Diary Entry for 9/1/1971

Beautiful day. Merrill started combining oats. 23 bags out in PM. I mowed all three lawns. Got dark before finished one by barn. Washed Merrill’s work clothes. Sent Jim birthday card, $10, and letter. Guy here on cycle from Conservation Department.

Diary Entry for 9/2/1971

Jim’s 28th birthday. Nice day. I finished mowing lawn by barn. Merrill combined 19 bags of oats in PM. 5 acres yet to do. Mr. Clyde Clark called from Pro and Credit. Made donuts.

Diary Entry for 9/3/1971

Merrill combined oats, 21. I made donuts. Jim and Pat and Jolie here for supper. We played cards until 1:45 AM. Jim out of work with his back. Al Jennings and wife visited Jim’s. I went to Philadelphia for groceries. Elaine in hospital.

Diary Entry for 9/4/1971

Jolie 8 weeks today. Merrill worked at Aunt Maude’s steps in PM. Cloudy day all day. I went to Dorothy Alton’s, 73, wake with Rebekah’s. Mildred Boldish, Rebekah, is dead.

Diary Entry for 9/5/1971

Church at 9:30. We went. Vicki Tousley 16 years, died this morning at 9 AM of a brain hemorrhage. Streakers at party last night. We went up to Aunt Maude’s in PM. Merrill finished putting iron rail on her steps. Hot today.