1923 Jan. 2nd Tuesday.
Was a little cloudy but warm and better p.m. William walked out & they snapped corn on B.’s. I was feeling bad.
1933 Jan. 2nd Monday.
This is a nice bright day except late p.m. was some clouds but they passed away. I got meals rested in p.m. gathered some cobs. Wm & Will chored and Wm took cattle and horses to the field and worked at fence and looked at traps. Will & Roy put 3 loads hay in barn and all visited with Jay Tate late p.m. who came in his car and we have no gasoline so one running a car now seems to us very fortunate. Ben looked at his traps and he and Mr. Lattimore went fishing.
1943 Jan. 2nd Saturday.
Snowed last night, was cold North wind, cloudy and some snow fell in day. W.D. chored and measured window for east side Wagner House was 4 in. too short so he took window to Whiting Store so Mail-man could exchange and bring another longer [one on] Monday and he went to look for plank to move his buildings and went to Frank Van Epps to buy a hog house and chicken house[,] came late to dinner for he got a load of sand to fix foundation at Wagner east side of house. He brought kindling here from Wagner Place. Got salt at Whiting Store in p.m. Will puttied Wagner west windows and painted them also. He didn’t feel well on account of coughing, cold on lungs so laid down in p.m. Elsie helps with meals, washes dishes swept floors down and upstairs and mopped kitchen. I laid down in p.m. got up so sick on account of eating too many boiled-beans at noon also sweet Potatoes and custard, boiled Pork and baked potatoes, which I fixed this forenoon. This is 2nd day of the New Year and we haven’t seen any one near here or even traveling on the highways so I guess gas rationing keeps folks close to home.
1953 Jan. 2nd Friday
Bright, nice day. Men gave cattle their cobs and Dan gave cattle hay in bull-pen and worked at fixing Burmas and took one in his Pick Up down to Bull-pen. Wm, Leo and Billie came in their car and Will and Mr. Abbott went in our Pick Up back to Abbotts to get a large Male Hog to take to Winner to sell at Sale Ring. He got $61.00 for it must [have] weighed 600 lbs. Wasn’t weighed just guessed the price as so, so. They came home early. Will had dinner at Abbotts and Coffee and rolls in town, got only a few groceries. I got what eats we had and played solitaire. Never saw Betty or Calvin to-day nor any one else.