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Title Mary E. Lewis
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 2006/09/29
Year Range from 2006
Year Range to 2006
Narrator's name Lewis, Mary E.
Interviewer McLeod, Maria
Description Transcript of Mary E. Lewis oral history as interviewed by Maria McLeod on September 29, 2006.

Mary E. Lewis, interviewed by Maria McLeod, 09/29/2006. Mary E. Lewis discusses her parents and siblings, her childhood, her job as an egg candler and her career in school food services, and changes in Issaquah.

In this interview with Mary E. Lewis recorded on September 29, 2006. Mary E. Lewis describes:

Page 1: Her birth at home;

Page 2: Her siblings;

Page 3: Memories of her parents;

Pages 4-6: Her father's work - as a bunker boss, as manager of the Grange Store, as a chicken farmer;

Page 6: Life on a chicken farm;

Page 7: The Grange Store;

Pages 8-9: Her family's Dodge sedan, gravel roads, and car-sickness;

Page 9: Her school days, particularly graduation ceremonies;

Page 10: Her school teachers;

Page 11: Childhood games;

Pages 12-13: Picking blackberries and cherries to sell to the train section crews;

Page 14: How people raised farm animals in their yards in town;

Pages 15-16: Her father's death from lung cancer;

Page 17: How her mother sold milk and eggs after her father's death;

Page 18: Struggles, the Baptist church, and her first job after high school as an egg candler;

Pages 19-22: Egg candling;

Pages 22-24: Meeting and dating her husband;

Pages 25-27: Her high school days, particularly how her suggestion was chosen for the name of the school yearbook;

Page 28: Guessing the weight of a turkey at the R&R Grocery;

Pages 29-30: Lewis Barbershop;

Page 31: World War II;

Pages 31-32: Her career in school food services;

Page 33: How her first home is now an historic site;

Pages 34-35: Camp Fire Girls, and her food service career;

Page 36: Fun - Rena's, and baseball and football games;

Page 37: Rodeos, and Fireman's Hall;

Page 38: Salmon Days;

Pages 39-40: Changes in Issaquah;

Pages 40-41: When the Monohon Mill burned down;

Pages 41-42: When Lake Sammamish froze;

Pages 43-44: Red Hall's Mill, a washing machine, and her childhood chores.
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Subjects Alexander's Beach Resort
Baptist Church
Camp Fire
Clark Elementary School
Farming, Poultry
Front Street
Grange Hall
Historic Preservation
Issaquah High School
Issaquah, Town of
Labor Day Celebration
Lake Sammamish
Play & Games
Salmon Days
Social and Personal Activity
Streets and Roads
World War II
People Caveness, Dorothy Marie Miles
Cook, Miss
Hall, Arle
Harris, ?
Keogh, ?
Kinnune, Alene Lewis
Knoernschild, Alfred Harold
Knoernschild, Ella Kathryn
Knoernschild, Hannah Rachel Wilkinson
Knoernschild, Paul Washington Jr.
Lewis, Alene: see "Kinnune, Alene Lewis"
Lewis, David
Lewis, Donald Edwin
Lewis, Mary Enid Knoernschild
Lewis, Mary Lou
Lyne, Dora Knoernschild
Lyne, Harold
McKay, Mrs. ?
McMaster, Sadie
Catalog Number 2006.042.001t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny