Segment Synopsis: Married her husband in New York and they came out to his farm on Texas Ridge after
a few years. Bought the
grocery store in Deary after a year. The switch to a farm was terrible. Didn't like
the custom of feeding
neighbors during threshing. Farming: hard work and
Segment Synopsis: Reasons why she felt the fire was set. Went outside to
help put out the fire and had a hard time to get back
in to save her son. The fire burned down 8 buildings
on Main Street in Deary. Stayed in too long trying to
get some things out by the light of the fire, then the
streamers caught fire and Mr. Wade physically carried
Segment Synopsis: Owners of the store quickly rebuilt a brick building.
The second store was smaller because they didn't have
the money. Got shoes just before the fire. She still
wakes up and fears she smells smoke. Church's Ladies
Aid made the minister's salary.
Segment Synopsis: Recalls other businesses on Main Street: Sam Anderson's
grocery, Gorey Drug Store, Mrs. Devoine's confectionery
store, Curtis Hardware, Buren grocery. Eight buildings
burned. During the fire she saved worthless things and
forgot the valuables.
Segment Synopsis: Raised strawberries out on Texas Ridge and sold them
in Moscow. Their orders for the grocery store were
shipped down from Spokane and men came through to pick
up their orders. They were the first store to sell
produce. Had smoked meat and whole cheese that they
Segment Synopsis: Credit kills a person. When burnt out many people
didn't pay their bills. Albert's sister refused credit
to someone who owed quite a bit. Her husband wouldn't
refuse anybody. Went to Lou Wells' funeral in Moscow.
Mary King belonged to Ladies Aid and was one of us.