Diary Entry for 1/1/1974

Got home from Simonds at 2 AM. Charlotte and Ivan Hale Jr. have first baby boy born in 1974, named Chad Douglas. Lazy day. Slept in PM. Mom called in evening. Aunt Esther is still in hospital. Aunt Maude called.

Diary Entry for 1/2/1974

Cold. Below zero in morning. Had Doc. Gillette, $15, for cow. She had dead calf. Took down tree and decorations. Got tax notice, $308.40, up $33. Washed tree skirt. Snowing in evening.

Diary Entry for 1/3/1974

Merrill plowed out driveways. Snowed about 3 inches last night. Sent cards and letters to Ken and Aunt Esther. We went to Philadelphia for groceries in PM.

Diary Entry for 1/5/1974

Merrill took Pat B to city for water pump for Pat’s car in AM. Cleaned floors. Vern’s got here about 2 PM. They brought bucket of chicken for supper. Spent a pleasant evening together.