April 24, 1934

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1934 April 24th Tuesday

Bright, nice day, and just enough breeze to dry the clothes nicely for Sophie washed them to-day also got meals and mopped kitchen. I cut or rather finished cutting Sophie’s every-day dress and sewed on it a little and put her hair up on curlers in eve and slept in p.m. but had a hard time to get to sleep for Paul Meyers was putting the floors on porch at our south door, he nailed until he used all the nails, then he quit and shaved and read magazines in eve. Elmer gave the stock hay and his car on the bum so Will rode with him to Ben Fitch’s and Elmer helped move the granary that Ed got from Will and Will got from Harvey H. Hawkins and Hawkins from Fitch, and Elmer, Loren Walton, Ed and Lemoyne Whiting moved the granary to Ed’s and Will came back in Ed’s car and went to Winner and on to see G.W. Cahill 8 miles east of Winner about pasturing cattle and brought hardware and cement for paid Meyers to work with. Paul worked at fixing over the back porch. Lemoyne came in eve with Elmer and staid all night.

April 23, 1934

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1934 April 23rd Monday

A strong N.W. wind and real dusty in a.m. and p.m. was not quite so dusty and wind went down late p.m. Elmer and will went to Snyder Pasture and fixed fence and had dinner at Harry and Louise’s and Dorthy Mae is on the gain from her burns, and they came back late eve, ate supper and then chored. I started to cut Sophie an every-day dress but Rena, Lemoyne, Charlotte and Yvonne came so I worked Jig-Saw Puzzle, had a sick-headache in eve and it was a sick-one. I got dizzy and faint and sweat so had to go to bed right after supper. Paul started to fix chimney and it was too windy so he started to fix back-porch, tore it down and started it by building over. Sophie got meals and all the necessary work and baked bread. A Mr. G.W. Cahill of Colome as address and 8 miles east of Winner with 2 other men stopped here to see if Will would take 50 head cattle to pasture, also a Mr. Metrick of near Ben McKathnies, S.W. Winner is bringing some as he was here yesterday a.m. as we were going to church so no stay long but got the address of brand recorder at Pierre, So. Dak. and went back. Moses Eagle Feather, Moses Blue Horse and another Indian boy staid all night, went home to Parmelee to-day.

April 22, 1934

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1934 April 22nd Sunday

Bright, nice day. A new born colt down so got it in and fed milk. Paul read and visited with Ed’s family for they brought Sophie and I back from church. Will took us up. Elmer’s car broke, Carl fixed it and Elmer and Leo went to store in p.m.

April 21, 1934

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1934 April 21st Saturday

A Real strong N.W. wind and dusty but early morning was S.W. wind. I felt better to-day but Will feeling bad with a cold so laid down in a.m. and in p.m. he and Elmer went to John Boyds, where they castrated some calves also first went to Claude Allen’s to see Mr. but he not home so went on to Boyds, also to Harry and Louise’s to see how Dorthy Mae’s burns are getting along but she is better. I finished my striped dress all but the buttons and sewed Sophie an apron, she got a meal and mopped kitchen and front-room, all the other work. Paul Meyers walked in from road south of here by School-house as he rode that far with Ed and Lemoyne going to Waltons and when he got here, he and Elmer hauled the sand to fix Chimney and it was so windy that Paul only fixed part of way to get to chimney to build over and he then read magazines.

April 20, 1934

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1934 April 20th Friday

Bright, N.W. wind and chilly. I had a cold in my head and didn’t do much but slept in a.m. and p.m. played solitaire. Ed Haisch left for home this morning. Chevrolet Salesman and wife here in a.m. and Will and Elmer took a ride to west gate but we no buy. Sophie did all the work and baked bread and baked 2 lemon-pie and we had one for dinner. Elmer gave stock hay and he and Will got broncho ready and in p.m. drove it to the store and Will bum also.

April 19, 1934

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1934 April 19th Thursday

Another strong N.W. wind and real dusty and chilly in wind but sun shone bright. I wrote letters in a.m. and Will and Elmer went to Chauncey’s after choring and gave stock hay to exchange battery on car and after dinner Will and I to Valentine and he paid the last of Legion Lumber bill on bowery floor for he got check Monday at Tom Sazama’s where Carl Anderson left it as he purchased 5 panels of the floor so that is that and real fine for not more worry on that bill, and he also paid grazing permit bond to Joe. H. May and I took an Osteopathic treatment of Dr. E. A. Wise and back to O. Ross’s where we got Will’s shoes and thimbles for chimney that he got at Winner today, home at dark and Ed Haisch here for night as he wants Will take 50 head of his cattle now for summer also a Chevrolet Salesman from Winner and Guy Bailey and another man to see if Will to take to pasture. Elmer got in a new-born calf from west of the field and did the necessary work in p.m. Sophie ironed clothes, all the other work and mopped kitchen floor and had supper ready.

April 18, 1934

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1934 April 18th Wednesday

Bright and Strong N.W. wind came up and dusty and let down a little lateĀ  p.m. and a clear eve. Ed & Paul Meyers came and Paul went to Pierce’s, back to Ross’s, walked here and back to Ross’s for night. Will and Ed went to Dallas & Gregory, back for supper. Elmer gave stock hay, went to hay-land and took Fitch’s cattle home and brought Brownie back from the Hidden Timber pasture where Bud Whiting put him and he crossed Paul over river on Saddle-horse. Sophie got meals and all the work, separated and swept. I made out orders to Mail Order Houses and sewed a little on my dress. Will stopped at Harry’s & Louise’s and Dorthy Mae is better but restless. Will and Ed also went to Harvey H. Hawkins and Mrs. paid him for part on 2 team horses, $40.00, $5.00 cash and $35.00 check.

April 17, 1934

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1943 April 17th Tuesday

Cool morning, bright, nice, and breeze from S.W. enough to dry clothes for Sophie washed to-day and got meals. I sewed on my shirt-waist dress, slept in p.m., read the mail and visited with Mrs. John Boyd (Lavira) and after supper we all looked at Indian treaty-book and Noble & Narvin, Mose and Mrs. Boyd went home at 10 p.m. Mrs. & Mose to Rosebud & St. Francis and Noble and Narvin staid here to help, vaccinated, brand and castrate calves. Will and Noble fixed fence in p.m. west of house and Elmer and Narvin drove cattle out north and Elmer gave stock hay in a.m.

April 16, 1934

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1934 April 16th Monday

Bright, warm after a cool morning. I finished the diary and financial account, then picked out things from catalogue also Sophie packed her things and late p.m. I started to sew my shirt-waist dress and Sophie and I played Rummy in p.m., she got meals and all the work and I played solitaire early eve, and after supper, Will, Sophie, Elmer and I tried string tying and string puzzles. Narvin & Noble came and Elmer and they cut calves out and put load of hay on rack and it was a double load, then Elmer chored and Noble and Narvin got Narvin’s car started and they all went toward Harry’s & Louise’s and met Will so Elmer came back with him. Will went to Rosebud and broke Elmer’s car (a rod), had O.A. Ellis of Wood pull him to Mission where he got it fixed, came to Harry’s with the stuff he got for Dorthy Mae’s Burns and home. Orville Hepburn here to-day to see Will.

April 15, 1934

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1934 April 15th Sunday

Bright but N.W. wind was strong and dusty at times. Elmer got in late from dance but chored with Will’s help but Will can’t mail yet on account of cut finger, they went to Tracy Snyders to see if Will is to pasture his cattle, then to Harry and Louise’s and Dorthy Mae was scalded by pulling tea-kettle on her feet, so Harry came over in p.m. and got necessaries for her burns such as Sweet Oil, Unguentine, Gauze and Absorbent Cotton, as there was none at O’Kreek to-day and Dorthy is in a serious condition so must be kept at home for cure of burns. Elmer went to practice ball at H.T. in p.m. and back to chore in eve. and staid for the night at home although Sunday evening. Ben Clausen here to-day and visited with Will and I in p.m. I baked raisin pie in a.m., played solitaire in p.m. started to rest and Harry came so I got up. Sophie did all the work.