1936 Williamson Family Journal
Wed. Jan. 1: (Georgiana's handwriting) "We didn't get up very early and Johnny said we could go to Lesters so I made a pie and we did up the work and we went up there but they were not expecting us as we were to telephone if we could come and we didn't call so they were getting ready to go to Mrs Clares. They wanted us to stay but we didn't but came back to the Farm and waited to see the new Horse Stable and stayed there a while and came home for dinner and then Johnny went skating and Florence went down back with Helen, Eddie & Ruth and skated. Johnny went away at night. Quite cold but pleasant.
Thurs. Jan. 2: "We got up quite early as school began again today and Johnny went up after the scholars. after he got back he took me over to George McKernans on business. and when we got back I baked some and did some washing. Florence went to school. It was a very nice day. quite a lot warmer."
Fri. Jan. 3: "Johnny went up after the Goose Island scholars and Florence went to school. It rained quite a lot in the night and rained hard all morning. Johnny had trouble getting over Darflers and was late getting to school. Jimmie & Rachel were here awhile in the P.M."
Sat. Jan. 4: "We didnt get up very early and after breakfast work was done we cleaned up the sitting room & Florence swept in Kitchen & Mopped the Linoleum and then we used the Vacuum Cleaner in Mothers room and Johnny helped some and then I baked cake & pies. We had dinner about 1 oclock. Dave Weir came in in the afternoon and told us that Mrs Weir was very low. They did not expect her to last long. Mrs. Bussing came today to care for her. In the evening Florence & I went over to Marions a little while. Johnny went away at night."
Sun. Jan. 5: "We didnt get up very early and Mother, Florence & I had breakfast and did up the housework. Florence, Marion & Johnny walked to church. It is quite Icy and rained & snowed some in the night but there is no more snow then there was before. Johnny went away in P.M. we stayed at home. Jimmie came over from Joes a while in the P.M. to see if George & Hazel was here as he wanted to see George but they didnt come. Florence, Helen & Eddie went to Intermediate C U at night Getting colder at night. Florence fell and cut her knee on the Ice on the way home from C.U."
Mon. Jan. 6: "We got up early and Johnny went up to Goose Island after the scholars and Florence went to school. I washed quite a lot of clothes and did some baking It snowed toward night and snowed nearly all night Mrs Clow called in the PM"
Tues. Jan. 7: "We got up quite early as there is quite a lot of snow and Johnny went up after the scholars and Florence went to school. The snow plow started plowing snow early kept at it all day. It cleared off and clothes got nearly dry so I got them in and so we got the Ironing all done except my dress. It is quite cold. Johnny has a very sore eye He has to keep a dark cloth under his goggles so he cant open his eye. Johnny McKernan drove to school & home for him."
Wed. Jan. 8: "We got up quite early & Johnny went up to Goose Island after the scholars & Florence went to school. I washed quite a lot of clothes, Sheets, & Pillowcases and other things Johnny took me down to see Mrs Weir she is very low Johnny was coming after me but I got tired waiting so walked home. He got his switch for his car but couldn't get it to work right so went down to Hank Moores to get it fixed and went on to Battenville. Florence & Helen & some others rode down hill a while."
Thurs. Jan. 9: "We got up quite early & Johnny went after the scholars and Florence went to school. I baked some in A.M. In P.M. there was a Potato meeting at Grange Hall and Lester & Busy & Baby came down He drove Ed Pollocks New Ford & Ed, John & Rita came here awhile and then went to see Mrs Hamilton after the meeting John McK came here while Lester & Ed went to the store and Dave Weir came and called. It snowed hard nearly all afternoon and quite a good deal in the night. Johnnys eye is better."
Fri. Jan. 10: "We got up early as school calls early today. Johnny went after the scholars & Florence went to school. Jimmies folks have moved things out of the Parlor & are putting the Lineolum up from the sitting room in there so to dance in the sitting tomorrow night and took down the sitting room stove and set up the parlor Stove. Johnny took the scholars home & helped Jimmie some before he came home. It is quite mild."
Sat. Jan. 11: "We didn't get up until late and did up the housework I repaired one of Mothers Sofa chairs with Florences help. Helen was over a while and Florence swept the sitting room and dusted I baked cake for home & to take up to Jimmie to a dance tonight. Busy & Lester came down at night and she stayed with Mother until nearly bedtime as Florence went with Jimmie & Rachels sisters up there & I went to Laurences to stay with the children so they could go. There was a good crowd about sixty there. Laurence brought me home after they got home. Johnny went down after Charlotte in the morning and they went up to Jimmies and they & Florence stayed all night. Ashton Cornell went up and they fixed the porch"
Sun. Jan. 12: "We didnt get up very early and mother & I had breakfast as we were alone. I read a while and then Hazel, George & children came down and were here for dinner and in the P.M. Laurences folks were going for a ride and saw Georges car so they came in and stayed until after they went. Marion & children came over so we had quite a housefull. Just when Hazel & George were going home Johnny, Charlotte & Florence came. They stayed a while and then Johnny took Charlotte home. Florence didn't go to C. U. It was cloudy and quite mild. Ida & Bruce are both growing fine. Mrs Weir died last night."
Mon. Jan. 13: "We got up quite early & Johnny went after the scholars. I washed quite a lot of clothes and they got partly dry and then it began to rain and rained hard all afternoon & evening. Johnny took Florence, Helen, Eddie & Ruth to school after noon as it was raining hard. and Florence rode home with him at night. Johnny took me down to Mrs Weirs in the afternoon. Mrs Bussing is going home tonight."
Tues. Jan. 14: "It cleared off in the night and was clear in morning. Johnny went up after scholars. It was quite Icy and I washed some more clothes and got part of the others down and they all got dry. In afternoon I went down to Mrs Weirs Funeral. Florence ironed the clothes nearly all. Florence studied at night until late. She has to study pretty hard now as next week is Exam. It is very icy. Johnny took Mother & I down to Will Weir's as she didn't want to go to the funeral. I stayed at the house with Elsie Nichols as she had a bad cold and didn't want to ride to Granville where Mrs Weir was buried. I went to the bank in AM"
Wed. Jan. 15: "We got up quite
early & Johnny went up after the scholars
I washed some more and baked some.
about or before noon it began to rain and rained hard and after dinner
Johnny took Florence, Helen, Eddie & Ruth to school and Florence rode home
with his load at night. Johnny went away
at night. It rained hard at night and was very Icy.
Thurs. Jan. 16: "We got up very early as the roads were icy and Johnny started earlier than usual after the scholars but had trouble getting up the hills. He was late getting the scholars to school. I baked and ironed some and mended on the machine & made me an apron and made escalloped potatoes for Florence to take to the A.B.H. Mission Circle at Mrs Kings. There was not many there and she had to study after she got home. Johnny went away at night. It thawed some today. Johnny went out Glens Falls & got safely Glass put in his car as the school buses are required to have it."
Fri. Jan. 17: "I got up early as the roads are icy and school started earlier but Johnny had his car in Jimmy Liddle's building to get his brakes thawed out and couldn't get it out until Jimmy came up. But he got the children to school on time. I washed a few things and baked apple pie & cakes for home & Florence to take to the Senior Dance. Johnny went away at night and Jimmie's folks didnt come to the dance so Florence didnt get any chance to go. We sat up until Eleven oclock as Johnny said he might be back in time to go to the dance awhile but he didnt come until after the dance was over. She was quite disappointed."
Sat. Jan. 18: "We didn't get up very early and Johnny didnt get up until he had just time to go to the bank for me. I baked pies Marion came over a while in the forenoon It was snowing when we got up and snowed nearly all day. Hailed some in afternoon The snow was very light so the hail will help to hold it form blowing & drifting. Johnny went away at night. Florence went down to Marjorys and Helen & Ruth went with her in the afternoon. Florence called Busy in afternoon and Busy wanted her to go to P.O. at night as they expected something in the mail. She, Helen & Ruth went to P. O. but didnt get anything."
Sun. Jan. 19: (Florence's handwriting) "We didn't get up very early. We didn't go to Church. About 11:30 we started for Lester's. They wanted us to come up for dinner. It was pretty cold and after we started it started to snow. It snowed and the wind blew hard all day. We started home about 4:30. We got along all right until we came to Durkee's Flat and had quite a lot of trouble getting through the drifts there. When we got below McGowans we couldn't go any farther. Johnny walked to Argyle and got help to shovel so we could get through. We were about 2½ hours coming home. The roads are drifted all around. Kept snow plows busy getting cars out of the drifts. Snowed & blew nearly all night."
Mon. Jan. 20: "We got up quite early as Johnny wanted to get a job on the Snow Plow. He worked on the Brockway in the A.M. and came home for dinner. He went on the Lynn Tractor in the P.M. He didn't get in until 8:30. Florence went to school all day to try exams. Eng 4 & E. Geog. I did housework. They didn't get any roads plowed out up toward Goose Island. We closed up the Bed Room downstairs so I have to sleep upstairs."
Tues. Jan. 21: "We got up early. I put up Johnny's lunch and got his breakfast early and he went on the Lynn again to plow snow. He didn't get back until 11:30 that night. They had their supper to Frank Barker's. Florence went and tried Phy. Geog. in the P.M. I baked some and did the housework. In the P.M. Jimmy drove King on the cutter down here to get some groceries. He had to take the milk over to Clayton's with the horses."
Wed. Jan. 22: "We got up early. I put up Johnny's lunch and got his breakfast early and he went on the Lynn to plow snow. We did up the housework. Flo hunted up her old Velvet Suit. I ripped up part of it, took the beads off from it. We steamed and pressed part of it. In the P.M. Marjory and children came up. In the A.M. Marion took Johnnys car & She, Helen, Ray, Flo & I went over to Salem. I had to go to the Bank and I had to go to John Chamberlains. After we got back Hugh Weir took Johnnys car and went up to Joe McDougalls after David McKernon to try exams. After school he took David & Marion & something went wrong with the car so Hugh came back with Ralph McGeoch. Johnny brought his car down when the road men came home. John McKernon brought them down. Johnny went back with John & stayed all night."
Thurs. Jan. 23: "About zero. I got up quite early because the oil burner went out in the night. Johnny came down with John McKernon when he came to try exams. Marion came over a while. Flo mopped the kitchen floor. I baked some. Mother was pretty light headed this A.M. but felt better later. Johnny slept a while this A.M. About noon Lester came. He came down with Bertha Clare's & her hired man. We cut out a waist of the suit we've been ripping & cleaning. The wind blew terribly hard part of the day & drifted in the roads again. Johnny didn't work today. Flo went over to Marion's a while this P.M. The wind doesn't blow so hard tonight but it's quite cold."'
Fri. Jan. 24: "We got up early because Johnny thought that he had to go to work. He didn't go to work until about noon. We did the housework. I baked some. In the P.M. I sewed on Flo's Blouse. They were scraping the road up by D Foster's and the snow plow broke. The men came home. Johnny was home shaving getting ready to go away and Ed came and wanted to know if Johnny wanted to drive his car to Albany to meet men with the part for the truck. They got back about 11. PM. and Johnny came and changed his clothes and went down to the town barn to help fix it. He got back from the barn about 4 A.M."
Sat. Jan. 25: "We got up early. I put up Johnny's lunch and he went to shovel snow again. Flo swept & dusted in the sitting room, kitchen and in the bedrooms upstairs. I baked some. I sewed on Flo's blouse. In the P.M. Flo went down to Marjory's and stayed a while there. She and children walked back home with her. They stayed until about 4 P.M. Flo went to the library with Marion & Helen. Johnny stayed out and worked and didn't get home until 2 A.M. I stayed up until 12 then layed on the couch until he got home."
Sun. Jan. 26: "I got up early because Johnny thought that he would go to work. I put up his lunch and Horace told him to wait until afternoon to work. He came back home, got ready and went to Battenville and didn't get home until 4 P.M. They came after him to go to work about 1:30 but he hadn't got home. We didn't go to Church. In the P.M. Flo and Helen went down to Marjory's."
Mon. Jan. 27: "We got up early. Johnny went to work on the road. Flo went to school. Jimmy brought the school children to school in his car. They were late because he couldn't get his car started. Jimmy came after the school kids at night. I sewed on Flo's blouse and did housework. It keeps me most of the time keeping fires. Johnny came home for supper. Mrs. Dennis and Mrs. Knickerbocker called this P.M."
Tues. Jan. 28: "We got up early. I put up Johnny's lunch. He went to work on the road. Flo went to school. Jimmy brought the school kids again. He was late again because the milk truck got stuck and was in their way. I did the housework and baked some. I sewed some on Flo's blouse. After school Flo went to Marion's a while. Mrs. Brayton called this P.M. Johnny came home for supper quite late."
Wed. Jan. 29: (Georgiana's handwriting) "We got up quite early and I put up Johnnys lunch and he worked on the snow plow. Jimmie brought the scholars with his car and In the P.M. he & Rachel went out to town and when they came back he left his car and took Johnnys to carry the children to & from school. They were quite late this morning as Jimmie couldnt get his car started the gas pipe were frozen up. Florence went to school. I baked some and worked on Florences waist some. Johnny took Jimmie's car and went to Battenville at night and the car froze up and he had quite a lot of trouble."
Thurs. Jan. 30: "We got up early and I put up Johnnys lunch and he worked on the snow plow Jimmie brought the scholars Johnnys car and came after them at night. Florence went to school. I washed some and baked too. I finished Florence's waist all but steaming & pressing. Johnny left Jimmies car down in the town barn last night to get it warmed up and Jimmie bought it up here at night when he came after the scholars. It is very cold was way below zero."
Fri. Jan. 31: "We got up early and Johnny went to work on the snow plow but worked part of the day in the barn on some of the machines. He worked sixteen hours today. Jimmie brought the scholars in Johnnys car and at night took his own car home. He and Rachel went to Glens Falls in P.M. Marjory & children came up in afternoon and Florence walked down to the store with them."
Sat. Feb. 1: "Quite cold We got up early and Johnny went to work. he helped some in the town barn and Florence swept and dusted in the sitting room and We did quite a washing The clothes nearly all got dry and Florence Ironed them in the P.M. I baked pie and two cakes one for home and one to take up to the Farm to the dance. Johnny went down after Charlotte to go to the dance in P.M. but she had been sick so they didn't go until night. Jimmy came down after chairs in A.M. & at night went over after Rachels sisters and Florence & I went up with them and came home with Johnny & Charlotte and she stayed all night. There was about 40 there."
Sun. Feb. 2: "We didn't up very early and Mother & I had breakfast and then Charlotte & Florence had theirs just in time to go to church. We walked and Marion went and came home with us. Johnny didn't up until dinner time as he had been on the road so much nights and lost so much sleep. In afternoon Jimmie & Rachel came in a while and Laurence & Lois came up & Lois stayed a while and then rode down with Johnny & Charlotte when he took her home. Florence & Marions children didn't go to church at night as it was so cold."
Mon. Feb. 3: "We got up early and Johnny went up after the scholars Florence went to school. I did housework and baked some and in afternoon I did quite a washing as the pump was frozen in forenoon. some of them got dry and it hailed & sleeted and I brought the rest in and put up a line in woodshed and hung them their. At night Johnny went out to Fort Edward and practiced BasketBall."
Tues. Feb. 4: "We got up early and Johnny went up after the scholars. Florence went to school. I did housework and dried some of the clothes by the stove"
Wed. Feb. 5: "Cold & Windy We got up early and Johnny went after the scholars. I did housework & cooked a kettle of beets to can & for dinner. Florence went to school. I went over to Marions a while before night. The Seniors went on a sleighride ride Nellie Susko came over here & she & Florence from here with Wallace McWhorter to Jean Black's. and they came back there to have Cocoa, Jello & cookies. Teressa Darfler came back here & stayed all night with Florence. Johnny got in the night last night and went to bed as soon as he had breakfast and slept until time to take scholars home. Marjory, John & Lois were here in P.M. Busy, Lester & Ruby were here a while in P.M. Johnny went away at night."
Thurs. Feb. 6: "We didnt get up very early as Johnny didnt have to go to Darflers as Teresa was here. I Canned beets and did other housework. Florence finished the Ironing after school. Johnny has a bad cold & Sore throat. He went to bed again after he got back form getting the scholars & had breakfast. Teressa was here for dinner."
Fri. Feb. 7: "We got up quite early and Johnny went up after the scholars. Jimmie is drawing Ice from Mud Lake."
Sat. Feb. 8: "We got up quite early and I put up Johnnys lunch and he went down to the town barn and a load of men went up on Bolios road and shoveled snow but he didnt take his lunch. They came back for dinner. Florence & I went over Mothers room & the sitting room floors with the Vacuum Cleaner and she did her room. I couldn't seem to get the oven hot but got 2 cakes baked after while. 1 for home & 1 for Florence to take to Jimmies dance. Johnny went after Charlotte & brought her Sister & Brothers. I went down & stayed with Marjory's children for them to go to the dance & Florence went with them. They had a good crowd. Laurence brought us home after they got home."
Sun. Feb. 9: "We didnt get up until late and Johnny didn't come home last night but stayed at Battenville. Soon after we got up it began snowing and snowed hard until about 2 oclock and then the sun came out and they began scraping State road & side walks. We didnt go to church and there wasn't any at night as it was storming hard when at church time. Johnny got home about 11 oclock Laurence's folks all but Earl came up in afternoon. Helen & Ruth & Ray was over a while."
Mon. Feb. 10: "We got up early and Johnny went up after the scholars. Florence went to school. I washed quite a lot of clothes and got some of them dry. In the P.M. Johnny helped on the snowplow and he got Laurence to take the scholars home with Johnny's car and he work until after dark. After he got home and had supper he went out to Fort Edward to practice Basket Ball."
Tues. Feb. 11: "We got up quite early & Johnny went after the scholars. Florence went to school. I took Mothers Pillow Cases, Blanket & sheet over for Polly Yarter to wash as I couldnt wash the Blanket in the pans I wash in. I washed quite a few more clothes today and got Yesterdays washing down. and had the line full again. Johnny took the scholars home and hurried back as Ed had got stuck up by Brennans and he went to help get him out and they worked until about 10 oclock. We did nearly all the Ironing It is milder today."
Wed. Feb. 12: "We didnt get up very early as there was no school. We were getting ready to go to Busy when Laurence came up to see if Johnny could take his folks to Hartford to visit. So he took us up to Busys & then came back & took Mrs & the girls & Marjory & children to Tom Black's and he went to Hazels while they were at Black and then brought them home and came up after us. He got stuck on Foster Hill where Ed had scraped while we were there and the McKernan boys helped him shovel. Mother went with us and we had a good visit I baked cookies for Busy and we were there for supper. Johnny went away after we got home."
Thurs. Feb. 13: "We got up early and Johnny went up after scholars and Florence went to school. I baked some and did other housework Florence has charge of Assembly tomorrow morning and she was busy getting things ready for that and she had quite a lot of errands to do tonight too. Johnny took the scholars home and was going to help Jimmie pack a load of Ice and help get the white cow up as she has been down for 2 or 3 days but Laurence went up and butchered her as she couldnt stand up and he took the hide & some the meat out to Fort Edward & Johnny stayed all night up there. It snowed all evening. Eddie came over and spent the evening as the Girls had a Valentine Party."
Fri. Feb. 14: "We got up quite early and Florence did her work and got ready to go to school a little early as she had things to give around for Assembly but Johnny didnt come until late with his load as he got stuck over on Darflers road and was late. Afternoon Hugh Weir helped him saw some big sticks of wood in the barn so to saw them soon with the Machine. When he took the scholars home he sorted & brought down 4 bushel potatoes for Miss Murray and took them out when he went to play Basket Ball."
Sat. Feb. 15: "We didnt get up very early and Johnny didnt get up until nearly eleven. Florence swept and dusted in front room and I baked some and She mopped & swept in Kitchen."
Sun. Feb. 16: Mother's Birthday We didnt get up very early. It is Mothers Birthday. She is 81 yrs today. I had hoped Jennie would come up for a day or two. But Mother got a letter saying she could not come but sent a package that had a chicken & fresh Pork. So we had chicken pot pie. Florence & Johnny went to church. Lester & Busy & baby came down and were here for dinner and brought a freezer of Ice Cream Laurences folks came up later a while. Johnny went away in afternoon. Florence, Helen & Eddie went to Meeting at night."
Mon. Feb. 17: "We got up quite early and Johnny went after the scholars & Florence went to school. I did housework & baked some. Johnny took the Brockway and took Fuel oil to the new snow plow and then took the scholars home and them I put up a lunch & he worked all night on the new snow plow."
Tues. Feb. 18: "We got up quite early & Johnny went up after the scholars & Florence went to school. It was a stormy day & the wind blew and was very cold. The snow drifted quite bad, I had quite a cold so didnt wash yet this week. after school Johnny went up with the scholars and had hard work getting through until he got to Mrs Clares or nearly there & got stuck in a drift and had to get their team to draw him out the McKernan boys walked from there & Marion & Teressa came back with him thinking they couldn't get down in the morning. They got stuck & run out of gas near Rouse & Lawrence R brought them down & Laurence McW went with him and got his car."
Wed. Feb. 19: "We got up quite early. It was drifted so Johnny couldnt get through after the scholars. Florence went to school & I washed Johnny's heavy unionsuit & quite a lot of others had a line full but they did not all get dry. The scholars didnt get to school only Marion & Teressa as they stayed at Marjorys all night last night and David & Kenneth came with a horse & cutter in the afternoon. Teressa stayed here all night tonight. Johnny was on the snow plow until 10 oclock & I stayed up and got him something to eat when he got home & then I slept down in the bedroom as I had had oilstove in there 2 hours and got it warmed up."
Thurs. Feb. 20: "We got up early and Johnny went after the scholars I did the house work and baked cake to have at home and one to take to Lesters Birthday party tonight. Johnny got back from working on the snow plow just in time to go after the scholars. He took the scholars and went from there down after Charlotte and got back here about 7 oclock Mother, Florence & I went up to Lesters with them. We met Jimmie & Rachel and got stuck but got up there as soon as Lufkins folks & Mrs Clare did we got home about one oclock."
Fri. Feb. 21: "We got up quite early. Johnny went up after the scholars. Florence went to school. Charlotte stayed a night after we got home from Lesters Johnny stayed around the house all forenoon. Charlotte went to school with Florence and went with Johnny to take scholars home. After he got back he went to take Charlotte home."
Sat. Feb. 22: "We didn't get up very early. We did up the housework and Florence swept & dusted in sitting room & bedrooms. In afternoon Florence went down to Marjorys. In the evening Jimmie came and Florence went up home to the dance and later Marjory drove up and I went down and stayed with the children & they went to the dance and Florence came home with them. Laurence brought us up after they got home."
Sun. Feb. 23: "We didnt get up very early. Florence & I walked to church. It was communion and they have services in back room. after dinner Florence walked down to Marjorys & they all went for a ride around by the lake & up by the Farm but found no one at home. Marjory & children stopped a while when they got back. Busy, Lester, Ruby & Sammie were here when they got back but went home right away. Florence didnt go to C U. Johnny is staying at Jimmies."
Mon. Feb. 24: "We got up quite early & Florence went to school. I did housework & got some wood that was all Ice out to thaw off & put in the oven to dry out. I have quite a cold so did not wash. The cistern pump was frozen so I could not get soft water anyway."
Tues. Feb. 25: "We got up quite early. Florence went to school & to the Library after school. It thawed quite a lot today so that the snow slide off of the back part of the house at night. after school I got Eddie to go up on the roof and clean off the snow & Ice along the edge of the house as it thawed and came down in the kitchen around the back window & in the cupboards so I had to take out dishes & put a dripping pan to catch the water. My cold is some better."
Wed. Feb. 26: "We got up real early as the snow & Ice had slid off the roof & the path had to be shoveled out & the woodshed door was wedged so that I could get it open just enough to get in. The cistern pump was thawed out so I did quite a washing had more than a line full. Johnny & some fellows brought the saw and sawed up the wood in the barn. Florence went to school. Marjory & children came up late in afternoon & Earl came form school. Helen came in a while. I got nearly all the clothes in before bedtime. It rained some at evening."
Thurs. Feb. 27: "I got up real early and had quite a lot of tings to do as Laurence was coming up to take me up to the Farm to cut up Beef & can some. We got it cut up & got 23 pints on and they were cooking when we left and I got the Roaster full cooking & left in the oven. It had thawed quite a lot and the roads are quite slushy. While we were there Laurence tried to move his car & he broke the gears some way so Jimmie had to get the team to move it. Jimmie brought us home& Laurence brought a quarter of the Beef. At night Florence & Helen went to Coila to a C.U. rally with Mr & Mrs King, Helen Durkee, Ella Shannon & Howard Stevenson"
Fri. Feb. 28: "We got up early & Florence & I were going up to the Farm to finish up the Beef Jimmie was coming after us but Johnny stopped & said Rachel had toothache all night so they were going to the Dentists so Florence hurried & got ready & went to school I brought home the bones we cleaned the meat off & some small pieces & got Marions roaster & cooked it full & the Aluminum dish full. Florence went to Mission Circle at Mrs Kings at night I made scalloped corn & she took Sandwiches Laurence got Garrys car and went up to the farm and got his car last night."
Sat. Feb . 29: "We didnt get up very early & after breakfast I went at sorting over the meat & picking it off the bones and got it in cans Had 6 pints meat & 3 pts + 2½ pts of broth Florence swept & dusted & I baked cake In afternoon Busy & Lester came down The baby has had trouble with her bowels & the Dr was coming to Argyle so she went to Marions & she gave the baby and Enmima. Jimmie has another dance tonight. Jimmie came down and brought milk and was going to take some boys back with him. Florence didnt go. Helen was sick Friday & today."
Sun. Mar. 1: "We didnt get up very early and I took a bath before I got dressed. We didn't go to church. Helen & Ray came over when Eddie went to Sunday school. Helen is feeling pretty good today. Laurences folks went to Lesters for dinner. Marjory stopped on the way home a minute. I got a letter from Hazel asking us to come up for dinner today but we didnt have any way to go and anyway Mother has quite a cold."
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Fri. Mar. 13: "We got up quite early. School called at quarter of nine. Florence went to school. I did housework & baked some. Johnny was here for dinner and after noon Johnny took me to the Bank & I went to Marions a while & then he took me to Marjorys John is not feeling very good has quite a cold are afraid of Measles. Earl is in bed his rash is leaving a little today he seemed to feel pretty good but weak. Laurence brought me home. Snow going and water raising."
Sat. Mar. 14: "I got up before 7 oclock because Johnny stayed all night and had to get up early to take Mr & Mrs Dennis to Chester Vt as her mother was very bad. They started about 7 oclock a m & got back about 5 PM. Johnny went away as soon as he had something to eat. I didnt do much as my leg is pretty lame & sore. I baked some & Florence swept & Dusted & Mopped. Marjory came up & brought some books for Florence to take to the Library & went to Marions to call the Dr as John has the Measles. Florence went to Library & then to Marjorys In P.M."
Sun. Mar. 15: "We didnt get up until late Florence & Helen went to church Jimmie & Rachel came down before she got home from church and didnt stay for dinner. They came back later and stayed a while. Florence, Marion, Helen & Ruth went for a walk in the afternoon stopped at Marjorys awhile at night Florence Helen, Ruth & Eddie went to Intermediate C.U."
Mon. Mar. 16: "We got up quite early and It is very dark & cloudy. I baked some and Florence went to school. Johnny was here for dinner. In the afternoon Earl & Laurence came up. Earl was going to the Barbershop to get a haircut and when he came back he went to Marions & stayed until Laurence came after him. Snow has melted very fast making lots of water everywhere."
Tues. Mar. 17: "We got up quite early. Florence went to school & I did quite a washing & then made a pudding for dinner. Johnny was here for dinner. Marion & Ray came over about 3-45 & stayed a while after Florence got home she Ironed what had to be Ironed & then went down to Marjorys. The children are getting over the Measles John is feeling pretty good again & Bruce hasnt taken them yet. It rained quite a lot this afternoon but I got my clothes off the line before they got wet. The wind blew very hard and It rained hard at night. Lot of water in the cellar."
Wed. Mar. 18: "We got up quite early & Florence went to school. I did housework after school Florence got sugar and I made 2 kinds of fudge she helped make it. The 'Seniors' were going to sell candy at the Basketball games tonight. Florence went to the hall and the Seniors Mothers were coming here to make plans for the Annual Card Party & Dance. Mr & Mrs Nichols, Mrs Huggins, & Mrs Story came and we planned for the refreshments Ice Cream & Cake are to be served. It has been a very rainy day and the roads are very bad they say. Mrs Anna B. Hall's funeral was at 2 oclock this PM. & Ray stayed with me while Ed & Marion went to the funeral."
Thurs. Mar. 19: "We got up quite early & It looked quite like clearing off the sun came out a few minutes and then clouded up again. Florence went to school. I baked cake & cupcakes. Marion & Ray came over a while but Ray didnt feel well so they didnt stay long. In the afternoon Mother & I went over to Eds as Floss McE was down there. Florence went to a Mission Circle meeting at Mrs. M. B. Kilmers. a South American Meeting & supper. It rained hard about 5 - 5-30 oclock and some all evening. High water & Floods all over the Country doing lots of damage & a great many lives lost."
Fri. Mar. 20: "We got up quite early and Florence went to school & I went over to Polly Yarters to see if she would wash mothers Blanket & a single one of mine. She could so I took them over and went over to see how Ray was feeling, he was in bed, quite feverish & sick & Vomited in night. Marjory & Lois came up in P.M. There was a social of some sort at the church & a dance at Town Hall but Florence didnt go but she & Helen & Ruth went up to Garrys but found no one there. Johnny went to the dance & came back to stay the rest of the night."
Sat. Mar. 21: "We didnt get up very early and after breakfast work was done Florence swept in sitting room and dusted & I baked a pie & crust & then Ruth came over & she helped Florence some going over Mothers room carpet with the Vacuum Cleaner & I helped with it some and then Nettie S. & Harold came over to get Harolds money from the Trust fund in the bank. So I went up to the bank with them and they brought me back. Jimmie took 5 bu Potatoes to Miss M. Johnny stayed for dinner and then went to Jimmies. I went over to Marions in late P.M. & at night Marjory came up & I went down & stayed with the children & Florence went with them to Jimmies to a Dance."
Sun. Mar 22: "We didnt get up very early & Florence & Marion went to church. Ruth & Ray came over here and stayed when Eddie & Helen went to Sabbath School. Before time for Florence & Marion to come home Hazel, Minnie & Ida came down. George had gone to see Mary Rice and they came down here. They stayed until about 4 oclock. Laurence, Marjory, John & Lois came up while Hazel was here and Marion & children were over. Hazel went over to Marions and called Busy & talked to her. Florence, Helen, Ruth & Eddie went to C.U. It was quite windy & cool."
Mon. Mar. 23: "We got up quite early I got quite a washing picked up & got it done before 10 oclock. Had the line full & some on the porch. Marion came over and stayed a while She sent her washing The clothes all got dry & Florence Ironed most of them except her waist , my 2 dresses & the tablecloth. After I got the after dinner work done I walked up to the bank & got Harolds money deposited so he or Nettie could get it and then I went to Marions a while."
Tues. Mar. 24: "We got up quite early & I cleaned the big agate Kettle & was ready to Iron when Mrs Ellis came in and stayed until nearly noon. In the afternoon Busy & the baby & Rita McKernan came and Rita stayed a while & then went to do errands I kept Ruby for Busy to go to the bank & to Marions a few minutes. Sammy brought Busy, Ed Pollock & McKernans down on business. Florence has quite a cold. Cough a lot."
Wed. Mar. 25: "We got up good season & I did some baking. Florence has a bad cold or grip I guess didnt go to school. In the afternoon nearly night Jimmie & Rachel came here they had been to Johnsonville to see Cliff LeBarron & Mrs Starr about working the Farms They are coming up tomorrow to talk matters over. I am to go up."
Thurs. Mar. 26: "We got up quite early and Florence doesnt feel very good has grip I guess and didnt feel like going to school so she & I went up with Johnny when he came down with the scholars. He & Jimmie got the sap pan set & started to boil sap about 11 oclock Cliff LeBarron & Mrs Starr came a fellow from down there brought them in a car. We made a trade and they are to begin moving Monday. We talked things over some and they have 8 cows & 5 young cattle & furnish the horses and work on halves. We came down with Johnny when he came after the scholars."
Fri. Mar. 27: "I got up quite early. Florence feels some better, head does not ache so much and is going to school today as it will be out early not a very long day. I baked so we could go to Jimmies tomorrow."
Sat. Mar. 28: "We got up real early & got things ready to leave for Mothers dinner & Jimmie came down after Florence & I to go up to do a big washing. We did have a big one & the wind blew so hard it was a job to keep them on the lien but every thing got dry and Johnny boiled sap nearly all day and I strained & cleansed all of the syrup that was made so far. 12½ qts I think not much of a Sap year. We stayed until after supper & came down with Johnny. Florence helped with the washing and to hand up cloths but sat & lay around all afternoon was not so good at night."
Sun. Mar. 29: "We didnt get up very early and We didnt go to church as Florence don't seem to get over her cold. She went down to Marjorys a while in afternoon."
Mon. Mar. 30: "We got up quite early and I did some baking and other housework & Laurence & Marjory came up and took me up to the farm we were going to clean the pantry & pack dishes but the folks were going to bring a load of moving today so we got some of the rooms cleaned out so they took quite a lot of their things up in Busy's room & the sitting room & Bob & Francis Starr stayed all night to help take care of the cattle & horses as they brought part of their stock too. We didnt come home until nearly dark Florence came up with Johnny with the scholars. We came home with Laurences folks."
Tues. Mar. 31: "We got up quite early and went up to the farm with Johnny to get more of our things out of their way. after we had been there a while Marjory Laurence & Lois came up and we worked all day, got dinner for Mrs Starr & Raymond & the man that brought the truck load of Furniture. Florence & I came home with Laurences folks about 4 oclock and Rachel came down with Johnny after he took the scholars home. Jimmie had filled his Truck & Car with boxes and other things after he helped do chores he came down with truck. He & Rachel were going to stay here until they get a place to rent."
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Fri. Apr. 3: "We got quite early & Johnny went up after the scholars. Florence went to school and I strained & cleaned part of the syrup and baked pie & a Sponge cake & Black Chocolate Cake for the Senior card party & Dance & In Afternoon I made the Custard for Ice Cream for tonight & a 2 qt Freezer for supper. Wallace McWhorter brought over milk & sugar for the Ice Cream and Jimmie went over there after the Ice & Salt I made pineapple. Florence & I went with Jimmie & Rachel to the Dance. They had a High priced Orchestra but didn't have a very large crowd so didnt make very much money. Johnny didn't go to the dance went a basket Ball Tournament. The mothers & Fathers did the work mostly."
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Sun. Apr. 12: Easter Sunday "We got up early as we were going to the Sunrise Service at the church. Jimmie & Rachel Florence & I went. It was at 7-30. There was quite a lot there We had breakfast after we got back & about 11 oclock Johnny took Mother, Florence & I up to Lesters we had dinner & Lester wasnt feeling very good and was afraid of appendicitis so they went out to the Drs He said to be careful as it was an attack and might not bother again. We came home and at night Florence & Helen & Eddie went to C. U. "
Mon. Apr. 13: "We got up quite early and it was rainy so we didnt go much washing Florence washed out a few things after it began to clear off. She & Rachel walked down to Marjorys in afternoon Jimmie went down after them. Florence Ironed some after they came home."
Tues. Apr. 14: "We got up quite early. Jimmie went up and worked did some things at the farm and worked some for McKernans. Florence went to Busys."
Wed. Apr. 15: "We got up quite early as Johnny goes to work today to drive Mrs Yarters truck on the county road & Jimmie was to help Fred Wandell finish the chimney he worked at Yesterday but he didnt come in the morning and it rained hard later on. We had dinner early and went up to the farm and got the canned stuff from down cellar and some other things had the car full Busy & Baby & Florence came down a while. we stopped at McAuley place and Jimmie took care of the horses on the way home. Johnnys arm is not so good tonight so he & Jimmie when to the Dr's tonight. He said it was caused by a strain and not to use it much and gave him some thing to rub on it."
Thurs. Apr. 16: "I got up quite early as Johnny had to go to work on the road and had to go early to get some work done on the truck before time to go on the road. I put up his lunch. We had quite a hard thunder shower about 5 oclock and the wind blew very hard and it hailed & rained but stopped before work time. Jimmie went up and took King & Bessie & plowed some at McKernans. Was gone all day. Marjorys folks went up to Lesters today. Florence is still up there It seems lonesome without her. Johnny had to work or stay at the garage and see what was done on Yarters truck Rachel does not feel very good and they have gone to the Dr's tonight. We had one of Rachel's Roosters for Supper tonight."
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Wed. Apr. 22: "We got up early and Johnny went to drive truck on the road & Jimmie went to take the scholars & then went up to McKernans to work Florence went to school & in P.M. Marion & I went to a W C T U Convention in the U P church. Laurence came up & we rode down to church & Rachel went down to get Bruce as she was going to keep him up here. Marjory & the rest of the children went to church & were in a Recruiting service at the close of the afternoon session. Johnny went up street in evening but came home early Jimmie & Rachel went away but were home early. It still does not warm up much Snow Flakes today."
Thurs. Apr. 23: "Cool, about Freezing We got up quite early & I put up Johnnys lunch. Jimmie took Johnny down to Yarters to drive Mrs Y's truck on the road and then went up after the scholars & tend the horses. He didnt work today. He & Rachel went to Glens Falls in P.M. and took the scholars home after school. Tom Brennan came at night and Jimmie went up to look at a cow but he didnt sell her. Mrs Bell was here to call this P.M. At night Florence & Rachel went for a walk. We washed some & I baked pies in A.M. Jimmie went up & took Albert Miller up to look at his horses but didnt sell any."
Fri. Apr. 24: Quite cold about 34º above zero We got up quite early and I put up Johnnys lunch and after breakfast Johnny got a ride down to Yarters to take the truck and Jimmie went up to Goose Island after the scholars & to take care of the horses & get milk. Florence went to school early as it began at 8-45. Jimmie was at home today. School was out at 2-30 and Jimmie & Rachel, Florence & Teressa Darfler & Kenneth Liddle went to Granville as the boys from High School were going to play Granville H S in a practice Game. The G. M. A. C. men were here to see about Johnnys car & The Berkshire Men were here to see Jimmie about his Life Ins."
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Fri. May 1: "84º above zero"
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Sun. May 3: "We didnt get up very early & there wasnt any church Service Jimmie folks went away & In the afternoon Jimmie & Rachel came back & Stella came with them & Rachel was going to go to Lake George to work a week or two. Marjory & children came up a while about 1 oclock Johnny, Mother, Florence & I went up to Lesters new place they were going up to work or plan so we went up there. We stopped at the lower place & looked at the horses & got dinner after we got home & had it about 4.30 Johnny went away It rained & Florence didnt go to C U at night."
Mon. May 4: "We got up quite early Johnny went to work on the road driving Yarters truck Jimmie went up after the Goose Island scholars & tend the horses. He went back to John Liddles to work. I did quite a lot of washing & baked pies. Florence went to school & after school she took down most of the clothes & Ironed all of them but the shirts. I Ironed them after supper Johnny went to Glens Falls to see about his car. Florence & I went over to Marions a while."
Tues. May 5: "I got up quite early and put up Johnnys lunch & got breakfast ready. Johnny went to work on the road & Jimmie went up after the scholars & to tend the horses & get the milk. Jimmie went up to John Liddles to plow with the tractor. Florence went to school. The Argyle H S boys and Salem H.S. were to play ball after school but it rained so it was was too wet to play. Johnny came home early to Umpire the game so he took the scholars home and was going to School Meeting at Goose Island. Marions new Electric Stove came tonight but they are not hooked up to the Power Wire yet."
Wed. May 6: "I got quite early and baked some and put up Johnnys lunch and got ready to go up to Lesters to help Busy as they are going to move today up on the Charles McNeil place. Jimmie took me up to their house & I helped get things ready. And we had dinner at the old place and the Men took two loads in Ralphs truck and Busy & Ruby & I went up in the car. The men had a fire in the Dining Room Stove & was setting up the Kitchen Stove when we got here we go the beds set up & things so they could get along. The Argyle H.S. & Salem H. S. played ball here and Argyle won. 16-4. Jimmie & Florence came up on the hill after me when he brought the scholars home."
Thurs. May 7: "We got up early and I put up Johnnys lunch & he worked on the road & Jimmie went after the scholars and then went back up to Liddles to work. Florence went to school but came home with the tooth ache in the forenoon and again a while before noon she put asperin in her tooth and took some and that helped it. Busy & Lester came down to get things for the cistern pump & some other business and went home before noon. At night Florence & Helen went down to Marjory and stayed a while."
Fri. May 8: "We got up early & Johnny went to work on the road and Jimmie went after the scholars & went back up to John Liddles to work. I sewed some and baked some. The Argyle H. S. went to Cambridge to play Cambridge H. S. & won 8-0. Florence went There was a quite a lot of Argyle folks there. Teressa came back & stopped here & waited until nearly dark Charley Harke came after her."
Sat. May 9: "We got up quite early & Johnny went to work on the road & Jimmie went up to Liddles to work. We did up the housework & Florence swept & dusted & Mopped in the Kitchen and in afternoon Busy came down and Mother, Florence & I went up to the town Hall to a Community Auction we stayed a while & then came down after Marion but a man was there fixing their telephone so we went down to see when Mrs Gallup could cut Busy's hair she could do it then so I kept Ruby while she had it cut. Then we went back & took Marion & Ray up to the Sale. Marjory & children were there. Johnny went away at night & Jimmie went after Rachel."
Sun. May 10: "We didnt get up until late & Johnny, Florence & I went to church. Jimmie & Rachel went over to her home & came back a while in afternoon and Stella was with them. Johnny went away right after dinner & took Laurences folks with him and went to Saratoga they went & got Charlotte and she came back & they had supper at Laurences. Johnny took Florence & I to Mothers Day service at church & Marjory brought us home. Johnny didnt get home until late. Jimmie folks came about 10.30. Rachel came back from Lake George last night, where she worked for a week."
Mon. May 11: "Hot nearly 90º above in the shade We got up quite early & Johnny went to drive the truck on the road & Jimmie went up after the scholars. I did a big washing & Rachel washed quite a lot. We put up the old line from the barn to the woodshed & got the all dry. Rachel made a big birthday cake for Helen her sister & they went over there for supper. After supper Johnny, Florence & I went up to the place and it rained We stopped at McAuley place to see the horses. We looked over oats for seed & took up the share of the milk check. They or myself weren't satisfied with the amount or test either. Cliff went to Buskirk to see about it."
Tues. May 12: "We got up early and I put up Johnnys lunch. He went to work on the road & Jimmie went up after the scholars. I ironed & baked some. I went over to Marions & ordered Grass Seed from Copelands Store & Called Horace Story about the fence at the McAuley place. Jimmie worked at John Liddles. Johnny was to come from work early to Umpire a B.B. Game between Greenwich H.S. & Argyle H.S, but they got started to play and a thunder shower came up so they could not play. Jimmie & Rachel went away. Johnny went up to Copelands after the Grass Seed. and then went away again."
Wed. May 13: "We got up early. We had a very hard Thunder Shower about 4 oclock and it rained very hard and looked very showery in the morning. Johnny went to drive truck on the road and Jimmie went after the scholars and after he got back he took me up to the bank. Florence went to school & Rachel went down to Mrs Kilmers and swept & cleaned some. I baked pies & cake & in afternoon Marjory & children all but Bruce came up Earl went to Barber Shop and got his hair cut. It rained very hard we had a hard Thunder Shower and they had to wait until it was over Laurence took them home in the car The Greenwich H.S. came to play ball again today but couldn't on account of the shower Jimmie mixed Grass Seed and took some up to the Farm."
Thurs. May 14: "We got up quite early & I put up Johnnys lunch & he worked on the road & Jimmie went up after the scholars and came back and then they went out to town. They went down to Mrs Kilmers & painted some on the woodwork after supper Jimmie expected Joe Brown to go up after moving but he didnt come so Johnny, Florence & I went up and mowed the lot in the cemetery. We had Eds Lawn Mower. Jimmie & Rachel went down to the house to look things over & Florence went afterward & Mother & I went to Mrs Kilmers to call & I went to Jimmies. Johnny came home early."
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Sun. May 17: "We didnt get up until late & Jimmie took Florence & I to church & came after us & after dinner they went away I was communion"
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Fri. May 22: "We got up quite early & I put up Johnnys lunch & he went to work on the road & Jimmie went up after the scholars & then went back to Liddles to work. I covered the cushions for Jimmies rocking chair. & Florence & I went down awhile. Jimmie had to come after the scholars early so the took quite a lot of their things over so they could stay there. The Argyle H.S. went to Schuylerville to play the H.S. There & Schuylerville won 6-5. Florence went with Jim Shannons to see them play. Johnny went after he got through work."
Sat. May 23: "We got up quite early and Johnny went to work on the road & Florence & I did up the work. I baked some & she swept & Mopped and about 10 oclock Busy came down & she had to go to the Bank & do some errands so we kept the baby and then Mother, Florence & I went home with her. Raymond went too. We helped get dinner & after dinner I baked Ginger Snaps & Busy made pumpkin Pies we stayed until after supper & chores & Lester, Busy & Ruby brought us home. Jimmie & Rachel stayed in their new home for the first last night Johnny went away at night."
Sun. May 24: "We didnt get up very early and didnt go to church. I helped Florence with some of her school work & after dinner Johnny, Mother, Florence & I went up to Hartford to Willard McKernans & then to Hazels and stayed there awhile and came back home by North Argyle. We went up by the McAuley place and stopped to see the horses & then went by D. A. Fosters & Belcher. The road was good from Belcher. After we got home Florence & I worked with the Typewriter. she brought it over from Eds in the forenoon. and got it so she could Type her Commencement Essay and she finished it. Florence didnt go to C U."
Mon. May 25: "Pleasant & Quite warm We got up early & I put up Johnnys lunch & he worked on the road & Jimmie carried the scholars. Florence went to school. I did quite a washing by hand she helped some before she went. The clothes all got dry & Florence Ironed some at night & we fixed the plant boxes & Florence mowed the lawn. The boys were going to saw the wood but couldnt get help so didnt saw. M Barsaleaus the Old Age Pension man taking School Bus Census was here in afternoon. The T.B. testers were at the Farm and tested the Cows."
Tues. May 26: "Pleasant & Hot We got up early & Johnny went to drive truck on the road. Florence took down the lace curtains in Mothers room & I washed them. Florence helped get out the stretchers and get them on chairs so I could put them on to dry I put on three & Mrs Starr came with the milk check & I took it up to the Bank and got it cashed and divided it up. It was nearly noon so I had to hurry to get dinner. I put the other curtains on to dry later. Florence finished the Ironing in the morning. Johnny went out to have his pictures taken for Chaffeurs license. The H S team went to Fort Edward to play the H S team there & Fort Edward won. Florence & 2 other girls went with Miss Roberts & Miss Mahaffy."
Wed. May 27: "Cool nearly frost Rainy in Morning I didnt get up very early as it was raining & dark but It stopped raining so I put up Johnnys lunch & he went to work on the road. Jimmie carried the Goose Island scholars. I expected Mildred H. to help me clean Mothers room today but wanted a pleasant day so I baked cake & did a number of odd jobs & at night Johnny, Florence, Marion & I went up to the Cemetery. after we got back Marion came in and stayed and visited with Mother a while Johnny went away after we came back."
Thurs. May 28: "We got up quite early & It was raining but nearly stopped so Johnny went to work & It is damp & cool & rainy most of the forenoon so we didnt clean mothers room but I put up the curtains as it looked so bare. I went over to Marions in forenoon. Jimmie & Rachel went out to Hudson Falls & he got Johnnys license & a roll of barbed wire for the farm, and Marjory, Lois, & John were up and Earl came after school. At night Jimmie & Rachel took Florence & Helen out to the Strand to an ameteur concert & show"
Fri. May 29: "We got up early & I put up Johnnys lunch & he worked on the road. Jimmie went after the scholars. Florence helped take the feather bed & some of the things out of Mothers room and I swept & cleaned it all but the windows. Florence washed them inside after school but it was too cold to do the outside. Mother went over to Marions in forenoon a while. after supper Florence & I went down to Jimmies a while & Rachel came back with us and we went over to Marions. The children went and got a lot of flowers for us for Decoration Day."
Sat. May 30: "Rainy We didnt get up very early and I baked pies before breakfast & baked cake afterward. Florence mopped in Kitchen & swept some. Busy came down & Johnny took us up to the cemetery with some flowers. After we had dinner Busy took Mother, Florence & I over to Salem Cemetery & We came back by West Hebron & went up to Lesters & stayed for supper & came down with them at night. Johnny sprained his wrist last night high jumping and cant use it at all. It was raining when I got up & rained quite a little in forenoon but cleared off cooler at night."
Sun. May 31: "Marions Baby born at 2-30. Betty Georgia is its name We didnt get up until late Johnny went away yesterday & didnt come home last night. Raymond came over & told us that they had a little baby girt over there. It was born about 2-30 oclock last night. Mrs Bussing is there. Hazel & George & children came down. I invited them as it was Minnies 8th Birthday. They were here here for dinner & after dinner Laurences folks came up a while & Leona & Emma Barkley & Mary & the three children came & stopped a few Minutes They all went away before 4 oclock. Jimmies & Rachel came about 9 oclock. They had been away all night were just getting home. Marion is getting along good."
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Wed. June 10: "I got up early & put up lunch for Johnny. Florence went to school I did quite a washing did it in the Kitchen as it was so hot on the back porch. It was a good drying day before I got through hanging them up Cliff came with the milk check. Rachel came over & she took it up & got it cashed. He went up to C. Ketchems to see if he had a bull to sell or rent but he didnt."
Thurs. June 11: "We got up early & I put up Johnnys lunch & he went to drive truck on the road. Florence went to school. I baked & Ironed some and then Laurence & Cliff LeBarron came & He came to see about doing the things the milk Inspector ordered. I had to stop Ironing & finished in afternoon. at night Jimmie took his truck & Eddie went with him & Florence, Rachel & I went with Johnny up to the farm to take some potatoes to Fosters to grade. Laurence came & brought Ed Heath to see about trading a cow for his bull. We didnt make any trade. We went to Fosters & then on the way home I stopped to see Clifford McKernan. He is very sick. We had a hard thunder Shower."
Fri. June 12: "We got up early & Johnny went to work on the road Jimmie Went up after the scholars & brought the milk Florence went to school until about 2 oclock as this was the last day of school they were going to Lauderdale for a picnic. Jimmie & Rachel took Florence, Helen McGeoch & Valorie Clow. They got home about 6 oclock. Busy came down in afternoon & I went with her to Marjorys to do some mending on the sewing machine. We had the garden plowed today. I went up to Ed Heath and decided not to trade the cow for the Bull. Eddie split some wood. Ms Bussing went home from Marions she will be alone."
Sat. June 13: "Had garden dragged & put in some seeds We got up quite early & I put up Johnny's lunch & he went to work on the road. Florence & I did some cleaning out in the woodshed so Eddie could put some wood in when he got it split. & she did some washing her underthings & Hose, Her white hat & White silk Dress & the bottom flounce to her yellow Organdie Dress. In the afternoon she took them over to Marions & Ironed them with the Electric Iron & pressed. Helen & Ruths Organdie White Dresses. At night Johnny & Charlotte were here a while & afterward we went down & stayed with Marjorys children for them to go away to celebrate their Anniversary Eddie split & put in some wood. I walked to Bank in A M"
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Sun. June 21: (Florence's handwriting) We didn't get up very early. We didn't go to Church. Johnny didn't come home last night. In the P.M. Johnny came up with Charlotte. They, Jimmy & Rae, & Flo went up home and Johnny fixed the engine, then went on over to see Ed McClellan. While they were gone Jennie came up with the nurse's folks on their way to Cossayuna. She stayed for a couple of hours. At night we went to the Baccalaureate Services at the Church. Mother & Jen went over to Marions. When we came back from Church Jen was gone. We all went to Marions for a while then came home."
Mon. June 22: "We got up early. I put up Johnnys dinner. Florence went down with him and brought back the car. After we got the housework done, Marjory & children took us out to Hudson Falls to see about Florence's new wrist-watch. It gained a lot. She got it fixed. We went to some stores and got back about noon. We had dinner and in the P.M Florence went to the church to practice for the Commencement Exercises. I did some sewing. At night Busy & Lester came down & left Ruby with Marion and they, Marjory, Johnny, Florence, & I went out to the Commencement Exercises at Hudson Falls. Harold Smith graduated. There was a large class of 76. We saw all of Harry's folks afterwards and got home about eleven."
Tues. June 23: "We got up early and I put up Johnny's lunch. I baked some Florence went to the Church to practice for the Commencement Exercises. After she got home, she swept the sitting room and fixed a table to put her presents on. In the P. M. I shortened Florence's Graduation Dress and she pressed it. Flo went down to Marjory's. A Little later Marjory & children came up. At night Johnny went down after Charlotte and we all went to Church to the Commencement Exercises. Mother went too. The Class all looked very nice and did fine. Helen, Eddy ,Ruth & Earl got prizes. After the exercises Harry's folks, George's & Lester's folks, & part of Ed's folks were here."
Wed. June 24: (Georgiana's handwriting) "We didnt get up very early as Johnny wasn't here to take his lunch. When He took Charlotte home he stayed down all night & was going to Troy today to get Charlotte's wedding clothes. Ralph Yarter drove the truck in his place today. We didn't do so very much housework. I went over to Marions and did some telephoning & I called Mrs Stout and ordered Strawberries. Rachel came up in afternoon & at night Jimmie, Rachel & Florence went up after them & got some for themselves. They went down to Marjorys & Florence went to a ballgame but there were no other girls but her & Helen & Ruth so came back."
Thurs. June 25: "We got up early & I put up Johnnys lunch & I picked over Strawberries and after breakfast Mother helped pick over some & I canned 9 pint cans & made 12 glasses of Strawberry & Pineapple Jam. I telephoned to Hazel to bring the baby & I would keep her tonight. We washed quite a few thing Florence washed in the morning & I did in afternoon & I baked some. At night Johnny took Florence to the Alumni Banquet. He went as her guest. Florence was nearly sick this forenoon. I gave up that Hazel & George were coming but they had a flat tire so were late getting here & Hazel put the baby to bed and got her to sleep before they went but she woke up & didnt any one but Minnie to take her but she soon went to sleep and was alright. Jimmie & Rachel & Helen were here."
Fri. June 26: "We got up early & I put up Johnnys lunch & he went to work on the road. It looked rainy but didnt rain any to amount to anything So about noon Marion took Garrys car & took Florence down to Yarters to get Johnnys Car & after dinner Florence, Mother, Marion, Edward, Ray, Betty & I went up to Busy and stayed about 3 hrs after we got home Florence & I went down to Yarters after Johnny after supper Johnny went down after Charlotte & they & Jimmie & Rachel went to Hudson Falls & came back & stopped to Marions & Jimmies."
Sat. June 27: "Johnny & Charlotte married today. It was raining in the morning & I didnt get up until 7-30 oclock & the rest didnt get up until later so we all had breakfast together. Johnny took his car up to the Garage & washed it & he went to the Town Barns & Station & spent the most of the forenoon. Florence & I cleaned his room & the window in hers room. after dinner Johnny got ready & went down after Charlotte & her sister & Then He & Charlotte went to Mr Kings & were married. Jimmie & Alta Randall went with them & were the witnesses. They came back here and we had Ice Cream & cake and then Jimmie & Rachel went to Greenwich with them and they had their pictures taken. They came back & stopped and got some things then went for a short trip. Marion & children & Marjory & children were here when they came from the Ministers. They all looked very nice. We all wish them much happiness & good luck."
Sun. June 28: "We didnt get up until late and we went to church. Jimmie & Rachel went & we went with them. They stayed for dinner Johnny & Charlotte came back some time in the night are staying at Jimmie until they get things ready to keep house. Florence, Helen, Eddie went to C.U."
Mon. June 29 thru Fri. July 3: blank
Sat. July 4: "I got quite early and after breakfast Laurence stopped & said John was very sick. Had convulsions in the night. They called Mrs MacWhorter & girls & the Doctor & then got Mrs Betts to come. He was some better in the morning and she went home I went down & stayed all day Did quite a washing and Florence hung them up. I came home at night. Florence & Helen came down a while in P.M. When Busy & Lester came back from Greenwich Florence & Earl went home with them for they had to come down at night Mrs McW was going to stay at night. His temperature was down some toward night."
Sun. July 5: "We didnt get up very early & We got ready for church & Johnny came up to see if we were going. He & Charlotte, Florence, Helen & I went to church before the minister began to preach Charlotte got faint &Johnny & Florence helped her out & took her for a ride so that she got partly over it. In a little while Helen & I came out and came up and went to Jimmies. She was better but not very good. Later they came over here for dinner & Then went to her mothers"
Mon. July 6: "We got up early washed some"
Tues. July 7: "We didnt get up very early & in the forenoon Florence & I unpacked quite a few of the good dishes and put them in basket to take up to Busys to use for the shower after dinner Busy & Ruby came down & Mother, Florence & I went out to Glens Falls with her go get Shower favors & other things we got presents for her. We were late getting home & Florence had to hurry to get ready to go to the Presbyterial C U Picnic at Lauderdale. Florence, Helen & Edward & Jimmie & Rachel went with Johnny & Charlotte."
Wed. July 8: "I got up early but Mother & Florence was sleeping so I did some sewing before I got breakfast and then Ruth came over and said Lester was on his way down after us as he had to get some things for the Sprayer and we were going up to help Busy get ready for Charlottes Shower as Marjory couldn't take John and help any. We helped her all day & they didnt bring us home until after dark. Mother stayed here and went over to Marions for supper & stayed until about dark. Helen came over & helped her get her dinner. Quite hot but a nice breeze. Johnny finished driving Yarters truck on the County Road"
Thurs. July 9: "We didnt get up very early and I baked some made a sponge cake for the Shower for Charlotte and Florence went up to Busy with Marjory, Laurence & children all except Bruce. I kept him in the forenoon and took him with me in the afternoon. Mother & I went with Johnny & Charlotte. Marion & children went with Roland McD car. Hazel & children were there. The tables were set for 22 & there were about 10 invited that were not there. Altogether about 32 were there. Howard Gillis was there putting in a light plant and there was Thunder Shower and the lights came on first when it got darkest. Charlotte got a lot of nice presents Mother came home with Marion & we didnt come home until nearly dark & Marjory & children came home with us."
Fri. July 10 thru Thurs. July 16: blank
Fri. July 17: "In the morning I went down to see if Jimmie was going to be working as I had to go to Salem to the bank I saw Laurence & he didn't know whether he could take me or not but Jimmie came up & said he could go in the morning so he & Rachel took Mother, Florence & I over to Salem & to John Chamberlains & after we got home He & Rachel stayed for dinner. We got Watermelon at Salem."
Sat. July 18: "We got up pretty good season and before breakfast I began cleaning out the woodshed and after breakfast Florence & I worked there until nearly but we got it cleaned up pretty good. then Florence swept some in front rooms bedroom & Kitchen & I baked cake & cup cakes. Charlotte was up today was here a while & at night Florence went out to Glens Falls with her & Johnny & Jimmy & Rachel went too. they got home about Eleven oclock, Lester's folks were here a while at night."
Sun. July 19: "We didnt get up very early & Florence & I walked to church. I was pretty tired when I got home. Florence stayed for Sunday school. I stayed home in P. M. and Florence went out to see Shirley Temple at the 'Paramount'. She didnt go to C.U. as she didnt want to go alone. Jack & Eva came along and left a pkg for Charlotte & she went over to Eds awhile so Helen & Eddie didnt go either."
Mon. July 20: "Florences Birthday We didn't get up very early. we didnt wash as it was Florence's Birthday I made Custard pie & a birthday cake. Johnny & Charlotte went down to her home last night and she stayed to do their washing. He was here for dinner & supper & Florence asked Helen over for supper after supper they went down to the school grounds to a baseball game. 4H - a picked up team. 4H team won 4-2. Florence & I went down to Marjorys in the afternoon. Busy & Lester & Ruby were down at night and Busy brought her 2 boxes of Candy for her Birthday."
Tues. July 21: "We got quite early and after breakfast we got water hot & did quite a big washing. Washed the curtains in the sitting room and Florence washed the windows on the outside and the blinds with the hose and on the inside with the Chamois and the woodwork around the window after dinner Florence & I ironed the curtains & she put them up and then we did the rest of Ironing. Florence had a hard toothache after we went to bed a while. Busy & Helen came down to bring the milk check & were to late for to get in the bank. Helen went up with them last night. Marjory & children were up in P.M."
Wed. July 22 thru Wed. Aug. 12: blank
Thurs. Aug. 13: "We got up quite early and about 9 oclock Florence, Helen, Eddie, Mother & I went up to Busys I stopped at the bank. Florence, Helen & Eddie were going to pick potatoes as Lester expected a new digger but nelson didnt come with it until afternoon and they didnt get ready to dig until about 4 oclock so they each picked about 8 bu. Busy went to the field and I stayed at the house & kept Ruby. They came home from the field expecting to make Ice Cream and staying for supper but Johnny had to have the car so we had to come home as soon as they came from the field."
Fri. Aug. 14: "We got up quite early & I did some baking. the Masonic & Eastern Star picnic was held at Lake St. Catherine and Marion & Ed, Johnny & Charlotte went in Garry's Car. We got a card from Jennie Durkee that she thought she would be at Ft Edward Station about 2-30 PM so we were going to go out after her and found a flat tire on Johnnys car so had to wait to have Garry & Eddie fix it. She was there when we got out there and then Florence went to Peg Crawfords & got her hair cut and we did some shopping. At night Florence & I took Mrs Bussing home & the children all went except Eddie. She had been at Marions and Floss stayed at night. Jennie is some better has been at Willards 2 Weeks."
Sun. Aug. 16: "We didnt get up until late and Jennie stayed with Mother & Florence & I went to church with Johnny & Charlotte & Marion Charlotte had to come out as it was so hot after dinner Jimmie & Rachel came up & Mother, Jennie, Helen, Florence & I went up to Jacks Place for the afternoon."
Mon. Aug. 17: blank
Tues. Aug. 18: blank
Wed. Aug. 19: "We got up quite early & I made a big cake and a small one and we got ready to go to Busys. She came down after but had a lot of errands to do so we didnt go up until nearly 11 oclock. We got Dinner & made Ice Cream and after noon Busy took the car and we all Mother, Jennie, Florence, Ruby, Busy & I went over through the fields so we could see where they were digging potatoes & went on over to Fosters Road and went to Hazels but didnt find any one so we went on to Hartford Cemetery and stopped a few places at Hartford and came on to S Hartford and Will said Hazel had been gone home so we went back there and stayed an hour or so and came back by Belcher. at night Johnny & Charlotte came up and he helped Grade potatoes and we came home with them & It was 12-30 when we got home."
Thurs. Aug. 20: "We didnt get up very early and Jennie was getting things ready to go to Lake George in the afternoon. Laurence said he would take her to H.F. but Busy called Florence to see if she would go out to Ft Edward in the A.M. so Jennie went with them and they went to Hudson Falls & Busy got some things but couldn't stop when she got back as she had to get dinner when she got home. Jennie was going to visit at H F until Merritt came after Friday or Sat. He came Friday P.M. she wrote and she is going to stay with them a week or two."
Fri. Aug. 21: "We didnt get up very early and Florence & I put the cucum in cans for pickles. Hazel gave me enough for 5 pt cans & I had 1 pt of our own. In the afternoon I made some pillow ticks for sofa pillows & filled them. I made 3 and gave Charlotte 2 & kept 1 myself. We had a nice rain in the night and in afternoon too. It is very dry. The cows do not get what water they need on the Farm."
Sat. Aug. 22: "We got up early and Florence, Helen, Eddie & Ruth went up Fosters to pick potatoes all but Helen she took care of Ruby so Busy could pick potatoes. They went with Johnny as he is helping Edward F. to dig ditches for water pipes & acess pool. they are putting in a bathroom an electric pump to pump water from the well to the House. I made cake in the morning for Florence to take & The children took something to eat & Busy brought their dinner & they came home with Johnny. Busy & Florence picked 80 bu & Florence picked 5 bu alone. Ruth & Eddie picked 22 bu each. They brought milk & Ice when they came home. I didnt do much as I didnt feel very good."
Sun. Aug. 23: (Florence's handwriting) "We didn't get up very early. There is no Church as quite a lot have gone to the Convention at Northfield, Mass. It rained in the morning. We were going with Busy & Lester and take our lunch but Lester's car broke and he had to get it fixed and it was rainy so we ate lunch here before we went. We went down to Piederson's Turkey Farm. They have an awful lot of turkeys. We rode around some and came back home with them to do chores then they came down here for supper. Lester's car broke again on the way down & he had to fix it before they went home."
Mon. Aug. 24: "We got up early. Flo and Ruth went up to Fosters with Jimmy. I did up the housework. I washed quite a bit today. In the P.M. I kept Bruce for Marjory to go to Glens Falls. I mended some. Flo & Ruth came home with Johnny when he went after the milk and ice. Busy & Flo picked 104 bu. of potatoes & Ruth tended to Ruby."
Tues. Aug. 25: "We got up quite early. We did up the housework. I ironed the clothes I washed yesterday and Florence washed some of her clothes. In the afternoon I kept Betty and Florence went to the Falls with Marion and kids. In the A.M. I telephoned and made an appointment for Florence to get some teeth pulled. I mended some in the P.M. They got back from the Falls about supper time."
Wed. Aug. 26: "We got up quite early. Did up the housework. Marion took Florence & I out to the Dentist's. Mother, Ray & Betty went too. We went on to Glens Falls first. Marion had to get some stuff for Ed. We came back to Dr. Perkin's and he pulled six of Florence's teeth. After we got out of there we got a roll of barb wire and came home. He had a hard time pulling them. There was a lot of roots that had to be dug out. Marjory brought Bruce up for us to keep while they went to the Williamson picnic. She came up last nite and I told her I'd keep him. Florence was spitttin' around all day and night also. At nite she went over to Marions and ironed."
Thurs. Aug. 27: "I got up quite early. We did up the housework. We didn't sleep very good the night before because Florence's mouth bothered her a lot. Cliff came down in the Morning with the milk check. Marjory came to see if we would keep John & Bruce for them to go to the Cambridge Fair. We did. Lois stayed at Marions. Earl went with them. They came back about 5:30 and got the kids. At night Florence went to the Fair with Jimmy & Rachel & Johnny & Charlotte. Some folks from Salem came along & stopped. The Kelley's & Mrs Beattie."
Fri. Aug. 28: "We didn't get up very early. We just did the ordinary housework. I made pudding for dinner. After dinner Mother, Ruth, Flo & I went up to Gilchrists. I had some business to attend to. We saw Alma. Mrs. Gilchrist is still in the hospital. On our way back we stopped up Home and got some cans and also got some Elderberries down below Kinneys & down by Bains. When we got back Mother & I went over to Mrs. Dennis' to see Mr Dennis. He was out on the porch. He isn't very good. In the P.M Nettie came over. She got her hair fixed. She said they got telegrams from Earl & he wanted more money and his suitcase back because he was going to attend an airplane school in Lincoln, Nebraska."
Sat. Aug. 29: "We didn't get up very early. It rained most of the A. M. In the A. M. I baked some. I went over to Marion's to get some of the kids to go to the Bank for me. Flo swept the kitchen & sitting room. In the P.M. Johnny & Charlotte went to a Wedding at Bains. Her brother and Erma Bain were married. After dinner I finished picking over the elderberries and pickled them and put them in cans. It is very damp and rainy."
Sun. Aug. 30: "We didn't get up very early. We didn't any of us go to Church. Mr. Scott from Newark, N.J. was going to preach but I didn't feel like walking so we stayed home. In the P.M. Helen & Flo walked down to Marjorys a while. Kenneth & Lydia called on us the P.M. After supper Mrs. Brayton came in a while & Marjory & kids also came for a while."
Mon. Aug. 31: "We got up quite early. We did up the housework. It was rather cloudy and dark but we washed just the same. We did a big washing. Flo mopped the kitchen floor and we fixed a clothes rack up stairs. About noon it started raining but we had most of the clothes down. After dinner Flo did the ironing and I mended. In the P.M. Busy & Ruby came down. At night Florence & I went down to a PCU Convention at the Church. There was a large crowd."
Tues. Sept. 1: "We got up quite early. We did up the housework and I made some pies. Florence picked a basin full of cucumbers and we pulled up the radishes and some weeds in the garden. After dinner we went down to Marjory's and they came up with us. School started today but Florence didn't go. At night Mrs Belle call on us."
Wed. Sept. 2: "We got up quite early. We did up the housework. Florence went to school this morning. In the A.M. I went out with Marjory & Laurence with Marjory to get 6 teeth pulled. She came back here and stayed until after dinner then Johnny & Charlotte took Marjory down and Charlotte stayed with Marjory to help her. Florence didn't intend to go only a half day to school but she had to go all day today. In the P.M. Busy came down & She & I went to Marjory's a while. Mrs. Brayton called on us a while. After supper I went over to Marion's a while. I made some sliced cucumber pickles & onions today. I rained all P.M."
Thurs. Sept 3 thru Thurs. Dec. 31: blank
Memoranda page in back of diary: (Georgiana's handwriting)
"Seed sown to Seed Oat Ground to Clover. Per Acre
5# Medium Clover
1 Pk or little less Timothy
2½ bu oats.
May 25-28 Cows on Farm were T.B. tested & passed a clean test.
July 23. got 25 Gal Kerosene $2.06
July 24. Hired Guernsey Bull From Hartwell & took him to farm to pay $5 until time to keep them in.
July 27. Florence had 3 Teeth pulled by Dr. Perkins at Fort Edward.
Aug 27 Got 30 Gal Kerosene $2.48
Aug 26 Florence had 6 more teeth pulled at Ft Edward by Dr. Perkins."
(Written by Diane Mercure)
This is the end of the diaries that were found. It has been a much bigger job than I ever imagined! Now that they are done, it is a great relief. I hope these diaries have opened a window to show the way things were back then. Some of the handwriting was very difficult to read & I'm sure there are a few missed words, but things are written as accurately as possible. I'm glad to have been a part of this. I thank Carolyn Agenjo for making it possible for so many of us to have the opportunity to view these on the web site that she has prepared and provided for us. Thank you so much Carolyn !!!!!!