Diary Entry for 7/1/1968

Civil Service wage increase starts today. Thunder storm during night. Windy and very hot all day. Merrill went to city for parts for milking machine pump but could not get them. Got pine tar for cows food. Made myself blue shorts in evening.

Diary Entry for 7/3/1968

Nice day. Merrill washed car. Surge men didn’t bring milking machine pump today. I baked pies. Jim here for supper. He is working days this month. Wednesday’s and Thursday’s off.

Diary Entry for 7/4/1968

Bang! Bang! Cloudy in morning but sun out later on. Got milking machine pump from Howard. Merrill and Howard installed it. Toby here awhile. Gave him $10 wedding president. Vern, June, and Steve called in evening. they are coming Saturday. We went for ride in evening....

Diary Entry for 7/5/1968

I went to city for groceries. Merrill finished cultivating corn. We mowed all the lawns. Washed. Got letter from Uncle Berl. Lettie not too good.