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in-law, Mame.

During the sheep problems over grazing rights in 1898, Grandpa was one of the men who helped stake off the range. The boundaries were carefully adhered to until the Forest Range Act was passed by Congress under President Theodore

Roosevelt. This act regulated of the United States.

the

grazing

and

timber

lands

Grandpa bought more land in Auburn and Grover and

stocked it with cattle first recollections of

and horses.

About

them.

We

lived

in

this time was my Fairview which was

about eight miles away, and

it was always a big treat to go

and

visit them.

I remember

the

twelve high

back chairs

the spotless clean around the table.

house with At breakfast

time, the chairs everyone kneeled

were down

turned away from the for family prayer (I

table and was pleased

when

Ruby gave me one of these chairs). herself that they never sat down to

bread

or

biscuits.

Grandma's

store

was

white

washed

and

spotless.

She

Grandma always prided breakfast without hot room under the kitchen kept big pans of milk on

the shelve; the pans were ricked with slats between them. After the milk set over night, she skimmed the cream off to make butter and then when the milk soured cottage cheese. Grandma used black handled silverware and insisted it was

polished every morning. If used ashes from the stove.

she didn't have Bon Ami, she Whenever I stayed there, it

was

mine and Ruby's job to polish the girls have a playhouse in

that

was

many

fun

super.

hours

up

Ruby, Hilda,

there.

the the and

silverware. Grandpa let top of the granary and I with other friends spent

We usually spent Christmas wonder how Grandma managed. By in-laws and ten or twelve grand all over the place with kids tuc

in Auburn, and I often this time, there were five- children. Beds were made ked in at the foot of each

bed. went

The big in there

Christmas tree was until Christmas da

in y.

the parlor About noon

and no one Grandpa would

go in and make a getting time for

fire in

the big

Santa.

Mother

as Santa only two

and passed out the or three presents,

pres most

stove, and we knew it was and Aunt May always dressed ents. Of course there were ly homemade, for each one of

us, just from our parents and Santa. No exchange of gifts

like now. the table

When dinner was served all the grown-ups sat at and every kid disappeared into the other room.

When the adults finished each Mother looked out family, and we had the big table to ourselves.

for

her

own

Grandpa drove a good sorrel team of horses with a flax manes and tails and red tassels attached to the bridles.

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