Diary Entry for 9/1/1978

Got Farm Tax notice, $512.42, up $21.84. Risdale’s pay them this year. A beautiful day. Got acquainted with Linda Belile for first. I baked cookies and birthday cake for Jim. Merrill jacked up side porch. Took pictures of house. Mr. Cameron called.

Diary Entry for 9/2/1978

Jim’s 35th birthday. They came for PM and supper. We gave Jim kerosine lamp. Jim took home cement mixer and mower Merrill fixed for him. Had the van. We got first $225 check from Risdale’s. Merrill stopped at farm. Took them tax notice.

Diary Entry for 9/3/1978

We went to church. Back on 11:15 time. Went to city. Saw Toby M and Jay in Nicholas. Got white purse at Sears. Drove to Clayton but Bill and Vi were away. Power off in evening, 3 1/2 hours. Saw Legion fire works in evening out our window.

Diary Entry for 9/4/1978

Labor Day. No special celebrations. I’ve felt horrid all day. Nothing done. Merrill painted new porch door. Vi and Mrs. Cameron called in evening. Nice day but a cold wind.

Diary Entry for 9/5/1978

A beautiful day. Merrill painted door, window casing, and steps on house white. He measured porch at Kelsey Bridge. Washed. Jim’s came in evening. Brought cake for dessert. I am so very sore and lame.