Q: Can you describe Little America? What was the living situation like? How
much individual room did everybody have?
NV: The living space was cramped as it could be. I lived on a second tier of
a bunk, of a two tiered bunk and had no mattress. I lived on boards. There
were forty-one mattresses and I was the one without a mattress. Forty-two of
us spent the winter night but I had my sleeping bag down on slats and slept
very comfortably after you learned how do it. For my hip bone I had the slats
open a little bit.
Q: Was it very, very crowded?
NV: Oh yes of course it was.
Q: Was it like living in the same place?
NV: In the house where I was, it was a very small quarters and two tiered
bunks on four walls and just a stove and that's all there was in that room.