Lula mentions a washstand, which would have been a common household item in Lula’s day. Here’s some examples of washstands from the Sears, Roebuck, and Company catalog, circa 1902.
Lula also mentions Mr. Tollefson frequently in her letters. The son of Norwegian immigrants, Ole O. Tollefson came to the Territory in 1893 and moved several times with his wife Mabel. He worked as a telegraph operator for the railroad while in Sugden and later as a ticket agent in El Reno, Oklahoma around 1910—the date of the census record shown here. After a stint in Amarillo, Texas, Ole and Mabel returned to El Reno and settled in at 630 South Ellison.