Friday, January 21, 2011

Grandma's Diary, Part 2

(You can read entries from the first 14 days of my grandmother's 1933 diary here.)

Key:   The writer is Ethel Ranney Tapley.
          Alice is her sister.
          H = her boyfriend, Hazel Avery Plumlee
          Otho is Otho Hesser, her father's cousin.
          Viella is Otho's wife.
          Uncle Jont is Jonathan Hesser, Otho's father and her father's uncle.

Sunday, January 15:  "Alice & I went to Sunday School.  Bernice's, Otho's & Uncle Jont's were here to dinner.  It looks a lot like rain.  H. came down from the mountains."

Monday, January 16:  "It is cloudy and rainy.  H. came over about 10 am. & we went to Trowbridges.  We ate dinner at Plumlees.  Laura & Ester came up."

Tuesday, January 17:  "The ground is covered with snow.  H & I went over to H. Wallons & H. ground the valves in his Ford.  On our way home we stopped at Trowbridges."

Wed., January 18:  "It is clear but awful cold.  Hazel moved to the lower place this afternoon.  We went to Hessers for a min.  Mrs. Ball came over in the evening."

Thurs., January 19:  "It is raining again as usual.  Mama went to church to an all day meeting with Viella.  I embroidered all day."

Fri., January 20:  "Everything is white.  There is about 8 in. of snow.  Alice couldn't go to school as car stuck in snow.  H. & Ben came over & we went to Anjel's {???} & played bridge."

Sat., January 21:  "We got our first egg from our chickens.  There is still quite a bit of snow.  H., Ben & Herman left for Barton Flats.  I finished my state quilt.  Mrs. Holt brot Laura up to stay over weekend."

More next week.... :)

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