My Mama herded us all into the house.
"All right, children! The first thing we're going to do is bathe! After days of traveling and no place to wash, that is first on the list of things to take care of!"
She began to bark out orders...
"Arthur, you. Mary and Eugene begin carrying water into the kitchen while I light build a fire in the cookstove. Cecee, you and Daisy begin carrying in some firewood! King, you and Edith stay out of the way."
She arranged some chairs together and made a play pen with them, to keep King and Edith enclosed safely.
Everyone had a task to do.
Papa was outside, talking his brother and to the owner of the ranch, getting information about the running of the ranch. I found out later that Papa was just one of many workers on the big ranch.
Before long, Mama had a fire going in the stove, and she had found some provisions on shelves in the kitchen. She not only was heating water, but cooking some food for us.
It was all very exciting.
When supper was ready, she put it on the table and we knew the baths would be coming after supper.
When we were all gathered at the table, Papa bowed his head.
"Father, thank you for the safe journey. Thank you for this food and a place to work and live. Help us be true to you in the days ahead. Amen."
It was simple food, but tasted oh, so good!