"Lucindy on a Diet" by Peggy Reece
Scope and Contents
The 3-page play tells the story of Lucindy and her daughter Ophelia, who are domestic servants in the south. Their employer, Mrs. Gardner, is at church, so Lucindy receives the visit of friend Caroline Johnsing. While having coffee, Lucindy tells Caroline she went to a diet doctor to lose weight after her husband cheated. The doctor prescribed a diet of spinach, dry toast and lean meat, but after almost two weeks her skirt is tighter around the waist than it was before. Lucindy is surprised since she has been making an effort to eat those ingredients "atter ev'ry meal"...
- circa 1920
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Biographical / Historical
This original paper copy play is of the 1920's era and was written by Peggy Reece. The characters speak in a nearly incomprehensible southern dialect.
0.167 Cubic Feet
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This collection was gifted to the University by John Paffenbarger in January 2011.
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