1923 Jan. 8th Monday.
Rainy in forenoon and p.m. bright and N.W. breeze a little cool but nice for winter. Will took horses to pasture and got Biddy at Ableidingers, on return a load [of] hay. Tom Ernest stopped in yard on way to Spencer and [on] return. I washed fruit-Jars that were put back on Cabinet. In p.m. we hauled water from B.’s in order to wash and Will also hauled Alfalfa. We got Leroy Whitcher photo from Albion, Nebr.
1933 Jan. 8th Sunday.
Bright, nice day. Wm and I went to Mass at St. Therese Chapel, Hidden Timber at 10:30 a.m. and Fr. Martin had Mass for Jeanette Whiting Haukaas who will be buried tomorrow at St. Francis. Those present [were] Ed Whiting Family, Myself, Wm, Tom, Thomas, Stanley, Harold Whiting, Tom Bergin, Henley Boyd, Mr. & Mrs. B. J. Wagner, Mr. & Mrs. L. A Hutchins and Clyde, Abe Turgeon Family, Armbruster Family, Coash (?) Family, Mrs. Sinclair and Sons, Mrs, Martin, Mr. & Mrs. James Mann and Norma Jean. Wm went with Fr. Martin to St. Francis and Lemoyne and I went to Wheelers, Roundys and Winner where we got flowers, saw Harry Furrey at O’Kreek, stopped at Roundys then Carl Olivers. Wheelers where Mrs. Wheeler kept flowers for a wreath for Jeanette. Will chored and went to Ralph Walton and had supper so when Lemoyne and I got back, we went to Hutchins and Mrs. & Clyde came down with us, Roy horse-back and went to Ben’s but no Will there and he came in from Walton later. Lemoyne took Maggie & Clyde back home and Will & I went to bed as I am all in and oh! so tired I can scarcely go any longer. Mrs. Earl Hatten was at Mass with Ed’s and Kenneth took [her] and Rena to St. Francis this p.m.
1943 Jan. 8th Friday.
After some clouds and frosty, foggy morning was a sun shiny day. I got up late for Wm Van Epps took Elsie and Billy to Carl Gehlsen’s last eve after supper, got back at midnight so I thought no hurry to get up this morn. Elsie will wash ours and their clothes at Gehlsen’s for they have a basement and [there] won’t be any steam in living quarters. Will and I have had colds to-day but his head doesn’t ache as it did last night. He gave chickens scraps, got in window from coop to put in new panes and paint it, also finished painting east Wagner window. W.D. chored, hauled hay to fill feed rack in bull-pen and gave stock sudan.
1953 Jan. 8th Thursday.
Bright, nice day. Men caked cattle and Will and Dan took the Income Reports [Ours] to Jack R. Martin, Carter, Tripp Co., S.D. and he filled them [out] some while Dan and Will went to Winner in Our Pick-Up to have Lloyd Blomstrom, Winner, fix Dan and Betty’s. They had to wait until 3 p.m. for Blomstrom to get to Dan’s so ate dinner and looked at New Pick Ups to talk getting a New One Each, Ours [a] Ford and Dan [a] Studebaker, but want too [much] Cash for Difference. When they came back to Carter, Dan Had Lew Andrea fix Lights on Pick Up for Inspection for a New License. They came home early and got a few groceries at Winner. I had to write down a lot of business and diary as Income now off my hands. Got 2 meals also read some and played solitaire. Betty came up but [I did not] see Calvin.