Segment Synopsis: Mother's birth in Sweden; Ruberg family migration to Cheney, Wash, then by wagon to
Cordelia/Lenville area. Mother's death. Early Troy, Bohman's home, Lutheran Church
services in Swedish and English.
Segment Synopsis: Parents married by Rev. Peter Carlson, Northwest missionary who lived in Moscow. Home
farm on Washington-Idaho border. Trading in Moscow, school in Washington. Walking
l 1/4 miles to school.
Segment Synopsis: Plenty to eat, kids sent with notes to invite neighbors to dinner. Visiting a family
and catching head lice. She worked her way through college as housekeeper. The kind
lady that gave her a salary and a music lesson each week.
Segment Synopsis: Going to Moscow for Confirmation classes every Saturday and into Church for Sunday.
Confirmation all in white dresses, described. 31 in class. Confirmed in Swedish except
Miss Jacobson, the top student.
Segment Synopsis: Today's folks couldn't make it if they had to go back to the early ways. Butchering,
salted meats, pork and beef, preparing for cooking, chickens eaten fresh. Meat in
the woodshed; hams stored in the grain after smoking.
Segment Synopsis: First peaches - made into jam. Father's orchard. Vegetables, carrots, cabbage, potatoes.
Milk,cream and butter. She,
sister and brother each milked two cows twice a day, then walk to school. The nice
warm fire when they got to school.
Segment Synopsis: Mother's work, berries. Government gave a gun to an uncle so he could shoot Indians.
Lookout house in Moscow to spot Indians. Dad sleeps out on the way home because it
was so dark. Snow and sleds; riding on the unbroken horses until caught by Dad.
Segment Synopsis: First car she drove. The old Model T Fords; cousin started to drive car before he
learned to stop it, drove in circles until the car was out of gas. Side curtains instead
of windows. Storing cars for three months in the winter.