by Ron Maley
(Ocean Shores, Wa.)
We lived in Mountain View on Bliss street, Dad called it “mud ally”.
We lived in a tent house, that was shiplap sides three feet high and the rest was a tent.
It also had shiplap floors. Dad cut the ends out of cans and nailed them over the knotholes. There were a lot of them.
We didn't have electric anything. A Colman lantern that burned Blazo gas for light and a small round wood stove.
In the winter time Dad would push the snow off the roof of the tent and my brother and I would shovel it away from the tent after school.
Two years we lived in the tent before we built our house.
Our life was wonderful and hard, but I wouldn't trade those years for anything.
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