1923 Jan. 7th Sunday.
A bright, warm day but damp as snow melted quite a bit. We did ordinary work and planned on selling our place and moving to Todd Co., as the pigs have the flu, and several died. In p.m. we went up town and Will took Louise out to L—-‘s where she starts to each in morning and mud on hill north of town caused buggy single-tree to [break]. It didn’t take him long so we came back to chore and talk about going to Todd Co., S. Dak.
1933 Jan. 7th Saturday.
Bright, nice day. I got meals and baked a cake and fixed some clothes. Will & Roy hauled oats-hay and finished in p.m. Wm went to where Mose Boyd was husking-corn for Elshires on Dave’s land and in a.m. looked at cane on Ben’s to see if any Ross-cattle. Cecil & Pete Haukaas came in p.m. and said that Jeanette died yesterday morning at 4 a.m. and her body is at Grandma Pawnee’s, St. Francis, awaiting burial Monday at 2 p.m.
[Lisa’s note: Jeanette was Harriet’s niece.]
1943 Jan. 7th Thursday.
Elsie and I did the usual work. Cloudy, snowing when we got up at 8:15 a.m. was 10 above, creeped up towards 30 above by noon. Wm Van Epps chored. Billy Chauncey came horseback and Wm V. E. and Will helped him get his team of Mares, he bought sometime ago. He had trouble to make them lead so Will & W.D. went in car to east horse pasture gate to help him, then again Will went in V8 and helped him to Wm Chauncey’s Sr. home. Will had dinner there but was sick with cold so [did] not eat much. He came via Whiting Store, got mail and Parcel Post of things I sent for before New Years, and both Sears and Wards no got several things. I just laid down when Will came in so have a sore throat and it is going down to my lungs so now I cough as Will has done for 2 weeks and he still coughs terrible at nights and has a headache to-day. He painted some windows. He has east and 2 west windows of Wagner house and 1 coop in here fixing, putting in some panes and painting. Wm Van Epps gave cattle here and in bull-pen some sudan also those at Wagner Shed, had to put some calves back in bull-pen and fix fence and feed bunks.
1953 Jan. 7th Wednesday
Bright, nice day. I am fixing income and quit a little to lunch and rest as it is so tedious. Men fed cattle and I think Will got mail and mailed letters for 5 Dress Shirts for Will from New Process Company, Warren, Pennsylvania and Sub. to Household Magazine, Topeka, Kansas. Income is near completed, am I glad. I got eats and read a little after supper and some solitaire.