Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wednesday, June 23, 1926

No diary entry again today. My guess is that during these days, she was too busy canning cherries to write in her diary. It seems like she often got overly tired or hot, and I would guess the kitchen was very hot with the stove going for canning. Plus, none of her other daily work like washing clothes, ironing (and ironing and ironing), cooking and caring for an infant, a toddler, and three young boys stopped just because the cherries were ripe.


  1. The kitchen may have been hot, but since the front & back doors were opposite each other (front to back of the house) there was usually a breeze going thru. I remember when it was too hot to sleep upstairs, we would sleep on the living or dining room floor to catch those breezes. Summer time always a busy time, tho I don't think much deep cleaning was done. Too hot

  2. I wonder if the bird population was any different in the twenties? In Illinois we and some neighbors grew cherries, but lost a large percentage to birds.

    Our house didn't get hot because rather than can any cherries we picked, we put them in the freezer instead. Ruth might have liked that idea!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose