Diary Entry for 8/1/1982

Rev. Catherine Salisbury’s first Sunday as pastor, 57 there. A just great service. Tracy sang. Matteson’s gave us glads from church. Boots is quite sick with his heart. Wrote Vern’s. Merrill mowed lawns.

Diary Entry for 8/2/1982

Merrill and Bill worked at parsonage. We took Boots to Dr. Gillette. Said it was his heart. Gave him shot and medicine. Cost $12. Rained in PM. Sent letter to Vern’s.

Diary Entry for 8/3/1982

Boots, age 10 died at about 5 AM under our bed. He has been a great little dog. Merrill buried him back of garage. Washed clothes. We went to city for stuff at Whites. Had tailpipe put on car, $41.78. Merrill and Bill worked some at parsonage.

Diary Entry for 8/4/1982

Someone set fire to curtains at Gary Ashley’s during the night. Not much damage. It is so empty around the house without Boots. I made tops for girls to match their skirts. Merrill and Bill worked at parsonage. Got letter from Vern’s. Hot and muggy. Showers in...

Diary Entry for 8/5/1982

Renewed Town and Country, $3.00. Cloudy. We went for groceries at noon. Merrill worked all day at parsonage. Bill helped in PM. We went to dentist in AM. I picked pan of cukes.