Wednesday, September 7, 1927
Started ironing at 6:30, finished by noon. Dale has a big time these days riding his bike. I hope he doesn’t get hurt. Gilbert has the asthma awfully bad. This rain cleared his hay fever up.
My grandmother, Ruth Campbell Smith (1892 - 1972) kept a diary for many years. I am posting her entries from 1925 - 1927 in this blog. Her family included sons Dale (1916 - 2004), Dick (1918 - 1971), Albert (1920 - 1979), and Ned (1923 - 1976), and later daughters Marjorie (1925 - 2010) and Eleanor (1929 - 2011). Her husband was Gilbert (1889 - 1937) and they lived in Indianapolis. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of what it was like to be a housewife and mother in the 1920's.