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for The Diary of Opal Whiteley

dabble
  dipped

"As I sat next to the river I dabbled my toes in the water."

Paragraph 554: Example

divides
  split; parts

"The road have divides into two different ways."

Paragraph 302: Example

house we live in
  Opal's house is between the singing creek and her grandparent's house.

Opal lives in a very small wooden house with one room divided into two by a quilt. It is also called a lumber shanty

These little houses were moved to different logging camps using the railroad. The entire house was pulled up on railroad cars and moved to the next work camp.

Picture: Sky view of the farm

Paragraph 1: The house on the edge of the near woods

Paragraph 3: The lumber shanty


ranch-house
  the house where the owner of a farm and his family lives

"The ranch house was owned by Opal's grandparents, who also owned the land."

Paragraph 7: other ranch-houses

Picture: Northeast Sky View of Opal's Home

Picture: The ranch house

Picture: Side of the Ranch House


road
  The road runs in front of Opal's grandparent's house. It's real name is Mosby Creek Road.

Opal calls this place where the road goes three ways . It is the intersection of Mosby Creek Road and Layng Road.

Opal's vivid imagination sees Mosby Creek road as going two different directions. One way the road goes west towards Cottage Grove. The other way the road goes is east to her school and the blue hills. Layng Road goes north and onto the upper logging camps and the Bohemia gold mines.

Picture: where the road goes three ways today

Picture: sky view of where the road goes three ways

Paragraph 5: The road to Sadie McKibben's house

Paragraph 6: The road to the school house

Paragraph 9: The road to the upper camps


singing creek
  The singing creek flows off the mountain behind Opal's house.

Opal names this the singing creek because of the pretty sound the water makes.

The real name of the singing creek is Carolina Creek. Willow trees grew along the creek. The native Kalapooya Indians used willow trees to build their homes.

Picture: the singing creek today

Picture: Carolina Creek - the singing creek

Paragraph 4: The singing creek

Paragraph 182: Dropping grey leaves upon the water




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