The Diaries of Lottie Price, 1914-1986.


1930


Wed. Jan. 1

Nice day. Stayed home all day & eve. Didn't do much of anything.

Thurs. Jan. 2

Nice in A.M. but clouded up & snowed quite a little in P.M. School started again today after the Xmas vacation. Mon helped Howard saw wood today.

Fri. Jan. 3

Dandy nice day. Quite warm. Washed some in A.M. Mon took me to Club at Francis Miller's in P.M. Alice S. & Myrtle M. went with us. Quite a crowd out. Election of officers. Bessie J. Pres., Fern R., Sec. & Miriam W. Treas. The boys went up to Morgan's after school & we stopped there for them. Arthur stayed there all night. Little daughter born to Stub and Fannye Reed.

Sat. Jan. 4

Dandy nice day. I finished my washing in A.M. Mon helped Howard butcher in P.M. Dean went up to Morgan's in P.M. & got Arthur. We went to Bluffton in eve to a dance. Howard & Pearl went with us. Quite a few there. Had a good time. Got home about 12:30.

Sun. Jan. 5

Nice day. Thawed a lot. We were up home all day. Mr. & Mrs. Price & Sid were there a while in P.M. too.

Mon. Jan. 6

Nice in A.M. but about noon it started to sleet & snow & it wasn't very nice the rest of the day. Got quite cold in P.M. Papa came down & helped Mon chop wood all day. I didn't let the boys go to school, was afraid they would come down with the chicken pox. We had a little calf today. (?Bell--?) cow.

Tues. Jan. 7

Nice day but pretty cold. Didn't do much of anything. Mon & Dean chopped wood awhile in P.M.

Wed. Jan. 8

Nice cold day. Didn't do much of anything. Louie U. was here awhile today assessing. Went up town in eve. Went up to Mae's to practice the Joan of Arc play. Just read our parts over was all. Went up to mama's awhile afterward. Mon & the boys were there. Got home about 12. It was snowing & blowing quite a little when we came home.

Thurs. Jan. 9

Quite a blizzard most of the day. Not so cold only the wind blew so. Didn't do much of anything.

Fri. Jan. 10

Dandy nice day. Quite cold in A.M. but warmed up & thawed quite a little. Mon & the boys went up to Morgan's in A.M. & got the ice cream freezer & we made ice cream in P.M. Floyd A. was here most of P.M. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Quite a crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed at mama's all night.

Sat. Jan. 11

Quite a warm day. Snowed hard in P.M. & eve. The wind blew quite hard in the night. We went up home for dinner. The boys came home with us.

Sun. Jan. 12

Nice day. Stayed at home all day. Made ice cream. Mr. & Mrs. Lovlien, Harold & Audry came over in eve & then Harold went & got Marion P. so they could play cards. They played 500 & we played Hearts & Crazy Rummy. Had a good time. Had ice cream, cake & coffee. Lovlien's went home about 2 & then Marion & Mon sat & talked until after 3. Mon took him home then. Didn't get any sleep until about 4.

Mon. Jan. 13

Quite nice in A.M. Snowed quite hard for awhile in P.M. We went up to Morgan's about 11 to take the freezer home & stayed there for dinner. Christ M. was there for dinner too. Got home about 3. Went to practice in eve at Mae's. Got home about 12.

Tues. Jan. 14

Regular old blizzard. Mighty cold. Didn't do much of anything. Piled the snow up pretty much.

Wed. Jan. 15

Wind blew & the snow blew some too. Mon & the boys drove the car down to the corner after the mail. Howard was here in A.M.

Thurs. Jan. 16

Nice day but mighty cold. I washed. Went up home for supper & then up to Mae's in eve to practice. Got home about 11:30. It was snowing quite hard when we came home.

Fri. Jan. 17

Coldest day we have had. Wind blew pretty hard in A.M. & piled up the snow. Wind went down some in P.M. but it was mighty cold. 32º below in eve.

Sat. Jan. 18

Nice day. Somewhat warmer. Went up town about noon. Got up home just in time for dinner. Isa & the boys were there too. Howard rode up town with us but he came back before we did.

Sun. Jan. 19

Nice day. Went up home for dinner. Isa, Lester & the boys came just as we finished dinner. Mon & Harold R. went to Decorah in P.M. after 3 cows & a little calf Dad Price bought. I went up to Mae's to practice in P.M. Arthur drove the car home from B.O. We got home about 5:30.

Mon. Jan. 20

Nice day but cold. The boys went back to school again today. I walked up to Gladys A's. in P.M. to a Farm Bureau meeting. Learned to make woven baskets. Florence W., Audry L., Bernice H., Alice S. & Ida M. were there. Got a ride part way home with Jessie E.

Tues. Jan. 21

Pretty cold day. Mon went to Prosper after a load of coal. We went up town in eve. I went to practice at Mae's. Mon & the boys went up home. 28º below when we came home about 11.

Wed. Jan. 22

32 below this morn. Cold all day & night. Didn't do much of anything. Harry Morgan was here awhile in A.M.

Thurs. Jan. 23

Pretty cold morning but warmed up during the day a little. Went to Decorah in P.M. Harry M. went with us. Went to practice at Mae's in eve. Got home about 11.

Fri. Jan. 24

Mon's 35th Birthday. Nice cold day. Snowed some off & on all day. I washed. Went to B.O. in eve to the Dance. Went up early so as to practice at the Hall but they didn't all come so we didn't get much practicing done. Not so many out to the dance but we sure had a good time. Dean stayed up home all night & Arthur went to the dance. We got home about 2.

Sat. Jan. 25

Quite a cold day but nice. We went up town in P.M. a few minutes. Dean came home with us. Olive & the kids were up to mama's too.

Sun. Jan. 26

Nice day a little warmer. We took our dinner & went up to Mae's. Geo. & Vera were there too. Had a good dinner & time too. Warren Harvey was there for dinner too. Practiced in P.M.

Mon. Jan. 27

Nice day. Quite a little warmer. Went over to Daves about noon & had dinner then Dave, Lizzie & Audry went with us out to the Orleans Church to Carl (?Blomgreen's?) funeral. Large crowd out. We went the pole line road. Got stuck good & proper in the snow. The men were there opening up the road so they helped us out. Joe Sexton hooked the team on in one place & hauled us out. Got there just as the funeral service was over. Stayed awhile & talked after the funeral. Came home by Ridgeway & Decorah, the road was just fine. Stopped in Decorah a minute on our way home. Got home about 5.

Tues. Jan. 28

Nice bright day but cold. Didn't do much of anything. Went up to mama's for supper & then up to Mae's to practice in eve. Isa & the boys were at mama's for supper & to stay all night. They are moving into the house at the four corners. Little daughter born to Chas. & Florence Baker this A.M.

Wed. Jan. 29

Nice day but cold. Went over to Floyd A's in P.M. a few minutes and then on up town. Went to see Fannye & the baby. She is sure a nice little baby. Didn't wake up at all while I was there.

Thurs. Jan. 30

Nice day. Quite a bit warmer. I washed. Went to B.O. in eve to practice. Went up to Mae's. Stopped at mama's awhile after we got through practicing. Got home about 11.

Fri. Jan. 31

Nice day. Thawed some. Mon took me up town at noon & I went to Club at Louise N's. with Geo. & Vera G. Elsie, Myrtle & Vernie went too. Quite a crowd out. Had a good time. My first sleigh ride of the year.

Sat. Feb. 1

Dandy nice day. Much warmer. Thawed quite a lot. The boys walked to B.O. in A.M. & then we went up in P.M. Went up home awhile. Olive & the kids were there too. Audry was here awhile in A.M.

Sun. Feb. 2

Nice day. Thawed the most it has yet. Got quite sloppy. Mama, papa & Claudes were here & spent the day. Mr. & Mrs. P. & Warren came up about 4:30 and stayed an hour or so. Got colder about 5 & the wind came up & blew quite hard.

Mon. Feb. 3

Dandy nice day. Didn't do much of anything. Thawed quite a lot. Went up to Mae's to practice in eve. Went down to mama's a few minutes after practice. It was misting when we came home so the windshield was all coated over. A car went off the grade at the bridge by Floyd A's. No one was hurt much or the car wasn't hurt. McCabes & Ryan's.

Tues. Feb. 4

Nice day. A little cooler. Sun didn't shine but it thawed a lot. We went up home in A.M. & then Papa, Mama & us went down to Isa's for dinner. Harlan's sixth birthday. After dinner Mon went with Lester & Floyd to get Lester's car at Harold's.

Wed. Feb. 5

Nice warm day thawed a lot. Got some cooler in P.M. though & snowed some in the night. Harry M. was here for dinner. Howard was here awhile in P.M. I washed.

Thurs. Feb. 6

Cloudy day but quite warm. 8th Grade exams at school & Dean didn't have to go. Arthur went tho'.

Fri. Feb. 7

Nice day. Thawed a lot. The boys didn't have to go to school today. They rode the pony most of the day. Rode him up to Morgans in P.M. We went up home for super & then to the dance. Quite a large crowd out. Had a good time. Papa served supper there in the hall. Mama came down & helped & Mon & I helped. The boys came home with us. Quite a lot colder tonight.

Sat. Feb. 8

My 37th Birthday. Nice day. Thawed the most it has any day. We went up home about noon & spent the P.M. Arthur stayed up there all night. Floyd A. was here in A.M.

Sun. Feb. 9

Bright sunshiny day but the wind blew very hard. Was quite warm until late in P.M. it got quite cold. Regular blizzard at times although there wasn't only a little snow too blow. We went up home & spent the day. Claude's & Lester's were there too. My birthday dinner. Had a good dinner & a good time.

Mon. Feb. 10

Warmed up again today & was a dandy day. Didn't do much of anything. Went up town to practice in eve. Practiced at the Hall. We bought of a beef of Dell Mc. & Mon & Dean went down there & got it while we were practicing. Arthur went up to mama's. Got home about 11:30. Will & Lucile were not there.

Tues. Feb. 11

Nice warm day but not much sunshine. Went up home for dinner. Mettie, Aunt Lissa, Claude, Olive, Marion & Marvin, Isa & the boys & Aunt Till were there for dinner too. Ted Morrison's Sale. Large crowd out. Went down to Will & Lucile's in eve to practice. Went with Rex & Mae & Geo. & Vera. Had a good practice. Got home about 12.

Wed. Feb. 12

Not very nice day. Cloudy & cool. Cut up our meat in A.M. & went up to B.O. a few minutes in P.M.

Thurs. Feb. 13

Very nice in A.M. but a regular blizzard in P.M. & got quite cold. We went up town early in A.M. Mama & Isa & the boys came home with us. Canned 16 qts. of beef. Mon & Harlan went up to Harry M's. & got the ice cream freezer & we made ice cream. Were supposed to go to practice in eve but it was too stormy.

Fri. Feb. 14

Nice day but quite cold. Washed in A.M. & then Mon took me to Club at Elsie's in P.M.

Sat. Feb. 15

Nice day. Got colder in P.M. & eve & snowed some. 20º below about 8 A.M. but warmed up a lot during the day. Rex Wards house burned about 10 A.M. & Mon & the boys went up there. They saved the things that were down stairs but lost what was up stairs & down cellar. The folks got back here about 11 & then we went up home for dinner & spent the P.M. Snowed quite a little in the night.

Sun. Feb. 16

Cloudy day. Not so cold as it has been but quite cool We were home alone all day & eve. The boys went over to Arthur Walters in P.M. awhile.

Mon. Feb. 17

Dandy nice day. Thawed like everything. Mon hauled up wood in A.M. & in P.M. we went down to Uncle Marion's place & got some things we had never moved away from there. Poor old house looks pretty tough. Paper & plaster all off & holes in the walls all around up stairs & down.

Tues. Feb. 18

Dandy nice day. Thawed the most it has any day. Our snow is going mighty fast these days. Roads are quite muddy. I washed & ironed. Mon chopped wood.

Wed. Feb. 19

Lovely day. We went up town in A.M. with a grist. Roads are pretty muddy. Went up to mama's a few minutes. Stopped at Inez Whitney's a few minutes on our way home. Snow is sure going.

Thurs. Feb. 20

Lovely day. Paul Ward's Sale. Rode up with Floyd Blaess & back with Dave's. Lutheran L.A.S. served lunch. I helped them what I could. Quite a crowd there. Roads are sure getting bad. Such deep ruts.

Fri. Feb. 21

Dandy day. Mon chopped wood in A.M. Did a little of everything in P.M. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Thought some places we wouldn't get thro' but we did by backing up & going ahead & shoveling. Went the South road & came back the North road. Better road coming home than going. Not such a big crowd out to the dance but we sure had a good time. Papa served lunch again. Mon & I helped. The boys stayed up home all night. It was raining some when we came home. Got home about 3. Helped Olson's out of the mud on our way home.

Sat. Feb. 22

Lovely day. Roads are drying up quite a little. Good breeze & lots of warm sunshine. Mon helped Deitels saw in A.M. The boys walked home about noon.

Sun. Feb. 23

Dandy nice day. The wind blew quite a little & the roads dried up some more. It froze some last night. The ground was white this morn. Dale & Arthur W. were here in P.M. We went up to Christ M's. in eve. Joe & Hattie Olson live there now too. Didn't stay so very long.

Mon. Feb. 24

Cloudy gloomy day. Had some quite hard thunder & lightning in eve. Didn't rain so hard though.

Tues. Feb. 25

Rainy & misty all day. Nothing doing. Another little calf tonite (Mag).

Wed. Feb. 26

Very nice in A.M. but cold. Froze quite hard last night. I washed & ironed. Mon hauled up wood all day. Grace Blaess was here a few minutes about supper time. Got rather blustery & nasty late in P.M. & quite a little colder.

Thurs. Feb. 27

Quite cold in A.M. & froze up but warmed up about noon & was very nice in P.M. Quite warm. We went up town in A.M. Stayed at mama's for dinner & then she come home with us. She helped me all P.M. Papa came after her about 4:30. We had another little calf today. (The jersey cow).

Fri. Feb. 28

Cold gloomy forenoon. Started to rain about noon & then turned to snow. Snowed mighty hard for awhile & such a wet snow. Mama came down early in A.M. to help me but she got scared out when it started to snow & had papa come after her. I had Club in P.M. John & Bessie J., Vera & Geo G., Francis & Chas. M., Miriam & Paul W., Audry & Harold, Myrtle, Vernie & the girls, Gladys & Ole, Alice S., Fern R., Luella Y., Iona M. & Margaret, Lizzie & Maxine. Didn't have very many but we had a good time. Had sandwiches, doughnuts, potatoe salad, pickles & coffee. Mon had to go & haul Arnold Deitel from down by Decorah so he wasn't here very long while the rest of the folks were here.

Sat. Mar. 1

Colder day. Snowed off & on all day. Wind blew pretty hard. We went up home for dinner. Olive & the kids were there in P.M. Pretty cold windy night.

Sun. Mar. 2

Nice day but pretty cold & windy. We were alone all day. Lizzie, Bernice & Maxine were over & spent the eve.

Mon. Mar. 3

Nice day. Pretty cold in A.M. but warmed up in P.M. Wind blew hard all day. Thawed quite a little. Joe Olson was here awhile in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 4

Dandy nice day. Almost all of our snow went. Didn't do much of anything.

Wed. Mar. 5

Lovely day. We went up home for dinner. Stopped down town & got my hair cut. The Club girls had a miscellaneous shower for Mae & Rex at Iona's in P.M. Quite a few there & they got a nice lot of presents. All kinds of things dishes, dish towels, canned fruit, jellies & potatoes. Had a nice time & a lovely lunch. Mama went up with me. We got home about 5.

Thurs. Mar. 6

Not very cold. Regular Mch. day. Wind blew, sun shone & it rained some too. I washed ironed & baked. Christ M. & Joe O. were here for dinner. They are chopping wood for us. They dragged our road today for the first time.

Fri. Mar. 7

Cloudy part of the day. Little cooler. The men chopped wood here today but only Jim & Christ were here for dinner. The rest went home for dinner. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Jessie E. rode up & back with us. We caught up with Lester, Isa & the kids & gave them a ride up & back too. Quite a big crowd at the dance. Had a good time. Got home about 3. The folks got supper. Dean stayed at mama's.

Sat. Mar. 8

Mon & Arthur hauled up wood in A.M. We went up to Gust's after dinner. Arthur got to teasing "Jiggs" & he got bit on the face. We took him right to Dr. Emmons & he burned the sores out. One cut on the left cheek is to the bone but on the right cheek they were not as deep. We were pretty much frightened & Arthur sure was faint & sick. Got back home about 5 & mama, papa & Dean were here doing chores. They didn't stay long tho'.

Sun. Mar. 9

Dandy nice day. Arthur's face is pretty good. Doesn't hurt much of any. It is swollen quite a little. We went up home for dinner & listened to the Old Fiddler's Contest from Decorah. It was sure good. Frank O'Brien, Roy Halverson were first & third. There were 33 or 34 entrants. Fanny, Stub & the girls came home with us for supper & spent the eve. Mon took them home about 10. We had another little calf today. (Josie).

Mon. Mar. 10

Regular Mch. day. Very nice some times rained some & snowed some. The wind blew quite hard all day. Mama & papa were here all day. Mon & papa fixed the hog house in A.M. & then hauled up wood. Finished the wood about 5 P.M. School Election this P.M. so the boys only had to go to school in A.M. Arthur's face is better. Dave was here awhile at noon. Got my first goose egg today.

Tues. Mar. 11

Terribly windy day. Rather cool too. I helped Mon get a load of wood in A.M. & then we went up town in P.M. Went over to Fannye's a few minutes & then up home. Stopped at Morgan's & Gust's on the way home. Just got home a few minutes when Mon's folks came. They stayed for supper.

Wed. Mar. 12

Quite cool in early A.M. but it warmed up & was a beautiful day. Nice & warm. We sawed wood today. Ida M., mama & Isa were here helping me. We had a good time out of it. We took Lester, Isa & the kids home in eve & then went on up to mama's a while.

Thurs. Mar. 13

Nice day. Went up to Gladys Albertson's about 10 A.M. to learn to make trays. Mrs. Lovlien, Mrs. Gilbertson & I were the only ones there. Didn't get my tray quite finished so Gladys kept it to finish. Mon sawed wood at Gust's so he came after me about 4:30. We went over to Walt & Ruby's in eve. Got home about 12.

Fri. Mar. 14

Nice day but terribly windy. I washed. My clothes nearly blew away. Didn't take them long to dry. Dance at Bluffton tonite, but we didn't go. Mon didn't feel like it.

Sat. Mar. 15

Rained most of the A.M. & some times quite hard. Had quite hard thunder & lightning. Cleared off about 11 & was very nice the rest of the day & eve. Wind blew quite hard so the roads dried up a lot. We got ready to go too town about noon but the car wouldn't go. Mon got it started about 3:30 but it was too late to go then so we went up in eve. Quite a few in town. Went up to mama's a while. Lester's were there. Loyal came home with us & stayed all night. Arthur's cow had a little heifer calf today.

Sun. Mar. 16

Lovely day. Nice & warm. Dave was here awhile in A.M. We went down to Claude's & spent the day. Lesters were there too. Had a good time. The kids surely did. Went up to mama's a minute when we came home.

Mon. Mar. 17

Nice day but mighty windy & cold. Dried the roads up a lot. Did a little of everything. Mon hauled up wood & split & piled it here at the house. Another little calf tonite (Minda).

Tues. Mar. 18

Dandy nice day but quite cool. Mon worked at the wood in A.M. & then we went over to Floyd's in P.M. to saw wood. Got home about 5. Went up town in eve. Mama was down town so we stayed there awhile & then we all went up home. The Brown cow had a little calf tonite.

Wed. Mar. 19

Dandy nice day. Warmed up a lot. Froze pretty hard last nite. I washed & ironed today. Howard W. was here awhile at supper time. We went over to Dave's a while in eve. Got home about 10:30. Bernice, Ray & Geo. Mc came while we were there so there were quite a few of us. We sold 4 hogs to Lloyd K. for $95. Harold R. hauled them this noon.

Thurs. Mar. 20

Mighty cold & windy in A.M. Warmed up some in P.M. & the wind went down some but it didn't get too warm. Mon & I took a grist up town in P.M. Went up to mama's. Nan Downey came while I was there. Isa, Lester & the boys were here for supper. I took 5 goose eggs up to mama's to set.

Fri. Mar. 21

Sun didn't shine much but warmer than yesterday although it is cool enough. Albert Emery was here most of the day fixing the pump & windmill. Arthur didn't go to school today. He had to help at home. He & I went to Prosper in P.M. after repairs for the windmill. We went to the dance at B.O. in eve. Large crowd out. Had a good time too. The folks served lunch again. We got home about 2:30. Dean stayed up home all nite. We had 16 little pigs today but one old mother laid on 4 & Mon killed 1 so we only have 11 left.

Sat. Mar. 22

Cloudy cool day again. Arthur & I had to go too Prosper again this A.M. Mama, papa & Dean went along & then came on home with us. Papa helped Mon get the brooder house & tepee around & fixed for little pigs. We took the folks home about 4:30. Had 13 more little pigs today but Mon killed 1. Snowed about 4 in. in the night.

Sun. Mar. 23

Dandy nice warm day. Almost all of our snow melted. Leonard & Ray McC were here all P.M. The rest of the family went to Bluffton but they stopped here on their way home & got some eggs to set. Got colder in the night. We had 12 more little pigs today but one mother laid on 1.

Mon. Mar. 24

Not very nice day. Snowed off & on all day & the wind blew hard. Didn't do much of anything. Froze hard tonite. We had 8 more little pigs. That is the last & leaves us with 42. Mon went over to Deitels in P.M.

Tues. Mar. 25

Windy cold day again. We went up home about noon. Too windy to do anything else.

Wed. Mar. 26

Windy cold day. We went to Decorah about 11:30. Got home about 3:30. Papa & mama went along too. Pretty cold down to Decorah. Went to Bluffton in eve to a dance. Large crowd out. Had a good time but came home early, about 11:30.

Thurs. Mar. 27

A little warmer but still windy. Mon went up & got Arthur about 10:30 & we took him to Mabel to have a tooth pulled. Stopped up home for dinner, then mama went to Mabel with us. Got back home about 4. Ezra Reed died tonite.

Fri. Mar. 28

Nice day but cool & windy. I washed in A.M. & went to Club at Ella R's. in P.M. with Lucile P. Large crowd out. Had a dandy lunch. Mon got a load of corn at Daves today.

Sat. Mar. 29

Snowed hard for a little while early in A.M. but didn't last long. Warmer today. Cloudy most of the day. Cleared off very nice just at night. Arthur & Dean & I went up after mama in A.M. & she came down & helped me all day. We took her home in eve. Stayed up there until about 11:30 listening to the radio. Lester's were there awhile. Arthur stayed up home all nite.

Sun. Mar. 30

Arthur's Thirteenth Birthday. Lovely day. Nice & warm. Papa, mama, Claude's, Lester's, Dad, Ma, Warren & Sid were here for dinner. Price's left as soon as dinner was over as Sid had to get back to Iowa City. Papa, Claude & Lester went to Ezra R's. funeral in P.M. at B.O. The folks all went home about 5. Arthur went home with Claude's to stay all nite. Uncle Aaron & Arthur Walter's were here in P.M.

Mon. Mar. 31

Cloudy most of the day. Started to snow late in P.M. & snowed all eve. I patched most of the day. Mon & Dean went up to Gust's in A.M. & then they burned brush in P.M. Went up town in eve. I went to Mae's. Play Cast met there too see what we should do about the play. Decided to have it about the first of June. Arthur came home with us. He came up from Claude's tonite with papa & mama. They were down there for Leonard's Birthday Supper.

Tues. Apr. 1

Just a lovely day. Nice & warm. Our snow all disappeared. I washed & ironed. Mon split wood most of the day. We had our cattle tested for T.B. today. Emmons Kern was here a few minutes in eve.

Wed. Apr. 2

Fine day. Quite warm. We were up home all day. I did some sewing. Went over to Harold & Audry's in eve. Mr. L. was there awhile too.

Thurs. Apr. 3

Dandy nice day. Nice & warm. Went up to the school house in P.M. & helped Jane G. clean it. We took her home as far as Lovlien's when we got thro' & stopped there a few minutes to see Mrs. L's. little chickens. They are sure nice. (White Rocks). Walt R. was here for dinner.

Fri. Apr. 4

Lovely warm day. Mon helped Lester & Deitels saw until about 3:30 P.M. The boys & I went over to D's. about noon. As soon as Dr. Wilson left. Our cattle are all O.K. Went to the dance at B.O. in eve. Quite a crowd out & a good time. Got home about 2:30. Jim M. rode home with us. Dean stayed up home all nite.

Sat. Apr. 5

Dandy nice day but mighty windy. We went to Decorah in P.M. Harry M. went with us. We went up & got Dean & took him along too. Got Arthur a new pair of shoes. It got quite cloudy for awhile, while we were in town & sprinkled some but soon cleared off.

Sun. Apr. 6

Nice day but terribly windy. Mon's father and mother were up awhile in P.M. We went up to Morgan's & spent the eve.

Mon. Apr. 7

Nice windy day again. Mon started plowing this A.M. Plow lays were too dull so we took them to Bluffton after dinner & got them sharpened. Got back about 3 so he plowed the rest of the day. The boys started too school again today. Walt R. was here for dinner. We went to B.O. a little while in eve. Went up to mama's a few minutes.

Tues. Apr. 8

Dandy nice day. Not so windy. Didn't do much of anything except patch & bake. Walt R. was here for dinner. Mon plowed.

Wed. Apr. 9

Lovely warm day & terribly windy. I washed & ironed. 75º today. Pretty warm for this time of year. Mon plowed all day.

Thurs. Apr. 10

Lovely day, but windy. 90º warm. Wind got around into the N.E. about supper time & it got cooler. Mon plowed all day.

Fri. Apr. 11

Nice in A.M. early but clouded up about 9:30 & rained off & on all day. Quite a little cooler today. Mon plowed all day. He took me up town at noon. Club met at Mae's today. Quite a crowd out. Had initiation. Katherine Hogtvedt, Guthrude Emery, Amelia Liestakow & Florence Ward joined. Lots of fun & a dandy lunch. Mon & the boys came after me about 5. We went over to Floyd's in eve.

Sat. Apr. 12

Rather cool & cloudy most of A.M. but cleared off & was just fine in P.M. Quite warm. Mon plowed all day. I scrubbed most of A.M. & then the boys & I washed the car in P.M. & they had their baths & that is about all we did get done. Went up to B.O. a little while in eve. Went up to mama's a minute. Lester, Olive & the kids were there. Left mama's about 9, stopped & got Harry M's. & then we all went to Bluffton to the dance. Quite a few there & we sure had a good time. Took Harry's home & just got back home & met Claude Robinson walking home so we took him home. Got back here to go to bed about 3:15.

Sun. Apr. 13

Regular April day. Showers off & on all day. Mon went up to Gust's in A.M. We went for a ride in P.M. Went down to Claude Bronner's & then back & over to Walt R's. & then back to mama's & stopped awhile. Got home about 5. Saw my first wild flowers today. Fred Ward died tonite at Rochester from blood poisoning. He had only been sick since Thurs. The Holstien had a little calf this A.M.

Mon. Apr. 14

Lovely day. Mon plowed. I washed & ironed. Isa & the kids were here awhile in P.M. We took a grist up town at noon but Glen was so busy he couldn't grind it then so we went back up after it in eve but he had broken the belt so it wasn't ready yet. Went up to mama's & spent the eve. Lester's were there too. Lawrence Morgan stayed all nite with the boys.

Tues. Apr. 15

Started raining in the night & kept it up until about 3:30 it quit but started up again in eve. The boys rode to school with Jessie E. Mon was over to Howards in A.M.

Wed. Apr. 16

Wasn't raining early in A.M. but was cloudy. Mon started to plow but it started to rain about 10 so he didn't get much done. Rained pretty hard some times. Mon went after the kids it was raining so hard.

Thurs. Apr. 17

Rained pretty hard about 9 & then let up. Cloudy until about 2 & then the sun came out & shone until 3:30 it rained hard again. We went up home about 9:30 & stayed until about 3. Fred Ward was buried today. Didn't go to the funeral as it was at the house & I didn't think there would be much room. Mon went after the kids tonite.

Fri. Apr. 18

Dandy nice day. Wind blew pretty hard. Dried the roads up a lot. Mon fixed fence in A.M. & plowed in P.M. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Vera G. & I went up to mama's awhile. Helped to fix sandwiches. Papa served supper. Not such a big crowd but we sure had a good time. Got home about 2:45. Dean stayed up home.

Sat. Apr. 19

Mama's Birthday. Very nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. Mon plowed all day. We went to Decorah in eve. Very large crowd in town. Left there about 9:30 & got home about 10. I set a hen on a goose egg today. Sprinkled most of the way to Decorah & some while we were there. Rained most of the night I guess.

Sun. Apr. 20

Rained, sun shone & was cloudy. Great Easter Sunday. Rather cool. We went up home & spent the day. Claude's & Lester's were there too. Had a good dinner & good time. Dean came home with us. Got started for home & met Gust walking over to Walt's & so we turned around & took him over there. Bro't my goslings home from mama's. Set 5 eggs & got 5 goslings.

Mon. Apr. 21

Nice day but terribly windy. Mon finished plowing for small grain this A.M. Went up to Gust's & got the seeder & got things straightened around in P.M. & then after school we went to Decorah after grass seed. Went up to Price's a few minutes. Got home about 6. Froze hard tonite.

Tues. Apr. 22

Nice day. I washed & ironed. Arthur stayed at home today. They started seeding right after dinner. It was froze too hard in A.M. Froze hard again tonite.

Wed. Apr. 23

Nice day but windy & cold. The folks seeded & dragged again today. We went up town awhile in eve. Went up home a few minutes. Froze again tonite.

Thurs. Apr. 24

Dean's 10th Birthday. Nice day but windy & cool. The folks seeded & dragged today. Mama, papa, Isa & the boys were here for supper. Olive & the kids were there & spent the eve. Claude went to Bluffton. Millie Bentley was here at noon to see about eggs.

Fri. Apr. 25

Nice day. Quite a bit warmer. The folks dragged & seeded again today. I went to Club at Stella R's. with Lucile P. We took Marvin & Billie up to Pierce's before we went & then had to go up & get Billie afterward. Marvin stayed up there. Fern R. went to Club with us from B.O. Large crowd out for such a long ways. Had a good time & a lovely lunch. Ruth Padden was there. Everyone was glad to see her. We got home about 6.

Sat. Apr. 26

Nice day. Mon finished seeding at noon & they finished the dragging in P.M. We went up town in eve. Gust & Kate went with us. Kate, Dean & I went up to mama's. Olive & the kids were there too. Isa was there a little while. Arthur & Mon got their hair cut.

Sun. Apr. 27

Cloudy, gloomy day. Sprinkled on & off all day. Mon & the boys went over to Floyd's in A.M. awhile. We went over to Isa's about 3 & were there for supper. Millie & Lyle Bentley & little Lester were here in eve after eggs. The boys sure had a good time with the baby. Perry Whitney died this P.M.

Mon. Apr. 28

Rather a cloudy gloomy day. An eclipse of the sun in P.M. It was so cloudy but we saw part of it anyway. The boys didn't feel very good so they didn't go to school. Mon took Gust's seeder & drag home in A.M. We took Arnold Deitel to Cresco in P.M. Got Dean a new pair of shoes out there. Mon went to B.O. a few minutes in eve. Arthur doesn't feel very good. So dizzy & tired.

Tues. Apr. 29

Not so nice in A.M. & rather cool but came out nice & warm in P.M. Mon did a little of everything in A.M. & plowed some in P.M. The boys have the chicken pox. Arthur is broken out pretty bad & doesn't feel very good but it doesn't seem to bother Dean much. He hasn't many pimples. Mama & papa came down after supper. They stayed here while Mon went up town. We got to bed about 10. Wind blew pretty hard about that time & it looked quite stormy. Quite a bit of lightning. Maxine C., Belva M., Roger K., Irene, Bertha & Elmer G. all have the chicken pox.

Wed. Apr. 30

Regular April day. Showers on & off all day. Rained quite hard about noon. Mon plowed all day. The boys feel pretty good today. Arthur itches terribly, but Dean isn't bad. Arthur, Dean & I went up after the mail in P.M.

Thurs. May 1

Cloudy part of the day but warmer. Mon plowed all day. Had a hard rain in eve. Some hail. The storm looked terribly bad, but we didn't get it as bad as they did in some places. Tornado in Missouri, Neb. & Kans.

Fri. May 2

Nice day but windy. I washed & ironed. Mon plowed. We went up home for dinner & then came right back & went to work again. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Large crowd out. The boys stayed at mama's all night. Ruth & Francis were up to the dance. Ruth & I went up to mama's awhile. She wanted to see the boys. The folks served supper again. Got home about 3.

Sat. May 3

Dandy nice day. Quite warm. Papa bro't the boys home about 9 & Isa & her boys came along & spent the day. We did a little of everything. Washed the car in P.M. Went to B.O. in eve. Took Isa up to mama's. The Joan of Arc had a Food Sale at Fred Glice's in P.M. & eve. Quite a few in town. I got Audry L's. cake. It sure was good.

Sun. May 4

Nice part of the time & part of the time it rained. We got up early & did up our work & went to Padden's. Papa & mama went along. Left home about 9 & got back about 6:30. Sure had a good time. Ray Ferris was there. In P.M. Mrs. Padden & Will came & Mr. & Mrs. Swartz & the girls came. Had a nice ride. Rained some in the nite.

Mon. May 5

Very warm day. Mon plowed. We went up town at noon & didn't get back until about 3:30 but he plowed after that. Stopped at Kate's a minute on our way home. The boys started to school again today.

Tues. May 6

Nice in A.M. pretty warm. Mon plowed. I washed. Got part of my clothes out & dried but it started to rain at noon & rained hard all P.M. Let up a little about 5 but started up again about 8 & rained hard again. Mon went after the boys & then they took Regina as far as B.O. to meet her father.

Wed. May 7

Cloudy part of the time in A.M. & sun shone some. Started to rain about 2 P.M. & kept it up the rest of P.M. Mon plowed until it rained so hard. I ironed in P.M. Gathered greens in A.M.

Thurs. May 8

Dandy nice day only pretty hot. Mon plowed all day. I was out with him most of the P.M. He quit early and they did up the chores & we went to Decorah to the Hazel Cass Show. It was sure funny. Everyone was laughing. Got home about 11.

Fri. May 9

Rained hard in A.M. Quit about 9. Boys went to school about 10. Last day of school Mon did a little of everything in A.M. We went up to school about 11:30. Quite a few out to dinner. We sure had a nice dinner. Arthur & I started to Club at Ruth Milne's in P.M. but we had a blow out just as we were going down the cemetry hill. Arthur had to go & get Mr. Lunde to come & fix it & by the time they finished it, it was too late to go on so we came back home. Mon plowed in P.M.

Sat. May 10

Rained all A.M. until noon. The boys went over to Deitels & then up to Christs. Geo. came home with them. Mon went over to Daves a little while & then we went up to mamas for dinner. Stayed up there until about 5. Stopped at Harry M's. on our way home a little while. Geo. M. stopped at Christs as we came on home.

Sun. May 11

Very nice warm day. Rained hard late in P.M. Wind blew quite hard. Got quite a bit cooler in eve. We went down to Aunt Lissa's. Uncle Albert, Aunt Eunice, Vincel & Sonny were there. Papa, mama, Claude's, Dell's, Aunt Till & us were there for dinner. We each took something to eat. Had a good dinner. Uncle Geo. Uncle Aaron & Geo. Mc were there awhile. Carl & Hazel Richardson & the kids & Isa were there a few minutes. We got home about 6.

Mon. May 12

Not a very nice day. Quite a bit cooler. Rained off & on all day. Quite hard some times. Mon & the boys went up to Gust's in A.M. & then they went & got a load of corn for him from Abbie Cassel's. They got back here for dinner about 1:30. Gust stayed here too. After they got back from up there they took part of the banking away from the house. Arthur W. was here awhile in A.M. The Herbie cow had a calf tonite.

Tues. May 13

Not very nice day. Cloudy & cold. Rained off & on all day. Mon & the boys finished hauling the banking away in A.M. & then went up after the mail at noon. Dr. Reedy was here at noon & vaccinated our calves for septacinia. We went up town about 2 P.M. & stayed until about 5. Pearl & Howard were over awhile in A.M. One calf died tonite.

Wed. May 14

Not very nice day. Cold. Mon finished plowing about 4 P.M. We took 400 eggs down to Matter's in eve, to have them set. Got down town about 8. Went to a movie. First "Talkie" we ever went to. It was good. Got home about 11:30.

Thurs. May 15

Cloudy cold day. I washed in A.M. Went up to the mail box to meet the mail man in A.M. Ironed in P.M. Mon worked at the disc in A.M. & started discing in P.M.

Fri. May 16

Papa's Birthday. Little brighter day. Sun shone quite a lot but it was cold. We went up to mama's for dinner & then right back. Mon disked today. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Very large crowd out. Had a good time. The music was fine. They bro't a drummer along & he was sure good. Got home about 2:45. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. May 17

Quite a nice day. Much warmer. We took a grist up town about 10:30 & then stayed up home for dinner. The boys came home with us. Mon disked in P.M.

Sun. May 18

Not very nice day. Cloudy most of the day. Rained quite hard in P.M. for awhile. Floyd & Dale A. were here in A.M. We went up home for dinner. Isa & the boys & Claude's were there too. Couldn't all be there on papa's birthday so we all went for dinner. Had a good dinner. Mettie came just after dinner. We came home about 3. Mr., Mrs. & Warren P. came just as we finished supper & they stayed until about 7:30. Dell & Mettie were over & spent the eve.

Mon. May 19

Very nice part of the day. Quite warm. Got colder in P.M. tho'. Mon disked. The boys & I went over to Lizzie's in P.M. & got a setting of eggs for Arthur. Will Arnold was here for awhile about supper time.

Tues. May 20

Nice warm day. I washed & ironed. Mon disked. We went up town in eve. Went up home a little while. Got 1 little gosling up there. That was all that hatched out of the 11 eggs mama & I set. Billy had a little calf today.

Wed. May 21

Very warm day & terribly windy. Papa bro't mama, Isa & the boys down early in A.M. & they helped shell seed corn & did quite a few odd jobs. Mon dragged awhile in A.M. & then Arthur went out & Mon went up to Gust's to get his corn planter. He started planting right after dinner. Arthur broke the drag about 3 so he had to go to B.O. & get it fixed. (Papa is in the shop up there). Mama, Isa & the boys went home with Arthur & Dean & I rode along too. Howard was here awhile in eve.

Thurs. May 22

Not very nice day. Cloudy & cold all A.M. & P.M. until about 4 P.M. It rained very hard. Mon planted & Arthur dragged until the rain & they surely got soaked before they got to the house. It rained hard most of the rest of P.M. & eve.

Fri. May 23

Nice day but cool. Mon planted all day. Arthur couldn't drag in A.M. but he did in P.M. We went to town at noon. Went up to mama's a minute. Came home past Seelye's & I stopped there for Club. Alice had a good crowd & a nice lunch. Rode home with Bill & Lucile. Froze again tonite.

Sat. May 24

Nice day but the wind was cool. Mon finished planting the one piece this A.M. Took the planter up to Gust's about 11, planted a small piece for him & bro't the planter back home with him. Arthur dragged in A.M. Mon disked in P.M. Marion came over here early in eve. Dave was here until about 10 & then we went up town. Mon wanted a shave but Christy was closed. Marion stayed here all nite.

Sun. May 25

Very nice day. Only the wind stays so cold. Papa & mama were here all day. (Marion also). Papa & the boys went down on Silver Creek fishing in P.M. They got 8 little fellows.

Mon. May 26

Nice day but windy. Not so cold. Mon disked. Marion left here about 10 A.M. The boys walked to B.O. early in A.M. & spent the day. Dean got a hair cut. We went up after the mail at noon. Stopped a minute at Christ's. Hattie is sick in bed. The boys got home about 5. Dr. Reedy was here in P.M. Olive & the kids were here & spent the eve. Claude went to Bluffton to a school meeting.

Tues. May 27

Nice day but cool. Mon disked all day. I did a little of everything & not much of anything. We went up town in eve a little while. Went up home a few minutes.

Wed. May 28

Nice day. A little warmer. Mon planted corn & Arthur dragged. I washed, ironed & scrubbed the brooder house. Dave was over awhile in eve.

Thurs. May 29

Nice day. Mon finished planting corn in A.M. Hauled manure in P.M. I scrubbed the brooder house in P.M.

Fri. May 30

Lovely day. Nice & warm. We went down to Price's for dinner. Went down town first & Mon got a hair cut & Arthur a pair of pants. Got up home about 12. Stanley, Catherine, Chas., Helen & Sidney were all there too. First time the boys had all been home together for about 17 yrs. Had a very nice dinner & good time. Sid took pictures of the bunch. The Calmar folks were over a few minutes in P.M. but they didn't get out of the car. We got home about 6. Did up the chores & went to B.O. to the dance. Went up to mama's a few minutes. Very large crowd at the dance. Too many. Mon had Frank C. come up. He surely calmed them down. Got home about 2:30. Arthur came home with us & Dean stayed at mama's.

Sat. May 31

Lovely day. Mama & Isa came down early in A.M. & helped me until about 3. We took them home. Mon & Arthur took a grist up town about noon. Mr. & Mrs. P., Stanley & Catherine, Warren & Sid were here for supper. Warren & Stanley had a big time with the pony & the rest of us had some big laughs at them. They left here about 8:30 & then we had all the chores to do after that so it was about 10 when we finished up & got for bed.

Sun. June 1

Nice day but quite cloudy at times. We went up home for dinner. Olive & the kids came up in P.M. Papa, Mon & Claude went to the ball game. We went over to Krumm's in eve to get a little lamb. Mrs. K. gave it to the boys.

Mon. June 2

Dandy nice day. We went to B.O. & got mama & then went to Decorah. Dean stopped at Olive's to stay a few days. Got back to mama's about 1 & had dinner. Stopped to vote on our way home. Planted garden after we got home. Claude's were here a minute. They had been to Bluffton to vote. Sprinkled a little in the night. Mon hauled manure in P.M. Harold & Audry were here in A.M. Harold got Vet & Molly to use awhile.

Tues. June 3

Very warm day. Did a little of everything. Got the brooder house moved around in P.M. & then stove started. It goes just fine. It rained very hard in eve. Mon hauled manure all day.

Wed. June 4

Nice part of the time in A.M. Rained very hard about 1:30 P.M. & again in eve. Ellis B. was down early in A.M. & got 36 old hens ($17.05) 34 for 13¢ per lb. & 2 for 15¢ per lb. Pretty expensive chickens. I washed in A.M. Mon put out poisoned corn for the gophers & crows. We went up down in P.M. Went up to mama's. Alice M. was there awhile.

Thurs. June 5

Not very nice day. Rained off & on all day & night & sometimes quite hard. We went up home for dinner & then to Decorah after our baby chicks. Got 326 out of 400 eggs. Two were crippled so we killed them. Dean came out to the road when we were going to Decorah & went along with us & then came home with us. Put the little chicks out in the brooder house as soon as we got home & they were sure glad to get out. Mon got up in the night too look at them and they were all O.K. Gladys & Floyd were here a few minutes in A.M. Jess Reed died this A.M. early. Mon & I set out tomato plants in A.M. early.

Fri. June 6

Not very nice day. Cold & windy & rainy. Mon & the boys helped Dave drive cattle over to Floyd's in A.M. Dale was here all P.M. I set out some cabbage & tomato plants Mrs. Deitel sent me. Lloyd Knowlton was here late in P.M. Club at Ferris today but I had no way to get home. Could have gone with Bill & Lucile but they were not coming home until after the dance. Went to B.O. in eve to a dance given for the Country Fire Truck. Mon had to be manager again tonite. Had a good crowd & good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home. Arthur Nash & Doris Stead were married today.

Sat. June 7

Very nice day. Quite warm. Lloyd K. was here early in A.M. & Mon sold him 5 steers & a little calf. (Got $210). Harold Reed hauled them about 1 P.M. We went up to B.O. then & got the boys & went to Decorah. Got a new pair of shoes. Went up to B.O. a few minutes in eve.

Sun. June 8

Lovely day. Nice & warm. We went up home for dinner. Mon & the boys went over east to a ball game in P.M. I stayed at mama's. Jess Reed was buried this P.M. at B.O. Didn't go to the funeral.

Mon. June 9

Dandy nice day. Quite warm. Mrs. Krumm & Mr. Nye were here in A.M. early getting subscribers for the Ladies Home Journal. Roger stayed here until after dinner. Pat Gallager was here for dinner too. Effie & the kids & Percy were here at noon to get the chicken boxes. Mon plowed corn all day. I cut up potatoes. Rained a little in eve. Babe had a little calf tonite.

Tues. June 10

Lovely day. I went with Mr. Nye in A.M. getting subscribers for the L.H.J. Had a nice ride & a good time. Mrs. Nye & Nancy were along. Got back home about 12. Mon & the boys were over to Loveliens in A.M. & then the boys drove up town & right back. We went over to Harold L's. after dinner & got old Molly and when we got home we planted potatoes & popcorn. Went up town in eve. Went up home awhile.

Wed. June 11

Dandy nice day. Mon plowed corn all day. Arthur, Dean & I went up home & took Harlan & Isa to Mabel. Harlan had two teeth pulled. Got back home at noon & Arthur & Loyal came down after Mon & bro't him up there for dinner. Horace Weiser & Mr. Banks were there for dinner too. Got some new sheets today & we made them after dinner before we came home.

Thurs. June 12

Nice day only terribly windy. I washed & ironed. Mon plowed corn. Had a very hard rain in eve. Washed the corn fields pretty bad.

Fri. June 13

Rained most of the A.M. & part of P.M. Quite hard at times. We went up home for dinner. Mon went to Decorah after the buns for papa about 4 P.M. & Arthur took papa's car & he & Dean & I came home & started chores. Mon got home about 6. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Quite a crowd out. Had a good time. It rained terribly hard about 1 A.M. We got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. June 14

Nice day. Didn't do much of anything in A.M. except scrub up some. Mart & O'Dean L. were here in A.M. We went up home in P.M. after the boys. Went to Decorah in eve. Large crowd down there. Got home about 11.

Sun. June 15

Lovely day. Ruth, Francis & Erwin Ferris came up in A.M. We went up to Harry M's. in P.M. but they were not at home & then we went on up to mama's awhile. Got back here about 5 and they left for home in a little while. Arthur went with them. Mr., Mrs. & Warren P. and Bork Korshrud were up in eve. Percy W. & Floyd A. & the kids were here in A.M.

Mon. June 16

Very nice in A.M. Rained very hard at noon & then was nice in P.M. only cloudy some times. Mon plowed corn in A.M. & Dean & I worked in the garden. It was pretty wet through. Mon & Dean went up after the mail just after dinner, went up to Gust's & didn't get home until 4 P.M. We went to B.O. in eve to a dog & pony show. It was sure good & they had a good crowd. Got home about 10:30. Rather cool up there. On Ern Reeds flat by the garage.

Tues. June 17

Not very nice day. Cold & gloomy. Mon plowed corn but it was mighty wet. Gust & Kate were down & spent the eve.

Wed. June 18

Dandy nice day. Quite warm. Mon plowed corn. Dean went over to Dale's in P.M. & I hoed in the garden.

Thurs. June 19

Lovely day. Nice & warm. Mon plowed corn. Dean & I worked in the garden all P.M. Went up town in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. Gust & Kate were down a minute in eve. Kate got some eggs too set.

Fri. June 20

Lovely day. Mighty warm. Mon plowed corn in A.M. & at noon we went to the Joan of Arc picnic in Arthur Smith's woods. Had a good time & a swell dinner. Not so many there as usual. Got home about 4. Had to pump water for the stock before we went & after we got home. Not wind enough for 3 days now to pump water so the tank is dry. Mama & papa were down in eve.

Sat. June 21

Very hot day. 90º in the shade warmest we have had. Mon went over to Lester's early in A.M. & got him to come & plow corn. Isa & the boys came along too. We went to Decorah & got an engine to pump with. Mon took a grist up town in P.M. after we got home. Lester & Isa went home about 5. Mr. & Mrs. P. came just as we were finishing our supper & they stayed until 9. We went up town a few minutes. It rained some just as we got home.

Sun. June 22

Rained very hard early in A.M. From a little after 4 until about 8:30. It cleared off about 10 A.M. & was a dandy nice day. We left here about 10 for Paddens. Got down there about 12. Had a good visit. Left for home about 4. Stopped at Uncle Simon's at Calmar about an hour. Got home about 7. Arthur came home with us.

Mon. June 23

Very nice day. Pretty warm. Mon plowed corn all day. He & the boys went up to Harold Seelyes a few minutes at noon. Arthur, Dean & I went to B.O. in P.M. Got mama & went down to Olive's but she wasn't at home. Got some dill plants anyway. Took mama back home & then we came home. Stopped at Deitels a few minutes on our way home. Got home about 5. Set out plants in eve.

Tues. June 24

Dandy nice day. Mon plowed corn all day. I washed & got part of my ironing done. Isa, Lester & the boys were over in eve.

Wed. June 25

Nice day. Mon plowed corn. Went to B.O. at noon too get some chick feed. Went up again in eve. I went up to the M.E. Church too hear the "Piney Woods School Singers" (Darkies). They were just fine. Large crowd out too. Mon went over to Walt's. The boys stayed down town. Mr. Bergeman died today.

Thurs. June 26

Dandy nice day. Mon plowed corn. The boys & I worked in the garden until about 4:30 & then went up to Aunt Alice's to L.A.S. Good crowd out and they sure had a swell supper.

Fri. June 27

Dandy nice day. Mon went over to Dave's in A.M. & got a sack of corn. We shelled it & then took it over to McCauleys & had it ground. Mon plowed corn in P.M. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Not such a large crowd at the dance but we had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed at mama's all nite.

Sat. June 28

Dandy nice day only mighty windy. The boys drove papa's car home early this A.M. in time to help Mon milk. Isa, Lester & the boys came down about 8:15. Lester, Dave, Lizzie, Maxine & I went to Bluffton about 9:30 to Mr. Bergeman's funeral. Very large crowd out. Isa & the boys stayed here. We got home about 11:15. Had dinner & then Lester's went away. Mon plowed corn part of the day. Dale was here in P.M. Went up town a few minutes in eve. Went up to mama's.

Sun. June 29

Looked pretty rainy early in A.M. & did sprinkle some but cleared off & was a dandy day. We went down to Claude's & spent the day. Papa, mama & Lester's were there too. Had a good time. Claude, Lester & Mon went to B.O. in P.M. to the ball game. We got home about 4:30. Terrible looking storm came up just after we got home. Wind blew just fierce, hailed & it just poured down rain. Riddled the corn leaves pretty much. Didn't lose any little chicks or at least we couldn't find any dead ones.

Mon. June 30

Nice day but cooler. Mon & the boys went down to Asa Langs in A.M. too see about the Hail Insurance. Howard W., Mike & Leonard Donlon were here in A.M. We went up home about noon. Wanted to go to Prosper to a dance in eve so bad (Kelly's played) but Mon wouldn't go.

Tues. July 1

Dandy nice day. Mon plowed. I washed & ironed. Dean & I went out in the woods in P.M. too see about the gooseberries. There are oceans of them. Percy W. was here in eve.

Wed. July 2

Nice day. Pretty warm. Mon plowed corn. The boys & I went over to Floyd's in P.M. a little while. Went up town in eve. Stopped at Floyd's a few minutes. Went up to mama's a few minutes too. Dell, Mettie & Aunt Lissa were there.

Thurs. July 3

Cloudy & gloomy most of the day. Cooler. Went over to Lizzie's in A.M. early. Went up after the mail at noon & on up to Morgan's & Gust's. Went over to Lizzie's in P.M. then over to Floyd's on up town. Mon plowed corn all day. Went up town in eve. Went up to mama's.

Fri. July 4

Rained very hard early in A.M. Cleared off about 9 & was nice the rest of the day. Pretty warm. We went over to Dave's & spent the day. Floyd's, Harold L's, Ray H's., Vernie M's, Mart L's., McCauley's & Ed Arnold were there too. Had a dandy good time. We went to Decorah in eve too see the fireworks. They were just fine. Very large crowd down there. Got home about 12.

Sat. July 5

Very hot day. I didn't feel very good all day. Mon went over & got Isa too come & help me. Arthur plowed corn. Percy W. was here in P.M. Lester came over in P.M. & stayed for supper & then we all went to Decorah in eve. All but Arthur, he went up to mama's & stayed all nite. Went down too see the fireworks but they didn't have any. Large crowd down there tho. Got home about 12.

Sun. July 6

Very nice day. Pretty warm. Mama, papa, Lester's, Dell, Mettie & Aunt Lissa & Dave's were here. We had a picnic dinner & then picked gooseberries in P.M. Got a lot of them too. Had a dandy dinner. Mettie's (40th) birthday.

Mon. July 7

Dandy nice day. Pretty warm. Arthur plowed corn in A.M. Mon & Dean went to B.O. Mon plowed in P.M. I canned 8 qts. of gooseberries in A.M. Annie & Bess & Lee came down in P.M. & I went out in the woods with them & helped them pick berries. Just got back to the house & started supper when Mr., Mrs. & Warren came. They were here for supper & until about 9. They bro't us some new potatoes.

Tues. July 8

Rained in A.M. but cleared off & was nice the rest of the day. We went up home for dinner. Got back home about 5. Mon & Dean went up to Harry M's. after their bull after we got home.

Wed. July 9

Mighty warm day. I washed in A.M. Didn't do much of anything in P.M. it was so warm. Mon plowed corn in A.M. & mowed hay in P.M.

Thurs. July 10

Hotter than all get out. The boys & I went up to mama's about 9:30. Isa & the boys rode up with us. Arthur came back & got Mon at noon & bro't him up to mama's for dinner. Mr. Butler was there too. L.A.S. met at mama's in P.M. & for supper. Quite a crowd & a dandy supper. It was so warm at bed time we could hardly get to sleep.

Fri. July 11

Pretty warm day again only there was a breeze all day so that helped a lot. Gust came down in A.M. & they started haying. Only got in 3 loads tho' it was so warm. We went up after the mail at noon & on up to Gust's a minute. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Was up home a few minutes. Not so many at the dance but we sure had a good time. Dean stayed at mama's but Arthur came home with us. Got home about 2:30.

Sat. July 12

Nice day. Pretty warm but quite a breeze & it was cool. Gust was here all day haying. We went up town a little while in eve. Dean came home with us. Looked pretty rainy tonite.

Sun. July 13

Quite a bit cooler today. We went down to Mon's folks & spent the day. All of the Yaegers & their families were there. Quite a picnic. About 30 grownups & quite a few children. We got home about 6:30. Gust & Kate were down in eve.

Mon. July 14

Nice cool day. Mon & the boys were up to Gusts in A.M. early & when they came home Mon mowed. Gust came down in P.M. & mowed some & then they put hay in the barn. Arthur & I went to Mabel in P.M. after chicken feed. Dean stayed at mama's. We got home about 3:30 & then we took a grist up & had it ground. Isa & Lester were here a minute in eve. They were on their way to the Community Hall to a dance & wanted us to go but the boys & I were in bed.

Tues. July 15

Dandy nice day. Not too hot though. Gust was here haying again today.

Wed. July 16

Pretty warm day. Mon & the boys went to B.O. early in A.M. & got a crate of cherries (3.50). Mon stopped at Gust's on the way home. The boys went back up to Gust's & stayed until noon then Arthur went up & got mama & Isa & the boys. They stayed until about 4:30 & then Arthur came down from Gust's & took them home. I rode up town with them when they went home. Gust got a new binder today & they were getting it around ready to start cutting grain.

Thurs. July 17

Nice day. Mighty warm. Mon went up to Gust's to harvest. The boys & I went up home. Took my washing up there & did it. Too dusty here. Came home about 2 & then the boys went up to Gust's.

Fri. July 18

Mighty warm day. They started cutting our barley this A.M. Ray H. with the tractor. Gust was here too. Looked pretty rainy in P.M. Did sprinkle some two or three times. Arthur took me to Club at Steve Pierce's (for Lucile) in P.M. Quite a crowd out. Had a dandy lunch. Mon's folks came up for supper.

Sat. July 19

Nice day. Pretty warm. Cloudy part of the time & sprinkled a little. Mon went over to Ray's harvesting today. We went to B.O. in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. Leonard was there so the boys stayed all nite.

Sun. July 20

Very warm day. Papa & the boys came down about 7 & helped milk & then went back to B.O. We went over to Lester's to a picnic. Papa, mama, Claude's, Dell's & Aunt Lissa. Had a grand dinner. The men folks went to B.O. in P.M. to the ball game. We started home about 5. Stopped at Floyd's. Gladys has infection in her leg. It is pretty bad. No one was with her so I stayed there & Mon & the boys came home & did the chores & then came back after me. Bernice & Roy came up there in eve. We came home about 9. Looked pretty rainy & cooled off a lot.

Mon. July 21

Very nice day but pretty windy. Quite a bit cooler. Looked quite rainy at times but didn't rain any. Mon shocked at Ray's.

Tues. July 22

Dandy nice day. Arthur Abrahamson started working here today. Mon & him went over to Ray's to shock & the boys & I went up to mama's. Did my washing up there. Mon came after us about 3. He stopped at Gust's on the way home & they finished up Gust's shocking in P.M. We went to B.O. in eve awhile. Went up home a few minutes. Stopped at Floyd's on our way home to see how Gladys was. She is getting along just fine.

Wed. July 23

Quite a warm day. Gust was here all A.M. Dave was here awhile. His binder bothered & he came over after Mon to see what he could do so he & Gust went over there. Arthur finished shocking our barley in A.M. Ray came after dinner too cut the oats but they didn't get much done. Pretty stormy looking in P.M. & sprinkled quite a few times. Mart L. & Glen A. were here awhile in eve & then Glen & Arthur went up town.

Thurs. July 24

Very warm day. Mon went to B.O. early in A.M. & bro't Isa & the boys back with him. Ray cut grain here all day. Gust came down in P.M. & mowed. They got in a couple of loads of hay in P.M. Lester came just as we finished supper & then they went to Bluffton. Ray stayed here until they finished milking & then we all went down to the river west of Bluffton & the boys went in swimming. I stayed in the car. We all went with Ray & we sure had a ride. Nettie & Dorothy Murdock came up from Bluffton with us. Ray took them to Prosper to the dance.

Fri. July 25

Very warm day again. Ray finished cutting our grain this A.M. Mon & Gust hayed. Arthur shocked. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Went up home awhile. Pretty good crowd out to the dance. Had a dandy good time after they got woke up. Pretty bad looking storm came up & we came home about 2:30. Wind blew pretty hard & it rained some after we got home but didn't amount to much. Dean stayed up home all nite.

Sat. July 26

Cloudy most of A.M. but cleared off & was nice in P.M. Looked pretty stormy in eve but it didn't storm here. Mon went up to Gust's in A.M. Arthur walked to B.O. & then he & Dean came home about 4. Mart L. was here awhile in A.M. Arthur A. didn't come back today. Gust came down in P.M. & he & Mon shocked. We went up to B.O. a few minutes in eve. Looked so rainy we didn't stay long.

Sun. July 27

Very warm day. Isa & Lester were here awhile in A.M. & again in P.M. Ray Hennings was here in A.M. too. We went to Bluffton to a picnic for Ed Jewells. Quite a crowd. Had a swell dinner. Was in the river most of the P.M. Mon went to the ball game (only there wasn't any) in P.M. with Happy so Arthur drove the car home. Dale went with us. Howard & Pearl were over awhile in eve. Bad looking storm came up about 8 o'clock but we didn't get anything only wind & dust. That was just fierce.

Mon. July 28

Nice day. Some cooler. Arthur A. came back today. He finished shocking in A.M. Mon & Gust hayed. Arthur helped them in P.M. Mon went up to Gust's with a load of hay late in P.M. so he was up there for supper. We went over to Geo. Gates in eve awhile. Arthur went over home.

Tues. July 29

Warmer today but a nice breeze. Arthur mowed all A.M. Mon & Gust fixed up the hay poles in A.M. & then they took a couple of loads of hay up to papa in P.M. Mr. & Mrs. P. & Warren came about 5 & stayed until about 8:30. Mon has a terrible cold & he sure don't feel good.

Wed. July 30

Nice day. Gust was here & they hayed again today. Papa was here helping all day. Arthur & I went to Mabel in P.M. after chicken feed. Lizzie & Maxine went along with us. Mon & Gust went to Decorah after repairs at noon.

Thurs. July 31

Pretty warm day. Finished haying here today. The men went down to Bluffton a minute at noon. Arthur took me to B.O. in P.M. to Will Feltis' funeral. Esther Drake & I sang "God Will Take Care of You", "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" & "Going Down The Valley". Quite a few out. We went up town a little while in eve. I went up home.

Fri. Aug. 1

Pretty warm day & quite windy. Mon & Arthur were at Gust's until about 5 haying. The boys & I went up home & spent the day. I did my washing & ironing. Mama & I went up to see Bennie Sheley in P.M. He is quite bad. Pearl & Howard were over in eve.

Sat. Aug. 2

Pretty windy & warm day. Looked quite rainy about noon. Sprinkled a little but didn't am't too much. Mon was gone all A.M. seeing about threshing etc. Got a string of fish too. Arthur cut Canada thistles. Dale was here in P.M. We went to B.O. in eve. "Joan of Arc" had an ice cream social on the Lutheran parsonage lawn. Quite a few out. We got home about 11:30. Ralph Halse's house burned tonite.

Sun. Aug. 3

Very hot day. Floyd A. & Fred Walters were here in A.M. Claude's & us went to Bluffton for a picnic. Claude, Mon & the kids were in the water all P.M. We got home about 6. Had quite a bad windstorm about 10 & a little rain but not much. Too warm to sleep.

Mon. Aug. 4

Pretty warm day but a breeze that helped a little. Mon mowed weeds & burdocks in A.M. He & the boys went over to Fred W's. awhile after dinner. They started threshing there. Arthur A. went over there to thresh. We went to Decorah about 3 after some boards too fix the granary. Stopped at Mon's folks on our way home & they were just ready to come up here so the boys & I rode with them. They stayed until about 9. Gust & Kate were down & spent the eve too. Pearl was over in A.M.

Tues. Aug. 5

Had quite a little shower about 4 A.M. but it cleared off after while & was a nice day. Quite warm. Arthur went over to Fred's to thresh in P.M. The boys went with him. Mon & I went over there about 3 & stayed until about 4. The boys came home with us. Arthur went home tonite. Mama, papa & Lester were here awhile in eve.

Wed. Aug. 6

Rather foggy & damp in A.M. but cleared off & was a nice day. Pretty warm. Mon went to Bennie G's. to thresh. Leonard & Ray Mc were here & played all P.M. We went up town in eve. Went up home awhile.

Thurs. Aug. 7

Nice day, pretty warm until about 3 P.M. it clouded up & we had a nice little rain until about 6. Cleared off then & was nice all eve. Mon went to Loveliens to thresh. The boys & I went up home. Did my washing & ironing. Bennie Sheley died early this A.M.

Fri. Aug. 8

Dandy nice day. Mon threshed at Loveliens in P.M. Had our first field corn today.

Sat. Aug. 9

Nice until about 10 & then we had a little shower & it cleared off again after that. Mon threshed at Sewertsgaard's. Harlan & Loyal were here all A.M. & until after dinner. The boys & I went to B.O. in P.M. I sang for Bennie S's. funeral. Philip, Aunt Alice, Esther D., Mrs. Krumm & I sang "Shall We Meet", "It Is Well With My Soul" & "Meet Me There." Large crowd out. Elsie Porter was buried at B.O. late this P.M. too. Glen Abrahamson was here all P.M. He went to B.O. with us. Went up town in eve. Went up home awhile. Claude's were there too. Got home about 11:30. Much cooler tonite.

Sun. Aug. 10

Very nice day & quite cool. Dave was here awhile in A.M. Glen A. came with Arthur's car & he & the boys went riding awhile in P.M. We went for a ride after the boys got home. Over to Albert Erickson's, Vern Perry's, Glen Bronner, Isadores, up to B.O. & to Gust's. Got home about 7.

Mon. Aug. 11

Nice cool day. Went up to Gust's in A.M. early too help Kate with her threshers. Gladys, Mrs. & Miss Severtsgaard were there too. Arthur & I went to Canton right after dinner after meat for our threshers. Got home about 2:30. Kate came down & helped me & Lizzie helped. Got all our barley & part of the oats threshed this P.M. Went to B.O. in eve awhile. Went up home a minute. Lester is sick & they are staying up home. Geo. Matthews stayed here all night. Geo. Gates threshed for us.

Tues. Aug. 12

Nice cool day again. Rather cloudy at times. We finished threshing here about 1:30. Papa bro't mama & Loyal down early in A.M. (He threshed at Joe Morans.) Arthur went over after Marion in A.M. early & took him back again when we were thro' threshing. Kate helped too. We took Kate & mama home about 3. Stopped at Gladys' a few minutes on our way home. Mon threshed at Deitel's in P.M.

Wed. Aug. 13

Rather cloudy all day. Little cooler. Rained some in P.M. but only enough to lay the dust. I went up home & washed. Got home about 2:30. I ironed after I got home. Myrtle M. was here a few minutes. The boys & I went over to Gilbert's & got our lamb. He had run away from home. Mon threshed at Floyd's.

Thurs. Aug. 14

Pretty warm day. Mon threshed at Christ's & Vernie M's. The boys & I went down to Claude's & helped with threshers. Got back to Myrtle's about 4. Stopped & helped her get supper. Got home about 7:30. Pearl Harvey & Kenneth Darling were married today.

Fri. Aug. 15

Very warm day. Mon threshed at Vernie's, Gilbert T's & Mr. Krumm's. I went to Club at Muriel T's. with Lucile P. in P.M. The boys went over to Krumm's awhile in P.M.

Sat. Aug. 16

Pretty warm again today. Mon threshed at Krumm's until about 3 P.M. & then they went back to Severtsgaard's & finished up there. We went to B.O. in eve a little while. Went up to mama's too. We went to Bluffton about 9:30 to a dance. Quite a few there & we sure had a good time. Got home about 2.

Sun. Aug. 17

Nice day, but much cooler. Glen A. was here awhile & then he & the boys went over to Mart L's. awhile. We went up home in P.M. & when we came home we went around west from B.O. down the Hog's Back to Bluffton & then home. Dad & Warren were up awhile in eve. Ma isn't very well so she didn't come along.

Mon. Aug. 18

Pretty cool in A.M. but cleared off & was warm in P.M. We went up to B.O. in P.M. with a grist. Went up home & stayed. Mama was down to Aunt Till's but she came home before we left.

Tues. Aug. 19

Nice day. Didn't do much of anything. Mon went over to Lovelien's in A.M. awhile. The boys went over to Glen's in P.M. but he wasn't home. We went over to Manning's in eve to a party. Not many there. Florence, Warden & the boys, Ruby & her husband, Kate, Mart & O'Dean, Audry, Harold, Glen & us. Had a good time. Got home about 1:30. Terrible accident down by Marlow's. A Mr. Halverson was killed & his son seriously hurt in an automobile accident about 6:30 P.M. The boy died about 3 A.M.

Wed. Aug. 20

Nice warm day. Mon didn't feel good all day. Dean went up town with Glen & then Arthur went home with him awhile. Looked pretty stormy for awhile about suppertime but it only sprinkled here. Got cooler though.

Thurs. Aug. 21

Dandy nice day. We went up home & I did my washing. Mama, Isa, Loyal, Harlan & I went to L.A.S. at Min Gates in P.M. Mon & the boys wouldn't go but they waited up home until we got back from L.A.S. We got down home here about 7. Mon feels better today.

Fri. Aug. 22

Nice day. Went over to Isa's early in A.M. & helped them move from the house on the 4 corners to B.O. (Mr. Abrahamson's house). The folks & Vernie M. helped too. We were all up to mama's for dinner. Went up to the house about 3 & helped straighten things around. Came home about 5.

Sat. Aug. 23

Pretty warm day. Did a little of everything. Mon & the boys fixed fence in P.M. Mr. & Mrs. Price were up for supper. We went to B.O. a few minutes in eve. Wanted to go to the play but didn't get up there in time. Helped Lucile Pierce get her car started while we were on the way to B.O. Went to Bluffton to a dance. Big crowd & had a good time. Got home about 2.

Sun. Aug. 24

Dandy day. Papa, mama, Mon, Dean & I went to Lanesboro to an Odd Fellow Picnic. (Arthur stayed at Isa's.) Dell, Mettie & Aunt Lissa were there too. Had a nice time. Large crowd out. Went out to the fish hatchery on our way home. It is sure something to see. Got home about 6. Jim M. was here a few minutes in eve.

Mon. Aug. 25

Pretty warm day. We went up after mama & she came down & helped me fix some little yellow tomatoes I got at Isa's, and some apples. Arthur stayed with papa at the shop. Mon & Dean went down to the river in P.M. too see about some gravel. Papa & Arthur got down here just at supper time. The folks went home after supper & Dean went with them.

Tues. Aug. 26

Nice day. Arthur took me up home in A.M. & then came back home. I washed up there again. Mon & the boys came up for dinner & then we came home & they went to the river after a load of sand & gravel. Dale came over & went with them.

Wed. Aug. 27

Pretty warm day. We went to the Fair at Cresco. Leonard McCauley went with us. Claude's came along & waited until we were ready to go so we were together all day. Took lunch along. Got out there at 11 & got back home about 7. Had quite a shower about 4:30. Cooled off quite a little. Large crowd at the Fair. It was good. One of the swings tipped over with 4 young people on it. Hurt two girls. Leonard stayed here all nite.

Thurs. Aug. 28

Nice cool day. Mon & the boys hauled two loads of gravel.

Fri. Aug. 29

Nice day. Quite warm. Papa was down most of the day. Mon & the boys hauled sand in A.M. & in P.M. just Mon & Dean. Arthur went to B.O. in P.M. & helped at the garage. I rode up to Gladys' with him & then Ole took Gladys, Alice & I over to Violet's to Club. Large crowd out. Had a fine lunch. Rode back to B.O. with Miriam & then on home with Arthur. Little daughter born to Ruth (Robinson) Coltie.

Sat. Aug. 30

Very nice in A.M. early but it clouded up about 10 & we had a hard shower for a few minutes. Hailed some. Cleared off then & was just fine the rest of the day. Papa was here working all day on the cow barn. Mon & Arthur hauled a load of gravel in A.M. We went to B.O. in eve & got papa & mama & took them to Decorah. Large crowd in town. Got home about 12.

Sun. Aug. 31

Sprinkled some in A.M. early but cleared off & was a nice warm day. Mon was over to Howard's & up to Gust's awhile. We went up to Isa's about 3:30 & stayed until after supper. Florence & her boys, Ruby, & her husband, Till & Madaline were there when we got there but they left soon.

Mon. Sept. 1

Cloudy in A.M. & looked rainy. Rained some off & on all day. Papa was here all day. They started working in earnest on the cow barn.

Tues. Sept. 2

Nice day. Papa was here working on the barn all day. Dad Price was up all day too. The Morgan boys came down at noon for Mon too come up & fix their windmill. He & the boys went up there & then Lawrence & Melvin came back here & stayed all P.M. The boys went to B.O. in P.M. & I went over to Isa's & got some tomatoes.

Wed. Sept. 3

Dandy day. Pretty cool at night & morn these days. Dad P. & papa were here all day. Arthur went up town about 9:30 A.M. & got mama. She stayed here then until papa went home after supper. The boys went home with them & stayed all nite. Gust helped here in P.M. Mon & I went over to Loveliens to a party in eve. Mr. & Mrs. L. are in Minneapolis & Happy & Audry are staying over there. Just about 20 there. Had a pretty good time only every one was sleepy. Danced & played cards. Got home about 2:30. Pretty cold nite.

Thurs. Sept. 4

Dandy nice day. Papa & Dad P. were here working today. Mother P. came up & spent the day too. She bro't some tomatoes along & we canned them for her.

Fri. Sept. 5

Nice day. Mama & Loyal came down with papa & stayed all day. Dad P. was here all day too. Marion & Gust were here helping in P.M. They laid the cement floor in the cow barn. We went to B.O. in eve. Started up the dances again tonite. Large crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. Sept. 6

Nice day. Cooler. The boys came down with papa this A.M. Dad P. didn't come up today.

Sun. Sept. 7

Rained quite a shower early in A.M. We went up home for dinner. Came home about 4 & drove down to Bluffton & back. Howard was here awhile at supper time.

Mon. Sept. 8

Dandy nice day. Some warmer. School started today with Grace Knox as teacher. Mon took the boys to school. Mr. & Mrs. P. & papa were here today. They got the new stanchions in the barn today so they milked the cows in the barn tonight for the first time in a week. We went up town in eve. Stopped at Annie's & got some books for Arthur. Went up home awhile.

Tues. Sept. 9

Nice day. Mama came down with papa this A.M. & spent the day. Dad P. was here too. We got elderberries enough too can 8 qts. Grace Blaess & Pearl were here awhile in P.M. & Pearl was here in A.M. We had our first young chicken fried today. Had 15 little pigs today. Decorah Fair started today.

Wed. Sept. 10

Dandy nice day. Papa was here until after dinner. Isa & Loyal walked down in A.M. She went home with papa but Loyal stayed all nite. He & Mon went up to Ole's & Gust's in P.M. Pearl & Kate L. were here a few minutes in P.M. Mon took Chas. Murdock part way to Decorah in A.M.

Thurs. Sept. 11

Pretty warm day. Mon took me up to mama's in A.M. to wash. Took Loyal up there & left him with his mother when we came home after dinner. We picked a load of corn after we got home. Gust & Kate were down & spent the eve. Had 38 more little pigs today.

Fri. Sept. 12

Very warm day. Mon helped Gust until about 2 P.M. Gust's & us went to Decorah in eve to the last night of the Fair. Very large crowd there. They had a big wedding as the chief attraction. Viola Hine & Max Foss. It was sure pretty. Started to rain just after the wedding & it sure poured down. Water every where, so we didn't get to run around & see much of the Fair. We got home about 11:45. Didn't rain much up here. Had 7 more little pigs. That makes 59.

Sat. Sept. 13

Lovely day. Didn't do much of anything. The boys got the horses up & hitched them to the old buggy & went riding. They were gone most of the P.M. Philip S. was here in P.M. selling stock food. We went to B.O. in eve a little while & then to Bluffton to a dance. Had a good time for a while & then they got to drinking & fighting & it wasn't so much fun. We came home about 1.

Sun. Sept. 14

Rained some in A.M. early & then again in eve. Cloudy part of the day. We went over & got Marion & then went to Padden's. Went through Frankville going down & came back by Calmar. Had a good time down there. Stopped at Uncle Simon's on our way home but no one was there. Marion came on home with us & then "Mon" took him home after chores.

Mon. Sept. 15

Dandy nice day. Mon & I went up home about 9. We took a grist up & then got the car fixed. I helped mama make catsup. Min Gates & (?Iva?) Sheley were there awhile in P.M. We came home about 4. Mr. & Mrs. P. & Warren came up for supper. Myrtle, Vernie, Belva, Gilbert, Arthur A. & O'Dean were here in eve.

Tues. Sept. 16

Dandy nice day but cool & windy. We picked a load of corn in A.M. & Mon started cutting corn in P.M.

Wed. Sept. 17

Nice day only mighty windy. Rather cool too. Mon cut corn all day. Gilbert T. & Vernie shocked in A.M. but it was too windy in P.M. Arthur went up town before school & got some twine, he, Dean & I went up town after school & then we all went up town in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. Pretty cold night.

Thurs. Sept. 18

Nice windy day again. Much warmer. Mon cut corn all day. Vernie & Gilbert shocked in A.M. but too windy in P.M. Glen A. & Howard were here awhile at noon. Pearl was over awhile in eve.

Fri. Sept. 19

Nice in A.M. but it got terribly windy in P.M. Dust blew until you couldn't see anything. The house was full of dirt. They finished cutting our corn about noon. Gilbert & Vernie were here again today. Myrtle came over in A.M. with Vernie & stayed until Gilbert went home, about 2. Kate & O'Dean were here awhile about noon. I helped Mon pick a load of corn in P.M. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Large crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home all nite. Pretty cold nite.

Sat. Sept. 20

Our 14th Wedding Anniversary. Nice day but cool. We went to B.O. awhile in P.M. Went up to mama's. Dandy program on the radio. The boys came home with us.

Sun. Sept. 21

Dandy nice day. Papa, mama, Claude's & Lester's were here all day. Had a good time. The Morgan boys were down in P.M.

Mon. Sept. 22

Very nice in A.M. Clouded up in P.M. & looked quite rainy. Had a little shower about 4 P.M. Not enough to lay the dust though. Pretty warm day. Mon took the boys & I up to mama's early in A.M. to wash & then he went to Vernie's to shock corn. He came up after us about two & we came home & picked a load of corn. No school today & tomorrow on account of Teachers Meeting at Decorah.

Tues. Sept. 23

Nice warm day but the wind was just terrible. Dave threshed today & we were all over there all day. Bernice was there & helped Lizzie too. Mon's father & mother came up for supper. They came before we got home from Dave's. We went up town a few minutes in eve. Mr. Jacob Abrahamson was buried at B.O. this P.M.

Wed. Sept. 24

Sprinkled some in A.M. but was quite nice the rest of the day, only pretty windy. Mon worked at Vernie's all day & the boys started to school again.

Thurs. Sept. 25

Cloudy most of the day. Sprinkled off & on all day. Until about 4 it rained quite a shower & then again about 6. From then on it kept it up all nite, I guess, with plenty of thunder & lightning. Mon worked at Vernie's in A.M. We picked part of a load of corn in P.M. but quit when it rained. Mon went after the boys so they wouldn't have to walk home in the rain. Arthur didn't feel very well when he got home. He couldn't help with any of the chores.

Fri. Sept. 26

Rained quite hard in A.M. until about 10. Looked rainy the rest of the day until about 4 it cleared off & was nice but mighty cold. Froze some tonite but not enough to do any hurt. Arthur felt better but he didn't go to school. Mon took Dean. We went to B.O. in P.M. to Club at Fanny's. Arthur went up to mama's & stayed until Club was over. Quite a crowd out to Club & a dandy lunch.

Sat. Sept. 27

Nice day but cold. I scrubbed part of the house in A.M. We got a load of corn in P.M. & then I finished scrubbing when we got back. Went to B.O. in eve. Went up to mama's a while. Got home about 10. Mon went to Bluffton to a dance. The rest of us stayed at home. Mrs. Alice Pierce died about 11:30 tonite.

Sun. Sept. 28

Dandy nice day. Mama called up about 9:30 that they & Dell's were going to Lansing so we hustled around & went too. Left home about 10:30. Stopped at Church & visited Blanche & Floyd Ferris a little while. Went to a restaurant & had a lunch as soon as we got down there & then run around town. Papa, Mon & the boys went for a ride on a motor boat. We saw the new bridge they are building across the river at Lansing. It is surely a monster. Left there for home about 4. Came home up the river to New Albin & then across country to Caledonia & Spring Grove & home that way. Sure had a dandy trip. Got home about 6:30. Mrs. Krumm & Roger were here a few minutes just after we got home.

Mon. Sept. 29

Dandy nice day. Mon took me up to mama's in A.M. to wash. He took a grist up town too. We stayed up there until after dinner. Isa & Loyal were there for dinner too. Loyal came home with us. We went up town again in eve. I went up to Jensen's to practice. Got home about 9:30. Froze hard tonite.

Tues. Sept. 30

Dandy nice day. Quite a little warmer but still the breeze was cool. We picked a load of corn in A.M. Mon took me to B.O. at noon & then he went down to Duprey's to thresh. Mr. & Mrs. Krumm sang "Vale of Beulah", "Old Rugged Cross" & "Going Down the Valley", for Mrs. Pierce's funeral. It was at the house. Very large crowd out. I rode home with Myrtle M. & Lizzie. Dean didn't feel very good when he got home from school so he went to bed. Little son born to Bernard & Louise Nash this A.M. Art Olson & Hazel Spurrier were married today.

Wed. Oct. 1

Dandy nice day. Dean is better today but didn't go to school. Mon fixed fence all day. I went to a miscellaneous shower for Amelia Liestikow at Genevra's with Audry in P.M. Very large crowd out. Had a swell lunch. She got so many lovely presents. There was a dance in Bluffton tonite for Art & Hazel but we didn't go.

Thurs. Oct. 2

Rained hard in A.M. until about 11. Looked cloudy & rainy the rest of the day though. Mon took Maxine & the boys to school. Howard was here awhile in A.M. We went up home in time for dinner. Claude Robinson was there too. Came home in time to bring the boys & Maxine from school.

Fri. Oct. 3

Cloudy day. Mon fixed fence all day. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Large crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. Oct. 4

Another cloudy day. We went up town about 10:30. Went up home & then stayed there for dinner. Came home after dinner. The boys came home with us. We got a big load of corn after we got home. Pearl was here awhile about supper time. Party for Gilbert T. tonite, but we didn't go.

Sun. Oct. 5

Cloudy cool day. Sprinkled off & on all day & eve. Rained hard in the night. Glen A. & the Morgan boys came here about 11 & the boys went to Bluffton with them. They didn't get back until about 4. Mons father & mother were up a few minutes late in P.M. We stayed at home all day & eve.

Mon. Oct. 6

Not very nice day again. Cloudy all day. Rained some again in eve. We went to B.O. about noon. Stopped at Gust's & Harry's on our way up. Got up home just at noon. Had dinner & then listened to the radio until nearly 4. Some fine old time music at noon & then at 1:30 the World Series Ball Game between St. Louis & Philadelphia. It was surely interesting. The 5th game & they were even until today. Phi. Got 2 scores.

Tues. Oct. 7

Rained hard most of A.M. Mon took the boys too school. Didn't rain in P.M. but it was cloudy. Floyd, Gladys, Duane & Bobbie were here in P.M.

Wed. Oct. 8

Nice day. Got a load of corn in P.M. Papa & mama were married 40 years today.

Thurs. Oct. 9

Dandy nice day. We went up home early in A.M. to wash. Ruth Robinson was there. Mon stayed up home until after dinner & then he went over to Harry M's. to thresh. I intended to go with him, but Gust & Kate came over town & I waited & rode home with them. Gust went to Albert Van Vliets Sale. Kate stayed at mama's. We got over to Morgan's about 5. I stayed there then until after supper & came home with Mon. The M. boys came down & got our boys so we were all there. Kate Morrison, Myrtle M. & Lily B. were there too. It was sure a beautiful moonlight night.

Fri. Oct. 10

Dandy day. Pretty warm. Helped Ida cook for thresher's in A.M. Kate M. helped too. They got done at noon. Mon took me to Club at Agnes Wick's in P.M. Quite a crowd out & a dandy lunch. Audry & Alice S. rode home with us & Gladys part way. We went up to Gust's & Harry's in eve.

Sat. Oct. 11

Pretty warm day. Mon & the boys went to B.O. in A.M. with a grist & we picked corn in P.M. Pretty warm, dirty work. Went up town in eve. Kate & I went up to mama's.

Sun. Oct. 12

Dandy nice warm day. We went up home & spent the day. Claude's & Lester's were there too. We all took our dinners. Pretty bad accident just at noon. A man driving a Chevrolet Coupe struck the end of the bridge (north of mama's) & tore off six of the posts south of the bridge & then went off the grade & tipped over. Didn't hurt him much but smashed the car up quite badly. Alice M. was at mama's in P.M. Rained some in the night. Geo. Smith had a bad heart spell today & is very low.

Mon. Oct. 13

Quite a nice day only pretty cool Rained a little about noon & in P.M. Pearl, Harold Reed & Vernie M. were here in A.M. & Walt Rehwinkel stopped awhile in P.M. when on the cream route. We went up town a few minutes in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. Alice M. was there. Rained very hard in the night.

Tues. Oct. 14

Cloudy, gloomy day. Didn't do much of anything except make some chili sauce. Percy (W.?), Lee & Ray Halse were here in P.M. Quite misty all day. Arthur & I caught some young roosters tonite too sell.

Wed. Oct. 15

Rained some in A.M. Cloudy & cold all day. Mon went up to Gust's in A.M. Mr. Lovelien rode back with him & then we went to B.O. to the Lutheran L.A.S. Dinner. Lizzie went along too. They sure had a grand dinner & a big crowd. We got home about 2 & then picked a little jag of corn. Dave was up town & he rode home with us too. I sold 42 young roosters to Ellis B. this A.M. They weighed 121 lbs. @ .11¢ bro't me $13.31.

Thurs. Oct. 16

Rained off & on all A.M. Snowed quite a little squall at noon. Mon went up & got Gust in A.M. He took the boys too school & then went on up there. Gust came home with him & they put rings in the old pigs noses. When they finished that we went up & got mama & went to Decorah. Mon & Gust went to Ridgeway to Libbey's Sale & mama & I stayed at Decorah. I got a hair cut. We got home about 5:30. Froze everything up solid tonight.

Fri. Oct. 17

Cold blizzardy day. Wind blew hard all day & nite & it snowed quite a few squalls. We picked a load of corn in A.M. Went up home for supper & then went to the dance. Not many out & the crowd was too dead to dance. We got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home all nite. Today was Geo & Maria Sheley's Golden Wedding so they had a big party for them at Guy's. Little son born to Miles & Valeda Wilbur tonite.

Sat. Oct. 18

Another blizzardy, cold, windy day. We picked a load of corn in A.M. & went up town in P.M. after the boys. Stopped at Harry's a few minutes on our way home. Mon's father and mother were up for supper. They went home about 7. Harrys came down in eve & we had ice cream. They went home about 11.

Sun. Oct. 19

Cloudy, gloomy, cold windy day. Didn't do much of anything all day. We were alone all day.

Mon. Oct. 20

Somewhat warmer today. The wind didn't blow so hard. Sun didn't shine much. Mon took a grist up town early in A.M. & I went along up to mama's & washed. Mon came back to Floyd Arnold's & helped them shred in A.M. He came after me at noon. We stopped at Floyd's a few minutes on our way home. Came home & got a little jag of corn. Geo. Smith died about 10 A.M.

Tues. Oct. 21

Lovely day. Mon shredded at Deitels in A.M. & Severtsgaard's in P.M. I walked up home in A.M. Isa & Loyal were there too. Mama had to go down to Olive's after dinner to help cook for shredders. The boys came after me when school was out.

Wed. Oct. 22

Nice day only the sun didn't shine much. I ironed in A.M. Mon made ice cream at noon. We picked a load of corn in P.M. Geo. Smith was buried this P.M.

Thurs. Oct. 23

Dandy nice day. Went up to B.O. a little while in A.M. Went up to mama's a minute. Went over to Manning's in P.M. to shred. Machine bothered so they didn't shred more than an hour. We got home about 6.

Fri. Oct. 24

Lovely day. Went over to Manning's in A.M. but they didn't get the machine fixed so they could shred until 11:30. They got thro' about 3. Mon & I went over to Dave's a minute after we got home from Manning's.

Sat. Oct. 25

Nice day. Cleaned up the house & patched and did a little of everything. Mon went to Christ's in P.M. to shred. The boys were up there most of the P.M. too. We went to B.O. in eve. Went up to Annie's to a party. Not many there & all too dead to dance. Got home about (1?). We went over to Mart Leonhart's just after supper & got a coon Will had left there for us. It was all dressed ready to cook.

Sun. Oct. 26

Nice day. Mon & the boys had to pick a little corn in A.M. Arthur went up home in A.M. & got papa & mama & they came down & helped us eat coon. The boys & Mon were over to Happy's early in A.M. & got another coon that he had dressed for us. We took the folks home about 4:30. Vernie, Myrtle & the girls came about 5:30 & stayed until about 7. Dad & Ma Price & Warren were up a little while in eve too. Isa & Lester were here awhile. They all ate coon. I went to a party at Dawley's in eve with Myrtle, Vernie, Gilbert & Kate. Mon stayed at home with the boys. Quite a crowd there & had a good time. Got home about 1.

Mon. Oct. 27

Lovely day. We picked corn in A.M. Went up town a few minutes in P.M. Dad & Ma Price were up for supper. We had our other coon roasted. Gust & Kate were down in eve too.

Tues. Oct. 28

Nice in A.M. but clouded up in P.M. & got colder. Mon took me up home in A.M. to wash & then came up after me at noon. He fixed fence all day.

Wed. Oct. 29

Dandy day. We picked corn in A.M. & went over to Lovelien's to Lutheran L.A.S. Dinner. Quite a few there & had a dandy dinner. Went up to B.O. a few minutes in eve. Went up to mama's awhile. Olive & the kids were there awhile too. Snowed in the nite until the ground was white.

Thurs. Oct. 30

Cloudy, gloomy, cold day. Mon was up to Gust's in A.M. & then he was up there in P.M. helping stack corn fodder. He took me to B.O. at noon. The Joan of Arc had their annual "Oyster Supper" in the Hall in eve. Elsie S., Miriam W. & I cooked oysters. We came very near not getting the oysters but they came between 5 & 6 & then we did have to hurry. Large crowd out & a dandy supper. Took in over $62.

Fri. Oct. 31

Nice day. Somewhat warmer but still cool. Mon helped Gust stack corn fodder again today. They finished tonite. Lloyd K. was here in P.M. & bought our hogs. Gust came down after supper & helped us shut them up. We went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Large crowd out & we had a good time until we were going home. Clarence Anderson & Joe Ryan stirred up a row. Mon was sure angry. We got home about 2:45. The boys stayed at mama's.

Sat. Nov. 1

Nice day but cool. Mon & the boys were over to Happy's in A.M. We went to Decorah in P.M. Gust & Kate went with us. Large crowd in town. Got home about 5. Went to B.O. in eve. The boys & I went up home. Leonard was there to stay all nite. We sold 35 shoates this A.M. They weighed 6590 lbs. At $8.25 & brot us $543.65.

Sun. Nov. 2

Nice day. Rather cool. The boys & I went for a little ride in P.M. Over west. Isa, Lester & the boys were here for supper.

Mon. Nov. 3

Rather cloudy in A.M. but cleared off & was just lovely in P.M. We picked corn in A.M. Took a grist to B.O. in P.M. I went up to mama's. Went over to Lovlien's in eve to see Olaf & Kate & the boys. They are back to stay awhile. They all look good. Happy came there about 9:30 with a couple of coons & we came on over to his place & Mon helped him skin them & he gave us one. We got home about 10:30.

Tues. Nov. 4

Dandy day. We picked corn in A.M. Went up town at noon & voted & then came home & picked another load of corn. Had coon for supper.

Wed. Nov. 5

Cold windy day but the sun shone bright. We got out two big loads of corn today. Made ice cream in P.M. after we got in.

Thurs. Nov. 6

Lovely day. Arthur & Dean went to meet mama early in A.M. & she came down & helped us pick corn all day. We got out 3 big loads & that finished it. Got in about 4:30 then the boys & I took mama home. Happy & Audry were here awhile in eve. Happy, Mon & Dean went coon hunting but they didn't go far. Too cold.

Fri. Nov. 7

Dandy nice warm day. Mon took me up home early in A.M. to wash. Isa & Loyal were there. Mon went over after Audry at noon & then he took her, Fannye & I to Club at Olive Roscoe Wick's. Quite a crowd out. Tried to have a row but it didn't last long. Luella & Ruth G. Had a dandy lunch. Got home about 5. Made ice cream after we got home. Gust & Kate were here in eve. Kate bought 2 of Arthur's roosters for $3.

Sat. Nov. 8

Lovely day. The boys & I took Mon over to Ray H's. about 9 A.M. to husk & then we got papa & mama & went to Decorah. Got quite a few new things for winter. Mama got a new coat. We got back there about 2. Had dinner & then came home & did chores & went back up there to wait for Mon. Olive & the kids were there too. We got home about 9.

Sun. Nov. 9

Lovely day. Vernie & Arthur M. were here awhile in A.M. Dean & Arthur P. walked up home in A.M. Dad & Ma Price came about 3 P.M. They stayed a little while & then we went up town. Dad went to John Wick's & Ma went up to mama's with us. We got home about 5.

Mon. Nov. 10

Lovely day. Nice & warm. Arthur went up & got mama early in A.M. Papa isn't very well. He had a bad cold. Gust, Leonard (Asby?) & Vernie M. helped Mon stack corn fodder today. We took mama home after chores & stayed a little while. Dell & Mettie were there too.

Tues. Nov. 11

Dandy nice day. Guts, Mr. Deitel & Floyd helped Mon finish stacking the corn fodder this A.M. Papa bro't mama down early in A.M. & came down in time for dinner & took her home. We went to Decorah in P.M. Gust & Kate went too. Papa is better today.

Wed. Nov. 12

Lovely day. Papa & mama came down early in A.M. & we tore off plaster & lath to get ready for the new wall board. It sure was an awful mess. They started putting on the wall board in P.M.

Thurs. Nov. 13

Lovely day. Mama & papa came down early in A.M. & they finished putting on the wall board today. Had quite a time with it as the room was so crooked. Mon went to B.O. in A.M. Isa & Loyal came home with him & went home with papa & mama. Arthur didn't go to school. He stayed at home & hauled wood. Mon & Dean went over to Lovlien's late in P.M. & got old Vet.

Fri. Nov. 14

Not very nice day. Cloudy most of the day. Cleaned up the house some in A.M. & did a little of everything in P.M. Was out in the field with Mon & ironed some also. Mon started plowing in P.M. Papa was down here in P.M. & worked awhile. He went home about 4:30 & Arthur went home with him. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Large crowd & a good time. Got home about 3. The boys stayed up home all nite. It rained most of the nite.

Sat. Nov. 15

Cloudy in A.M. until about 11 it cleared off & was nice the rest of the day. We went to Decorah in A.M. with Gust & Kate. Got home again a little after 12 & Mon plowed in P.M. We went up home in eve after the boys. It rained hard in the nite & got colder.

Sun. Nov. 16

Rained off & on all day & was colder. We went down to Aunt Lissa's & spent the day. It was her 67th birthday & we surprised her. Dell's, papa & mama, Claude's, Lester's, Col. Bentley's, Ray & Bernice, Aunt Till & Lizzie Cassell were there too. Had a scrumptious dinner & a good time.

Mon. Nov. 17

Lovely day. Mama, papa, Isa & Loyal were here all day. Mon took a grist up town at noon. He plowed all day. We went to B.O. in eve. I went to Fannye's to practice for the Joan of Arc play. We got home about 11:30.

Tues. Nov. 18

Dandy nice day. Mon plowed all day. I did a little of everything.

Wed. Nov. 19

Dandy nice day. Mon plowed all day. I went up to the Lutheran L.A.S. at the church for dinner with Lizzie, Maxine, Kate & O'Dean. (Audry served). We went to Mabel in P.M. Didn't get home until about 5. We went up home a few minutes in eve. It rained very hard in the nite.

Thurs. Nov. 20

Rained until about 10 & then cleared off. Mon took the boys to school & then plowed the rest of the day after it cleared up. Got pretty cold late in P.M. & was pretty cold & windy in the night. Didn't freeze the ground though. Went up to Fannye's to practice in eve with Bill & Lucile. Mon & the boys came after me. We got home about 11.

Fri. Nov. 21

Cold windy day. Mon plowed in A.M. but he didn't in P.M. it was so cold. I went to Club at Gladys' with Myrtle in P.M. Large crowd out and a lovely lunch.

Sat. Nov. 22

Nice day. We went up town a few minutes in A.M. I stayed at Mae's while Mon & the boys went down town & fixed the car. Mon plowed in P.M. We went up home for supper & then I went to Fannye's to practice in eve. Got home about 11.

Sun. Nov. 23

Cloudy cool day. We were up home all day. Olaf & Kate were over & spent the eve. Snowed in the night.

Mon. Nov. 24

Cloudy cool day. Mon put on storm window & doors. Happy & Audry came over in eve & we went up town with them. Audry & I went to Fannye's to practice. Got home about 11.

Tues. Nov. 25

Snowed almost all day. Not very cold. We went up & got the boys at noon. Went up home for dinner & then to Decorah. Got the boys new shoes & overshoes & myself new shoes. Dell & Mettie were over in eve & got Arthur's chickens. I sold my geese today. 13 of them weighed 188 lbs. @ .9 - 16.92.

Wed. Nov. 26

Regular blizzard all day. Cold too. Ray Hennings was here awhile about noon. I went up to practice in eve. with Bill Pierce. Not all of them out. Got home about 10:15.

Thurs. Nov. 27

Cold day, but nice. Worked all A.M. to get the car started & then Claude came down after us. Got the car started after he got here. We were all up home for Thanksgiving Dinner. Sure had a good dinner. Claude's, Lester's, Dell's, Aunt Lissa, Lenna Collins & Con Turnmire were there for dinner. Had a great time coming home. Car froze up.

Fri. Nov. 28

Cold, cloudy day. Mon was over to Howards & up to Gust's in A.M. Vernie & Arthur M. were here awhile in A.M. We went to B.O. in eve with Bill & Lucile. Went to practice at Fannye's & then to the dance. Large crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 2. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. Nov. 29

Warmer day. Misty & damp all day. Mon got the car started about noon & we went uptown. Stopped at Harry M's. awhile on our way. Went up to mama's. Ad was there awhile. The boys came home with us.

Sun. Nov. 30

Dandy nice warm day. Thawed a lot. Gust was here in A.M. Howard, Fern & Beverly came just after noon but I had to go to practice so they didn't stay. I rode up town with them. Practiced at the Hall. Mon & the boys came after me about 4:30. Snowed quite hard in eve & the wind blew hard in the night & it got quite a lot colder.

Mon. Dec. 1

Mighty cold, windy day. Didn't do much of anything. Went to B.O. in eve with Bill & Lucile to a shower for Ray & Hulda (at the Hall). Not such a large crowd out, but we sure had a good time. Danced all nite until 2:30. They got lots of nice presents.

Tues. Dec. 2

Cloudy day but somewhat warmer. Although the wind was in the south it was cool. Went to practice in eve with Bill & Lucile.

Wed. Dec. 3

Cloudy day but not very cold. We went to Decorah. Went up to Mon's folks a little while. Got back up to mama's about 2. Had a lunch there & then came on home. Stopped at Mae's a little while on our way home.

Thurs. Dec. 4

Not very nice day. Misted in P.M. & rained quite hard in eve. Got pretty slippery too. I washed some but couldn't hang my clothes out. We sold a heifer to Gene McCabe & he came down late in P.M. & butchered her. Went to practice in eve with Bill & Lucile.

Fri. Dec. 5

Cloudy, misty day. Not sol cold though. Gust was here awhile at noon. Mon took me to Club at Luella's in P.M. Large crowd out. Had a nice lunch. Ole & Gladys bro't me home. Went up home for supper & then to a dance at the Hall. The Dance Club had a free dance & oyster supper for the members. Elected new officers. Lester Mc. Pres. & Manager, Roy Halse Treas. & Audry L. Sec. Had a good time after the business meeting. Got home about 3. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. Dec. 6

Not very nice day. We took a grist up town about noon. Went to mama's for dinner. The boys came home with us. Went to practice in eve with Bill & Lucile. Stayed at Fannye's after the rest left. Had lunch. Rudy, Walt, Ray & Otto were there too. Got home at 12:30.

Sun. Dec. 7

Not very nice in A.M. but cleared off & was just lovely in P.M. We were alone all day & eve. The boys were over to Dave's awhile in P.M. sliding. Fremont Cox died this A.M.

Mon. Dec. 8

Lovely day. Nothing doing. Went to practice in eve with Bill & Lucile. Quite cold when we came home. Got home about 11:30.

Tues. Dec. 9

Lovely day. Thawed a lot. We went up & got the folks about 9 A.M. & we all went to Decorah. Got a new dress for a Xmas present. Got back up home about 1 & had dinner there. Got home about 3.

Wed. Dec. 10

Dandy day. Nice & warm. I washed. Pearl was here awhile in A.M. Mon went up to Gust's & got the manure spreader in A.M. & he hauled manure all day.

Thurs. Dec. 11

Not very nice day. Cloudy & cool. Jim McCaffery was here & got our old hog. Mon helped Howard saw in P.M. L.A.S. Sale & Dinner in B.O. today but we couldn't go.

Fri. Dec. 12

Cold day & cloudy. Mon was up to Gust's in A.M. He took me up town at noon to practice. We practiced at the Hall all P.M. I went up home from practice & Mon & the boys came up for supper. We went to the dance in eve. Large crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 3. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. Dec. 13

Not very nice day. Tried to snow in eve. I slept a while in P.M. Mon & I went up home about 5 & had supper up there. We had our Play at the Hall in eve. "Eyes of Love". Fannye R., Audry L., Vera G., Lucile P., Albert E., Otto R., Ted E., Warren H., Will P. & myself. Everything went pretty good. Dandy good crowd. Took in over $72.00 Got home about 11:30. The boys came home with us.

Sun. Dec. 14

Cloudy day. Tried to snow. We went up home a few minutes in P.M. Stopped at Isadore's a minute too.

Mon. Dec. 15

Nice day, but cold. Mon & I went to Decorah in A.M. Stopped at Isa's a minute on our way home & then went on up home & had dinner. Got home about 3.

Tues. Dec. 16

Dandy nice day, a little cool though. Mama & papa came down early in A.M. & were here all day. Papa chopped wood. Isa & Lester & Loyal came down too & Mon & Lester butchered a pig. Lester's went home soon after dinner, but the folks didn't go home until about 4:30.

Wed. Dec. 17

Dandy nice day. Papa came down & chopped today. We went up home for supper about 5 & then Mon & I went to Prosper about 6. We had our play up there. Heck of a place to play & not very large crowd but we sure had a good time. Had a little dance afterwards & then lunch & home. Fern rode home with us. Got home about 1. The boys stayed up home all nite. Took in $24.

Thurs. Dec. 18

Not very nice day. Snowed quite a little. Papa came down & chopped awhile in A.M. but it was too wet. He went home about 10:30. We went up town in eve. "Odd Fellows Home Coming and Roll Call." The boys & I went up home while they were having Lodge & then went down to the Hall about 9:30. Not many only 26. Danced a while & then had supper. Had a nice supper. Percy & Isadore played for the dance. Got home about 12:30.

Fri. Dec. 19

Cloudy day again. Mon & I went to Mabel about 11:30. Stopped up home for dinner. Took a pig over there. It weighed 190 lbs. got $7.10 per cwt. So we got $13.50. Mon had a tooth pulled. Stopped at mama's & Isa's awhile on our way home. Got home about 3. Mon's face hurt him pretty bad all the rest of the P.M. & night. He didn't get much rest. The boys & I did the chores. We made some ice cream.

Sat. Dec. 20

Not very nice day. Snowed some. Wind started to blow about 3 & blowed quite hard the rest of the P.M. & part of the eve. The boys & I went up town about noon for a little while. Went up home a minute. Mon didn't feel like going so he stayed at home.

Sun. Dec. 21

Dandy nice day, but cold. We went down to Claude's. Mon didn't feel very good but he went anyway. Papa & mama & Lester's were there too. Had roast goose for dinner & lots of other good things. Had a dandy time.

Mon. Dec. 22

Not very nice day. Cloudy all day. I made some candy in A.M. Mon & I went to Decorah in P.M. Mama went along too. Took a goose down to Mon's folks. Large crowd in town. I lost my pocket book.

Tues. Dec. 23

Lovely day. I washed in A.M. Mon took me up to the school house in P.M. to the Xmas Program & then he went on to Prosper. They had a nice program. Quite a few there. The boys & I rode home with Lizzie & Kate. School is out for 2 weeks.

Wed. Dec. 24

Not very nice day. Made candy & did a little of everything. Went to B.O. in eve to the Lutheran Xmas Program. It was pretty good. Got home about 10:30.

Thurs. Dec. 25

Xmas Day. Not a very nice day. We went up home & spent the day. Isa & the boys were there too. Lester took Morgan's to Cedar Rapids. Got some nice presents. Mon didn't feel as well tonite.

Fri. Dec. 26

Not very nice day. We took a grist to B.O. in A.M. with the team & sled. Had dinner up home. Isa, Lester & the boys were there in P.M. also Eva W. awhile. Went to B.O. in eve to the dance. Large crowd out. Had a good time. Got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home all nite.

Sat. Dec. 27

Nice day. Sun shone. Thawed quite a little. Papa bro't the boys home in P.M.

Sun. Dec. 28

Not such a nice day. Stayed at home all day. Isa, Lester & the boys were down most of the day. Dad, Ma & Warren were up awhile in P.M. We went up to Morgan's & spent the eve.

Mon. Dec. 29

Fierce wind all day. Quite cold. We went to Mabel about 10:30. Lizzie & Maxine went with us. Arthur had 3 teeth pulled. Stopped up home a minute on our way home.

Tues. Dec. 30

Quite a nice day. Mon & the boys went over after Marion at noon. We went up town in eve a few minutes & then took Marion home. They butchered the pet lamb today.

Wed. Dec. 31

Mighty cold day & windy. Lester & Loyal were here awhile in A.M. Didn't do much of anything. Went up home for supper & then went to a dance at the Hall in eve. Not such a large crowd there but we had a dandy good time. The music that plays for our Club Dances put on the dance. Frank O'Brien violin, Myrtle Coy piano, Roy Halverson banjo, Gerald Moen sax & Andrew Hovey drums. The music was sure fine. Mon & Lester managed the dance for them. We got home about 2:30. The boys stayed up home all nite.


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