Segment Synopsis: Arrival on Deep Creek. They first lived in a log
barn. Father worked out in harvest. They didn't go to
school first winter because they didn't have overshoes.
Helping at home. The little hen who always laid her
egg in the house.
Segment Synopsis: As children they cut up apples to pretend they were
beef. Mother didn't want to light lamps when father
wasn't home so others wouldn't think they were home.
Father worked out; he broke his leg, which was badly set"
by a drunk doctor.
Segment Synopsis: She met Archie at literary. Women debated the usefulness
of a mop vs. a dishrag. Her courtship, Saturday
nights and Sunday. Archie got jealous of a man who
wanted to go with her. Her shivaree - they were
followed home with a lot of noise.
Segment Synopsis: Making butter in a churn. Fifteen mile trip to town.
She found a dollar on the way to Palouse, and bought
material to make a Fourth of July dress. A peddlar
sold material to the women for making such a dress
each year. The celebration went two or three days by
the schoolhouse. She sewed for whole family.
Segment Synopsis: Fear of a bull loose in the brush. Her sister followed
by an animal. Her fear of a coyote when her house was
locked. A man she didn't want to go with. Family fear
of bobcat. Relatives visit on Fourth of July; someone
sneaked a look at kids sleeping on floor.
Segment Synopsis: Brother said, "How about making a pee pie?" United
Brethern Church on creek. Walking home at night
with mother past a group of men. Farm chores: drive
cow home. People went to bed when it got dark.