Interviewee ID: 990538
Parent's name: Luvsansamdan
Year of Birth: 1934
Notes on education:
Work: retired / transport dispatcher
Born in: Asgat sum, Sühbaatar aimag
Lives in: Baruun Urt sum (or part of UB), Sühbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
Themes for this interview, suggested by the interview team, are:
(Please click on a theme to see more interviews on that topic)
childhood; belief; work; family; life in wartime;
Alternative keywords suggested by readers for this interview are: (Please click on a keyword to see more interviews, if any, on that topic)
Click here to submit your own keywords for this interview
To read a full interview with Bumuutsogzol please click on the Interview ID below.
Summary of Interview 100609A with Bumuutsogzol
Bumuutsogzol guai was born during the war-time. She liked to ride race horses and she used to perform the giingoo (a chant at the start of a horse race). Today she and her husband tether horses in order to condition them.
In the olden times there were no chests and beds in the ‘ails’, and they used to sleep on a dried hide. All the household items were made from livestock products. Flour and rice were rare and mostly meat was consumed.
Bumuutsogzol guai, having completed the fourth grade of the Asgat elementary school, went to the aimag centre when she was in her teens and she used to work as a typesetter in the ‘Zam’ newspaper. Then she became a nursing auxiliary, then a typist at the court and later an intercity dispatcher.
There used to be the 12th auto base in Sühbaatar aimag. They were in charge of all the aimag transportation and the dispatcher coordinated the vehicles. Administrative measures were taken against the irresponsible drivers. The machinery and equipment had norms for when they would wear out.
The children attended nurseries when they were 45 days old and the work didn’t give any concessions to mothers with babies. The people were active at work and they were fearful of their dargas and they were principled, she recalled. The drivers’ families were taken care of and they went to picnics together with their work-groups and they cooperated with the collectives.
Bumuutsogzol guai used to be an amateur in the aimag palace of culture.
Through the cultural campaign the ails’ hygiene and surrounding environment was inspected and paid attention to, and today we need such kind of work, she said.
When she was a child, every household had a lama, but later it was even prohibited to make the tea offering.
The vole has destroyed the pasture land for some time, and today the land is being heavily ploughed up by the people which worries her, she said.
Altan Ovoo has been called the Ovoo worshiped by nobles’ since olden times. The so called Da nar people worshiped the mountain called Ih Uul and their descendants still continue to worship it.