1942 Aug. 31st Monday
Cloudy, damp, began to mist and real rain in forenoon and again a cloud in late afternoon brought a real shower, sun shone during mid-day. I got breakfast and dinner, dinner was at 2 p.m. for Will and I started for Valentine, took 5 old roosters and was to get chicken feed. We met Mr. and Mrs. Wm Abbott and Cora Ann coming here to sharpen sickles just east of Thomas Whiting’s Jr. so they got in with us and we went to Valentine as planned and got business attended, some beef-steak and ice-cream and came home to a late dinner. Abbott and Will put a pole on Abbott cow in round corral and let her and calf out, they went to River pasture so fence don’t stop them yet. Abbott sharpened sickles and Will fixed fence around trees east of house at old Garden. Gerald went to Jones Stacking Outfit—no one there so came home to get stacker and sweeps to north side [of] Wagner Place and turned horses in horse pasture south of house. Will paid him some on Stacking and He went home to go some place in the car, for they will leave here soon to live at Bert Roundy’s, as Dell Furrey will got to Army Oct. 1st, and Gerald has Cattle and hogs, also Roundy’s work to be done. We never ate supper, had Lemonade and cookies before Abbotts left.