Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Saturday, August 29, 1925

Saturday, August 29, 1925
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No good all day and didn’t do much. Kept waiting till Gilbert should come home and move the dresser and put the new bed springs on as he had promised to be home early and do it. But he didn’t come home till 5:00 and then so wheezy he didn’t do anything but paint the kitchen ceiling. And I expected to be all done and fixed up by tonight.

(I was surprised reading the diaries that Gilbert seemed to work a lot of Saturdays. I guess I just assumed as an accountant, he would have the weekends off. I also did not realize he suffered from hay fever/asthma in the fall. At least he got one thing done on this particular day as Grandma continued to work on fixing up and cleaning up in anticipation of the new baby. At least, I think that is why she worked so hard these last few days.)

3 comments:

  1. Sister with the homestead6:07 PM, August 29, 2006

    Gee, asthma and painting? I would think it would have been easier for him to deal with the new bed springs rather than the paint fumes!

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  2. Carol, I just spent the last hour totally fascinated by your family's pics and this diary. What a great resource to have - to think about what life was like for a woman in her daily existance - thanks for putting this on the web.

    My family has bunches of history too- although nothing as complete as your grandma's diary. I never thought about putting it on a blog like this.

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  3. Ilona... thanks for the kind words, and I am pleased you find this interesting! I post a new entry each day, so check back every so often to find out what happens.

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