in life,
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|so I was technically the first person to go to college in my family.
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