A Day in the Life of a Holly School Child

Ruth Wyatt Stever
Taken from her 1990 memories

Ruth and her brother Russell in front of the Holly shingle mill c.1915

“As my mother was never very well and I being the oldest child, I had to help a lot with the work at home. As my Dad would be fishing or logging, I would have to come home from school at noon and feed about 500 chickens as we sold eggs by shipping them out on the boat. And would sometimes have to milk the cow before breakfast. And also before school I would have to mix a batch of bread. My Mom could handle it after it was kneaded.”

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