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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley
|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
"I sleep during the night-time."
|Paragraph 37: Example|
|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
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
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