1939 Sept. 2nd Saturday
Bright, very hot in fact I just perspired at times sitting in front room, had to close one [window] on account east wind blew papers around, makes it more hot, but was a nice eve. I got meals, laid down in p.m. and played solitaire, listened to radio for Poland and Germany are fighting and England and France are about to enter. Will and Narvin chored and fixed the barn windows in the shanty. Bud Whiting was here last eve just as we got back from Winner and wants to know when they [can] mow hay for Narvin on Moses’s land.
1940 Sept. 2nd Monday
Bright, hot day, South wind quite dusty at times, was warm last night and again this eve. I got only breakfast for Seth chored and got his family and we went to Labor Day Celebration at Winner. Got there for the Parade, and had a nice place north of Weeks Filling Station facing north to road from Fair Grounds. The Parade consisted of American Legion, Civil War, Spanish War Veterans, Indian Scouts with Carl Nelson in the lead and a lot of Indians, Butte, Nebr., White River and Winner Bands, Floats, a lot of them. God Bless America was nice by Women’s Clubs. The Mountaineers was real nice. Saw Foster May, W.O.W. Radio, New Commentator and Chevrolet Dealer announcer. He has light [hair?] and is not so tall, for reached George Bailey, Winner, just above the shoulders. A good looking man, always smiling. The Jimmie Lynch Death-Dodgers were at Fair Grounds. Home at sunset.