[Rather than posting each mundane entry, I've chosen items of interest to me, as I knew my family (or didn't). Also, significant events Mom noted, as seen by me, looking back. Comments at the end.]
Month of November (2nd half) highlights:
Sun. Nov. 17 - Fried 2 chickens and took them to Gertrude’s. Robert, Edna, Lucille’s, Ila Jean, Pauline, & baby Gretchen, Marian, Naomi, Genevieve, Geneva, Wilbur, Ping, Pauline Bower, Duane, Mildred, Lillian’s, Uncle Will, the folks, Leo, Ida, Karen & us. I washed all the dishes. Played the piano, Ila Jean fixed my hair. Home & chores & took Billy to the show, “City of Conquest.” Good show.
Mon. Nov. 18 - Aunt Grace came at 9:00 a.m. … Went to Adult School at night. Had a good time. Sat with Ruth Bolger.
Wed. Nov. 20 - Betty was having Workers Conference so I went up there. Nancy, Kay & Billy had quite a time.
Thurs. Nov. 21 - Went to Edith T. for Sunday School party at night. 20 there.
Wed. Nov. 27 - … Made a choc. cake to take tomorrow. Lil & Del came after it in case I decided not to go.
Thurs. Nov. 28 - Cleaned a chicken then decided to go to Leo’s. Toots & Pete picked corn down here. Snowed most of the way up. Billy & I rode with Lillian. Had best dinner. Turkey and everything else. Folks there too. Came home with them. Kids had quite a time. Billy really tired.
Sat. Nov. 30 - … Ran out of gas up at Charlie & Bertha’s. Charlie had Roy send up gas. Up and saw Timmie’s Baby Thomas Franklin. New baby. … Getting colder. Pete & Toots picking at Scranton.
Big Kinnick gathering for Uncle Will on Sunday. On Monday, Aunt Grace arrived. She would have been 53, also from Buda, Illinois… but apparently not with brother-in-law, Uncle Will. Grace was youngest sister of Lon, so she was a Great-Aunt to Mom. Treated with respect, like family, of course.
Adult School a regular part of their lives.
“Nancy, Kay & Billy” - interesting playmates - eventually married Nancy. Kaye McLaughlin always a good friend. She was in the class ahead of us. I attended here wedding to Nick and took photos.
Thanksgiving at Leo’s became an annual tradition. Have some great photos a year or two later!
Note that Dad and Toot's trying to get the corn all picked before the snow, in spite of cold! ;-)
“Roy send up some gas.” Love the old small town friendliness!!!
Tom Galloway was the baby, of course.
Families are Forever! ;-)