Sunday, January 17, 2010

1930 Census Taker, Bessie Hough

I had a great time portraying Bessie Hough at Questing Heirs of Long Beach. Bessie was one of the 87,800 enumerators for 1930 in the United States. I walked her district, visited her house and found her grave.
I almost feel as though I took the census with her.
Bessie shared her experiences of taking the 1930 census in Corona, Ca. She tells us about the enumerator instructions and about the people she spoke to as she walked her assigned district. Bessie is a little bit of a gossip too.
She is my most popular character. I love to be her. I hope she is looking down and is happy that she is remembered.
A Member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits