Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Ironed. The grass looked about dead on the bank so was sprinkling that when Anna and Ray drove up to tell me Anna wouldn’t come to spend the day with me this summer as she had promised. Feels too bad. Rained at bedtime.
(Aunt Marjorie noted that Anna Mock died of a heart attack about 10 years later...)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I’ve taken a bad cold like Dick’s. Ned, too. Don’t feel a bit good, so hoarse at times I can scarcely talk. Gilbert took Dale and Dick to see Robin Hood at the Colonial.
(Aunt Marjories noted that the Colonial was probably a movie theater.)
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Marjorie is tired of visiting and is awfully cross. Gilbert and I went to Sunday school and took the boys. They don’t know how to make a stranger feel at home in that church. Nell’s in for dinner then came home and was glad to get here. Better trip than expected though.
(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "They probably went to a church in Crawfordsville and left me with Grandpa and Aunt Bess, then went back to Indianapolis by evening.)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Came to town last night. Spent the AM in the bathroom. We were all so dusty and sweaty! The water felt so good on my chiggers! This PM went to park with Paul and Nina who took our suppers.
(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "They probably hadn't had a real bath all week. Those days people living in the country lived in houses with six rooms and a path. I remember taking a bath in a laundry tub in the kitchen and helping pour the bath water in the yard.)
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Another good rain last night but clear today. I washed some and hung Nell’s things out to dry. The folks area all crazy about Marjorie – think she is about 3 years old in development. Boys and Bob played all day.
(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "I probably developed more quickly because of the competition with older siblings. Bob was Bob Wray, Uncle Mike's stepson from a previous marriage (his first wife died). Bob was a little older than Dale. Mike and Nell raised him. The twins were extremely shy, more so even than I was.")
Monday, July 14, 2008
Nell tried to wash but it showered enough that didn’t get things dry. The twins are picking up now. The first of the week they were not feeling well and were too quiet, but now laugh and play – seem like year olds instead of 18 months.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Hot – rain
Went berrying again in the morning and found bushes about to dry up. After dinner a hard rain came up and drowned three little pigs for Mike. The sow had laid in the dry creek bed to have them and then it rained!
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Good breeze here. The air is so much better hear than in the city! Wish I lived in the country! Nell has things about as unhandy as possible but for my part, I help but do not tire like at home.
(Sounds like Grandma is enjoying her trip to Crawfordsville and the country. Aunt Marjorie wrote, "Apparently Uncle Mike and Aunt Nell had a farm near Crawfordsville. They always rented farm property, never owned, and moved from time to time.)
Friday, July 11, 2008
Came home with Nell’s last night. Had such a sick headache and didn’t know how the morning would find me. Went to the woods, then on the hunt for raspberries but found few. Some one else go them yesterday.
(Grandma is in Crawfordsville, Nell is her sister-in-law)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Dale took Albert and Ned to Sunday school. Cleaned up house and left for C’ville on 11 car. Dick stayed to carry packages, says he feels better than he did. Says he had a headache Friday when Papa examined him but didn’t say anything then about it.
(C'ville is Crawfordsville, where Gilbert was from.)
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Took Ned to town to get a few things needed to go on. Finished up the hood, bathed, all packed suitcase, etc. All ready to go by 12 midnight. Bradbury called and presented bill of $30 altogether!!! for fence and clothes line.
(Apparently $30 was much more than Grandma expected to pay for the fence and clothes line repairs.)
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Dick and Dale entertained at the Colonial – the World War all Newsboys. Then they went to Papa’s office where Dick was examined – has been having a cough for some time. Papa found he ran temperature of 100. Doesn’t complain any – sign of TB. It must not be!
Monday, July 07, 2008
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Warmer and fair
I washed while the boys cleaned up the mess in the front yard. They did a good job, but too much fussing about it. Each was afraid he was doing more than his share of the work. Pretty cross bunch and Dick coughs all the time.
(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "The day after the big day was not nearly as much fun to pick up the litter from the fireworks, which could be dangerous if a lawn mower flipped a sparkler, for instance, into somebody. (Besides the unsightly look of a mowed lawn with tiny chopped pieces of red and white pieces of fireworks.) I was 13, just before I started high school (1938) when Indiana outlawed fireworks for public use."
Today, it seems once again, anything goes when it comes to fireworks!)
Friday, July 04, 2008
The boys’ big day, however they had to put on sweaters till the sun got warm and this evening, too. Papa and Mama came out to supper and we had to wrap up to watch the fireworks. Had to plenty to last from 5:45 AM to 9:30 PM.
(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "The boys had a lot of fireworks, as men at the Citizen Gas Co., including Daddy combined their purchases of fireworks and bought them at wholesale prices. The boys saved their news route earnings for several weeks.)
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Sunday, July 3, 1927
Went to Sunday school. However, Dick had the earache and a bad cold and Gilbert stayed home with Marjorie. I stayed to church, came home, got dinner, put the 2 little ones to bed and went to see Mama who came back from the funeral instead of staying a while as expected.
(The funeral was for Mama's brother, Jim.
Aunt Marjorie wrote, "When I was young, Mother would start the meat and leave it cooking slowly and peel the potatoes (always potatoes) and have vegetables (green beans or peas or carrots cooked with meat) and when she got home from church, dinner was almost ready - especially if one of us came home right after Sunday school and started the potatoes cooking.)
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
That ice cream seems to fix Marjorie, but she still looks awfully bad. I got everything done, two cakes baked and went down town to get things needed if we should get to go on our vacation to C’ville the 10th.
(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "When I was young, ice cream was much better than now-a-days 'commericial' ice cream." I bet it was, made with cream and real eggs!)
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Papa said to take Marjorie’s band off and dress her as cool as possible so I cut out and made two sleeveless voile dresses, turned her out bare footed and she did seem better. Cried in the PM a lot and Papa got her some ice cream. She ate a lot of that.
(I wonder what the band is that Granda mentioned?)