Segment Synopsis: Remembering details of the past. Getting rid of head
lice. She writes so grandchildren will know what those
days were like. Kerosene lamps. People got along
because they didn't know anything different.
Segment Synopsis: Dora wanted to dance, but parents wouldn't permit it.
She worked out while still young. College a disappointment - girls couldn't take animal
Raising livestock for love and money.
Segment Synopsis: Dora took the butter to town, and was ashamed of the
unpainted wagon. The kids had to get permission to
do anything, but didn't mind. There may be more back
trouble now because people don't work with their backs.
Segment Synopsis: Unable to use her hands, the memories flow in. How
well off the family was compared to the neighbors.
Parents wouldn't speak badly of anyone. Father worked
very hard to get by, hated debt. People just wanted
to get by.
Segment Synopsis: Mother wrote down her feelings in a diary in South
Dakota and later a book. She was more daring about
coming to Idaho, and pushed father on. Father didn't
believe ridges could be farmed at first.
Segment Synopsis: Dora's father-in-law, Dave Fleener, crossed plains at
the age of 4. His mother and brother died of cholera
on the way. In 1877, Lieuallen tried to persuade him to buy a Moscow town lot. The
area of Dave's home
stead is too isolated for his neighbor. Dave put
up barn rafters, because he was the only unmarried
man around. Dave's father was inconsiderate of him.
Segment Synopsis: More about the 1852 plains crossing. The family used up
all their medicine to treat other's sickness. They
traded oxen for a milk cow in South Idaho. They
met a brother at The Dalles.