Sunday, May 06, 2007

Thursday, May 6, 1926

Thursday, May 6, 1926
I ironed and got along pretty well with it. Then I had lots of mending to do. This morning Ned went out with the brown pants on that Mama patched yesterday and came in in a few minutes with them torn. I said “Why Ned did you tear your pants again?” “Oh, Momma be back” he said. Nell is going to have a surprise on Mike's birthday Sunday and wants us to come, but we are undecided on account of Marjorie’s cold and it is too near the first of the month to be convenient, too.

(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "Why is it too close to the first of the month? Maybe payday was on the 10th? Anyway, I don't understand what she meant." Eleanor wrote that she thought the same thing, that the concern was about when payday was. Actually, I think the problem is that Gilbert was an accountant, so this would be a busy time at work, trying to close out the books for the previous month. We know from other diary entries that he often worked on Saturdays, at least. I don't know if he also had to do some work on Sundays when it was a busy time.

Nell was one of Gilbert's two older sisters, and Mike was her husband. Here's a link to a picture of Nell when she was much younger.)

1 comment:

  1. Ned and his pants. He seemed to be harder on his clothes than the older boys. I've lived (and raised) with quite a few 2 year olds and none of them seem to have this problem. Could be the fabrics we have now are sturdier to begin with