Diary Entry for 4/1/1973

Raining hard all day. We went to church, 60° Thunder storm in morning. Called Aunt Maude in PM. lazy day. Wrote Gehm’s at Englewood, Florida.

Diary Entry for 4/2/1973

Vern goes to Atlantic City for 5 days. Dr. Scanlon, 2 PM. Pressure in each eye is 17. We stopped at Fays and Grants, Seaway. David’s 19th birthday. Raining all day. Ed fikes, 64, took his own life Sunday.

Diary Entry for 4/4/1973

Raining hard all day and evening. We went up to Ed Fikes wake in evening, at their home. Marguerite B. went into hospital. She called to ask me to be District Secretary Friday.

Diary Entry for 4/5/1973

Ed Fikes funeral at 11 AM at church. Rainy. We went to Antwerp and Philadelphia. I got lavender double knit for 4 piece outfit. Made most of it in evening. Pants, tunic top, and shirt and vest, cost $18.