Monthly Archives: September 1973

Diary Entry for 9/2/1973

Very hot. Jim’s 30th birthday. Merrill went to church but I was coughing too much to go. 2 men from Gideons spoke. Rev. B. is in Chicago. Andy came home this morning. He’s been gone since July 22, 6 weeks. We went over to Brenda and Bills in evening. They moved in Wednesday August 29th.

Diary Entry for 9/4/1973

Very hot, 94°. Merrill mowed lawn back of house. I slept some lst night for first time in a week. Still coughing. Marguerite Beach called to say Les Hall, 78, died this morning of a heart attack. They were getting ready to take Nettie Smith out to eat.

Diary Entry for 9/6/1973

Les Hall, 78, Funeral. Buried at Antwerp. We went to Clara Wallace afterwards. She looks good. Sent $3 to church memorial fund for Les. Wrote Mom. Sent Beulah sympathy card. Carl H. came for chopper wagon. Went to Philadelphia for groceries in morning.

Diary Entry for 9/7/1973

Called A & G Heating again. Arthur Parker, Theresa, came in PM and got furnace going. We have to have a new control for it, $36. We moved out bedroom furniture and put down carpet. Looks great. Got letter from Uncle Berl. He has glaucoma.

Diary Entry for 9/9/1973

Installation for new UMW officers at church. All present. Rev B had service today. We went down to Howard and Evelyn’s camp for dinner. First time at their camp. It is so nice. Just like a beautiful home. Cold all day. Called Mom in the morning.

Diary Entry for 9/11/1973

Beulah Hall is in hospital. New UMW Celebration supper. 38 to supper, 25 to meeting. A nice supper and meeting. My first meeting as President. Esther and I set tables in PM. Used 4 new tables. Wrote Vern’s. Merrill and Boots went to Theresa for bolts.

Diary Entry for 9/23/1973

UMW Celebration at Asbury but I didn’t go. Merrill went to church alone. We went out to Mom’s in PM. First we have been out since Donna’s funeral. Eleanor and Elaine here in evening on way home from Canada. Eleanor said Roberta is married. Tired tonight.

Diary Entry for 9/26/1973

Charles Carroll, 28, killed near Griffins in evening. Leah’s 37th anniversary. Rebekah’s election. Betty Rudes NG, Leah Simonds VG, Diane Sec, Marguerite Finan. Sec, Esther Treas. Washed clothes. Merrill and Boots went to Philadelphia and Mills. Paid school taxes, $328.58, up $41.18 from last year.

Diary Entry for 9/27/1973

Leah’s birthday. I got teflon cookie sheet at Vera’s for her, $2.59. Left it on her porch. Boots and I went to Philadelphia for groceries and to bank with Lodge money. We started painting garage trim. Looks nice. Rained in evening. I figured Lodge books in evening. Everything balanced.

Diary Entry for 9/29/1973

A nice day. Merrill and Boots went to Weston’s and Sackets to get ladders from Jim. Got Aunt Maude’s brackets. I painted on garage and barn. Merrill painted on garage in PM. I cleaned stove in evening. Also washed some windows.