Diary Entry for 10/1/1968

Merrill started plowing. Did Jim’s washing. Howard chopped standing hay for bedding. Jim here in evening for clothes. Saw old 1940 movie of Loraine’s WSCS Reorganization Meeting. We signed new charter. New year begins in January now. Beautiful day.

Diary Entry for 10/2/1968

Wrote Brenda. Warm 83°. Thunder storm in evening. World Series started. Cardinals 3 Tigers 0. Baked pumpkin bread, donuts, cupcakes, and apple-jack. Sent cow to sale. Howard’s birthday.

Diary Entry for 10/3/1968

Brenda’s 16th birthday. Rainy. We went to city for groceries. Merrill went to Tolcott Falls for plow points and to get milk machine heads cleaned. Fried donuts and made a pumpkin pie. I saw Dorothy Hogaboom at P & C

Diary Entry for 10/4/1968

4-H achievement night at General Brown. Sent birthday cards to Bea G and Mary. Cold and cloudy. Donna and I took kids to 4-H night. Cathy, Jeff and Kevin didn’t go. 2 Gleason kids went. Aunt Maude called to say Lila went back to hospital. pleurisy.

Diary Entry for 10/5/1968

Bea Gehm’s birthday. Also Marg’s. 4-H US and Canada 30th anniversary dedications at Bridge. Sharon, Debby, Vernie Gleason and I put up 4-H window display at Pearls. Jim and Patty here awhile. Real hard white frost last night. Wrote Dot.