My mother was in OV from about 1925 until 1933. Her name is
Alice Marie App and she died at the age of 93. Around 1926 or so her older sister was taken to OV and lived there until 1931. Her name is Clara Elizabeth App. I was fortunate enough to work on our family history before mom died and she told us many things about OV. It was much like Settle's book except possibly for the things boys and girls may have done differently. The dining room, the grounds, the creek, sticking food in their pockets, Christmas, and other things mom talked about were just like the book. In the old photos my mother had, we asked who one person was and mom said it was her best friend at OV and her name was Frances Ware. Frances' other siblings were all at OV at the same time. Mom said her brother Harry App used to date Frances.
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