Segment Synopsis: Midwives; natural childbirth. Births of younger sisters and
brothers, hiding in the orchard because mother hollered so
badly; having her own children. Hauling water, washing
clothes at the creek. Fear of the dark; visiting the outhouse in the dark; fear of
the train in Troy.
Segment Synopsis: Remembrances of visiting Troy after hiking 9 miles;
walking on the top of snow. Bear Creek School (later Dry
Creek) and parties; visiting Carl Olson's family; big piles
of pancakes for breakfast at home and other foods.
Segment Synopsis: Mother's jobs; going to school, learning English; mother's
intelligence shown in her sewing all of the clothes without
patterns. Washing clothes by hand. More on having babies
Segment Synopsis: Parties and dances in old empty houses; meeting her husband; family pictures; married
at 29 - having too much fun to be married earlier; working in Spokane as housekeeper;
coming home to help mother for birth of younger brothers and sisters, 13 total including
a half-brother and two half-sisters.
Segment Synopsis: Going to work in Spokane; never worked hard because of being small; doing tub laundry
and the soap. School; fun at recess; good at spelling not at map drawing, so copying
from neighbor; need to know enough to get out to work. Making $6 a week.