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|house of Elsie|
|The house of Elsie and her young husband was very close to Opal's house.
Elsie and her young husband are Opal's aunt and uncle.
Picture: Sky view
Paragraph 318: Dancing song notes
|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
|The little girl is Opal's four year old sister. Pearlwas born in 1899.
Pearl and Opal were not close sisters. They do not play with each other very much and did not like the same things.
|Picture: Opal and Pearl
Scene 5: Queer Feels
Paragraph 463: Helping out
"I looked looks for my lost toy."
|Paragraph 567: Example|
|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
|The papa is Opal's father Charles Edward Whiteley (born 1870 - died 1938). He was a logger and worked for the Booth Kelly lumber company in Cottage Grove.
As with her mother, Opal tries to help her father with mixed results and believes that "Angel Father" is her real father.
Scene 57Scene 57: Trying to Help the Papa
Paragraph 152: The papa's big coat
About: Angel Father
"I had the remembers that I had to do something."
|Paragraph 540: Example|
A wood burning stove used to cook and to heat the house.
"It was cold in the morning because the fire in the stove had gone out. "
The little house where Opal and her family lived did not have electricity or running water. Their only heat was from the wood burning cook stove.
Picture: Wood buring stove
Paragraph 29: cooking on the stove
Paragraph 183: making the room warm
|The baby is Opal's younger sister Faye. Opal often takes care of Faye for her mother.||Picture: Opal and her sisters Faye and Chloe
Paragraph 332: tending the baby
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