My name is Noreen O'Rielly, and I was born in1803. My parents raised me like a normal child. I would stay home, learn how to knit, and do other things with my mother, while my dad would go out and farm. His job would last 7 hours a day. He would wake up a 5 am sharp (his job didn't require him to get up too early) and go ride 5 miles away to get to the farm. He was a hard worker. But then, when I was 5 years old, he got really sick. The doctor did everything he could, but he could not save him. So it was just me and my mother. We worked really hard together, but we still can't make enough money. So I am going to Oregon to make money for me and my mother. I am very excited to start this Oregon trail so I can make money for mother and I. I just hope I can make enough.