The Diaries of Lottie Price, 1914-1986.


1929


Tues. Jan. 1
Nice day but cold. We went up home to dinner. The boys came home with us. Harold L. was here awhile in P.M. We made some ice cream tonite.

Wed. Jan. 2
Rather nice in A.M. but started to snow about 3 & snowed until in the night. School started again today. Mon went to Decorah with Paddens in P.M. I washed & ironed today.

Thurs. Jan. 3
Rather blustery in A.M. but cleared off & was nice the rest of the day. We went up home in A.M. Got home about 4. Made ice cream tonite again.

Fri. Jan. 4
Nice day but rather cool. Club met with Gladys in P.M. She had a good big crowd & a dandy lunch. Election of officers. Me for Pres. Muriel T. V. Pres. Iona M. Sec. Fern R. Asst. Sec. Stella R. Treas. Mon went over town in P.M. with Happy. Audry & Happy were here & spent the eve. We made ice cream. They went home about 11. Mama is sick in bed with the flu. It started to snow about 5 & kept it up all nite. Mrs. Kate McMullen died this A.M.

Sat. Jan. 5
Regular blizzard all day. Didn't do much of anything. Mon went down to Ole's a few minutes in P.M. Mama is just about the same.

Sun. Jan. 6
Pretty cold day. Nice in A.M. but started to blow hard again in P.M. so we had another blizzard. Much colder than yesterday though. I was supposed to play for Mrs. McMullen's funeral but couldn't get there. Mon & the boys were down to Ruth's in A.M. helping her. Francis is in Waterloo. Mama is a little better today.

Mon. Jan. 7
20 below this morning. Cold all day. Warmed up some though. We went up to mama's a little while in P.M. She don't look very good but she feels some better. I dressed a chicken for her so she could have some broth. Pretty cold nite. Had another little calf today. (Mag)

Tues. Jan. 8
Not very nice in A.M. Quite blustery, but cleared off & was a nice day. Warmed up quite a little. Ruth was here quite a while in A.M. Mon walked to B.O. & then went to Decorah with Lester & Isa. Went over to Elsie's in P.M. to practice for play. Got home about 6. Francis came home today. Mama is better today. She was up some.

Wed. Jan. 9
Not very cold day. Everything covered with frost. Surely pretty. Conrad Vicks sale today. Happy was here a few minutes in A.M. Mon was down to Paddens. Started to snow about noon & surely snowed hard. We went up town a little while in P.M. Went up to mama's a few min's. & in to Isa's too. Mr. Ferris went up with us. Had quite a blizzard in eve & night. Jack Nolte died this noon. Mama is better.

Thurs. Jan. 10
Nice day. Roads were drifted full again. L.A.S. met here today. Not very large crowd but not so bad for the roads. Took in over $5. Snow started to blow about 4:30 & had another blizzard all night again. The wind blew just terrible. Francis, Ruth & Oscar were here & spent the eve. We made ice cream & played cards. Mama is better.

Fri. Jan. 11
Bad old blizzard again today. Cold too. No school today. They were to have Jack's funeral today, but they couldn't get up from Decorah. Oscar was here a minute at noon. 14 below about 8 P.M.

Sat. Jan. 12
Very cold day and another blizzard. Snowed blowed just awful. We went to B.O. to the funeral with Francis & Ruth, Happy & Percy went along too. No roads at all. Had to go down to Conrad Vicks house & then back out to the road to get through. Went up to Mama's for dinner & then to the funeral. Quite a crowd out in spite of the storm. Olive Wicks sang "Going Down the Valley" & "Shall We Meet Beyond the River" and I played. Mr. Hughes preached. The service was at the A.C. Church. We got home about 4:30. Didn't have a very nice ride home either. Percy & Happy stayed here & Walt came after them.

Sun. Jan. 13
26 below zero here this morn. Darned awful cold I know. Wind & snowed blowed some in A.M. but got some warmer in P.M. Got down to about 20 below. Oscar was here awhile in P.M. Mon went down to Paul's a few minutes late in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 14
Snowed most of the A.M. but cleared off & was quite nice in P.M. Wind didn't blow, but it was plenty cold. Mon got Paul's sled & went to Prosper after coal. Ole was here awhile at supper time.

Tues. Jan. 15
Cold day again. Mon went up town awhile in P.M. We went down to Padden's in eve.

Wed. Jan. 16
Frosty cool day. I washed in A.M. Mon took Gladys & I over to Elsie's in P.M. to practice.

Thurs. Jan. 17
Warmer today but frosty. Mon & I went up home for dinner. Isa & the kids were there too.

Fri. Jan. 18
Cloudy day but warmer. I washed, ironed & scrubbed in A.M. Went to Club at Violet's in P.M. with Gladys. She took 11 of us. Had a good crowd & fine lunch. Got home about 5:30. Pretty cold nite.

Sat. Jan. 19
Cold early in A.M. but warmed up & snowed some during the day. L.A.S. served an oyster stew at noon in the Hall. Elsie, Miriam & I cooked the oysters. Had a good crowd. Took in over $40. Quite cold again at nite. Practiced at Fanny's in P.M.

Sun. Jan. 20
Warmed up quite a bit today. Thawed quite a little. Mon went down to Paddens in A.M. awhile. He & Dean went hunting in P.M. Francis & Ruth came up about 4:30 & stayed until about 7:30. Had supper here. Got pretty cold again tonite. Mrs. Wingate was buried at B.O. today.

Mon. Jan. 21
Another dandy day. Thawed again today. Mon & I went up to mama's about 10. Stayed until after dinner & then I went to practice at Elsie's & Mon came home to fix the sled. He got the runner. He came back over to Elsie's after Gladys & I. Happy killed our dog today.

Tues. Jan. 22
Rather cool in early A.M. but warmed up & started to snow. Started to blow about 2:30 & we had a bad old blizzard the rest of the P.M. & most of the night. Mon took us over to Elsie's to practice in P.M. We came home about 4. It wasn't very nice coming home either. Got lots colder after we got home. The boys started out from school but they couldn't face the storm so they went back & waited for Tom to come after Regina so they were home when we got home. Ed Dawley stayed here all nite.

Wed. Jan. 23
Nice day but cold. Ed went home this A.M. Mon took us to practice this P.M. again. They were not all there but we got along pretty good. Regina was taken sick in school this P.M. She fainted away just as her father came so it was pretty lucky for her that he got there when he did.

Thurs. Jan. 24
Mon's birthday. 34 yrs old. No school today. Regina wasn't able. Snowed all day. Quite warm. Gladys had L.A.S. Not many out but quite a few for such a day. Ruth came up here & she & the boys & I rode down with Krumm's. Mon didn't go. We got home about 3. Ruth stayed here until about 5. Francis went to Harold Reed's Sale. We didn't go to bed until after 11 and the wind was coming up then.

Fri. Jan. 25
Regular old blizzard. Worst we have had yet. So much snow fell yesterday & it sure piled up. Worst drifts ever here. No school. Didn't do anything but sit around the stove.

Sun. Jan. 27
Nice day but cold. Happy was here in A.M. Clifford & Leonard McC. came up in A.M. & stayed until in P.M. I went over to Elsie's to practice in P.M. with Gladys & Ole. Had a good practice. Olive W. & Lester M. were not there. Em Jewell was buried at B.O. today.

Sat. Jan. 26
Nice day but cold. The men went to break road for the mail man & Mon & Art went along. Dean stayed with me. We went over to Cecil Wicks in eve to a party. Francis, Ruth, Paul, Florence, Happy & Audry went with us. No roads hardly, a terrible lot of snow all over. We went across the fields from Loveleins. Quite a few there in spite of the roads. Had a good time. Danced. Got home about 4. I never was so cold in my life as I was after I got in the house.

Mon. Jan. 28
Nice day but cold. We went up to mama's about noon & stayed until about 4. Isa had an operation for appendicitis at the Decorah Hospital this noon. The boys are with mama. It clouded up about 4 & started to snow. Didn't snow very hard though.

Tues. Jan. 28
Nice day. A little warmer. We went to practice this P.M. We practiced at the Hall. The first time we have all been there at the same time. Had a good practice. We got home about 5. Mama went down to see Isa today. She is getting along as well as she can.

Wed. Jan. 29
Quite nice in A.M. & warmer. It started to snow in P.M. & kept it up until along in the night. The wind started to blow in the night and drifted everything full again. Happy & Audry came up here in eve & went to the dance with us. Paddens went too. Dean & Arthur stayed with Mr. Ferris. Not such a big crowd out to the dance but enough to have a good time. Got home about 3. Mon took Happy & Audry home so we didn't get to bed until after 4. Pretty cold & blustery coming home.

Thurs. Jan. 31
Nice bright day but pretty cold. The wind blew the snow too. Filled tracks up as soon as they were made. I washed some in A.M. Went to practice at the hall in P.M. with Ole & Gladys. Got rather cold. It was so cold in the Hall. This has surely been a bad month. So terribly cold & blustery all month.

Fri. Feb. 1
Nice day some warmer. Ruth was up here most of A.M. Ole took Gladys & I to practice at the Hall in P.M. Our last practice. Got home about 5:30.

Sat. Feb. 2
Nicest day we have had. Quite cool but still it thawed quite a little. We went up to mama's in A.M. Dean & I stayed up there the rest of the day. Mon & Art came home & done chores at nite. We had our play at B.O. tonite. Had a full house. Everything went pretty good. Took in $64.40. The name of the play, When Kitty Eloped. Ruth & Henry & I went over to Harold & Fanny's awhile after the show. Got home about 1:30. The boys stayed at Mama's all night. Ground hog saw his shadow today all right.

Sun. Feb. 3
Nice day but the sun didn't shine much. We went up to mama's for dinner. Claude's were there too. We took cream & stuff up there & made ice cream in P.M. The boys came home with us.

Mon. Feb. 4
Quite a bit warmer today. 21º above zero. Sun didn't shine much though. Francis was here in A.M. We went up to B.O. about noon & spent the P.M.

Tues. Feb. 5
Dandy nice day. Didn't do much of anything. We done up our chores early & went to B.O. about 5. Ole went up with us. Went to Canton with our play. I went with Merle & Mon went with Harold R. Didn't have such a large crowd. Took in $31.05. Had a lunch up there after the play. Got home about 12:30. The boys stayed at Paddens.

Wed. Feb. 6
Rather an odd day. Snowed, thawed, sun shone, wind blew & a little of everything. Started to snow about 5 & kept up until after 1. We went to B.O. about 3 and then went to Hesper in eve with our play. We went the same way as the nite before. We got over there about 6:30 & Harold & Rex & their bunch never got there until nearly 9. Got stuck in the snow & had a terrible time. Play went off all right after they got there & we got started. Had a lunch again after the play. Got home about 1:30. The boys stayed at Paddens again. Daisy Bergeman died tonite.

Thurs. Feb. 7
Not such a nice day. Snowed off & on all day. I washed. Mon was down to Padden's in A.M.

Fri. Feb. 8
My 37th Birthday. The boys didn't have school today. 8th Grade Exams. We went up to mama's & spent the day. The boys stayed up all nite. Mon & I came back & did chores & then went back up in eve to the dance. Audry & Harold went with us. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. Mon took the kids part way home. Nice day. Rather cold though. Wal Taylor died very suddenly this P.M.

Sat. Feb. 9
Nice day but cold. We didn't get up very early. Mon took me down to Lester B's at noon & I went from there to Bluffton with Arthur S., Mrs. Krumm & Will Pierce. We sang for Daisy Bergeman's funeral. Large crowd out. Sang, "Going Down the Valley", "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", & "Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break." Bill & I sang that as a duet. I rode up to B.O. with Arthur. Mon was up there so the boys & I came home with him.

Sun. Feb. 10
Nice day. Some warmer. Mon went over & got Harold & Fanny in A.M. & they spent the day & eve with us. He took them home about 10.

Mon. Feb. 11
Nice bright day but cold. We were home all day alone.

Tues. Feb. 12
Nice day. Went over town about noon. Francis went along too. I went to Bluffton with Arthur S., Philip S., & Mrs. Krumm to sing for Wal Taylors funeral. Large crowd out. We sang "Come Unto Me", "Just Beyond", & "Does Jesus Care." Got back to B.O. about 4. Oscar came up this P.M. from Frankville & rode over to Francis with us. Francis was up here about supper time.

Wed. Feb. 13
Nice day. A little warmer but still 10 below this A.M. Francis, Oscar & Lester B. were here in A.M. We went over to mama's & then took papas car to Decorah. Had dinner at mama's before we went. Ruth went with us. Francis rode down on the bus & came back with us. We went down to the Hospital to see Isa. She looks fine & says she feels good. She left the Hospital in P.M. & went over to Florence Rima's. We got home about 6:30. Had to wait in Decorah for Paddens. Mon went down to Paddens in eve.

Thurs. Feb. 14
Rather blustery day. Snow blew quite a little. About 10 above at noon. I washed & scrubbed the floors. Mon went down to Lester B's in A.M. & helped them move down to the Billie Smith place. He got home about 3:30. Francis took 7 hogs to Prosper for us along with some for himself. Our 7 averaged 1280 lbs at $9.60 so we got $122.90. They found Frank Nash dead in his sled between Prosper & Mabel late this P.M.

Fri. Feb. 15
Snow blew quite a little but it was warmer & thawed quite a little. We went up to mama's for dinner. Went to Club at Miriam's in P.M. with Gladys. Quite a few out. Mon was still in B.O. when I got back so rode home with him. Got colder about 5 & then warmed up again some in eve. Had a surprise party for Padden's in the Hall in eve. We all rode up with Happy & Audry. Quite a crowd. Rex, Happy, Percy & Raymond took turns playing the violin & chording. I helped a little too. Had a good time. Each one took lunch & we served it there in the Hall. Got home about 3. The boys stayed up at Mama's.

Sat. Feb. 16
Snowed, blowed & the sun shone. Quite a day. Mon went down to the other place in A.M. & then we went up to mama's. Got there a little late for dinner but we had some anyway. Olive & the kids were up there in P.M. too. We had a good visit. The boys came home with us.

Sun. Feb. 17
Snowed hard all day. Wind blew quite hard too. Not very cold in daytime but the wind changed about sundown & it got pretty cold. Snow blew into all the tracks & filled them up. Oscar was up in P.M. & then Francis, Ruth & Oscar were up for supper & spent the eve.

Mon. Feb. 18
16 below here about 8 A.M. Nice day but cold. Mon & the boys went down to the other place in A.M. & in P.M. Padden's & us went to B.O. to Frank Nash's funeral. Very large crowd. Not room enough in the church for them all (A.C. church). Olive W. & Will P. sang.

Tues. Feb. 19
Nice day but cold. 20 below this A.M. We went up to mama's for dinner. I went to Geo. Perry's funeral in P.M. Arthur, Philip, Mrs. K. & I sang. Sang "In the Sweet By & By", "Going Down the Valley", & "It is Well With My Soul." Oscar was here awhile in P.M.

Wed. Feb. 20
Regular blizzard. Wind in the south & it sure blew terrible. 25 below this A.M. We couldn't keep the house warm. Mon hauled grain down to the other place in A.M. & P.M. Roads were all drifted full. Mons Askelson was buried today.

Thurs. Feb. 21
Pretty cold day. Snow blew quite a little but the wind was in the north so we didn't mind it so much. Quite a bit warmer in A.M. but got pretty cold before night. I washed in A.M. We went up town a little while in P.M. Didn't go up to mama's. It was too windy.

Fri. Feb. 22
Nice day. Rather cold in A.M. but warmed up in P.M. Mon was down to the other place in A.M. We went to the dance at B.O. in eve. Ruth went with us. Francis is at Postville. Not very many out. Had a pretty good time. Got home about 3:30. The boys stayed at Grandma's all nite.

Sat. Feb. 23
Nice day. Quite a bit warmer. We went up town in A.M. Had dinner at mama's. Mon went to Prosper after coal. Oscar went with him. We got home about 5. Terrible roads. Cut off so we had a hard time getting home. Got stuck & had to push. I was surely glad when we got home. Francis came back from Postville today & rode home with us. The boys came home too. I got new batteries for the telephone today. Isa came home from the hospital this P.M. late. She is getting along just fine.

Sun. Feb. 24
Dandy nice day. Quite a bit warmer. 28 above about noon. Francis, Oscar & Mon & the boys broke a new road down to the other place in A.M. & took the load of coal down. Went up to see Isa a few minutes after dinner. She is looking just fine and feels good too. Went up to mama's a minute. She don't feel very good. Got back home & Francis & Mon took a load of stuff down to the other place. Took the cook stove & set it up & built a fire in it. Francis was here for supper. Oscar was up & spent the eve.

Mon. Feb. 25
Not very nice day. Not so bad in A.M. but started to blow in P.M. quite hard. Snowed & sleeted & did everything else in the night I guess. Snowed a lot. Piled up drifts where there were none before. Mon went down to Francis in A.M. awhile & then we went over town. Went up to mama's for dinner. Ruth's father & mother went today. Geo Sullivan took all of them to B.O. & then Ruth & Francis rode home with us in P.M. Francis sent part of his cattle today with Harold R. & Philip. Oscar went along to stay down there & take care of the cattle. Francis & Ruth were at our house for supper & spent the eve.

Tues. Feb. 26
Not very nice day. Regular blizzard yet in A.M. but calmed down some in P.M. Mon went down to the other place in A.M. & then we went over to the Hall for dinner. Joan of Arc Club gave a dinner to the play cast. Had a very nice dinner. Quite a few out in spite of the roads & weather. Ruth & Francis went along & then were up to our house for supper & spent the eve. Cliff Lee & Sam Cassell rode home from town with us. We sure had a nice tip over coming home but no one got hurt.

Wed. Feb. 27
Lovely day. Thawed a lot & was so warm & nice. We moved down on Dad Price's place. Happy & Paul Ward helped us move. Everything went just fine. They hauled down 5 loads today & bro't the cattle & calves. Don't like it as well here as at the other place. Maybe I will when I get things straightened around. Sure tired tonite.

Thurs. Feb. 28
Rather a cloudy dark day. Not so cold though. Maxine was here a few minutes in A.M. She rode to school with Mon & the boys. Percy W. came about 10:30 & stayed until after dinner. Mon moved the hogs & chickens down today.

Fri. Mar. 1
Nice day but the wind was chilly. We went up to the other place early in A.M. & moved our (?sauce?) & potatoes down here. Mon helped me in the house in P.M. Got quite a few things straightened up.

Sat. Mar. 2
Quite a day. Mon went up early in A.M. to help Padden's move. They hauled their goods over to Merle's & loaded into Harold's & Philips trucks from there. Snowed & blowed hard in P.M. Mon got home about 12 & we went up town. Went up to mama's awhile & also at Isa's a minute.

Sun. Mar. 3
Cloudy day but not cold. Mon & the boys went up to the other place in A.M. Mama, papa, Isa, Lester & the kids were here & spent the day. We put our new rug down after dinner. Arthur Walters was here & spent the P.M. Howard was here a little while in A.M. Little daughter born to Ella & Glen Reed today.

Mon. Mar. 4
Dandy day. Thawed like everything. Mon helped Vernie Manning move. Lester B. was here in A.M. I washed & ironed today. Mon was over to Howard's awhile in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 5
Nice in A.M. but turned colder later. South wind & a regular March wind too. The men were here & got hay in A.M. Mon & I went up to the other place after dinner, then down to Morgan's over to Seelye's & then to town. Went up to mama's awhile. Isa & the boys were there. Rather cold & blustering coming home.

Wed. Mar. 6
Lovely morning so warm & nice wind in the S. but about noon it turned to the N.W. & it sure was a hummer. Blowed so hard snowed & rained at times too. Got pretty cold in P.M. The men were here in A.M. & got hay & came back again in P.M. but the wind blew too hard they couldn't get any. Mon & I went up to the other place & got a load of oats in A.M. Alf Jewell was buried at B.O. today. Frank Perry had a sale today.

Thurs. Mar. 7
Rather cold in A.M. but warmed up & was quite a little warmer in P.M. We went up & got a load of oats at the other place in P.M. Fred Lange was here late in P.M. after a load of hay.

Fri. Mar. 8
Nice day. Not too cold until late in P.M. the wind switched around into the N.W. & it got pretty cold. We went up to the other place in A.M. finished hauling our oats. We hauled down 70 sacks altogether. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Audry & Harold went along with us from Pauls. Audry went home with Bernice & Roy but Harold rode home with us. Quite a crowd out. Had a pretty good time. Some folks got pretty angry. Got home about 3:30. The boys stayed at mama's.

Sat. Mar. 9
Nice day. Quite a lot warmer. Thawed quite a lot. We helped Happy haul his car out to Ern Ward & then Mon & I went to Decorah with him. Big crowd in town. Got home at 6. Party at Annie's tonite but we were too dead to go.

Sun. Mar. 10
Cloudy day. Wind in the south & it thawed a lot. We went up home for dinner. The boys came home with us.

Mon. Mar. 11
Nice & sunshiny in A.M. Wind in the south & blowing good. Thawed the most today it has yet. We went up town a few minutes in A.M. Went to school meeting in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 12
Heck of a day. Rained almost all day & quite hard sometimes. The boys walked to school but Mon went up to the other place in P.M. so they had a ride home. The roads went all to pieces today. Warm south wind. We were invited down to Leonharts tonite but the weather & roads were too bad.

Wed. Mar. 13
Dark gloomy day again. Wind in the south again. Mon took the boys & Maxine to school. Myrtle & Vernie were here a few minute in A.M. Dave was here in P.M. The Herbie cow was sick & Mon went & got Dave then they went up after the kids.

Thurs. Mar. 14
Cleared off in A.M. & was a dandy day. The warmest day we have had. The snow went like everything. We went up to the other place in P.M. & got the rest of our stuff out of the house. No roads at all. A little cooler in eve. Froze some, the first time this week. The cow is better.

Fri. Mar. 15
Cloudy, foggy day. Not cold in A.M. but wind changed into the N.E. in P.M. & it got colder. Froze quite hard in the night. Mon & the boys broke roads in A.M. & P.M. Club at Agnes Wick's today but I couldn't go.

Sat. Mar. 16
Lovely day. Thawed like everything. We were up town all day. Up to mama's. Isa & the boys were there too. Maxine was here a few minutes in A.M. The roads are sure muddy but they dried up quite a little today.

Sun. Mar. 17
Misty & cloudy early in A.M. but cleared off & was a dandy day. Mon & the boys went up to the other place & got the horses in A.M. We were alone all day.

Mon. Mar. 18
Dandy day. Quite windy. Dryed up quite a little around here. I washed in A.M. Lester, Isa & the boys came down in P.M. & he & Mon butchered. They stayed for supper. Got a letter from Ruth & Francis.

Tues. Mar. 19
Nice most of the day but a little colder. Snowed a little tow or three times during the day. Lester B. was here for dinner. Mon & the boys went up to the other place & got a load of junk in A.M. Froze quite hard at nite.

Wed. Mar. 20
Dandy nice day. Mon went up to B.O. in A.M. & got mama, Isa & the boys & they came down & helped take care of the meat. We canned 15 qts., salted some down, tried out lard & got quite a bit done. Mon took them home about 4. Arthur & Dean took a piece of meat over to Dave's. Arthur Manning was here a few minutes.

Thurs. Mar. 21
Dandy nice day. Warmest day we have had I guess. It seemed that way any way. Worked with meat almost all day. Mon cut wood in A.M. after dinner he & the boys went up to the other place & got some chicken boxes & then cut wood after he got back. I went up in the woods in P.M. a little while. Little son born to Wilma & Walter Barth this P.M.

Fri. Mar. 22
Rained almost all day. Nothing doing. No dance tonite on account of the roads.

Sat. Mar. 23
Cloudy day. We went up town in A.M. & didn't get home until about 6. Went up to mama's. The roads are just terrible.

Sun. Mar. 24
Cloudy day again. Nothing doing. Mon was over to Howard's awhile. Floyd Blaess was here a few minutes in P.M. & bro't us a dog.

Mon. Mar. 25
Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. Percy came here after dinner to work for a few days. He & Mon bro't the tepee & some other things down from the other place. We all went over to Happy & Audry's in eve. Had a good time. Got home about 12. Beautiful night.

Tues. Mar. 26
Grand day. I washed, ironed & scrubbed and did a lot of other things. Mon & Percy were up to the other place in A.M. early while it was froze & got the car. They husked corn the rest of the day.

Wed. Mar. 27
Nice day only the wind blew terribly hard. It sure dried the mud up. Mon went to Decorah today & stayed all nite. Pretty lonesome without him. Percy husked corn all day. He went over to Happy's in eve. Got a goose egg today.

Thurs. Mar. 28
Dandy nice day. Sure nice & warm & not much wind. Roads have dried up so much. They dragged the road past here today. Percy finished husking the corn fodder this P.M. about 4. Mon got home about 6:30. Percy went up town in eve.

Fri. Mar. 29
Nice day but windy. Lester came down this A.M. & helped Mon butcher. One of the hogs got hurt & had to be butchered. Percy chopped wood in A.M. We went up town in P.M. Went to club at Mae Wards. Quite a crowd out. Had a good time & good lunch.

Sat. Mar. 30
Arthurs 12th Birthday. Cloudy day. Rather cool. The boys chopped wood in A.M. We went to B.O. in P.M. & Percy went over to Archies. Went up to mama's awhile. The boys both got new shoes & rubbers today. $6.80 for 2 pr. of shoes & 1 pr. rubbers. Mama gave Arthur his for his birthday. We went over to Archie's in eve to a birthday party for Percy. Took the wagon. Mae & Rex Ward went with us. Not many there. Got home about 3. Snowed most of the time we were there & all the way home. The roads were getting pretty good but this will spoil them. Little son born to Margaret & Melvin Sattre. Robert Joseph.

Sun. Mar. 31
Easter Sunday and sure one corker of a day. Regular blizzard. Snowed & blowed all day. Had some pretty severe thunder & lightning in P.M. We were going down to Olive's today but the weather was too bad. I talked to Olive in A.M. & she said they found flowers yesterday. Arthur's cow had a calf today.

Mon. Apr. 1
Nice day. Quite a blizzard early in A.M. but cleared off & was just fine the rest of the day. Mon went to B.O. in A.M. Isa & Loyal came home with him. She helped me fix the meat & get it ready to can. We filled 4 jars with meat & 7 of sausage. Didn't get it ready in time to can this P.M. Mon took her home about 4:30.

Tues. Apr. 2
Lovely day. I canned the meat & tried out lard. Didn't do much of anything else.

Wed. Apr. 3
Nice day very warm. I washed & ironed. Mon hauled up wood. Percy came back about 10 A.M. & he helped so they finished hauling up the wood about 6 P.M.

Thurs. Apr. 4
Cloudy & misty most of the A.M. but it cleared off & was a dandy day. Very warm. Over 80 in the shade. Deitels sawed wood for us in A.M. Howard W., Vernie M., Harold L., helped us. Got done about 11. Percy & Harold stayed awhile after dinner & so sure had some music. Percy went over to Archies in P.M.

Fri. Apr. 5
Rained quite a shower in A.M. but cleared off & was a nice day. Clouded up in eve & looked like rain but it didn't rain any. Wind blew terribly hard though. Dance postponed again. They had a party at Walt & Ruby's but it looked so rainy we didn't go. Got all ready to go but changed our minds. Floyd A. was here awhile in eve.

Sat. Apr. 6
Lovely day. Mon went over to Happys to saw wood & the boys went to B.O. We started for town in eve, but it started to rain too hard & we came back home. Had quite a storm in the night. Quite sharp lightning & thunder.

Sun. Apr. 7
Nice day. Warm in A.M. but got quite cold in P.M. The boys walked home in A.M. Dean & I took a walk around the place in P.M.

Mon. Apr. 8
Nice day but cool. We went to B.O. in A.M. Went up to mama's a little while. Got back home about 11:30. Vernie M. helped Mon haul his hay down from the other place in P.M.

Tues. Apr. 9
Cool day. Sun shone part of the time. Mon helped Vernie M. haul hay from Krumm's in A.M. I went over to Vernie's for dinner. Mon took Myrtle & I to B.O. in P.M. to sing for Mrs. Fredenburg's funeral (at the A.C. church). Alberta, Myrtle & I sang & I played. We sang "Just Beyond", "Going Home By & By" and "Eden Home". Quite a crowd out. The roads are pretty good only by Mrs. Rice's & on the cemetry hill. They are both pretty bad.

Wed. Apr. 10
Cloudy cold day. Started to rain about 2:30 P.M. Snowed some & rained off & on the rest of the day. The wind blew from the east quite hard. The men took the snow fence up this P.M. Mon hauled stuff from the other place in P.M. Florence Harvey & Chas. Baker were married today.

Thurs. Apr. 11
Rained almost all day. Quite cold. Snowed quite hard for a little while late in P.M. Floyd Arnold & the kids were here awhile after school.

Fri. Apr. 12
Nice day but cold. Mon & I went to B.O. in P.M. & then I took the team & buggy & took Mae W., Irene Foss, Verlie K. to Club at Valeda's. More of a crowd there than I thought there would be. We got home about 6.

Sat. Apr. 13
Nice day a little warmer, but still rather cool. I washed, ironed, scrubbed & baked. Mon worked with the fence all day. The boys went to B.O. in A.M. & stayed all nite. We went to Bluffton in eve with the car. The road was pretty good. Went in & visited with Inga Cassell awhile. We got home about 9:30.

Sun. Apr. 14
Nice day. Quite a little warmer. We went to Claude's & spent the day. The boys walked down from mama's & we drove across to the main road & then down there. Had a good time & the boys sure did.

Mon. Apr. 15
Lovely day. Warm & sunshiny. Mon went over to Floyd A's. early in A.M. to get a calf. I went along. We left the car & tried to drive the calf home but he got in a field & we couldn't get him out. Came home & got the bell cow but we couldn't get him, then he went thro' the fence back with Floyd's cattle. Mon started plowing in P.M. I went out in the field with him to help him get started. Florence caught up with me as I was coming back to the house & gave me a ride home. I went down to Bluffton with her then. We didn't stay long. Got back a little after 2. Isa, Lester & the boys were here about 4. But they didn't stay long. Arthur & Dean rode over to Floyd's with them when they went home & got our car.

Tues. Apr. 16
Had a little sprinkle early in A.M. but cleared up & was nice until noon. It looked like a pretty bad storm, but we didn't get much. Only a shower. Rained off & on all P.M. Jim. M. & Raymond Hennings were here awhile about 6.

Wed. Apr. 17
Rather a cloudy cool day. Mon plowed all day. We went to B.O. in eve. It was very nice then. Went up to mama's awhile. Got home about 10.

Thurs. Apr. 18
Nice day. Quite warm. I washed, ironed & scrubbed. Mon plowed. Happy & Audry were over a few minutes in eve. The Josie cow had a little calf today.

Fri. Apr. 19
Mama's birthday. Cloudy & cold day again. Mon plowed. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Didn't stay long tho'. Got home before 12. Large crowd & the music was fine. The brown cow had a little calf today & we also got 9 little pigs. Aunt Em Decker died this P.M. I set 1 hen on goose eggs.

Sat. Apr. 20
Nice day, but cool. Mon plowed all day. We went to Bluffton in eve. Got home about 9:30. We had 9 more little pigs tonite.

Sun. Apr. 21
Nice day. Some warmer. Mon worked with the pigs all A.M. fixing pens. We went to B.O. in P.M. I played for Aunt Em's funeral. Arthur, Philip, Louise & Aunt Alice sang. "Nearer My Got to Thee", "Rock of Ages" & "Mother Thou Art Gone" were the songs. Went up to mama's awhile after the funeral.

Mon. Apr. 22
Dandy nice day. Quite warm. Mon plowed. I didn't do much of anything. We had 17 more little pigs today (2 mothers).

Tues. Apr. 23
Nice day. Wind blew quite hard. Mon plowed. His father came up about 5:30 & stayed for supper. We went up town in eve a little while. The Herbie cow had a little calf today.

Wed. Apr. 24
Dean's 9th Birthday. Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day. Started raining quite hard about 5 & kept it up. Mon worked with the fence a little in A.M. Arnold D. came over in P.M. to help him but they didn't work long on account of the rain. Lizzie Cassell was here most of the A.M. Had 8 more little pigs tonite.

Thurs. Apr. 25
Rained hard all A.M. & the wind blew hard. Arthur went to school but Dean didn't. It cleared off about noon & was very nice in P.M. but the wind still blew hard & it was cold. Dave C. was here most of A.M. Mon went to B.O. in P.M. with a grist.

Fri. Apr. 26
Dandy nice warm day. Wind blew hard & dried up the mud. Arnold D. helped Mon fix fence in A.M. We put the cows out in the pasture for the first time today. Mon plowed in P.M. I washed, ironed & scrubbed today. We had 6 more little pigs today but the old mother lied on 1. 3 of the others are dead so that leaves us 45.

Sat. Apr. 27
Rained almost all day. Didn't do much of anything. Had 5 more little pigs today.

Sun. Apr. 28
Nice day but cold & windy. We went up home awhile in P.M. Kate R. & Isa were there too. Isa, Lester & the boys came down for supper. They went home about 9.

Mon. Apr. 29
Snowed, rained & sleeted most of the A.M. Was nice in P.M. but cold. Mon started seeding today. I dragged all day. We went to Bluffton in eve.

Tues. Apr. 30
Very nice warm day until about 4:30 we had a hard storm. Hailed pretty bad & just poured down. I dragged until about 10:30. Mon finished seeding that piece about 4. We had 1 more little pig today but Mon killed it & put some of the other pigs with that mother.

Wed. May 1
Cold windy day. Was over to Lizzie's a few minutes in A.M. & helped her. She was quite sick. We went up to the other place in P.M. after the disc & then Mon went to discing but he just got nicely started & broke down. Harry Morgan was here a few minutes about supper time. Dale Arnold stayed all nite with the boys. Little son born to Gladys & Floyd this A.M. early. We had 11 more little pigs today. Will Kimber & Nettie Falck were married today.

Thurs. May 2
Cold windy day. The wind blew terribly hard. Mon disced in P.M. Took him all A.M. to fix the disc.

Fri. May 3
Not quite so windy but still cold. I washed in A.M. & Mon disced. He took me over to Elsie's at noon & then she & I went to Club at Luellas. We started to walk over from town but Paul & Stella caught up with us & gave us a ride. Quite a few out to Club. We had a shower for Florence Baker. Elsie & I rode back to town with Mae & then we walked home & I got home in time to get supper. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Large crowd out. Many who were not invited. Had a pretty good time. Got home 2:45. The boys stayed at mama's all nite. The Minda cow had a little calf this A.M.

Sat. May 4
Cold windy day again. I finished my washing in A.M. & did my scrubbing. Ironed & baked in P.M. The boys came home this P.M. Mon seeded some in A.M. & disced in P.M.

Sun. May 5
Some warmer today but the wind still blows. Mon & the boys went to Bluffton in A.M. Mama & papa came down & spent the day. Papa & the boys went to Silver Creek in P.M. fishing. Got a few. Mon's father, mother & Warren were up in P.M. We took the eggs over to McCauleys in eve. Set my goose hens. Got home about 10.

Mon. May 6
Warmer day, but the wind blew. Mon disced all day. Papa & mama were here for supper. Mon's father, mother & Warren were here & spent the eve.

Tues. May 7
Nice day but cool I washed in A.M. Went over to Myrtle's in P.M. & then she came over home with me. We were finding a song to sing Sat. The boys went hanging May Baskets in eve.

Wed. May 8
Nice most of the day. Warmer. It sprinkled some in P.M. Mon seeded most of the day. Plowed some in P.M. I went over to Myrtles in P.M. to practice. We went to B.O. in eve. Large crowd in town.

Thurs. May 9
Dandy nice warm day. Mon finished plowing about 3 & then I dragged & he seeded the rest of the P.M.

Fri. May 10
Cool cloudy day. Sprinkled some in A.M. & P.M. Started to rain hard about 4:30 & kept it up the rest of the P.M. & nite. Had a severe electric storm about 2 A.M. I dragged in A.M. finished up at noon. Mon seeded until it started to rain so hard. He didn't quite finish.

Sat. May 11
Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. Mon & the boys put the separator out in the milk house in A.M. & did some other little jobs. We drove the team to B.O. in P.M. Quite a few in town. Went up to mama's awhile. The Joan of Arc had planned a lunch & program for the mothers of the community in P.M. but the rain spoiled it.

Sun. May 12
Dandy nice warm day. We went over to Albert Erickson's early in A.M. to look at at corn planter, then the boys & I went up to mama's & Mon & Gust went over to Gust's farm & got 4 sacks of seed corn. Mon came back to mama's for dinner. Isa, Lester & the kids were there in P.M. also Ida Heckle. Audry Butler was at mama's for dinner too. We got home about 4 did up the chores & went up to Morgan's in eve. Got home about 11.

Mon. May 13
Dandy nice day. I washed, ironed & scrubbed. Mon finished seeding in A.M. & dragged in P.M.

Tues. May 14
Started raining about 3 A.M. & kept it up until about 7. Cloudy until after dinner it cleared up & was nice. We worked all day taking the banking away from the house & cleaning up the yard.

Wed. May 15
Rained off & on all day. Not cold in A.M. but turned pretty cold in P.M. & the wind blew. Blew pretty hard in the night. It was 32º above about 8 P.M. We went to Bluffton in P.M. Howard W. went along with us. It froze hard in the nite.

Thurs. May 16
Papa's Birthday. Nice day. Quite a bit warmer. Mon disced in P.M. I set a hen on goose eggs today.

Fri. May 17
Nice day. Mon disced today. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Went up to mama's a few minutes before the dance. Large crowd out to the dance & we had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed at mama's all nite.

Sat. May 18
Nice day. Mon disced in A.M. He went up to mama's at noon after the boys & Isa & the boys came home with us to stay awhile. She has left Lester. He came down in eve & took Harlan & raised a nice mess. Made me pretty disgusted. We went to Bluffton in eve. Big dance down there & we went a little while. Quite a few there from B.O. We sure had a good time while we stayed. Would surely have liked to stay longer but the boys were too tired. We got home about 11:15.

Sun. May 19
Nice day. Claude & Olive & the kids were here all day. The kids sure had a good time. We had a good visit. They went home about 5. Lester & Harlan came just as they were about ready to go home but they didn't stay long. Pearl & Howard were here & spent the eve.

Mon. May 20
Nice day. We didn't do much of anything today. We got some greens in A.M. & that took some time. We went out in the grove in P.M. & then took Mon a drink. Lester & Harlan & Harold S. were here a minute in eve.

Tues. May 21
Dandy nice day. We washed & ironed. Went to Bluffton in eve. Didn't stay long.

Wed. May 22
Windy day. Dust blew just terrible. We went over to Floyd A's. awhile in eve.

Thurs. May 23
Rained in the night pretty hard I guess. We washed out a few things in A.M Mon & I fixed the car. Mon dragged awhile in P.M. & then went over to Dave C's. & got his planter & started planting corn. Lester & Harlan were here in P.M. They took Loyal to Decorah. Floyd A. bought a pig of Mons & he came after her this P.M. Lottie & Vera Dawley were here in P.M. after some setting eggs. Mon & Dean & I went over to Dave's a minute & then stopped at Howard's a little while on our way home.

Fri. May 24
Nicest day we have had. Mon planted corn in A.M. & dragged in P.M. Last day of school. Mon & I went up for dinner. Had their picnic & we had a dandy dinner. Not many out, too busy time. Mon took Myrtle & I over to Elsie's & we went to Club at Muriel Thompson's with her. Not many out. Had a nice lunch & time. We started to walk from the four corners home but Arthur & Dean came after us with the car. We went up town in eve a few minutes. Had to walk down the cemetry hill. Left the car there & walked down town. I got my hair cut.

Sat. May 25
Nice day. We cleaned up the house in A.M. & then Arthur took us up to Morgan's in P.M. We stayed up there until about 3:30. When we got home Arthur did up his chores & walked up to mama's to stay all nite. Mon planted corn all day. Mr. & Mrs. Price & Warren were up & spent the eve. They stayed until about 9. We went to Bluffton when they went home. Went to a dance down there. Had a dandy good time. Larger crowd than last week. We got home about 2:30. Dean slept in the car all nite. We had our last little calf this P.M. We also found Arthur's little calf dead. Don't know what was the matter.

Sun. May 26
Cloudy & misty all A.M. Rained quite a shower between 1 & 2. Mama & papa bro't Arthur home but they didn't stay long it looked too rainy. After they went home we went over to McCauley's too look at a brooder house. We also went up to Lovelein's to see one. Laid around the rest of the day after we got home.

Mon. May 27
Rained off & on all day. Pretty warm day. Mon finished planting this P.M. Howard & Pearl were here at noon. Pearl got 12 doz. eggs to set. Mon went up to Harold S's. late in P.M. & we girls went along. We stopped to see Mrs. Morgan on our way home. She is better today.

Tues. May 28
Very hot day. Warmest we have had. We went to Decorah about 9 A.M. after our little chickens. Got 304 at Matters. Got home about 3. Had a lunch & went over to Effie's after the chickens she hatched for us. Got 74 over there. Some bunch of White Leghorns. They are nice too. Pearl was here in A.M. early. We took a hog to Decorah too. It weighed 230 lbs. & we got $23.23 for it.

Wed. May 29
Very nice & warm in A.M. Clouded up about noon and rained quite hard in P.M. Had quite a few showers in P.M. Floyd A. was here a minute in A.M. Gust & Kate were here quite a while in A.M. Mon took Isa & Dean up to B.O. about 11. They came back about 6. They walked down across the fields to Seelye's and he met them there with the car. Walt, Effie the kids & Percy were here & spent the eve. Percy bro't his violins so we sure had some music. They went home about 10.

Thurs. May 30
Decoration Day. Dandy day. Pretty warm but no so warm as it has been. We washed, ironed & scrubbed. Isa & the boys went up to meet papa at Seelye's in P.M. & then right back. Effie, Percy, Bertha & Ray were here & got some eggs in P.M. Mr., Mrs. & Warren were here late in P.M. awhile.

Fri. May 31
Dandy nice day. Quite warm tho'. Mon took Isa to Decorah early in A.M. I don't know where she was going. Dr. Reedy was here in A.M. They bro't our brooder house up from Decorah about 11. It sure is a nice one. We went over to McCauleys in P.M. & bo't a brooder stove. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. I went up to mama's a little while. The boys stayed there all nite. Quite a few at the dance & had a pretty good time. Got home about 2:15.

Sat. June 1
Cold day. Didn't do much of anything but fuss with the chickens. The boys came home about noon. Mon & Arthur took turns dragging the corn field in P.M. We found 5 little kittens today. Lester, Harlan & Loyal were here early in A.M. Dave Cassell was here in A.M.

Sun. June 2
Colder today than yesterday. Not having very good luck with the chickens. Too cold I guess. We fixed up the oil stove this A.M. & put that out in there too & that helped a lot. Lester B. was here in A.M. We went up to mama's for dinner. Kate R. was there awhile in P.M. Papa & mama were down here awhile in eve.

Mon. June 3
Dandy nice day. Quite cool in A.M. but warmed up in P.M. We went to Decorah about 9 A.M. & didn't get back until about 2. Mon got a new 2 row corn plow. Mama & papa were down to Decorah too. They stopped here awhile on their way home.

Tues. June 4
Cloudy part of the day but cleared off & was nice. They bro't the corn plow up this A.M. Mon, the boys & I went up after the mail at noon & then went on up to Morgan's. They had a birthday surprise party for Bernadine & Mrs. M. was bound I would stay too, so I did. Most all of the school children were there. Bernadine got some nice presents. We got home about 5. Mon tried his new plow in P.M. We went up to B.O. in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. I got a letter from Isa today. She is at Mason City.

Wed. June 5
Dandy nice day. I washed & ironed. Mon helped Howard in A.M. & then worked out his poll tax over on Loveleins road in P.M. Jim M. was here at noon a minute. The boys went over to McCauley's in P.M. with Mon. Mama & papa came down in P.M. & stayed for supper. Lizzie & Dale were here in eve.

Thurs. June 6
Very nice day. Papa was here all day. He went up home at noon & got mama & we all worked at the potatoes in P.M. Got them all planted. Mr., Mrs., Warren & Sid were up in eve awhile. Got a letter from Isa today. Effie & Walt were here a few minutes late in P.M. & got some eggs.

Fri. June 7
Nice day but quite cool. Mon plowed corn all day. He & the boys took Gladys & I over to Elsie's at noon. We went to Club at Florence Baker's with her. Quite a crowd out. Elsie bro't me back as far as Paul W's & then I walked the rest of the way. Jim was working on Chris' hill so it was kind of rough for her to drive over. We went up town in eve. Went up to mama's a little while. Got home about 10:30.

Sat. June 8
Nice day. Mon plowed corn. The boys went up to mama's after dinner to stay all nite. We went to Bluffton in eve to the dance. Big crowd. Had a good time. Got home about 2:15.

Sun. June 9
Nice day. Pretty warm. Papa bro't the boys home in A.M. Gust & Kate came just after dinner. They stayed awhile here & then we all went down the river road to look at the Nolan place. Gust is thinking of buying it. It is a rather out of the way place but nice when you get there. Very nice house. Nice spring & creek right close to the house. We got home about 5:30 & they stayed for supper & until about 9. Mon's folks were up in eve a little while.

Mon. June 10
Dandy nice day. Very warm. Our brooder stove went out before we got up & we had a great time getting it started. Walt & Effie stopped on their way to Bluffton & got it started for us. Arthur took me to B.O. in A.M. to get some groceries. We had a very sick cow from clover bloat but Walt helped Mon dope her & she got better. We had Dr. Reedy come over to see her but she was better before he got here. Jim & Dan M. were here for dinner. They were working on the road between here & Vern M's.

Tues. June 11
Nice in A.M. early but clouded up & we had a terrible storm. The wind blew terribly hard & so long. Just poured down too. The thunder & lightning were bad too. The storm didn't do any damage here but it did at Decorah & other places & around the country.

Wed. June 12
Cloudy, gloomy day. Rained off & on all day. Mon helped Lovliens at their breaking today. Arthur M. & Glen A. were here awhile in A.M. & played with the boys. The boys went up to the mail box in P.M. Got a letter from Isa.

Thurs. June 13
Not very nice day. Rained some in A.M. & again about supper time. We went over to Floyd's awhile in A.M. & then came home & went to B.O. Went up to mama's for dinner. Had a good visit up there. Got home about 5:30.

Fri. June 14
Dandy nice day. Pretty warm. I washed & scrubbed & did quite a few things. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. The boys stayed up at mama's all nite. Had a good big crowd at the dance & a pretty good time. Got home about 2.

Sat. June 15
Dandy nice warm day. We went to Decorah about 9:30. Got home about 2. Stopped at Lizzie's on our way down to see Audry she has infection in her hand. Got another sack of chick feed. Went up to see Henry's mother a minute. The boys came home early this A.M. Went to Bluffton in eve. Went over to the dance a little while. Not such a big crowd but they had a good time. We got home about 12. Stopped to see Audry again tonite.

Sun. June 16
Very warm nice day. Quite windy. We got up about 4. Just got up & got the cows when Dan M. came. He helped Mon do chores & then we hiked for Mason City. Left here at 6:30. Went to Bluffton & got Jim & then on to the city. Stopped at Cresco, Riceville & Osage going out. Got to Susie's about 10:30. Had a great time to find her place the streets don't run straight. Found Joe Armstrongs & then Bert A. went & showed us where Susie lived. Isa came just as we had dinner ready. She looks just fine. Had a dandy dinner all the strawberries we could eat & then some. Susie took the boys & I out to the cemetry in P.M. It is a beautiful place. We had a flat tire out there & had to call Frank's brother to come & change it for us. Mon, Jim, Dan & the Armstrong men went out to Clear Lake so they didn't get back to Susie's until about 7. Susie & Frank had an invitation out to supper so they went & Isa & I got supper there. We rode around town awhile & then took Isa back to her work & hiked for home. We left Mason at 7:50 & got home at 12. Stopped at Riceville on our way home & went past Plymouth & left Dan. Jim stayed here all nite. We sure had a grand trip. The boys, Jim & I slept most of the way home. Percy did chores for us tonite.

Mon. June 17
Lovely day. Mighty warm & windy. Didn't do much of anything. Rather lazy. Went over to Lizzie's in A.M. awhile to see Audry. She is feeling better & looks better. She is in bed all the time except when she goes to Decorah to see the Dr. The boys & I went out in the field in P.M. looking for wild strawberries but we didn't find many. Audry went to the Dr. in P.M. & had to stay at Decorah. Little daughter born to Will & Bertha Nelson.

Tues. June 18
Rather a funny day. Cloudy part of the time. Looked pretty stormy. Sprinkled just a little. Quite warm until eve it cooled off quite a little. Mon plowed corn. We went up to the other place at noon & got the shovels for the old corn blow. Olive, Claude & the kids were up & spent the eve. Audry is about the same today.

Wed. June 19
Very nice day. Pretty warm. I washed, ironed & scrubbed. Mon Plowed corn. We went up to B.O. in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. The boys stayed all nite. Mama was alone.

Thurs. June 20
Pretty cold early in A.M. but warmed up & was a nice day. We had our Joan of Arc picnic at Raymond Youngs today. Quite a crowd out about 82 there. Had a good dinner & lots of ice cream. Stopped at mama's a minute on our way home & then at Lester's & picked the strawberries. He gave us part of them to bring home. Aunt Lissa, Earl Delay his wife & two girls, Ruth & her husband were here in eve.

Fri. June 21
Nice day. Didn't do much of anything in A.M. Went over to Floyd A's. just after dinner. Gladys had to go to Decorah to the Dr about her hand. (She has infection in it). I went to Decorah with them to take care of the baby. Lizzie went to Decorah too. Gladys hand was worse & the Dr. had to lance it again. It hurt her pretty bad. We got back here about 7:30. Looked pretty much like rain but it didn't rain. Got a letter from Isa today.

Sat. June 22
Nice day. Didn't do much of anything except clean up the house some. Mon plowed corn in A.M. but didn't do anything in P.M. We went to Bluffton in eve. They had another dance and we went. Quite a large crowd & a good time. Got home about 2. Audry is getting along just fine, but Gladys isn't any better. We found 6 more little pigs today.

Sun. June 23
Dandy nice day. Lester & the boys were here while we were eating breakfast and he left Loyal with us for the day. We went up to B.O. about 11. Took the boys up to mama's & then Mon & I went back down to Lesters & picked the strawberries. Got quite a few. Went up to mama for dinner. Ruth (?Coltie?) was there too. Mon's folks came up to Aunt Alice's in P.M. I went up there awhile and then the boys & I rode home with them. They were here for supper. Charles was with them. Harold, Fanny & Pat came while we were eating supper & stayed until about 10. Lester came & got Loyal in eve. Gladys is about the same.

Mon. June 24
Rained a little early in A.M. & was nice the rest of the day. Went up to mama's in A.M. awhile. She fell early this A.M. cut a gash in her head 3 or 3 in. long. I went up & washed & cleaned it out good. It sure don't look very good. Mon plowed corn in P.M. Gladys is a little better.

Tues. June 25
Nice most of the day. Clouded up in P.M. & sprinkled but didn't amount to much. I washed & ironed today. Mon plowed corn. Floyd A. was here a few minutes at noon. The boys went over to McCauleys in P.M. Gladys is better.

Wed. June 26
Nice in A.M. Quite warm. Clouded up in P.M. & got cooler. Sprinkled some in P.M. & again early in eve. Rained some between 9 & 10 in eve. Mon plowed corn. Floyd A. brought the sow with the little pigs & he came after her about 6 P.M. We went up town in eve, but came right back when it started to rain.

Thurs. June 27
Quite nice in A.M. but we had quite a hard shower in P.M. We went up to mama's for dinner & stayed there until about 5. P.M. Went over to Floyd's a little while in eve. Gladys is on the gain. She has to go to the Dr. every day though. Gust was here a little while in A.M. Little daughter born to Harry & Vera Q. this A.M.

Fri. June 28
Nice day. Mon & the boys went up to Gust's early in A.M. They are moving on the Robinsons place today. Arthur took me to B.O. in P.M. Mon rode up as far as Gust's with us & he stopped there. I went to a .25 lunch at Myra Smith's. Quite a few out. Had a nice time & a swell feed. Arthur didn't come home with us he stayed at mama's. We went to B.O. in eve. to the dance. Quite a crowd & good time. Got home about 2:30. Dean stayed at mama's. Got a letter from Isa.

Sat. June 29
Dandy nice day. Very warm. Didn't do much of anything. Mon & I went out in the grove in A.M. & he plowed corn in P.M. We went down to Bluffton a few minutes in eve. Pretty warm eve. Mr. Kirkbride & his son were here most of the A.M.

Sun. June 30
Cloudy most of the day. Sprinkled off & on during the day. Mon went up to Gusts awhile in A.M. We went up to mama's in P.M. after the boys. Stopped at Floyd's a few minutes on our way home.

Mon. July 1
Nice day. Quite windy. I washed, ironed & made garden. Mon plowed corn. He took his wagon wheels up town to be fixed just after dinner & came right back again. Went up to Gust's & spent the eve.

Tues. July 2
Nice cool day. Rather windy. Arthur Smiths & Floyd were here early in A.M. Floyd, Mon & Dean went away & were gone all day. Fixing the hay loader. Mon & Dean were home for dinner but it was late when they came & I was over to Lizzie's. I helped her in P.M. Mae came down early in A.M. after Arthur to help Rex in the garage. Jim Matthews was here a few minutes in eve after I had gone to bed.

Wed. July 3
Nice day. Pretty windy. Mon & Dean left about 8:30 & were gone until supper time. Over at Floyd's fixing the hay loader. Looked pretty stormy in eve & did rain some. We went up town & right back. Didn't go up to mama's at all. Too rainy.

Thurs. July 4
Dandy nice Fourth. Not to hot or too cold. Mon went over to Floyd's in A.M. & finished fixing the hay loader. He came home about 10:30 & we went to Aunt Lissa's to a picnic. There were about 60 there. We sure had a swell feed & a good time. Got home about 4:30. The folks came home this way & stopped here for supper. Raymond Hennings was here in eve awhile. We stayed at home in eve.

Fri. July 5
Dandy nice day. Mon went up town early in A.M. after his wagon wheels & then he went over to Floyd's to hay. They couldn't make the hay loader worked. Fussed with it all day & didn't get any hay in the barn. Arthur, Dean & I went up to mama's and spent the day. Mon was home for supper. We went over to Floyd's in eve & they worked at the hay loader some more. We got home about 11. Lizzie & Maxine were there awhile.

Sat. July 6
Nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. & sprinkled quite a little off & on. Mon went over to Floyd's to hay. Didn't get much done I guess. We went up town in eve. Went up to mamas awhile. Dean stayed up there all night.

Sun. July 7
Dandy nice day. Quite warm. Had a big picnic here today. Papa, mama, Claude, Olive & the kids, Dell, Mettie, Aunt Lissa, Aunt Eunice, Ruth, Bill, Sonny & Ernest. Had a dandy dinner. We women folks picked gooseberries in P.M. Lester, Harlan & Loyal were here a few minutes in A.M. early. Raymond H. & Percy were here a little while in eve. It sprinkled some in eve.

Mon. July 8
Very nice in A.M. Clouded up in P.M. & we had a hard rain. Did lots of good. Mon went over to Floyd's to hay. The boys went over there at noon to play so I was alone during the storm. Floyd, Gladys, & Lee Halse came along about 4 P.M. & wanted me to go to Decorah. Gladys went to see the Dr. Her finger is getting along just fine. She wont have to go back again unless it should get worse. We got back here about 7:45.

Tues. July 9
Dandy nice day. I washed & ironed. Mon & the boys were up to Gust's in A.M. Mama & papa were down awhile in P.M. Gladys hand is worse & she had to go back to the Dr. tonite & have it lanced again.

Wed. July 10
Nice day. Mon plowed corn today & potatoes. We went over to Floyd's a little while at noon. Gladys' hand hurts quite bad. Went to Society at Lovlien's in P.M. with Lizzie & Kate. (Audry's Society). Quite a big crowd for the busy time. Went up town a few minutes in eve. Went up to mama's a little while. Got a letter from Isa today.

Thurs. July 11
Dandy nice day. Pretty warm. Mon helped hay at Floyds. Arthur, Dean & I went over to Seelye's to L.A.S. in P.M. Not such a large crowd. Percy & Clifford McC. were here in eve.

Fri. July 12
Had a very hard rain about 7 A.M. Rained most of A.M. Quit about 11 & cleared off. Howard Walters was here in A.M. We went over to Floyd's about 12 then up town for Mon to get a shave & hair cut & then he took me to Club at Elsie Bender's. Not many out. Too much mud I guess. Rode back up town with Louise & Violet. Got home, did the chores & went back to B.O. to the dance in eve. Not so many out. Too warm to dance. Got home about 1:45. The boys stayed at mama's all nite.

Sat. July 13
Had a hard storm between 3 & 4 A.M. but cleared off & was a very hot day. We went over to McCauley's in A.M. & got some corn cracked. Mon went over to Floyd's in P.M. a little while. Mama called just after supper & said Dean wasn't very well so we went up & got the boys. Guess he had eaten too much candy & stuff. Mr. & Mrs. Price were here & spent the eve until after 10. The car broke just as we got back home from B.O. Rex came up from Bluffton after 10 to see about it. Too dark to do anything about it though. Big dance at Bluffton. We intended to go until Dean got sick & we couldn't .

Sun. July 14
Cool cloudy day. Dean felt pretty good today. Mama & papa came down for dinner & brought some raspberries. Rex & Mae came down about suppertime & got our car & took it up town to fix it.

Mon. July 15
Dandy nice day. I washed & ironed. The boys & I went out in the hayfield & grove in P.M. looking for berries. Mon was over at Floyd's. Pauline Bronner died very suddenly about 12.

Tues. July 16
Very warm day. Mon worked at Floyd's. He got home about 5. They finished there for awhile. The boys were over there in P.M.

Wed. July 17
Another very warm day. Mon mowed in A.M. Arthur went up to Gust's in A.M. & got papa's car and we went to Pauline's funeral with that. Kate went with us. Aunt Alice, Louise & I sang. We sang, "Rock of Ages", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", & "Going Down the Valley." There was a large crowd. Very sad funeral. We got our car this P.M. so Mon drove it home & Arthur drove papa's car. Myrtle, Vernie & the kids were here awhile in eve & after they went home we went over to Floyd's awhile.

Thurs. July 18
Dandy nice day. Quite cool. We started haying here today in P.M. Lee Halse is helping Mon also Floyd. Lee mowed some in A.M. & plowed potatoes. They put up 6 loads of hay in P.M. Maxine was here a few minutes in P.M. We went over to Floyd's in eve to a surprise party for Gladys (Her birthday). Only a few there but we had a good time. Got home about 11:30. Lee went home tonite. Little daughter born to Paul & Stella Reed. Pauline.

Fri. July 19
Nice cool day. Lee mowed most of the A.M. again. Floyd helped again today. They got the 7 loads of hay today. Mama & papa were down & spent the eve. Lee went home tonite.

Sat. July 20
Cloudy most of the day & cold. Sprinkled some in P.M. & eve. They put in 7 loads & part of another & then broke the hay loader. Had about 1 ½ loads out yet. The barn in just as full as it can be. We went up town in eve. The M.E. L.A.S. had a Carnival on the streets. Rain rather spoiled it. I helped fix hot dogs while I was there. Went up to mama's a few minutes. Alice M. was there. Papa bro't some ice cream so we all had some. Arthur stayed up there all nite. We got home about 11:30. Got a letter from Isa. Dale A. was here all P.M. & for supper.

Sun. July 21
Dandy nice day. They had a picnic at Esta Askelson's & we all went the folks came down this way & Dale, Carmen, Dean & Arthur went with them. Floyd, Gladys & the rest of the kids went with us. Quite a crowd there. Saw some I hadn't seen for years. Had a good time & a nice ride going & coming. Got home about 6. Gust & Kate were down & spent the eve.

Mon. July 22
Regular old scorcher of a day. The men nearly roasted. Lee didn't get here until about 10:30 & then he mowed the rest of the A.M. They fixed hay loader & hauled up hay poles in P.M. Geo. Matthews was here most of the day & all nite. Dale was here in P.M. about 4 P.M. they all went down to the river & had a swim. We went up town a minute in eve to cool off but it wasn't very cool riding. Went up to mama's. Mr. & Mrs. (?Saule?) were here a few minutes in P.M.

Tues. July 23
Very warm day, more of a breeze though than yesterday. Lee mowed in A.M. & Floyd & Mon got the hay poles up ready to hay. Had a shower at noon. Just enough to stop haying but it looked like a terrible storm. Someone got it. Floyd went home before the storm & Lee went afterward. We went up town a few minutes in P.M. Went down to Florence E's. in eve. Quite a bad looking storm went over while we were there but it didn't rain much there now it hadn't rained much here, but most of the way home the road was pretty muddy. Geo. Matthews was here until in P.M.

Wed. July 24
Nice day but terribly warm. Lee mowed in A.M. Floyd didn't come until P.M. Mon & Lee put in 2 loads of hay before dinner, and they put in in P.M. Geo. M. was here all A.M. & for dinner. Had another storm in eve. The wind blew pretty hard and it rained hard, but somewhere else they got a worse storm.

Thurs. July 25
Very warm day again. Vernie & Arthur M. were here most of A.M. I washed. We went up town just after dinner a few minutes. Mon fixed the hay loader after we got home. Had another storm in eve. Didn't rain so much though.

Fri. July 26
Very warm day again only there was quite a breeze & it was a little cool. Mon went up to Gust's in A.M. & then when he came home he mowed until noon. Floyd & Lee came at noon so they put up hay in P.M. Gust, Kate, Papa, Mama & Marie were here in eve until Mon got his chores done then we all went to town. I went up to Mr. (?Saule's?) to practice. We got home about 10:30. The boys stayed at mama's all nite.

Sat. July 27
Dandy nice day. Pretty warm. They finished our stack of hay in A.M. & went over to Floyd's in P.M. & finished filling up his barn. Mon got home about 5. Arthur & I went to B.O. a little while in P.M. We all went up town in eve. Went up to mama's. Dean stayed all nite. Had a very hard wind storm in the nite. Didn't rain much though.

Sun. July 28
Very nice day. We went to B.O. about 9 A.M. I went to S.S. & Church. Had quite a bit of special music. Song service Sun. Arthur went up to mama's & Mon went up to Walt's. Got the binder & tractor around ready to go to cutting grain. I went up to mama's for dinner. Stayed there until after supper. Mon came up for supper.

Mon. July 29
Nice & cool in A.M. but got pretty warm in P.M. Ray Hennings came down in A.M. & started cutting our barley. Aunt Lissa, Mettie, Neva, Mama & Harlan came down in P.M. awhile. Kate & Gust were here a few minutes at supper time. Lee started working for us today by the month but he went up to Koenigs to work in Ray's place.

Tues. July 30
Nice day. Pretty warm in P.M. Ray couldn't come here today so Arthur run the tractor & Mon the binder. Lee was here. We all went up town in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. Got a letter from Isa.

Wed. July 31
Nice day. Not quite as warm. Had a little shower in A.M. Laid the men up from cutting a couple of hours. Ray & Arthur cut quite late in eve. We went to a party at Willie Pierce's. Quite a few there. Not very good time. Everyone too dead. The boys stayed at mama's all nite. I was up there a little while in eve while Mon got a shave. Quite cold in eve & all nite. Lester's house caught fire early this A.M. & burned most of the roof off the kitchen. We didn't know about it until it was all over.

Thurs. Aug. 1
Nice cool day. They finished cutting our grain about 7 P.M. Didn't stop the tractor at noon or at supper time. Took turns eating & running tractor.

Fri. Aug. 2
Started raining in the night & kept it up until almost noon. Didn't do anything in A.M. Went to B.O. in P.M. Mon took me over to Anita B's. to Club. Quite a few out considering the day & roads. Harry Morgan's were down here in eve.

Sat. Aug. 3
Nice cool day but very windy. Mon & Lee went up to Ray's to help him do his harvesting. The boys went up to mama's. Arthur went up to run the tractor at noon & supper time so they wouldn't have to stop. I washed, ironed & scrubbed. Mr. & Mrs. P. were up & spent the eve so we didn't go to town. The boys stayed at mama's all night.

Sun. Aug. 4
Nice cool day. Mon helped Ray cut grain. I went up to mama's with him when he went & then mama, papa, Harlan, Loyal, the boys & I went down to Claude's. The kids sure had a good time & so did we. Uncle Geo. came up in P.M. We got back to mama's about 5. Just got supper ready when Mon came & he ate supper with us. Just finished supper & Lester came so he had a lunch. We stopped at Gust's a minute on our way home. Leonard came up to mama's to stay a week & he came down home with us to stay all night. First time I had ever rode on the pavement. It is mighty nice.

Mon. Aug. 5
Rather a cloudy day & quite cool. The boys & I went up to mama's with Mon & Lee when they went up to Ray's to work. Mama was washing so I helped her finish that. I forgot to shut the windmill off when we went up town so mama, the boys & I came back down & shut it off. Took Kate back to town with us. She & I went down town in A.M. then up to mama's garden & picked the beans & fixed them before dinner. I canned them after dinner then she & I went up & did Ruby's dishes. (She is in the store). We were at mama's for supper too. They finished at Ray's about 5.

Tues. Aug. 6
Nice cool day. A little warmer though than it has been. Mon & Lee finished our shocking in A.M. & then went over to Floyd's to see about thrashing. Arthur went up town just at noon. Ruth, Francis & Mr. Padden came just as I had dinner ready so they were here for dinner. Francis & Mr. P. went up to Morgan's after their wagon after dinner & Ruth stayed here until they came back. Arthur went home with them to stay awhile. Mon, Lee & Dean went over to Dave's to stack in P.M. Mama, papa & Leonard were down in eve.

Wed. Aug. 7
Nice day. Mon & Lee helped Dave stack. They were home for supper. Dean & I had corn out of our field for dinner. Gust & Kate, Floyd, Gladys & the kids were over in eve. Got a letter from Isa.

Thurs. Aug. 8
Nice warm day. Mon & Lee went over to Floyd's haying. Dean & I were alone all day. They are grading roads past here now. We were up town in eve. Went up to mama's a little while.

Fri. Aug. 9
Dandy nice day. Mon & Lee went over to Floyd's again. They finished haying there today. Ray & Leonard McC were here all P.M. & for supper. We had quite a hard little shower in the night.

Sat. Aug. 10
Very warm day. Looked pretty rainy some times. Did rain very hard about 5 P.M. Mon & Lee cut burdocks all day. Dale was here in P.M. Mon took me part way up town in P.M. & I rode the rest of the way with Ray Hennings. We Club girls had an Ice Cream Social on Lars Underbakke's lawn for the benefit of the cemetry. The rain scared a lot away. It was very nice in eve but so muddy. We took in around $33. Not so bad for the night. We got home about 12:10.

Sun. Aug. 11
Nice day. Dave & Maxine were over in A.M. We went up town just after noon. Got up home & the folks were just going to Lena's so Dean & I went along. Mon stayed in B.O. & played ball. Had a nice wait. Stayed until after supper. Wilma, Willard & Darold came just as supper was ready. Darold is sure a cute baby. We got back to mama's about 7. They did their chores & then bro't Dean & I home. Archie, Candace & the girls & Christ M. were here in eve. Rained in the night.

Mon. Aug. 12
Dandy nice day. Mon & Lee & Dean went over to Floyd's in A.M. & then went up to Gusts & got the manure spreader & hauled manure the rest of the A.M. Lee went over to Floyd's threshing in P.M. Mon, Dean & I went to Prosper after some boards in P.M. Took Loyal & Harlan along with us. Stopped at mama's a minute on our way back & left Loyal & Harlan. Dean & I stopped at Floyd's on our way home. Helped get supper for threshers. Mon & Lee came over after us when they got the chores done. Lydia W. helped too.

Tues. Aug. 13
Nice day but the wind blew quite a little. Lee threshed at Floyd's until about 5 they got here & threshed until 6. Mon & I went up town after dinner & got mama to come down & help me. Kate came down too. We took mama home in eve. Got a letter from Isa.

Wed. Aug. 14
Wind blew terribly hard all day from the north & it was cold too. They finished threshing here about 1. They chaff blew into the house just fierce. Claude came up to help Mon so Olive & the kids came too. Mama & Kate helped too. We took mama & Kate home in P.M. Lee threshed at Paul W's. in P.M. Lloyd Knowlton was here in eve. We had 620 bu of grain.

Thurs. Aug. 15
Dandy nice day. Lee threshed at Paul W's. & Ben G's. Mon took Dean & I to B.O. in A.M. & we went to Decorah with papa & mama. Went to the Fair awhile in P.M. It didn't am't to much. The live stock was nice. Quite a few there. We got home about 4:30. I got a new pair of slippers.

Fri. Aug. 16
Nice day. I washed & ironed & did a lot of things. Went up to the school house in A.M. with Lizzie to see about painting the inside of it. Lee threshed at Ben G's. & Mon at Ray H's. We went up town in eve. Went up to mamas a while.

Sat. Aug. 17
Nice day. Pretty warm. Mon & Lee hauled manure all day. We went over to Ern Ward's in P.M. & got some honey. Went up town in eve. Olive was up town too. We stayed at the store all eve. Gust rode up town with us. We stopped there awhile on our way home.

Sun. Aug. 18
Dandy nice day. Dave came over in A.M. & wanted us to go on a drive with them so we did. Mon drove their car. We went down to see the Bily Bros. Clocks. They are sure a great sight to see. There was an enormous crowd there. We had our lunch there & then we went on down to Spillville. There was a big crowd there too. It was the first time any of us had been there. They surely have a dandy park & pavillion. We got home about 5:30 and we sure had a dandy trip. Arthur, Genev & Joyce were here a little while in eve.

Mon. Aug. 19
Nice cool day. Wind blew quite hard. Mon & Lee hauled manure all day. We had a couple of our young roosters for dinner. First we had had. Papa was down a little while in eve.

Tues. Aug. 20
Nice day. The boys hauled manure. Mon's father & mother came just as dinner was ready & they stayed until after 4. We went up town in eve. Went up to mama's awhile.

Wed. Aug. 21
Cloudy, rainy looking in A.M. Sprinkled a little but cleared off & was nice in P.M. Pretty warm in P.M. & eve. Lizzie & I went up to the school house in A.M. & cleaned up some. Mon & Dean went up town a few minutes in A.M. They hauled manure again today. Leonard Blaess was here in P.M. Mon broke the separator so we had to go up town in eve & get that fixed. Kate & I went over to Mrs. Koenigs awhile & the rest of the time we stayed at the store. Had a little sprinkle of rain in the nite. Not enough to lay the dust though.

Thurs. Aug. 22
Very warm day. Mon, Lee & Dean took the manure spreader up to Gusts in A.M. & then we all went up to mama's for dinner. Walt R's back went back on him again & Mon went on the cream route in P.M. He & Lee got back to mama's about 7 for supper then they went up to Walt's & helped with the chores. Alice M. & Caroline Cameron were at mama's in eve. Walt is pretty bad.

Fri. Aug. 23
Pretty warm day. Percy came down & got Mon & Dean early in A.M. & they went on the cream route. Walt is no better. Lee & I went up town in A.M. & stayed for dinner. He took Fannye R. & I to Club at Florence E's. Quite a few there. We got home about 5. Mon & Dean got home about 6:30. Went up town in eve. Went up to mama's.

Sat. Aug. 24
Nice warm day. Mon & Dean went on the cream route again. Walt is a little better today. We went up town in eve. Went up to mama's a little while.

Sun. Aug. 25
Very nice day. Francis & Ruth bro't Arthur home about 11:30. Norbert Ferris was along too. We had a good visit. Francis & Mon went up to Morgan's a little while. They went home about 3:30. It is good to get Arthur home again. Ray Henning & Percy were here awhile in P.M. Papa & mama came down in eve awhile. Dean went home with them for his vacation. Mon's tooth ached pretty bad all day & night. Claude R. was here in A.M.

Mon. Aug. 26
Dandy nice day. Lee hauled wood to the house in A.M. & in P.M. Claude came down & they fixed haypoles. Mon mowed & they got in 1 load of hay. I washed. Mon's tooth wasn't so good in A.M. but he felt a little better in P.M.

Tues. Aug. 27
Nice day. Claude came down early in A.M. to hay. Mon mowed some in A.M. They put up 6 or 7 loads today. Mon & I went to Mabel in P.M. to get his tooth pulled. Had to go a long ways around on account of the paving. They are up by Merle S's. now. Dean don't feel very well but he didn't want to come home. Lee got through here today. Got a letter from Isa.

Wed. Aug. 28
Nice day. Claude was here today & we finished haying. Kate was down all P.M. We went up town in eve. Drove the car over to Merle's corner & walked into town. Went up to mama's. Dean is a little better but he don't look very good.

Thurs. Aug. 29
Very nice in A.M. Mon & Arthur went up after the mail & then on up & got Kate & brought her home with them. They got home about 11:45. We had dinner & then got ready to go to Cresco to the Fair but it clouded up & looked terribly black & thundered so we didn't start until after 1. It just sprinkled here but when we got to Cresco it sure had rained hard. Mud & water all over the Fair Grounds. Large crowd & the Fair was good. Saw a few I knew. We stayed until after 8. On our way home it just poured down again so we had to stop. The car got wet & didn't want to go but by working at it quite a bit we got it started & came on home. Hadn't rained any when we got home. Got home about 10, muddy & dirty. Dean's throat broke today so he feels better.

Fri. Aug. 30
Nice day. Lizzie & I went up to the school house in A.M. & finished cleaning it. Got home about 12 & then Mon, Arthur & I went to B.O. Kate rode along with us. Left the car at the corner & walked in to town. Got my hair cut & then went up to mama's. Dean is lots better. He came home with us. Looked pretty rainy in eve but it didn't rain any. Got a letter from Susan.

Sat. Aug. 31
Nice warm day. Scrubbed & cleaned up the house in A.M. Mon & the boys went to Bluffton in A.M. & then we all went to B.O. in P.M. Watched them pave all P.M. They moved right along. Got home about 6. Did up the chores & went over to Aunt Lissa's after Isa. Susan, Frank, the kids & her came down after Frank got done work. Just got back over here when Lester & the kids came. He hung around quite a while. We set & talked until nearly 1.

Sun. Sept. 1
Dandy nice day. Lester & the kids were here early in A.M. Arthur took Isa up to the corner right after breakfast, & she walked up to mama's. We had a picnic for the relatives at Aunt Lissa's today. Had a nice time, dandy dinner & quite a few there. Frank's left for home about 4 P.M. so they didn't have long to stay.

Mon. Sept. 2
Very warm day & night. School started today. Mon took the boys to school. We went up to mama's. I helped her can a bu. of peaches. Isa bro't her. We got them canned & then watched them pave the rest of the P.M. They got up to mama's before we came home. Mabel Headington was there awhile too.

Tues. Sept. 3
Very warm day. Didn't do much of anything. Picked & canned 3 qts. of beans was about all. Claude R. was here a little while in P.M. We went up to Morgan's a while in eve.

Wed. Sept. 4
Nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. Rained quite hard about 4 & then after that too. Mon went up to Gusts in A.M. We went down to Bluffton a few minutes in P.M. Mon went up to school after the boys. Got pretty cold in P.M. & car.

Thurs. Sept. 5
Nice cool day. I washed & ironed. Dave was here in A.M. Mrs. Morgan was here awhile in P.M.

Fri. Sept. 6
Nice day but cool. Mon went on some of the cream route for Ray at noon while he went up to his mothers for dinner. We went to B.O. in eve. Went up to mama's a little while. The dances started again in B.O. in eve. Not such a big crowd out. Had a pretty good time. We came home early. Got home about 1. The boys stayed at mama's all nite. Got pretty windy & cold in the night. Rained most of the way home.

Sat. Sept. 7
Very nice day. Quite a bit warmer. Didn't do much of anything. Geo. & Kate were here a minute in eve. We went up town a little while. Dean came home with us but Arthur stayed at mama's.

Sun. Sept. 8
Nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. Rained very hard late in P.M. & again in eve & night. Arthur walked home this A.M. Mon & the boys went with Gust over to Wilbur Dupreys after some cows he bought. They got back about 1 & then Gust & Kate came down here for dinner. Kate had her dinner ready up there so she brought part of it along so we had a picnic dinner.

Mon. Sept. 9
Rained off & on all day & night. Quite cool. The boys caught a ride to school with Jessie & Maxine. Howard W. was here awhile in eve. Pretty cold night.

Tues. Sept. 10
Nice cool day. We went up town about 10. Went up to mama's. Got sweet corn & canned it. Got 13 qts. Went up to Alice M's. & got some sweet apples. Got home about 4. The kids rode home with us. Another cool night.

Wed. Sept. 11
Nice day but cool. We went over to Florence's in A.M. & got Marion. He stayed here the rest of the day & night. Dave & Jessie were here awhile in A.M. Got a letter from Isa.

Thurs. Sept. 12
Rained off & on all day. Got ready to go to Morgan's to thresh but it rained too hard we didn't go. Dave was over awhile in A.M. & Marion went home with him. Went over to Pearl's a little while in P.M. Gust & Kate were down awhile in eve.

Fri. Sept. 13
Rained off & on all day. Mon took me to Club at Maude J's. Went to B.O. first & then to Club. About 13 members there. Marion came back here tonite about supper time. Cleared off in eve & was pretty cold. Had our first hard frost tonite.

Sat. Sept. 14
Dandy nice day. Quite a bit warmer. Worked around here all day. Went up town in eve. Went up to mama's a little while. Went up to Annie's to a dance. Not so many there. Had a pretty good time. Got home about 2. Little son born to Bess & Claude Bronner.

Sun. Sept. 15
Nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. & rained a little. Dave was here all day until after 4. Marion went over to Florence's about 5.

Mon. Sept. 16
Nice day. Mon & I went up to Morgan's about 8:30 to thresh but they didn't get around to thresh until after noon. Kate Morrison & Lily Bently were there in P.M. helping. Regina stopped after school & stayed until after supper. The boys came up after school too. We got home about 7.

Tues. Sept. 17
Nice cool day. Wind blew quite hard. Mon was at Lovliens all day threshing. He got home about 5. I washed & ironed. Just had supper ready when Mon's father, mother & Uncle Will came. They bro't supper along so we put our two suppers together & had a picnic supper. They went home about 8:30. It froze mighty hard tonite.

Wed. Sept. 18
Dandy nice day. Some warmer. It was 24º above zero at 6 A.M. Everything was cooked. We went to B.O. early in A.M. Stopped at Paul's & Gust's a little while on our way up there. Went up to mama's. She isn't very well today. Loyal & Harlan are there. Lester is working on the road. Went down to Mettie's after some apples. Stayed there for dinner. Got home about 2. Went up to Gusts in eve. Ole & Gladys were there too.

Thurs. Sept. 19
Nice day. Rather cool. Went up to B.O. early in A.M. and got mama, Loyal & Harlan. Bot some peaches up town. Stopped at Seelye's on our way home & got some hislop apples, stopped at Kate's & got her & then on home. We canned 11 ½ qts of peaches & 18 qts of hislops in P.M. Mon started cutting corn at Daves in P.M. Arthur, Dean & I took mama, the boys & Kate home about 5.

Fri. Sept. 20
Our 13th Wedding Anniversary. Little warmer day. Arthur, Dean & I went up after mama & the boys in A.M. early & took them back again about 5:30. We canned apples again today & did quite a lot of things. Mon finished cutting corn at Daves about 3. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Quite a crowd out & a good time. Raymond Y. resigned as manager & they put Mon in. We got home about 2:20.

Sat. Sept. 21
Nice day. Didn't do much of anything. Went to B.O. in P.M. after the boys.

Sun. Sept. 22
Nice warm day. Papa & mama were here all day. Papa & Mon picked seed corn. They got a nice lot picked. Uncle Aaron, Uncle Geo. & Geo. McC were here in P.M. We went up to Gusts a little while in eve. Ed Arnold was there too.

Mon. Sept. 23
Dandy nice warm day. Mon & I went over to Deitels early in A.M. to watch them make sorgum. Stayed there until about 1. Came home had our dinner & then we went out & fixed fence so as to turn the hogs in part of the corn field. Got them in there about 6.

Tues. Sept. 24
Lovely day. Pretty warm. I washed in A.M. A hardware man was here in A.M. & stayed for dinner. Mon went up after the mail in P.M., helped Gust a little while with his fence & then we went down to Claude's & got 10 bu. of potatoes. Went up town in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. Dell, Mettie & Aunt Lissa were there too.

Wed. Sept. 25
Very nice day. Pretty warm. Mon threshed at Fred Walters. I went to Uncle Will Leonhart's funeral with Lizzie & Marie Bergman. I was at Mary Leonhart's. Quite a few there. It rained in the night.

Thurs. Sept. 26
Rained off & on all day. Dave's expected to thresh but too much rain. We went up town in P.M. with a grist. (Walt has traded the mill to Ike Reed for the old Reed place). Mrs. Krumm & Arthur Manning rode home with us. It rained quite hard just after we got home.

Fri. Sept. 27
Very warm day. Mon went up to Paul's & got a pig in A.M. He took me to Club at Ruth Greenslade's in P.M. Verlie K. went along too. Not very many there but we had a good time & a dandy lunch. Rained hard in the night. Got a letter from Isa.

Sat. Sept. 28
Cloudy cool day. We went to B.O. in A.M. & stayed until about 5. Had dinner at mama's. Rained very hard in the night.

Sun. Sept 29
Cool day. We went up to Gusts about 9 & then Mon took Gust up town. I stayed with Kate. We stayed there for dinner & then it started to rain so we took a hike for home. We went over to Dave's in eve.

Mon. Sept. 30
Nice day. I washed, ironed & scrubbed. Paul W. was here in P.M. Dave & Jessie were here in A.M. Dave bro't us a gal. of sorgum & it was sure good.

Tues. Oct. 1
Cloudy most of the day. It sprinkled some in P.M. We went over to Dave's threshing early in A.M. They finished there at noon. Audry, Gladys, Kate L. & I all helped Lizzie. Had a good time too. Kate, Lizzie & I went over to Pearls a few minutes in P.M. We went up town in eve. Gust & Kate went along with us. Kate, Dean & I went up to Annie's awhile.

Wed. Oct. 2
Nice day. Mon fixed fence in A.M. He & Gust went riding in P.M. We went up town in eve. Went up to mama's. Ruth Robinson Coltie was there. Ted Morrison & Grace (?Matter?) were married today.

Thurs. Oct. 3
Cloudy most of A.M. & cold but cleared off in P.M. I helped Mon fix fence all A.M. & then we went down to Claude's in P.M. & helped thresh. The boys walked down there after school. We got home about 6.

Fri. Oct. 4
Nice day but cool. I helped Mon pick corn in A.M. & patched in P.M. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Big crowd out & had a good time. Got home 2:45. The boys stayed up to mama's.

Sat. Oct. 5
Nice day but cool. Mon went fishing early this A.M. with Harold & Mr. L. to Lansing & got back about 6:30. I scrubbed the house in A.M. & then started to walk over to Elsie's. Caught a ride part of the way with Gust & then when I got out on the pavement I got a ride with Stub R. Got over to Elsie's in time for dinner. Verlie came down & then we girls went up town & got some jars & sugar & went back to Elsie's & canned apples for the Club to send to the Orphan's Home. We went up town in eve after the boys. Papa isn't very well.

Sun. Oct. 6
Nice day but cool. We were home all day. Mr., Mrs. & Warren P. were up in P.M.

Mon. Oct. 7
Dandy nice day. I helped Mon fix fence in P.M. I canned tomatoes & apples in A.M.

Tues. Oct. 8
Cloudy part of the day & cool. Gust helped Mon fix fence in A.M. & I helped him in P.M. until about 3 & then we went over to Gladys A's & got some tomatoes. Went up town in eve. Went up to mama's a little while. Papa is better.

Wed. Oct. 9
Cloudy in A.M. & started to rain in P.M. & rained most of the night too. I helped Mon fix fence in A.M. & then canned in P.M. & Mon took a grist to town in P.M. Got a letter from Isa.

Thurs. Oct. 10
Rained off & on all day & night. Took Dean to B.O. early in A.M. to get new shoes & rubbers. Dave was here in A.M. after we got home. I patched all P.M.

Fri. Oct. 11
Rained off & on all day. Rained quite hard in eve. Mon took me to Club at Hilde Erickson's in P.M. Large crowd out. Initiation. Olive, Vera Gates, Ethel Masters & Irene Foss joined. Big shower & dance for Ted Morrison & his wife at the Hall in eve but it rained so hard we didn't get there.

Sat. Oct. 12
Not very nice day. Cold & cloudy. Cleared off about 6 P.M. & was very nice after that. Froze quite hard too. We went up town in P.M. Went over to the Hall & worked awhile. Came home about 5 & hurried up the chores & went back to B.O. about 6. M.E. L.A.S. had an oyster supper at the Hall. We all went there for supper. I helped serve supper. Had a quite a big crowd. Got home about 10:30. There was a party at Annie's but we didn't go. Arthur stayed at mama's all night.

Sun. Oct. 13
Lovely day. Quite warm. We went to Claudes & spent the day. Mon & Claude went hunting. They got 13 squirrels. Ed Dawley was here for supper. Gust & Kate were down & spent the eve.

Mon. Oct. 14
Dandy nice warm day. Mon helped Gust all day. I washed & scrubbed. We went up town in eve. The Joan of Arc are sending a (?bbl.?) of fruit to the Orphans Home & Violet U., Fannye R. & I packed it at Fannye's & got it ready to send.

Tues. Oct. 15
Lovely day. Mon helped Gust again today. I ironed & patched & canned some. Got a letter from Isa. Went up to mama's awhile in eve.

Wed. Oct. 16
Nice day only a little cooler. Did a little of everything & not much of anything. Mon started plowing in P.M. We went up town a little while in eve. I sold 37 young roosters that weighed 118 lbs. at $17.70.

Thurs. Oct. 17
Nice cool day. Mon, mama & I went to Decorah about 10. Got back about 2:30. I stopped at Gladys A's on the way home to L.A.S. She had a very large crowd. Arthur & Dean came back after me about 4:30. Got some new clothes at Decorah for the boys. Also got a bu. of pears for $1.95.

Fri. Oct. 18
Nice day. Mon went up early in A.M. & got mama. She came down & helped me can my pears & some apples. Only got 7 ½ qts. of pears. So many were spoiled & they ate a lot of them. We took mama home as soon as Arthur came from school. Just got back from there when Mon's father & mother came. They bro't some lunch again & ate supper with us. They stayed until about 7:30. Dad bought ½ the hens for $1 each or $25.00. We went to the dance at B.O. Very large crowd there. Little row but not much. I lost my coat but found it again. Got home about 2:30.

Sat. Oct. 19
Rained very hard in A.M. Cloudy the rest of the day. We went up town in A.M. Went up to mama's & helped her a little. Got my hair cut.

Sun. Oct. 20
Dandy nice day. We were up home all day. Isa was home. She came last night. Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher bro't her. Claude's were there too so we had a regular reunion. The folks left for Mason City about 3 P.M. Floyd & Gladys were over here & spent the eve.

Mon. Oct. 21
Dandy nice day. I washed in A.M. Went to Decorah in P.M. with Lizzie, Kate & Mary Leonhart. Didn't get home until 6. Got a new pair of slippers.

Tues. Oct. 22
Terrible wind all day & cold. Mon dug potatoes. I picked up most of them. Mon went over to Deitels after 5 P.M. to help them butcher.

Wed. Oct. 23
Regular blizzard all A.M. & quite cold. Quit snowing about noon. We went up to Ruby R's. for Lutheran L.A.S. dinner. Large crowd out & a swell feed. Went up to mama's after dinner a while. Claude Headington's Sale today.

Thurs. Oct. 24
Nice day but rather cool. Dave was here all A.M. helping Mon fix the hog house. Dean went over to Dale's to stay all night. We went up to Harold Reed's in eve.

Fri. Oct. 25
Dandy nice day. Quite warm. Mon plowed most of the day. Loyd K. was here about 4:30 & bought our old sows. Gilbert Torgeson came over with his tractor about 4:30 & moved the hog house.

Sat. Oct. 26
Dandy nice day. Mon plowed. Arthur & Dean took me up town at noon to work at the hall. Mae W., Irene F., Fannye R. & I worked there most of the P.M. The rest started coming about 4:30. The Joan of Arc had their annual Oyster Supper from 6 o'clock on. Elsie S., Maude J., & I cooked oysters. Had a very large crowd & lots to eat. Took in $58.40. Got away from the Hall about 9:30 & then Mon & I went to Bluffton to a dance. Not many there but sure had a good time. Got home about 2. The boys stayed at mama's all night. Harold R. hauled our 9 old sows to market this A.M. early. They bro't in $219.30.

Sun. Oct. 27
Dandy nice day. Papa, mama & the boys got here before we were done eating. Claude, Olive & the kids came up too. So we had a big time. The kids sure did.

Mon. Oct. 28
Not such a nice day. Cooler & windy. We took some grain up & had it ground at noon. Dean came home sick about 3:30 & was sick the rest of the night. It started to snow about 6:30 & snowed & rained quite a bit during the night.

Tues. Oct. 29
Rainy nasty day. Dean was some better in morn but he stayed in bed all A.M. He got better in P.M. & got up. He felt pretty good by night. Harold L. was here about noon & Mon went up town with him. It rained quite hard in eve. Joe Moran was here in P.M.

Wed. Oct. 30
Cloudy, rainy day. Dean felt good so he went to school. Mon went up to Joe Morans in A.M. & I went up to mama's. We got home about noon & after dinner Mon took our colt Beauty up & traded her to Joe M. for another horse & a pony. The boys were sure pleased when they got home but they were rather afraid of him too.

Thurs. Oct. 31
Rained hard most of the A.M. & until about 2 P.M. We went up town a few minutes after it quit raining. Not so cool today.

Fri. Nov. 1
A little nicer day but cool. I washed some. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Quite a crowd out. Some wanted to dance rather bad. Got home about 2:15. The boys stayed at mama's all nite. Froze hard tonite.

Sat. Nov. 2
Nice day. Worked around here in A.M. & went to Decorah in P.M. Dale A. went with us. He came over to play & we were ready to go to Decorah so he went along. The boys had a great time with their pony in A.M. They rode home early in A.M. with Harold R.

Sun. Nov. 3
Cloudy cool day. Regular blizzard for a while late in P.M. Arthur & Dean went over to Arthur Walter's in P.M. to play. Percy W. was here awhile in P.M.

Mon. Nov. 4
Cloudy most of the day & cold. Didn't do much of anything. Mr. Bradley came up in P.M. to sell us a car. Took us for a ride. It is a nice car all right (Chevrolet). Geo. & Vera Gates & the boys were here & spent the eve. Isa & Lester were here a minute in eve. She has gone back to live with him again.

Tues. Nov. 5
Dandy nice day. Mon plowed. His father & mother were here for supper.

Wed. Nov. 6
Cloudy cool day. Mon plowed. We went up town a few minutes at noon. Haloween Program at the school house in eve. Large crowd out for such a cool night. Program was just fine. Lots of laugh in it. Had lunch after the program. Papa & mama were down to it too. Got home about 10:30.

Thurs. Nov. 7
Nice day. Quite warm. Mon plowed. I washed & ironed some. Lizzie was over a few minutes in P.M. Mr. Bradley was here again in eve trying to sell a car.

Fri. Nov. 8
Dandy nice day. Mon plowed. He took me to B.O. at noon so I could go to Club at Bessie Johnson's with Florence E. Big crowd out & a splendid lunch. Florence bro't me nearly home. We went to B.O. in eve to a party at Harold R's. Only Rex's, Cecil's, Walt's, Bill P's. & us there. Danced & played cards. Had an oyster supper. Got home about 2:30. Louise Krumm & Bernard Nash were married today. The boys stayed at mama's all night. Mr. B. was here at noon again.

Sat. Nov. 9
Lovely day. Mon plowed. Leonard & Ray McC. & Dale were here all P.M. & played. Arthur & Dean got home at noon. We went up town a few minutes in eve.

Sun. Nov. 10
Cloudy, rainy day. Isa & Lester & the kids were here for dinner & until about 4 P.M.

Mon. Nov. 11
Cloudy cold day. Mon plowed all day.

Tues. Nov. 12
Rained most of the day. We went up to mama's for dinner. Came back just as the boys were out of school so all the kids had a ride. Rained very hard in eve. Joan of Arc had a shower for Louise at her folks but we couldn't go, too rainy.

Wed. Nov. 13
Colder today. Cleared off in A.M. & was nice in P.M. Mon plowed all day. Froze very hard at night.

Thurs. Nov. 14
Lovely day. I washed & ironed. Mon picked corn in A.M. & plowed in P.M.

Fri. Nov. 15
Lovely day. We went to Decorah about 10 A.M. & didn't get back until about 54. Roads are pretty sticky. Traded our old Ford for a Chevrolet two door sedan. Some different going in it than the old Ford. Went to the dance in B.O. in eve. Went up to mama's a few minutes. The boys stayed up there all nite. Quite a crowd out to the dance. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30.

Sat. Nov. 16
Dandy nice day. Did a little of everything & not much of anything. The boys came home about 11:30. We started for B.O. in eve but stopped at Floyd's. Little Duane has blood poison in his knee. Gladys was down at the Hospital with him & we took Floyd & the baby down there. Stayed there about an hour & then bro't Floyd & the baby back again. Lizzie & Audry were there so they kept the baby the rest of the night. We got home about 11:30.

Sun. Nov. 17
Dandy nice day. Mama & papa were here most of the day. Mr. & Mrs., Warren & Uncle Will were here a few minutes in P.M. Dale, Arland & Arthur were here in P.M. too. Duane is about the same.

Mon. Nov. 18
Rained most of the day. Quite cold. Nothing doing. Snowed some in the night.

Tues. Nov. 19
Not very nice day. Quite cold. We went up town in A.M. Went up to mama's for dinner. Mon & papa went to Prosper after dinner to see about a bed we had sent for. Gust bro't it down for us. We came as far as Gust's & then Mon took the mules & wagon & bro't our bed on down here. I stayed with Kate until he came back. We got along just as school was out so all the kids had a ride again.

Wed. Nov. 20
Not very nice day. Pretty cold. Froze hard. Didn't do much of anything.

Thurs. Nov. 21
Clear day but cold. We went up town in A.M. Went up to mama's for dinner. Got home about 2. Stopped at Gust's a few minutes on our way home.

Fri. Nov. 22
Cold windy day. Club met at Myrtle M's. I walked over there but rode back with Ole's. Quite a few out for all the cold windy day. Had a dandy lunch. Went up town in eve a little while. Went over to Harold R's. Dale A. came home with the boys & stayed all night.

Sat. Nov. 23
Snowed some in A.M. but cleared off in P.M. We sold our hogs to Frank Wickett this A.M. Harold R. hauled them. 49 head & bro't us $672.79. Mon took our car when they went with the last load so the boys & I went along. I went to mama's & the boys went on to Canton. We all had dinner at mama's. Got home about 4:30.

Sun. Nov. 24
Snowed hard most of A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. but cold. We went down to Postville too see Padden's. Harold, Fannye & Pat went with us. Left home at 9 & got back about 5:30. Had a dandy good time. Swell dinner. Had a fine ride too.

Mon. Nov. 25
Nice day. Much warmer. Thawed quite a bit. Floyd A. was here in A.M. we went up town in eve a little while.

Tues. Nov. 26
Dandy nice day. Mama, Mon & I went to Decorah. Had dinner at Mon's folks. Quite a few in town. Got home about 4:30. Mon's folks were up for supper. We went over to Casper Olson's to a party in eve. Quite a crowd there. Got home about 2.

Wed. Nov. 27
Snowed hard in A.M. Ground was covered good. Got colder in P.M. & was pretty blustery but there wasn't much snow too blow. Paul W. was here in A.M. We went up town about 3 P.M. Stopped at school & got the boys & took them along. Went into the ditch over by Seelye's. Too slippery down the hill. Nothing hurt. Went up to mama's a few minutes. Pretty cold & blustery night.

Thurs. Nov. 28
Thanksgiving Day. Not such a bad day but quite cold. Olive, Claude & the kids were here all day. Had a good time. The boys didn't have school.

Fri. Nov. 29
16º below this morn. Coldest it has been yet. Mighty cold in this house. Didn't do much of anything. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Not many out. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed at mama's.

Sat. Nov. 30
Warmer today. Didn't do much. Went up town in eve after the boys. Gust & Kate went along too. Kate & I went up to mama's awhile. Got new shoes for Arthur & new overshoes for Dean. Snowed hard while we were up town & on the way home.

Sun. Dec. 1
Warmer in A.M. but got colder in P.M. Snowed until about 3 P.M. Papa & mama went down to Price's with us for dinner. Had a dandy dinner. Goose & all such. Got home about 4:30. Chas. Murdock was here in A.M. fixing the telephone.

Mon. Dec. 2
Nice day but cold. Howard W. was here in A.M. We went to B.O. about noon. Had dinner at mama's.

Tues. Dec. 3
Quite a nice day. Mon, mama & I went to Decorah. Quite a crowd in town. Went up town a few minutes in eve. Went over to Fannye's.

Wed. Dec. 4
Not very warm in A.M. but warmed up a lot in P.M. I washed & scrubbed.

Thurs. Dec. 5
Dandy nice day. Gust & Dave helped Mon butcher in A.M. Pretty big hog to handle. We went up town in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. L.A.S. Sale & dinner today. Didn't go.

Fri. Dec. 6
Not such a nice day. Frosty & some cooler. Mon helped Harry Morgan in A.M. & took me to Club at Iona's in P.M. Quite a crowd out. Stopped at Harry M's. on our way home & got their ice cream freezer. Made ice cream in eve & Harry's & Gusts came down & spent the eve.

Sat. Dec. 7
Nice day but colder. Didn't do much of anything. Mon & Arthur got up a good load of wood. We went up to mama's for supper & then after supper mama, Arthur & I went to the play given by the M.E. L.A.S. "No Account David." It was just fine & they had a very large crowd.

Sun. Dec. 8
Nice cool day. Papa & mama were here all day. Arthur W. was here most of the day too. Mon & the boys went up to Mr. Butler's in eve & I stayed at mama's while they were gone. Came on over to Harold L's. from there & stopped a while & waited with him & Lester & Isadore. Played cards.

Mon. Dec. 9
Not very nice day. Mon went up early in A.M. & got Mr. Butler to come down & cut up our hog for us. Lizzie C. came over in P.M. & rode up town & back with Mon when he took Mr. B. home.

Tues. Dec. 10
Rainy. Cloudy day. Pretty slippery. We ground lard most of the day. Mon was over to Dave's a few minutes in P.M.

Wed. Dec. 11
Misty, frosty day. Everything covered with ice. Rather slippery. I tried out lard all day. Mon went up town in P.M.

Thurs. Dec. 12
Foggy, misty day. We went up town in P.M. Got my hair cut.

Fri. Dec. 13
Same old weather. Got a little colder at night. Didn't do much of anything. Went up to mama's for supper. Isa & the boys were there too. Went to the dance in eve. Quite a crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed at mama's all night.

Sat. Dec. 14
Same kind of a day. Mama & papa were here all day. Papa & Mon fixed the hen house. Mama & I cleaned house. The boys came home with the folks. We went up town a little while in eve. Went up to mama's. Aunt Lissa & Mettie were there too. The boys had saved their pennies, nickels, etc. & sent for Daddy & I a gas lantern for Xmas. It came today so we got it when we were up to mama's. It sure is a dandy. Gives a fine light.

Sun. Dec. 15
Quite a nice day. They sun shone some. First time for a week. We went down to Claude's. Papa & mama were there too. Had a dandy good time. The kids down there have a little puppy. They think he is the only dog. Marvin is afraid of him though. Jim & Christ M. were here & spent the eve. We played euchre.

Mon. Dec. 16
Not very nice day. Rained most of the day. Mon, the boys & I went to Decorah early in A.M. Not many in town when we got there but quite a crowd before we came home. Left town about 12. Went to B.O. had dinner at mama's & then stayed awhile. Got back to school at recess time & the boys stopped there. Got colder at night and everything is ice. Milt Whitney was here in P.M.

Tues. Dec. 17
Misty, icy day. The boys went to school. Didn't do much of anything. Started to snow about 3:30 & kept it up the rest of the night. Wind blew pretty hard so we had quite a blizzard. Not so much snow fell though.. Mike Blaess & Howard W. were here a little while in eve.

Wed. Dec. 18
Nasty, cold windy day. Snow blew quite a bit. Terribly slippery. The roads are like a skating rink.

Thurs. Dec. 19
Cold day. Mon & I went up town a few minutes in eve. The Dance Club met here in eve & reorganized. Put the same officers back. Mon Manager, Emmons Kern asst. manager. Mae W. Tres. & myself Sec. Not many out. Rex, Mae, Happy, Audry, Christy, Irene, Dave Thompson, Emmons Kern & Harry Falck. Had some fun anyway. Had lunch. Got to bed about 12:30.

Fri. Dec. 20
Very cold day. Didn't do much of anything except try & keep warm. Arthur went up to mama's after school & stayed all night.

Sat. Dec. 21
Dandy nice day. Some warmer. I washed. Arthur came home about noon. We went to Canton in P.M. Stopped at mama's a few minutes on our way home. They have a new radio. Isa & the boys were there.

Sun. Dec. 22
Quite a nice day. We were up home all day. Listening to the radio. Isa, Lester & the boys were down in eve.

Mon. Dec. 23
Dandy nice day. Papa & mama went to Decorah with Mon & I. Quite a crowd in town. Got back to mama's about 1. Had dinner there & stayed awhile listening to the radio. Went to the M.E. Christmas program in eve. Took a goose up to mama's to dress for Xmas. She went to the program with us. It was good & there was a big crowd.

Tues. Dec. 24
Very nice in A.M. but snowed & blowed hard in P.M. for awhile. Blew quite hard in eve but didn't snow much. Went to the program at the school house in P.M. It was good. Went to the Lutheran Program in eve.

Wed. Dec. 25
Xmas Day. Spent the day up home. Isa, Lester & the kids were there too. Mon's folks came up here in A.M. & no one was home so they came on up to mama's a few minutes. Leonard, Marie & Marion were there awhile too. Had a dandy dinner. The goose was fine. Got lots of nice Xmas presents. Cloudy in A.M. but cleared off & was just fine in P.M.

Thurs. Dec. 26
Dandy nice warm day. Thawed a lot. I washed & scrubbed. Went up town a little while in eve. Went up home & listened to the radio. Didn't get much. Too many on the air.

Fri. Dec. 27
Rather gloomy in A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. Mon helped Gust saw wood in A.M. Mama & papa were here all day. Papa finished fixing the hen house. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Went up to mama's awhile first. Nels & Mettie Nelson, Olive & Bert C. were there. They came up for the dance. Big crowd out to the dance. Big time too. Some Irish came & were going to ruin the dance. "Mon" had Frank Christen come up. Had a good time after we got straightened around. Got home about 2. The boys stayed up home.

Sat. Dec. 28
Dandy nice day. Went up home & spent the day. Took Isa & the boys along. Claude's were there too. Had a good time. Arthur came home with us but Dean stayed up there.

Sun. Dec. 29
Dandy nice day. Thawed lots. Went up home in A.M. & got papa, mama & Dean, then stopped & got Aunt Lissa & went to Uncle Georges. Aunt Till, Aunt Maude & Connie, Lester's, & Dells were there too. Each of us took something to eat & we had a dandy dinner. Leonard has the chicken pox so they didn't come. All the kids were exposed yesterday. We went up to Morgans & spent the eve. Gust & Kate were there too. Had ice cream & cake. Howard W. was here awhile about supper time.

Mon. Dec. 30
Dandy nice day. Thawed a lot. We went up town a few minutes in A.M. Mama doesn't feel very good.

Tues. Dec. 31
Another dandy nice day. Went up town in eve. Went up home for awhile and then up to Annie's to a dance. Not many there but we had a good time.


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