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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley

Elsie
  Elsie and her young husband are Opal's aunt and uncle. They are neighbors and interesting friends. Opal believes the angels have brought them the wrong baby. Scene 36: Elsie's brand new baby

Scene 37: A morning visit to the house of Elsie


house we live in
  Opal's house is between the singing creek and her grandparent's house.

Opal lives in a very small wooden house with one room divided into two by a quilt. It is also called a lumber shanty

These little houses were moved to different logging camps using the railroad. The entire house was pulled up on railroad cars and moved to the next work camp.

Picture: Sky view of the farm

Paragraph 1: The house on the edge of the near woods

Paragraph 3: The lumber shanty


looked looks
  looked

"I looked looks for my lost toy."

Paragraph 567: Example

machine-that-sews
  sewing machine

"Momma uses the machine-that-sews to fix the torn clothes."

Paragraph 67: Example

mamma
  The mamma is Opal's mother, Elizabeth Scott Whiteley ( b. 1874 - d. 1917).

Opal has a difficult time with her mother. While trying to be helpful, Opal often does things which make her mother angry.

In addition, Opal believes that her "Angel Mother," rather than Elizabeth Whiteley is her real mother.

Picture: Elizabether Whiteley

Picture: Mr and Mrs. Whiteley

Scene 15: Helping with Chores

Scene 30: Getting the Millers Brand out of the Flour-Sack

Scene 104: Tied to the woodshed corner




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