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|The far woods is a forest near the McKibben Mill, about a quarter of a mile west from Opal's home.
Opal calls this area the far woods because she thinks it is far from her house.
Picture: Sky view of the far woods today
Paragraph 194: A box in the woods
Paragraph 479: The place where the ferns grow
|a woman's lightweight head scarf usually of crochet or lace
"Momma put the fascinator on my head before I went out to keep me warm."
|Paragraph 236: Example|
|house of Dear Love|
|The little house of Dear Love is close to the McKibben mill by the far woods where her husband works.
Dear Love and her young husband are friends of Opal's and neighbors of Sadie McKibben. They lived in a one room house like Opal's family did.
Picture: Sky view
Paragraph 198: The angel's mistake
Paragraph 341: Flower bed for Dear Love
|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 mill by the far woods was owned by Sadie McKibben's family. Several other neighbors of Opal's also worked in the McKibben mill.
A lumber mill turns cut trees and logs into planks and lumber. The loggers and mill workers live near it in bunk houses housing as many as 20 or more men. The McKibben lumber mill burned down in 1907, a couple of years after Opal moved from Walden into Cottage Grove.
Picture: the McKibben mill by the far woods
Picture: sky view of the mill by the far woods
Paragraph 5: The road to Sadie McKibbon's house
Paragraph 303: Watching the folks from the lumber camp
|right away; directly
"I went straightway to the house because I was in a hurry to get home."
|Paragraph 415: Example|
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