Opal Mae Alexander was born June 12, 1914 in Fryeburg. She was the 10th of 13 children born in Edmond Barney and Helen Irene (Nellie) Gray Alexander.

Opal Corbin, seated, with nieces Bennye Stewart, left, and Bobbye Smith. Courtesy Photo
Opal Corbin, seated, with nieces Bennye Stewart, left, and Bobbye Smith. Courtesy Photo

As teenagers we found out we were born in the same house as Aunt Opal. That was exciting to know.

Times were really hard back in the twenties and thirties for the Alexander family and everyone else. The family worked

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