Segment Synopsis: McConnell family moves from marriage to Idaho. They
moved into Mansion on December 24, 1886. A woman upset
the "privy in the house." Kidnapping of Mary McConnell
as a baby in Portland; the kidnapper had lost her own
baby and thought she was hers.
Segment Synopsis: Senator Borah's death - he slipped getting out of
the bathtub. Mrs. Borah's survival from parrot
fever: Senator's prayer for her; her desire for mashed
potatoes when she recovered. After his death she
returned to Idaho briefly, and then back to Washington,
where she visited Idaho servicemen and wrote to their
families. Her injury in a revolving door, which could
well have been fatal.
Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Borah came to Portland to live with her sister,
and came to Maryville in 1966. In 1968 Richard Nixon
called her a loudspeaker hookup. Mrs. Borah's hundredth
birthday. Her wonderful character.