SR-227.1 is a recording of an interview with Mildred McDonald (nee McLellan), conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Tape begins without introduction, discussing ice storage and delivery.
Track 2 - Discusses the birth of her siblings in the 1930's. Also discusses the birth and origins of her parents, Donald Angus McLellan and Mary Elizabeth Grieve.
Track 3 - Discusses her grandfather's settlement in Langley. Also discusses the brothers of Mildred's grandfather.
Track 4 - Discusses Mildred's fathers' purchase of the family farm and a general description of the property and neighbours. Also discussion of the dairy farm and the milking and delivery process.
Track 5 - Discussion of the cattle type on the McLellan farm, additional discussion of the milking machine process. Discussion of work horses on the McLellan farm. Also discussion of bringing water to the barn and maintaining the pipes during winter.
Track 6 - Discussion of the 1936 flood, and dykes in Langley. Mention of the Dyking Board.
Track 7 - Discussion of the Langley Fall Fair and calf clubs (4-H, jersey, holstein clubs etc.). Also mention of the Pacific National Exhibition.
Track 8 - Discussion of change from Jersey cattle to Holstein cattle. Mention of Tuberculosis among cattle. Also mention of Jersey milk versus Holstein milk.
Track 9 - Discussion of Mildred's experiences of May Day in Fort Langley.
Track 10-11 - Discussion of other dances during the 1940's and 1950's throughout Lanlgey.
Track 12 - Discussion of automobiles and transportation within the McLellan family.
Track 13 - Discussion of shopping at the Glen Valley store, also mention of the Langley Cold Storage. Also mention of Dr. Marr.
Track 14 - Discussion of family vacations and picnics among the McLellan family.
Track 15 - Discussion of Glen Valley and its association with Langley and Abbotsford specifically regarding school boundaries. Also mention of the Glen Valley Community Hall.
Track 16 - Discussion of the McLellan Church on River Road. Also mention of other religious denominations (Roman Catholic Indian Church, the Church of the Redeemer).
Track 17 - Discussion of Mildred's experiences of the Depression, specifically regarding rationing, shortages and tramps.
Track 18 - Discussion of butchering pigs on the McLellan farm.
SR-227.2 is a recording of an interview with Mildred McDonald (nee McLellan), conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Mildred tells a story about the Glen Valley Store during the 1948 flood.
Track 2 - Discussion of Mildred's duties on the McLellan family farm.
Track 3 - Discussion of Mildred's memories of the 1948 flood and its affect on the McLellan family and farm.
Track 4 - Discussion of Mildred's early education and experienecs at Fort Langley and that of her siblings.
Track 5 - Discussion of Mildred's high school education and experienes at Langley Prairie. Mention of some memorable teachers.
Track 6 - Discussion of Mildred's sense of social classes in Langley. Mention of mixed marriages (race and religious differences). Mention of Tommy Harris and CGIT. Mention of socializing of youth.
Track 7 - Discussion of glamour in Langley. Mention of celebrities, the theatre, the visit of the Royal Family, fashion and makeup.
Track 8 - Discussion of shopping in the 1940's, Saturday night shopping in Langley.
Track 9 - Discussion of the morality of Langley Prairie and Fort Langley. Mention of the billiard halls, the hotel drinking parlour, living relationships.
Track 10 - Discussion of Mildred's knowledge of the First World War and sources of information such as newspapers and the theatre. Mention of her Uncle Jim's involvement in the war.
SR-227.3 is a recording of an interview with Mildred McDonald (nee McLellan), conducted by Warren Sommer.
Track 1 - Continues from SR-227.2 Track 10 discussion of the First World War, mentions her Uncle Jim and Uncle Andrew.
Track 2- Discussion of Remembrance Day in Fort Langley.
Track 3 - Discussion of newspapers, the Vancouver Province and the Vancouver Sun. Discussion of delivery.
Track 4 - Discussion of the Second World War memories and experiences of Mildred as a youth who remained home in Langley. Mention of Air Raid Precautions (ARP), blackouts and school drills.
Track 5 - Discussion of Mildred's knowledge of Pearl Harbour and the relocation of the Japanese. Mention of wartime fears.
Track 6 - Discussion of MIldred's impression of access to information during the war.
Track 7 - Discussion of Mildred's impressions of the wartime leaders. Mention of Churchill, Roosevelt and Mackenzie King. Discussion of Canada's obligation to the Empire and impression of the royal family.
Track 8 - Discussion of Mildred's memories of men in uniform around Langley Prairie. Discussion of fallen soldiers from Langley.
Track 9 - Discussion of Mildred's memories of D-Day, V-E Day and V-J Day.
Track 10 - Discussion of Mildred's feelings of opportunities for employment and education. Discussion of her working life.
Track 11 - Discussion of Mildred's eventual return to Langley area, Cloverdale. Discussion of her impressions of the changes over the last 40 years.