1923 Jan. 3rd Wednesday.
Was cloudy most of day and cold until towards — just lovely. Will & William snapped corn and finished on hill on B’s. I was sick so just baked bread and the meals and went for mail in eve. The men are very tired as they covered a lot of territory.
1933 Jan. 3rd, Tuesday
Bright, nice day. Yesterday was S.W. breeze and to-day N.W. but not too windy to put hay in barn for Will & Roy put 5 loads hay and one of oats not threshed. Wm looked at traps, took stock to field and got same in eve and worked at hog shed in garden. I got meals, baked a walnut-cocoa cake, started to make apple-jell but no thick. John Sloss of Crazy Hole here to see if he could get Red Cross Flour, he came horse-back and it is all of 10 miles or more down there, so horse traveling is coming back this winter for Berry is now our Governor. I cooked dried-corn and pork bones for dinner also made some sauce this day. I feel bum so rested in p.m. and gathered cobs in eve. The stock enjoy feeding in the field but are beginning to destroy oats in stack so must haul it in.
1943 Jan. 3rd Sunday.
Was 2 degrees below zero at 10 a.m. so must of been real cold in night and early morning sun shone and a Northwest breeze. Last night some wind and snow fell that it was piled in roads to-day. We got breakfast and at noon a lunch of vegetable soup and sandwiches. Elsie swept floors and washed dishes this forenoon. I baked a spice-cake, put brown sugar, walnut icing on it. Elsie fixed jello last eve and we took cake, Jello and sandwiches to Tom and Sadie Whiting’s 29th Wedding Anniversary. Had a nice lunch of sandwiches, plenty of cake, jello 2 kinds and whipped cream, pickles, coffee and cream. They got presents of rugs, lace-table cloth, silver Dollar[,] dresser scarf and sugar and creamer. We all played pitch and some 500. Prizes of High and low went to Leonard, a box [of] cigars and [to] me a knife holder. Mrs. Wallace Gran [got] stationary and Graydon Hallack, an ash tray. We got home at dark. Those there were Mr. and Mrs. Jay Tate, Raymond and Dick, they left in a little while to go to 4H Meeting [at] Schneiderweit School-house, then to Carl Andersons to see Pauline, who is home from Sioux Falls, where she and Mildred are attending Beauty and Secretarial Schools. Mildred is working now.
Those at Tom’s besides Tates were, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Gehlsen,; Rita Marie and Bobby, Mr. & Mrs. Graydon Hallock, Judy & Graydon Baair, Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Whiting and Gary, Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Gran, Betty and Leonard, Mr. & Mrs. Wm Chauncey. Mrs. Thomas F. Whiting Jr. and Doris, Mr. & Mrs. Wm Van Epps and Billie, Will and I. Will’s cough is worse this eve and I have indications of a cold again but after a french-fried toast supports bed.
1953 Jan. 3rd Saturday
Partly cloudy but not bad. Dan and Will ground alfalfa this a.m. for Bulls and Calves and in p.m. ground ear corn for them also. I got eats, played solitaire and Men did odd jobs then Will no feel good. I never saw Betty and Calvin. Don’t know if they went to Mission.