Oral Histories

Ruby Ray Tangreen Zufelt

b. 1908

Ruby Zufelt

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A. I don’t know what the reason was, but we moved to LaSal. Left the home and the cellar and the spring and moved to LaSal. Dad filed on a place there. We got quite a bit more ground and there was a little old log cabin. Just a little one room cabin. There was room for Mother’s bed and cook stove and a cupboard she had. We had to sleep outside. I said, “Let’s build an arbor over the front of it,” ‘cause I remembered going on a picnic when I was about four. The community had a picnic away from the house, down the canyon a little ways, and they had built an arbor with brush over the top. Of course they had the table under it, if it happened to rain. They called it an arbor. So Dad planted the posts and got the framework up, then he had to go away to work so we put the brush on it. We got it off the cedar boughs or whatever we could find, and we had a shelter to sleep under. It was real good. We kept the sun out and the rain, when it rained, so our bed was outside.

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