Oral history of Eva Watson Johnson Quist 1987 April 3 (Side A)
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Johnson gives an account of her family's move to Arizona in 1925 to benefit her mother's health. Her family settled on 10 acres on Broadway Road near the Mormon Temple where they farmed and raised chickens. She talks about her father Charles Watson who was a talented actor and singer. She also tells the story of her mother Irene Watson starting Watson's Flowers a longtime family-owned business in Mesa. Quist tells of training as a registered nurse taking care of her mother before she died and eventually taking over the family's flower shop business. She talks about the benefits of being a nurse and all the family members she has been able to care for. She briefly discusses the kinds of medicine she had as a child.