Oral Histories

Ruby Ray Tangreen Zufelt

b. 1908

Ruby Zufelt

Back to the DeLong interview:

Then we started out again. Uncle George didn’t have any money, but he had a store building that he had rented in Sunnyside. We had to go to Sunnyside, on the trail, and get groceries for the money Dad had coming for the work he had done. We got to Green River on July 3rd, and kids were buying firecrackers and stuff. Dad pulled us out of town and sent me over to a little grocery store. It wasn’t very far to go for a loaf of bread. I went in the wrong door and got in the pool hall. I was so embarrassed. I went in the grocery store and got the bread. We got out of there as quick as we could so we couldn’t get any firecrackers.

Excerpt from “The Early Years of Ruby Ray:”

We went on and camped out at Courthouse. There was a cabin there then, and it was vacant at the time. We took care of the horses (Snipp and ol’ Daisy) and cooked our supper on the campfire, as usual. Dad was restless and couldn’t sleep that night, so he got up and drove on to the (Colorado) river and crossed the river.

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