Annia Warner, interviewed by Darlene Metcalf-Bergeron
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Maine Folklife Center and the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine proposed to study and present the ways that immigrants in central and eastern Maine connect themselves with their ethnicity.
- Creation: February to June 2005
- From the Collection: MacDougall, Pauleena (Interviewer, Person)
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From the Collection: 16 items
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
NA4205 Annia Warner, interviewed by Darlene Metcalf-Bergeron, February 22, 2008, in her house in Bangor, ME. Warner, age 48, talks about her early life in Costa Rica (CR); her family; moving to San José; meeting a Maine family; visiting ME on vacation; meeting her future husband and staying; the scarcity of Costa Rican immigrants; her parents’ reaction to her staying; becoming pregnant; getting married; her husband and two sons; learning English with Mr. Rogers; raising her sons bilingually; differences between CR and the U.S.; standing out in ME; maintaining her foodways and other traditions; adapting to life here; the commercialism of the U.S. Christmas; being away from her CR family; adapting to ME climate; visiting CR; making friends; being viewed as a foreigner; the pros and cons of each country; maintaining her CR identity as a U.S. citizen; and her sons’ national identities. Text: 23 pp. transcript. Recording: mfc_na4205_c2714_01, mfc_na4205_c2714_02, 60 minutes.
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