Diary Entry for 2/1/1970

We went out to Mom’s for dinner. Ken’s there also. Warm and thawing. Don asked about buying farm and getting Mom’s affairs settled. Not much luck talking to her. We were late getting home. Didn’t go to church.

Diary Entry for 2/2/1970

Rainy Day. Snow melting. Worked on black dress. Hem yet to do. Cows are better today. Sharon and Debby here in evening making out 4-H Simplified Reports. Mary here also. Ground hog didn’t see shadow.

Diary Entry for 2/3/1970

No school at Theresa due to low water pressure. Sent Sharon’s, Debby and Mary’s Simplified Reports to 4-H. Wrote Don’s. Rev. H called. Patty called. They are coming out but weather and roads too bad. Marguerite and Vi called.

Diary Entry for 2/4/1970

Was 24° below zero this morning at 7:15. Cold all day. Wrote Vern’s. Fourth day without water at Theresa. Broken pipe somewhere. Same problem at Lacona and Sandy Creek. Sears didn’t bring my stove. Train wreck near Antwerp. 25 cars off tracks.

Diary Entry for 2/5/1970

Telephone company fixed phone. Hall’s out too. I called Sears. Stove didn’t come in. I made 2 kinds of cookies. Merrill got hair cut. Trains moving again after wreck near Antwerp. Vern and June called in evening. Vern is still having ear and throat trouble.